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The Major Issues the Republican Party Faces

The Major Issues the Republican Party Faces

The Republican Party also called the Grand Old Party (GOP) is the second oldest active party in the United States of America and was established in 1854 by a coalition of former Whigs, Northern Democrats, former Liberty Party activists and Free-Soilers with the sole aim of opposing the spread of slavery and dreams of forming a united and modern America. Ripon, Wisconsin and Jackson, Michigan lay claim to the birthplace of the party. Abraham Lincoln is the first Republican to be elected President in 1861 and the GOP till date is also referred to as ‘party of Lincoln’. The party presided over the ‘American Civil War’ and ‘reconstruction’, major events which shaped America’s political and economic destiny. The color red has come to be recognized as the color of GOP though it has not been officially adopted by the party.

Republicans are known for their conservative platform – a curious blend of economic libertarianism and social conservatism leaning towards religious right. Their positions on issues of major importance are outlined below :

The support a robust version of federalism with greater limitations based on federal power and a larger role reserved for the states.
They strongly believe that making law is the prerogative of the legislature and that judiciary should not legislate from the bench, a case in point being the Roe Vs. Wade abortion ruling. Towards this end, they have supported various bills in the last decade limiting the courts ability to hear certain types of cases thereby restricting judicial activism and review.
They favor free-market system and limited government regulation. The have formulating policies supporting businesses, economic liberalism and economic freedom.
They favor lower income tax rates and believe that graduated tax rates (higher income tax rates for high income earners) unfairly target those who create jobs and wealth.
They do agree that a ‘safety net’ should be provided for those who are needy and less fortunate but

My Black News Leads In Disseminating African American Issues

My Black News Leads In Disseminating African American Issues

African American issues had been grabbing the headlines in recent years and My Black News [MyBlackNews] had been leading the dissemination and subsequent discussions and debates on said issues. My Black News searches the internet for African American issues that may not be easily available to the reader. The visitor of My Black News website will find discussions about African American issues in the areas of government and politics, community service, entertainment and global events. In addition to African American issues, My Black News provides some of the internet’s most interesting off beat stories, tech news, and entertainment.

My Black News has a wide range of news categories that makes it a well rounded publication and a leading Black Online magazine for the dissemination, discussion and debate of African American issues. These categories include: Latest News, Videos, Black Community, Business News, Education, Entertainment, Government and Politics, Health & Fitness, History, Opinions and Blogs, People, Religion, Sports and World News.

The August 30, 2010 online edition of My Black News is an excellent example of the important role of this publication in disseminating African American issues. An article picked up from the Guardian of UK discusses the lives of New Orleans residents as the city slowly gets back to its feet five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the many controversial issues that it spawned in its wake. Sure to ignite discussion as well was the article taken from The Huffington Post on Glenn Beck and the Conservative Movement in the United States. An opinion piece taken from allAfrica.com on Redefining Convention People’s Party [CPP] as a Calling Prophecy and Promise! shows the engagement of My Black News with the global black community. The author, Kabu Okai Davies asks rhetorically if African Americans can fulfill the promise of Martin Luther King why haven’t Ghanaians fulfilled the promise of Nkrumah? He exhorts his readers that this is the moment to Conceive, Prepare and Plan for Change, Possibility and Power.

My Black News is highly valued in the African American community for as it disseminates African American issues relevant to the community that are not featured in mainstream publications. My Black News helps inform and build solidarity in the African American community which will explain why it has gained the reputation as a leading Black Online magazine in propgating African American issues.

An interesting feature of My Black News that contributes to it becoming a leading Black Online magazine is it allows subscribers to post their own news articles, free of charge. The only requirement of My Black News is that the subscriber/contributor obeys all copyright rules and law and gives prior credit to the original authors and publishers and that the article is free from excess swearing and pornographic material. There are also free online games that should entertain and give a break to the online reader.

The reader can follow My Black News’ Twitter Page and at Facebook at: My Black News’ Facebook. For more information visit Myblacknews.

