Sunday, September 30, 2012

Democrats Are The Real Racists


By Frances Rice

Confident they will suffer no condemnation by the liberal media, Democrats routinely engage in rank racism toward black Republicans, calling them "sellouts", "House Negroes" and worse.

This racist name calling is the despicable tactic Democrats use to demean black Americans who do not toe the liberal agenda line and keep blacks corralled on the Democratic Party's economic plantation.

Race-baiting to garner the black vote is a key component of the re-election campaign of President Barack Obama.  He remained silent when his VP, Joe Biden, shamelessly played the race card while speaking to a largely black audience in Danville, Virginia, saying about the Republican candidates: "They're going to put y'all back in chains".

In her latest book, "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama" Ann Coulter provides the chilling details about the two centuries of racism by Democrats for which they have never apologized.  Coulter's article about her book is "Liberals Can't Break 200-Year Racism Habit".
While liberal journalists are quick to accuse Republicans of racism for any criticism of Obama's failed economic and foreign policies, they are mute in the face of real racism exhibited by Democrats against black Republicans.

Witness the barrage of ugly hate speech leveled at Mia Love, a black Republican candidate for Congress from Utah who happens to be a Mormon and spoke at the Republican National Convention.  Details about her convention speech are provided in an article "Rising GOP star Mia Love glides into the spotlight at convention".

On the heels of her appearance on the national stage, Democrats launched an assault against her, using racist epithets as was exposed in the conservative NewsMax article "Hate-Filled Screeds Appear on Mia Love's Wikipedia Page" by Patrick Hobin.

Another article about the Democrats' reprehensible conduct is "Sick: Wikipedia entry calls Mia Love 'dirty, worthless whore' and 'House Nigger'".

The few efforts to hold Democrats accountable for their despicable behavior receive no attention in the liberal media.  Not reported is the story about Anita Moncrief, the ACORN whistleblower, who said in a YouTube video that "it's time to stop voting on color."

There is also no coverage in the liberal press about how black ministers are fed up with the Democratic Party, especially black minister E.W. Jackson who delivered a hard-hitting speech in a YouTube video, telling black people to "exodus now" from the Democratic Party.

Sadly, those black Americans who have been indoctrinated to embrace the mentality of government dependency and entitlement are not likely to adhere to the admonishment of black ministers such as Bishop Jackson or Ms. Moncrief.

A demonstration of this contention can be seen in the disturbing YouTube video where a black woman brags about voting for Obama because she has received an "Obama phone".

The article "Where do "Obama phones" come from?" by Charlie Spiering reveals that this wasteful free cell phone program costs taxpayers over $1.6 billion.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of Obama's massive $5 trillion debt that has destroyed our economy and made nearly 47% of Americans dependent on the government.

Meanwhile, Obama is busily increasing the number of Americans on food stamps while undercutting other social safety nets. 

Obama has gutted welfare reform, stolen over $700 billion from Medicare to fund ObamaCare and is refusing to reform the nearly bankrupt social security system.

To add insult to injury, Obama is also putting our freedom at risk and jeopardizing our national security with his failed foreign policy.  An article that puts this in stark relief is "Ambassador Chris Stevens Is Dead; Al-Qaeda Is Alive" by Rand Simberg.

The question facing Americans this election is whether our nation will remain free and prosperous as it would be under a President Mitt Romney, or continue down the path to failed socialism under President Barack Obama.  Those who wish to see what America would look like after four more years with Obama as president need look no further than the devastated black communities that Democrats have run for the past 50 years and destroyed with their failed socialist policies.

Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association.  She may be contacted at:

