Just now, actor George Clooney was arrested for storming the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC after protesting the atrocities and war crimes of its current long-time leader.
NAACP President, Ben Jealous, and Martin Luther King III were arrested along with Clooney.
But the sudden interest of celebrities and black politicians in the problems in Africa disturbs me when you consider who's causing the problems in our own communities.
The same politicians who are speaking out for Africans' freedom and opportunity are the ones who have led the erosion of freedom and opportunity in our own nation.
Playing the race card instead of promoting free markets, discouraging marriage with a welfare state and a homosexual agenda, and hampering economic opportunity with complex tax codes, these liberals have caused the destruction of our African-American communities for almost 50 years.
Conservative Congressman Tim Scott of South Carolina said that his hometown is building a $100 million dollar prison to house just 1,300 inmates. He said that 92 percent of the prisoners are illiterate, grew up in a home with a single parent, and lived in poverty.
If we're going to solve failures like this, we need to restore our institutions: our schools are failing, families are broken, and the government has made welfare dependency a lifestyle option.
Yet the black leaders and celebrities who are protesting child kidnappers and religious persecutors in Africa, actively oppose the policies that will improve American lives, here at home.
They consistently oppose school choice. They consistently oppose standing up for family values. The consistently oppose reforming welfare and moving millions of people out of dependency and poverty.
If you remember a few years ago, Oprah Winfrey started a private school for poor black girls. She built it in Africa. (Then she came back and campaigned for Barack Obama.)
What does it take to get Oprah to support school choice here at home? To stand up to the NAACP and the unions who defend thousands of dollars wasted in failing schools?
What does it take to get Oprah to open up a private, charter school in a black community in this country?
It's time to stand up and recognize the that these so-called leaders fight for justice for Africans but fight for the opposite for Americans.
Standing up isn't popular to do, though. They call me a "bad apple." They call me a traitor to my race. They turn their backs to me when I speak.
This is because my story of triumph over dependency and recklessness risks everything they've created for themselves: their own political power.
This is why they want to silence me.
But like in the days of Martin Luther King, Jr., the laws may be against us, the popular vote may be against us, but I'm going to stand up for what's right for my country and I'm going to lift Americans out of poverty.
This is why I'm marching and protesting in the areas where celebrities and black politicians have abandoned.
I'm reaching out to the black pastors across the country who preach the values that you and I share and I tell them my story. One by one, they realize the dependency and irresponsible behavior has been perpetuated by liberal leaders and big-government programs.
But I give them hope and understanding, from a face that looks like their own, that we can change things, from the pew to the ballot box.
Congressman Allen West said we must organize the black pastors. And this is one of the primary purposes of what my non-profit, CURE, does. Will you join me?
Help me convince the black pastors that it's safe to speak the truth to their congregation. They fear retribution. I remind them that Dr. King had trouble getting his movement started. He said men fear nothing more than standing outside of prevailing opinion.
My life is a testament to this truth.
Help me convince black pastors that standing up against entrenched politicians who spread liberal and progressive poison that goes against everything they preach, is a legitimate cause to protest.
March with me for freedom and help me build my pastor network. Across the United States, my network of black pastors are those who've heard my story and see that true freedom requires standing up for what's right. Help me organize them into activity with other black conservative leaders. But I can only do this with your help.
Will you financially contribute, once again, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or even $2,500 by immediately clicking this link?
I want to thank you. again, for your prayers and financially supporting me through thick and thin. Your continued support can help us turn the direction of our country and the black pastors are our key.
Your foot-soldier for freedom,
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