Sheriff David A. Clarke has become a favorite of ours here at Eagle Rising over the last year because of his stances on crime and the 2nd Amendment. He has caused quite a stir in his home state of Wisconsin for suggesting that citizens take the prerogative to defend themselves, because the job of police is to investigate crime, not stop it. He even earned some liberal ire by appearing at CPAC this year to discuss how more legal guns among law abiding citizens would mean less crime in a community.
Well, Sheriff Clarke is earning our admiration in a whole new way now with his perspective on education in the inner city. He recently took to the pages of the Washington Times to excoriate liberals for their racist and harmful views on how minority groups should be treated differently from white communities.
The latest attempt by liberals to help black people is underway in our K-12 urban public schools.
These do-gooders are now defining down socially acceptable behavior for black students in school. Bad behavior is being excused and attempts to hold black kids accountable by enforcing codes of conduct are called racist.
Having a sense of discipline has always been considered a virtue, a redeeming quality, but now its roots are claimed to lie in racism.
White liberal elites have chimed in about school codes of conduct.
Sheriff Clarke’s views on education are sure to earn him more contempt from the left, but they come as a breath of fresh air from conservatives who are fighting to improve education in our poorest communities. Liberals are often quick to attack our views as “anti-minority” or “anti-public education,” when the truth of the matter is – we simply want is best for the children of every community.
In Louisiana, President Obama, Eric Holder, and the Department of Justice are suing to stop Louisiana’s charter school system that is primarily aimed at lifting poor minority students out of poverty. Sadly, the “gainful employment” mess mirrors the Obama administration’s actions in Louisiana. Last year, Attorney General Eric Holder filed a federal lawsuit seeking to impede our state’s innovative school choice program. Despite the fact that minority students comprise the overwhelming majority of school choice voucher recipients, Holder and the Justice Department cited federal civil rights laws and cases in seeking to block the voucher program. My administration has fought those efforts because we don’t believe Washington regulations should deny low-income and African-American students the quality education they will need to succeed in life.
The reality is that the liberal education program is not about the children. It’s about two things: power and control. Liberals are using our public education system to maintain current power and to ensure future control. Public Schools have become liberal indoctrination camps where diversity of thought is frowned upon and only liberal orthodoxy is deemed politically correct. That means that conservative answers to improving education cannot be allowed – even if they are completely effective. It also means that the liberal status quo on education must be maintained – even if those liberal policies are the problem.
But Sheriff Clarke is having none of that liberal propaganda.
Liberals call their ideology compassionate. I call it hateful.
You would have to absolutely loathe black people to want to keep them mired in generational poverty and ignorance, living in ghettos with high unemployment, with their kids shackled to failing K-12 urban school systems and crime-ridden neighborhoods just to secure a permanent voting majority and to hang onto political power.
This is borderline sociopathic behavior.
Black people are survivors. We have survived slavery, Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination. We can overcome the burden of liberal policies if they just leave us alone to get out of this predicament by ourselves.
I find it insulting that liberals view us in such an infantile manner, implying that we cannot make it without their help.
Once we free our minds of this debilitating government dependency and liberals get their boot off our necks, we can begin to rebuild our community.
Sheriff Clarke is Awesome.
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