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POLITICS: Why this black woman isn’t a Democrat

Letter by Constance V. Walden, University Place on Feb. 2, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 68 Comments »
February 2, 2012 2:03 pm

In America, black citizens vote in vast majorities traditionally for the Democratic Party rather than the Republican Party. I think it is because the Democrats always offer them money and ” fairness,” even though every time Democrats are in the ruling majority, the poverty and dependency of black and white citizens alike only seem to increase.

The Republican Party encourages work, freedom and opportunity for growth by personal means, while it was the Democrats who offer dependency and reliance on government.

Democrats stand for things that tend to go against basic Christian morals. They are for gay marriage and, for the most part, actively promote it. They are for abortion. They tend to be anti-Christian in regards to displaying Scripture and crosses in public places, while at the same time, they tolerate other religions, even promoting their teachings in the public schools.

Not many blacks in America have escaped the “plantation” to be on their own. Most blacks prefer to remain safely in the Democrat Party, relying on promised handouts from “Daddy.”

The Republican Party is not perfect, but its policies are more in line with my beliefs. I believe the people, not the government, should have the most rights, and that people should rely on God rather than government.

That is why, I, a black person have chosen not to be a Democrat.

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