Posts tagged ‘Civil Rights’

November 13, 2015

Updated: What Was All of That Fuss Back in the 1960’s?

by lewwaters

Civil Rights 2I was born and raised a Southerner, coming of age during the Civil Rights era of the 1960’s when cities were still segregated, Whites on one side of the railroad tracks, and Blacks on the other side in much less maintained neighborhoods.

Much of my formative years was less than three blocks from those tracks with a highly prejudiced Dad frequently ranting about how the Black people needed to “just stay in their place,” while I looked around our own roach-infested shack that was no better than we could see when looking across the tracks.

I can’t say that he hated Black people as did others, he was more stuck in what he was raised believing on somehow, Whites were supposedly better and “it’s just the way things are.”

Couldn’t prove it to me in how he supported us.

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July 15, 2013

An Acquittal, Race-Baiting and Lynch Mob Hysteria

by lewwaters

Lynching 3It comes as little surprise to see George Zimmerman acquitted of the charges of second degree murder and manslaughter in the shooting of Trayvon Martin in Florida last year. From day one, the evidence to support such an allegation just wasn’t there and none presented during the trial did anything to disprove Zimmerman’s claims.

My initial concerns of him receiving a fair trial were in the forefront of my thoughts during the trial, seeing many from the judge going in favor of the prosecution, but in the end, justice prevailed and Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges.

At least, in a court of law he was acquitted. A heavily biased media whipped the Black Community and Liberals into a frenzy since they first made the case national news, editing audio to make Zimmerman sound racist, portraying Martin as an innocent 12 year-old simply buying Skittles and even trying to portray Zimmerman as White, changing that label to White Hispanic when his true ethnicity came out.

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December 2, 2012

Barack Obama Commemorates Rosa Parks With a Photo of Himself

by lewwaters

I ever there was any doubt that Barack Obama is indeed a narcissist, putting out a photo of himself sitting inside a bus similar to the one Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on back in 1955 should settle that question. That was 6 years before Obama was even born.

Obama, Rosa Parks

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October 26, 2012

Politichicks Exposes Liberal Racism Against Black Conservatives

by lewwaters

For all of the “tolerance” and “Equal Rights” we continue to hear from Liberals, once again we see that to a Liberal, Blacks in America are expected to remain locked down on their plantation, denied their right to freely think or believe as they see fit.

H/T Politichicks TV

Kira Davis exposes the dark underbelly of the left in that out of a group of conservatives who appeared at the MSNBC studio during the DNC Convention, she, the ONLY Black person in group of conservatives, is ousted and “banned for life” because she dared exercise free thought and will, expressing her preference for our next president.

This is a pattern well known among Black Conservatives who are frequently silenced by the leftists within the lamestream media.

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February 7, 2012

PETA Sues SeaWorld Claiming Whales Civil Rights Violated (Updated)

by lewwaters

UPDATE: Judge Tosses Whale Civil Rights Case I still have to wonder why he even heard it

Just when I think the left can’t appear any more insane than they ordinarily are, sure as rain one of their groups step up and show me just insane the left can really be. As if we didn’t see enough leftwing insanity when Portland, Oregon city commissioner Dan Salzman declared “Trees have rights” or some dingbat female in Seattle, Washington decided she was having a “Gay Wedding” to a female building, we now see PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) suing SeaWorld in San Diego, California claiming, “animals enjoy the same constitutional protection against slavery as human beings.”

Judge in San Diego hears both sides in killer whale slavery case

PETA’s attorney, and yes, some slip & fall ambulance chasing lawyer actually took the case argued before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Miller, “captured killer whales are treated like slaves for being forced to live in tanks and perform daily at its parks in San Diego and Orlando, Fla.”

Miller listened to both sides argue their case Monday Feb 6, 2012 for about an hour before announcing he would render a decision at a later date.

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November 16, 2011

So Choose Another Baker and Show Your Tolerance of Others Beliefs

by lewwaters

The Iowa Supreme Court legalized same Sex Marriage in April 2009.

Did they also invalidate the First Amendment right to freedom of religious expression?

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Is it really a civil rights violation if you, a private business owner, decline to do business with someone based upon your religious convictions?

With the issue once again being pushed in Washington State, does 10% of the population have a right to dictate to 90% of the population that their private businesses will do business with them, regardless of personal convictions?

Christian Baker Faces Boycott For Refusing to Make Lesbian Cake

November 1, 2010

Do you really know your party?

by lewwaters
January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. In Democrat Stronghold, Chicago, Illinois, Aug. 1966

by lewwaters

Much is known and repeated about the ill-treatment Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. received in Southern States as he led the fight for equal rights for Blacks against Democrats in the South.

Today, many wrongfully claim that after his death, Southern Democrat bigots ran to the Republican party to continue their prejudice. Truth doesn’t matter, just paint the GOP as anti-Black.

