Friday, August 21, 2015

#BlackLivesMatter is wasting its time with Democrats

Leon H. Wolf, a conservative attorney in Nashville, Tennessee argues that "the movement would be better off if it engaged with Republican candidates".


(The Washington Post)

"As a conservative who has advocated for criminal justice reform, I have a lot of admiration for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, which has been remarkably effective at raising awareness of the myriad ways that black Americans are treated differently — or, put more bluntly, treated worse — by law enforcement. Although I haven’t always agreed with their tactics or rhetoric, I have appreciated the movement’s tenacity and unwillingness to be mollified by platitudes and talking points from politicians who’ve attempted to co-opt them.

That’s why I think #BlackLivesMatter is wasting its time pressing Democrats for answers, or action. The party of big government can’t meet their demands."

Read the full article HERE.