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Quote from J. C. Watts, Jr.,

Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr., stated Feb. 5, 1997: “Too often when we talk about racial healing, we make the old assumption that government can heal the racial divide. … Republicans and Democrats – red, yellow, black and white – have to understand that we must individually, all of us, accept our share of responsibility. … It does not happen by dividing us into racial groups. It does not happen by trying to turn rich against poor or by using the politics of fear. It does not happen by reducing our values to the lowest common denominator. And friends, it does not happen by asking Americans to accept what’s immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance. …”

Watts continued: “We must be a people who dare, dare to take responsibility for our hatred and fears and ask God to heal us from within. And we must be a people of prayer, a people who pray as if the strength of our nation depended on it, because it does. …”


J. C. Watts, Jr. (more quotes by J. C. Watts, Jr. or books by/about J. C. Watts, Jr.)

(1957- ) US Congressman from Oklahoma (R), former quarterback in the Canadian Football League


Feb. 5, 1997


Racism, Government, Independence, Respect, Responsibility, War, Fear, Morality, Principle, Black


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