Democrats spent the first century of this country's existence refusing to treat black people like human beings, and the second refusing to treat them like adults.
After fighting the Civil War to continue enslaving black people and then subjecting newly freed black Americans to vicious, humiliating Jim Crow laws and Ku Klux Klan violence, Democrats set about frantically rewriting their own ugly history.   
Step 1: Switch "Democrat" to "Southerner";
Step 2: Switch "Southerner" to "conservative Democrat";
Step 3: Switch "conservative Democrat" to "conservative.
Contrary to liberal folklore, the Democratic segregationists were not all Southern -- and they were certainly not conservative. They were dyed-in-the-wool liberal Democrats on all the litmus-test issues of their day.
All but one remained liberal Democrats until the day they died. That's the only one you've ever heard of: Strom Thurmond.
As soon as abortion is relegated to the same trash heap of history as slavery has been, liberals will be rewriting history to make Democrats the pro-lifers and Republicans the pro-choicers. That's precisely what they've done with the history of race in America.
In addition to lying in the history books, liberals lied on their personal resumes. Suddenly, every liberal remembered being beaten up by a 300-pound Southern sheriff during the civil rights movement.
Among the ones who have been caught falsely gassing about their civil rights heroism are Bob Beckel, Carl Bernstein and Joseph Ellis. (Some days, it seems as if there are more liberals pretending to have been Freedom Riders than pretending to be Cherokees!)
In the 1950s and '60s, Democrats were running segregationists for vice president, slapping Orval Faubus on the back and praising George Wallace voters for their "integrity." (That was Arthur Schlesinger Jr. in The New York Times.)
But the moment the real civil rights struggle was over, liberals decided to become black America's most self-important defenders.
Of course, once we got the Democrats to stop discriminating against blacks, there was no one else doing it. So liberals developed a rich fantasy life in which they played Atticus Finch and some poor white cop from Brooklyn would be designated Lester Maddox (racist Democrat, endorsed by Jimmy Carter).
White journalists who didn't know any actual black people (other than Grady the maid) became junior G-men searching for racists under every bed, requiring a steady stream of deeply pompous editorials.
You will never see anything so brave as a liberal fighting nonexistent enemies.
Liberals drove the entire country crazy with their endless battles against imaginary racists, to make up for their having been AWOL during the real fight over civil rights.
Throughout this period, every black-on-white crime became a re-enactment of "To Kill a Mockingbird"; every cop who shot a black perp was Bull Connor; and every alleged racist incident was instantly presumed true, no matter how preposterous.
When it turned out the hate crime was a hoax, the cop was being mugged and the black kid was guilty, the whole story would just quietly disappear from the news, as if the media were reading a bedtime story to a child, whispering the ending and tiptoeing out of the room.
Then came the O.J. verdict.
Millions of Americans watched as a mostly black jury acquitted an obviously guilty black celebrity and saw black America cheer the verdict. The sight of black law students whooping and applauding O.J.'s acquittal had the same emotional impact as watching Palestinians celebrate the 9/11 attack.
Overnight, the white guilt bank -- once thought "too big to fail" -- was shut down. Henceforth, instead of producing stuttering embarrassment, liberal moral intimidation on race produced only eye-rolling. With that, America became a much healthier country, especially for black people.
Without nonsense claims of racist "code words" to stop them, Republicans were finally able to implement long-sought reforms on crime and welfare. The unqualified success of Rudy Giuliani's crime policies in New York saved tens of thousands of black lives. Welfare reform was such a stunning success that Bill Clinton claimed credit for it.
Blacks had won the final civil rights battle: The right to be treated like adults. Even liberals ceased their oohing and ahhing over every little thing any black person did.
But the post-O.J. paradise came to a crashing halt with the appearance of Barack Obama.
Obama allowed liberals to return to accusing Americans of being racists and get the most liberal president America has ever seen at the same time.
The only firm evidence that there are any actual racists left in America is the fact that so many whites voted for Obama as some sort of racial penance.
More white people voted for Obama in 2008 than had voted for any Democratic presidential candidate in nearly 40 years.
They must have felt guilty about something. Not harboring any racist impulses, I was free to vote Republican.
Now that Obama is up for re-election, liberals are back to their old tricks. A nation with more child pornographers than racists -- a nation that's already elected a (half) black president once -- is suddenly said to be bristling with racists again!
My new book, out this week, "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery From the Seventies to Obama," reminds us that nothing good has ever come of Americans capitulating to liberals' racial bullying, especially not for black people. Never. Don't make the same mistake again, America.
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Monday, August 13, 2012

2016 The Movie – A Look Behind Obama's Anti-American Mask


By Frances Rice


A pleasant-looking facade hides President Barack Obama's true identity—a cold and calculating anti-American with visions of socialism grandeur.  Those who want to look behind Obama's false front should go to a local theater and see 2016 The Movie, a blockbuster documentary by Gerald R. Molen, producer of Oscar-winning best picture Schindler's List. 

In addition to Schindler's List, Molen has produced many of the most memorable films in the last three decades including blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Twister, Days of Thunder, Hook and Minority Report.  He was also the co-producer for Rain Man which won the Oscar for Best Picture.

