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Rep. Mike Kelly Links Out-Of-Wedlock Births To Baltimore Unrest (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania recently tried to link the unrest in Baltimore to out-of-wedlock births.

Kelly made his comments during a discussion about Baltimore on the “The Sam Malone Show" today, noted RightWingWatch.org (video below).

"Look at what's happened, the results of all this money that we've poured into these areas, things have gotten worse not better, children being born out of wedlock, off-the-record numbers, children not knowing who it is that they should answer to," Kelly said.

Kelly then recalled his glowing childhood: "I was raised by the greatest people the world could possibly imagine, the best town, the best times, with parents, preachers, teachers and coaches that really showed us the way."

Kelly was born in Pennsylvania in 1948, which means those "best times" would have been during the racist Jim Crow era, which was documented in the PBS film "Jim Crow Pennsylvania."

Malone claimed that the out-of-wedlock birth rate for the black community was over 80 percent, and added, "So if there's nobody telling you about respect and about authority, and about manners, and courtesy, and the love of America and your neighbors, what do you expect?"

Malone didn't back up his claim that black children are not taught those values, but Kelly responded, "I'm with you, makes no sense."

Kelly added, "This is turning into anarchy and you have people doing things that are absolutely horrible and then saying, ‘Oh it was just because I wasn’t given a chance,’ Oh my God, give me a break."

In 2012, Kelly compared the day Obamecare provided contraception services to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor.

According to CNSNews.com, Kelly said:

I know in your mind you can think of the times that America was attacked: one is December 7th, that’s the Pearl Harbor date. The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack. I want you to remember August 1, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a date that will live in infamy along with those other dates.

In 2014, Kelly compared EPA regulations to terrorism, noted The Hill, "You talk about terrorism, you can do it in a lot of different ways, but you terrorize the people who supply everything this country needs to be great — and you keep them on the sidelines — my goodness, what have we become?”

Sources: PBS, RightWingWatch.org, Wikipedia, CNSNews.com, The Hill
Image Credit: U.S. Congress