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Democratic Black Caucus Blames The Tea Party

Posted by Billy On August - 25 - 2011

Almost three years after Barack Obama took office, unemployment is higher than it was then. Obama stated in Febuary 2009 that Congress needed to pass the stimulus to prevent the unemployment rate going above 8%. Well thirty months later, the rate is at 9.1% after coming down off the high of 10.2%. To make matters worse, the democratic black caucus has blatantly blamed the TEA Party for the cause of the situation.

Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters and other members of the causus were in Miami Florida this week to rally the troops to put the blame of the economy and other issues on the TEA Party. Earlier this month Maxine Waters said publicly that the TEA Party should go straight to hell. Her comments on Tuesday included her saying, “We have to stand up and fight. It’s fight time…We’re not afraid of the tea party…In this struggle, we have to define who we are, what the president is doing and not let our voices be overshadowed by the tea party.”

Even the State Representative Frederica Wilson (Miami Gardens) has stated that the grassroot movement is “The tea party holds Congress hostage…They have one goal in mind, and that’s to make President Obama a one-term president.”

Ms. Wilson is correct on half of that statement. The part where the TEA Party is trying (along with many Americans) to make sure Obama doesn’t get re-elected.

Jesse Jackson took the stage of the 10 member panel to stoke the fire of the audience. He asked the members to stand if they had a family member in jail, credit card debt as well as a home in foreclosure, a majority of the audience stood up. When asked who voted for Obama, nearly the entire room stood at that point. Mr. Jackson continued to fire up the crowd by his comments of Dr. Martin Luther King. The tea party opposing Obama, Jackson said, should be called the “Fort Sumter Tea Party that sought to maintain states’ rights and slavery.” he continued, “The tea party is a new name on an old game,” he said. “Dr. King fought a ‘tea party’ in Alabama…He had no weapons, but he confronted the tea party.”

This is where I take offense. Dr King was for human rights no matter what the color of the person’s skin is. He fought against racism and inequality towards all people. Dr King didn’t fight against government destruction of the economy or even the government itself. So why would Jackson even use Dr. King is his speech? To insight emotions. The democrats (republicans too) have always used emotions to get the people engaged in taking action. Emotions are what also create the TEA Party too. People being tired of the government not caring about the American person. That is what the TEA party is about, not racism and slavery. The Democrats have been using those two words to describe the group since it first started. They also claim that the group is filled with “terrorists” and “right-wing extremists.

We will never move forward in becoming a single unit of people when influential people like Jackson, Waters and others keep separating us by race, color or sexual orientation. We have to come together as Americans, nothing more and nothing less, if we want to move forward.

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If I’m A Racist, Then You’re Prejudiced

Posted by Billy On August - 22 - 2011

Since Congress is on their undeserved 5 week vacation, there really hasn’t been big issues to talk or blog about. So I figured I’ll go ahead and talk about something that I was thinking about this weekend.

The double standard that goes on within Washington is ridiculous. No matter which political party is in control, the same games are played against the other. Here’s a quote from the then Congresswoman Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say: We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
— Hillary Clinton, April 28, 2003

That’s right, these words were spoken by our current Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. She made these comments when the republicans had control of the House and the Senate. Hillary is absolutely correct. We, as Americans have the right, given to us by the Constitution, to have the choice to agree or disagree with our elected officials.

Now years later when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s wrong for Americans to disagree with the Obama Administration. It seems that when any group or another political party go against the current power, they’re considered wrong and will be referred to as “extremist’, “fanatic” or a “racist” Of course let’s not forget the favorite one of the Obama Administration and Democrats alike,… Wait for it…

“terrorists”.

Well let them call me whatever they want and I don’t care about it one bit. As long as this country has been in existence, it’s citizens have had the right to speak up against what our politicians are doing (or not doing) for this country. Since the 2008 election, the TEA Party and other constitutional minded groups have been speaking up and making a difference with the mindset of others who are typically unconcerned with the political BS that goes on. These groups have woken the sleeping giant, which is the patriotic American people. We will save this country from the Socialistic policies of the current administration and bring it back to the smaller, limited government that it was meant to be. It’s just going to take awhile for it to happen since the policies of both parties have been changing this Republic for over 50 years.

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America: A Republic Not A Democracy

Posted by Billy On July - 1 - 2011

Ask Americans what kind of government we have here and many will get the answer wrong. America is being misguided with what our founding fathers created here in America. When Benjamin Franklin exited the Constitutional Convention, A woman asked him, “Sir, what have you given us?”. Franklin’s reply was…”A republic Ma’am, if you can keep it.”

Our great country was built on the idea of a representative republic as the basis of our government, not a democracy. A republic is a form of government that in essence is ruled by laws, not by a person or people. There are five forms of government. Monarchy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Republic and Anarchy. Of course the last one is actually the absence of government, lawlessness, The first being Monarchy is a country ruled by one, like a king or some form of ruler. As you read through the list, you will see less government involvement. An Oligarchy is ruled by a group, sort of what the supposed Bilderberg Group is to be. Democracy is a country ruled by many, majority rules. The Republic form of government is ruled by laws. The Greeks once said, “without laws, there is no freedom”.

So how come so many Americans get it wrong when asked? I can’t answer that question. All I can say is that we’ve been lied to by the political leaders of this country.

A democracy has never lasted for long periods of time, as we’ve seen throughout history. Eventually the majority rule mentality collapses the system. Democracy is not a stable form of government, instead it’s a gradual transition from a republic (limited government) to a unlimited rule of an oligarchy, a tyranny of the elite.

As American, we are responsible for our own freedom and to hold on to our freedoms we must pull in the reins of the current out of control powers of the federal government. The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government. The Constitution was written to protect the people from the federal government over stepping their boundaries. The Constitution doesn’t give the federal government it’s power, it limits it.

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Will Our Census Information Remain Private?

Posted by Billy On March - 7 - 2010

Every ten years the federal government conducts a census report to decide on House seats as well as doling out over $400 billion in federal aid. The question that most people are asking now-a-days is, Will my personal information be kept private from other government agencies?

It’s a question that I feel should be asked since the Patriot act was implemented in 2001. Well it seems that the government has assured us that the information will be safe. President Obama sent a letter to Congress stating that the census data can’t be disclosed under the Patriot Act. Considering that the present Administration have told us other things in the past and have done something totally different. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Welch even wrote: “If Congress intended to override these protections it would say so clearly and explicitly.”

All I have to say to that is… Yeah, like I trust Congress.

There are ten questions on this years Census, included in the questions are name, race, age, birth date, do you own or rent, & who may live elsewhere during the year. The Census was set up to count how many people lived in this country and where. The purpose being to determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Why does anyone have to tell them if they’re renting or if they have a mortgage or not? My opinion is that we should definitely participate in the Census to make sure that everyone is counted, but as for the other information, we should refuse to answer them. I mean what does my name have to do with the Census?

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