There is a permeating fear among Americans who are starting to believe they are losing in a war against wrong-doing in government. The Article V Convention push is birthed out of that fear. Thank you for continuing to show Americans that they have not lost and how to change our country back to a Constitutional Republic.
via: @SamWhiskey on Twitter
“A State with No Republicans!”
Very interesting…Note this. A US State with zero Republicans in office
-The State of Illinois. Think about this…Some interesting data on
the state of Illinois:
-There are more people on welfare in Illinois than there are people working.
-Chicago pays the highest wages to teachers than anywhere else in the U.S.
Their pensions average 80-90% of their income. Wow! Are Illinois and Chicago great or what?
Be sure to read till the end, never heard it explained better. Perhaps the U.S.
should pull out of Chicago?
Body count: In the last six months, 292 killed (murdered) in Chicago. 221
killed in Iraq; AND Chicago has one of the strictest gun laws in the entire US.
The Chicago chain of command:
President: Barack Hussein Obama .
Senator: Dick Durbin .
House Representative: Jesse Jackson Jr. .
Governor: Pat Quinn .
House leader: Mike Madigan .
Atty. Gen.: Lisa Madigan (daughter of Mike).
Mayor: Rohm Emanuel.
The leadership in Illinois – all Democrats.
Thank you for the combat zone in Chicago.
Of course, they are all blaming each other – can’t blame Republicans,
there aren’t any! .
Chicago school system rated one of the WORST in the U.S. Can’t blame Republicans, there aren’t any!
State pension fund $78 Billion in debt, worst in country. Can’t blame Republicans, there aren’t any!
Cook County (Chicago) sales tax 10.25% highest in country. Can’t blame Republicans; there aren’t any!
This is the political culture that Obama comes from in Illinois. And he is going
to fix Washington politics for us?/????????
George Ryan is no longer Governor, he is in prison.
Ryan was replaced by Rob Blajegovitch who is, that’s right, also in prison.
And Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. who resigned a few months ago, that’s
right, is also in prison.
The Land of Lincoln, where our governors make our license plates.
But you know what?
As long as they keep providing entitlements to the population of Chicago,
nothing is going to change, except the state will go broke before the country does.
“Anybody who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.”
And check this last set of statistics!!
The percentage of each past President’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet…..
You know what the private business sector is – a real-life business, not a
government job. Here are the percentages: look!!!
T. Roosevelt………………. 38%
Wilson …………………….. 52%
Hoover ……………………. .42%
F. Roosevelt………………. 50%
Clinton ……………………. 39%
This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration, only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!
That’s right! Only eight percent — the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents!
And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business?
How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most
successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business?
He never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one?
PASS THIS ON BECAUSE WE’LL NEVER SEE THESE FACTS IN THE MEDIA.
“One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed
by your inferiors.” ~ Plato
THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THIS QUOTE FROM PLATO. WE ARE LIVING PROOF HE’S RIGHT!!!!!!!
“Esther 3:13 states: “And the letters were sent by posts into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.”
via: World Net Daily (WND) Bibi showdown with Iran a ‘replay of Bible story’.
“This act of sabotage on the part of the Black Congressional Caucus is a betrayal to the Black church and our faith. We will preach of this betrayal from our pulpits and let it be known that our black elected congressional leaders have betrayed us, have betrayed our faith, have betrayed our Bible, and have betrayed our God!”
Recently I visited a black website, The Grio, to read an article entitled, “12-year-old CJ Pearson becomes Tea Party hit for claiming Obama ‘hates’ America in Youtube video”. (see video here)
Because of the title of the article, I was ready for the article and the readers’ comments to be left-wing, Tea-Party-rejecting, liberal, and Democratic-conforming.
What I was not ready for were the hateful, spiteful, demeaning reactions from the posters, especially the black posters (they had proud pics as avatars). The things said about his child and his parents read as following…
“Another one of the Black Devils!!! #clown”
“You dont (sic) know what you are talking about child have a seat.”
“WTH?!?! will somebody sit this kuntre (sic) boy down somewhere. i think he just likes to hear himself say “merica” smh poor tink tink…boy has no clue!!!”
“I’m not surprised the Republicans are using a 12 yo as their spokesperson, that is about the mentality of most of the Republican leaders these days. But it seems a bit cruel to use a young child in this way.” (this one is white)
“Young coon in training sound like the nigga from back woods atl”
“He need to read a book and take his little self to bed!”
“He’s a white boy with a deep tan. Sit down little boy. This nation was not designed for Africans who were forced to.be Americans. Stop following what you hear your parents speak on and learn the history of this great nation you speak on.”
“Whoever put this young child up to do such a stupid video must be as stupid as Mr. Rudy. This is how mis information (sic) gets it’s (sic) roots. Go speak with your elders first next time; Please!”
There are over 200 posts on this article! Please feel free to read them all (if your stomach can take it).
I love our freedoms and strongly support our First Amendment rights, therefore I have no problems with these folks stating what they feel/think about the video. What I do have a problem with is the hatefulness, dismissal, and intolerance they display in their words. The effects of this kind of unwillingness to listen to, respect, and value all contributions is what is contributing to the racial, political, and class polarization in America.
