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Liberalism Versus Blacks

Damien4 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 12:20 PM
They do (sentence 2)- they have rationalized that the cause of all problems stems from the individual's rights. They champion the state- so we call them Statists. Very nice people, some of them my friends(foreshadowing of Iced Earth - The Glorious Burden). I was totally shocked when in our discussions we got to the root of our disagreement- my indivdual rights vs their state-is-god type of deal. It still boggles my mind how one can reach that conclusion. I asked them to read one book, 'Basic Economics' by the good Doctor here. I guess I should remind them. The intelligent elders of the left leaning folks I talk to make quite a good lemon face when we breach Dr. Sowell's writings. They do not like him :)
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?

San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city's total population has grown.

Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city....