Jesse Jackson Jr. is going to plead guilty to federal charges which include misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. This money was spent to accomodate a lavish lifestyle. Furs, Rolex watches, furniture…you name it nothing was too good for Jr. He will probably be spending the next 5 years in prison. This is a tragedy. So much potential and so much greed. He had an opportunity to make a real difference, but it was squandered on a Rolex and some furs. Share your thoughts.
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Interesting story regarding Rev. Jesse Jackson and how his son’s issues might tarnish his legacy. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Robo calls his supporters, and says he is doing his best, but is that enough?
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is on his way back to the Mayo Clinic. His last day in Congress was June 10th and he is currently running for reelection and he not been seen by the people he serves in months. it is astounding that he is a shoe in for reelection. Should the Democratic party intervene? Share your thoughts. http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2012/10/rep_jesse_jackson_jr_robo_call.html
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is an elected Congressman from Chicago. He is paid handsomely to represent the people of his district. On June 10th he left his job and his aides were left to answer questions regarding his whereabouts. He was first in Arizona seeking treatment. The question was for what? Then he was at the Mayo clinic being treated for depression. Now he is in Chicago resting. Jackson is supposedly running for re-election so the press has a right to ask questions, and stake out venues that he might attend. Is this the work of jackals or is this the press doing their job? Share your thoughts.
September 3, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) –
“A South Side pastor wants to replace Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in the House of Representatives. Reverend Anthony Williams announced his write-in candidacy for the 2nd congressional district on Monday. Congressman Jackson continues to undergo treatment for bi-polar disorder at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. Williams said the district is not being represented politically because of Congressman Jackson’s absence, which began in June. “We have an absentee congressman right now. The people of the 2nd congressional district need service,” said Williams. Two candidates on the ballot oppose Congressman Jackson. They are Republican Brian Woodworth, and Independent Marcus Lewis. ” Jesse Jackson Jr.’s name is still on the ballot in spite of the fact he has not worked since June 10th, is this fair to the people of his district?
Chicago WLS radio station is reporting that Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. attempted suicide. This information was gained from unnamed sources. This is irresponsible at best, but when the facts are unknown people will make stories up. Jackson will be out until after Labor Day, but no other facts have been released. This just confirms that the Jackson camp is going to have to say something and say something soon.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is missing. He has not been in his office since June. His staff has issued a cryptic message stating that he is suffering from some kind of ailment. Members of his own party are asking for clarity regarding the missing Congressman, but his family is asking that his privacy be respected. Let’s look at this situation. Jackson is supposedly representing a chicago district, and he is handsomely compensated for this job. So he owes his constituients some answers. He does not need to tell them everything, but telling them nothing is simply not an option. Imagine if you stopped going to your job and simply sent an email stating you were ill but no other details and no return date. You would be let go if you did not come forth with more details. Jackson or his representatives need to release some more information. It is duty.
