During a press conference at the end of May, Louisiana state senator Elbert Guillory decided enough was enough and changed parties – from Democrat to Republican.
Now party jumping isn’t exactly new – it happens frequently. But the causes of this switch are what is interesting – racism among the Democrat Party. Mr. Guillory became a Democrat in 2007 but after continuously hearing all of the lame excuses about the primary reasons why ObamaCare isn’t being embraced by the population: because Obama is black. Yeah, I agree Mr. Guillory, that’s quite lame.
Mr. Guillory had these other comments that make one wonder if history is even taught in public school.
“In recent history, the Democratic Party has created the illusion that their agenda and their policies are what’s best for black people. Somehow, it has been forgotten that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 as an abolitionist movement, with one simple creed – that slavery is a violation of the rights of man,”
“Democrats, on the other hand, were the party of Jim Crow. It was the Democrats who defended the rights of slave owners.”
“At the heart of liberalism is the idea that only a great and powerful big government can be the benefactor of social justice for all Americans. But the left is only concerned with one thing: control. And they disguise this control as charity.”
It’s a startling omission how so many people today believe that the Democrat party is the party of civil rights when they, themselves, filibustered the bills that came through Congress to give blacks equal rights. I kind of wonder if blacks today have, in fact, given up their hard earned freedoms and liberties in exchange for government subsidy.
This opens a wider angle here – the one that demonstrates that freedom cannot be achieved through dependency and entitlement. We sacrifice our freedom and liberty to make our own way in the world when we call upon government to rescue us from the difficulties of life, rather than calling out to God in Heaven who is the benefactor of all good things.
Today, the black community is walking itself into slavery again – this time, being enslaved by government entitlement that keeps them from the drive that pushes people to overcome. The Democrats weep alligator tears when they see people starve. Conservatives weep when we see people lose their freedom for a handout.
The rigors of life are the mountain that gives us accomplishment, growth, strength, and courage. When we constantly carry a child around, we deprive them of the drive to stand on their own feet and learn to walk. Growth and maturity come from adversity, and the determination to overcome that adversity and not bathe in complacency.
My daughter said to me this morning, “Dad, I am having a hard time finding ways to earn money”, after asking me to buy her a notebook for her art. I told her she would have to pay me back for it, not because of my greed or “frugality”, but I want her to begin to understand that it’s okay to want things – but we must work for them. If we just get them without effort, we don’t treasure them as much.
Democrats and liberals out there, what is your freedom worth to you? Are you so hell-bent on a over-controlling government that you are willing to sacrifice freedom to get it? Seriously.
Here’s Mr. Guillory’s video for you to enjoy.
I am really tired of the US public education system these days. What was once a great institution for educating our youth has been systematically poisoned by liberals and teacher unions. And like their incessant need to drag businesses down to the point where they cannot actually do business, based on their entitlement groanings, they have already ruined the public school system with their nonsense.
I am so glad we can home school our kids.
So today, I read a stirring article of how an 8th grader’s choice in attire has made him, literally, a criminal. Jared Marcum got sent to the office at Logan Middle School, Logan, WV by the old bat lunch lady:
over wearing this shirt:
Now young Jared refused, so they brought in:
Who then put Jared in these:
Put him in front of this guy:
Where he might have to pay:
And or spend a year:\
While the rest of us in the country say:
This matter isn’t about a t-shirt. It’s about a few bruised egos of a school official, a police officer, and a judge who will not allow some young punk to stand up to the system. Beginning with a grossly bitter (and probably liberal) cafeteria worker’s dislike for the NRA, He decides to make a statement in a way that isn’t vulgar, offensive, or anything, but yet, because the lunch lady can’t handle it and the cop can’t handle his defiance, the kid is now a criminal.
Now it’s funny because back in April 2012, the ACLU strangely argued a case for a kid wearing this:
The way I see it, I bet this kid would get student of the year if he wore this:
It’s been a while since I did any sort of tech posting here on The Rabid Conservative, but with all the hub-bub coming out of E3 relating to the advent of the new XBox One (or what I’ve come to call it, XBone – hat tip Flex). Anyway, after Sony has basically owned MS with the PS4, even before release, it’s making me wonder if Microsoft is even thinking about the future.
1) Starting off with the aforementioned XBone and the issues with it – it’s almost like XBone is doomed already:
- Kinect is always big-brother watching and listening – this might be innocuous enough, but after the entire NSA thing, Kinect’s nosing around your life may be uncomfortable.
- Trying to put Gamefly and GameStop out of business and then blaming the publishers for their draconian used game and 24-hour ET-phone-home policy is something that gamers will see right through.
- Killing the ability to play 360 games on the new console…that’s a LOT of money to just sit there collecting dust.
3) Microsoft’s poor showing into the tablet market has made their attempts at making the Surface something that people would want over Android-based tablets and Apple iStuff almost laughable. Maybe they’ll wise up like HP did, firesale out all of their tablets and realize that by giving Office for free on tablets isn’t going to compel the market into their software subscription model.
