Wednesday, August 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is Not a Racist


First let me say, David Duke's support of President Trump is no less an indictment on the president being a racist than Grand Dragon Sen. Robert Byrd's mentoring of Hillary Clinton makes her a racist.


Over this past weekend, the president made two statements both condemning the violence produced by hatred and bigotry on display in Charlottesville, VA. He repeated his past condemnation of David Duke and the KKK previously made during the presidential campaign. His position is clear on the issue.

The white supremacist group stood to protest the removal of the statue of General Robert E. Lee. Others came to stand for the removal of the statue. Heather Heyer stood in the crowd to support removing the statue. What followed was a confrontation and the death of three people, including Heyer and two state police officers. Heyer was run over by a car driven by white supremacist James Fields, Jr. from Ohio. The act of the lone driver plowing into a sea of lawful protesters is abhorrent and tragic. We all agree.


On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, the president took his statements even further by calling both sides of the event (Alt-Left and Alt-Right) to blame for the violence. Based on the media coverage available showing the usual suspects with black masks on faces (Alt-Left) and white robes (Alt-Right including the KKK), the president was accurate in his statements and he provoked a query of us all - how far the Alt-Left will go with tearing down the physical reminders of racism. Will the statues of President Washington and Thomas Jefferson be next,? he asked. Where is the line in responding to racism by tearing down the evidence of the past? In this query, the president doesn't condone or ignore the hatred that divides, but rather highlights the irrational response to racism promoted by the Alt-Left.


Moreover, what has been lost in the national discourse is the president's call for unity and peace. The Alt-Left media would rather distract the nation by what the president said and what he did not say. This is not what we need. This is an intentional agenda, promoted by the Alt-Left media and the Alt-Left itself to divide us around identity politics. After all, the KKK, along with David Duke, are of no real consequence. Surely it is no surprise that hate is among us.


The time to divide must pass. The time to push a political agenda to unseat a president you may not like must pass.


The violence promoted by groups like BLM who not so long ago decried pigs in a blanket fry em like bacon (a slogan that preceded the slaughter of police officers in NY and Dallas), and the organized efforts by the likes of financier George Soros and MoveOn.org and countless other Alt-Left nonprofits to sow seeds of hate that divide and kill must also stop.


All violence must continue to be condemned from all sides of the political spectrum; the harsh reality is that the expression of ones hatred is not illegal.


Notwithstanding the need for leadership to be united standing against violent expression of hate, now is a time for peace which may only come about by prayer.


Lets pray.