The other major personality responsible for the making of this film is Dinesh D'Souza who was born in Mumbai, India.   D'Souza moved to the United States to attend Dartmouth University and has lived the American Dream.  After graduating from Dartmouth, he went to work as a policy analyst in the Reagan White House. 

Currently, he is a fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.  He is well-known as the author of the New York Times Bestseller The Roots of Obama's Rage.  Among his other books is the popular What's So Great About Christianity, Letters to a Young Conservative and The End of Racism.

The movie produced by Molen and D'Souza is the game changer that will wake up average Americans to the danger Obama poses to America and motivate them to go to the polls in November and vote Obama out of the White House.

Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association.  She may be contacted at:

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Communist – A Shocking Book About Obama's Anti-American Mentor


By Frances Rice

The American people would not knowingly elect a man to be our president who was mentored by an avid Communist.   However, due to the shameful efforts by the liberal media to help Barack Obama hide his past, Americans did, indeed, elect a man with Communist roots to be our president.

The new book by Paul Kengor, The Communist - Frank Marshall Davis: the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor, provides the startling details about the impact Davis had on Obama.  Davis instilled in Obama a deep-seated hatred of America and fueled his quest to destroy our country from within.

Listen to an interview with Kengor by John J. Miller posted on the National Review Online's website.

Below is a review of Kengor's book that every American should read, as well as the book itself.

Frances Rice is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and Chairman of the National Black Republican Association.  She may be contacted at:

Paul Kengor: The communist: Frank Marshall Davis: the untold story of Barack Obama's mentor
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Book Description:

"I admire Russia for wiping out an economic system which permitted a handful of rich to exploit and beat gold from the millions of plain people. . . . As one who believes in freedom and democracy for all, I honor the Red nation." —FRANK MARSHALL DAVIS, 1947

In his memoir, Barack Obama omits the full name of his mentor, simply calling him "Frank." Now, the truth is out: Never has a figure as deeply troubling and controversial as Frank Marshall Davis had such an impact on the development of an American president.

Although other radical influences on Obama, from Jeremiah Wright to Bill Ayers, have been scrutinized, the public knows little about Davis, a card-carrying member of the Communist Party USA, cited by the Associated Press as an "important influence" on Obama, one whom he "looked to" not merely for "advice on living" but as a "father" figure.

While the Left has willingly dismissed Davis (with good reason), here are the indisputable, eye-opening facts: Frank Marshall Davis was a pro-Soviet, pro–Red China communist. His Communist Party USA card number, revealed in FBI files, was CP #47544. He was a prototype of the loyal Soviet patriot, so radical that the FBI placed him on the federal government's Security Index. In the early 1950s, Davis opposed U.S. attempts to slow Stalin and Mao. He favored Red Army takeovers of Central and Eastern Europe, and communist control in Korea and Vietnam. Dutifully serving the cause, he edited and wrote for communist newspapers in both Chicago and Honolulu, courting contributors who were Soviet agents. In the 1970s, amid this dangerous political theater, Frank Marshall Davis came into Barack Obama's life.

Aided by access to explosive declassified FBI files, Soviet archives, and Davis's original newspaper columns, Paul Kengor explores how Obama sought out Davis and how Davis found in Obama an impressionable young man, one susceptible to Davis's worldview that opposed American policy and traditional values while praising communist regimes. Kengor sees remnants of this worldview in Obama's early life and even, ultimately, his presidency.

Kengor charts with definitive accuracy the progression of Davis's communist ideas from Chicago to Hawaii. He explores how certain elements of the Obama administration's agenda reflect Davis's columns advocating wealth redistribution, government stimulus for "public works projects," taxpayer-funding of universal health care, and nationalizing General Motors. Davis's writings excoriated the "tentacles of big business," blasted Wall Street and "greedy" millionaires, lambasted GOP tax cuts that "spare the rich," attacked "excess profits" and oil companies, and perceived the Catholic Church as an obstacle to his vision for the state—all the while echoing Davis's often repeated mantra for transformational and fundamental "change."

And yet, The Communist is not unsympathetic to Davis, revealing him as something of a victim, an African- American who suffered devastating racial persecution in the Jim Crow era, steering this justly angered young man on a misguided political track. That Davis supported violent and heartless communist regimes over his own country is impossible to defend. That he was a source of inspiration to President Barack Obama is impossible to ignore.

