Progressive Failure

Progressive Failure

Have you ever heard of the Progressive Ideal? You should have. Progressivism is the ancestor of modern Liberalism, Globalism, Socialism, and its less-than-legitimate grandchild Communism. Progressivism was invented in the 19th century, as an antidote to the blatant self-serving Imperialism of the age. It inspired the great Reform movements of the past hundred years, and much fine literature and music.

Unfortunately, it also inspired much dangerous stupidity, in politics and economics, which plagues us to this day.

The basic tenets of the Progressive Ideal start with simple truths, but then elaborate into philosophical fantasies that warp out of sync with reality. These include:

1) All Men (And Women) Are Created Equal — therefore, all people are basically the same. They all think and feel alike, and all want the same things. There’s no such thing as a bad person: only a dissatisfied or, at worst, a sick one. Give everybody a good education and income and healthcare, including proper mental hygeine, and everybody will happily join in the great worldwide community of civilized people, and there’ll be no more war or crime. Therefore it’s the duty of all proper civilized people to guarantee a good education and income and healthcare to ‘disadvantaged’ people the world over.

2) All cultures have something to contribute to the human experience — therefore, all societies are equally valid. There’s no such thing as a bad culture, only an ignorant one. Give all societies good educations and they’ll all become equally enlightened, and they’ll happily join the great worldwide community of civilized nations, and… etc. Therefore it’s the duty of all civilized societies… etc.

3) People who live in privileged societies are often ignorant of the condition of other societies, or are blinded by their own prejudices — therefore nobody from a wealthy, free, generally happy society has any right to judge other societies or the people in

Journalistic Terrorism

Journalistic Terrorism

The modern weapons of war are not only the missiles and atomic bombs but the words also. These do more harm than lethal weapons. These have become an authentic source of exploitation. The powerful states mix poison in the minds of their people against the target state or community through these weapons. The media is controlled by these powers and they play havoc with the realities just for their own interests.

History is evident that the common Americans were afraid of the soviet people. The Soviets were though monsters. If a Russian happened to go to America the American were eager to see him as he was not a human but an extra terrestrial creature.

It was the media and flow of one-sided information that made the common Americans to oppose Russians in every aspect.

They blamed soviets but in fact they were responsible for the animosity. Their theory of progress is based on the theory of enemy. They can not progress and if I am not at fault survive in the absence of enemy. For this purpose they made friends with Muslims and opposed the Russians with teeth. Along with Ben Laden they hired the services of international personalities to gather resources for opposing the infidel communists. The communists were dragged back into their country and the communism was defeated .Soviet union broke up and one enemy was eliminated.

The scholars laid head together to find another enemy (their life blood. All the efforts were made and after much brainstorming Muslims were declared the next enemy. Media was set to prove that all the evil are due to Muslims and Muslims only. The different taboos were spread or revived as the prominent leaders of the west and former president Bush did not hesitate to declare war against Muslims as crusades. Before launching the new crusades against the sleeping Muslims the foundation was laid by writing a book, clash of civilizations, and every where in the world media was given free hand to humiliate Muslims and

Understanding Religious and Constitutional Rights with Jay Sekulow

Understanding Religious and Constitutional Rights with Jay Sekulow

There are just a few people in our planet that have devoted their life to the service of humanity, whether it is through social services or fighting for constitutional rights. Jay Sekulow, a humble & dedicated Chief Counsel working in one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States – The American Center for Law and Justice, is one such name. He has proved with his immense contribution in the field of law that the most important things required to work for the benefits of others are –The right attitude, an in-depth knowledge and soulful courage.

Mr. Sekulow completed doctorate in American Legal History and has been honored several times throughout his career. He was named in some of the most important and prominent lists of successful people, like-:

• In the year 1994 – The most prolific attorney in America
• In the year 1997 – Dedicated legal public servant
• One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by National Law Journal

He knows the real power of education, thus he never hesitates to impart his immense knowledge to the young law students and guide them through his various successful case histories and law-practicing experience. He has a strong hold on the belief that guiding a common person about his rights is the only solution to eradicate discrimination and injustice in the community. For practically implementing this revolutionary idea, he started his weekly, national call-in radio program as well as he has accepted guests request from various TV programs.

