White House Celebrates Vulgarity

Why is this dope part of a White House poetry event?

Obama “will celebrate American poetry and prose with a gathering of poets, musicians and artists at the White House next Wednesday night.” One of the poets who will attend is Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. who goes by the name “Common.”

Tell the law my Uzi weighs a ton… I hold up a peace sign but I carry a gun, raps Common in one appearance that was posted onto YouTube.

Flyer say Free Mumia on my freezer,” he raps in another. Mumia Abu-Jamal is an incarcerated former member of the Black Panther Party who was convicted in 1981 for killing a Philadelphia police officer. Agitating for his release from prison has become a cause for many leftwing activists.

I understand the desire to help lift ambitious young Americans, trapped in poverty by the oppressive policies of the Democrats. But to celebrate the vulgarity that some "artists" create, pretending it to be an inspiration, is an attack on America's future.