Is Obama working to fulfill the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis? That question has been impossible to answer, since Davis's writings and relationship with Obama have either been deliberately obscured or dismissed as irrelevant. With Paul Kengor's The Communist, Americans can finally weigh the evidence and decide for themselves.


There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of more than 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall—double the combined dead of the century's two world wars. And they never apologized. Quite the contrary, they cursed their accusers for daring to charge (correctly) that they were communists whose ideology threatened the American way and the greater world and all of humanity. They took their denials to the grave, and still today their liberal/progressive dupes continue to conceal their crimes and curse their accusers for them. We need hundreds and thousands of more books on American communists like Frank, so we can finally start to get this history right— and, more so, learn its vital lessons. To fail to do so is a great historical injustice.

We especially need to flesh out these lessons, which are morality tales in the truest sense of the word, when we find the rarest case of a man like "Frank" managing to influence someone as influential as the current president of the United States of America—the leader of the free world and driver of the mightiest political/economic engine in history. Such figures cannot be ignored.

The people who influence our presidents matter.

—from The Communist: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stand Your Ground Hypocrites Incite Racial and Anti-gun Animus


By Frances Rice

The rank hypocrisy of Democrats about race and guns is on full display in Florida, demonstrated by how Democrats are exploiting the death of Trayvon Martin.  Two articles about this tragic case can be found on the Internet:  "How Black Leaders Exploit Their People for Political and Financial Gain" by Gary DeMar and "Five Myths of the 'Racist' Criminal Justice System" by Larry Elder.

Various groups of Democratic Party supporters are staging protests in Sanford, demanding the repeal of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in the wake of the killing of black teenager, Trayvon Martin, by a Hispanic man, George Zimmerman.

None of those hypocritical Democrats called for a repeal of the Stand Your Ground law when a white man in Tampa, David James, was killed by a black man, Trevor Dooley, and Dooley invoked the Stand Your Ground law in his defense.  An article is posted on the Internet about this case entitled "George Zimmerman & Trevor Dooley: Stand Your Ground Hypocrisy?" by Lee Stranahan.

Meanwhile in Jacksonville, the NAACP is advocating the use of the Stand Your Ground law in support of a black woman, Marissa Danielle Alexander, who claimed self-defense against an abusive husband.  The details about this case can be found in an article entitled "NAACP weighs in on what they say is a 'Stand Your Ground' case against Jacksonville woman" by Charles Broward.

Such hypocrisy about the Stand Your Ground law shows clearly that Democrats are staging protests in the Trayvon Martin case for the sole purpose of inflaming racial tensions to garner black votes.  An excellent analysis of Democrat contortions to create racial tensions in the Trayvon Martin case can be found in the article "Media Dishonesty and Race Hustlers" by Walter E. Williams.

And if the Trayvon Martin protestors can help advance the liberal agenda of President Barack Obama and their fellow Democrats of getting guns out of the hands of average citizens and denying us our Second Amendment rights, Democrats would be happy.  To see an eye-opening article on the origin of gun control, which was a concerted effort by Democrats to keep guns out of the hands of black slaves, see the article "Negroes With Guns" by Ann Coulter.

Frances Rice is a lawyer, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the National Black Republican Association.  She may be contacted on the Internet at:

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yes, Obama Ate Dog Meat


By Frances Rice

President Barack Obama wrote in his book "Dreams from My Father" how, as a young boy, he ate dog meat in Indonesia, fed to him by Lolo Soetoro, his stepfather who was a Muslim, as was Obama's father, a man from Kenya.

To see three articles about this repugnant treatment of dogs by Obama, click on the below links.
"Obama as a Boy Ate Dog Meat" by Jake Tapper
"Obama bites dog"   
"Bam Bites Dog" by James Taranto

As reported, the following is what Obama wrote in his book:

"With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share."

The one-liners are becoming legend.  Below are just a few as reported by Mr. Taranto of the Wall Street Journal.

Posted on :  #ObamaDogRecipes: Yorkshire terrier pudding, mutt chop, Pekingese duck, bichon frisee salad, beagle with cream cheese, pure bread.

If you want a friend in Washington, don't eat him (credit to Jim Geraghty).

Happiness is a warm puppy, with a side of fries.

The fact that Obama ate dog has become an issue because Obama and his liberal media sycophants are busily pushing a story about how Mitt Romney transported his dog almost 30 years ago, trying to paint Romney as a rich, heartless guy and turn voters against him.   So, what did Romney do?

