- The Washington Times - Friday, July 24, 2009

“The Negro cannot win if he chooses to sacrifice the future of his children for immediate comfort and safety.” That quote from Martin Luther King epitomizes the state of black America and the perpetuation of its demise by the Obama administration.

Ironically, and tragically, much of the decimation of the black community, by means of betrayal and deceit, is self-imposed. This deliberate and systematic discrimination would not flourish if it were not for willing pawns, duplicitous individuals more concerned about personal political gain than the future of the lives they serve.

Their culpability is disgraceful and deplorable. Their greed for gain works to sustain the status quo of destruction; works to “sacrifice the future of (our) children for immediate comfort and safety.”

In this past election, 95 percent of blacks voted for Barack Obama out of ethnic pride and for the promise of change. I dare say, none — out of ignorance — who voted for Mr. Obama ever expected his plan would not only continue the present annihilation, but escalate also it!

Voting for the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in our nation’s history should have been a sign of things to come. Every day, 1,786 black children are killed in the womb of their mothers. According to the research arm of Planned Parenthood, 52 percent of all black pregnancies end in abortion. Black women now lead the nation in very early pre-term births and miscarriages due to the damaging and weakening of the reproductive system as a result of multiple abortions. The breast cancer rate has dramatically increased directly due to first time pregnancies ended by abortion. Black births are beneath the replacement level and still declining (U.S. Census 2006). What’s Mr. Obama’s answer to this holocaust?

Mr. Obama’s first executive order was to reverse the Mexico City policy that prohibited your tax dollars from funding international organizations promoting or performing abortions.

Mr. Obama’s administration started the process of overturning pro-life conscience protections that were intended to protect doctors from being forced to perform abortions against their will. He then appointed a flood of abortion advocates to his administration such as Dawn Johnsen, NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) legal director who argued in a Supreme Court brief that restrictions on abortion violate the 13th Amendment’s prohibition against slavery because, in her words, “the state has conscripted” i.e., the pregnant woman’s “body for its own ends”; Ellen Moran and Melody Barnes of Emily’s List, a national political action committee working to elect pro-choice female Democrats; and as his Health and Human Services secretary, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, whose collaboration with Planned Parenthood and the most notorious late-term abortionist in America, George Tiller, is well- known. These are just a few of those in Mr. Obama’s administration whose radical abortion agenda targets blacks more than any other ethnic group in America … to “sacrifice the future of (our) children for immediate comfort and safety.”

Blacks make up 12 percent of the U.S. population but 37 percent of abortions. Why? Because self-serving political pawns in the black community continue turning a blind eye, tacitly supporting this genocide for their own immediate aggrandizement. They, thus, secure their own re-elections.

In choosing Mr. Obama, and his agenda, we are choosing to sacrifice our children for the promise of comfort and safety. As it is always when this argument comes up, there are those who would say, “Worry about the ones who are here.” A case in point: One of the most absurd comments I ever heard came from supposedly pro-life Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democrat. Asked about Mr. Obama’s radical abortion record, Mr. Casey said, “I don’t know about Barack Obama and the first nine months, but I know of his good things for children after that.”

Allow me to make an observation from the District. There are children in the nation’s capital above nine months who were successfully navigating a ravaged urban community with an AIDs rate higher than West Africa and one of the country’s worst public school systems. These children were predominately blacks who had escaped the District’s “genocide of the minds of our youth” by a public school system that over the years has compromised the destinies of thousands of such young people. When Mr. Obama could have helped these children, he refused. Mr. Obama, who said, let us do what is right for the children, did what was right for himself and the self-serving Democrats, some of whom are black but more concerned about getting Teacher Union dollars ($55,794,000) for their re-election campaigns than serving the children they represent.

A school-choice program providing funds that allowed poor parents to select alternate schools for their children, was, according to all data, working. Yet the program’s continued funding was denied. Why? Once again, for the immediate comfort and safety of a Democratic Congress that couldn’t care less about the plight of these urban children, while their own children, including Mr. Obama’s, attend private schools. Some of the abandoned children were attending the school Mr. Obama’s children attend.

The same time the decision was made to end this productive life-changing school voucher program for minority children in the District, the Obama administration announced it was sending $50 million, the same cost of the D.C. voucher program, to the United Nations population agency, with the approval of Congress. This is outrageous!

This organization promotes abortion globally and shares the same offices with the Chinese population control officials who enforce the one-child rule in China via forced abortions. Once again, Mr. King was right: The appalling greed for gain works to “sacrifice the future of (our) children for immediate comfort and safety.”

No, blacks cannot win, nor America for that matter, with an administration that is expediting the demise of blacks and stripping away that which is good, all in the name of “change” that is mostly much of the same, and in some cases, much that is far worse.

The Rev. Clenard Childress is a pastor in Montclair, N.J., and founder of the pro-life Web site Blackgenocide.org.

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