Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. How has this affected the black community? Jason Riley of The Manhattan Institute answers the question in this video.
Most Americans view business monopolies as a threat to free enterprise, to the very notion of liberty. But when there is a political monopoly the citizens who belong to that monopoly are content to let it stand.
That’s because power becomes an end in itself.
Democrats have maintained political monopolies in Baltimore, Chicago and Detroit for several generations. And the results of this Democrat monopoly is predictably gruesome.
The very name of this once great city conjures images of a postmodern necropolis, a blasted landscape where feral dogs outnumber tax paying citizens.
Of course, Detroit was once a prosperous city on the move.
But then came July 23, 1967.
The Detroit race riots.
You can bet your bottom dollar that Senator Elbert Guillory (R-Louisiana) will be savagely demonized by oh-so-tolerant liberals because:
- He’s a prominent and articulate African-American who is—gasp!—a conservative Republican.
- He courageously tells a simple truth: the Democratic Party’s reactionary, government-centered policies have created a loop of broken black families, endless black poverty, chronic black unemployment, generation upon generation of black welfare slaves, and bankrupt cities. Detroit, after all, has been a one-party city—guess which one—for almost fifty years.