This breaks my heart. I deplore writing about these issues. I’d much rather write about economics/fiscal policy, or politics, or climate change. I believe when we focus on our differences it divides a nation. But, I’m not going to ignore this. Nor should any American regardless of race or creed or color. We should all say, “this stops and it stops now”.
Here’s the thing. If you want to be a racial activist, that’s fine. Go to the racist organization of your choice. I’m fairly certain all races are well represented by the various disgusting racial advocacy groups.
This post isn’t about the racism Holder is displaying. It’s about a representative constitutional government where all people are represented. Where the people in our government should be advocates for all of the people. We can argue about how best to do so, but we can’t argue this point. Eric Holder is my Attorney General of the United States.
This post is about equal protection under the law. This is where the law is equally applied to all citizens. We can’t decide that one group is more deserving over another group. We are guaranteed equal protection under the law.
When our Attorney General of the United States describes a particular race as “my people”, the implications are clear. That means the others, are not his people. It is quite acceptable to feel that way and openly articulate these thoughts as a private citizen. It is entirely unacceptable to commit to congressional testimony in the capacity as the Attorney General of the United States of America, the top law enforcement official of the land to describe one group, at the exclusion of other groups, as “my people“.
Listen at the 1:50 mark.
If you can’t protect all citizens equally, if you can’t consider all citizens equally, then you have no business accepting the office. Get out and go back to the time when people were judged by the color of their skin, the rest of us will move on.