Democrats and racism
10/25/2018, 6 a.m.
Democrats hide their racism by accusing their opponents of the same. This happens on two such issues as immigration and abortion.
Regarding immigration, Gov. Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat, vetoed the sanctuary cities bill, while U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine called sanctuary cities a “phantom.” Both of these guys need to have their heads examined. This demonstrates no desire to protect Virginia citizens or to obey federal law. The non-citizen is their priority.
Think about this. If a black man, or any citizen, is stopped for a traffic violation and has an outstanding warrant, he will be taken in and locked up — sanctuary city or not.
Herein lies the racism. In a sanctuary city, an illegal alien stopped for a traffic violation and wanted for an immigration violation could be taken in. But a funny thing happens. Federal law requires local law enforcement to notify U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and hold the person for pickup. In sanctuary cities, some will hold the illegals for 15 minutes and release them. Other cities will just release them. In plain language, the black man goes to jail and the illegal bypasses jail. What’s wrong with this picture?
What is important is that Republicans are focused on properly enforcing immigration laws. Democratic elected officials are willing to disobey those same laws at the peril of the citizens they are to protect.
The second issue is abortion. Abortion is a top killer in our community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African-Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population and 37 percent of all abortions nationally.
In some cities, the abortion rate is higher than the birth rate among black Americans. Translation — negative black population growth.
There is a no more racist or evil organization than Planned Parenthood, whose political strength is based in the Democratic Party. By killing the black unborn, they have truly achieved the desire of the Ku Klux Klan. Such a coincidence that the Klan was founded by the Democratic Party.
By way of President Trump, Republicans are moving to defund Planned Parenthood. That should greatly negate the genocide occurring in the black community. If we do not respect life in the beginning, we will surely not respect it in the end.
Racism is targeted to our emotions to deflect our thinking. It is time for black America to understand the Democrats’ hidden racism. It is time for black America to walk away from the Democratic Party and its agenda.
JAMES M. QUASH JR.
The writer served as Portsmouth GOP chairman from 1996 to 1998.