David Clarke, the ultra-conservative Republican sheriff from Wisconsin, claims voting Democrat destroys Black families.
In fact, according to his interview with WND, Clarke, 60, believes it is no coincidence that the most dangerous cities in America are all led politically by Democrats. The flamboyant and flame-throwing sheriff also claims that the Democratic party preys on the ills of the Black community like vultures and keeps us in the chains of poverty for its own benefit. Furthermore, Sheriff Clarke, the 64th sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, pontificates that the dearth of Black fathers is the reason the Black community continues to be plagued by dysfunction and impoverishment.
“My family wasn’t perfect, but I was born into a two-parent family and had an engaged dad. I had a dad who kept me on the straight and narrow. He instilled a sense of respect for authority and a sense of taking responsibility for my actions. He provided love when I needed it, but he also provided discipline when I needed it too,” Clarke said. “You look at some of the news stories, kids really – you are talking about 14- and 15-year-olds – involved in some serious violent crime. The common denominator with the overwhelming majority of those kids is no involved dad.
“When dads were taken out of the picture during the Great Society, with Democrat President Lyndon Johnson and the ‘War on Poverty,’ it resulted in a declaration of war on the Black family because it marginalized Black men and separated them from their children,” he said.
“Dads need to be around to help provide food, shelter, clothing, love, education – instead, Uncle Sam moved in and took its place. Uncle Sam became the provider of things like rent assistance, put food on the table, in terms of food stamps – there are more people on food stamps today than ever before. Uncle Sam might be good at some things, but Uncle Sam has been a horrible father.”
David Clarke added that the onus to condemn the poor lifestyle choices that Black people make is on Black community leaders such as the outspoken and irrepressible Maxine Waters, the longtime Congresswoman from Los Angeles:
“It is important within the black community for people like myself – people like Elijah Cummings, a congressman who represents Baltimore area, John Conyers, who represents the Detroit area, Maxine Waters, who represents the L.A. area where there is a significant ghetto – to have the courage to stand up and shame and condemn some of these lifestyle choices and to not be afraid to self-criticize and be that messenger to people,” he said. “But these individuals do not have the courage, they’re playing the game. They know better – they know these lifestyle choices can be fatal, but politics trumps policy for them and they’d rather carry water for the liberal and progressive agenda than fight for their own people.”