If We Save Our Children We Save America
1719 Stella Court
Baltimore, Maryland 21207
Starting In 2007 & Lasting Forever
Re: Going To Bat For Our Children
To: Whom It May Concern (Should Be All Of Us)
Dear Fellow Citizens:
I am an author, poet and motivational speaker. This message is directed at adults in an effort to help our children live long, healthy, educated, normal lives. Right now they are on the road to destruction and are not getting nearly enough help from the adult population. If that does not change and soon, our children will not survive.
Personally, I am tired of listening to the News day after day and hearing about another young child, teenager or young adult being murdered, arrested, molested or kidnapped. I decided it was time I did my part to change things for our children in a positive way. I cannot do it alone. Just like our children, I could use your help.
We cannot sit back and ignore the problem while waiting on Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Tom Joyner or Oprah Winfrey. Like our children, like others we seldom hear about and like me, they too can use all the help they can get. Young people need older, more experienced adults to step-up and give them the benefit of their experiences.
Many of us believe that our children are just hoodlums, drug dealers, gangsters, baby makers, etc. Let me assure you, THEY ARE NOT!!! Young people are looking and praying for the same opportunities that our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents gave us. The problem today is they do not have the kind of leadership we had.
We had Ella Baker, Mary McLeod Bethune, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Church Terrell, Ida Wells-Barnett Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Eldridge Cleaver and the list goes on. All of the individuals were Great and Productive Leaders and Role Models who were determined to give us a better way of life.
Today children have Michael Vick, Rapper TI, Rapper “Da Brat,” R. Kelly, Antwan C. Carter and Daniel Pinckney Jr., etc. Great role models, I do not think so. As the saying goes, “you tend to be who you emulate.” The only places they are being lead is to prisons and cemeteries.
What are we going to do my fellow Americans? Sit by and let our children murder one another, be murdered by opposing gangs, the police, molested by perverted pastors and priest or are we going to do whatever it takes to save their lives and give them a future? Our children are not the blame for the problems they are having or the problems they are causing. Adults are!!!
Young Khiel Coppin, eighteen years old, shot and killed by police in New York. He was unarmed, mentally ill and holding a brush. If you thought his death was senseless and did not have to occur, I assure you; your thinking was and is correct. Police will go out of their way to save a cat or dog while shooting down a mentally ill teenager as though he were an Iraqi shooting at them.
The African American communities are the ones that are losing more young people than any other community. Be assured these things are not happening by accident or within the law. There is an all out campaign to rid the African American communities of its male population. If you do not believe me, do what we as African Americans do not like to do. READ!!! The information once again is hidden from us in books and on computers.
Look around. What do most of us own these days besides the clothes on our backs? We buy fancy cars, I-Pods, X-boxes, Playstations, expensive clothes that are excessively big for us, televisions, drugs, guns and alcohol.
Who is selling us drugs? We are! Who is bringing it into the Country? Not us!!" Food for thought", President Ronald Reagan used African Americans to sell drugs, starting in California and spreading throughout the inner cities to help fund the Iran-Contra War. We are still suffering from the deadly affects to this day.
We had better wake-up before we are put to sleep, permanently. Where will our grandchildren and great-grandchildren end up, without our help? Think about that!!!
If you think it is a joke, search the internet and find out how many young people has been murdered by one another or the police in 2007, alone and the year is not over. Until we do something positive about this, it is only going to get worse.
Thank you for your time in reading this message. If you would like to discuss this matter further or if you would like me to speak to your group, organization or church congregation, do not hesitate to give me a call
David W. Johnson, Jr., President
If We Save Our Children We Save America
(410) 265-8903 (H/O)
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