Retired General Colin Powell, who has served our nation admirably in times past, is making it increasingly difficult to remember that fine service. This past weekend he, essentially, tarred the GOP a gaggle of racists. Townhall.com contributor Ken Blackwell has had enough and calls Powell on his slur. Blackwell possesses an accomplished resume: he’s served as mayor of Cincinnati and Ohio Secretary of State and was 2006’s Republican candidate for governor of his state.
Oh yeah, he’s also black. So, does that give him the go-ahead to criticize Powell for
his absurd “intolerance” charges?
Below, Blackwell confronts General Powell’s recent diversions from decency:
General Colin Powell
Dear General Powell,
I was disappointed with the clear implication in yourMeet The Press interveiw that those of us, in the GOP who defend life, protect traditional marriage and advance religious liberty are intolerent.
It was obvious to anyone who watched the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, that NO! had it. There was no way the convention chairman could have heard a two-thirds vote for the YES! position. Three times the chairman asked them to vote. Three times they denied God. Denied Him Thrice!
What has happened to the Democratic Party that, in the 1960s, provided such leadership for the cause of Civil Rights? It was Democrats like John F. Kennedy and Hubert Humphrey who supprted the fight for civil rights among the white majority in the 1960s. Kennedy, the first Catholic president, was in good company in his church.
Roman Catholic Bishops were among the first to strike out against segregation in the 1950s and 1960s. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was surely a Baptist preacher, but he could rely on thousands of Catholic priests and nuns to join his great March on Washington in 1963. And when he wrote his famous Letter from the Birmingham Jail, he cited St. Thomas Aquinas to make his case that an unjust law was no law at all.
For the Democratic Party of Kennedy and King to vote three times to reject God was a shock to millions of black Americans. And it must have been especially shocking to black clergymen who have been leaders in the struggle for equal rights and equal opportunity for four decades and more. It is bad enough these pastors and their congregations have been given short shrift by the new elites in the Democratic Party, but we now see that God was not put in the back of the bus. God was not allowed on the bus at all …
Read the rest at: Gen. Colin Powell Shocks Pro-Life, Pro-Marriage Community