Mr. Payne, thank you for addressing the issue of the need for love. Crystal Wright, Linda Chavez, and others have addressed the issue here on TH.com. Bret Stephens weighs in today in the WSJ.
But too many have made it a case for changing philosophy. We need to embrace amnesty for illegals, gay marriage, give in on the need for "revenue" (i.e., tax rate increases). You have put the issue in a better perspective.
I agree we need to "reach out" to minorities. It will take hard work and patience. But it will be for naught if we simply yield ground to the Democrats. The inner-city populations are victims of years of Democrat policy, and they will not be helped by more of the same. We need to get this message across.