A personal response to Sheriff Scott Walton’s public reproach of the Oklahoman legislative citation Honoring the Legacy of Terence Crutcher which was presented by State Rep. Regina Goodwin and State Sen. Kevin Matthews at the Terence Crutcher Foundation Gala.
Written by Nehemiah Frank
Dear, Sheriff Scott Walton, of Roger’s County Oklahoma,
Am I sure you have heard of Robert Edward Lee? I am for certain!
And it is self-evident, Oklahomans believe Lee is such a great and esteemed personage that they dedicated a school to honor his life, right, in the heart of the city of Tulsa on September 16, 1918.
I am confident that you are well aware that Lee wasn’t a patriot of the United States of America but was, in fact, a traitor, a Benedict Arnold. He was a self-proclaimed rebel who committed the worst crime against his, own nation and who now represents a shameful and disgraceful past to the very breath of the soul for what our living U.S. Constitution is founded upon – Freedom, Liberty, and Justice for all.
You see, Lee was born one-hundred years before Oklahoma’s territory became a state. At this time, our country was young and filled with immoral, immature, and inconsistent ideologies. During this era, racism and white supremacy pervaded and reverberated in the very heartbeat of our democracy.
Then, when God’s enlightenment began to resonate out of the voices of abolitionist, echoes of reason and logic became the light and liberty of this Union.
However, rejecting the light as Satan did himself, Robert and his white, predominately male, demon-ridden thugs decided to remain in the darkness.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isaiah 5:20
Robert E. Lee was unapologetically an immoral and notorious white supremacist willing to sacrifice the blood of our nation’s black and white sons and daughters with intentions of protecting his, own, superior right to hold human beings as property – black chattel enslaved bodies from the African continent.
That’s right, Lee was a slave owner. And although he saw the institution of slavery as evil, he keenly believed that slavery was a “painful discipline.” An institute he ass-umed g-d bestowed to the white man the responsibility of lifting the so-called genetically uneducated and less-than-human Negros out of misery and away from their natural state of barbarism and animal-like characteristics.
Henceforth, when the bells of liberty and emancipation began to ring across the land, Lee and his crew of gang-banging criminals committed the ultimate sin against America – treason!
As prophesied in the Book, illogically, white people in the Bible Belt, south of the Mason Dixon Line, celebrated wickedness as good and denounced what was honorable as evil.
Robert E. Lee and Betty Shelby both committed the same crime. They both violated a holy law. Thou shall not kill.
However, to find forgiveness, one must admit to one’s own fallacies. But sadly, when given this opportunity to acknowledge one’s own mistakes, she decided to avert from what is good for the darkness.
In the book of Genisis, Eve decides to cover herself after she commits a crime. She is ashamed of her evil behavior. Essentially, Eve tries to recuse herself and performs the first human-expungement in world history by covering herself with a twig. But the all-seeing eye[s] of God saw her sin and punished the entire race of humans.
We must remember Sheriff Walton that we are of the same race – the human race. And if we continue to indulge in crimes against our humanity we as a nation will lose this democracy.
“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25.
Nehemiah D. Frank is the Founder & Editor in Chief of the Black Wall St. Times. Frank is also the Co-Producer of “Black Coffee” and Co-Producer of the “Dominic Durant Sports Show.” He graduated from Harold Washington College in Chicago, IL in General Studies, and earned a 2nd degree in Political Science from Oklahoma State University. Frank is a middle school History and English teacher, a writer for Education Post, and has been nationally recognized for his activism work on NBC and Blavity. Nehemiah dedicates most of his time to empowering and uplifting his community and was recently awarded as a Terence Crutcher Foundation Honoree.