My Black News is a unique Black Online Magazine that presents all the daily news covering various topics ranging from Business, Health & Fitness, Sports, Religion and more.

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Is America Sleep Walking Through Its Political Issues?

Is America Sleep Walking Through Its Political Issues?

A patient of mine recently experienced an unusual problem. Apparently, she got out of bed in the middle of the night, walked outside into her garage and entered her sports car. She was changing her car clock when her partner, who was in a panic, located her in the car. My patient was awakened by her partner and was confused and bewildered as they left the garage to resume their evening’s sleep.

Sleep walking is not an unusual pattern. For many, it is an infrequent occurrence, but for others it is a lifelong experience. Recently, I have been wondering about the manner in which many of our citizens are “sleep walking” through the impact of our political landscape. As a society, we appear to be distracted and asleep at the wheel. It seems as if there is a chronic pathology among of our people characterized by naivety, indifference, and a lack of awareness to political and cultural issues.

I recall Jay Leno canvassing the streets of Los Angeles trying to find one American who could tell him how many Supreme Court justices serve on our highest bench and to identify one of their names. The responses were pathetic and called attention to the lack of political awareness of our citizenry. Recently, as my wife and I boarded a plane to return to Arizona, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was sitting in the third row of the plane. I was not aware of one on-coming passenger who seemed to recognize her or acknowledge her presence. When we deplaned and headed for the luggage area, while other passengers appeared to be oblivious to the relevance of the situation, I proceeded to introduce myself and carry on a brief conversation with her. As one of my 15 year old patients once said, “Why should I care about politics, I can’t change anything anyway.” Nevertheless, it is my belief that feeling powerless is never an excuse for sleeping through the political process.

Although I certainly respect and support our current troops deployed in Iraq and other locations, there is something quite disturbing about the false sense of patriotism displayed by Americans. For example, I believe many of us have trivialized the concept of war through the simplistic use of bumper stickers, ribbons and other insignias signifying troop support. What do these symbols really mean for most Americans? Are they true signs of patriotism by those who fully understand the impact and implications of our current war in Iraq? My brother, who was a Lieutenant and company commander in Viet Nam cringes at the naivety and lack of awareness that many Americans possess about the nature of terrorism, combat and military missions. Maybe if the military adopted a conscription policy, some Americans might rethink their form of patriotism? Maybe if they knew their own children would be subject to going off to Baghdad, they would reconsider the way they demonstrate their loyalty to our military efforts. You might recall what happened when the President tried to make nice with Congressman Jim Webb over the involvement of Mr. Webb’s son in the Iraq war. Congressman Webb bluntly told the President to mind his own business.

Americans tend to believe that if they project an image of patriotism, they are exempt from a deeper understanding of the implications of the war in Iraq. How many of our people are aware of how our wounded soldiers are being treated at Building #18 in Walter Reed Hospital? Do we understand that the hospital is under constant review for improper patient treatment and deplorable conditions? Are we aware that inpatient soldiers have complained about the unsanitary conditions at the hospital including rodents infesting the environment? How many in the Bush administration or Congress are aware of the conditions our soldiers are subjected to and do they care? Would any of us send our loved ones to heal in an environment like that? Is this how we support our troops? Shouldn’t we all be concerned about this issue? Instead we sleep walk through the military and political debate over the mission and purposes of the Iraq war. We believe that the political voices in Washington D.C. are more competent and convincing than our own. We take the easy way out from committing ourselves to being patriotic in the truest since of the word. We must walk the walk through political action, not words.

Will we sleep walk though the debate on global warming as our oil companies try to pay off researchers so they will reinterpret their findings to soften the implications of global warming? We minimize the problem by either ignoring it or by pretending to care by talking about minutiae such as using HOV lanes and not burning wood in our fireplaces as means of eradicating the problem of pollution. Is Al Gore’s documentary, Inconvenient Truth, really that inconvenient that we are willing to deny its truth? Our war in Iraq will continue to kill and maim many, but global warming has the potential to kill us all. Will we sleep walk through this problem by displaying our symbolic bumper stickers or will we attack the problem with action? It will not be the terrorists who do us in, for the enemy is at home.

