by Brandon Brice
Caution should be in place for all those who are making reservations for the Obama inaugural. Those of us who still believe in some resemblance of a Democratic Republic based on capitalistic principles that says hard work should be awarded rather than the increasing socialism offered in the Obama plan, remember as the old folks use to say, if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
The fallacy of throwing our eggs in one basket is a lesson African Americans still seem to not heed. If politicians have the endorsement of every prominent person in America, people forget the voters haven’t spoken yet and I thought we lived in a Democracy. What one tells a poll taker and what one votes for may be two different things as Governor L. Douglas Wilder learned in Virginia. What minorities may not appreciate is that if every black person voted for Obama that is likely still less than 12% of the population and probable voter pool.
People are bantering about the riot which will ensue if Obama doesn’t win or the resignation of defeat which will keep folks from ever wanting to try it again. The media’s unwillingness to adequately vet candidates has allowed us to have running for the highest office in the land those about whom many valid questions exists. The smearing and threats to those who dare ask questions is reminiscent of Gestapo tactics as is the devotion to Das Fuhrer. The Fairness Doctrine has been bantered about and used for each side’s purpose with so much noise pollution it is deafening.
That some would dare impugn the mind of a man who was imprisoned for five years on a mission for his country simply because he didn’t finish first in his class (though the last graduate of a medical school is still called doctor) is as reprehensible as not voting for someone simply because he is black (one drop is all it takes per the constitution’s original founders).
When the final votes are counted and the Electoral College findings confirmed we will have a new leader. Hopefully both sides will grow up and reach across the table to unite this great country joining together appreciating as we are so fond of saying, “G-d Bless America” and all that dwell within her as well as those without. We understand from history that bigger government is not the answer, but in many respects the ultimate problem. Socialism has been tested throughout history and has failed, so I ask the American people why are we returning to this system?
~Brandon Brice is a Harlem, NY resident and contributor to HipHopRepublican.com for years this Howard University' graduate was Chairman of that campus' Republican Chapter. Mr. Brice also holds an Economics degree from Rutgers University, was a former Eagleton Institute of Politics Fellow in the state of New Jersey , as well as a fellow in the New Jersey State Assembly Minority Office in Trenton , NJ. Brice has worked as a Policy Assistant for the Honorable le Dennis Hastert during his US Congressional tenure as Speaker of the House. In addition, served as a fellow with the Under Secretary of Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations.