Pot Calling the Kettle Black

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

I could probably get tagged as a racist for the title alone; so go ahead and tag me. There’s a new watchdog site created by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to catch Tea Party folks involved in racism . I’m not making this stuff up; a group of folks banded together through modern day black racism. want to catch white folks who exhibit similar racist expressions.

I should explain a misunderstanding; perhaps misunderstanding is a poor choice of words. I have an identification issue with the whole Tea Party thing. The Tea Party movement is generic and has attracted followers from all walks of life, gender, creed and color. More importantly, the Tea Party movement has room for individuals from any political party; those tired of being lied to and tired of watching constitutional restraints placed on government thrown in the trash in favor of social justice.

The Tea Party movement has at its core conservative minded folks who believe our nation was founded under divine guidance, having a constitutionally sound government wherein individuals have recognized inalienable rights which cannot be legislated away regardless of which party is in power.

Then there’s a somewhat disorganized political association much like the Republican, Libertarian or Democrat parties which is called the Tea Party. The Tea Party might as well call itself the Little Republican Party as it attempts to remind conservative minded folks that at one time the GOP stood for basic values established by our founders; but over the years have turned to socialism and violated the constitution as suited their needs much as the Democrats have.

Did you hear the joke about the senator from Arizona who thought he was a Republican? Never mind, it’s not that funny. What’s the difference between an elephant and a RINO? One eats peanuts while the other thinks a trillion tax payer dollars is peanuts.

So, there you have it, my interpretation of the Tea Party and the Tea Party movement; glad that’s out of the way. Don’t forget to close the door on your way out; I was talking to those who just got up in the middle of my rant, those still reading might have some room to stretch your legs now.

The NAACP is concerned that a small percentage of folks, folks who must be white, redneck and former slave owners, might express an outrageous statement which would give the leftist news media an albatross to hang on the Tea Party or the Tea Party movement. Such an albatross could be played on the nightly news over and over prior to the November elections giving entitlement minded socialist Democrats a chance to remain in office to complete the whole social justice agenda thing.

Last week. Al Sharpton’s rally protested the Restore America rally claiming it was an infringement on the memory of Martin Luther King’s special day when he delivered his now famous words, “I have a dream.” King envisioned and prayed for the day when white children and black children would walk hand in hand sharing God-given inalienable rights equally; but apparently Al and his followers didn’t listen to the message and only saw the color of his skin. The message of equality had nothing to do with ‘social justice,’ the act of government redistributing wealth to folks who may or may not have been short changed by a previous generation. No, the message was to mark the lifting of bands of discrimination which had been imposed; impositions which prevented minority individuals from having an equal promise of inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The NAACP forming a group to sniff out bigotry and racism, need go no further than holding a mirror in front of its leadership. The Tea Party movement isn’t about racism; it’s about restoring integrity to government, “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” Looking for racism among the Tea Party movement or the Tea Party, looks more like a case of the pot calling the kettle black to me.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


Proposals for an Educational Renaissance

By: Zombie
Pajamas Media

In the first four parts of this essay, I touched on some of the things that are wrong with the American educational system. (And I only scratched the surface, really — one could make a career out of documenting endemic flaws in our schools.) But focusing on the negative and complaining doesn’t solve problems. So let’s get constructive and figure a way out of this mess.

This final post in my five-part back-to-school essay is all about solutions: How can we fix education in America?

Below, I will outline my vision for a new paradigm in education. Realistically, I don’t expect all — or even any — of these proposals to be adopted anytime soon by the entrenched powers-that-be. But we’ve got to start somewhere, so let the edu-renaissance begin.

No single approach or solution will solve the multifaceted deficiencies in the way our children are currently being educated. So we must attack the problem on several conceptual levels simultaneously. Hence, it may not be necessary to implement every single one of the proposals outlined below, but if even just a few were adopted, it would be a significant step in the right direction.

Most of the proposals below are not original to me: Some are already gaining widespread support, while some are excellent new ideas just beginning to get traction. And a few are fresh concepts I came up with to help stimulate a rebirth of American education.

Read more at Pajamas Media…


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