Sunday, November 16, 2008

To clear the air...

Today I got into a well heated conversation over the fact I am venomently opposed to President-Elect Obama’s policies. Heated to the point that I was accused of being blinded so much by the fact that “my guy lost” that I’m missing the historical significance of Obama’s election to President. I will say this once again to all who may have the same opinion. I truly understand the historical aspect of the occasion. The struggle African Americans had to endure not that long ago. The fact that an African American was not only able to get his party’s nomination but win the election is something I will be glad to share with my children and grand children. African Americans as a race on January 20th should be proud and take that moment to reflect on how far we have come and appreciate the struggles of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and others.

With that said, here is my question. Can someone appreciate the moment and fear it at the same time? Let me explain. I think Barack Obama is a fascinating man. I believe if I ever got a chance to talk with him, it would probably go down as a highlight of my life. With him being a constitutional law professor and me interested in constitutional law, I would probably learn a lot from him. My issue with Obama is his political ideas. Ideas like wealth distribution, universal health care, sitting down with our enemies without conditions. There are many more but those are the top ones. He as a record of supporting policies that scream socialism, and believes the United Nation should have more control of our armed services. These policies scare me. I believe Capitalism works if the government stays out the way. I believe government should be small and military strong. I believe in the sovereignty of America and believe the UN is not looking out for our best interest. I truly believe with Obama a President and a Democrat majority in Congress, America may be heading down a path we may not be able to recover from.

When January 20th 2009 arrives and Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States, I like the rest of the African American community will have a since of pride and know we are witnessing history. I also will be looking on in concern because if Obama gets to enact some of his more extreme policies I fear America’s best days may have past us by.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Another Question for My Democrat Brothers

Recently my cousin pronounced on his blog "WE DID IT!"

My first question is "WHO IS WE"?

We Democrats?

We Barack Obama Supporters?

This can't be it. As I assure you that such message would not have been distributed had Democrat John Kerry had prevailed in 2004.It is clear to me that the "WE" is "WE BLACK FOLKS"!!!Everyone is so caught up in the historical aspect of the election this was not a "WE victory.Black folks make up about 13% of the population. Obama's Transition team does not appear to have but one Black person on it at the core.

WE ain't running a thing.
Carol Browner
William Daley
Christopher Edley
Michael Froman
Julius Genachowski
Donald Gips
Governor Janet Napolitano
Federico Peña
Susan Rice
Sonal Shah
Mark Gitenstein
Ted Kaufman

Some of you are living so vicariously through BARACK OBAMA that it is going to be difficult for you to detail HOW YOU HAVE BENEFITED after 4 years - even if you haven't.

Monday, November 10, 2008

'Obama Ready to RULE on Day 1'

The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and told tom that "Obama was ready to RULE day 1." Someone needs to inform Valerie Jarrett that in America our leaders don't "rule" they govern. Unless that's what the "Annointed One" believes.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Burning Question

OK, Obama has won. The Grand High most Exulted one will be our 44th president. Let me clear one thing up before I continue. As an African American, I do recognize the historical significance of Obama’s win and will give him his due. As President Elect I will give him the respect he is due. This is far and beyond more that was given to George W or Dr. Rice or Colin Powell by the left. With that out the way let me get to my question.

What has Obama done to warrant this world admiration? Has he cured any diseases? Has he authored any laws that changed the betterment of man in his 320 days as Senator? Made any major contribution to the world beside speeches and condemnation for his country? Why is it all of a sudden “good to be an American” now and was something you were ashamed of just 48hrs ago?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Founding Fathers On Redistribution

We just finished the constitution and the Founding Fathers, While reading some quotes from them I came upon this list from them about wealth distribution. I'm sure my History Professor would get a kick out of this.

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Joseph Milligan, April 6, 1816

“A wise and frugal government… shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” — Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.” — Thomas Jefferson

“The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. If ‘Thou shalt not covet’ and ‘Thou shalt not steal’ were not commandments of Heaven, they must be made inviolable precepts in every society before it can be civilized or made free.” — John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America, 1787

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” — James Madison in a letter to James Robertson

In 1794, when Congress appropriated $15,000 for relief of French refugees who fled from insurrection in San Domingo to Baltimore and Philadelphia, James Madison stood on the floor of the House to object saying:

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” — James Madison, 4 Annals of Congress 179, 1794

“[T]he government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” — James Madison

But maybe they were wrong and Mr. Obama is right. After all, he is a Constitutional scholar.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

ABC News: Media's Presidential Bias and Decline

A great editorial by columnist Michael Malone on the clear bias in the news coverage of the election. We should send this to all media editors and see if they respond. Probably not. Also note that while your reading the piece on media bias, notice the "Vote Obama" banner to the right of the artical.

ABC News: Media's Presidential Bias and Decline

Sunday, October 26, 2008

5 Question Quiz

With the coronation of Lord High Barack Obama just a few weeks away, let me clear one thing up. I am not a supporter of Barak Obama. I’m sure that is not news to anyone who knows me. When expressing my discuss of the situation, I was advised to "Calm down, you may like what he does the next 4 years." Ahh no. Everyone is so into this “Next step in History”, that they are willing to send America down a path it may not be able to recover from. Let me explain that last statement. When you attack the ideals that made this country what it is, you risk losing it altogether. Everyone is so focused on “Change”, were about to elect someone into the highest office in the land with no experience, a shady background and a Socialists agenda. When you go to vote on November 4th ask yourself these questions.

1. Are you ready to have our military laughed at and mocked when we run out of Iraq with are tails between or legs?
2. Are you ready to roll back the Patriot Act that has kept us safe for the last 8 years?
3. Are you ready to have the Government owning our homes, controlling our healthcare , running our banks and controlling the free market?
4. Are you ready to stifle economic and job growth by taxing those who provide the jobs?
5. Are you ready for more than a Trillion dollars worth of spending in the next 4 years?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will vote for Obama. If you answered no then you need to do whatever legally possible to make sure John Mc Cain gets elected. He may not be the best person for the job, but he is a hell of a lot better than the alternative.