Once again, Democrats are spewing lies. This time certain Democrat “leaders” are pushing a false narrative that blacks don’t have photo IDs and therefore should not be required to have an ID to vote.
This comes in response to Georgia’s new voter security legislation which now makes mandates that ALL voters, those who show up in person and those who vote by mail-in absentee ballot, produce a driver’s license or state issued ID number to show that they are duly registered voters and are entitled to vote in Georgia elections.
By TYRONE K. JONES, SR.
The lies of these Democrats that blacks don’t have photo ID are insulting to all blacks who are living and working just fine in this 21st Century high-tech America!
Minority Americans purchase cars and drive them with our driver’s license. We buy alcohol and cigarettes with a driver’s license. We legally own firearms, travel on Delta and other airlines, stay in hotels, have bank accounts, and credit cards which all require legal ID. We own and use cell phones, tablets, and computers which allow easy voter registration inputting information from our state issued driver’s licenses … need I go on?
Unbelievably they argue that such a requirement to prove one is a registered voter and entitled to vote is racist, suppressive, and “Jim Crow 2.0.” Well, since they brought that up, I must mention that the Democrat Party is the originator and owner of “Jim Crow” laws and segregation.
Speaking as a black American, I feel it is time to for the left to stop making a mockery of black people in America. And it is time for black people to speak up and demand that they cease and desist!
Unfortunately, we now see major corporations, professional sports organizations, mainstream and social media giants, and Hollywood celebrities are all kneeling at the altar of the radical left. Why? I believe it is because the CEOs of these corporations fear the left-wing radicals who will brand them as racists more they fear the loss of income when conservatives take their dollars elsewhere.
The left is calling for a boycott of Delta, Major League Baseball, and Coca-cola, and other companies, if they don’t bow to the lies of the “woke” left about this new election integrity legislation. Democrats will start a campaign to accuse these corporations of supporting racism if they don’t play their game.
This blackmail scheme is not a new tactic of the left. Self-appointed black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have been using this tactic for decades to force corporations to bend to their ideology and fund their leftist activities. It is time these corporate CEOs stop allowing this to happen.
Why do the left spend so much time, energy, and money fighting legislation that would create fair, honest, and transparent elections? Is it because so many blacks, Latinos and other former Democrat voters have left the Democrat Party and are now voting for Republican candidates? Do these Democrats think the only way they can now stay in power is to win elections through fraud?
The “woke” MLB taking the All-Star game away from Atlanta will have an economic impact of over $100 million dollars and hard-working minorities who work at the stadium and the many local businesses that cater to the fans will be the ones impacted by this loss.
The irony of this loss of income for Atlanta minorities is that many of these Democrat/progressive/socialist radical politicians, as well as social media CEOs, entertainers, and sports figures are enjoying lavish lifestyles with multi-million dollar bank accounts.
Here is a noble idea for these so-called leaders of the Democrat Party: Invest some of that accumulated wealth and your legislative powers to combat poverty, gangs, high unemployment, and failing schools in the black community instead playing the “race card” to get photo-ops. Stop supporting the defunding of police forces that are sorely needed to protect black communities.
Here is another noble idea: demand the defunding of Margaret Sanger’s organization, Planned Parenthood, that is responsible for aborting millions upon millions of babies, mostly black babies. While there are many in the black community who have left the party for the party’s support of abortion and even infanticide, I wonder when in God’s name will the rest of the black community open their eyes and see that they continue to vote for a party that supports the abortion of future black doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors, parents, and grandparents. Millions of black babies who never got a chance at life.
As a black American and a Christian, I am so weary of the Democrats lying and playing on the intelligence of black people. Joe Biden stated the sentiment of the Democrat Party very well when he said “you ain’t Black if you don’t vote for me.”
Listen, black America, Democrats feel they are entitled to 100% of black votes. For years the black vote kept them in power and that is all that counts to Democrats, not the quality of black lives. I pray for the day when all blacks will put their faith above politics, return to the teachings of the Christian church, and stop voting for Democrats.
[Tyrone K. Jones, Sr. of Fayetteville, Ga., is chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party.]