Charlie Rangel Accuses You and Me of Being Descendants of Slave Owners

You know when a person is losing the debate when he goes postal on you. I’ve seen it happen many times. When an argument can’t be made based on the facts, the personal attacks begin.

It’s the adult version of school-yard bullying.

“Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) in an appearance on NY1′s ‘Inside City Hall,’ called Tea Party members ‘mean, racist people’ who are descendants of slave owners in the South and still love their Confederate flag…”

It’s true, I live in the South. But I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I can assure you that no one in my family has ever owned any slaves for the simple fact that my grandparents were born in Italy. I am one-hundred percent Italian (DeMario).

My grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early part of the 20th century so they didn’t have anything to do with slavery.

I’m a proud supporter of the Tea Party. My support doesn’t have a thing to do with race.

Most of the people who work for and with me are not from the South, and yet all of us support the fundamental principles of the Tea Party. He may want to check out the numerous Tea Party organizations in New York and every other state in the union. Are we to suppose that they’re all descendants of slave owners?

And what about the Confederate flag charge by Rangel? The last time I checked, the flag that’s being flown by the Tea Party is the Gadsden Flag: “Dont Tread on Me.”

Rangel has used the race card to enrich himself while blacks generally have been turned into servants to a single political party. While government programs alone can’t be blamed for all the ills that are found in the black community, they certainly have contributed to it.

Black unemployment is at an all-time high, abortion rates among blacks is over 50 percent. “Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reveals that black women had more abortions than live births in 2012.” Then there’s gang violence and a high dropout rate from high school. Is the Tea Party to blame for all of this?

These grinding statistics are the result of a long history of government interference in the lives of the poor. The Great Society Program of the 1960s was the major factor in crippling black families.

If Charlie Rangel wants to talk about slavery, he’s been one of the biggest contributors to it. Some black politicians have noticed how the welfare state, of which Rangel has been one of its biggest contributors, has affected black families.

E.W. Jackson, who is black and was the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in 2013 in Virginia, “said slavery did not destroy black families, but government welfare programs launched in the 1960s caused them to deteriorate.”

Jackson said:

“I am a direct descendent of slaves. My grandfather was born . . . to a father and a mother who had been slaves. And by the way, their family was more intact than the black family is today.”

“I’m telling you that slavery did not destroy the black family, even though it certainly was an attack on the black family. It made it difficult.”

What was the Democrat response? They circulated a video of Jackson’s speech “comparing things to slavery is insulting,” calling it “extreme rhetoric.”

So a black Republican can’t reference slavery but a liberal Democrat can.

God and governmentThe business model for Godfather Politics is built on economic, political, and moral principles that pre-date the Tea Party. I outlined those principles in a series of books I wrote in the 1980s titled God and Government. Those principles were developed to move people out of slavery to freedom.

Charlie Rangel has been one of the biggest promoters of maintaining a slave mentality among Blacks. Now he’s trying to cover his policy failures by blaming the Tea Party.

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