Mr. Sekulow has expertise in defending religious liberty, constitutional freedom and tax cases. Twelve of his most important, religious and civil cases that were argued in the Supreme Court are the learning experience for the upcoming talent. He relates himself well to the

Constitutional Rubbish

Constitutional Rubbish

Americans need a civics lesson. And so do politicians. Of all the wrong and delusional thinking about the US Constitution the one that is most thoroughly incorrect and routinely used for political propaganda purposes is that there are three coequal branches of the federal government.

You hear presidents, members of Congress and media pundits say it all the time. They are wrong. Nowhere in the Constitution or the Federalist Papers is there any statement or declaration that the three branches are coequal. Why has this myth persisted for so long? Why do so many prominent and supposedly educated people keep invoking this outright lie?

Make no mistake. Either in theory or practice is there any basis whatsoever for believing that the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government are coequal. It also defies common sense.

Historical analysis has always shown that the Founders, if anything, intended for Congress to be preeminent, and not the President and the executive branch. For example, only Congress has the constitutional power to remove the President and other high officers of the executive branch as well as the judiciary, but the latter cannot remove any member of Congress. And Congress has control of raising and spending government funds as well as the power to overrule any presidential attempt to veto legislation. That Congress does not always choose to fully exercise its constitutional powers does not remove them.

As to the Supreme Court and the whole judiciary, they function only as long as Congress provides funds, the executive branch provides security, and both choose to obey court decisions. More importantly, the Supreme Court does not act on its own to enforce the Constitution, even when the President and Congress disobey it, but it could.

It is time for Americans to stop and think. In what exact ways are the three branches coequal? According to the dictionary coequal means resembling each other

The Republican Party and Blacks

The Republican Party and Blacks

My good friend, Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., was recently honored by the Buncombe County Republican party. Timothy Johnson has been elected party chair. It did not go unnoticed that he is the first black elected party chair in Buncombe County – Republican or Democratic. In an interview with the Weaverville newspaper, Tim commented on how many blacks are “ignorant” of the bedrock beliefs of the Republican Party. Dr. Johnson believes that the ideals of the Republican Party line up very well with the ideals of the Black community.

Before I go on any further, I would like to say that no one and no party has cornered the market on ethics or morality. There are bad and evil people that are motivated by greed and power in both parties. But, with that being said, I think we can look over the past 40 years and honestly begin to evaluate which party truly benefited Blacks and continues to benefit minorities and the underprivileged. Let’s look at a few issues.

Civil rights. This one is easy. There is no contest. In the 60s the Democrats stood with Blacks. Southern Democrats there were opposed to integration did not like the direction of the party and slowly but surely left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party. Were there individual Republicans who believed that integration was inevitable? Were there individual Republicans who believed that segregation was an abomination? I think the answer is yes on both counts. Did the Republican party change their platform in 1964 and 1968 to appease Southern Whites? Yes.

The Economy. Republicans like to talk about cutting government spending. I lived in Texas most of my life. Republicans rule in Texas. I saw the state government cut so deeply that some regulatory agencies had to stop regulating. They had to fire some government workers because there was no more money. Republicans stood back and smiled but when you go to the DMV and have to wait 2 or 3 hours just to talk to someone before you can begin the process of getting your license? Please think of those cuts. When you get a brand new tatoo which gives you a skin infection or possibly even hepatitis because there was not enough inspectors to regularly inspect that parlor who’s smiling now?

