In an article that appeared in the Washington Times, Jackson reiterated that liberal policies are failed policies in the inner-city.
For the first decade or two of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society program, it was possible to justify belief in its efficacy. Over time, reality shattered theory. Yet some continue what is nothing more than a grand political deception calculated to hold blacks as a captive voting block. It has worked.
The question is whether it will keep working. Ironically, it may turn out that the first black president, a Democrat and poster child for every liberal idea, may cause a historic break between Democrats and black voters. President Obama came to power like a Caesar. Long lines of the worshipful got up early or waited late to vote for their ersatz messiah.
Any policy that provides a disincentive to work and promotes anti-family “values” will fail the people who need help the most. Jackson said that Barack Obama has failed as a president, especially for black Americans.
Poverty is worse, federal debt is worse, race relations are worse, income is down, our economy is limping, our national security is weak, our allies do not trust us, and our enemies do not fear us.
That’s the general landscape, but how is the black community doing under this president? According to a U.S. Census Bureau Survey, the poverty rate for Americans of African descent increased by almost 3 percent under the Obama administration. Black families with children under 18 headed by a single mother have the highest rate of poverty at 47.5 percent. In February, unemployment for black Americans was 10.4 percent. The national unemployment rate was 5.5 percent.
Jackson notes how dedicated the president is to promoting the normalization of homosexuality, which, by the way, adversely impacts our religious freedom. The president also supports illegal immigration. What about policies that would help inner-city blacks, like school choice, or stemming the rising rate of violence?
[Obama] has pushed poverty programs instead of pushing for economic development. He has proposed benefits for illegal immigrants who compete for entry-level jobs and replace black workers in construction, hospitality and other sectors of the economy. The rampant gangs, drugs and violence have earned Chicago the sobriquet “Chiraq” — a testament to his complete disregard of the thousands of lives lost in black-on-black crime. Apparently, a black life only matters when racism is the alleged motive for the killing.
Solutions must come from the private sector, Jackson says, not the government — cultural renewal, economic revitalization, and educational opportunity.