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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wanted: Moderate Viewpoints

It seems that the political discourse of today is all about two things: liberals and conservatives. Left and Right.

What ever happened to the middle?

What ever happened to being able to respect multiple views and opinions and working to find the common ground?

While I am continually disgusted by right-wing propoganda, I'm starting get really annoyed with left-wing propoganda too.

For example, I feel like PFAW and MoveOn would want to reject anyone who President Bush nominates to the Supreme Court. I got an email today asking to fund efforts to fund propoganda for the rejection of John Roberts. I don't think that's very constructive. The fact of the matter is that Bush is the president and he gets to nominate justices to the Supreme Court.

I don't like it anymore than anyone else but there needs to be some class. The same millions of dollars that are going to be spent on television ads could be spent funding grassroots election campaigns, or public service announments about the role of the Supreme Court in American society.

Dividing government and society between "liberals" and "conservatives" will only serve the narrow interests of whoever is in power at the time.

One thing that we need to remember as Black folk that our future lies not within labels such as liberal or conservative. We must remain focused on our political, scholastic, and economic freedomem and empowerment.

Freedom is neither liberal nor conservative. Justice is neither liberal nor conservative.

We must continue to stand committed to freedom and justice under God.

Emancipated by Talib @ 2:47 PM

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One theory may be that the battle between the Right-wing warriors and the Left-wing warriors is really just a Civil War among Elite White People.

On the Roberts pick, I don't think the issue is that a president can choose anyone he wants. The Senate can also confirm, stall indefinitely, or reject whomever the president sends. Checks and balances

I think the main issue is that we all know that for a variety of reasons - e.g., Roberts' amiableness and credentials, Republican control of the Senate - that he will pass. Blowing a hugh amount of money to stop it is a waste of time.

Both Left and Right are marketing this thing to their bases as a form of fundraising, so they can fill up their bank accounts for the NEXT Supreme Court Seat fight.

We shouldn't get too mad about the Left-wing fundraising letters that overstep this Roberts nomination. We haven't seen the Right-wing fundraising letters out there that clearly overstep too.

Posted by Blogger Quintus Jett @ Thursday, July 21, 2005 5:41:00 PM #

I think the more plausible theory is the one about Elite White people locked in a Civil War.

Kinda seems like that's always been the case eh?

Posted by Blogger AAFD @ Friday, July 22, 2005 9:19:00 AM #

I think what the politicians and the professional advocates are doing on both sides is providing an argument for disengagement, regardless of color.

If Roberts is about to get confirmed for life anyway, why all the drumbeats and hype, like this were the Superbowl? Why all the fundraising?

To keep the same game going, I guess. The game serves best those who are already on the playing field.

Posted by Blogger Quintus Jett @ Friday, July 22, 2005 9:33:00 AM #
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