I had been anticipating Thomas Sowells remarks in his weekly column on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther Kings speech, and I wasnt disappointed. In his inimitable way, he points out in his Aug. 28 column the pros and cons of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. He cites much progress but also much retrogression, and states that no one wants to take responsibility for the policies and ideologies that have led to the dismantling of the black families.
He said that civil rights were necessary but education and job skills were crucial, and that government cannot give you these things. All it can do is make them available.
Here I think is where the Democratic Party can step up and take the blame. They have given and given and given until now it makes it easier than working for it. The Democrats are out for votes, not help! This is why they want 11 million new voters with immigration amnesty. This is why they do not want the voter ID laws so that the cheaters and dead in Chicago can vote many times. I think Dr. King's content of character doesn't mean much in the present-day Democratic Party.
Dr. Sowell takes the race hustlers to task on lack of character with their promotion of racism, and believes Dr. Kings message is moving in a reverse direction. He says, There are people today who talk justice when they really mean payback. I don't think Dr. King would approve of that attitude.
Great column, Dr. Sowell. Your content of character is right on!