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Why would a black person be a Republican?

31 Dec

What reason would a black person have to be a black Republican? I’ve seen this question asked in a very perplexed manner by liberals and many blacks and minorities. I’ve even seen anger and vicious attacks brought by white and black liberals towards conservative blacks for being Republican. In all honesty I am perplexed when someone asks why a black man would be a Republican. Here’s my attempt to give some reasons.

First off, let us define what a Republican is because in the recent years we have come to confuse Neo-conservatives with being Republicans. A Republican is someone who prefers a small Federal government that does not intrude into the personal lives of individuals. (hint: I do not consider George W Bush to be a Republican or a conservative for that matter, apparently neither does he). As the GOP is struggling to find itself after the handing of the 2012 presidential election over to Barak Obama, it is emerging that a Republican is someone who wants the U.S constitution followed (in both foreign and domestic affairs) and the Federal government restricted to only the power given to it in the constitution. A Republican would rather have maximum personal responsibility without the Federal government trying to come in and ‘take care of them’ by means of programs and government spending. So now back to the question, why would a black person be a Republican?

Doing away with the income tax. Maybe some blacks would rather keep the money that they work hard for. Maybe some blacks do not believe in the idea of the government using lethal and deadly (literally holding someone at gun point) force in order to extract someone’s paycheck from them and redistribute it to someone else. If you think the ‘gun point’ word usage is extreme, just think to yourself about a scenario where you refuse to pay income taxes. Is the IRS going to show up at your door to kindly ask you to pay? No, they show up with your arrest and detention in mind. What do you really think happens if you aggressively resist arrest? Some blacks prefer the idea of being taxed on what you spend and not on what you earn. Why would you be a Democrat then with all the doctrine of forced wealth seizure and redistribution now prominent in the Democrat party?

Belief in free market capitalism. Black people in America have been entrepreneurial for a long time. I believe that it stems from a time when drastic limits were forced upon blacks in America, whether it be slavery or Jim Crow laws, hence an evolving spirit to simply become self sufficient and do things for yourself since outside forces were placing limits on blacks. Just think of Booker T Washington’s ideas on skill attainment. There are many blacks today who believe that a free market capitalist system with less government regulation and red tape, is the best way to better themselves and increase personal wealth and prosperity. Why would you be a Democrat when the prominent thinking in the Democrat party seems to be ‘the free market has failed’?

Guns, guns, guns. What if black people believe in the idea that more good people carrying guns results in less crime? What if you do not mind the idea of individuals being able to carry firearms in a concealed or unconcealed manner out in public? Would you join the Democrat party who in many ways, seemingly want to limit access to firearms?

Let me pose some other questions to you. What if you are black and do not believe in the idea of the government inserting itself into the doctor/patient relationship by means of Obamacare? What if you are black and believe in states rights and do not think the Federal government should be using a ‘one size fits all’ approach to legislation? What if you are black and you believe (CONSISTENTLY believe) that the Federal government should not be participating in trying to police the world, and you want a foreign policy of non-intervention rather than the unaffordable foreign policy existing now? (There’s no doubt that the GOP is leading that charge rather than the Democrats who are ok with bombing other countries with drones if Obama or some other Democrat does it). What if you are black and you believe that the problem of 16 trillion dollar debt should be solved by eliminating unconstitutional Federal departments? What if you are black and you do not believe in the concept of centralized economic planning? What if you are black and you believe in implementing a sound monetary system based on a gold standard, and do not like the idea of the Federal Reserve trying to manage the economy? What if you are black and do not believe in the Patriot Act or the NDAA? What if you are black and you believe that Social Security is a scam and you’d rather have the option of opting out of it to keep your own personal retirement account?

What if you are black and you believe these things? What party would you be more likely to identify with?

I think the rise of the black Republican is something that is inevitable. We are seeing today more than ever that the Federal government cannot micromanage the personal lives of individuals foreign or domestic. The 16 trillion dollar debt in America is a grand testament to this. Black people in America are waking up to the fact that the Federal government and its spending and over reach are  eroding our way of life.

Here’s an observation about liberal anger towards the black Republican. Time and time again I hear liberals criticize black Republicans as being ‘Uncle Tom’s’ or even ‘acting white’. Why? Because a black person wants to be self sufficient, keep the money they earn and have the possibility of defending themselves with lethal and deadly force, they are labeled as an oddity? Many liberals seem to actually believe that black people cannot make it in America without a government crutch. How do people not see the intolerance and racism in this? In other words, based mainly on the genetic make up of a black person they assume that the black person needs special help. Wouldn’t they have to assume in some part then that solely on the genetic make up of a black person that blacks are inferior and cannot function on their own, but by default need help?

Upon asked what the racial term is for a white man that believes in the same small government constitutional concepts, I have seen liberals become confused and go speechless. Their lack of a word to me suggests that they have a special place in their heart for a black person that prefers a small Federal government and more personal responsibility and liberty. In the minds of many liberals, a black person who believes in these things seems to deserve to be called a throw back slavery term or earns the accusation of somehow acting out of character for a black person. How is it out of character or ‘acting white’ if you’d prefer to opt out of Federal government programs and keep the money you work for?  We are not at a point in America of racial harmony. Its possible that such a point may never exist in America, but when a black person wants to express his political views and happens to believe in a small Federal government restricted by the constitution, I do not see anything wrong with him/her having the freedom to do so freely. Its time to stop looking at the Black Republican as an oddity.