THE NAACP IS WRONG!
The following note from Pastor Stephen Broden, challenger for TX D30, came in this morning.
THE NAACP IS WRONG!
The NAACP’s July 13th resolution denouncing the Tea Party movement as ‘racist’ raises more doubts about the discernment and judgment of those who voted at the NAACP convention, than about the Tea Party itself.
As a proud black American and frequent speaker at Tea Party events all across the U.S., I can assure you that the Tea Party movement is not racist, and is instead dedicated to our founding principles; not the least of which are the ‘self evident’ truths that ‘all men are created equal’ and are ‘endowed by their Creator [not by government] with certain inalienable rights…’ .
Tea Party activists are among the strongest supporters of my campaign for US Congress. Never at any Tea Party event have I witnessed racially offensive conduct, signs or rhetoric. Supposed racist activity claimed by some may have even been introduced by infiltrators, intent on discrediting the Tea Party. Even if accusations of racism by a handful were proven; it would be wrong to denounce the entire Tea Party for the unendorsed actions of a few. This is a lesson NAACP leadership has learned and taught for a century.
What seems to have happened is that NAACP members who voted for the resolution fell victim to politically motivated deception perpetrated by liberals being criticized by Tea Partiers, and whose false accusations are repeated by a media willing to perpetuate such deception. The racial issue is a ‘red herring’ designed to create division and deflect from the real concerns of an overreaching, overspending, out-of-control liberal government.
Irresponsible accusations by the NAACP denigrate its reputation and undermine the legitimacy of claims made by true victims of racism. The NAACP ought to be more concerned about the devastating effects of liberal policies on many blacks in America; effects such as educational shortcomings, neighborhood violence, and a profit-seeking abortion industry that literally targets low income, black neighborhoods.
I stand with Americans of every race who reject the institutional elitists, and who insist that America return to its Constitutional roots. For that reason, I ask that you join the battle today by DONATING as much as possible, and by VOLUNTEERING to help in any way you can.
Thank You and God Bless the U.S.A.