HELLO HAPPY PEOPLE!
The next time someone tells you that America owes the descendants of slaves reparations for slavery and years economic injustice.
Just ask them this question, "Who owes reparation to the descendants of the men - who never owned a slave - but died to end slavery?"
Thousands of widows and orphans of men killed in the battles - to first save the Union and then after 1863's Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves - lost their homes and farms when their sons, brothers and husbands never returned from Vicksburg, Nashville, Mobile Bay, Bull Run, Shiloh Meeting House, Cold Harbor, Andersonville, Charolettesville, Atlanta, Chicamauga or Gettysburg.
Nobody owes anyone anything today.
The books were balanced in blood long ago.
Today's message is this.
Use your talents, gifts, grit and gristle.
Become as successful as you can.
Everyone is entitled to life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness.
End of story.
This doesn't make me a cold-hearted, mean-spirited "racist."
It makes me a Commonsensetarian.
Does the American Dream work? It does if you do!
Ask Oprah, Colin Powell, Bill Cosby, Alan West, Thurgood Marshall, Clarence Thomas, Herman Cain, Muhammad Ali, David Stewart, John H. Johnson, Michael Jordan, Derek Jetter, Condeleeza Rice, Louis Black, Will Smith, Eddie Murphy, Halle Barry...need more examples?
Pick up a copy of Black Entrepreneur. It's full of success stories about success strivers!
Or, people can choose to keep on sucking at the breast of Federal government dependency on the New Plantation. They can sop up free government gravy with the crumbs of individual irresponsibility. They can even wallow in the swamp of self-pity that Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the abetting Progressive Democrats like to refill with racial divisiveness and class envy every chance they get.
It's time for every American of every race, color, age and creed to write their own Declaration of Individual Independence And Personal Reponsibility and get themselves and America on the road to success again.
United we stand...divided we fall.
Birk, Commonsensetarian, Citizen of the Republic and a Mob of One
PS: I'll bet you a 6" Subway sandwich and a COKE Zero that Frederick Douglas would agree with me.