I didn't read the part about the Tilden - Hayes compromise. You know the one that gave good old Rutherford the White House, but in return pulled federal troops stationed in the south for the sole purpose of protecting blacks during reconstruction. This action paved the way for 90 years of jim crow laws and de jure segregation.
I can respect my enemies, but not when they pretend to be my friends. West is in over his head.
Yeah...then he forgets to mention that those southern Democrats were conservatives. So much for the "truth."
Blacks won't believe him because they've been sheep for too long. Hey minorities, there is a difference between a hand out and a hand up. You've been propagandized for so long, your hand is permanently "out".
Unfortunately when it comes to racism both parties have done some shameful things. As for the Republicans, they were for equality before they were against it and the Democrats were against it before they were for it. It is well known that when Nixon wanted to win the southern vote he courted the Democrats who were against school integration and they subsequently joined the Republican party. Neither party can be too proud of their history in this regard. We have to remember that this is not a party issue but an American issue.
Republicans were formed to defend Liberty, and therefore ended slavery. Republicans, specifically conservatives and libertarian types, are still for Liberty, and therefore want no part of Obama's marxist dystopia.
Democrats have resisted liberty all along, and have almost destroyed the black family unit in most big cities, thanks to "progressive" policies.
When it comes to racism, Republicans have the only record that has ever shown positive results. The Progressives live to see racism injected into everything, so they can fan the flames of divisiveness and anger, which gives them their power base.
The issue for America is: when will we end this disastrous, prosperity-killing, progressive experiment?
The past is important but who are the ones saying,"If I had my choice between a minotity doc and a White doc I'd choose the White doc,", who are the ones saying" African American should choose pay check over food stamps?" who are the ones makinfg illegal immigration a Latino vs White? all of these are comming from the party of priciples the Republicans. I want a Repulican mayor and town council and a police force which won't be too afraid of being called racist if they ask a Hispanic Hip Hopper to turn his or her music to a level which his or her neighbor in the computer three houses down feels he or she is sitting on their over priced subwoofer powered by an over powered over priced car stereo I'm a proud Anglo Hispanic male from SLC Ut my sen. Orin Hatch pictured on this page seems to think all on government sevices of which I'm against take drugs How many RTepublicans have said<"Test all welfare mothers for drugs." Get rid of welfare and treat all like White males and tell subscribers to this web site to quit sending the email which states that a fairy grants a Mexican immagrant three wishes first two giving him something of wealth but when he (the Mexican immigrant) wishes to be White everything is taken away as the pervert who originated this email thinks that only White people work for what they get tell that to my Mexican immigrant wife of whon I've just recently been told would work of the clock to clean her division so as it the laundry in a down town SL hotel will no longer be a fire hazzard or the men who man the taco stands and sell their wives tamales Maybe when the modern Republican party lives up to the image of the Lincoln Repunlican party not the Jeff Davis Demoratic party I will registor as a Republican and do as I did in 96 and 2000 and vote Republican
Wow, is this guy sucking up or what? If you trace his genealogy I will bet he has a family member that was described as " A beloved pet". Seriously is this guy twisted or what? I have never seen someone miss there masters hands so gently and so frequently before....
How we let the Democrats hijacked the message is stunning. This should teach all of us what they will do to keep the oppress oppressed.
Rep. West is a true patriot. God Bless him.
Before I comment about this most hateful person, I must do the research. I trust nothing that comes out of his mouth.
West is on Fox right now. He voted AGAINST the tax and unemployment extensions today. Good for him! People can already sit on their back pockets or 99 wks collecting unemployment! Not that it pays enough to really live on. One of my former co-workers got laid off, but he and his wife have a small business, so he only applied for crap jobs he had no interest in or was way overqualified for, just to meet the requirement. 99 wks he collected unemployment while his small business thrived! I'm sure he's not the only one.
The seven Black Republicans he named are featured in a Courrier and Ives Print on the cover of David Barton's indispensable guide - American History in Black and White
That speech should be shown in every classroom. History in 15 minutes or less.
But, of course it won't be.
Love this guy. I want him on the national stage. VP is a good start. Knowing our history is so important for our future. Education cannot be trusted to the state. Abolish the Department of education. Return control back to the communities.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell
Steadfast and loyal Lt.Col West. Oorah!!
This is excellent. If he isn't our VP in 2012, then he should immediately be promoted to Speaker. There are few people out there who are as brilliant, bold or eloquent. I would happily vote for him as our first black president (in 2016). This man gets it.
Apparently, Congressman West took it upon himself to investigate the party before becoming part of it. Damn shame so many liberals, especially black Americans, fail to do the same.
