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"...we have good reason to be distrustful of government, so why would you invite more government into your life?"
During his Wednesday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck hosted special guest Star Parker, a conservative activist and founder of C.U.R.E. — the Center for Urban Renewal and Education — which recently released a hard-hitting ad entitled "Never Again." Also on the program was actor and conservative Joseph Phillips, and Kira Ayn Davis, an Internet radio host and blogger, to discuss their views on the Second Amendment and the role of blacks in this important ongoing debate.
Beck opened the segment by featuring a clip of vice president Joe Biden's cringe-inducing "back in chains" comment made during the 2012 presidential campaign, which the panel agreed was patently offensive to people of all walks.
The panel discussed slavery and the history of how African Americans were disarmed during and prior to the Civil War. This was a means, according to Parker, of keeping them in control.
Phillips said he is tired of seeing films of blacks cowering in fear against the likes of the KKK or anyone else who sought to do them harm, rather than be empowered to stand up and defend themselves. The panel explained that when the KKK began, local sheriffs would break into black homes and confiscate their weapons. Weeks later, a KKK group would, according to Davis, then attack that home.
The Second Amendment "is an issue, as a black American, of our freedom," Davis said.
Parker also took on the issue of background checks as it relates to and will effect the black community in America.
"Conservatives have failed at telling our story," Davis explained. "One of the stories we need to bring back...is reminding black folks that...we have good reason to be distrustful of government, so why would you invite more government into your life? We don't want this. It has been dangerous to us in the past."
"We are also fighting a social agenda that crosses color lines," Phillips explained.
He added that the idea of owning guns in today's society "makes you crazy and suspect, whereas to eschew guns makes you good, and righteous... and noble."
"And that is some heavy stuff to fight. It is more than just telling a story it is standing up and saying enough is enough."
The panel believes social media is a valuable tool in reaching the black community to develop their own ads and own messaging.
The panel continued their discussion on crime, government dependency and eduction and how those elements relate to gun control in the black community.
The message the panel delivered was clear, if blacks lose their constitutional rights, so too will the rest of the country.
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