Little is ever said about when King moved North to Chicago, Illinois, an area that was strongly Democrat then and remains so today. Listen closely to Dr. Kings words in the video, after he was hit in the neck by a rock thrown by a Democrat in Chicago during the Gage Park protest, summer 1966.

From a subsequent Meet The Press interview,

(Page 385, A testament of hope: the essential writings and speeches of Martin Luther … By Martin Luther King, James Melvin Washington)

King is also quoted as saying, “I think the people from Mississippi ought to come to Chicago to learn how to hate.”

Last I heard, Democrats from the Chicago area remain Democrats and never rushed to the Republican Party.

The Democratic Party Owes Blacks An Apology

July 22, 2009

No Violation Of Civil Rights At Esther Short Park Farmers Market

by lewwaters


It seems a misunderstanding, or miscommunication occurred last Saturday, July 18 at the Esther Short Park Farmers Market. Understandably, this upset some people, primarily political candidates and some from political parties that set up in the free Public Information Area at the NW corner of Esther Short Park.

It was said that a Farmers Market official told these candidates “they had been banished from the Farmers Market Area and would have to move to the far away NE corner of Esther Short Park next to Vancouver Commons.” Or at least, that is how some took it.

It was reported that this official said, “the City Manager had issued a directive banning PIAs from the Farmers Market Area.”

Another person representing one of the political parties said she arrived and found it odd that vendors were setting up where the PIA’s usually set up. As she was setting up, the mother of one of the candidates came over to inform her that the PIA’s, Freedom Row they call it, had been moved and she felt she should know before the set-up was finished.

Some of the Political candidates returned to the NW corner to set up their tables, vowing they would remain and exercise their right to be there.

As I first said, this is all due to a miscommunication that could have been easily resolved.

I emailed the City Manager, Pat McDonnell to ask about any such “directive” on banning PIA’s from the NW corner of Esther Short Park. He replied to me, “I think there were some miscommunication and some construction issues that caused the confusion…We did not issue a directive banning this from the Farmers Market Area.”

He further told me that the Program & Event Coordinator for the City of Vancouver would send me a more detailed explanation of what happened and why. Below is her email I received,

I would like to explain the confusion and miscommunication that took place last week regarding the Public Information Area in Esther Short Park.”

Due to both the addition of the Friday Night Market and the need to relocate some Farmer’s Market vendor booths that were displaced as a result of gas line work being done on 6th Street, the Farmer’s Market obtained a permit to use the grass along the north side of Esther Short Park and 8th St.”

As you know, the PIA has traditionally been located in the NW corner of Esther Short Park immediately adjacent to the Farmer’s Market on Esther St. To ensure that the designated Public Information Area for Esther Short Park remained adjacent to the Farmer’s Market, careful work was done to locate the PIA adjacent to the Farmer’s Market’s new permitted area inside the park. New signage was created to ensure clarity that the PIA was not gone, just temporarily moved.”

My understanding is that the Farmer’s Market did not occupy the area in which they were newly permitted last weekend. This caused confusion about the PIA since the new-signed area now appeared to be yards away from the Market as well as its original location. I believe there may have also been some confusion with the Market’s staff in regards to the movement of the PIA and their obligation to inform the public of this move.”

In the future, you can be assured, the PIA in Esther Short Park will always be immediately adjacent to the Farmer’s Market, not yards away! There may still be a few weeks where the Farmer’s Market needs to be in Esther Short Park due to the continued work on the gas line.”

To clarify, the Public Information Area in Esther Short Park is a designated area that individuals and/or organizations may set-up tables and/or canopy tents for the purpose of passing out and/or displaying information. The PIA is by no means the only location where individuals can disseminate information to the public. A person can, at any time, talk with people and pass out literature on any public right-of-way (sidewalk), but they may not block that right-of-way. Since they cannot set-up a table and/or tent in a public right-of-way, we created the PIA in Esther Short Park. The PIA in Esther Short Park is the only space besides the playground area that may not be reserved/rented for an event.”

Rest assured, it appears our Civil Rights remain intact and political candidates of both parties, as well as information booths of both parties, will still be there next to the Farmers Market on Saturdays.

On a related measure, a vendor who objected to another booth set up by a particular religion confronted the lady who I spoke of above. As she said,

Aside from a personal bias against that particular religion, he was also very bigoted about ‘separation of church and state’ meaning that religious speech should not be allowed in a public park. That is a quieter but more insidious threat to our freedoms than anything about where we are located in the park.”

I have to agree with her on stifling anyone’s freedom of speech to speak of their religion in public. No one has to listen to them and they are free to walk away, just as we are if anti-religious people speak out in public or political candidates we disagree with.

Freedom is precious and if we wish to retain ours, we must accept that others also have the freedom to speak out, even if we are offended.