When Ronald Reagan took office he promised to cut the size of government and to cut government spending. Conservatives talk eloquently about how masterful Reagan was with the budget. They forget to tell you that the budget deficit grew during the Reagan years. No matter how the Republicans like to sugar coat their policies, the fact that under Reagan, Bush and now, George W. Bush the budget deficit has grown completely flies in the face of fiscal responsibility. Even the conservative Cato Institute, in an article by Chris Edwards states, “Reagan’s failure was that he did not control federal spending growth. By 1989, federal spending was up 69 percent from 1981. The deficit widened.”

In my own book, A Letter to America, I criticized the Bush administration for its tax cuts for the rich. I believe that your tax policy should reflect your morals beliefs. The budget process is more than pushing numbers around. The process should reflect the hopes and dreams of America. Take for example, a small and simple program like LIHEAP (low income heating and energy assistance program), this program provides assistance to the poor for heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Who can be against this program? The Bush administration. Bush tried to cut funding for this program several years in a row. In 2003, it took a Senate vote (88-4) to force the Bush administration to release the funding. You can’t tell me that this helps Blacks, minorities or the poor.

Race. When President Reagan increased the low interest rates on student loans, it was clear that he really did not understand the needs of working Americans. When Ronald Reagan stood by and supported Apartheid well that’s a completely different story or is it? You don’t have to take my word for it, take Bishop Desmond Tutu’s. In 1984, while on Capital Hill, Bishop Tutu blasted Reagan’s support of South Africa, “In my view, the Reagan administration’s support and collaboration with it is equally immoral, evil, and totally un-Christian. . . . You are either for or against apartheid and not by rhetoric. You are either in favor of evil or you are in favor of good. You are either on the side of the oppressed or on the side of the oppressor. You can’t be neutral.”

Right wing Republican think tanks have been working on trying to reverse affirmative action for over 30 years. Affirmative action is fundamental to the progress that we have seen recently. From Justice Clarence Thomas to Barack Obama, affirmative action has begun to equalize the playing field. Thomas came from a small town in Georgia. Why would Holy Cross take him in 1967? He wasn’t a great student from a small Georgia town. In college, he did well then went on to Yale. Remember before affirmative action, colleges would simply pass over Blacks and other minorities. Whether they were qualified or not. No matter how some folks try to spin affirmative action, it is an excellent program that has benefited Blacks, Whites, Latinos … Americans.

Education. This is the great equalizer. You can lift someone out of poverty by giving them the winning lottery ticket or by giving them an education. There are no guarantees in life but an education maybe the closest thing. Everyone has seen the numbers that the average income for someone without a high school diploma is about $ 23,000. The average income for someone with a college degree is $ 52,000.

With student loans harder and harder to come by and college tuition going up faster than the price of gas, college students need some help. Unfortunately, the Bush administration has had none to offer. There is no major program that the Bush administration has designed to help college students.

No Child Left Behind. The fact that the program has never been fully funded should be considered a crime. The whole concept of teaching to a test just never sat well with me. There is no data suggesting that testing equals learning which is the whole basis of NCLB. As a matter of fact, I think that the opposite happens. When focusing on the information for a test, students and teachers miss great learning opportunities.

Reagan, Bush, Sr. and Bush, Jr. have trying to suck funding out one of the only government programs that has been universally praised – Head Start. This program has been credited for helping minorities get out of poverty. We need more programs like it and not less. We need a Head Start like program for middle school and for high school, so our children can get ahead and stay ahead.

One of the best hoaxes played on the American people are school vouchers. The Republicans have been pushing this idea from coast to coast for some time. The idea is if your public school isn’t performing well then you should be able to take your child out of public school and place your child in some other school using public funds. It sounds great. Of course, if you pull funds out of failing schools how are those schools going to get any better. Actually, these cash strapped schools should get increased funding if they are failing. We need better teachers and better books and facilities in these schools. The other side of voucher hoax is where are you going to try to put your child? Is there a good school that has a bunch of openings for kids from failing schools. No. School vouchers are just another way to cripple the public educational system.