To be fair, I have visited other websites and found such polarization evidence among white posters as well. But here today, I want to focus my attention on members of my own racial group, black people.
I have three observations as a Black American which don’t shine favorably on my fellow Black Americans, 1) Blatant hypocrisy, 2)Racism, and 3)Political Tribalism.
Here I am focusing on the first, blatant hypocrisy. (I’ll tackle the other two in later articles)
Black folk are marching in the streets carrying signs that read, “Black Lives Matter”, and “Stop Killing our Sons”; yet when a 12 year-old, young black male expresses himself in a video; his blackness becomes irrelevant and the brutality against him becomes unmerciful.
This young man was called ‘a black devil’, ‘country’, ‘stupid’, ‘coon’ (an ole’ standby used for Black Conservatives), ‘white’, ‘tanned’, ‘little’, and ‘nigga’!
He was told to ‘sit down’, ‘read a book and go to bed’.
In addition to the personal character assassinations, this child was never given the benefit-of-the-doubt that his feelings, statements, and intellectual position were his own. What! A twelve-year-old is incapable of thinking, forming opinions, and passionately stating them in a video?
As a parent, here is something I know for sure — you keep telling a child that what he/she says is unimportant, to sit down, and shut-up — that is likely what you will get. You will have played a significant role in that child’s inability to communicate a position, argue in a debate, settle disputes respectfully, resolve disagreements, and assert himself respectfully.
Perhaps being told to sit-down, shut-up, and speak and be like everyone else is a contributor to why some of our boys can only speak in ‘hip-hop’, resolve conflict with their fists or guns, seek acceptance in gangs, and believe that a man is defined by his ability to make babies than raise and care for them.
Yes, black lives do matter. But here, with this young, black boy, not so much — it’s sit down and shut-up. Do you see the hypocrisy here?
If this young black boy decides to sit down and peruse the Internet to get a feel for what people thought about his video, he will find tremendously supportive and encouraging comments from white, Tea Party leaning, conservatives. But when he encounters those who look most like him, Black Democrats or Liberals, I pray he wears a spiritual armor. The shots taken at him are not coming from a gun, but they are just as intellectually lethal as any bullet!
Recently I wrote an article in which I berated the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Vice President Joe Biden for what I perceived to be their cowardice and less than statesmen-like behavior towards Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s scheduled speech to Congress on March 3. At the time, my angst was directed at their decisions to boycott the Israeli leader’s speech because he had failed to follow some protocol for permission from the president.
Never mind that it was the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives who made the invitation and bears most of the blame. Never mind that a foreign leader may not have had any knowledge that the invitation had not been given with the blessing of the president. And finally never mind that the president, his administration, and Democrats in Congress have escalated this speech almost to the point of it becoming an international incident!
If hurt feelings, pissing parties, and refusals to ‘play’ are not enough…it get’s worse!
Today I read an article in The Gateway Pundit which alleges that the CBC is planning a walk-out during the Prime Minister’s speech!
Please, somebody tell me this isn’t true! Please tell me that our government leaders on the left are not acting like recalcitrant children on a playground, losing the game, taking away the ball, and stomping home because somebody didn’t play like he/she wanted!
Because that is what this looks like — children (on the left) having a big ole’ temper tantrum!
Well, temper tantrums don’t belong in America’s White House, Congress, or Caucuses!
We need government leaders who are able to meet adversity with strength, defeat with dignity, weakness with compassion, and in this instance, power with power.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the leader of America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. He is the leader of a country that loves the United States and shares and embraces the same principles of democracy and liberty for its people. Israel is not without its own strengths. America may need her one day.
At a time when war and rumors of war abound in the Middle East, blood-thirsty murderers are on the loose, growing, and rising up, this is the time when unity is desperately needed — no, required.
Getting up and walking out during a strong U.S. allies’ speech may satisfy the urge to get even, but at what cost?
Susan Rice said yesterday that “we’ve been fortunate that politics have not been injected” into the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. But Boehner going around the White House and Netanyahu agreeing to speak, Rice said, is “destructive of the fabric of the relationship.”
This so-called ‘destruction’ Susan Rice speaks of will not be forthcoming from the American people. A recent Rasmussen poll finds considerable support for Netanyahu’s speech among Americans. “Likely voters support Netanyahu’s address to Congress over the objections of President Obama by a margin of 42 to 35%, with 23% undecided. The poll also found 44% of voters worried that relations between the U.S. and Israel have deteriorated during Obama’s presidency, while only 9% think the relationship has grown stronger.”
America’s long-standing relationships with allied foreign leaders like “Bibi” have seemed to deteriorate under President Obama (long before this speaking incident) while he is forging ahead into new alarming relationships with countries like Cuba, Turkey, and Iran.
If The GatewayPundit article is true, and walking out on this well-liked and respected ally is the plan, this Black American says the cost is not worth it. Getting even because of a perceived slight to the first Black president is stupid, childish, and polarizing. The action lacks integrity and serves no real purpose other than to soothe a pricked pride. Walking out will backfire on you (and the president) and backfire badly.
Pr 16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.