As the mainstream media and the left pounded the airways with venomous assertions, laying the groundwork for a prodigious amount of tension and divisiveness; the conservative movement continued to promote sound policies of justice and equality.
For four years, the American people were bombarded with inflammatory language directed at the President and the right, calling them the most racist group of people in the history of our nation. Billions were spent in advertising to market this false narrative, with the hopes that it would create a climate of chaos, hatred, and unrest giving the left-leaning groups a much-needed edge to advance their ideology. From the threat of a Russian invasion to the apocalypse brought on by COVID-19, the nation was told that the only saving grace was to accept the far left’s outlandish views. The “A-List” pollsters were paid millions to make early predictions that the left would sweep the nation like a tsunami; however, the strategy failed drastically calling the integrity of the media, pollsters, and our elections into question.
The biggest bombshell of the 2020 general election results is how the truth was able to prevail through the gigantic firewall of false information. Exit polling demonstrated significant gains for the conservative movement in the Black, Latino, and Asian communities despite the media’s efforts. According to preliminary data from exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, President Trump received 26% of votes from nonwhite voters; the most support from this group since 1960. The Administration’s policies and message on criminal justice reform, school choice, border security, job creation, energy independence, HBCU funding and, most importantly, placing God in the forefront of the America First movement; gripped the minds and hearts of over 74 million Americans including 1 in 4 minorities.
One would wonder why the truth is always challenged by false narratives and why so much time, energy, and money are spent to hide it from the masses. Can the truth prevail in modern-day society? Dr. Martin Luther King frequently quoted James Russell Lowell in many of his speeches:
Truth forever on the scaffold,
Wrong forever on the throne,
Yet that scaffold sways the future,
and, behind the dim unknown,
Stands God within the shadow,
Keeping watch above his own.
Finding the truth is not a simple task and is very seldom achieved by the faint at heart presiding only in the moment and lacking the will to thoroughly examine both means and outcomes. The data from this election is already revealing encouraging news regarding the power of truth and justice. Dr. King has also reminded us that “the arc of the universe is long, but it always bends toward justice.” For decades the callings of the conservative movement in minority communities have fallen, largely, on deaf ears. However, due to the boldness of this administration and the sound principles of the conservative movement, Black, Latino and Asian supporters are moving back to the right.
The Black Community is returning to its roots in American civics. In this election, Black support grew in the conservative movement from 8% in 2016 to 12% yielding an overall 4% gain. In this cycle, 18% of Black men voted for President Trump over 13% in 2016 (up 5%) and 8% of Black women versus 4% in 2016 (doubled). This data suggest that the Black Community is beginning to hear the cries of liberty beckoning for them to come home. Come back to the ideals and principles of freedom, justice, and equality. Come back to a commitment to independence, self-reliance, and dignity; the guiding forces that brought men and women up from slavery like Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, Josiah Henson, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, and many others. Re-unite with the vehicle that gave us the Emancipation Proclamation, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 19th amendments and drove the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to passage with 80% conservative votes over 61% liberal.
For all of its ups and downs, history will record the election of 2020 as the event that led to the great re-alignment in American civic engagement. This is the year that the conservative movement saw an increase in support come from all minorities and working-class Americans. The left has aligned itself with the elites and the right has re-aligned itself with communities of color and the common everyday working man and woman. The light switch in Washington, D.C. has been turned on and the American people have been able to see what has been going on in the dark, undetected, for decades. Although the left will do its best to convince us that what we have observed over the past four years is not reality, the truth of the matter is it’s too late. The compelling evidence of anti-Americanism that flooded the streets of our major cities will never be removed from our psyche. While working hard to clean up government, the current administration has also exposed our many flaws and for that alone we owe them a debt of gratitude!