Well, a reporter with the Washington Examiner, Byron York, wrote about the incident as shown in the below account.

"In 1983, Romney took his family on vacation and, faced with a packed station wagon, put his Irish setter Seamus in a travel kennel strapped to the roof of the car. Romney constructed a special windshield in an effort to make the dog more comfortable, but Seamus ended up relieving himself on the roof, which reportedly caused much consternation among the Romney boys. Ever since the story got out--it was reported by the Boston Globe in 2007, during Romney's first run for president--Romney opponents have used it in semi serious and sometimes fully serious ways to portray him as insensitive."

That's it.  Obama and his liberal allies, including late night comedians, are having a field day with this trivial story about Romney, all in an effort to distract voters from Obama's dismal record – ObamaCare that's not affordable, unemployment at 8.2%, and an economy destroying $14 trillion debt.

Frances Rice is a lawyer, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the National Black Republican Association.  She may be contacted on the Internet at:

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Monday, March 05, 2012

Outrage For Sandra Fluke But Not For Black Republicans


By Frances Rice

Condemnation of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh driven by the left-wing media was swift and feverish. Outrageous is how they described one of Mr. Limbaugh's signature humorous observations about left-wing absurdity, for which he has since apologized.

Mr. Limbaugh's remarks were prompted by the appearance of 30-year old Georgetown University law student and liberal political activist Sandra Fluke as a witness before an unofficial hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Ms. Fluke complained that the student health program of Roman Catholic Georgetown University did not provide contraception for her, forcing her to pay $1,000 per year for contraception.

Considering that birth control pills cost as little as $9 per month ($108 per year) from pharmacies at Target stores, Mr. Limbaugh surmised that the only way Ms. Fluke could spend $1,000 per year was to buy condoms, which costs around 55 cents each, and purchase enough to use five condoms each day of the year (365 X 5 = 1,825). To illustrate the absurdity of Ms. Fluke's claims, Mr. Limbaugh humorously observed that the only women who are having sex five times a day, 365 days per year typically were called either prostitutes or sluts.

Notably, poor people get birth control through Medicaid from the federal government. An additional $300 million is spent by the federal government to provide contraceptives to low-income and uninsured people who can't qualify for Medicaid. This spending to help poor women was supported even when Republicans controlled the White House and both houses of Congress.

The above facts about the ready availability of inexpensive contraceptives show clearly that Ms. Fluke's testimony was based on falsehoods. Plus, her record as a reproductive rights activist demonstrates that, instead of being promiscuous, she is in reality waging a war against Roman Catholic Georgetown University in particular and religion in general.

An even more amazing observation is the fact that Ms. Fluke's appeal for government help runs counter to the mantra that women want the government to stay out of private decisions about their bodies.

Lost in the media-generated brouhaha ginned up by Democrats and their media allies to paint Republicans as engaging in a "war on women" are the two real issues.

One concern is whether President Barack Obama can violate the First Amendment to our Constitution that guarantees freedom of religion and force religious organizations to pay for something that violates their moral conscience.

The other issue is whether Mr. Obama can force private insurance companies to cover certain procedures or medications. If the answer to either or both of these questions is yes, then we no longer live in a country governed for the people by our elected representatives. Instead, our nation has been changed into a socialist dictatorship and we are living under the tyranny of Mr. Obama who is governing by executive fiat, not restrained by our Constitution, the law of our land.

In their rush (pun intended) to discredit Mr. Limbaugh, liberal journalists either fail to mention or downplay the above two important Constitutional issues, but are quick to display rank hypocrisy with their righteous indignation over name-calling.

There was the sound of silence from the left-wing press when a black Republican woman and congressional candidate, Charlotte Bergmann, was called a "token negro", "stupid" and a "curly-haired nigga" to her face by Democrat liberal talk show host and DJ Thaddeus Matthews while Ms. Bergmann was a guest on his show. If ever there was a show of wanton vulgarity and cruelty, this was it. The article "Outrage subdued after DJ goes on racially charged rant on GOP congressional candidate" by Judson Berger can be found on the Internet.

To see a video of an interview of Ms. Bergmann about the demeaning treatment, click here.

A video of the actual trashing of Ms. Bergmann by Mr. Matthews can be seen on YouTube.

