Posted by Karol at 12:35 PM
Whenever a lefty starts feeling smug, I just say two words. “Inner City.” Then I quote Henry Payne:
“A car ride into Detroit is a reminder this election season of why public policy matters. Take Exit 54 (or any Detroit exit) off I-75 and follow Grand River Blvd. into the heart of a city that has been ravaged by years of the same Democratic agenda preached by John Kerry: class envy, racial resentment, high taxation, monopoly public education, and union empowerment. This is a living laboratory for Democratic policies.
Abandoned buildings choke block after block of Grand River. Once alive with businesses, these storefronts were abandoned when the city stopped providing adequate city services, bowing to racial furies that declared white businessmen were unwanted here. A city government built on cronyism and union obedience has yielded a regulatory thicket that most small proprietors find impenetrable. Negotiating a business license is akin to pulling teeth, and even when acquired, city services dominated by public unions – privatization is a dirty word here – are haphazard at best in a city that boasts the state’s highest taxes.
Behind these storefronts lie neighborhoods in severe decay. Seventy percent of families in this predominantly black city are without fathers, a calamity accelerated by years of Democratic Party welfare programs. A poor public school system is made worse by the lack of time these fractured families have for their children at home. Just 30 percent of high school students graduate”.
The Democrats have brought nothing but despair, personal destruction, and death to minorities.
Must admit his point about many liberals myself included who are liberal in philosophy only is pretty accurate.