Once Upon a Time in America…

"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get." - Frederick Douglass Intrinsic with these words are two very significant factors in considering the ever-expanding entitlement mindset in America today: 1) a declining belief in the principle of work, and 2) a refusal to accept that …

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Where I Believe Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ Falls Short

Though I do “get” the context of what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was saying in his 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, I must say that I have never truly been a proponent or advocate of it, primarily because it is a message which implies that we, as human beings, inherently possess the ability …

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My Commentary on the 2nd Presidential Debate

Remember last night toward the end of the second presidential debate with Mitt Romney when President Obama said, "I support the free market"? Well, actually, he doesn't. In fact, in 1998, during a talk at Loyola University in Chicago, Obama stated - and I quote - "I actually believe in redistribution", a concept rooted in …

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The Heart (Literally) of Racism

In these days of heightened sensitivities and political correctness that has seemingly run amok, the term 'racist' is being thrown about as quickly as a child might say "Tag, you're it!" One can barely sneeze without being labeled as racist in one way or another. There is perhaps no greater (or, lesser, depending on your perspective) example of …

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The Theology of Obamacare

And so, my friends, the Supreme Court of the United States, or SCOTUS, has spoken. In a 5-4 decision, the Affordable Care Act, more commonly referred to as Obamacare, was ruled Constitutional, not under the Commerce Clause, mind you, as was originally argued before the SCOTUS by the Obama administration, but as a tax, a label which, ironically, …

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What Black Democrats Could Learn From a Town Drunk

I recently came across an opinion piece written by CNN Contributor Roland Martin entitled 'Romney smart to speak to NAACP'. In the article, Martin presents his rationale for why such an appearance could be advantageous to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the Republican party in reaching out to black voters. However, in digesting Martin's hypothesis, I …

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