Letter to the Editor

Dems are too far left, says executive

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Dems are too far left, says executive

To the editor:

Has the Democratic Party gone too far left for minority Americans?

Bob Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television and one of the nation's first African-American billionaires, recently said in an interview on CNBC that the Democratic party had lurched "too far left for him", by embracing higher taxes, runway government spending, and socialist schemes, like the New Green Deal. Have you noticed lately more emphasis is being put on meatless hamburgers and now scientist are spending their time on growing poultry meat in petri dishes in labs? (Coincidence, I don't think so. Just another plot to move the Green Deal).

Mr. Johnson further stated, "that some programs" are being pushed (by hopeful Democrat Presidential candidates) are not resonating with the majority of the American people.

Mr. Johnson gave President Trump credit for growing the economy and creating jobs. (130,000 created in month of August). He acknowledged the economy is doing great, particularly reaching populations that have had very bad problems in terms of jobs, employment, and the opportunities that come with employment.

These comments-by a prominent African American and Democrat-point to salient political developments. President Trump's economic policies are creating more jobs and opportunity for women, African Americans, and Hispanics. Many of these folks were disappointed and left behind in the Obama administration.

By contrast, President Trump's policies have led to the creation of nearly 6 million jobs, and 60 percent of those jobs have gone to women, African-Americans, and Hispanics. In fact, the current African-American unemployment rate is the lowest ever recorded. The achievement of passing the First Step Act by this administration, has benefited the community.

President Trump supports school choice and charter schools which tends to benefit minority children who otherwise would attend public schools that are not safe and/or where children cannot learn. In Florida in 2018, Governor Ron DeSantis pledged to defend and expand current scholarships to over 300,000 students. In contrast the Democrat nominee, Andrew Gillum vowed to abolish the scholarships. (I believe parents have the obligation to find the best school they can for their children. We do not need government to tell us which school to send our children.)

If the Democratic party continues what Bob Johnson correctly calls its move to the far left, with agenda of massive tax increases, Big government, late term abortion (infanticide) and opposition to the state of Israel, many Hispanic and African-American Christians may find they cannot support such an extreme agenda. It is our job as Christians to educate people on the Democratic "platform" of these presidential candidates.

"The Bible says with God there is no respecter of persons (Romans 2:8). We are all equal in His sight. As Christians, we have a responsibility to reach out to our brothers and sisters in Christ regardless of their race or ethnic background and share facts about issues. If the Democratic party continues to be dominated by extremist like Congresswoman Alexandria Cortez, and anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, voters will need to abandon the Democratic party and vote their Biblical beliefs and values", as stated by Dr. Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition.

Stella Adcock


--Research from desk of Dr. Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition

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  • Does not matter. People in Bedford County will not elect a moderate to conservative Democrat to state or national office.

    -- Posted by Grit on Tue, Sep 17, 2019, at 9:07 AM
  • Compare JFK to modern democrats and the difference is extreme.

    As soon as JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you", he'd be run out of town on a rail.

    -- Posted by quietmike on Wed, Sep 18, 2019, at 11:47 AM
  • That is not what I have observed. There is a lot of volunteer work from Democrats.

    -- Posted by Grit on Thu, Sep 19, 2019, at 9:16 AM
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