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Ambassador Ken Blackwell on Biden-Harris Speech | The Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Critical Race Theory

January 17th, 2022

On America's Roundtable, co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy are joined by Ambassador Kenneth Blackwell, former Mayor of Cincinnati, State Treasurer and Secretary of State of Ohio, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Ambassador Blackwell responds to President Biden’s and Vice President Harris’s speech in Atlanta this past week and will share details about the written statement that he co-authored with Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

In this weekend's program on America's Roundtable, Ambassador Ken Blackwell will also highlight Dr. Martin King Luther's legacy and what he would have stated about Critical Race Theory (CRT).

Brief excerpts from the piece written by Ambassador Ken Blackwell and Dr. Alveda King published by America First Policy Institute:

"We were deeply involved in the wars that started and ended the Civil Rights movement in this country. The President and Vice President’s misguided insistence on the ignorant, false claim that America is somehow stuck in the 1960s is disgusting, dangerous, and an affront to all the sacrifices and great successes this country’s brave Civil Rights pioneers made. In fact, it is grotesquely offensive to compare segregated lunch counters, attack dogs, firehoses, and Bull Connor, to showing a photo ID to vote. Simply proving you are who you say you are to cast a ballot is fundamental to election security. Period. Eighty-five percent of Americans agree and want photo identification requirements for voters.

President Biden and Vice President Harris claim they want to defend the Constitution but then ignore our founding document’s clear language that gives state legislatures the rights and responsibilities to decide how they conduct elections. Do you really think the same inept federal government that left Americans stranded in Afghanistan, completely botched the COVID response, cannot secure our border, and raised the costs of food and gas is the same government that should run your elections? This Administration’s insulting publicity stunt seeks to divide this nation on racial lines when what we need is leadership that respects the human dignity of all. The Freedom to Cheat Act is a plague on this country and no amount Biden and Harris’ blatant lies, half-truths and hyperbole will change that."

Ken Blackwell served as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was also elected to serve as the Treasurer and Secretary of State for the State of Ohio. Blackwell also currently serves as a Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, Chairman of America First Policy Institute’s (AFPI) Center for Election Integrity and Executive Advisory Board Member of International Leaders Summit.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the Near East News Agency, and the Institute for Pension Fund Integrity. Blackwell was formerly the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

After receiving both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Xavier University, Blackwell became a professor there for many years. He enjoys Hermeneutics, hunting, and traveling the world with his wife of 53 years. |

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