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Direct Correlation Between Gun Control and Black People Control

Posted: March 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm   /   by

It’s funny how some things the Democrats defend and advocate for today have their origins in anti-black racism of the past (the very racism that the Democrats specialized in for well over a century).

Take, for example, the Davis Bacon Act. This is the federal law that requires the federal government to pay “prevailing wages” for construction projects on public buildings. Prevailing wage, of course, means the wage that prevails as a result of unions systematically shutting out competition and raising wages above the market-clearing price for labor. This results in the government having to pay wages that average 22 percent above market rates. This is, of course, yet another way for unions to squeeze out the competition—with the help of government, of course.

Not surprisingly, this practice has racist origins:

The original prevailing wage law, a federal act called “Davis-Bacon,” was passed in response to poor black workers moving from the American South into the North. These workers sought work on major federal infrastructure projects, and they were willing to work for less than the established, white-dominated workforce. Labor unions convinced Congress to protect the existing workforce from competition, and some states followed suit.

Today, unions defend the Davis-Bacon Act tooth and nail

Another holy grail of Democrats everywhere is gun control—the more, the better, as far as most of them are concerned. Interestingly, it too has pretty racist origins.


(HT: Watchdogwire)

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

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