(Tea Party PAC) – There are a lot of crazy, wacky people who are jumping on the Black Lives Matter bandwagon, many of which are motivated to do so not because they actually care about ending police brutality or standing up for equality. More so because it’s a political opportunity. Some will do so in order to help them win elections, appearing to be an “ally” of the cause. Others, however, will do so as a means of sapping power from the American people.
It seems to me that Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley is most definitely part of the latter crowd, though she will certainly gain some advantages politically speaking for her involvement in helping to supposedly further the BLM cause.
Pressley recently stated that Black Lives Matter is a mandate and that it’s time for Americans to “pay us what you owe us.”
Apparently, you, me, and everyone else is somehow responsible for the wickedness of former citizens who owned slaves, despite never having done so ourselves. Sorry, but this child is most definitely not responsible for the sins of the father.
This is just an excuse to get money without earning it. Period.
Here’s more on this from The Daily Wire:
“Centuries of institutionalized oppression will not be undone overnight, for racism in America is as structural as the marble pillars of this very institution,” Pressley claimed. “With the power of the pen we must legislate accountability, dismantle these systems, and move in the direction of justice and healing. The Justice in Policing Act is a critical step forward and I applaud the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus.”
“But our work is unfinished. There is a rallying cry in communities across the nation,” Pressley continued. “Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time. Pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime, it is the beautiful robe of nation builders.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley: "Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It's time — pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime. It is the beautiful robe of nation-builders." pic.twitter.com/48avufRaif
— The Hill (@thehill) June 26, 2020
PRESSLEY: Madam Speaker, I rise today on behalf of every Black family that has been robbed of a child. On behalf of every family member that has been forced to see their loved one lynched on national television. Driving while Black. Jogging while Black. Sleeping while Black. We have been criminalized for the very way we show up in the world. Under the harsh gaze of far too many, my Black body is seen as a threat, always considered armed.
Centuries of institutionalized oppression will not be undone overnight, for racism in America is as structural as the marble pillars of this very institution. With the power of the pen we must legislate accountability, dismantle these systems, and move in the direction of justice and healing. The Justice in Policing Act is a critical step forward and I applaud the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus.
But our work is unfinished. There is a rallying cry in communities across the nation. Black Lives Matter is a mandate from the people. It’s time. Pay us what you owe us. Our Black skin is not a crime, it is the beautiful robe of nation builders.
Thank you, I yield.
Being black is most definitely not a crime. Not at all. However, wanting to force me to be responsible for someone else’s crimes, punishing me for something I’m innocent of, by stealing my property at gunpoint — the threat of force of having reparations done by the government — is most definitely a criminal action.
No one has the right to the money of an American citizen, especially for crimes they themselves didn’t commit. Our society is founded on personal responsibility, and the idea that if, God forbid, someone gets away with a crime in this life, our Creator will punish them in the next.
You can’t punish someone for a crime they didn’t commit. That’s unjust. For a person who wants to fight injustice, Pressley has a lack of understanding of how the principle works.
Pressley’s remarks come after Hawk Newsome, head of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, made waves during a Fox News interview on Wednesday that eventually caught the attention of President Donald Trump.
Newsome said, “If this country doesn’t give us what we want then we will burn down the system and replace it.”
Trump responded to the remark on Fox News by tweeting about it, writing: “Black Lives Matter leader states, ‘If U.S. doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it’. This is Treason, Sedition, Insurrection!”
Black Lives Matter is in danger of getting themselves placed on the terrorist watch list with all of the rioting, looting, and threats they continue to make. Perhaps, if this madness continues, that’s what will have to be done in order to stop all of this.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.