Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Who Caused Baltimore’s Collapse?

By Newt Gingrich

A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible.

Fact: The last Republican city council member in Baltimore City left office in 1942. That is 73 years of solid Democrat city councils.
Fact: The last Republican mayor of Baltimore City left office in 1967. That is 48 years of unbroken Democrat control of the mayor’s office.
Fact: The Maryland Senate is currently 33 Democrats to 14 Republicans.
Fact: The Maryland House is currently 90 Democrats to 50 Republicans.
Fact: The last time Republicans held both the Maryland Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates was 1897......To Read Much More.....
My Take - Gingrich outlines very accurately the problems liberals created for which they refuse to take responsibility.   They then excoriate – from their leftist perch of self righteousness - those who point out their failures as selfish and greedy racists.   This is especially true for those who claim leadership in the black community. This nation has poured tens of billions into the black community since LBJ was president and that money - wherever it's gone – apparently didn't do one bit of good for the community as a whole because black leftists keep insisting the violence is a result of the black community being bereft of opportunity, and they need more money to fix it.  And who knows where that money would end up.  

But even Gingrich fails to point out the number one underlying problem that’s foundational to the failure of black America to pull themselves up by the boot straps. 

Single parent families!

I don’t care what anyone says - no community can be fixed, no matter how much money is poured into it, if that community has a 70% illegitimacy rate.  The violence and criminal problems in black America are all problems caused by the way the black community has chosen to live.   Irresponsibly!  All the while blaming everyone else for that failure!  Black America is an American subculture that can’t be classified as anything except a failure!  This in spite of the fact that 15 years ago black America would have been the fourth richest nation on Earth.  If a person wants success in America there are a number of things that must be done.

First – actually go to school and work to learn.  The rest of the nation isn’t responsible for your failure to go to school, or do nothing but cause trouble when there.

Second – get a job. There’s plenty of work out there is your willing to do it. No matter how menial the work may be, it’s a start and having a job gives dignity. That leads to future success.  The rest of the nation isn't responsible for your failure to work. 

Third – get up and go to work every day.  No one will succeed at any job if they continually call off, come in late or leave early.  The rest of the nation isn’t responsible for someone failure to act responsibly.

Fourth – actually do the job.  Coming in and refusing to do assigned duties is a sure way of failing in the work you’ve chosen.  You will be fired and deservedly so.  The rest of the nation isn’t responsible for you being a lousy worker.

Fifth – get rid of the bad attitude.  If you want success you must act like it.  The rest of the nation isn’t responsible for your attitude – you chose it - live with the consequences and stop blaming others for your failures in life.

Sixth and most important – be responsible in your personal life.  Marry the woman that bears your child, or marry the person that is the father of your child, and stay married.  The rest of the nation isn't responsible for a failure of this magnitude in black America. 

All those are foundational to a stable society.  The black community fails in each and every one of those six requirements for a successful life, and it's not my fault!!!! 

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