Many American citizens now fight illegal immigration in many parts of the country. Yet, what most legal Americans do not realize, they too could become illegal immigrants. There are facts to prove how it could happen. There are at least 2 ways it could occur. First, if some country invades our soils and overtakes us by force, we could all become illegal immigrants in our own land. You say that's far fetched. Well, think about it for a moment. Isn’t that what Americans did to the Native Americans? Second, all we have to do is revoke citizenship to legal Americans for a variety of reasons. That one is not so far fetched. When Christopher Columbus sailed to America from Spain in 1492, unlike what the history books claim, he did not discover America. America was already inhabited by many tribes of Native Americans. After Columbus' arrival, one hundred years later, English settlers invaded and occupied America. Over time the new Americans forcibly removed the Native American … [Read more...] about Can American Citizens Become Illegal Immigrants?
Archives for August 2010
Islamic extremist al-Qaeda terrorists proclaimed “in the name of Allah” before crashing two airplanes into the World Trade Center and killing thousands. Many Americans oppose the building of a Muslim mosque and community center near Ground Zero. A mosque is a religious house of worship in the same way a synagogue is to Jews and the church is to Christians. Opponents to the building of the mosque condemn all Muslims for the sins of the al-Qaeda terrorists. Yet, Christians also kill in the name of Christianity. No one ever argues about building churches. Historically, Christian Americans killed, stole and destroyed the lives of African- Americans, Native Americans and other minorities in the name of Christianity. In the building of America, Christians committed ethnic cleansing on Native Americans, nearly destroying their entire race, in part, due to intolerance, ignorance and religious beliefs. In the 1800’s, Christians justified their actions, by labeling Native Americans as … [Read more...] about The Muslim Mosque and America’s Hypocrisy
I attended a city wide mayoral candidate’s forum held at the National Council for Negro Women building on Tuesday, August 17. There are three primary candidates running for DC mayor. The choices are A. Mayor Adrian Fenty; B. City Council Chair Vincent Gray; C. Leo Alexander and D. None of the above. I’d really like to check box D. As an African American, whose parents never missed voting after leaving the Jim Crow south, box D is simply not an option. So, let’s go over the highlights. The forum was helpful in assessing the candidates. I walked in undecided. I came out with a better overall view of the candidates. The format started with a 1 minute opening statement by the candidates. Washington Post reporter Nikita Stewart moderated the forum. Questions, which were prepared in advance by the sponsoring organizations, were directed to the candidates. Each candidate initially had one minute to respond. That’s about the same time as a commercial break between a TV show. There … [Read more...] about DC Mayoral Candidates- The Good, Bad and Ugly
Many already know by now that Dr. Laura on August 12, 2010 went on a “N” word rampage while taking a caller’s call on the Dr. Laura Show. She used the “N” word over 12 times, by my count. What is equally offensive is her on air insult of one of the nation’s oldest civil rights and human rights organizations, the NAACP. A caller called in to ask a question related to race. During the discourse with the caller, Dr. Laura berates her for too much sensitivity. It turns out that Dr. Laura could stand a little sensitivity. Dr. Laura admonishes the caller to not take things out of context. She next says “Don’t NAACP me” further adding racial insensitivity to the already hot flames. That was the first time that I heard the NAACP used as a verb. Perhaps, Dr. Laura thought it was cute and catchy. It is disparaging to an organization that has fought for civil rights, human rights and social justice for over 100 years. No matter what Dr. Laura may think, the NAACP has been instrumental in … [Read more...] about Let’s Do a Dr. Laura to Dr. Laura
President Obama promised to bring change to America. Everyone who voted for him believed that he would bring change. We clung to his promises. Now after only 18 months in office, many Obama supporters are disenchanted that the change they anticipated has not come. Has President Obama reneged on his promise of change? The short answer is no. President Obama knew it would be an uphill battle to effectuate change. Although, even he may not have foreseen the degree of difficulty for change. Sara Palin questioned Obama supporters at a speech in February, 2010 about how’s that hopey dopey change working for you. Sara Palin and others, including Obama supporters who expect an overnight overhaul of our system, are in for a bumpy ride. Melissa Harris Lacewell says you might also want to take a civics 101 lesson along with the ride. For those expecting immediate change, please take note that our political and electoral process is neither swift nor speedy. Years ago, I learned a lesson from … [Read more...] about Obama’s Promise of Change
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield is famous for saying he doesn’t get any respect. That’s how President Obama must feel some days. Nothing he does appears good enough for left liberal Democrats (now dubbed the “professional left”), right wing Republicans, Whites, Blacks and anyone in between. Blogger Marie Cooper recently wrote if President Obama were a combination of Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Jesus, he would still be criticized. President Obama is being held to a higher standard than any other president, even within his own party. That’s because he’s our first African American President. As the first African American in any position knows, African Americans are held to a higher standard than their white counterparts in the same position. African Americans know that we must work harder, be smarter, go farther and will still be sharply criticized. Compared with President Obama, in the first 18 months of former President Clinton’s first term, his administration failed miserably at getting … [Read more...] about Is President Obama Being Held To A Higher Standard?