Thursday, August 5, 2010
Washington (CNSNews.com) – Alan Keyes, a conservative activist and former diplomat, said Wednesday that President Barack Obama and liberals in Congress are promoting a dependence on government that mirrors slavery.
Keyes appeared with more than a dozen other black conservative leaders at a gathering in Washington to condemn accusations by the NAACP that the Tea Party movement has a racist faction. Keyes said real racism occurs when race is connected to ideology — as was the case, he said, when Barack Obama was campaigning for president.
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“The notion that you owe some allegiance or vote to an individual simply because of the color of their skin” is racist, Keyes said. He said such a notion was “constantly pushed at me by the American media” during the Obama campaign, when black Americans were expected to ”feel proud” of Obama.
“Why should I feel proud of someone who wants to destroy the unalienable rights of unborn children?” Keyes said Wednesday during the event at the National Press Club. “Why should I be proud of someone who, in fact, wants to return this entire country to the condition in which my ancestors sadly found themselves?”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 8:18 am