The Democrat Party has long held itself up as the protector of equality and the avenger to those suffering from racism, sexism, genderism, classism, and just about every other “ism” out there (just as long as it doesn’t favor Republicans in any way, of course).
Anybody who understands history, however, knows that banner is far from true. After all, the KKK, Jim Crow laws and the destruction of the black family (through welfare and Lyndon B. Johnson’s so-called War on Poverty) all lie squarely on the Democrat Party’s shoulders.
So really, African Americans have every right to dislike the group.
That’s why Reverend Wayne Perryman, prominent black pastor and community activist, is suing Democrats, from Obama on down. Filed on September 12, 2011 in an official U.S. District Court, Perryman and his co-accusers claim that the party has never apologized for its racist policies dating from 1792 all the way to the present.
At first read, that all sounds like Democrats are finally getting what they deserve. Because, let’s face it, as a party and even on the individual level to a large degree – either through intentional malice or unacceptable ignorance – they’ve acted like abusive spouses towards blacks: saying nice things and giving nice gifts to cover over the bruises.
But just because the Democrat Party deserves to be publicly humiliated and stripped of its finances doesn’t mean that this is the right way to go about it.
First off, the charge of “racism” isn’t on the U.S. books. People can’t legally be prosecuted for disliking somebody based on their differences, nor should they be.
This is a free country, after all, and freedom means the right to think without fear of prosecution, even if those thoughts are completely unfounded. So even if the Democrat Party never does apologize for all of the rotten, hurtful, hateful, ridiculous things it has said over the course of its existence, it shouldn’t legally have to.
It also shouldn’t have to pay for crimes its ancestors committed a few centuries ago or even a few decades ago. Whatever happened to personal accountability?
Of course, the answer to that questions is this: The Democrats killed it. Which means they doubly deserve this taste of their own medicine.
But even so, make no mistake of the bigger picture: This is vigilante justice at play: not law and order. And, as such, it will probably cause more harm than good in the end.