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The Black Community has long been sold out by the Democratic Party and their complicit Black Leaders. I praise these men for standing up against establishment that has oppressed and fooled them for so long. That takes courage.
Vladimir Lenin was born April 22, 1870, Ulyanovsk, Russia
Each year, Earth Day — April 22 — marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
What a coincidence!
As a side note: The co-founder of Earth Day is a convicted murderer. Ira Einhorn was found guilty of murdering his ex-girlfriend and stuffing her “composted” body inside a trunk.
Thomas Sowell recently wrote an article in the National Review about how to reach out to black voters. It’s not about entitlements (Democrats already do that). There are issues in which Republicans have an advantage over Democrats:
The issue on which Democrats are most vulnerable, and have the least room to maneuver, is school choice. Democrats are heavily in hock to the teachers’ unions, who see public schools as places to guarantee jobs for teachers, regardless of what that means for the education of students.
Most Americans want what is best for their kids, and charter schools and voucher programs have proven results. Because Democrats are beholden to teachers’ unions, they cannot defend school choice.
The minimum wage law is another problem that promotes black youth unemployment (but most people don’t see the correlation). Read more »
From the Rolling Stone Magazine–Five Economic Reforms the Millennials Should Be Fighting For:
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody
2. Social Security for All
3. Take Back The Land
4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody
5. A Public Bank in Every State
I think they are serious!
I first found out about Thomas Sowell while watching “Free to Choose” videos that were aired on Public television in 1980. At the time I was shocked to see a bold conservative black man. What a rare find! Since then I’ve been enjoying his essays. This one was written a couple of weeks ago.
There have been many ponderous academic writings and dour editorials in the mainstream media lamenting that most people born poor cannot rise in American society anymore. Meanwhile, many poor immigrants arrive here from various parts of Asia, and rise on up the ladder anyway
Some people try to explain why Asians and Asian-Americans succeed so well in education and in the economy by some special characteristics that they have. That may be true, but their success may also be a result of what they do not have; namely, “leaders” who tell them that the deck is so stacked against them that they cannot rise, or at least not without depending on “leaders.”
State Sen. Elbert Guillory released a video Sunday explaining his reason for leaving the Democrats, citing their opposition to civil rights, their attitudes toward people and their desire for “control.”
He said the black community, which he invited to join him in the move, should quit exchanging self-reliance for the “allegiance of overseers” through government programs that are intended not to help people, but to control them. Read more »
Where was this video BEFORE the election?
Doorbelling in my neighborhood, I’ve observed that some liberals are shocked that I am supporting conservative candidates. I’m shocked that they are shocked! I think it’s time for liberals and conservatives to share why they think the way they do. We all want what’s is best for the county–that we can agree upon. We differ on the ‘how’ and it’s a function of our information sources.
My guess is that liberals listen to NPR and MSNBC. They might ‘like’ liberal pages on Facebook. They read blogs such as the Huffington Post , the Daily KOS and Media Matters. They read newspapers such as The New York Times.
My guess is that conservatives listen to KTTH and Foxnews. They might ‘like’ conservative pages on Facebook. They read blogs like Hot Air, The Weekly Standard, and Powerline. They might read the Wall Street Journal.
The challenge to myself and anyone else who cares to join me is to spend 1/2 hour a day examining differing opinions. We may learn something and sharpen our reasoning skills.