“…where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
You may or may not agree with every idea, religiously or politically, that Martin Luther King Jr. had, but the well-known statement above is a principle that is sound. We live in a country that has been so blessed by God that we are free from the tyrannical oppression that classifies countries around the world. In this nation, we believe that “all men are created equal” and that we are all “endowed by our Creator” with rights that should never be taken away. Several years ago, slavery was a real problem. There were white people abusing colored people, even to death. As conservatives, we find ourselves assaulted with the idea that we would still have black people “on the plantations”, that we hate the President because of his race, and that we don’t want black people to have equal rights. But what is the truth about racism, and are conservatives really racist?
Racism, in its most basic form, is when one individual or group of individuals discriminates against another individual based on race. Here is what racism is not limited to–a white person discriminating against a black person based on race. Yes, if a black person is discriminated against by a white person, the white person is racist, but that isn’t racism in its entirety; that is simply one example.
A conservative position on the color of one’s skin is simple, it does not matter! A true conservative would vote for a yellow person if they adhered to conservative principles–the color of skin does not matter. Here is the dividing line betweeen a conservative and a liberal–the conservative believes that all people, male or female, rich or poor, black or white, tall or short, ect. deserve equal rights. The conservative believes that no matter who you are, where you come from, or how much money you have (or don’t have), that you are entitled to every right that another individual is entitled to. Oppositely, the liberal believes that minorities (such as African-Americans, Hispanics) and lower class citizens deserve special rights. The liberal believes in discriminating against the majority in order to discriminate for the minority; the conservative believes in giving the minority and the majority the same, equal rights.
To suggest that conservatives are upset with Barack Obama based on his race is absolutely absurd, and is in itself racism. First of all, the conservative believes that a man is to be judged based on character. The conservatives have studied the policies and actions of the President and are totally displeased with his preformance–race is a non-factor. However, the liberal proves his/her own racism when ignoring the character of the President, the substance of his policies and the results of his laws, and puts trust in the President based solely on his position in the African-American minority.
Put simply, analyze a man’s character and make a judgement based on that, and you believe in liberty. Analyze a man’s skin color and make a judgement based on that, and you are a racist. Supporting someone based on race is equally racist and equally immoral as opposing someone based on race! There is one reason why conservatives do not support the President–his policies.