Americans can no longer afford to sleep walk through the critical political issues that we face globally. Our indifference, lack of awareness, denial, shallowness, and lack of motivation will only serve to escalate the dangers that we confront. It will not be “the axis of evil” that consumes us but our own ignorance and laziness.

James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC is an author, freelance writer, and nationally certified cognitive-behavioral therapist practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. His personal growth book, Stepping Out of the Bubble is available at www.amazon.com. James can be reached at www.krehbielcounseling.com.

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You like sharing videos? You have an opinion about American Issues?
YOU ARE IN…

By Peter Francis

There is a brand new site that addresses some of the hotest American Political issues, and it is done via VIDEO. Street Rebuttal is a unique forum built with a very common tool –online video.

You can respond to current civic, social and legal affairs, right there on the site, and it has incredible potential to affect change, give power to the masses and turn up the volume of our voices.

We all know that the common denominator that unites the President, members of Congress, lobbyists, Big Business, special interest groups and mainstream media– they all claim to represent the American public.

But their “representation” is all about their agenda and nothing about action. It’s more about telling us what to think, rather than listening to what we say.

Street Rebuttal is all about addressing the issues as they affect the public, the issues the way they are at the end of the whip, where they are implemented. Without the hipe of the media or the fluff of the smooth talkers–be they White House representatives or lobbyists, lawyers or who have you.

The American public needs a place to gather, to connect, and to engage in the debates and conversations about the issues that affect them the most.

Political, corporate and media decision-makers prefer speaking out to the crowds and dictating their priorities from a lofty perch. But we –the taxpayer, the voter, the consumer, the person on the street – can tip the balance, create an upward momentum, regain our causes, and we can do it together from the ground up.

www.StreetRebuttal.com is where you can help reclaim the voice of the public. By sharing your opinions and thoughts with others, you can increase the activity of our collective intelligence. We must drive the national dialogue and deliver the message. We are the opinion makers in the american social issues, the public opinion. Share your video and say what u have to say. Make a revolution, make a difference, express your opinion and talck about hot topics at www.StreetRebuttal.com.

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You like sharing videos? You have an opinion about American Issues?
YOU ARE IN…

By Peter Francis

There is a brand new site that addresses some of the hotest American Political issues, and it is done via VIDEO. Street Rebuttal is a unique forum built with a very common tool –online video.

You can respond to current civic, social and legal affairs, right there on the site, and it has incredible potential to affect change, give power to the masses and turn up the volume of our voices.

We all know that the common denominator that unites the President, members of Congress, lobbyists, Big Business, special interest groups and mainstream media– they all claim to represent the American public.

But their “representation” is all about their agenda and nothing about action. It’s more about telling us what to think, rather than listening to what we say.

Street Rebuttal is all about addressing the issues as they affect the public, the issues the way they are at the end of the whip, where they are implemented. Without the hipe of the media or the fluff of the smooth talkers–be they White House representatives or lobbyists, lawyers or who have you.

The American public needs a place to gather, to connect, and to engage in the debates and conversations about the issues that affect them the most.

Political, corporate and media decision-makers prefer speaking out to the crowds and dictating their priorities from a lofty perch. But we –the taxpayer, the voter, the consumer, the person on the street – can tip the balance, create an upward momentum, regain our causes, and we can do it together from the ground up.

www.StreetRebuttal.com is where you can help reclaim the voice of the public, where you can find the freedom of press. By sharing your opinions and thoughts with others, you can increase the activity of our collective intelligence. We must drive the national dialogue and deliver the message. We are the opinion makers in the american social issues, the public opinion. Share your video and say what u have to say. Make a revolution, make a difference, express your opinion and talck about hot topics at www.StreetRebuttal.com.

With the election long over, the birther crowd takes on a new fight: obstructing health care reform.