An article with further evidence of how Democrats conduct a "war on black Republicans", using vile and reprehensible personal attacks because we do not toe the liberal agenda line, calling us "sellouts", "Uncle Toms" and "House Negroes" is posted on the NBRA website.

One of those racist cartoons demeaning Dr. Condoleezza Rice was published in The Washington Post. Will the editorial board of the Washington Post ever apologize in the name of civility and for the good of our American political culture?

Will the liberal press demand that Democrats in Congress denounce Mr. Thaddeus and repudiate the racist attack on a citizen who is seeking to become an elected representative of the people? Will President Obama make a supportive call to Ms. Bergmann?

President Obama, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Senate Leader Harry Reid and others Democratic Party leaders need to say without equivocation that such gutter rhetoric uttered by Mr. Matthews and other Democrats against black Republicans has no place in their party or in our American political discourse.

Further, when will the Democratic Party issue the long overdue apology to black Americans for that party's nearly 200 years of racism? Not one liberal journalist bothered to give press coverage to the historic occasion when Rev. Wayne Perryman sued the Democratic Party, requesting such an apology, but the Democratic Party hired an army of lawyers to defend their racist past; thereby, avoiding doing the right thing and issuing an apology. An article about the lawsuit can be found on the Internet.

As author Michael Scheuer wrote, the Democratic Party is the party of the four S's: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism. In his book, "Dreams From My Father", President Obama described what he and other Democrats do to poor blacks as "plantation politics". Details are contained in our NBRA Civil Rights Newsletter that is posted on our website.

In spite of Mr. Limbaugh's apology, seven of his sponsors have withdrawn their advertisements, playing into the blacklisting game of the far left, the same strategy that liberals used to get Mr. Ronald Reagan removed by CBS as the host of the "General Electric Theater" in 1962 because he criticized President John F. Kennedy. In his article "Rally for Rush" Jeffrey Lord exposes how the seven companies who pulled their ads from Mr. Limbaugh's program are connected to far left-wing groups funded by George Soros, including, America Coming Together and Democracy for America.

Lord wrote: "They exploit race and gender to try and destroy First Amendment protections. People who support a philosophy long on record as supporting every racial gambit from slavery, segregation, lynching and the Ku Klux Klan right on through to the violation of voting rights by the Black Panthers, racial quotas and illegal immigration have no scruples."

The supposed desire for civility expressed by the liberal media would be credible if journalists placed as much emphasis on holding Democrats accountable for their overt racism toward black Republicans. Also, our country would be saved from being turned into a failed socialist nation by President Obama if the liberal press devoted as much time trying to stop him from shredding our Constitution as they spend trying to silence a talk show host who has no power to deny Americans anything, Constitutional or otherwise.

Frances Rice is a lawyer, a retired Army lieutenant colonel and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted on the Internet at:

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Celebrating School Choice Week


The following is an excerpt from an article by The Heritage Foundation. To view the complete article, click here.


Morning Bell: Celebrating School Choice Week

By Mike Brownfield

What singular cause could bring together the likes of Democratic campaign strategist James Carville, Republican Governor Bobby Jindal (LA), actor Sacha Baron Cohen, and 2,000 families, all under one roof? The answer: school choice -- empowering parents with the ability to save their children from failing schools, thereby giving them a shot at a brighter future.

Those big names came together to kick off National School Choice Week in New Orleans over the weekend, a celebration that is being echoed in some 400 events across the country in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, with half the nation's governors declaring "School Choice Week" in their states. Actor, comedian, and education advocate Bill Cosby offered his support for school choice, as well: "I strongly support National School Choice Week because all children in America should be able to access the best schools possible. We have a moral and societal obligation to give our children the opportunity to succeed in school, at work, and in life. We cannot meet that obligation unless parents are empowered to select the best schools of their children. I encourage everyone who wants to see a transformation of American education to get involved in National School Choice Week."

The groundswell of support comes after a year of significant strides in the school choice movement. A total of 12 states and the District of Columbia either enacted or expanded school choice options in 2011. Heritage education expert Lindsey Burke explains that last year, "more families than ever before gained access to school choice options, freeing them from assignment-by-zip code policies that often relegate families to the public school closest to their home, regardless of whether it meet their child's needs." As a result, more families have access to school choice options -- including vouchers, tax credits, homeschooling, online learning, and even education savings accounts.

