The Republican Party has a history of fighting racism and inequality. We freed the slaves and ended involuntary servitude by pushing for the ratification of the 13th Amendment – despite Democratic resistance. Then, the Republican Party ended the perpetuation of slavery by pushing for the ratification of the 14th Amendment – despite Democratic resistance. The 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection and Due Process clauses were needed to end Democrat devised and implemented “vagrancy” statutes and “convict lease systems” that were using the criminal justice system to send black men back to the plantation to work off unjust fines. And, to top it all off, Republicans won voting rights for blacks by pushing for the ratification of the 15th Amendment – despite Democratic resistance.
But along came Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He snatched the black vote away from the GOP during the Great Depression by promising a number of entitlements. It is understandable that blacks were enticed by the promise of government entitlements. Who wouldn’t be? But those government entitlements have not provided permanent “solutions” to “problems” in the black community. In fact, there are no government solutions to problems – whether individual or racial in nature. In politics, there are only trade-offs.
Make no mistake about it: the trade-off for blacks voting for Democratic presidents changed markedly in 1973. That was the year that Roe v. Wade granted a “right” to abortion on demand in America. There is no way that black voters could have anticipated that within a third of a century “choice” would end more than one-half of all black pregnancies. But that is the reality in 21st Century America. There is no honest black man or woman who can drive through a black neighborhood in a major U.S. city without acknowledging the ominous presence of Planned Parenthood. In those neighborhoods, Martin Luther King’s dream has not been realized. But Margaret Sanger’s has. And so the decision you have to make is really very simple: Will the 49% of blacks who survived Roe V. Wade continue to support the murder of 51% of blacks just so they can receive government entitlements? I hope not.
When I become Vice President, I will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. In doing so, I will help restore the right to choose – including the right to choose a president – to millions who would otherwise have been aborted by Democratic policies. So vote for Romney/Adams so that millions of blacks will someday have chance to exercise rights conferred upon them by God and secured by the GOP.
Thank you and good night.
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