Come on Joyanna, of course the whites WANTED those blacks to sit at the back of the bus, and not drink out of their water fountains, you say. Okay, lots did. BUT…
Obama just talked about Jim Crow, but guess who was the REAL villain in putting up those Jim Crow laws?
The government. And it wasn’t because the white people wanted those laws.
From the book, ” It is Dangerous To Be Right, When the Government Is Wrong” by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
The Jim Crow Laws legally mandated discrimination—were the sad and unforgivable result of the Civil War and Reconstruction. These rules and customs and regulations legally enshrined blacks as second class citizens for years. This system of legalized segregation was fully in place by 1910 in every state in the South. In the passage of these dreadful Jim Crow laws, the government singlehandedly stripped blacks and whites of the freedom to associate with whom they pleased.
Jim Crow laws were written, implemented, and enforced by the government. They were not the result of free individual action. Private streetcar companies in Augusta, Houston, Jacksonville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Memphis were not racially segregated during the late 19800s. But, by the early 1900s the railcars were segregated because city ordinances and state statues mandated racial separation in public accommodations. Therefore, the racist were not the white railroad owners— the racist was the state!
In fact, many companies,—including private railroads for example—refused to adhere to Jim Crow laws. Economic historian Dr. Jennifer Roback argues that private railroads did not want to be segregated BUT WERE REQUIRED TO DO SO BY LAW. Jim Crow laws was interfering with their right to run their businesses. Jim Crow legislation was interfering with their freedom to associate and to conduct business with whom they pleased.
If we are truly a free society, we must have the full right to associate or not to associate with whomever we please, and that means people have the right to be raciest.
So, thanks to our government, who back then ignored the rights granted to its citizens by the Constitution, they FORCED the white people to discrimination in all matters of life. Yes, they forced the whites to discriminate against the blacks.
Of course, you could argue those government officials were all white.
Doesn’t matter. It was still a government forcing its citizens to conduct their lives as the government saw fit. And it was against the Constitution.
And now, the black “President” in the White House…seeks to enforce all his citizens to his own wishes…again—ignoring the Constitution. Obama’s actions are just as tyrannical as the men who made the Jim Crow laws.
Jim Crow, IS back. It’s just changed colors. The new black is… white.