Category: Breaking News
Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2012 15:21
Written by Stacey Swimp
The NAACP has released their Annual ‚ÄúReport Card‚ÄĚ for the first session of the 112th Congress. Their Annual Report Card fails to demonstrate a true non-partisan evaluation of public policies. Moreover, it confirms that the N.A.A.C.P. is both Pro-Democrat and Anti-Republican.
The ‚Äúcivil rights‚ÄĚ organization gave every Republican member of the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate an ‚ÄúF‚ÄĚ on what the group says are issues of particular concern to Black citizens. Among those issues are immigration, funding for health care reform, judicial nominations, deep budget cuts, job creation, and criminal justice reform.
The NAACP alleges to be a ‚Äúnon-partisan‚ÄĚ civil rights organization. However, when one examines their Report Card for the 112th Congress, it becomes quite clear that they are decidedly pro-Democrat and anti-Republican.
Unalienable rights are those which God gave to man upon our creation. This fundamental truth is declared in the Declaration of Independence and protected by the U.S. Constitution. In effect, the government is designed to protect our God given rights. Not government given rights.
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs a certain irony in this report card, given that the NAACP believes low test scores for black students in public schools are due to cultural bias in the curriculum,‚ÄĚ said Ron Miller, associate dean and assistant professor of government at Liberty University, and author of SELLOUT: Musings from Uncle Tom‚Äôs Porch. ‚ÄúOne could make the claim that their ‚Äėcurriculum,‚Äô which is heavily weighted toward government-directed and enforced solutions, is culturally biased against Republicans, who have been advocates of self-governance, community-based solutions and a limited central government since before the NAACP started grading Congress.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIn 1954, in Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court ruled that the ‚Äúseparate but equal doctrine‚ÄĚ of the U.S. School system was unconstitutional. The court cited the psychological, sociological, and academic consequences of segregation based on ethnicity, deciding that Black Americans ought to have a right to place their children in the school of their choice. The NAACP, at that time, was the leading voice in the battle for school choice, even helping to create private schools for Black Americans. Times have changed.
In 2011, the N.A.A.C.P. turned its back on equality in education. They joined with teachers‚Äô unions in a lawsuit which sought to prevent twenty charter schools from opening or expanding in buildings shared with traditional public schools.
The Black Employment rate was reported to be 13% in January 2012. Nevertheless, the unemployment rate for blacks is still far higher than the rate for other ethnic groups, as well as the nation as a whole. The national unemployment rate is currently 8.1%.
The Pew Hispanic Center has found that high unemployment rates among Black Americans are partially attributed to the large number of low-skilled immigrants, especially illegal immigrants. Yet, Democrat officials, with the apparent approval of the N.A.A.C.P., support amnesty, a policy that clearly sabotages the struggle for equality that legal Black citizens have fought for.
The Democrat Party has repeatedly opposed Republican-backed legislation that is designed to create a business climate which would benefit Black Americans in particular. This includes repeal of the Davis Bacon Act, which continues to discriminate against Blacks in construction. Repeal of Minimum Wage laws have been opposed by the Democrat Party, though minimum wage hikes have the most egregious effect on Black teen employment rates. Yet, the NAACP gave Democrat Congressional and Senate members a passing grade.
In the final analysis, the N.A.A.C.P.‚Äôs 112th Annual Report Card is an indictment of the fact the civil rights organization has taken clear steps against the God given or unalienable rights of those Americans they claim to defend. Moreover, contrary to their propaganda, they are overwhelmingly anti-constitution, which gives substance to all alleged civil rights legislation.
Editor‚Äôs Note: Stacy Swimp is a conservative commentator, Spokesperson for Project 21, a National Speaker‚Äôs Bureau of Black Conservatives, and President of the Frederick Douglass Society, a Public Policy and Education Institution. He is also host of Contagious Transformation, a Conservative Political Commentary. For additional information visit: stacyswimp.net. You may contact Stacy at: