Written by Rob Morse on December 19, 2014

Do black lives matter? The answer depends on whom you ask.

If black lives mattered, then we wouldn’t kill so many black children before they are born. Then again, the thousand black children aborted every day serve a useful purpose. Politicians promised cheap birth control and cheap abortions in exchange for votes. It is clear that cheap sex sells at the ballot box if we examine the results of the last election.

If black lives mattered, then we wouldn’t destroy black families. We wouldn’t pay single mothers to have unwed children over and over. We wouldn’t drive black men out of their families and replace men with a government check.

If black lives mattered, then we’d encourage life-long married love in the black community. Life-long married love is how men, women and children thrive for generation after generation. Politicians promised government handouts, and they sacrificed the black family. That deal seems to be working really well so far…for the politicians.

If black lives mattered, then we wouldn’t destroy the economy of our inner cities. We’d eliminate the minimum wage so poor people could find a job. We’d eliminate the licensing and zoning laws that keep black men and women from starting their own businesses right in their own communities.

The struggle for a job isn’t between work and poverty. The struggle is between existing business interests, and poor people trying to get permission from city hall to start a business or get a job. The first rule of politics is to follow the money. Existing businesses and unions don’t want more competition. The money the politicians took from existing businesses and unions has paid off handsomely…but not for poor blacks.

If black lives mattered, then we would let black families educate their children in any school they could find…rather than forcing their children to attend failing government schools. It turns out that politicians and teachers are more concerned with union support than with educating black children.

If black lives mattered, then we’d condemn racism without noticing whether the racist was white.. or black.

If black lives mattered, we’d at least talk about it rather than saying things can’t change.

…if black lives mattered.