Ignoring the Facts
I have often been appalled by the negativity and vindictiveness of Robert Levy’s columns.
Regrettably, he is at it again with his recent statement that minorities, freed by civil rights legislation, have been enslaved by a welfare state that has “robbed them of a desire for excellence.” What blatant racial stereotyping!
But it ties in with his lament earlier this year that Gov. Perdue “vetoed a bill to stop murderers from escaping death based on race” (in fact, the rampant incarceration of minorities is the actual new enslavement).
Mr. Levy has the gall to link President Kennedy to his tripe, completely misreading his famous “Ask not what your country can do for you …” quote. Kennedy hoped to give our country a new sense of idealism, a sense of destiny that wasn’t just tied to money-making or pleasure-seeking.
President Kennedy’s words still offer more of a moral guide than the cynicism of Mr. Levy or other race-baiting politicians.
Perhaps Mr. Levy should question where his own desire for excellence has gone, for his lack of regard for the facts only contributes to the general disdain of some of your frequent anti-Obama letter writers for the facts.
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