The DemonRats have successfully sterilized that part of US history and in having done so have seemingly guaranteed the DemonRats an entire voting block that will never change in proportionate numbers their voting pattern.
From this point forward it certainly looks as if that voting block will contribute to the enslavement of themselves by the very people that sterilized the truth. Ignorant, unplyable dolts all of them.
It's a shame that the people who most need to hear that speech will never hear it. Keeping them blind to the truth keeps them enslaved by government. The truth would set them free. Gee, where have I heard that before?
"A general should never be taking fire from behind", George Washington. How many Republican leaders can we apply that to?
God bless Allen West for talking about the history of democrat racism on the house floor.
I have immense respect for Col. West. A soldier, a statesman, and most importantly, a truth teller.
My dream team for the offices of President and Vice-President, Palin/West. The nations leadership would be in constitutional conservative hands for the next 16 years.
This is the message that needs to be trumpeted over, and over, and over until "people of color" finally get it. They are living a lie, supporting a lie, donating to the lie, contributing to their own demise with lies, and being taken advantage of daily.
Turn a blind eye to the lie folks. Extricate yourself from the plantations, once and for all. Stop enslaving yourselves and allowing yourselves to be enslaved. It also hurts the rest of us. Save yourselves and save the rest of us too. Vote for freedom. It is world history's most consistent road to prosperity.
If you can't find that road, check with West and get a map. He obviously has a pristine copy.
You won't hear excerpts of this speech in the main street media (aka Socialist-democratic American Pravda).
He borrowed heavily from a speech made by Wayne Perryman and shown right here at TRS. Here's the link, since I saved it.
No arguement with your comment, Mike. Since the info West spoke on is in the public domain, you or I could have written that speech!
The reason it carries so much weight is because it is West delivering it, not Perryman or you or me.
As most speakers do, Col. West injected his own personality, views, and voice into the speech. Mr. Perryman gave a simular speech about 5 months ago, and I watched it here as well. Col West took it much further.
For two high profile men to give speeches covering simular ground can only HELP keep the message out in front, my friend.
As a counter point, imagine what Maxine"I see racists everywhere" Waters would say! She wants blacks to STAY on the plantations SHE and her ilk own. She wants freedom for her people only if she, Jackson, Sharpton, etc. are the overseers!
Many of my successful, black policyholders have been speeking this message since 2009. It is nice to hear the truth being spoken in those circles.
Rough, but stable. In the past 4 years, I'd say our income is down about 20% but, like I said. It has stablized some.
Amen to that, my friend! The more black folks spreading the real truth, the better! While I have passed along many of West's and Perryman's points over the years, the truths they address carry more power and weight coming from such fine men of color speaking to other people of color. It is much more effective then hearing it from an aged white man like me.
So, Marine, you are in the insurance trade? How is business in this economy? Just being nosy, Mike.
I had to pause my Rush Limbaugh internet radio to listen to the great Allen West. Glad I did.
HEY FOX BUSINESS NETWORK! You cancelled some pretty good shows this week. Need ratings? Then offer Allen West, JC Watts, and Alfonzo Rachel a program on FBN centered on successful Americans in business, especially those success stories that go against the popular culture.
NOOOO! You know NO tv host, no matter what the platform, will ever become president. We need Congressman Lt. Col. West to be just that.
They could interview Thomas Sowell, Charles Payne, Star Parker & Angela McGlowan - just to name a few ~
Exactly! Funny how the Cosby Show is still today the only show about a black family that did not succumb to the liberal view of how a black family should behave. All the silly stereotypes about black people all come from liberal democrats. That is why great Americans like Charles Payne, Star Parker, Allen West, etc. are considered "Uncle Tom"s. Not because they go against the black culture, but because they go against the liberal view of what the black culture means.
Case in point is ebonics. That is a term the liberals tried to force down our throats. The term is incorrect. I agree that there is a cultural language that is so full of slang that it makes learning difficult. BUT, it is not a black cultural language. It is an URBAN language. The term should have been "urbonics". More white urban kids naturally speak "urbonics" than black suburban or rural kids. Heck, even rap and the hip hop culture is not black, it's urban.
But it is the liberal insistence that blacks are "different", different enough to have their own language, that they become "surprised" when a black person speaks fluently without slang. Notice that only liberals are surprised by this, regardless of what Chris Rock joked about regarding Colin Powell.
Great speech by Bill Cosby.
I was living in CA when all that claptrap about teaching ebonics came about. I'll never forget some of the interviews they did with black students (I believe it was at Berserkely) who were absolutely offended by the idea. They said it made it sound like they were too stupid to learn!