Saturday, September 10, 2016

Making America Great Again

  "We come to celebrate and give thanks for the remarkable life of J. William Fulbright, a life that changed our country and our world forever and for the better. . . . In the work he did, the words he spoke and the life he lived, Bill Fulbright stood against the 20th century’s most destructive forces and fought to advance its brightest hopes".

These were the words that Bill Clinton spoke at the funeral of Arkansas senator J. William Fulbright, a staunch segregationist who signed the Southern Manifesto protesting the Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954. The manifesto was signed by 101 Southern congressmen and senators. Only two were Republican. He also participated in a filibuster led by Southern Democrats against the 1964 Civil Rights Act which lasted for 83 days. Fulbright was Bill Clinton's mentor that helped launch his political career, seek a Rhodes scholarship, and he helped him receive a deferment from draft during the Vietnam War. Clinton was sued in 1989 by the NAACP  under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 for suppressing the black vote in Arkansas. The Arkansas Gazette of December 6, 1989, states: “Plaintiffs offered plenty of proof of monolithic voting along racial lines, intimidation of black voters and candidates and other official acts that made voting harder for blacks…the evidence at the trial was indeed overwhelming that the Voting Rights Act had been violated…” The article continues: During his 12-year tenure, Governor Clinton never approved a state civil-rights law. However, he did issue birthday proclamations honoring Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. He also signed Act 116 in 1987. That statute reconfirmed that the star directly above the word “Arkansas” in the state flag “is to commemorate the Confederate States of America.” Arkansas also observed Confederate Flag Day every year Clinton served… When Ted Kennedy threw his support behind Obama instead of Hillary in 2008 Clinton said “the only reason you are endorsing him is because he’s black. Let’s just be clear.” Adding "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee". Then lets don't forget that Hillary won Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger award.  Sanger was a virulent racist and eugenicist. Hillary said the following “It was a great privilege when I was told that I would receive this award. I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage, her tenacity, her vision … When I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I’m really in awe of her. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life, from the causes she launched and fought for and scarified for so greatly.” Hillary was called before Congress. U.S. Rep. Christopher Smith (R-N.J.) made the following statement “the  poor, disenfranchised, weak, disabled, a person of color (and) an unborn child are among the so-called undesirables that Sanger would exterminate from the human race.” Clinton responded: “I admire Thomas Jefferson, his words and his leadership — and I deplore his un-repentant slave holding. I admire Margaret Sanger being a pioneer and trying to empower women to have some control over their bodies — and I deplore the statements you have referenced. That is the way we often are when we look at flawed human beings. There are things we admire, and things that we deplore.” 

  I would argue that Jefferson was in favor of gradual emancipation. This is why he declared that "All men were created equal" in the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson realized that his generation was not ready for emancipation and his words were a post dated check that could only be cashed at a future date. This does not excuse his participation in the institution of slavery but it is unfair to call him an unrepentant slave holder. Sanger on the other hand did not believe that all men were created equal and she was committed to the destruction of the Black race. Hillary has her own cache of racist quotes. In 1974, after Bill Clinton lost his bid for a Senate seat, Hillary lashed out at campaign manager Paul Fray calling him a, “f*cking Jew bastard!” When she was first lady she called young Black men “super-predators” and she also said, “We have to bring them to heel,” While in the senate she disparaged people from India by the following. “I love this quote. It’s from Mahatma Gandhi. He ran a gas station down in St. Louis for a couple of years. Mr. Gandhi, do you still go to the gas
station? In 2005 she said  “I am adamantly against illegal immigrants.” something that she calls Donald Trump a racist for today. During the 2008 campaign she started rumors about Obama's place of birth. She was the original "Birther" and was also the first person to release pictures of Obama in full Muslim garb. Trump is called a racist for forcing Obama to produce a birth certificate. In April of this year Hillary and New York mayor Bill de Blasio joked about how lazy Black people are and joked about being on “colored people’s time”.

Now that we have firmly established that the Clinton's and the Democrats are racist hypocrites I want to address what Bill Clinton said about Trump's use of the phrase "Make America Great Again". Bill said “If you’re a white Southerner, you know exactly what it means, don’t you? What it means is, ‘I’ll give you the economy you had 50 years ago, and I’ll move you back up on the social totem pole, and other people down.” Oh really Bill!! You should know. You used the phrase at least three times in your 1992 campaign. Once for Hillary in 2007 and she also used the phrase that year. To me, making America great again means making the dollar the strongest currency in the world. Like it was when I was in the military. Creating an economy unmatched by any in the world and of consistent solid growth. Not the persistent growth of 2% or less each year. I want an economy where good jobs are available for everyone. If a person works an extra job it is not for survival but to buy a new car or take a nice vacation. I want a military that is as strong as it was as late as the 1980's and a Commander -in- Chief as feared and respected as Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. No, I don't want the racism of the 1950's and 60's but I would like to see more men participating in the raising of their own children, more marriage, less drugs, and the personal morality of that period. However, I know that is a pipe dream. Bill, don't project your own racism on me. Quite frankly I am tired of Democrats trying to tell me what I am thinking. I hope you are too. 

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