Monday, January 21, 2013
RTAmerica: Video: Barack Obama's Presidency: "Martin Luther King III: We Are Losing Our Liberties": How To Expand Individual Freedom To All Americans
When it comes to individual freedom with Barack Obama's Presidency, the main issues I have with him as far as where he's come up short. Are in the areas of the War on Terror, like the Patriot Act as it relates to the Fourth Amendment. Indefinite Detention which on its face looks Unconstitutional and the War on Drugs where if anything President Obama has expanded it. As it relates to marijuana and the marijuana raids, so my issues as it relates to individual freedom. Have to do with civil liberties but if you listen to what Martin L. King the III had to say in this video but how to. Reduce poverty in America and expand freedom to all Americans as it relates to education. Job training for low skilled workers and entrepreneurship so all Americans can have the freedom. To take care of themselves, thats where President Obama is politically and a lot of what his. Message is as it relates to economics, along with things like infrastructure investment and creating a. National energy policy that gets us off of foreign oil by investing in American natural resources with. A whole menu of natural resources that we have in this country.
As much as right wingers like to label Barack Obama as some big tax and spend Progressive-Socialist. That wants to grow the Federal Government indefinitely and transform America into Europe or something. He's simply not and when it comes to economics he's a classical Liberal-Democrat someone who believes. In economic freedom but that it should be for all Americans and not the special few and as much as some right wingers. Don't like President Obama because they believe he's a Socialist, Progressive-Democrats don't like the President. Because he's not a Socialist, the President is in a no win situation with the fringes in this country. And should stop trying to win them over.
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There were at least two reasons for Dr. King’s message of non-violence. One, that he actually believed in it. And I’m not trying to suggest that he didn’t, but the other had a political component to it. He knew that for him and his movement to accomplish what it wanted which was equality and civil rights for all Americans, that he needed more than just African-Americans behind him. That he needed Americans of other races. Because he was facing a simple numbers game.
That African-Americans at least to this point were a relatively small minority. And that they couldn’t go up against even just Anglo-Saxon Southerners who had most of the power down South, on their own. And that he also need positive media attention and not look like violent radicals, or anarchists. But serious intelligent people who had a message for the entire country and that they needed their support. Which is how he was able to bring in so many non-African Americans to his movement.
I’m not trying to say that Dr. King was a true pacifist and that if America was under attack from another country, that it shouldn’t fight back and that would be just one example. But he did have a pacifist approach when it came to the civil rights movement. He directed his people and marchers to simply just take it, for lack of a better phrase. Put up with the violence which help get out the message of what his movement was facing from the Anglo-Saxon racist establishment in America. Especially from the South. That way to fight back was to show the opposition for what they really were. Which were radical violent racists and win legal and policy battles.