Not a Fit Representative!

What is it with the Democratic liberal left, especially those in the black community who get so whacked out over a black Republican. The following quote is from NAACP’s  senior vice president for advocacy and policy, Hilary Shelton on Alveda King, who is the niece of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Alveda King isn’t a fit representative of the “I have a dream” message her uncle left for the nation because, he said, she’s “undeniably a very long-term committed Republican and is pro-life.”

Alveda King has chosen to speak at Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally on the same day as Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s annual Reclaim the Dream rally backed by NACCP’s head, Ben Jealous on the 47th anniversary of her uncle’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Now really,  how is she not fit because she is a Republican and pro-life? Hilary Shelton is presumptuous with that statement. Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was against abortion.  Some say MLK was a Republican, some say he did not identify with either of the 2 major political parties. It is universally agreed that her grandfather, Martin Luther King Sr (Daddy King) was a registered Republican.

In the South, before the mid 1960s,  blacks that were able to get past the poll taxes and stupid poll tests ( for example, guessing the correct number of marbles in a large jar or reciting parts of the U.S. Constitution) were often still denied registration.  Many southern blacks that could vote where usually registered by the Republican Party which did not have a lot southern members back then. Condaleeza Rice is a Republican due in part to the Republicans in her home state of Alabama registering her father to vote, when the the Democratic Party refused.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King fought against the Jim Crow segregation that was instituted and maintained by the Democratic South. So being a Republican hardly makes his niece an unfit representative. Hilary Shelton should review Jim Crow and civil rights history.

This notion that if MLK were here today, he would be at Rev Sharpton’s event as opposed to Glenn Beck’s is not correct.  The main point of the “I Have a Dream” speech was disavowing skin color and putting the main emphasis on the content of one’s character.  Rev. Sharpton  and Ben Jealous are still too caught up on the skin color. Restoring Honor has much to do with the content of one’s character. Alveda King choose the right rally to attend. Read more about her here.

4 thoughts on “Not a Fit Representative!

  1. For those of us who actually fought along side Dr King to gain our civil rights, Alveda is a complete embarrassment. Her uncle would be terribly ashamed. She makes Montana Fishburne look like a saint. Terribly sad that the children who benefitted so greatly from our struggles can forget where and why this day, the 28th is important.

    We have struggles in the present that poor ignorant insecure Alveda makes no effort to understand. This is a warning to every parent how little control we have over the destiny our children. She obviously lacks self respect, and is extremely insecure to adovocate for Beck. She might as well have endorsed Stormfront or the KKK. Truly sad.

  2. No Georgia, she hardly makes Monata Fisburne look like a saint. Really, that is a stretch! It appears you are one of those who gets whacked out. How is what she is doing compared to endorsing the Stormfront or KKK. What has Glenn Beck done other than say some things that some of us would not agree on? Did he burn crosses? How many lynchings and other types of murders did he do or contribute to? Who has done so because of what he said.

    How would her uncle be ashamed? I think MLK would be more ashamed of the descent into drugs, babies born out of wedlock, and fathers not lifting a dime to support the children they sire. Beck’s Restoring Honor rally is about character content. That is what MLK desired over color of skin. Dr. Alveda King (Beal) is not caught up in color. She is about the human race over putting emphasis on her birth race. I say she stands tall. God bless her. And since when does not going with group black think equal lack of self respect?

    Sure there is racism in the world today, but here in the U.S. it doesn’t have the sting it once did. Some of us are still caught up in racism as if it was still thriving at the same level as it was on the 28th some 47 years ago. I don’t think Dr. King (Beal) is not forgetting, but celebrating the content of one’s character portion of her uncle’s famous speech.

    Georgia, thank you for your comment and I welcome you to disagree (or agree) anytime.

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