“American cities are by and large Democratic-party monopolies [and] the results have been catastrophic.”


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Link here. As the author bluntly notes, in referencing Baltimore in particular,

Yes, Baltimore seems to have some police problems. But let us be clear about whose fecklessness and dishonesty we are talking about here: No Republican, and certainly no conservative, has left so much as a thumbprint on the public institutions of Baltimore in a generation. Baltimore’s police department is, like Detroit’s economy and Atlanta’s schools, the product of the progressive wing of the Democratic party enabled in no small part by black identity politics. This is entirely a left-wing project, and a Democratic-party project.

When will the Left be held to account for the brutality in Baltimore — brutality for which it bears a measure of responsibility on both sides? There aren’t any Republicans out there cheering on the looters, and there aren’t any Republicans exercising real political power over the police or other municipal institutions in Baltimore. Community-organizer — a wretched term — Adam Jackson declared that in Baltimore “the Democrats and the Republicans have both failed.” Really? Which Republicans? Ulysses S. Grant? Unless I’m reading the charts wrong, the Baltimore city council is 100 percent Democratic. [emphasis mine]

Like Detroit, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, and a host of other major metropolitan cities that are disasters for the middle class and the poor, Baltimore has been run by Democrats as a one-party monopoly for literally generations. The disasters we are seeing there have nothing to do with Republican policies, and everything to do with the terrible and failed policies of the progressive left. They are to blame, but they keep trying to spread that blame around.

It is time for Americans to see them for what they are — failures — and to stop voting for them. Republicans certainly don’t have all the answers, and should certainly be fired quickly if they fail to serve the public, but Republicans also have had nothing to do with the failures of the inner cities.

The most important thing a free person has is the freedom to choose. I pray that inner city Americans, both black and white, finally realize that it is time to choose differently.

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  • PeterF

    Attached is a cogent article by Baltimore native and blogger Matt Walsh. Far too long to excerpt all the good quotes but worth the read.

    “But either way, the fact remains that Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray were not law abiding, helpful, constructive members of society. That doesn’t mean they deserved to die, but it does mean they put themselves in a category of people who are more likely to be involved in violent interactions with cops. And that category isn’t “black people” — it’s “criminals.” ”

    http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/baltimore-protesters-you-are-not-fighting-injustice-you-are-the-injustice/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Firewire_Morning_Test&utm_campaign=Firewire%20Morning%20Edition%20Recurring%20v2%202015-04-29

  • Edward

    The People of Baltimore are not quite as bad as those of Ferguson. At least in Baltimore, there is the mother who pulled her child out of the protest and boxed his ears, the war veteran who tried to get the rioters to stop, and the city councilman who told the parents of Baltimore that they need to teach their children right from wrong. Despite the words of the mayor, there were people in Baltimore telling their fellow citizens that destruction was not the way to solve their problems.

    If the rest of the city follows their lead and chooses a path different than the one the mayor supported, Baltimore may have a chance to recover and become prosperous.

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