Discussion in 'Politics' started by Truthmatters, Aug 26, 2011.
Perry retreat co-host: MLK deserved no credit on civil rights
This is direct evidence of the racism of this base
Hard to believe the ignorance/hatred of some people
How could anyone say such a thing?
Actually it is direct evidence of Racism of the guy who said it.
To me, a conservative. I am shocked by it. Clearly MLK deserves Credit, and the monument is a good way to do it. Anyone who will not show MLK the respect he deserves is indeed a fucking idiot.
however please stop tying to paint all Republicans with the Paint brush one ignorant asshole used.
It's ironic that Perry will be spending the day before the King memorial dedication with a man who has said that King does not deserve credit for the revolutionary changes in civil rights law that took place in the 1950s and 60s.
Barton was among a group of Texas conservatives who in 2010 sought to revise that state's textbooks to promote their view that the notion of a constitutional separation of church and state is a myth, and that students should be taught a version of American history that blends theology with themes of a constant clash of civilizations between Christians and Muslims. According to a Washington Monthly article in January 2010, Barton, the former head of the Texas Republican Party, and Peter Marshall, who the article described as "a Massachusetts-based preacher who has argued that California wildfires and Hurricane Katrina were God's punishment for tolerating gays,"
These are the guys who would be helping to establish policy in a Perry administration
The father of our constitution said himself that there was a separation of church and state in our constitution
Barton and Peter Marshall initially tried to purge the standards of key figures of the civil rights era, such as César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall, though they were forced to back down amid a deafening public uproar. They have since resorted to a more subtle tack; while they concede that people like Martin Luther King Jr. deserve a place in history, they argue that they shouldn't be given credit for advancing the rights of minorities. As Barton put it, "Only majorities can expand political rights in America's constitutional society." Ergo, any rights people of color have were handed to them by whites--in his view, mostly white Republican men.
Opinions are like assholes.
Everybody's got one.
If Perry were a Dem would you be singing the same tune??
Ok... so... Obama SHOULD NOT be held responsible for anything Jeremia Wright said (as he watched from the pews for 20 years)...
but Perry SHOULD be held responsible for something that David Barton said (as part of a group Perry is not affiliated with), because they went to the same retreat.
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