Tim Johnson, I congratulate you on your new position but I don’t think that the Republican party has been friendly to minorities in general or Blacks in particular. I saw Senator John McCain, the Republican party’s presidential nominee, last week speak in Kenner, La, just outside New Orleans. He spoke in front of an almost completely White crowd. Outside of Governor Jindal, I was unable to see any face of color in the crowd. I have watched the video several times. I think that’s telling. You can’t tell me that you can’t find a Black face in Southern Louisiana. Tim, I wish you good luck hopefully you can change the Republican party for the better.

Finally, I must say something about Barack Obama. Wow. It is simply amazing. A Black man is the nominee of the Democratic party. This Black man isn’t running for dog catcher or mayor or even governor, but for President of the United States. I didn’t want to get my hopes up but it was a thrill to see him win in Iowa. I was crushed when he didn’t win in New Hampshire. He then won and won big in South Carolina. It was after South Carolina, I knew something different was happening. I watched him rake in money over the internet. No one has ever done this. No one. 1.6 million donors!?!? I watched his speeches but I also watched the enthusiasm that he generated. I just knew something bad was going to happen. Something awful. Something like he never paid his taxes, ever or he used to drown baby seals. I didn’t know. I just felt something was going to trip him up. He racked up 13 victories in February and the Democratic race was really over. Yes, there was “bitter-gate” and Reverend Jeremiah Wright but Barack Obama turned negatives into positives and kept on going. Finally, there was a Democratic Presidential candidate that I enthusiastically run to polls and vote for. Barack Obama, Democratic nominee for president. Man, oh, man. I just wish my father had lived to see it. For the first time, last Tuesday night, we would have cried, together.

Dr. Errington C. Thompson, MD, is a surgeon, scholar, full=time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats. Through this book, he hopes to share his thoughts and reflections on the current political landscape.

Dr. Thompson was educated at Emory University and Southwestern Medical School and currently resides in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Views of the Alaskan Democratic Party

Views of the Alaskan Democratic Party

The Alaska Democratic Party is a representative of the diverse heritage of the state. They believe in working with all types of groups, including religious, social and economic, just to name a few. They are also seeking to make sure people get their families taken care of, have better living areas and work together as one.

The Alaska Democratic Party believes that all residents of the state should have their civil rights protected. The Party also feels that every person in the state is entitled to equal rights. They are against discrimination of any kind, including disability, origin, status or ethnic group.

The Party is in favor of privacy protection for all residents of Alaska. They feel that all residents of the state should be free to be decision makers regarding things that affect their everyday lives. Some of these things include religion, medical care, marriage and whether or not to start a family.

As far as education is concerned, the Alaska Democratic Party believes there should be equal access to education for all residents of the state. They also believe that education should be endowed with funds. The education programs should be representative of the different cultures in Alaska. They should also represent a quality of life for all and also promote a well-rounded economy.

Within Alaska’s education system, it should include a quality educational opportunities for all of Alaska’s children. It should also include vocational training classes and other things that include graduate and research programs. In order for these programs to be effective, there must be studies and activities the liberal arts, sports and other related things.

The Alaska Democratic Party is interested in a health care system that provides equal health care treatment to all residents of Alaska. They also want for residents to be able to afford the health care treatment. In addition to that, people that need assistance for substance abuse of any kind should seek methods that promote prevent addiction.

The Party is also in favor of different treatment methods other than incarceration. Any type of abuse, whether it’s physician, sexual or emotional, will not be allowed. If there are people who are suffering from any of these, they should be provided assistance.

The Democratic Party of Alaska is in favor of rural areas and their culture. They respect their way and quality of life. In addition to that, the Party favors rural residents having equal education and current technological programs.

They should also be able to live in rural areas where their sewer and electrical systems are operating on a normal basis. In addition to that, the rural residents of Alaska should also have access to public safety and health care services.

These beliefs and principles, along with many others are what the Party stands for. These are part of their core beliefs that every resident of Alaska should be entitled to. No one should be left out because of race, gender, ethnicity, disability or anything else that could keep someone from achieving their potential in life.

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