FROM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RICK PERRY:
I am running for President because I want to make life better for all people, even those who don’t vote Republican. I know Republicans have much to do to earn the trust of African-Americans. Blacks know that Republican Barry Goldwater, in 1964, ran against Lyndon Johnson, a champion of civil rights. They know that Barry Goldwater opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because he felt that parts of it were unconstitutional. States supporting segregation in the South cited “states’ rights” as a justification for keeping blacks from the voting booth and the dinner table. As you know, I am an ardent believer in the Tenth Amendment, which was ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. The Tenth Amendment says that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” I know that state governments are more accountable to you than the federal government is. But I am also an ardent believer in the Fourteenth Amendment, which says that no state shall “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” There has been – and will continue to be – an important and legitimate role for the federal government in enforcing civil rights. Too often, we Republicans – myself included – have emphasized our message on the Tenth Amendment but not our message on the Fourteenth – an Amendment, it bears reminding, that was one of the first great contributions of the Republican Party to American life, second only to the abolition of slavery.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/420845/rick-perry-republicans-and-race
Tag Archives: Republicans
FROM PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RICK PERRY:
Read he linked story and share your thoughts.
Last week In Touch magazine broke the story of Josh Duggar molesting some young girls when he was a young teenager. His parents handled the matter as a family matter. They talked to a friend in law enforcement but there was never any formal adjudication of this matter. The parents protected their son maybe to the detriment of his young victims. The Duggars show 19 Kids and Counting is on hiatus with the possibility of cancellation looming. Over the weekend the big question was would TLC keep the show on the air, but the sponsors prompted by the consumers are speaking loud and clear. They are jumping off the show like rats abandoning the Titanic. No sponsors no show. Ever since we met the Duggars we have been served a heaping helping of purity on all levels. Well, if purity is your brand you better be pure. Christians are not perfect they are just forgiven. Questioning the Duggars is not an attack on Christianity. They are human and their actions deserve to be questioned. I believe Josh Duggar was forgiven if he asked for it, but forgiven in the eyes of God, and not guilty in the eyes of man are two truly different things.
Mark Halperin was suspended from MSNBC a couple of years ago when he said the President was acting like a “dick”. At the time he also worked for Time magazine and they took no disciplinary actions. Cut to 2015 and this interview with presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz. Conservatives are calling his questions racist and Halperin has since apologized if he offended anyone. Share your thoughts.
Something is funny about this email story.
I have been reading Mike Huckabee’s latest book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy. Huckabee immediately sets up the us against them dynamics. The people who live in Bubbleville (the elites) and the people who live in Bubbaville (him and his people). This provides a very simplistic view of the cultural divide. The problem with this view is there is no room in the middle. Some people like myself could be described as a liberal with conservative leanings on social issues, but there is simply no room for people like me in this world that splits so neatly in half. Huckabee has been criticized for his comments on Beyoncé and Jay Z, and I must admit I was interested in reading what he had to say in the context of the book, and I must admit he makes a valid point. Beyoncé’s performances are very sexually suggestive and her husband is acutely involved in her career. His characterization of Jay Z as her pimp is off base, but when you watch her perform and really listen to her lyrics it is not unrealistic for parents to think twice regarding the appropriateness of this for children under 18, but that is not how he posits it. Huckabee uses words that resonate with the residents of Bubbaville, and that is where he does himself and “his people” a disservice. I started reading the book to learn something about the man and his views and I did. I learned he is a man with strong conservative views that seemingly prohibit him from fully recognizing and respecting the views from the other side of the political perspective. You can respect the views of others without embracing them. If you can do that then perhaps you can have a conversation with people who don’t reside on your side of the cultural divide.
Last night I watched Sag Harbor on OWN. Sag Harbor has a rich history and it was interesting listening to the elders share the development of this rich community. This beachfront property is located in New York near the Hamptons, but this was the only beachfront property that black people could purchase in the 1940’s and 50″s. It was a place where black professionals came and enjoyed summer with people who shared their experience. It was segregated by law but over the years it became segregated by choice and that was fine with the inhabitants of the community. Now many have been priced out of the Hampton zip code and they are starting to give Sag Harbor a look, and the village elders are not pleased with the new look of the landscape. It is the ultimate irony: this was the only option for black people and now it is a realtor’s hot spot to everyone, but the village elders are not going down without a fight.
The Republicans will control the Senate and the House. Will anything change? Simple question. Share your thoughts.