TOPICs: Middle East Politics Abroad and On Our Campuses
At: The Anchorage/Holiday Inn | 4700 N. Port Washington Rd, Glendale
TIME: 11:30 A.M. Social/Sign In | 12:00 P.M. Luncheon
The year of 1938 was one that should have taught us a lot. Unfortunately, we did not learn as much as we could have and are paying for that today. StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization that believes education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. Come hear Peggy Shapiro, Midwest Director, explain facts about common Arab-Israeli conflict prejudices being spread on our campuses, as well as policies that can help promote peace in the region.
President Obama has mocked Martin Luther King by policies and actions that judge people by the color of their skin and not by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Junior’s “I Have A Dream Speech” was one of his more eloquent and moving speeches. His words have resonated with all Americans for the past five decades and will do so for many decades to come. Among his dreams was an America where his four children would be judged not “by the color of their skin but by the content of their character”
Of course, he was not just referring to his own children or to children at all. He meant to heighten the disgrace of racism by picturing innocent children as the victims. What he truly meant — as was made clear during the rest of his oration — was that his dream was that all people would “not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
The man who campaigned on the theme that there was no “white America” or “black America” has used his powers as President to practice identity politics on a scale never before seen in America. Barack Obama has overtly chosen top officials on the basis of their skin color and not on the content of their character. Moreover, he has enacted policies that overtly favor “people of color” over “people of pallor” regardless of the merits of the individuals impacted by his programs.
What were we expecting from a man whose moral compass was the race-baiting Pastor Jeremiah Wright, whose views of white people and America would have repulsed Martin Luther King, Jr.?
I have often mentioned the special role that religion, in the form of Biblical morality, plays in the history of the American political experiment. The Founding Fathers, under the influence of the British Enlightenment of the 18th century, understood the state and its nature to be the natural outgrowth of the nation as a whole. A generation or so before the climactic events of the last quarter of the 18th century, a Protestant religious revival, the Great Awakening, had swept through the 13 British colonies, and had a profound effect on the thinking of the people who confronted the tyranny which King George III and his officials sought to impose on them.
No less a constitutional authority than John Adams, first vice president and second president of the United States, put it this way: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” The reason should be obvious: only a self-disciplined, self-restrained, self-reliant people can function with the relatively minimalist government, one whose processes are deliberately slowed and frustrated by checks and balances to maximize personal liberty, as the United States Constitution seeks to do.