Social Justice is all the rage of late. We hear about it from both sides of the aisle; the conservatives are against the government forcing charity, and the left saying it is our moral obligation. Al Sharpton has gone as far as to bring Jim Crowe laws into the debate.
Aah, the stench of the industrial raaacism complex. The constitution in no way advocates social justice. The constitution advocates giving people the opportunity to succeed, it doesn't guarantee success. The reality is, much to Sharpton's chagrin, people do have opportunity in this country. To say that race holds people back in this country flies in the face of the accomplishment of President Obama. If race were the major issue that Sharpton makes it out to be, how would he have gotten elected? Did we put aside our racism for the day in November of 08? The fact that cannot be gotten around is the majority of the people who voted for Obama were white; otherwise he wouldn't have won. No one can honestly say that Pelosi wants to give more advantages to whites than to others. The woman wastes no possible chance to add racial quotas to legislation. Seriously, why were racial quotas necessary in financial reform?
What I find so puzzling is how the supporters of this administration are not insulted. Why do they allow themselves to be painted as racists at every turn? According to the Sharpton's of the world we can't have strong states rights because of laws that have been struck down as unconstitutional almost five decades ago. Where is the logic in this belief system?
It is not to say that racism does not exist, because it most certainly does. Old habits die hard, but they do die if people are willing to let them. Racism has existed since the beginning of time and will continue until the end of time. But when do we accept the good news that it doesn't exist on a daily basis of our lives anymore? When do we celebrate the progress this country has made? Maxine Waters wasted no time pulling out her race card upon the announcement of her ethics violations charges; after all, she was only helping a minority owned bank, the fact that her husband sat on the board and personally would profit from the bailout is irrelevant as far as she is concerned.
As a conservative, I would like to see a colorblind society. No one color or ethnic group gets any special treatment over another. We educate every child in this country, if that means that we pull inner city children out of failing schools and give them vouchers to private school or charters then so be it. Every child will receive a good education and that will level the playing field. Every child will have the chance to get a good education, that will allow them to make choices about their lives.
As long as we are society that continues to play the race card, we will never level the playing field. Someone will always feel slighted; the white fireman who is denied a promotion that was earned or the black man who was denied because of skin color. I think we can all agree that both are unfair. Let us move forward and give everyone what they have fairly earned, and for heavens sake, can we finally judge people based on character? Then we will have as close to equal justice that we can achieve. In our hearts of hearts, we all know that life just ain't fair and if God can't make it so, Obama and Al Sharpton certainly cannot.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek