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Thomas Sowell on slavery

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Thomas Sowell on slavery

“Slavery was an ugly, dirty business but people of virtually every race, color, and creed engaged in it on every inhabited continent. And the people they enslaved were also of virtually every race, color, and creed.”

– Thomas Sowell

As Congress holds hearings on the possibility of reparations for African-Americans whose ancestors were slaves, the lines are being drawn regarding what is appearing to be a major 2020 election issue. It isn’t just the Democratic candidates for president who are talking reparations. It’s Democrats preparing for their Capitol Hill races, whether current or future candidates.

Reparations are a pay-for-vote issue. This is only barely disputed by mainstream media who have tried to frame it as, “Yes, it’s an election ploy but that doesn’t make it wrong.”

Yes, it’s wrong. Today’s Americans are neither complicit nor affected by the sins of the past. We’re not talking about the oppression of parents or grandparents. We’re talking about generations past who no longer hold sway on the opportunities of African-Americans today. As Burgess Owens testified yesterday, there are plenty of people who have held back African-Americans, and most of them are Democrats.

Thomas Sowell’s quote acts as a reminder that slavery is not unique to white Americans or African-Americans of the distant past. It’s a stain on humanity as a whole. Reparations are not the solution. The solution can be seen today in the elevated prosperity and opportunity of those whose ancestors fought to give them. If anything, reparations are an insult to those who sacrificed so much for the free land we have today.

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Proving Liberty control doesn’t work as advertised – with humour

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Two classic videos that hammer the point home that ‘gun-free’ zones and gun confiscation fails to protect the innocent.

Humour is the best way of proving a point, even on a deadly serious subject, such as a key part of the Left’s socialist national agenda: Gun Confiscation.

Make your own Gun Free Zone.

The first of two videos serves to destroy the absurd idea that so-called ‘Gun free’ zones will protect people. It’s a humours treatment of a very serious subject given the fact That: Mass Public Shootings keep occurring in Gun-Free Zones: 94% of attacks since 1950.

Make your own Gun Free Zone

While it’s a classic [and of low resolution – sorry] it humorously points out the sheer absurdity of a mere sign stopping a criminal or a mass murderer. The data from the real world proves this point.

Burglars for Gun Control.

The second video makes the point that criminals like Liberty Control since they don’t follow the law anyway and gun confiscation only disarms their victims, making their line of ‘work’ a lot safer – for them.

Burglars for Gun Control | We the Internet Sketch TV

The video skit also makes the point that even disarming everyone puts certain people of less strength and stature at risk. Alternatively, in the case of edged weapons, puts those of higher strength or with the time to practice with such weapons at an advantage.

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False narratives: TIME claims the GOP wants a ‘white republic’

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False narratives TIME claims the GOP wants a white republic

This will be the first time I’ve written an article in response to another without reading it in its entirety. I’m not a fan of reacting to anything without knowing all that was said; this is why I don’t engage as much as I should on social media. Too often the responses are based on a snippet description and the title of a link. What ever happened to reading a story that someone posts before telling them how wrong they are?

In this very rare (like I said, I think it’s the first one for me) situation in which I didn’t read the whole article, it wasn’t because it was too long. I’ve been known to read 5,000-word articles to know how to properly respond to a Tweet about it, so this relatively short article in TIME was not too daunting. But around halfway through, I realized I could probably finish the article in my mind. The story was a tired one; voter suppression, gerrymandering, racism, bigotry, Trump bad, GOP bad, GOP racist, Trump bigot… you’ve probably read similar stories from the opposition. But those stories are usually found on leftist news outlets like Vox or Buzzfeed. This is TIME. This is supposed to be the mainstream.

And the mainstream wants you to believe there’s no room for minorities in the party of old white men.

As Thomas Sowell once noted, “A higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It was Republicans whose ‘Philadelphia Plan’ in the 1970s sought to break the construction unions’ racial barriers that kept blacks out of skilled trades.”

I am a minority. I am a legal immigrant. I am very familiar with the history of racism in both political parties, though the left likes to pretend slavery, the KKK, and opposition to the Civil Rights Movement aren’t part of the Democratic Party’s DNA. I am also acutely familiar with which party’s policies work against minorities as well as the downtrodden. One needs only look at the disastrous results of decades of Democrats controlling broken cities like San Francisco, Seattle, and Detroit to realize the Democrats protect the elite and let the poor suffer in their own quiet little corners of the city.

On the flip side, we see minority unemployment rates hit record lows for minorities under Republican policies. This isn’t just luck of the draw. It isn’t an oppressed people rising up to prove their Republican masters wrong. This is a matter of good policies empowering minorities and all Americans to do more. But the philanthropic aspect of capitalism and fiscal conservatism are also in play, which is the biggest weakness of progressive Democrats. Charities can and should bear the burden of helping those whose families and communities cannot. Government should be the last line of defense helping people from falling through the cracks. But under progressives, government is the dominant driving force to help people in need. This is why so many in need aren’t getting the help they require.

If all this is true, then one might wonder how the Democratic Party has been able to maintain a false narrative for so long. Why is the GOP predominantly Caucasian? To understand this, we have to go back to the two primary sources of information for Americans: media and education. Both mainstream media and collegiate-level education are industries absolutely dominated by progressives. This is not a rumor or something based on anecdote. It’s demonstrable that this is true. As a result, younger Americans are educated with a bias in favor of Democrats and older Americans have this bias reinforced by mainstream media. It’s indoctrination followed by constant doses of propaganda that make minorities believe the GOP is bad for them and the Democrats are good for them.

History shows the Democrats work against minorities. Current statistics show Democratic policies keep minorities down by design. Logic shows the narrative is clearly driven by progressives up and down the educational and informational streams. This is why one of the most important fights we have with the rising American Conservative Movement is countering these false narratives so more minorities will realize they’ve been conservatives all along.

The GOP doesn’t want a “white republic.” We want to cut through the aggressive lies of the left to help minorities see the truth that conservative governance is what benefits them the most. Articles like TIME’s suppress this truth.

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Chanting ‘send her back’ is playing into Ilhan Omar’s hands

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Chanting send her back is playing into Ilhan Omars hands

Many Democrats believe Republicans are generally racist. Even those who don’t like to insert racism as a stereotype would probably acknowledge they believe a higher percentage of Republicans are racist than Democrats. Independents likely think the same thing. Heck, even some Republicans may believe it.

The reality is racism has nothing to do with political party and everything to do with personal ideology. But that reality is muted by the thunderous chants of “send her back” as heard tonight at President Trump’s rally in Greenville, NC. This makes the party seem racist, and there are plenty of people who might otherwise associate with or vote for Republicans but won’t because of the racist perception.

There’s a big difference between “send her back” and the President’s Tweet that included the words, “Why don’t they go back and help fix..” The President improperly expressed his frustration towards “The Squad.” The chant at his rally is racist.

Ilhan Omar is a United States citizen. She may have challenges, as evidence seems to indicate, and may very well be in real trouble if more is revealed about her second marriage if it turns out she committed fraud. But until that is proven in a court of law, she is a United States citizen. We do not send back United States citizens without legal cause. As of now, there is none. This is why the chant is far more damaging to the President’s reelection hopes than anything he Tweeted himself.

Challenge Ilhan Omar over her terrible policy proposals. Chide her for her anti-American and anti-Semitic positions. Call her out for her lies. But do NOT turn this into a race issue. That’s exactly what she wants. Her victim card is big and she’s not afraid to use it.

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