Monday, June 24, 2024

The Unsung Conservative Heroes

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  • Source: MAGA.BLACK
  • 02/20/2020

This Black Conservative History Month MAGA.BLACK wants to highlight some of today’s leading conservatives including Dr. Thomas Sowell, Allen West, Alveda King, Candace Owens, and Justice Clarence Thomas.

It’s important to point out that these outstanding individuals are not recognized for being black. They were not the founders of some absurd racial and gender studies department.

Rather, these heroes recognize that human behavior cannot be reduced to a single motivating behavior like power or prejudice. Ego, error, raw emotion, and moral and economic systems, arranged in no particular hierarchal order, also animate behavior.
Let's join together to celebrate these contemporary black conservative heroes and their diverse contributions to our society.

Dr. Sowell has spent a lifetime studying human behavior and economics. He has written over forty books and countless columns. Dr. Sowell is a true rags to riches story. He was born into in poverty in the Jim Crow South, was drafted into the Korean War, earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, and has become one of the great minds of the twentieth century. Thomas has influenced countless people, many on this list, and the broader conservative movement. Playwright David Mamet once described Sowell as, "our greatest contemporary philosopher."

Allen West joined the army in 1983. He made numerous deployments to the Middle East, and served in both the first Gulf War and the Iraq War. In 2003, West came under fire for harsh interrogation techniques to which West famously responded, "If it's about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I'd go through hell with a gasoline can". West’s was awarded a Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal for his outstanding military service. West retired from the Army in 2004, entered the politics, and won his bid for Florida’s 22nd district in the United States House Representatives from 2011 to 2013. West is currently running for the chairmanship of the Republican Party of Texas in 2020 and serves in the Texas State Guard.

Alveda King is a niece of civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. Though King served in the Georgia assembly, she is perhaps best known for her Pro-life activism. In 2005 King founded the Civil Rights for the Unborn, a ministry to educate the public about the “harmful impact of abortion and its byproducts”. She's often speaks at public marches advocating on behalf of the unborn. Alveda has authored numerous books and currently serves as a Fox News contributor.

Candace Owens came from a tech and marketing background. After launching several successful websites, she became the Communications Director for Turning Point USA. In 2018 Owens unveiled the Blexit, a movement dedicated to criminal justice reform, strong families in minority communities, and the sanctity of every individual. Every Sunday Candace hosts the successful Candace Owens Show on PragerU where she interviews leading figures in conservative politics. 

George H. W. Bush appointed Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court in 1991. Thomas was one of the few justices that can be labeled a legal originalist. Thomas' opposition to judicial activism frequently places him in the dissent. Reading Justice Thomas' opinions, one would not know that Thomas' first language was Gullah, a common language among descendants of African American slaves. Thomas' loyalty to the United States Constitution and its founding principles make him one of the most respected figures of our time.

This Black History Month MAGA.BLACK salutes these underappreciated conservative leaders and thanks them for their devotion to a better society.
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