That expansion of school choice came after what appeared to be ominous news for some of America's schoolchildren in 2009 and 2010. In Washington, D.C., home to some of the country's most dangerous and under-performing schools, families of low-income children received vouchers through the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, giving them a chance to choose a brighter educational future. That light of hope, though, was about to be extinguished when Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) inserted a provision in a 2009 spending bill that would have ended the program. That changed, though, when the Tea Party revolution came to Congress, bringing with it a new movement toward school choice. In early 2011, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) successfully fought for the reauthorization of the D.C. scholarship program, ensuring that those families continued to have a choice in education.

The opportunities those children enjoy provide an example for the rest of the country. Heritage president Ed Feulner explains why school choice -- and improving education in America -- is such a central issue for our country's future: "There are many good public schools across this country with dedicated teachers who deserve praise. Unfortunately, there also are many bad schools, especially in urban areas. When you consider the damage those institutions inflict, making it nearly impossible for students to learn and fulfill their potential, you realize it's nothing short of a national crime. That's why it's so heartening to see the school-choice movement gaining ground."

Saturday, January 14, 2012

MLK Fought For Civil Rights And Against Democrats


By Frances Rice

As we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., let us pause to reflect on who he was and why his struggle to obtain civil rights for black Americans was necessary.

First, Dr. King was a Republican until the day he died because he knew that the Republican Party, from its founding in 1854 as the anti-slavery party, championed freedom and civil rights for blacks. For details on the history of civil rights, see the NBRA Civil Rights Newsletter posted on the NBRA's website.

Second, the nemesis of Dr. King's valiant and historic campaign to end discrimination and gain equality for blacks was the Democratic Party, the party of slavery, segregation and the Ku Klux Klan. Led by the former Senator and Klansman Robert Byrd, Democrats launched a despicable crusade to smear and undermine Dr. King. This relentless disparagement of Dr. King resulted in his being physically assaulted and ultimately to his tragic death.

When Dr. King left Memphis, Tennessee in March of 1968 after riots broke out where a teenager was killed, Byrd called Dr. King a "trouble-maker" who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

Prior to his death, Democrats bombed Dr. King's home several times. The scurrilous efforts by the Democrats to harm Dr. King included spreading rumors that he was a Communist and accusing him of being a womanizer and a plagiarist.

An egregious act against Dr. King occurred on October 10, 1963. Democrat President John F. Kennedy authorized his brother, Democrat Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to wiretap Dr. King's telephone using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Wiretaps were placed by the FBI on Dr. King's telephones in his home and office. The FBI also bugged Dr. King's hotel rooms when he traveled around the country.

The trigger for this unsavory wiretapping was apparently Dr. Kings' criticism of President Kennedy for ignoring civil rights issues, according to the author David Garrow in his book, "Bearing the Cross". As was pointed out in the book by Wayne Perryman "Whites, Blacks and Racist Democrats", Kennedy voted against the 1957 Civil Rights Act while he was a senator. After Kennedy became president, he was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King.

The justification given by the Kennedy Administration publicly for wiretapping Dr. King was that two of Dr. King's associates, including David Levinson, had ended their association with the Communist Party in order to work undercover and influence Dr. King. However, after years of continuous and extensive wiretapping, the FBI found no direct links of Dr. King to the Communist Party.

Kennedy's disdain for blacks further manifested itself when the King family sought help with getting Dr. King out of a Birmingham jail. Kennedy's civil rights advisor, Harris Wofford who was a personal friend of Dr. King, made a telephone call on behalf of Kennedy without Kennedy's knowledge. That call resulted in Dr. King's release. Kennedy was angry about the call because he feared he would lose the Southern vote. History shows, though, that the call by Wofford eventually worked in Kennedy's favor and is the primary reason so many blacks today wrongly venerate Kennedy.

The unrelenting efforts by Democrats to tarnish Dr. King's reputation continued for years after his death. To his credit, Republican President Ronald Reagan ignored the Democrats' smear campaign and made Dr. King's birthday a holiday.

Today, while professing to revere Dr. King, Democrats are still attempting to sully his image by claiming that he was a socialist. In reality, Dr. King was a Christian, guided by his faith and Republican Party principles as he struggled to gain equality for blacks. He did not embrace the type of socialist agenda that is promoted by the Democratic Party today, which includes fostering dependency on government handouts that trap blacks in generational poverty.

Frances Rice is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel, a lawyer and chairman of the National Black Republican Association. She may be contacted at: