Sunday, July 05, 2015

If Liberals Really Cared About Black Lives

By Jack Kelly

To the “Black Lives Matter” crowd, it seems that most black lives don’t.

Roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered each year — more than 90 percent by other blacks. To some Democrats, only those shot by white police officers or white bigots seem to matter.

Just 25 percent of about 400 local police killings a year involve a white cop and a black victim, an FBI study found. Shootings of blacks by police has been cut in half since 1981. For every black person killed by a white cop, black criminals murder 70. It is 25 times more likely a black person will commit a crime of violence against a white person than vice versa.

There’s so much crime in inner-city black communities because they’re poor, some say. They have it backward.

If poverty caused crime, crime rates wouldn’t fall during recessions; wouldn’t be much lower in poor rural counties than in cities, where incomes are higher. When crime rates are adjusted for “familial risk factors,” the correlation between poverty and crime all but disappears, Swedish researchers found.

We’ve spent more on the “War on Poverty” than on all of America’s real wars combined. As social service spending exploded, urban decay accelerated.

Crime causes poverty. Businesses flee violence-riddled neighborhoods, taking jobs with them. Property values fall.

More than 60 percent of prison inmates — 85 percent of juveniles who interface with the juvenile court system — are functionally illiterate. Rotten schools stunt millions of black lives.

A reliable indicator of violent crime in a community is the proportion of fatherless families. About 80 percent of youths in prison grew up without a dad at home. Only 2 percent of poor teens who finish high school, get a job and get married before having children end up living in poverty as adults, the Brookings Institution found.

The keys to fighting crime — and thus poverty — are to give kids access to a quality education, encourage mom and dad to get hitched and, especially, to protect the law abiding from criminals.

Many Democrats prefer nostrums designed more to enrich themselves than to help the poor.

Many inner-city schools stink because they’re run for the benefit of teachers and administrators. Votes and money from teacher unions matter more to a lot of Democrats than the lives of the children trapped in them.

If so much of it weren’t spent on those who administer 126 federal programs, what we spend each year to “fight poverty” would be enough to lift every poor family in America out of poverty. If more had jobs, the poor wouldn’t need “help” from so many well-paid bureaucrats. And people dependent on the dole are more likely to vote Democratic.

The root cause of black poverty is white racism, liberals say.

Legal segregation ended in 1964 and was never a factor in most of our troubled cities, which were in much better shape half a century ago. The unemployment rate for black men is three times higher than in 1954. Black immigrants have had little difficulty climbing the economic ladder.

The tragic consequences of what happens when we blame inner-city crime on “white racism” and the actions of police are vividly on display in Baltimore.

City officials did little to protect the law abiding during the rioting that followed the death in police custody of drug dealer Freddie Gray. Murders are up 43 percent from this time last year — many of them occurring since the indictment of six police officers in connection with Mr. Gray’s death.

Cops “are more afraid of going to jail for doing their jobs properly than they are of getting shot on duty,” said the president of the Baltimore chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Violent crime is up in other cities, too, because “cops all over the country have seen the six Baltimore police officers served up to appease the mob, and they know it could happen to them,” according to California law enforcement official who writes for PJ Media under the pseudonym “Jack Dunphy.”

The hottest circle of hell should be reserved for those who foment racial strife for political gain. 

Jack Kelly is a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The Blade of Toledo, Ohio.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/07/05/if_liberals_really_cared_about_black_lives_127249.html 

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Civil Disobedience to Answer Homofascism

By Sylvia Thompson

I posted an article at Renew America several months ago titled "The Coming Criminalization of Christianity in America." I suggested that the outcome of the Supreme Court's decision on homosexual "marriage" would be to enshrine sodomy into American law and in so doing, would decree that all Americans must bow to homofascism. As expected, they have done the despicable deed. Now what?

Many, many so-called Christian leaders will, of course, do nothing other than what they have done throughout the decades, and that is effectively ignore the homosexual lobby and its lawlessness. Other so-called Christian leaders are clearly apostate and have embraced that lawlessness, while falsely claiming that God agrees with them. That is a despicable lie. God does not agree, as Scripture clearly reveals. And then there are those believing Christian leaders who will fight evil. They are the hope of this nation, at least until Almighty God ultimately determines America's fate.

Pastor William Owens (a black minister) of The Coalition for American Action and Principles (CAAP), consisting of ministers of all races, has decided to take a firm stand. (www.CAAPUS.ORG)

His organization will view the Court's pernicious decision as equivalent to previous Courts' decisions against black Americans, who sought equal treatment under law. That was the time when a black American minister Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his followers used the only tool available to them against a gargantuan lawless court system. They took to the streets in civil disobedience. Pastor Owens has announced that his organization will consider doing the same to fight the current Court's ruling against Christians.

In a similar vein, former high school coach Dave Daubenmire has formed a large group of Christians called the Salt and Light Brigade, referencing Christ's call to believers to be the salt and light of the world (Matthew 5:11-14). Coach Daubenmire indicates that he will be posting updates on planned acts of resistance to the lawlessness of this Supreme Court. (www.saltandlightbrigade.org)

Bible Christians and the rest of the millions of Americans who made known their staunch opposition to homosexual sham "marriages" through the ballot box (in 31 states), can now stand with these brave men and others like them who have fearlessly chosen to resist. We can declare boldly that we will not be disenfranchised. Why should we allow disenfranchisement in America, where so much blood has been spilled to guarantee us the right of conscience?

It is a given that the pernicious court system aided by a lawless Obama administration will act viciously toward opposing Christians, with a force matching that of Hitler's Nazi regime. And we should not expect aid from spineless legislators (of any political party) or so-called conservative pundits. They will talk a good game, but most were cowering in their corners hoping for the very decision that the Court has rendered. They can now hide behind that decision and claim their hands are tied (true Pontius Pilates). They will say "The Law" has spoken, when in fact five self-serving, lawless Jurists have forced their godless will upon the American people, again.

More and more Americans will be persecuted, prosecuted, and imprisoned as this Court ruling goes into effect. It is certain to play out that way, because eventually the persecuted will stop accepting lawless court rulings that result in their bankruptcy and Naziesque brainwashing sessions ("sensitivity training") that are punishment for noncompliance with evil. At some point, Americans being so treated will say "No" and stop responding out of fear. All of America will then grasp what homofascism truly means, as the Germans eventually grasped what Nazism meant.

With the organization and planning that Pastor Owens, Coach Daubenmire, and groups like them will provide, victims of homofascism can now share a sense that they are not alone. Organized Americans stand with them. If a small business is terrorized by activist homosexuals (because most big businesses are already on their knees doing their bidding) or an individual's job or position is threatened by homosexual tyranny, those people can seek legal protection from groups such as Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), American Counsel for Law and Justice (ACLJ), and Liberty Counsel. All are adept in the legal fight against the enemies of Christianity.

What the Court has done is galvanize decent people into an opposing force, and I thank God for that.

This is now a fight between defiant, flawed humankind (the perverted activists and all who support them) and Almighty God.

I pity the fool who thinks the former will win this one. No matter how many Christians the godless persecute or kill off, Christianity will stand, and they – activist homosexuals, the legislators and judges who bow to them, the apostate Christians and all others who support them – will face Almighty God in due time for their actions.

It does not matter how many of our family members have chosen to live homosexual lifestyles (two of mine died of AIDS). Nor does it matter how many homosexual friends you may claim. We will be called to account for where we choose to stand on this issue of unrepentant homosexual sin and the tyranny that accompanies it. Almighty God is not mocked (Galatians 6:7, 8), and those who are currently flipping Him off, spitting in His face, as it were, will be judged.

It is true that all of us will eventually face judgment, but those who are not willfully defying God need not fear that judgment. God knows who willfully sins and who does not, and for that, all who are repentant and struggling against inherently sinful natures can be grateful.

The fear of God that is expected of us is not the morbid fear of an unjust tyrant, such as the tyrants who now control America. It is a fear that is born out of reverent respect for His overwhelming power and His perfect justice. Like that of a caring and loving Father. Bible Christians must hold fast to this truth.


Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal spin on issues pertaining to race and culture.

Ms. Thompson is a copy editor by trade currently residing in Tennessee. She formerly wrote for the Conservative Forum of Silicon Valley California Newsletter and the online conservative blog ChronWatch, also out of California.

 

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/sthompson/150629

 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

President Obama Bans the use of Guns in all Films, Television Shows and Video Games

Gun Rights, Political Satire
By Dr. Rich Swier
 
After the tragic shooting at a Baptist Church in Charleston, South Carolina President Obama has issued an Executive Order to ban the use of guns in all Hollywood films, television shows and video games. The White House issued the following statement: 
“It is time to eliminated the root cause of guns violence in America. It is time to make Hollywood a ‘gun free zone’. It is for the greater good of the American people that families and our children are not exposed to wanton gun violence in film, on television and in video games. 
It is the proper role of government to deny gun use by Hollywood actors, screen writers, directors and producers for the welfare of all. 
It is time for the Terminator to be terminated.” 
The White House is considering whether to extend its ban on the use of guns to the music industry. 
Michael Bloomberg, founder of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, supported the President’s decision stating, “I support President Obama’s efforts to remove guns from all media. I am frustrated by Hollywood producing more films involving gun violence, which works against efforts by organizations such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns. All guns in the media should be considered illegal and anyone using one must be tried by the Department of Justice to the full extent of the law. Additionally, from this point on Bloomberg will no longer use the word gun in any of our publications. The word gun, phrases such as gun violence and shooting will be stricken from our style manuals.” 
The American Screen Writers Association and the ACLU issued a statement warning against this unprecedented violation of Hollywood’s Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms while on camera. The ACLU statement warned, “We are on a very slippery slope when anyone denies the right of screen writers to use guns in scripts and the right of actors to keep and bear arms. President Obama is clearly violating the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We plan on initiating a lawsuit against this illegal Executive Order. We hope that the Ninth District takes up our lawsuit and provides a stay order on President Obama’s illegal action.” 
The Screen Actors Guild is concerned about the loss of jobs due to President Obama’s Executive Order. Screen Actor’s Guild President Ken Howard warned, “This Executive Order will cause a collapse of the film industry and massive loss of jobs. Those actors and actresses, film crews and support persons who provide the silver screen audience with great action films, such as Die Hard, The Expendables, Lethal Weapon, The Godfather, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, James Bond and Fast and Furious to name a few, will now find themselves out of work. This will devastate the film industry and harm our union workers.” 
The Walt Disney Company, owners of the Star Wars franchise, has asked President Obama to exempt light sabers, Jedi mind control and the force from the ban. 
The National Rifle Association in a press release stated, “All Hollywood actors, screen writers, directors and producers must be immediately subject to background checks. Due to the criminal backgrounds and drug abuse by many in Hollywood, it is imperative that gun use be tightly controlled. We support President Obama in his efforts to control violence in the media. The NRA will be partnering with the President and Democratic members of Congress to provide over-site during the implementation of his Executive Order banning all banning use of all guns in the media. NRA members may now report violations on a White House hotline 800- Gun Free or via Twitter #GunFreeHollywood. We thank President Obama for making Hollywood a gun free zone.” 
 

Friday, June 19, 2015

African-American Reaches Out to Charleston Killer With Message of Forgiveness and Hope

By Daniel Davis

 

 

The senseless killing of nine people in Charleston has left a community shell-shocked and the nation grieving. It may be the clearest public demonstration of evil that we have experienced in months, if not years. Thankfully, justice looks promising, as the shooter was apprehended and now faces trial. He'll likely face the death penalty.

But amid all the mourning and sorrow brought by these killings, another impulse quietly emerged yesterday — one that pointed toward reconciliation and hope. It was a truly Christian extension of mercy to Dylann from an African-American, and it will likely leave you speechless.

Marcus Stanley, an award-winning gospel singer from Virginia, was shot eight times in a previous gang-related incident — yet he miraculously survived. After the Charleston shooting on Wednesday, he found Dylann Roof's Facebook page and decided to leave him a comment. It was truly profound. Here's an excerpt:

"I don't look at you with eyes of hatred, or judge you by your appearance of race, but I look at you as a human being that made a horrible decision to take the lives of 9 living & breathing people. Children do not grow up with hatred in their hearts. In this world we are born color blind. Somewhere along the line, you were taught to hate people that are not like you, and that is truly tragic. You have accomplished nothing from this killing, but planting seeds of pain that will forever remain in the hearts of the families that lost their lives and countless hearts around our country. If you're still out there and you have your phone with you...Give your heart to Jesus and confess your sins with a heart of forgiveness. He is the only one who can save your soul and forgive you for the terrible act that you have done. I love you Dylann...even in the midst of the darkness and pain you've caused, but more importantly HE loves you."

