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from “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats

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To honor the fallen soldier on Memorial Day I usually write something about what the day means to me. I talk about why we should honor folks who serve and give their lives.  Today, thanks to a brief Facebook back and forth, I’d like to do something slightly different. Rather than discuss the day or talk about the reasons it is so important to honor our fallen soldiers, I’d like to show why we honor them, by way of comparison.


This ongoing series is not intended as ‘gotcha’ style one-upmanship on the issue of racism, but rather a counterargument to the view that racism is part and parcel of the Conservative/Republican movement as well as an indictment of the agenda of Liberals.  It will integrate the statements and the policies of liberals and will demonstrate that both  the policies and the statements are of a whole cloth – the very same race-obsessed cloth which stained the early Democratic Party. The series is a demonstration that Liberals and Democrats have not only not left their racist views behind them, but rather have developed a different strategy to achieve the very same ends of those early racists within their ranks.

The following are quotes attributed to prominent liberal and Democratic leaders and activists regarding blacks and Jews. All of these (with the exception of the Truman quote) date after the alleged switch in party affiliation based on racist leanings that is often alleged by Liberals today.

Excluded from this page are the myriad of anti-white statements from white, black, and Hispanic leaders and activists. These views are widely known. Inclusion of them here would be both redundant and counterproductive, as it is the alleged bias against blacks, Jews, and Hispanics of Conservatives and Republicans which draws the ire of so many liberals.




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“(Obama’s) a nice person, he’s very articulate this is what’s been used against him, but he couldn’t

sell watermelons if  you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.” — Dan Rather

(for the video go here)








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“A few years ago, (Barack Obama) would have been

getting us coffee.” — Bill Clinton to Ted Kennedy

(Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann)





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“Let me see one of you adopt one of those ugly black babies.”

— Abortionist Ashutosh Ron Virmani

(for the video go here)




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“You cannot go to a 7-11 or Dunkin Donuts unless

you have a slight Indian Accent.” — Joe Biden

(for the video go here)








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“I do not think it is an exaggeration at all to say to my friend from

West Virginia [Sen. Robert C. Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan recruiter]

that he would have been a great senator at any moment. . . .

He would have been right during the great conflict of civil war in this nation.”

— Former Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd (D.,Conn.)

(quoted in the Washington Times, go here)










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“(Harry Reid) was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that

the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially

one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless

he wanted to have one.”

— Harry Reid’s comments reported by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann






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“I think one man is just as good as another so long as he’s not a n*gger or a Chinaman.

Uncle Will says that the Lord made a White man from dust, a n*gger from mud,

then He threw up what was left and it came down a Chinaman. He does hate Chinese

and Japs. So do I. It is race prejudice, I guess. But I am strongly of the opinion

Negroes ought to be in Africa, Yellow men in Asia and White men in Europe and America.”

-Harry Truman (1911) in a letter to his future wife Bess






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“You’d find these potentates from down in Africa, you know, rather than eating each other, they’d

just come up and get a good square meal in Geneva.” — Fritz Hollings (D, S.C.)

(reported by the New York Times, go here)











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“Blacks and Hispanics are “too busy eating watermelons and tacos”

to learn how to read and write.” — Mike Wallace, CBS News

( during preparation for a 60 Minutes TV program on insurance fraud in 1981.)














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“‘Hymies.’ ‘Hymietown.’” — Jesse Jackson’s description of New York City

while on the 1984 presidential campaign trail.












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“You f*cking Jew b@stard.” — Hillary Clinton to political operative Paul Fray. This was revealed in “State of a Union: Inside

the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton” and has been verified by Paul Fray and three witnesses.






And perhaps the most relevant quotes. This from President Lyndon B. Johnson, Liberal hero and signer of the 1964 Civil Rights Act:


“I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years”

(from Inside the White House by Ronald Kessler)


and this


“Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness.”

— Mary Frances Berry, former Chairwoman, US Commission on Civil Rights


This is by no means a complete quotations page, and it will be updated continuously and as needed.

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[Previously posted on Marbles In a Jar]



No issue we face today is more socially relevant and topical to us as individuals, as families, and as a free nation than self-governance.

Is not self-governance the underlying premise we deal in when talking about gay marriage, religious freedom, crime, drug use, personal responsibility, abortion, the role of government, taxes, income inequality, or any host of subjects which make their way to the evening news and our Facebook pages?

It is possible that Michigan has become the 34th state to direct Congress to call a Constitutional Convention, thus triggering an historical first. If this is the case – and if a Convention is called by Congress (as would be required by the Constitution under Article V) – for the first time in known human history a great swath of citizens will have wide latitude and power to decide for themselves their own direction, independent of their leadership. We are perhaps entering uncharted territory.

The purpose of this piece is not to argue the relative merits of a Constitutional Convention – these have been elaborated on by others far more articulate then I, notably Chief Justice Warren Burger and the John Birch Society (against); The Goldwater Institute and Citizens for Self Governance (for). This piece seeks instead to focus on what a potential Constitutional Convention implies for the Republic and for the nation; I’ll be focusing on the issue of self-governance.

What does it even mean to be self-governing? If we are a Constitutional Republic – if we elect folks to represent our interests while they govern us – are we not then by definition self-governing? One would think so, but think of how many times we say to our friends (and to ourselves) “it doesn’t matter what I say, they (gov’t leaders) will do what they want”?

How many times have we gone to the polls (or have refused to go) saying ”it doesn’t make a difference anyway”? How many times have we complained about some policy or some issue, believing that our voice simply is not heard amid the cacophony of self-aggrandizement, legislative lobbying, and campaign dollars?

In relation to self-governance, on either side of the political divide there is much talk about ‘personal responsibility’ when it comes to a whole host of the nation’s ‘problems’. These folks have a vested interest in a possible Constitutional Convention. They have made their positions clear.

It’s not, however,  just in the issues of politics and government that self-governance comes into play.

When we talk about taking responsibility, we are implicitly talking about self-governance.  When we speak of taking a stand on the issues that concern us, our families, and our communities, we are speaking of self-governance. When we make our positions known to our friends, our community, or in the comment sections of our favorite blog – and when we must defend that opinion – we are taking ‘personal responsibility’ for what we believe. If we seek to be taken seriously we are prepared, then, to live by the principles we preach to others. Doing this is an act of self-governance – and is the act that matters most.

Life is nothing if not living by the principles we espouse and doing our level best to live those principles consistently. Personal responsibility is the willingness, the desire, and a plan to live no other way. Self-governance, then, is the method and means of putting personal responsibility into action. Such self-governance is an act and a badge of honor.

Honor, the philosopher Ayn Rand noted, is  “self esteem made visible in action”. More than our nation’s governance is put to the challenge in the case of a Constitutional Convention, as well as in the arguments for and against it’s relative merits.

Our honor,our sense of selves, our identity as a nation of individuals – also are.

Lest folks think that we the people are today not acclimated to self-governance, that we are unable or unwilling to apply personal responsibility to that end, I’ll remind them that  in his letter to William C. Jarvis (1820), Thomas Jefferson said:

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of Constitutional power.”

As history is made around us, we are called to great acts of self-governance and personal responsibility.  These are a high calling, and ought not to be taken lightly. Our futures – and that of our posterity – is watching to see what we do with the awesome responsibility that awaits us.

May we act wisely.