Joe Manchin, Standing in the Proverbial Doorway
One commentator called Joe Manchin a racist, and his actions prove it. A Black politician stated that as a fact, poll workers Ruby Freeman and her daughter were harassed because they refused to declare the loser the winner of the 2020 Presidential election. They caused them to move from their home. I wonder what happened to the virtue of telling the truth. What happened to the Scripture that says, “The truth shall set you free?”
I was shocked to hear that a Beverly Hills Beauty Salon Owner was among the rioters who participated in the January 6th insurrection at the United Stated Senate, attempting to hang the Vice President of the United States and Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi because they did not buy into the Big Lie that the former President did not win a second term.
Now, Hershel Walker is running for Senator of Georgia against Senator, Reverend Raphael Warnock, the Pastor who replaced Dr. Martin Luther King.
The hope is that Walker, a former professional football player will help the former President win another seat as President. The Republicans also hope Walker will help keep Stacey Abrams out of the Governor’s seat.
It is funny that white folks will recruit A Black man to run against a Black woman. It is even funnier that the Black man would consent to run. That is what you get when you are collaborating with people with no integrity or moral compass. Ruby Freeman is just a pawn in this game. The main thing is to win at all costs. The word is that they surrounded Ruby’s house with bull horns, knocked on her door at all hours of the day or night, and harassed this poll worker to get her to break the Law.
Because of her faith in God, she would not participate. And yet they continued, from poll watchers to the former president of the United States who incited the insurrection. He spoke at a political rally saying Ms. Freeman’s name numerous times asking, “Where is Ruby?” I ask, “Where is the Dignity?” Today Ruby and her fellow, poll-worker daughter are suing Trump.
We must remember that it was the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Church and the death of four little girls that gave birth to President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s signing the Voting Rights Bill. We are once again at the point of begging for the right to vote. It raises the question of what is the next move?
Al Sharpton reminds us that Black America had Joe Biden’s back in the past Presidential election, and now Black America is looking for payback, and there is no better payback than Biden’s support for a Voting Right’s Bill. Black people from the civil rights workers to Dr. Martin Luther King have given much to gain and maintain our right to vote.
To have one Senator from a state, not known for its Black representation, standing in the proverbial doorway is a sad commentary for the right to vote and is evidence to the world that America has work to do to maintain its place in the world as a leader of Democracy, according to Vice President Kamala Harris. She reminds us not to give up and we will retain our right to vote. The fight is not over.