There are several problems with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The first is that with cases like Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri the BLM movement’s complaint is based on a lie. Michael Brown made one bad choice after another that night. He robbed a convenience store, roughed up the owner and got caught a camera doing it. Then he walked down the middle of the street in the dark in the middle of night. A policeman asked him to get out of the middle of the street, which was a very reasonable request. His response was to attack the policemen by punching him and grabbing for his gun.
After the policeman had repealed Brown, he stated to walkaway, but then Brown turned and charged the policemen. Brown weighed 300 pounds and was as strong as bull. Anyone seeing him headed toward them would be concerned for their safety. The policeman shot and killed Brown.
BLM tried to claim that Brown had his hands up and had his back to the policeman. A subsequent autopsy showed that contention to be untrue, but that didn’t stop BLM from ignoring thefacts and stirring tensions until Ferguson exploded in several nights of rioting that resulted in the destruction of property and businesses.
There have been instances where the police have acted improperly, but the BLM strategy has been to stir up trouble regardless of what the facts of the case have been. In addition BLM is an income redistribution movement. Conservatives believe that people should work to earn what they get.They should have educational opportunities, but they should not expect to live on hand-outs.
I take especial exception to your assertion that the Tea Party movement was formed “to give big taxbreaks to the wealthy.” That is completely wrong. The Tea Party movement was formed to combat the over regulation and threats of tax increases from the Obama administration.
I believe in capitalism and free markets. I don’t believe in excessive government regulation and high taxes that are levied for the redistribution income. I believe business people should be able conceive of products and bring them to market without an lot of government interference. I believe that those who are successful should be able keep most of their earned income and use it to expand their businesses. I do not believe in laws like Obama Care that mark it harder for small business to expand, and place barriers like the number of employees hired by a business or the number of hours they can work without higher government taxes. In short I believe in economic freedom and not government control.
In your essay you try to shame us into acceptance of your point of view by calling us racists. Nothing could be further from the truth. What we seek is true equality based up the premise proposed by Dr. Marin Luther King that people should be judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
I am not going to become a Republican In Name Only, a RINO, which seems to be goal of your essay. I differ strongly the modern Democratic Party on most economic issues, and I’m not going to buckle under to their point of view to please you.
If you are Republican, you are a very strange one indeed. It seems like you support the goal of the so-called “Progressives” who want the the Republican Party to become the mirror image of the Democratic Party. In that case elections won’t mean very much, although this year we choice between a flawed business man and woman who can only be described as a lyer and a taker of bribes. It’s not much of choice, but it’s better than what you seem to want. In other words, I think that you are wolf in sheep’s clothing.