|The big news is, once again, the
personal life of Rev. Jesse Jackson. And once again, it is
a supermarket tabloid breaking the "news" that Jackson
has had an affair outside his marriage.
Now, I'm not ready to cast stones at Jesse
Jackson, but I'm not saying he is a good husband or Christian
either. What I do know is he is one of the leading figures in this
country in defending and promoting black rights and the rights
of the disadvantaged..
And who is it that is bashing this great civil right
leader? The National Enquirer which offered $25,000 for
the story. All of a sudden the National Enquirer has
become the voice of
reason. The only people who now apparently view them as
reputable are the right wing attack squads. These rich
white men of the conservative movement are only looking to
undermine the liberal ideals of this Democratic
And why don't we hear about Conservative infidelities?
It is not because there are too few examples. One only
need look to Newt Gingrich or Bob Livingston to understand this party's hypocrisy.
They were certainly not paragons of family values.
It is time for the Republican Party to grow up, get out of
our bedrooms, and start focusing on the issues. But it's
the same old story from the Grand Old Party. When you are
losing on the issues, get personal.
As the founder of Operation PUSH (People United to Save
Humanity), Jesse Jackson has done more to empower blacks than any other
figure in today's political arena.
He works with high achieving students to persuade them to volunteer.
He has been involved with churches to get them involved in their
communities. He has initiated programs in the
community to foster economic growth. And his is the
leading defender of affirmative action.
Without people like Jesse there would be thousands more
babies and children living without sufficient food and clothing
in the most economically advanced society to ever
Shouldn't Conservatives be supporting economic growth for all communities?
Or are they too afraid of their lily white world fading into the
abyss of diversity.
Jesse Jackson has also played a role in international
affairs. Jesse has been the common voice to which other
nations have been willing to listen. He has traveled
the globe, negotiated with foreign leaders, and made progress
where others have failed.
Let God be the ultimate judge of his personal actions and his
character. And let us judge him by the good he has done
for all people.
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Access to Capital, and Achieve Your Financial Dreams
by Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Afraid of the Dark : What Whites
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by Jim Myers & Jesse L. Jackson Sr.
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