If it were not for the Republicans in the House and Senate, President Johnson would not have been successful in passing the 1964 Civil Rights bill.
Robert Byrd a Democrat, filibustered against the bill. President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division into Little Rock, so that black students could attend Central High School in 1957, best I can remember, he was Republican.
President Kennedy, a Democrat, federalized the Alabama National Guard to remove Gov. George Wallace from the University of Alabama door so Vivian Malone and James Hood could register. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican — does that tell you anything? Condoleezza Rice was a Democrat until 1982 but changed to Republican, due to her dislike for President Carter’s foreign policy. Her father was a Republican, because the Democrats refused to register him to vote, but the Republicans did.
Any one of the Republican candidates have far more credentials for the office of president than the man that occupies the office now. I believe that all could produce a legitimate birth certificate, and a college transcript.
I can’t believe how Democrats can adore Bill Clinton with all his escapades. The uninformed of this country elected a man with absolutely no qualifications to be president. It seems that all you have to do is promise the most ice cream and candy to get elected, it matters not what the cost.
The Democrat party has absolutely destroyed the incentive for people to work. On one hand why work if you can get a check from fellow citizens (you notice that I didn’t use the word government, because government doesn’t have any money). On the other hand, why work, the government is going to take your money and give it to those that don’t work. When that takes place, the politicians can assure themselves a secure livelihood. The time is fast approaching when there will be more takers than there are providers.
Big government is the cause of poverty, when people lose their homes savings, and jobs, you can rest assured that it can be traced back to some government meddling. You hear it said that wall street was not regulated enough, could it be that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were not regulated enough. The executives at Freddie and Fannie are getting large salaries and large bonuses, but surely there are thieves that would work cheaper. You hear liberals come unglued over the salaries and bonuses of CEO in the private sector, but not a whimper when government employees rob the tax payer blind.
The Constitution entitles you to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Roe vs. Wade has denied life to some, and government regulations are denying liberty, and their meddling is rapidly making happiness very elusive.
Richard Feuilly is a guest columnist. He is a retired ditch digger and a resident of Weatherford.
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For Steve’s birthday, it was decided that no one could give him a gift that cost over a dollar. Not that we don’t like Steve, or that he isn’t worth more than a dollar, or that we’re extremely cheap (well, it could be that). It’s just that as grown-ups, who needs more stuff?
Black Friday on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a time set apart to thank God for all His blessings. It now appears that stores are trying to get a jump on Christmas shopping by beginning “Black Friday” on Thanksgiving Day! Our culture continues to push a secular agenda on all of us. Now the press of shopping is crowding out a time of personal reflection on the goodness of God.
BYRON YORK: Obama, Dems kept mum about health plan
The journalist Jonathan Cohn, an ardent supporter of Obamacare, recently wrote in The New Republic that problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act should be “an opportunity to have a serious conversation about the law’s trade-offs — the one that should have happened a while ago.”
DONNA BRAZILE: A gift of practical idealism
I was only 3 when President John F. Kennedy died, but I’ll never forget what happened that day as my grandmother and others cried. You see, we were Catholics living down in the then-segregated Deep South. Kennedy was our hope for a better tomorrow.
The way we were
I can hear in my mind’s ear Barbra Streisand’s beautifully haunting song “The Way We Were.” It was a nostalgic, wistful song in a movie of the same name. But sometimes, like now, it reminds me of how far we’ve come.
n the last hours of the government shutdown, the bizarre got even more bizarre. Progressive clergy and low-wage workers affected by the shutdown visited more than a dozen House offices and left a “consensus” letter from religious groups: “As people of faith and conscience, we urge you to place shared democratic values above short-term political expediency, exercise the courage to fund our nation’s government, raise the debt limit without preconditions and get back to work on a faithful budget that serves the common good.”
The women are taking over
The headline in the Washington Post read, “Moderates flex muscle.” Below that were pictures of 12 senators, six from each party, who are helping to forge a bipartisan compromise that would reopen the government and pay its bills. But the story never mentioned a key fact: Five of the 12 are women, three Republicans and two Democrats.
September is just about over, and even though we have most of fall and a small part of winter to go, for some, the end of the year is nigh. For baseball and its fans, for instance, the year ends in October. And for my Jewish friends, the old year ended about three weeks ago and the new year is already here.
The cruel cost of cutting food stamps
Last week Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to slash food stamp spending by $39 billion over 10 years. The next day, the Washington Post ran a picture of a job fair in suburban Maryland. The caption reported that “about 1,000 applicants an hour” streamed into the event searching for work.
How CAIR tried to control what we “never forget” on 9/11
On the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 jihad attacks, John Jamason, of Palm Beach, Fla., posted the following comment on his personal Facebook page:
“Never forget. There is no such thing as radical Islam. All Islam is radical. There may be Muslims who don’t practice their religion, much like others. The Quran is a book that preaches hate.”
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