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says Rick Perry sounds like a Confederate Leader Defending the Slave Amendment
GOVERNOR RICK PERRY AND THE SLAVE AMENDMENT Statement By Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D-IL-2)
Governor Rick Perry wants to be the champion of the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights, which grants to the states all rights not explicitly in the U.S. Constitution. He said he wants to “work every day to try to make Washington, DC, as inconsequential in your life as I can.” He wants to get the federal government off your back. He thinks that when the Preamble to the Constitution was written and it said one of the nation’s purposes was to “promote the general Welfare,” it didn’t mean programs like Social Security – which he believes is unconstitutional. He apparently believes, as Ronald Reagan did, that the federal government is not the solution. The federal government is the problem. Truer words or more faithful ideas could not have been attributed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis or his Vice President Alexander Hamilton Stevens [sic.]. After-all, it was the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights that protected the institution of slavery. The words “slave” or “slavery” did not appear in the Constitution. The institution of slavery, the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights are joined at the hip. It was the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights, the South argued, that gave it the right to secede from the Union in 1861 – an act of treason. But it didn’t really secede to protect states’ rights. It seceded to protect the institution of slavery – which was protected by the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights. And the new Confederate government was honest about its racial foundation as Vice President Stevens [sic.] made clear in his famous “Cornerstone” speech: “Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea” (of equality of the races); “its foundations are laid, its corner-stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition.” Governor Perry said if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke “printed more money” it would be tantamount to treason, yet he is advocating a philosophy that provided the foundation for actual treason. From 1789, when the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution, until 1865 the Tenth Amendment was the dominate legal theory of the Constitution prohibiting the Federal government from intervening in the internal affairs of states to bring an end to the peculiar institution of slavery. Only by adding the 13th Amendment (1865) did the nation overcome the limitation of the Tenth Amendment’s pro-slavery argument. The other Reconstruction Amendments rendered the Tenth Amendment useless after 1868 and 1870 respectively with respect to equal protection and due process (14th) and racial discrimination in voting (15th). But from 1870 to the present the Tenth Amendment has been used primarily to keep the Federal Government from bringing equality within and between the 50 states on such critical issues as ending unemployment, providing high quality health care (remember many states filed suit against Obamacare citing the Tenth Amendment) and education, justice, business, voting, environmental protection, housing and more. A state’s ability to monitor and enforce just laws and to regulate powerful national and multinational corporations is weaker and less effective than the Federal Government doing so. Governor Rick Perry is using his campaign to attempt to resuscitate this ancient 18th century legal dinosaur and bring it to life again in the modern 21st century.
The limitations and impediment of the Tenth Amendment is the reason FDR on January 11, 1944, called for a Second Bill of Economic Rights to be added to the Constitution. I’ve also called for a Second Bill of Rights and proposed them through House Joint Resolutions 28-36.
Progress in this country for labor, women, minorities and the environment, among other things, has been made by making this nation into a more perfect Union, not by perpetuating a more perfect states’ rights. While Governor Perry’s advocacy of the Tenth Amendment and states’ rights is not a campaign to restore slavery, that is the origin and history of both. But there still remains a “chip on Rick Perry’s southern shoulder” that is resentful of what Abraham Lincoln, his Union troops – including colored troops – and the Federal government did to the South in defeating the Confederacy and ending its treasured institution of slavery. That’s the Tenth Amendment and states’ right bad root, and Governor Perry should be questioned about his understanding of it, as well as the national good fruit that came with establishing a more perfection Union – Social Security, Medicare, the Wagner Act, the Clean Air & Water Acts and much more.
Tell me what you think about Rep. Jackson’s statement.
Now we hear via the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times that Senate majority leader Harry Reid had told embattled governor Blagojevich that he did not want Emil Jones, Jesse Jackson Jr. or Danny Davis to get Barack Obama’s seat. What do all of these men have in common? He was pushing for Tammy Duckworth. I have tried to keep race out of this equation, but this does raise the question. Reid had his conversation with the governor prior to the allegations being made public, but this does show that Reid had and still has an agenda that does not necessarily have the people of Illinois at the center. If Blagojevich had appointed Duckworth one wonders would Reid have blocked her entrance?
Jesse Jackson Jr. has been talking to the feds about Blagojevich for quite a while. A Jackson confidant claims Jackson was asked by Blagojevich for a $25,000 campaign contribution that he did not make. Later the governor indicated that Jackson’s wife might have gotten a plum state job if he had only made the contribution. “Jackson spokesman Kenneth Edmonds declined to comment on the account of the exchange shortly after Blagojevich’s 2002 election but said the Democratic congressman, the son of civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, has approached federal investigators to discuss the governor and others for years. He has shared information with federal prosecutors about public corruption during the past several years, including information about Blagojevich and others,” Edmonds said.” This is an admirable act to expose wrong doing in government, but it can also be political suicide. Deal making is a part of our political process like it or not. Blagojevich took the process to its most base level, but deal making is alive and well. Jackson does not like to be called an “informant”, but that is what he is and sadly informants are not generally trusted by their peers. Informants do not generally have a lot of friends and to be appointed senator that is what you need. For now we can only say done Jesse…done.