The Dream Deferred
by Holly Westefeld
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What, indeed, would the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. think of the United States' first mulatto president? If it was his dream that everyone "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character," has that moment truly arrived? had our new president's genetic mix caused him to resemble his maternal side of the family, would he be our president today? If not, aren't we still judging by skin color? Had Obama's and McCain's skin tones been reversed, and their views unchanged, which one would have been taking the oath of office? Won't the true fulfillment of the dream be when we stop hyphenating ourselves and acknowledge only one human race, created by God, all descendants of Adam and Noah?
What character content would have been important to Dr. King? Would President Obama's character measure up? What would he have thought of a man who is unwilling to provide complete and conclusive documentation of his constitutional eligibility to run for president? What would he have thought of a man who touts his long-term membership in a church as evidence of his Christian beliefs, then repudiates its pastor for his teaching when it proves a political liability? Either Obama was not an active enough participant to know what was being taught, thus invalidating church membership as support for his faith, or he knew exactly what was being taught and did not find it objectionable enough to change churches. No matter how you slice it, it reeks of hypocrisy in the least, not to mention treachery toward his friend/shepherd. How can anyone trust the character of someone who has demonstrated such callous inclination toward betrayal?
What would he think of a man who receives a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, which places 3/4 of its facilities in minority neighborhoods and is the leading contributor to the 50-60% genocide of pre-born black children, killing more blacks in three days than the nation's lynchings of nearly nine decades? What would he think of a man who supports the "civil rights" of unrepentant sinners who can vote, over the innocent lives of black babies who are disposed of as medical waste, unable to present their mangled bodies before politicians to voice how their "life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness" have been trampled? What would he think of a man who supports the business of abortion, which nearly quintuples the risk of black women over the age of fifty to develop breast cancer? What would he think of a man who seems to offer no plan to promote traditional marriage, of which the 34% decline since the 1970's perpetuates poverty and delinquency in the black community?
Who would have a better position to speculate on such questions than the niece of Dr. King. "I know in my heart that if Uncle Martin were alive today, he would join with me in the greatest civil rights struggle of this generation - the recognition of the unborn child's basic right to life," Alveda King told LifeNews.com.
Barack Obama said, ďIíve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I donít want them punished with a baby.Ē Punished with a baby!? According to the Bible, children are a heritage from the Lord. It also cautions that what we sow we shall reap. How can Obama claim to be teaching his daughters values and morals if he neglects the foundational principle that actions have consequences? It is the height of negligence for a parent to fail to teach their offspring personal responsibility--that it is best to endeavor to avoid making mistakes, but once one is made to own up to it and do what is right, not try to hide it, pretending it was never made. A living being is not like a spelling mistake on a chalkboard, expunged with the flip of an eraser, blithely replaced with the correct appearance. Living beings are being murdered to hide their parents' lack of self-control and failure to adhere to God's plan for the family. People's lives are forever scarred by the taking of a child's life through abortion, punishing them more than a baby ever could have. What kind of Christian role model is that?
In California, blacks were castigated for voting in overwhelming support of Proposition 8, the amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as being between one man and one woman, yet they also voted in overwhelming numbers for Barack Obama for president, despite his opposition to the amendment. What else could account for this disparity other than skin color out-weighing character? Also, in a couple of surveys, blacks who said they planned to vote for Obama demonstrated utter ignorance of his positions, telling interviewers that they supported his pro-life views and choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. We can't, of course, know just how much of the black vote for Obama was cast in such ignorance of his real positions, but again it is clear that a portion of the black vote was received because of his skin color, not his character/ideology.
Let's not kid ourselves. Only some of the dream has been fulfilled. White democrats still voted for the democrat, regardless of his skin color. At least some blacks, on the other hand, voted for him exclusively because of his skin color. It will be a wonderful day when those who cannot abide Obama's ideology, who also pay no attention to skin color, will have a candidate of color for whom they can vote who has an untarnished character and shares the same ideology of faith, life, and traditional family, but it could be a while if he or she has already been one of the millions of victims of the black holocaust supported by President Obama's Illinois and US Senate voting records. The dream is, indeed, deferred.
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Interesting screed. Are you praying for him?
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