These days, Microsoft just isn’t the company it once was. It’s dominance is slipping away each time it attempts to move the market into its corner (of does anyone believe that the market share for Internet Explorer at 12.6% an accident?). The way I see it right now, Xbone is going to backfire, Windows 8 isn’t going to do any better than Vista did, facilitating the onset of Android-powered notebooks and set-top boxes, and Windows Phone and Surface tablets are going to really just be a one-off.
If Microsoft doesn’t start listening to its customers, they’ll go where Apple nearly went. When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in ’96, it was on the brink of disaster because it failed to innovate. What Microsoft is doing is not innovation. Apple mastered the art of creating things that people find they can’t live without. Microsoft hasn’t quite got there yet.
I guess I can’t blame them for trying, since this is what they’ve done all along. But still – I don’t see the community going Microsoft’s way this time.
Government is not the solution to the problem; government IS the problem.
It’s really coming down to trust. With That One chalking up losses almost as fast as the Miami Marlins this year, the whole question of government trust. And right now, it’s not looking good.
But then, who out there actually trusts or really ever trusted the government for anything? Seriously, how many water-cooler conversations ever had a participant that said, “I really love and trust the government and I’m glad for it”.
Now, I am a conservative with a little bit of libertarian peppered in and I do recognize that there is a need for some aspects of government.
- State – We need a government to negotiate with foreign powers on behalf of the Union.
- Treasury – We need a government to print a unified currency for the Several States (and not print so much of it that we dilute the economy).
- Commerce – We need a government to regulate commerce between the states, not the overreaching aspects where abuses of power become so prevalent (healthcare anyone?)
- Defense – We need a government to call up troops that will defend the Union from enemies, foreign and domestic.
Past these, we need no other government – it should be held to the states (9th and 10th Amendments).
The issue here is one of trust. And the president who promised us
- Benghazi – Who really knew what when. And yes, it’s important.
- IRS – Why did they target conservatives and what’s up with the opulent spending?
- AP - Why can’t Eric Holder answer questions regarding the AP story that published a year ago that contradicted the White House’s claim that officials knew of no attacks planned on U.S. soil for the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death?
- In-Your-Face Appointments of Susan Rice and Samantha Power: Why? Seriously, why put a liar in as your national security adviser and a known Israel-hating socialist and Soros-ite as the UN Ambassador? Are you purposely trying to distort foreign policy and help terrorists?
- NSA Monitoring of Cell Traffic – Really? This is transparency, Mr. Obama?
- Secret E-Mail Accounts for Internal Communications – Oh, that’s really transparent.
Conservatives have always been about reducing dependency on the government because of the sheer number of abuses and potential for corruption. It’s far too easy to watch as the government uses its faceless power to capture the destitute.
One might say the same about capitalism. The thing is, I can work hard and gain a living and elevate my status in a capitalistic society – I’ve already done it. With socialism, not so much – you’re at the wishes of the government and it all becomes about politics.
Politics, as a game, is played through flows of information. With all the stifiling of information by the left, well, is it any wonder what’s going on?
So much for transparency, eh?
It’s staggering how “in-your-face” that Obama gets these days, even in the midst of extreme scandal. Susan Rice is a disgrace and should be excoriated for publicly lying to the American people. Luckily, she didn’t get put in as Secretary of State (already bad enough with Lurch in there), but having her anywhere close makes me wonder why.
So today, That One appointed the former UN Ambassador Susan Rice to his Cabinet as the National Security Adviser, which is astounding because she admitted to lying when she went on several Sunday talk shows and indicated that what happened in Benghazi were as a result of some YouTube video and not a premeditated, coordinated attack.
And the Main Stream Media is just sweeping it under the rug. Meh. Remember all the hullabaloo that they raised about Chuck Hagel being appointed as SecDef – and he was a Republican (albeit a RINO, but still). The MSM is going to be utterly silent.
Except ABC of course, who had this go out on the Wednesday edition of Good Morning America:
“Susan Rice, of course, as you mentioned was the one that went on the Sunday shows right after the attack in Benghazi and talked about it being something that came out of protests in Cairo, a very controversial set of Sunday show appearances.”
Controversial? It was patently false! Why doesn’t ABC say something about that? Stupid Disney newscasting.
I guess it makes sense. We have a liar for a President who is now appointing liars into his cabinet. That’s not unheard of. The sad part is that we are taking this lying clown and putting her in the role of advising security. Yes she has a long list of credentials. Yes her history is known. But here’s the thing – she was totally wrong about Benghazi. Did she truly know or didn’t she?
If she did not know that it was terrorism and actually believed it to be reactionary, then she’s basically incompetent, because we all had this pegged from the beginning and her being on Sunday talk was an insult to the American collective intelligence.
If she did know and tried to sell the American public a bill of goods by passing it off as a YouTube video, then not only is she a liar, but she’s grossly arrogant as well.
Can we forgive? Sure – when she asks for it. But we can’t forget it – since we are talking about the security of the nation here.
A truly sad day for America indeed.