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One Proud Black Republican Voting for Trump

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President Donald Trump shows the signed executive order supporting black colleges and universities in the Oval Office in 2017. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

By Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:54 AM Current | Bio | Archive

As a black Republican of over 52 years, President Donald Trump has my vote not because of party loyalty bu,t because of his delivery on the economy which has positively impacted the decrease in unemployment in all sectors of our communities, support for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), engagement with Israel (I am a Jew) and other reasons.

He was right to begin restricting immigration, though not for reasons I have pushed, i.e. people must be screened before entering this country sincethere are many diseases from other nations which could adversely affect our nation coronavirus being just one. With the high unemployment now facing this nation, foreign workers should not be allowed in when our citizens need to work at any and all jobs available.

Joe Biden's statement that "You ain't black" unless you back me over Trump should be perceived as an insult to black intelligence following his previous denigration of those who do not vote for Democrats that they (meaning Republicans) are going to "Put y'all back in chains."

Demonizing Republicans is used by opponents to obfuscate their repugnant history of graft at the expense of blacks or truly benign neglect in getting input from our communities. This, remember, was the party of Jim Crow and poll taxes which helped institutionalize racism.

This advocating of a lockstep mentality for African Americans when voting vs. encouraging people to use an informed freedom of choice in their voting is one of the worst forms of racism.

Republicans haven't done all we should to help communities of color, especially given that this party was formed with the help of blacks, instituted civil rights (beginning with their first such act in 1866), championed the cause of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments extending freedoms to so many in arenas which had been closed as well as were a nidus for the institution of the historically black colleges and institutions.

George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump have offered them more assistance than other administrations. The Clintons were advocating three-strikes and lock us up.

As a prosecutor Kamala Harris wanted to put more folks away in already crowded jails, for which she is being soundly criticized. North Carolina under Thom Tillis' State House leadership instituted criminal justice reform which allowed for pardons based on clean drug-free records, voting when restitution had been made and sentencing reform, much like that adopted by the Trump administration.

It is past time that a black female sat on the Supreme Court — not because she is black, but because justice, as well as a more diverse representative body which looks like America, demands it. Judge Alison K. Duncan of the North Carolina 4th District Court of Appeals would pass muster by both parties without opposition as she did in her confirmation to that position.

I am so tired of seeing blacks lick the boots or kowtowing to politicians who, for a vote, willingly plaster our lives with promises of stuff of limited endurance without demanding individual responsibility from those receiving society's largess. The Democrats have advocated for many such things without measuring their constitutional boundaries and often overstepping state's rights under the 10th Amendment.

The Republications are pushing an "opportunity society" without sufficient safeguards to ensure that all have an equal opportunity to participate. That said, their drive to get out the vote is not the same as voter suppression.

Whites cannot define who is black, for that is something many blacks struggle with as we move away from predominantly black neighborhoods, fail to patronize black businesses, buy products from those who do not support our efforts, undervalue the promise of education as a way up and out, dilute our gene pool and engage in self-destructive patterns, while many fail to see meaning in social distancing as a way to self-renewal and survival.

Trump is not the enemy, and certainly didn't cause the coronavirus.  There is no precedent for what to do how to anticipate the right move; we learn as we go along. Trump has offered viable options while others are all talk.

Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a former Medical Director in a Fortune 500 company, licensed teacher, retired physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1 (available through Amazon. Com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman. Read Dr. Ada M. Fisher's Reports — More Here.  

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