State’s Rights, Alaska, and Outrage

Obama changed the name of Mt. McKinley back to Mt. Denali, and Twitter is angry! Except, when I looked up the issue, I found that Alaska has been desiring this change since 1975. Also, a Republican from Alaska sponsored the bill. Now Ohio Republicans, who apparently are not friends of federalism, want to fight the ruling.

What alarms me the most about this issue is the fact that Americans, no matter what ideology, react before getting the whole story. We jump to accuse very quickly when something happens, even if it doesn’t affect us personally. To attack Obama on this before receiving all the facts is very irresponsible.

The same collective outrage occurred when Mrs. Obama danced on Ellen. She didn’t do anything outrageous, so let her dance! The idea that Alaska cannot name its own natural landmarks however they desire is anti-federalism and pro big government. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail, considering most of the outrage is coming from outside of Alaska. The only reason Alaska asked Obama to issue an executive order was because Ohio kept blocking the bill.

Alaska is a state, and therefore can use federalism to change the name of parks and landmarks in their state. They did just that, and considering Mt. Denali is the original name, I have no qualms about it. Federalism is pretty cool America. It allows states to take care of local issues so that the national government can stay at a reasonable size.

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Do Not Tell Me That I Am Incapable Because I Am Black

One pattern in politics in America that makes me the most angry is when so called “Liberals” tell me what I am and am not capable of doing. These fools blabber on and on about how as a black man, I am so terribly oppressed. They talk about police as if they are out to get me. They tend to assume that I am stupid and need government help. 

Well, I’ll tell you what! The only help I need is from God, the only support I need is from friends and family. Family is the only place where socialism works. Bigger government telling me what to do will not work. There is a simple rule, if a man does not work, he does not eat. In the year of 2015, no college can legally discriminate on race, they discriminate in performance. 

That is, unless you are a poor oppressed black soul who made stupid decisions in his life. Then you are accepted with far lower qualification standards than white people. However if we are Americans, should we not be judged the same as everyone else? Are we not capable of using our God-given brain power? 

If a sports team enacted affirmative action for white people because “they aren’t athletic enough” people would say how ridiculous the idea is. Talent should be the measuring stick, nor skin color, right!? If a man cannot get into a certain college, he can go to a smaller college to prove himself. 

Whatever happened to earning your stripes? Now we just pat everyone on the back no matter how hard they tried and give them a trophy. This also goes for the fools who think I cannot get a photo I. D. because I am black. What kind of stupidity is that!? No one has the right to tell me what I can and cannot achieve because of my skin color! I get to tell YOU what I can do. That is how a free society works. 

Doctor King once quoted a poem that stated that the mind is the standard of the man. What do you do with your brain? How do you use it? Do you argue for division? Do you argue on behalf of all Americans!? “American am I, none can deny, he who oppresses me, him I defy!” Those are the words of Langston Hughes, and the only ones attempting to oppress me are the liberals who are stuck repeating that “black people can’t”. I defy them! 

I hope that before I die I can tell these Regressive Democrats that are clinging to Confederate rhetoric about how inferior black folks are that they are wrong, and point to how I lived my life. Or simply look at Sowell, Dr. Carson, an Allen West. They are a slap in the face to this DNC nonsense. Now we just need to realize our potential as AMERICANS. 

Is Donald Trump Truly a Conservative? 

Recently everyone has been fighting over The Donald. His supporters are rabid and get offended if one asks a tough question on policy. His haters also lash out. The real question that should be asked whithout emotion being involved is whether or not he is really conservative. 

Donald Trump came into the race with a bang because of his anger about illegal immigration. He stated that a wall should be put up. This started a firestorm and waves of people supported him. The problem is this isn’t consistent, he once said the GOP was too hard on immigrants. Has he really changed? 

Another big issue is abortion. He stated that because his friend decided to have her child, and that it was a cool child, he became anti-abortion. Recently, he also said he would still support planned parenthood. So which way is it Mr. Trump? Either you are for life or you are against it! There is no in between. 

Trump also stated his support for the single-payer healthcare system. This is a system that Canada runs. Conservative Republicans have fought this system for a while now, but he wants to replace Obamacare with it. I guess the two doctors, Paul and Carson, must be stupid for supporting health savings accounts. 

The only issue Trump is consistently conservative on is his flat tax plan. He has a very good tax plan that would get rid of all the paperwork and could be filled out on a postcard. This is the problem with Trump. As entertaining as he is, he keeps talking about “Making America Great Again”, but doesn’t ever give details. We can only get outlines and sketches, and even those are sketchy.

I hope Conservatives wake up and elect a true conservative like Cruz or Paul, they don’t have “Hope and Change” rhetoric, they have facts. They vote on principle. They do not back down from liberals in both parties. They have been consistently fighting for the American people. Trump just came in at an opportune time. 

The Beauty of Thinking Differently

Among the American people there is much diversity of thought. In the past, Americans were able to hold political discussions, and progress would be made. Many Americans have strong disagreements, yet we seem to take offense at every disagreement we have. Names are called, racial slurs hurled out, and no progress is made. 

This is incredibly prevalent in the Black-American community. The only individuals that are allowed to speak out without fear of insult are liberals. Seemingly, one can destroy his own community with bad policy, but if he is a liberal, he is celebrated. This is a problem that is attempting to spread itself like a virus across America. 

We as Americans have become soft in the mind. We have no skin at all, just bones. We hate to admit when we are wrong, and we refuse to agree to disagree. The time has come for us to stop worrying about who gets offended and start worrying about our country. If we, as freedom loving Americans, lose the ability to think differently, our country will be lost. 

