Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ward Connerly has a Dream for Missouri

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV or radio without being bombarded by big money donors asking you to vote yes or no on question this or that comes Ward Connerly and the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative. Just one day after Tuesday's election, petitioners are already out in force gathering signatures for a ballot initiative that seeks to end preferential treatment based on skin color or sex.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

That day may be sooner than you think for Missouri residents, though not if ACORN has its way. ACORN, an organization made famous when they were busted in 2004 for committing and encouraging voter fraud by falsifying and submitting fictional registrations in Missouri and several other states, has accused MoCRI of similar behavior.
"ACORN workers have been convicted of election fraud. By accusing MoCRI of like behavior they are hoping to divert attention away from their own record. If they repeat the lie accusing MoCRI behaving like ACORN long enough and loud enough, they hope the truth will be obscured."
- Tim Asher, Executive Director of the Missouri Civil Rights Initiative

If ACORN and other supporters of race and sex based preference hope to kill the initiative, they'll have their work cut out for them. Similar initiatives have been approved in every state where they have been placed on the ballot.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Affirmative Action is racism.

Preferential treatment to one race means you don't like another race else you would have given preferential treament to the other race too. And if you don't like another race...


The more you broadcast that one race is "held back" or there's a "glass ceiling", the more society will believe it and come up with phantom sightings of seeing racism everywhere. You will make one race mad by making them believe they're being "held back" and that causes some to wonder why even try. It brings on laziness and spurs even more racism and hatred among the races.

In a country where everyone has been declared equal to his neighbor, then why not act like it? Why can't the government take the lead and set an example by abolishing such racist acts like Affirmative Action?