Friday, November 26, 2004
The ACLU war against the Boy Scouts has made me realize that my quick decision to leave the Democratic party the day before thanksgiving because of the NAACP's lauding the destruction of 760 black children's educational opportunity was not an action to be regretted.
These formally great organizations that help secure the right of blacks to vote have so lost their way and have become nothing but an arm to the morally foolish democratic party. Their constant use of the judiciary to flout the decisions of our elected representatives prove Bush's point about activist judges.
Both private schools and the Boy Scouts were organization that help me, my brother and our friend from Harlem succeed. I see these as direct attacks on organizations that have empowered black youth, helping they to become responsible and successful men. Their actions are unacceptable and they must be resisted.
Thursday, November 25, 2004
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Voucher defeat in Fla. called a victory for Black Children
Now I am pissed. And just before Thanksgiving. I have avoided slamming the NAACP on this blog. I guess I need to stop that.
The NAACP, along with the American Civil Liberties Union, Florida Parent Teachers Association, AFL-CIO and the American Jewish Congress, filed a lawsuit against Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provided vouchers to students attending state public schools that had been designated as failing. About 730 students used the vouchers, leaving public schools to attend private and religious schools. Observers said many of those students were black.
As I read this, all I can say is, is this some sort of bad joke? They want affirmative action, which only helps the top 5% of blacks, but they are against vouchers that help black kids get out of failing schools. This is just wrong.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Star Parker nails this one.
Many of the problems in America's inner cities seem to me similar to Israeli-Palestinian problems as described by a scholar of an Israeli think tank.
It's becoming increasingly evident to me that the theme of personal responsibility is crucial everywhere and transcends the particularities of different cultures and religions.
Most discussions I read today imply that in order to understand Arab terror we need to understand Islam and its nuances. The claims go on that we need to understand the cultural, historical and economic circumstances that produce this insane behavior.
I know very little about Islam and next to nothing about the Middle East. I do know irresponsibility when I see it. And frankly, this is what I see operating here, pure and simple. I'm sure this conclusion will not sit well with all the Ph.D.s. But guns, bloodshed and poverty are not unique to the Middle East. They unfortunately are very much part of life in our nation's own inner cities and I do know something about this reality. I see similar themes in these two very different parts of the world.
The irresponsible person, the perennial victim, will always find a reason why it is impossible to get up in the morning, accept life's burdens and quietly and peacefully build a responsible life. There will always be a piece missing from the perfect circumstances that supposedly needed.
Even liberals are starting to get it. This excellent report I found on the left wing Moving Ideas Network: "I Can't Give You Anything But Love: Would Poor Couples with Children be Better Off Economically if they Married?" concludes definitely that waiting to have children until you are married and staying marries is significantly better than being single with children or even cohabiting. What was most interesting is that for a single parent it was better economically to have a non-romantic roommate than a romantic roommate.