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The biggest lie associated with the whole issue of race is that white people (as a group) have benefited from the condition of black Americans throughout history. Starting with slavery, through the three quarters of a million lives lost in the Civil War, down to the present day, the introduction of African slaves has been a curse on this country. Except for a handful of planters, no one has benefited from this history. The rest of us, black and white, have paid dearly for it. It has cost lives, money and most of all, social cohesion. Those who exploit the division for political reasons are scoundrels of a very low order.
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Anatomy of a Smear

James2375 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 6:58 PM
The difference between the "smears" against the President and Mr. Romney is that Obama is clearly hiding something and Mr. Romney is not. Mr. Obama could diffuse a lot of the rumors if he were forthcoming about his college records, his Selective Service registration, his odd social Security number and a birth certificate that looks like Dan Rather produced it. Maybe Obama was actually born in this country, but there is something he doesn't want the world to see. The eligibility issue will soon become moot, anyway. We owe it to ourselves however, to develop a better process for vetting Presidential candidates. Many of the illegal immigrants have more convincing phony paper trails than the President's.
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Obama's Rhetoric

James2375 Wrote: Jul 19, 2012 6:32 PM
I really got a chuckle out of Obama using the example of government schools as an example of "help" that businesses receive, making them successful. Having lived most of my life in Western Pennsylvania, around Pittsburgh, I remember vividly the time when the steel industry collapsed a generation ago. The leaders of many local school districts were in absolute (justifiable) panic because the steel mills had paid so large a share of the education costs that local property owners couldn't possibly absorb them. It has taken a generation for the region to adjust. Some areas never have recovered, even with State and Federal funding available. Nice try Mr. Obama, but taxpayers provide the "help" you speak of.
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Fox News, 'America's Poison'?

James2375 Wrote: May 09, 2012 10:10 AM
For example ???
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The Moral Infrastructure

James2375 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:31 PM
Democracy, rule of the majority, must always be limited, lest some citizens ultimately become subject to the tyranny of the majority. If you don't believe that, you should talk to someone who has lived through the "Jim Crow" era in the South.
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The Moral Infrastructure

James2375 Wrote: May 08, 2012 11:19 PM
The Declaration of Independence says that "all men are created equal". It nowhere implies that (after they are created) they will remain equal. Some will produce and prosper, some will not and be poor. Some will study, and some remain ignorant. Some will be lucky, others not. Nowhere does it even imply equality of outcome. We have the right to "the pursuit of happiness", not guaranteed happiness. This pursuit, as with any striving, will have as many outcomes as there are individuals.
One can only wonder what Ms. Warren's DNA would indicate. But, absent any empirical proof of a person's lineage, there is a common sense way to look at minority status. That is, would the person be perceived as being a minority by the average person. If not, they would not be subject to discrimination or the other adverse impacts resulting from that status. Absent adverse impact, the issue of protected status is moot. Ms. Warren obviously would not be subject to any of the issues for which Native American advocate.
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Political Word Games

James2375 Wrote: Apr 16, 2012 11:47 PM
Someone should have reminded Obama that the Jim Crow laws were " passed by a strong majority" in nearly all cases. Applying his criterion, Brown vs. Board of Education would never have happened.
If Ann Romney had worked "out of the house" Maher would be criticizing her for taking a job from "someone who really needs it.' You can't take the libs seriously. Their perception is less mature than that of the average college sophomore.
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Maureen Dowd Blows Her Cool

James2375 Wrote: Apr 14, 2012 11:10 PM
Justice Thomas remains silent and is thought to be a fool, while the vocal Ms. Dowd has removed all doubt.
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