You can read the whole statement here.

As we wait and long for justice in the aftermath of this horrific event — and as many question whether evil can truly be countered in this world — let's take hope from Marcus Stanley's example. He has shown that light overcomes darkness, and that hate cannot stand in the face of love.

 

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/danieldavis/2015/06/19/astounding-charleston-survivor-forgives-racist-killer-n2014790?utm_source=thdailypm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl_pm&newsletterad=

 

 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Book Reviews

Book Reviews 

Whites, Blacks & Racist Democrats - The Untold History of Race & Politics Within The Democratic Party From 1792 - 2009   
By Wayne Perryman 

Wayne Perryman's book, "Whites, Blacks & Racist Democrats" is the most comprehensive book ever written on racism and its association with the Democratic Party.  The book also includes a copy of the United States Supreme Court brief that was filed in 2007 when Perryman sued the Democratic Party, respectfully asking the Democratic Party to issue a public apology to African Americans for their support of Jim Crow and Slavery.

After reviewing the research contained in Perryman's book, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous wrote: "Your captions of political influence on racial issues are thought-provoking and insightful."  Now that says a lot, coming from the NAACP. 

Perryman wrote the book because he believes that we, as Americans, must stop the Democrats from playing the race card by confronting them with the truth captured in this easy to read book that covers Democratic Party history from 1792 to 2009.

Copies of the book can be obtained by visiting Perryman's website.   

American History in Black & White - Setting the Record Straight   

"American History in Black & White - Setting the Record Straigh" is a unique view of the religious and moral heritage of black Americans, with an emphasis on the untold yet significant stories from our rich political history. The material presented is ground-breaking and revolutionary, leaving viewers amazed and inspired.  Copies of the book and the poster below can be ordered from WallBuilders online, click on the title of the book above.

Unfounded Loyalty
An In-depth Look into the Blind Love Affair between Blacks and Democrats
By Rev. Wayne Perryman

“Perryman offers an important corrective to the assumption that the Democratic Party has been historically the friend of Civil Rights and the Party of black voters.  For most of the history of the two parties - the opposite has been true as this book forcefully makes clear.” 

A Short History of Reconstruction   
By Eric Foner

Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of this country's most prominent historians. He received his doctoral degree at Columbia under the supervision of Richard Hofstadter. He is only the second person to serve as president of the three major professional organizations: the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians.

 

 

 

Black Republican Leaders Pictures and Short Bios

 Black History   ~~   Did You Know? 

Every one of these famous civil rights figures was a Republican?

 

Sojourner Truth

(1797 - 1883)

 

Born a slave and after gaining

her freedom, she walked

for miles, achieving

national fame speaking out

for slaves and women

 

Frederick Douglass

(1817 – 1895)

 

One of the foremost

leaders of the abolitionist

movement and powerful

civil rights advocate

after the Civil War

 

Harriet Tubman

(1821 - 1913)

 

The “Moses” of black

people, she led hundreds

of slaves to freedom as

a conductor on the

Underground Railroad

 

Booker T. Washington

(1856 - 1915)

 

Author of the classic, Up

From Slavery, and founder

of both the Tuskegee

Institute and the National

Negro Business League

 

George Washington Carver

(1860 - 1943)

 

Born a slave, he earned a

Master of Science degree

and became one of the best

known agricultural scientists

of his generation

 

Mary McLeod Bethune

(1875 – 1955)

 

Educator, presidential

advisor, civil rights  leader,

and founder of the

National Council of

Negro Women

 

A. Philip Randolph

(1889 - 1979)

 

One of America’s foremost

labor leaders and civil

rights pioneers, he

organized the famous

1963 march on Washington

headed by

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Jackie Robinson

(1919 - 1972)

 

Baseball Hall of Famer,

who in 1947 broke

baseball’s “color barrier,”

when he became a member

of the Brooklyn Dodgers

.

 

Ida B. Wells

(1862 - 1931)

 

Civil rights advocate who

co-founded the NAACP with

white Republicans

on February 12, 1909

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(1929 – 1968)

 

Hero and civil rights leader

during the 1950s and 1960s,

famous for his “I Have

a Dream” speech

 

Monday, June 15, 2015

America Has Lost Its Identity

By Raynard Jackson
 
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 There is no example in the history of the world of a civilization, culture, or country that has survived without an intact family unit.
 
