What would Frederick Douglass say?
Stacy Swimp | 2/24/2012, 8 p.m.
Unlike Frederick Douglass, they have yet to determine that personal responsibility and free enterprise is the only option. Moreover, many do not understand that freedom is not free.
Frederick Douglass also advocated desegregation of schools. He fought for inclusion within the educational system. Today, many blacks naively cooperate with union agendas to restore, in principle and practice, separate but equal school districts, in that they oppose expanding choices in education.
“I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it. Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.”
Slavery is alive and well in America, via debt bondage, sex slavery and forced labor. It is called: “Human Trafficking”. It is a little known crisis in America that is being resisted by the great, great, great Grandson of Frederick Douglass, Kenneth Morris, Jr., who is indeed a model of Frederick Douglass’ legacy of leadership.
“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.”
Freedom loving Americans today face vicious and relentless attacks from progressives for exercising freedom of speech in resisting the liberal agenda to destroy the sanctity of marriage and the sanctity of life in America.
Additionally, American workers’ freedom of expression is oppressed by labor and teachers’ unions when workers opt out of union representation, refusing to support the political activities of unions. Douglass’ message clearly opposes these practices.
There are far too few role models providing navigation to move us from the modern bondage which suppresses our freedom today. Far too few leaders have the courage to go against popular culture to preserve the values which make our Republic great.
If Frederick Douglass were alive today he would remain steadfast in his beliefs: “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence,” he would remind us.
And now it’s up to us to take hold.
Editor’s note: Stacy Swimp is a national conservative commentator.