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5 Reasons There Are So Few Black Americans In The Republican Party

anonymous6475 Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 7:35 AM
there isn't much i agree with here. what's with the "we" have to do this and "we" have to do that? all i "have" to do is work hard, pay my taxes and leave others to their own devises. that's what i expect from others too. if they choose to lead a life of dysfunction, it isn't my responsibility to a) make their decisions for them or b) carry their load. i have my hands full trying to figure out my own answers to my own problems. stay out of my billfold and i will stay out of
Seawolf Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 8:08 AM
That sounds good, but they consistantly vote themselves ever more money from our billfolds. THAT is what has to be stopped, no-one on the dole should be allowed to vote PERIOD! It is a conflict of interest.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Sep 07, 2012 10:10 AM
Seawolf: I'm being serious now. Does that include, for instance, teachers voting for the board of education, or city employees voting for mayor?
rpm Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 10:23 AM
I think there would be practical problems with implementation, but I think that if you get a check from the government, you shouldn't be able to vote--at least for the government that sent you the check.

Once upon a time, the professional military generally didn't vote in this country. Not because they were prohibited from it, but it was a matter of principle--it was interfering in the chain of command.

How is it that the party of Lincoln, a party that led the way in opposing slavery, Jim Crow laws, lynching, the KKK, poll taxes, led the way on integration and voting rights for black Americans, and percentage wise, voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act in greater numbers than Democrats is now only getting about 10% of the black vote? Democrats say racism, but any objective observer would quickly discard that explanation given the significant number of popular black Republicans. If even a large percentage of Republicans were racist, certainly Allen West, Herman Cain, Clarence...