Black Woman Tells Michelle Obama Enough Is Enough – “YOU DON’T OWN MY VOTE!” [VIDEO]
Looking back in history, race has always played a big role in political parties and elections. And this is just as true today. Recently Michelle Obama spoke to this while addressing a prominently black audience saying:
“This isn’t about Barack. It’s not about the person on the ballot — it’s about you. And for most of the people that we’re talking to, a Democratic ticket is the clear ticket that we should be voting on, regardless of who said what or did this. That shouldn’t even come into the equation.”
That is a disturbingly bold statement from our first lady. Wait. What??? Did that really just come out of her mouth? In case you missed that, here it is again, no matter what someone “said… or did….That shouldn’t even come into the equation.”
Are we really willing to give up any intuition, insight, morals and opinion based on race? Isn’t that exactly the horror of profiling and racism? We can never allow our thoughts, emotions and even actions to be determined by what others assign our gender, race or demographic. If we do that, we are surrendering the God-given right we have to be individuals created equally before God and country.
We are not slaves to our race. And that is exactly what this feisty, free thinking woman explains.
“Yes, I am black,” the woman says, “but I am not voting Democrat. I am not on that plantation.”
“My people are no longer slaves, so no one owns my vote,” she said in her video.
So, y’all, if you weren’t already convinced, your vote is a big deal. That has never felt more true to me than this election. You have an opportunity to vote your conscience. For you that may mean aligning with a stereotype for your race, religion or demographic. Or it might mean something totally different.
This election might leave you voting for a party you never thought you would support. It could mean writing in a name that can never win or even be noticed. But you get out there and vote. Not because I told you to and certainly not because the first lady told you to. Do it because you are an active participant in your future.
Get out there and vote because if you are a female, black or impoverished, your right to vote was not handed to you. It was fought for literally and figuratively by many people who sacrificed everything so you would have the right to show up at that poll next week and vote. But they did not sacrifice so that you could vote the way you are told to vote.
The Revolutionary War that led to the birth of our great nation was largely fought over representation.
Don’t hand that representation over to a party or demographic.
We are Americans. This is our land. And we are better than that.