Here's a name you need to know: Janice Rogers
Brown. She is currently a member of the California Supreme Court and the
nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. She is the
daughter of an Alabama sharecropper and is supported by the Bush
administration. That means she is female, black and conservative.
What a bad combination for liberals.
Judge Brown is not a quota. In fact, many believe
she is overqualified for the Court of Appeals. She qualifies for a seat
on the U.S. Supreme Court. But being black, female and conservative, she
faces many obstacles. Not the obstacles of old -- Jim Crow laws, racist
governors or pepper-spray wielding policemen -- but the obstacles of
the new, post-civil rights era: Democrats.
Robert L. Woodson Sr., the founder and president of
the National Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (and a man I greatly
admire for his courage, truthfulness and genuine compassion), recently
released a statement regarding Judge Brown's nomination.
He could not be more correct in his analysis of the situation:
"There is now emerging a
new political correctness in which black malfeasance is tolerated
without comment, but conservative views are attacked. The Congressional
Black Caucus and NAACP are more angry at Judge Janice Brown than they
were when a black former Congressman went to jail for child sexual
abuse, or a black mayor was caught smoking crack in a hotel room with a
woman other than his wife, or a black leader fathered a baby in
adultery. They said nothing when pre-teen children were being peddled on
the streets of Atlanta by black pimps, or when the leader of the largest
black religious church association spent money on his mistress that had
been donated to restore burnt black churches.
"Today we have a new
high-tech racism. All the symbols and language are being inverted
against those who depart from the liberal Democratic agenda. Their real
target is not just Justice Brown. It is the black students, the black
scholars, and any who would depart from the liberal Democratic script.
They are putting them on notice: We will come after you. We will silence
conservative voices in the black community.
"Holding a political
view that is conservative is now more egregious, more dangerous, than
criminal or immoral behavior.
"Far from seeking
justice, they use the race issue as a spear to attack anyone who has a
philosophy different from their own. And they use it as a shield against
anyone who challenges their misdeeds. They distort and mutilate the
democratic processes that are the foundation of this country simply to
achieve their own goals.
"Justice Janice Brown
deserves a vote from the full Senate on her nomination to the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the DC Circuit. She is more than qualified. What is
happening to Justice Brown is grave evidence of a form of bigotry that
is as dangerous as any that has ever been seen before in this country.
Bigotry must be confronted, regardless of the color of its
Pretty strong words from a veteran fighter in the
civil rights movement. Mr. Woodson is absolutely right. Judge Brown
deserves the bench seat, regardless of gender or race. But the fact that
a black woman would be treated so unmercifully and so brutally by some
members of Congress and high-profile "leaders" should raise great
As Mr. Woodson says, "The race hatemongers must
be stopped. They are un-American, and they can't be allowed to do what
they are doing to deserving Americans. Justice Janice Brown deserves a
vote from the full Senate."
Spoken like a true leader.
Author: James Robison
Word Count: 612
Reference Article: Robert
Woodson's official statement
About the author: James Robison is the founder and president of LIFE
Outreach International, an international humanitarian aid ministry; host
of the television program, Life Today; and author of The Absolutes. For
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