It Just won’t go away


IT JUST WON’T GO AWAY! No matter how many of us , who consider ourselves progressive on the issue of race are, there is that segment that continues to point out the difference. The political references to our President is a significant one that embarrasses this country to no end. This country was founded on a few premises. One is religion. The freedom to worship as one chooses, the right to bear arms, the right to a trial and to stand before our accusers, and if some of you didn’t know, a penal colony. The state of Georgia, was a penal colony that England sent its unwanted criminals and prostitutes to, as well as Australia. Race became an issue in this country in 1680, when indentured slavery was on the way out.The term "White" was introduced into the fabric of this country.Now how do we interfuse Whiteness and God? Christianity does not include hate, nor discrimination. I point this out because the issue of race is so deep that a way to even start the discussion takes thought, and planning . The colonial era dealt with it by brain washing themselves into believing that Africans weren’t human. That has lasted until the civil rights era came about with laws passed to force some people to be tolerant{christian}.There are still too many people who still feel that people of color are subhuman. The Voting Rights Act literally reshaped the political landscape; it was the most significant Act since reconstruction. When Bush jr. ran for his second term, the number of young people who voted was staggering. The young believed what we told them about not complaining if you don’t vote, only to see that it just wasn’t true. They could not forget the first election that was stolen from Al Gore by the Bushes, especially Jeb Bush, governor of Florida. Now that we have an outright person of color in the white house, the issue of race is the foremost thought on so many peoples minds. The scrutiny of his every action is a mockery of fair play. For those who claim to be Christians, I think these words are befitting: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord", "When the righteous rules, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan." Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people." Theses words are never more true than today. What legacy of faith and politics will this generation leave for the next? What do the rich know that most of us can only guess at? The people are groaning and blaming the color of the man in the office of President. Leaders for generations have wisely recognized that the quality of government depends more upon the quality and character of leaders than upon any other factor. It seems now that the powers that be are trying to do away with religion, that there are very few people who measure up. There is always some scandal, or dirt being slung on every politician, and the very word politician congers up slick, sly, speaking with two tongues, not to be trusted, defines the type of persons that run for political offices today.Our system needs to be overhauled. Principles need to be adhered to. Our country is on a downslide, and everyone is just watching it slide.Is the color of ones skin more important than getting the job done?
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