She's a believer: Unlike the others who have shared their comments, I have seen Mr. Jackson speak at Tea Party rallies. He encourages attendees to think for themselves and not to be hypnotized by their chosen party's leaders — Democrats or Republicans.
I ask Morgan this: Was the rush job of getting the health-care bill passed something that was "right for" you? Did you fall for Pelosi's statement that "we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it"? Is that because you wanted to be loyal to your party and ensure that Obama "accomplished" something during his presidency? Morgan, is your anger directed at Mr. Jackson because you think he is a traitor to black people? Do you think it is possible for blacks to own businesses? Is that something you would like to see more of — or would you prefer black people to continue to be supported by government-run programs that keep them and their children in a certain socioeconomic group? As a black business owner, are you eager to pay the high taxes Democrats want you to pay to run your business?
I'm sure, Morgan, that you and Mr. Jackson share something in common. You both want the best for your families. You want to have the comfort of knowing that Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech was only the beginning of a long history of prosperity, success, happiness and safety of black Americans. Don't vote for a party because your grandparents voted for it. Vote for an amendment or candidate because you know what you are voting for. That's what Mr. Jackson is trying to convey.
Sissy, via the Internet
FILM, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
THE RAINBOW IS NOT ENUF
Watch with your heart: Seeing part of the original years ago, I believe on PBS, and now seeing Perry's adaptation, I can say so far this is the best of his works, and I have seen all but one ["The Rainbow Disconnection," Melissa Anerson]. I saw a part of me in each character, and I believe I am going to buy the novel. I saw the film with my mom and we are still encouraging all — male and female, heck, even families — to go see it and start the dialogue. Maybe you should go see it again with friends or family — and with your heart instead of for money to write an article.
Shawn, via the Internet
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