What is prompting my latest rant is last week, we hosted a friend and he returned to liberal New York State boasting about his visit. Unfortunately, as in the game telephone, things can gain a new life and this prompted an email from one of my guest's listening audience and my response.
Subject: Couldn't help but notice ...
I am in receipt of your email and quite honestly I find no humor in it. I found it highly offensive. If you wish to have a policy debate, I require one simple rule, which is total civility. As for other items you wrote in your missive, I will answer each as follows:
On behalf of the citizens of South Carolina, we welcome visitors of all persuasions, whether we agree with their politics, especially when they freely spend their dollars on our goods and services. Thank you.
As for the photo gallery, you will note that the last picture posted was more than 2 years ago. Updating the photo gallery is time consuming and labor intensive, of which I have let slide. However, I do not choose pictures based upon a person's sex or ethnic background. What was sent to me is what was posted. Additionally, since the website is limited on space, I have chosen to allow the gallery to lapse and in time will remove it, since members found other areas of the site more important than that page.
Your 3 vacation visits to our Palmetto State does not equal my 11 years of living here. There are a large number of Conservatives residing here of all ethnic backgrounds, of which the black population is a growing member. Perfect example, Representative Tim Scott. Until recently, Democrats have controlled politics in SC and Georgia and mandated that in order for anything to happened it would have to go through the Democratic cronies in power. Voter intimidation was rampant and local councils cowed local black churches into convincing their congregation to vote Democratic. This has slowly changed over the past 20 years, which is why recently that Black Conservatives have had the courage to come forward. I refer you to:
Rowena Booker of SCBCM and Andrew Walker of the SC Frederick Douglass Foundation are good friends of mine.
If you visit my radio show page you will find numerous shows wherein various Black Conservatives were special guests or had called in as listeners. Feel free to peruse the show archives available at http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/Southern-Sense
Next, I will address your "gun-toting" remark. It is obvious you do not believe the 2nd Amendment is a valid right under the Constitution. It has been upheld as lately as 2 years ago in District of Columbia Vs. Heller and McDonald Vs. City of Chicago in the Supreme Court. In fact the defendant in the Chicago case was black, who exercised his 2nd Amendment right in defending his home from a criminal invasion. If we were to repeal the 2nd Amendment then the only people with guns would be the criminals and the police state. That would work well when you find your home invaded by an armed person against whom you have no defense. Try dialing 911 and using that to stop the path of a bullet. By the way, every household in Switzerland has a firearm and this year they overwhelmingly voted to keep them over the threat of the upcoming UN Small Arms Treaty. Remember, if there was a licensed gun owner on the LIRR train on December 7, 1993 when Colin Fergueson walked down the aisle executing 6 innocent passengers and injuring 19 others, a lot fewer people would have died or been injured. By the way, the last time I went to the firing range, the range officer was black and several of the customers were also minorities.
Lastly, as to your comment on the Angry White Man Express in reference to the Tea Party Express, I don't think you can place that label on the following individuals:
Llyod Marcus - Tea Party Express
Andrea Shea King - Tea Party Express & Blog Talk Radio
Lenny McAllister - Hip Hop Republican & Author of Diary of a Mad Black PYC, Proud Young Conservative
Wayne Bradley - Conservative Is Cool & Blog Talk Radio
Emery McClellon - founder, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tea Party & Veteran
James Tapscott - founder, Riamona, Calif Tea Party & Veteran
Thomas Smith - The Invisible Conservative on Blog Talk Radio & founder of CAFE Media (Conservative American Freedom Entertainment MEDIA)
Wesley Swimp - Project 21
and I can go on...
If you continue attacks on opposing viewpoints using vitriolic rhetoric, then I can understand why you get banned from websites. Once again, I urge civil and logical debate. Only with this type of debate can our nation move forward and out of the morass that BOTH parties have placed us and regain our exceptional standing in the world as the greatest nation ever created.
PS - I thought you might find this site interesting: http://www.wayneperryman.com/Blog/tabid/63/EntryID/15/Default.aspx
Reverend Perryman and the Black Republican Party are suing the DNC and President Obama for racism. Remember, despite the twisted way schools are currently teaching history, it cannot change the facts of which are:
In 1957 the Republicans presented Civil Rights legislation that, then Senator Lyndon Johnson consistently blocked. Later, President Lyndon Johnson at first opposed the legislation, until he realized the powerful voting block that the Democrats could exploit if he passed the bill, thus usurp the claim that the Democrats are the party of Civil Rights. In his book "Daddy King and Me", Judge Murray Silver, stated the Martin Luther King Sr and Jr were both Republicans among other assertions that the majority of Northerners going to the South to fight for Civil Rights were Republicans. In fact, the civil rights leaders could not name one liberal Northerner in the fight. (Judge Silver is a personal friend. He served under Governor Jimmy Carter as a Democrat and was appointed to the Federal Bench under President Jimmy Carter)
Democratic claims of being the party of Civil Rights fly falsely in the face of the fact that the Republican Party was formed originally on the Abolitionist base and was the primary movement for the Civil War and freedom of the slaves. Up until the end of the Civil War the Cherokee Nation continued to hold slaves of both black and white races. To date, no one has demanded reparations, much less an apology. Additionally, many descendents of those slave have the right to declare Cherokee heritage and privileges, of which the Cherokee Nation is still fighting to deny.
PPS - I appreciate you divulging your full name.