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Allen West Hits Obama, Highlights Black Unemployment

hossenheimer Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:47 PM
"At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. We are activists committed not only to extending political democracy but to demanding democratic empowerment in the economy, in gender relations, and in culture. Democracy is not simply one of our political values but our means of restructuring society. Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism - a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society. We are socialists because we reject an international
J'Owen Wrote: May 05, 2012 4:05 PM
Let's call this what it is. MOB RULE !!! Whoever screams the loudest or causes more civil unrest is the one who is right or just. That is what ocurrs when true democracy is used, because it is majority rules. Therefore, whoever can make the biggest uproar will be right.
Lone_Gunman45 Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:58 PM
And just how is that working out for those in Europe who have embraced this fairy tale? Socialism/Marxism/Progressiveism have NEVER worked and never will! Reason being is that you strip people of their individualism by constraining them inside that Socialist box, ie, "From each according to his ability to each according to his need!"

NO my friend, you're not a Socialist because of all that drivel you posted! You're a Socialist because you haven't the intellect and or ability to be what others ARE!
hossenheimer Wrote: May 05, 2012 3:48 PM
We are socialists because we reject an international economic order sustained by private profit, alienated labor, race and gender discrimination, environmental destruction, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.
We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane international social order based both on democratic planning and market mechanisms to achieve equitable distribution of resources, meaningful work, a healthy environment, sustainable growth, gender and racial equality, and non-oppressive relationships."

Rep. Allen West has been one of President Obama's most persistent critics throughout America's sluggish economic recovery. Yesterday, the Florida congressman highlighted ongoing minority unemployment.

As a Member of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Small Business Committee, I am seriously concerned with the 13 percent unemployment number for Black Americans. The failed economic policies of President Obama are destroying the black community and lessening the chances for economic freedom while promoting economic dependence. Perhaps this is what the NAACP was afraid to hear me address.

Congressman West might have been spurred by polls...