The Selma to Montgomery 2012 March a Ruse

 2012 Selma March a Ruse

Blog by Charles Butler, March 9, 2012

The reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery march by the National Action Network and their leader Rev. Al Sharpton was a mockery to the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement (CRM), and an abomination of the original intent and purpose of law-abiding citizens seeking the to exercise their right constitutional right to vote.


The problem for Rev. Sharpton and his Followers, is it not March of 1965.  Presently, Americans have legal remedies to address any infringement on their constitutional right to vote.  Rev. Sharpton wants to relive the past, to remain relevant in the national discourse of the issues.  Would someone tell Al, that Black Americans are free and can think and act for themselves.  He is about 48 years too late with his strategies, and tactics.  They simply are not applicable to issues of Voter ID and Illegal Immigration laws.  Mr. Sharpton is caught in a real life time warp!


We have an African American President in the White House; the symbol of the most powerful leader of the free world.  President Obama is also representative of the racial progress our great nation has made since ending legal segregation in our country 48 years ago.  The irony is the Black vote, that was the cornerstone of marches, protests and demands by millions of Black and White Americans is considered irrelevant by President Obama’s own reelection campaign and the mainstream media in the upcoming national, state or local elections.


I have taken time read all the state Voter ID and the state enforcement of federal immigrant laws and in my opinion these laws are not civil rights violations.  These laws are closely crafted to follow the federal statutes in both areas.


Of the right to vote President Johnson said, ‘‘the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men’’ 


Democrats and pundits are falsely representing The Voter ID laws as the new Jim Crow, great examples are, Cong. Wasserman Schultz and Roland Martin click here to watch.  The Voter ID laws are written in plain-language, and propose reasonable requirements to attain and present identification.  In most cases responsible citizens already possess the identification credentials.


By the federal government’s estimate over 15M illegal immigrants are in our country. It is estimated that the burden of Hispanic illegals is costing the state of Illinois $12 to $4 billion a year depending in the source.


In the 2010 U.S. Census, the growth and count of illegal aliens in the Sanctuary City of Chicago impacted the demographics and threatened the lost of 3 Black wards to Latinos.  The census counts heads not citizenship. The result was Blacks lost one ward in a compromise, because the data revealed that over 30% of the Hispanics residents were illegal aliens, not citizens, or eligible voters.  In Chicago illegal aliens have displaced Black American students, administrators, and teachers by illegally voting in Local School Council elections.  This is only the tip of the iceberg.


Part of being an American citizen is being personally responsible and complying with laws of the land.  In regards to government issued identification of any kind it is harder not to have one, than to have one.  You need state issued identification to qualify for public assistance, to enter a state office, to board an airplane, to buy cigarettes, buy Sudafed, use a vredit card, and many other daily incidents.


On the issue of state Illegal Immigration Laws I only have a comment for the time-warped Rev. Sharpton and his misinformed followers.  Illegal Immigration negatively affects upward mobility of Black Americans and Americans on the lower end of the socio-economic scale in a number of ways.


I conclude with:

“Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave…For the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process.”
(Barbara Jordan, February 24, 1995 Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee





One Response to “The Selma to Montgomery 2012 March a Ruse”

  1. Samuel F Williams Says:

    Great commentary Charles !!!!!!

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