Pat Buchanan had the guts to say it.
says we need to have a conversation about
race in America .. Fair enough. But this time, it
has to be a two-way conversation. White America
needs to be heard from, not just lectured
to... This time, the Silent Majority needs to
have its convictions, grievances and
demands heard. And among them are
has been the best country on earth for
black folks. It was here that 600,000
black people, brought from Africa in slave
ships, grew into a community of 40
million, were introduced to Christian salvation,
and reached the greatest levels of freedom
and prosperity blacks have ever known.
Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank
God he is an American.
Second, no people
anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than
white Americans. Untold trillions have
been spent since the ' 60s on welfare, food
stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing,
Pell grants, student loans, legal
services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits
and poverty programs designed to bring the
African-American community into the mainstream.
businesses and colleges have engaged in
discrimination against white folks -- with
affirmative action, contract set-asides and
quotas -- to advance black applicants over white
foundations, civic groups, schools and
individuals all over America have donated their
time and money to support soup kitchens, adult
education, day care, retirement and nursing
homes for blacks.
is the gratitude??
talks about new 'ladders of opportunity' for
blacks. Let him go to Altoona ? And
Johnstown , and ask the white kids in Catholic
schools how many were visited lately by Ivy
League recruiters handing out scholarships for
'deserving' white kids.? Is white
America really responsible for the fact that the
crime and incarceration rates for
African-Americans are seven times those of white
Is it really
white America 's fault that illegitimacy in
the African-American community has hit 70
percent and the black dropout rate from high
schools in some cities has reached 50
the fault of white America or, first and
foremost, a failure of the black community
racism, its ugliest manifestation is in
interracial crime, and especially interracial
crimes of violence. Is Barack
Obama aware that while white criminals
choose black victims 3 percent of the time,
black criminals choose white victims 45 percent
of the time?
aware that black-on-white rapes are 100
times more common than the reverse, that
black-on-white robberies were 139 times as
common in the first three years of this
decade as the reverse?
all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al
about Tawana Brawley, the Duke
rape case and Jena . And all turned out to
be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black
assaults on whites that are real, we hear
Barack, some of us have heard it all before,
about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars
We are a
even if Mr.
Obama says we are not.
to be passed around because,
this is a
message everyone needs to hear!!!
you pass it on ?
YES. I did but
Because I'm for a
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Don't forget that African-American slaves were brought to America in the first place by villages and Black African slave owners sold to American villages and towns and sold to American slave owners. Blacks, as much as whites back then, were as much to blame for the African-American problem claimed by these groups today and linger the so-called problem of racism as it has become.
2. States versus federal rights.
Since the time of the Revolution, two camps emerged: those arguing for greater states rights and those arguing that the federal government needed to have more control. The first organized government in the US after the American Revolution was under the Articles of Confederation. The thirteen states formed a loose confederation with a very weak federal government. However, when problems arose, the weakness of this form of government caused the leaders of the time to come together at the Constitutional Convention and create, in secret, the US Constitution. Strong proponents of states rights like Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry were not present at this meeting. Many felt that the new constitution ignored the rights of states to continue to act independently. They felt that the states should still have the right to decide if they were willing to accept certain federal acts. This resulted in the idea of nullification, whereby the states would have the right to rule federal acts unconstitutional. The federal government denied states this right. However, proponents such as John C. Calhoun fought vehemently for nullification. When nullification would not work and states felt that they were no longer respected, they moved towards secession.
<<Slavery was undoubtedly the immediate fomenting cause of the woeful American conflict. It was the great political factor around which the passions of the sections had long been gathered--the tallest pine in the political forest around whose top the fiercest lightnings were to blaze and whose trunk was destined to be shivered in the earthquake shocks of war.
But slavery was FAR FROM BEING THE SOLE CAUSE of the prolonged conflict.
Neither its destruction on the one hand, nor its defence on the other, was the energizing force that held the contending armies to four years of bloody work>>