Few politicians have ever advocated policies that have so unilateral undermined the African American community like those of the Clintons. It is amazing that this is not a constant topic of discussion in the media. What the Clintons have done to the black community deserves to be common knowledge; and if you do not know what I am talking about, consider this an introduction.
The African American community thought they found a kindred spirit in the Clintons.
During Bill Clinton’s bid for the White House, the Clintons made every effort to show they are for the African American community. Bill even went so far as to play the saxophone on a famous late night television show which won the hearts of many African Americans.
This, of course, all changed once the Bill Clinton was in office and began pushing policies that crippled the community. For instance, He championed 100-to-1 sentencing disparity for crack versus powder cocaine, an act that birthed racial injustice in sentencing and increased funding for anti-drug law enforcement. Mr. Clinton also promoted the idea of the controversial “three strike” law in his 1994 State of the Union address. It was no surprise that later he would sign a $30 billion crime bill that literally invented new federal capital crimes out of thin air, mandating life sentences for some three time offenders. He also gave $16 billion in grants for prisons and for the enlargement of police forces. Yes, the Clintons are ultra-statist and they created a police state primarily targeting blacks!
If that wasn’t enough, billions of dollars were slashed from other social programs and funneled into the mass-incarceration machine. Now, I am against social programs, but putting this money into the prison-industrial complex makes things worse for society. By the time Bill Clinton left office, America had the highest incarceration rate in the world with a disproportionate amount of prisoners being blacks. Not to mention, 50% of those in prison are there for non-violent crimes. Can you imagine such a travesty? People are literally having their lives ruined for doing nothing that ever harmed anyone. The Clintons were also responsible for creating laws that disbarred those with a criminal past from having an easy transition into society, basically guaranteeing their future incarceration.
The Black Vote
In light of these discoveries, it is truly puzzling that African Americans can consider voting for Hillary Clinton.
I assume that they do not know how the Clintons crippled the African American community for generations. I also assume that they have no idea how the Clintons pillaged Haiti. I am going to have to believe that if the African American community truly understood what the Clintons were, that they would vote third party instead of voting for Hillary Clinton. But alas, there are many African Americans who are willing to sell out the black community in order to obtain some coveted political position. After all, we now all know that the Democratic Party is the Party of Pay-to-Play.
It is truly disheartening that the black community is being lied to in this way and being made to aid itself in its own marginalization.
Gary St. Fleur
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