Op/Ed By Michael Vaughn
Shortly after President Obama sent out his dictatorial decree relative to forcing all public schools in America to allow students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with, instead of the gender they were born with, there was some discussion about this on Facebook.
Some folks were disappointed the president came out with what was such an obvious blow to the Biblical values for which they thought he stood.
However, I responded by saying folks should not get mad at the president for the decree he made.
He has been consistent in his liberal, socialist views throughout his entire presidency.
He did not mislead anyone. President Obama did exactly what those who knows what his administration stands for should have expected him to do.
The reason I’m bringing this up, at this point, is because the action the president took has been, conceptually, what I have been speaking about for a long time.
This situation did not begin with President Obama. It applies to any elected politician.
Too often, people have seemed to overlook the policies and statements a politician has made when he or she has been running for office, simply because they are emotionally connected to them, or feel some sort of obligation to their party.
For example, there is no way the Democratic Party can continue to receive over 90 percent of the African-American vote, year after year, election after election, unless there is something deeper at play than politics and results.
Data and facts support this conclusion.
And, for all the support African-Americans have given to the Democratic Party, it seems the results of their backing should be much, much better.
One just has to look at our inner cities, where Democrats have been in control, to see African-Americans are worse off than other groups.
And, when it comes to politics, and who African-Americans have decided to vote for, many have voted for Democrats because that is what they have been used to doing.
However, it’s not because that politician may have reflected their views, or has produced good results, or even because he or she may be qualified.
It’s only because that politician is running as a Democrat, and, as a result, has gotten most of the African-American vote, because that’s just the way it is.
However, I would contend that, if African Americans took the time to research the Democratic Party, and see what (Democrats) have done as a result of this overwhelming support, the Democratic Party would no longer receive that support.
For example, I believe many of the views the Democratic Party holds are counter to Biblical worldviews such as, support for the homosexual lifestyle, abortion, and support for “taking from the rich and giving to the poor.”
And, most African-American pastors and church members would normally preach against this support, because they realize the Bible they study speaks against these positions.
As a result, in order to support a Democratic politician, these individuals must be willing to disregard what they know is wrong, in order to support a politician who holds those views.
Again, I submit the reason this happens is because many African Americans have not taken time to ask “why” they should vote for the people they decide to vote for.
Even though asking why would bring a level of accountability to those who have been elected.
Today, the politicians African-Americans elect are not held accountable, because African-Americans allow their votes to be taken for granted.
And, this is becoming an important topic as we enter into the 2016 presidential election season.
Hillary Clinton will likely be the same as President Obama, or worse. And, therefore, she will do exactly what she has said she will do, or worse.
As a result, it would likely behoove folks to know why they have voted for her, if indeed she is their choice.
Ultimately, African Americans should not continue to make emotional votes, but, instead, should make rational ones, and hold her accountable for the views they believe are important to African-Americans.
President Obama did not flip-flop on those who have been supporting him.
He did exactly what he is predisposed to do, relative to his beliefs.
Therefore, I do not blame him for his decisions, as a socialist liberal.
However, I do blame those who voted for him, for not knowing what he really stood for!
Let’s not make the same mistake again.
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