Historically, this has meant father, mother, sister, brother, grandparents, and sometimes other extended family members.  With the onslaught of the Industrial Revolution came what we now know as the nuclear family-father, mother, brother and sister.
 
During the 19th and 20th centuries, immigrants flooded into America in an effort to flee oppressive governments back home or to pursue greener pastures here.
 
It was implicitly understood that English was the de facto official language, being a good citizen was expected, and contributing to the betterment of America was one’s civic and moral obligation.
 
Children were taught to go to school, get a job, get married, and to raise a family.  These principles served us pretty well as a nation until recently. 
 
Now, I no longer know what it means to be an American.
 
People come to this country, legally and illegally, and refuse to speak English.  Judges and politicians are redefining the family unit; gender is no longer determined at birth; the government is invading every aspect of both our public and private lives.
 
How is it possible for mankind to be so arrogant as to say their gender is no longer determined at birth, based on the anatomical features present when they are born?
 
Now that Mother Nature is getting up in age, she is beginning to make all sorts of mistakes.  Boys born with penises are claiming to be girls; girls born with vaginas are now claiming to be boys.
 
Some are even going so far as to say there is no longer a thing called gender; there is no male or female; but rather one can “self-identify” from moment to moment as to what their gender is.  Even President Obama has demonstrated his belief in this foolishness.  A few months ago, he made bathrooms in the White House “gender neutral.”  Bathrooms are no longer labeled as male or female.  You can now choose which one to use based on how you “self-identify” at that moment.
 
I can’t help but be reminded of the Greek philosopher, Protagoras.  I studied him while attending Oral Roberts University.  He is considered the father of relativism, which basically said there are no absolutes.
 
Protagoras is best known for his statement, “Man is the measure of all things: of the things that are, that they are, that they are, of the things that are not, that they are not.”  So this insidious notion of “self-identifying,” is an extension of Protagoras’ philosophy. 
 
According to this view, there is no God or any higher power.  Each individual is the all and be all of their existence.  There is no common moral framework by which man should live by; every man lives by his on individual moral code.
 
By believing thus, a society loses the very glue that keeps a people united.  Typically, language, moral values, and patriotism are some of those common threads that make a society cohesive.
 
I currently stand at five foot eight inches tall; but I currently self-identify as six foot eight inches tall, therefore, I should legally be recognized by that which I believe, regardless of whether it’s based on facts. 
 
As crazy as the above sounds, is this not what Rachel Dolezal did.  She is the White woman who is the head of the Spokane, Washington chapter of the NAACP.  Last week she admitted that she was born White, but now she self-identifies as Black; thus, making her Black.  Even on legal documents she has been listing her race as Black, though her own birth certificate states that she is White.
 
She should be prosecuted to every extent of the law and the NAACP should have fired her immediately.
 
But, as usual, the NAACP’s leadership showed why no one takes them seriously as an organization.  Here is what their national office had to say about Dolezal, “One’s racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for NAACP leadership.”  So, I guess lying is now a permitted quality for a leadership position with the NAACP.
 
Since there are no longer any absolutes, we now have a country where sex is no longer determined at birth and race is no longer determined by genetics or ancestry.  I can claim to be seven feet tall, though I am only five foot eight; but yet have the legal standing of being a seven footer simply because I say it’s so.
 
Would you go to a medical professional who only “self-identifies” as a physician; having never attended medical school? 
 
A society without rules is a society in chaos.  You have little kids thinking they are homosexual; you have people in the country illegally who think they have a constitutional right to be here; entertainers like Kanye West and Omar Epps think it is OK for them to wear dresses.
 
Values are the DNA of a society and America has lost its values in the name of individual freedom.  Freedom only works within the context of shared rules or beliefs. 
 
The game of basketball is a good example.  Everyone that plays the game agrees to a common set of rules by which the game is played.  Within these rules are opportunities for individual players to express their uniqueness. 
 
But without a common acceptance of the rules of the game, basketball cannot exist.
 
So it is with America; without common acceptance of rules dealing with sexuality, morals law & order, we will no longer exist as a society.
 
 
 
Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC is an internationally recognized political consulting, government affairs, and PR firm based in Washington, DC.  Jackson is an internationally recognized radio talk show host and TV commentator.  He has coined the phrase “straticist.”  As a straticist, he has merged strategic planning with public relations.