‘From cotton to Congress’
A Black man’s journey in the birthplace of the Confederacy
Contrary to the Marxist dogma of BLM/Antifa and Bernie’s Progressive movement, America is a great country that is getting better.
After the first night of the Republican National Convention, columnist Bret Stephens of the New York Times (of all sources) opines that Monday speakers Nikki Haley and Tim Scott are “powerful evidence that America is not a fundamentally racist country.” Nor, by extension, is the Republican party for, Stephens predicts, “Each of them will be formidable contenders for the 2024 Republican nomination.”
Senator Scott’s speech is worth your attention. (It is roughly transcribed below):
Our country is experiencing something none of us envisioned, from the Covid pandemic to the deaths of George Floyd and Breanna Taylor … This election is about the promise of America … about how we respond when tackling critical issues like police reform when Democrats called our work ‘a token effort’ and walked out of the room during negotiations because they wanted an issue more than they wanted a solution.
I am living my mother’s American dream. … My mom worked 16 hours a day … [hard-scrabble upbringing. Parents divorced. Failed the ninth grade.] … A quality education is the closest thing to magic in America. That is why I fight today for school choice to make sure every child has access to a quality education … When a parent has choice their kid has a better chance. …
[Ran for office in Charleston, S.C., birthplace of the Confederacy.] Voters judged me not on color of my skin but content of my character. … Our nation’s arc always bends back toward fairness … we are not where we want to be but I thank God Almighty we are not where we used to be. …
We don’t give in to cancel culture or the radical, factually baseless belief that things are worse today than in the 1860s or the 1960s. …We have work to to do but I believe in the goodness of America.
President Trump built the most inclusive economy ever. … We put hard-earned tax dollars back into people’s pockets … for single moms and other working families.
Joe Biden said if a black man didn’t vote for him he wasn’t truly black. … in 1994 Biden led the charge in a crime bill that put millions of black people behind bars. [which Trump corrected] … failed our historically black colleges … President Trump signed into historically high funding … [for those schools]. …. Joe Biden has been in Washington for 47 years …
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want a cultural revolution, a fundamentally different America. If we let them they will turn our country into a socialist utopia, which will only lead to misery.
My grandfather had to cross the street if he saw a white person coming. He suffered the indignity of being forced out of school in the third grade to pick cotton … he never learned to read or write yet he lived long enough to see his grandson being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate in the history of this country… Our family went from cotton to Congress in one lifetime.
That’s why I believe the next American century can be better than the last. Millions of families just like mine seeing to live the American dream. God bless you, and Father, please continue blessing the United States.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Was anything at the Democrats’ show and tell even remotely as positive as Senator Scott?