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Liberalism Versus Blacks

Septe Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:27 AM
I'll be the first to admit I'm a Republican but I'm also a firm believer in fiscal responsibility. I don't believe in entitlements, though, I will take advantage of some programs. I won't, however, cry if the program I'm using goes away. I believe that it is "WE" who are responsible for our current state of affairs. By "WE", I mean every one of us, democrat, republicans, leftist, rightist, wrongist. Ok, that last one I threw in there. Point I'm making is that we can solve the problem by taking the time to examine each and every candidate for office and ask ourselves, is this candidate who I want. We also need to take the time to remove any official in office that is doing a lousy job. Idealistic? You bet. Realistic?
Septe Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:32 AM
Probably not, but it's all we have right now. Our current way of ignoring the issues and problem elected officials isn't working. And it's our fault. I've talked with many people about politics and invariably, their eyes glaze over and it's like they don't want to hear it. Or they whine and say, "I won't make a difference." Well, if you don't vote and make yourself heard, you betcha, you don't make a difference. It's time that we all woke up and start participating. It's also time to stop this Us vs. Them. We all have to work together and solve each problem one at a time.
There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?

San Francisco is a classic example of a city unexcelled in its liberalism. But the black population of San Francisco today is less than half of what it was back in 1970, even though the city's total population has grown.

Severe restrictions on building housing in San Francisco have driven rents and home prices so high that blacks and other people with low or moderate incomes have been driven out of the city....