Monday, March 09, 2015

Obama needs a fact checker

"Right now, in 2015, 50 years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote," President Obama complained at the Selma anniversary.

Blacks are now voting at a higher rate than whites.  Is there suppression of white votes because they need to show ID to vote (and to go into a government building, and to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy, and to cash a check, and to lease a car, etc.) 

“We broke the old aristocracies, declaring ourselves entitled not by bloodline, but endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights.”  That’s correct (and this time he didn’t leave out the Creator, which he has done in the past); and now we have a president defying the founders’ plan of 3 branches and attempting to replace our presidency with a monarchy.

And then he says at Benedict College, “As long as you can go in some neighborhoods and it is easier for you to buy a firearm than it is for you to buy a book -- there are neighborhoods where it is easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable -- as long as that's the case, we're going to continue to see unnecessary violence,"  (he’s speaking out against the 2nd amendment here, not making a case for capitalism).  I assume he’s talking about illegal guns and not illegal vegetables and books.  But after 50 years and trillions of dollars of the war on poverty and all the wealth transfers of 128 federal programs—many in the field of food and education--you still can’t buy vegetables or books in black and low income neighborhoods?  Whose fault is that? How could the government be  trusted with fooling around with the 2nd amendment if they can’t even get fresh vegetables to the city?

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