The Conscience of the Unhyphenated American
The Conscience of the Unhyphenated American, by Christopher Harris
Jim DeMint, President of The Heritage Foundation, and former U.S. Senator from South Carolina, was a guest on ‘Vocal Point’ radio show last week with Jerry Newcombe of ‘Truth In Action Ministries,’ and he told the host that “the conscience of the American people” freed the slaves in the 1860′s, not “big government.”
You can listen here Leftist/Regressive/Socialist-minded Black Marxist Roland Martin at Newsone attempted to twist things, saying “Republicans love to keep bringing up slavery”.
This is amazing hypocrisy on the part of folks like Mr. Martin, because the DNC couldn’t survive without continually invoking slavery and themes associated with slavery, thereby stoking grievances and promoting the idea of a “HYPHENATED-AMERICA.” They do this ironically, under the guise of celebrating diversity.
Meanwhile those of us here at #UnhyphenatedAmerica are the ones who truly believe that diversity is more than color.
Diversity is about culture, and our culture is America. We don’t believe in hyphenations or anything that attempts to divide our people from a common cause.
Here is an excerpt from the interview:
DeMint: This progressive, the whole idea of being progressive is to progress away from those ideas that made this country great. What we’re trying to conserve as conservative are those things that work. They work today, they work for young people, they work for minorities and we can change this country and change its course very quickly if we just remember what works.Newcombe: What if somebody, let’s say you’re talking with a liberal person and they were to turn around and say, ‘that Founding Fathers thing worked out really well, look at that Civil War we had eighty years later.’DeMint: Well the reason that the slaves were eventually freed was the Constitution, it was like the conscience of the American people.Unfortunately there were some court decisions like Dred Scott and others that defined some people as property, but the Constitution kept calling us back to ‘all men are created equal and we have inalienable rights’ in the minds of God. But a lot of the move to free the slaves came from the people, it did not come from the federal government. It came from a growing movement among the people, particularly people of faith, that this was wrong. People like Wilberforce who persisted for years because of his faith and because of his love for people. So no liberal is going to win a debate that big government freed the slaves. In fact, it was Abraham Lincoln, the very first Republican, who took this on as a cause and a lot of it was based on a love in his heart that comes from God.”
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