Portrait of Tim Scott

Fox News Op-Ed by Tim Scott: America is a Land of Opportunity, Not a Land of Oppression

May 30, 2023

The Democratic Party and its allies in the media, academia, Hollywood and corporate America are weaponizing race to divide our country and win political power. According to the radical left, racism is rampant in America and must be remedied by a progressive agenda that defunds our police, releases violent criminals without bail, and indoctrinates our children to believe their future is dictated by their skin color.

Instead of empowering minority kids to rise, these "enlightened liberals" are fighting to block school choice and eliminate honors courses in high schools because they believe in equity more than opportunity.

When the Biden liberals cynically play the race card, they cheapen my grandfather's journey. He was born in 1921 in the Jim Crow south and watched his family go from cotton to Congress in his lifetime.

When the radical left claims America is an evil, declining country, they cheapen my single mother's sacrifice. She worked 16-hour days as a nurse's aide to keep our lights on. Now the hands that changed bedpans hold the Bible when her son takes the oath of office.

The Biden liberals are so fixated on race and the pain of the past that they can't see the promise of America's future. The truth of my life disproves their lies and that's why I'm the conservative they fear the most.


Tim Scott, Fox News Op-Ed by Tim Scott: America is a Land of Opportunity, Not a Land of Oppression Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/364081

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