Speaking of various deadly sins, St. Paul castigates those “Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:32).
To ensure a steady supply of lawless thugs, the most lawless regime in American history has cut a deal with the Minneapolis Public Schools to exempt young offenders from punishment if they happen to have dark skins. Here is how columnist Thomas Sowell described it today:
“Under the Obama administration, both the Department of Education and the Department of Justice”–justice?–”have been leaning on public schools around the country to reduce what they call the ‘disproportionate’ numbers of black male students who are punished for various offenses in schools.
“Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent by the end of this school year, and then by 50 percent, 75 percent and finally 100 percent in each of the following years. In other words, there are now racial quota limits for punishment in the Minneapolis schools.”
If you don’t quite understand that, try looking at it like so: Suppose the federal government decides there are too many black males going to jail, and the number must be reduced. Whether any of those individuals has actually committed a crime, the government dismisses as irrelevant. So this year, prosecutions of lawbreakers who happen to be black males are to be decreased 25 percent, and next year, prosecutions are to be decreased by 50 percent, until finally you have only half as many prosecutions as you used to have–and many crimes going unpunished because the lawbreakers were black males and the government has decided that you can only punish so many of them before you have to stop.
Fighting in school, vandalizing school property, smoking on school grounds, whatever–it doesn’t rise to the level of murder or armed robbery. But what are we getting, if kids are taught to believe they can get away with these infractions because they have the good luck to be black?
Headed by President Barack Hussein Ebola, who looks black, this most racist presidential administration in U.S. history has poisoned race relations–let us pray, not forever. But it will take hard work and many years to uproot the weeds of lawlessness planted by this gang.
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