Many brilliant men and women with brilliant ideas have been silenced or ignored in urban communities. These individuals have real solutions and ideas to problems, however they are hated because they make no excuses. The schools have indoctrinated children into perpetual victim hood. Now many young people use their circumstances as a crutch or an excuse for failure.

Failure is presented as inevitable, a condition that can only be cured by the government. One is free to think that way, however, as soon as an individual decides to think that he can achieve greatness without government help and does it; he is labeled a sellout. I do not know of any other race that labels success stories as sell outs, nor have I ever seen such glorification of victim hood. 

This problem has spread from Black men and women to a small but vocal group of white women. They call themselves “feminists”, they claim to be strong and independent, and yet they blame everything on white men. If one dares to disagree with them, he or she is labeled a misogynist. This is what we call censorship, where a small group controls every aspect of communication. 

These socialists do this so that they can condition people into believing them without fact checking. Both groups lie to get the population in their favor. They do not relish the beauty of thinking differently. They do not wish to deal with facts, they simply ride on emotions and gut feelings. 

America must wake up before all intelligent thought and dissent is wiped out. Thinking the same is more robotic than human, and our nation needs to embrace the challenge of dialogue. Once dialogue is destroyed, all discussion will be nebulous diatribe, a worthless breathing of hot air. 

I love America and would hate for this to happen. I hope that in the near future more diverse thought will be welcomed in society. Freedom must prevail in America or else we will have nowhere to go. Stay vigilant and speak the your mind without fear, and do not get offended at disagreement and discussion.  

Uncontrolled Anger

In Baltimore a man’s neck was allegedly snapped. He was a person of color. Naturally the citizens wanted to protest this atrocity. However a group of fools decided to ruin what started as a peaceful protest by starting fights and smashing windows of cars and businesses. They even fought baseball fans who were at bars by the Orioles’ stadium. 

Now all the protestors are lumped in with the rioters and blacks are being characterized as animals who can’t protest peacefully. It is upsetting when a group of fools with no self control destroys something that could have been great. It is enraging when black folks on Twitter dismiss the actions of those fools and say it was an emotional reaction. 

  
Of course it was an emotional reaction! That’s the problem! They reacted emotionally when they should have reacted with their heads. To all my non-black friends, black people as a whole are not this stupid and do not all riot and destroy cars. Many of us simply want to peacefully protest. 

However, the few can ruin the many, as displayed in these past few months. We have no one to blame but ourselves. We vote for our own slavery to the government, we refuse to parent our children, and then we complain that white people have it so good. Maybe if children were taught self control, and maybe if we didn’t vote for our own slavery, maybe if we didn’t drop out of high school, maybe then we could get ahead.

  
Whenever I say I’m not weak, or I’m not a victim, it is a fellow black man or woman who tears me down and calls me names for daring to love freedom. They only times I have ever been called a coon was by black women in Twitter. They wouldn’t dare say it to my face. This is our problem. Whenever someone decides they want to succeed in a different way and does not think robotically democratic, he becomes an Uncle Tom for daring to disagree.

This is stupidity, an Uncle Tom is someone who actively tries to destroy the black community. If one believes in personal responsibility and freedom from the government, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one condemns foolish rioting, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one preaches self control, he is not an Uncle Tom. If one dares to disagree, he is not an Uncle Tom. By no means! Rather, he is a free thinking man who is not bound by society’s thoughts. 

In conclusion, friends, control your anger, control your joy. Control yourself and you will be respected. Uncontrolled anger and rioting is not becoming of any man. When there is something to protest, protest as men and women, not little boys and girls. Maturity is respected, and expected. 

An American Story

Marco Rubio announced that he will be running for President of the United States yesterday. In that speech he highlighted an inspirational personal story of American Exceptionalism. His story, and his talent in public speaking, could capture the hearts of Americans. 

  

While This author agrees with most of Rand Paul’s ideas more than Rubio’s, Marco has excited the author for the upcoming debates. He has a likable personality and an awesome family. The only problem he may have is regaining trust after his amnesty debacle. He is talented enough in communicating to do that. 

Marco Rubio Announces Campaign https://youtu.be/51jmJn8XwPQ

What makes this author the most excited about Rubio is that he is so proud to be an American and he wants America’s future to be better for his children and his children’s children. However while being proud of America he still hasn’t forgotten his ethnic heritage, which is important because many think it is not possible. 

Rubio inspires a positive feeling about America. A feeling Americans haven’t felt with the current president. A feeling Americans will not feel if Hillary Clinton is elected. This man is quick on his feet and knows how express his beliefs and his message. 

  

This is appealing, as well as the fact that he can actually give a good speech. Political speeches have become bland in recent years, however, Rubio captures and holds the listeners attention. He speaks with clarity and passion. If this man wins the primary, Americans must support him in the general election. 

If we fail to do so we will have no one to blame for the problems we will face other than ourselves. I hope my fellow Americans will rise and strive for American excellence once again. The hope of America lies in its voters, if the voters speak we can change the course of the nation for the better. 

As we move into this season, I challenge everyone to stick to arguing policies and fact, and to stay away from personal attacks. Personal attacks only discredits those who make them, it makes them look jealous and hateful. These attacks should not exist in politics.

Unfortunately they do, however the main issue here is the future of our country. Are we going to regress economically, or move forward with purpose and responsibility? The choice is yours America! Your fate lies in your hands! Make a wise choice!