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The Power To Oppress

I was hanging out at a kosher bagel shop in Lakewood yesterday morning and had the opportunity to discuss politics with a dozen or so orthodox Jews.  The point I wanted to make, and many of them agreed with me, is that we Jews, given our history, have good reason to be wary of any government that has grown too powerful.  Jews have certainly been oppressed by governments far more often than they’ve been protected by governments.  The primary responsibility of any government is to protect us from violence so even the smallest government can provide that protection.  But as we’ve seen, a too big government can kill us all.

Blacks need to understand this too.  What blacks need from the government is the protection of their individual rights.  Tragically government at all levels has failed them in this regard and is still failing.  For example, millions live without adequate protection from violent crime.  On top of that, the government  won’t allow them to be armed when they go out so they can’t even protect themselves.  The government claims to want to do all sorts of wonderful things for blacks, but won’t even protect their lives or allow them to protect their own lives.  So what should be done for blacks?  Former slave Frederick Douglass knew:

What I ask for the Negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice. [Applause.] The American people have always been anxious to know what they shall do with us. Gen. Banks was distressed with solicitude as to what he should do with the Negro. Everybody has asked the question, and they learned to ask it early of the abolitionists, “What shall we do with the Negro?” I have had but one answer from the beginning. Do nothing with us! Your doing with us has already played the mischief with us. Do nothing with us!

 This video is really worth watching.  Here are some black people who get it.  Some of them make some really good points!

Ron Paul Yo!

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