I read about Stephin Williams in the Chicago Tribune.
He was in a car eating and chatting with his girlfriend when two men approached them. One of them had a gun and announced a robbery.
Stephin was 23-years-old and tried to fight back but was not successful.
He died 30 minutes later.
That same night in Chicago, three other young men were murdered within three hours and at least 13 other people survived separate shootings.
When I read through the Chicago homicide police blotter for August, I saw row after row of black-on-black and brown-on-brown crime by men in their 20s and 30s.
How did we get here?
Chicago’s schools have nearly a 90 percent minority population.
Nearly half of Chicago’s children do not graduate from high school. The math is simple and the consequences are clear on Chicago’s streets.
Yet, Chicago’s teachers are the second-highest paid in the nation. For the past four days, they’ve been on strike and demand even more taxpayer money, 16 percent more, and want less time for work.
Friend, this is not the time to be listening to the public union’s demands so they can continue the same policies that fail our children.
Children who are raised without discipline in poor, single-family homes have a destiny for poverty. The teachers are the last line of defense in many poor communities so they can raise our children to become proud citizens of their country.
Yet, Chicago’s public teacher’s union has failed to take on this role!
Instead of teaching our kids the values of work, family, education and discipline, the public unions teach values that only a socialist could love: entitlement, split-families, and lifetime poverty.
But there is a better way.
There are schools who will teach traditional American values if we allow school choice.
But we can only make this happen by reforming our school system to allow parents who are struggling with their own lives to send their children to schools that will teach their kids the values they cannot teach.
The unions, knowing their monopoly would come to an end, have blocked every measure of reform.
But I was once a single-parent living on welfare. Even in my darkest days, I knew if my baby could have a better chance to learn the values that I abandoned, I would have taken that opportunity and sent my child to a better school. But thankfully, I got off of welfare myself and lived a better life for my child.
Friend, our children’s education begins with parents. Do you agree?
Let’s do an end-run around the unions and reach the parents ourselves. Because of your help, I have an army of pastors who can do it!
Through my Black Pastor’s Network, we can educate pastors who are willing to start schools and reach parents who will send their at-risk children to the school of their choice that teach real American values of liberty, work, family and discipline.
Will you donate $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,500 or even $3,000 to make this happen?
We cannot let public unions continue their failing policies and hold America’s future hostage! The children in Chicago, like all children across America, deserve a chance at the American dream!
Are you on board? Please follow this link and donate $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,500 or even $3,000 right now!
Help me educate the pastors in the hardest-hit areas of America and educate them about true reform: school choice. I’m already hearing from pastors who want to know more about school choice and how they can start a school to save the children’s future in their community.
If our churches build schools that can train proud Americans, once again, our country will remain free.
If we don't take charge of our children's future, the unions will. Please donate, once again, to my Black Pastor’s Network right now.
Friend, our kids cannot wait while the unions fleece American taxpayers so they can continue the same policies that fail our children. Please donate to my urgent campaign, right now.
Your foot-soldier for freedom,
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