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Demographic Timebomb?

Reality suggests that is not even close to the truth.

According to the Pew study, about 15 percent of new marriages in 2010 crossed racial or ethnic lines, double the rate from three decades ago. Intermarriages comprise 8 percent of all marriages now, up from just 3 percent in 1980. And most Americans tell pollsters they are untroubled at the prospect of intermarriage in their own family.

“In the past half century, intermarriage has evolved from being illegal, to being taboo, to being merely unusual,” said Paul Taylor, director of the Pew Research Center. “With each passing year, it becomes less unusual. . . . The face of the country is changing, and behaviors are changing with it.” …

As intermarriage rates have grown, attitudes have changed dramatically. In a 1986 Roper Poll, two-thirds of the people said they could never imagine themselves marrying someone from a different race. In a 2009 Pew poll,  just 6 percent of whites and 3 percent of blacks said they would not accept an interracial marriage in their family.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/intermarriage-rates-soar-as-stereotypes-fall/2012/02/15/gIQAvyByGR_story.html?hpid=z2&tid=sm_twitter_washingtonpost

Equality is Unconstitutional…according to Liberal judges

On Thursday, a federal appeals court, dividing along ideological lines in an 8-to-7 ruling, struck down a provision of the Michigan state constitution prohibiting racial preferences in state college admissions, in Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. Regents of the University of Michigan.

Voters added Article 1, Section 26 to the Michigan State Constitution in 2006, to ban racial discrimination and preferences in government contracts, employment, and education. The appeals court declared that it violated the federal Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause for a state to require its state universities to treat students equally regardless of race, and to drop racial preferences in college admissions. (The University of Michigan has a history of discriminating against whites and Asians in admissions; in 2003, the Supreme Court struck down its undergraduate admissions policy, while upholding its law school admissions policy.) ….

Looks as if this will be heading to the Supreme Court….the inevitable march toward “equal protection under the law” continues. Walter Hudson cites individual liberty and trade as common elements to the cohesiveness of our society. It is the norm that all relations should be based on regardless of race or even gender.

Prejudice is not inherently racist, and loose accusations of racism based on isolated perceptions of prejudice are premature. Words have meaning, and we have different words to describe distinct concepts. Prejudice, bigotry, and racism are not interchangeable. While prejudice can be innocent and even reasonable in certain contexts, bigotry is the irrational maintenance of a prejudice in light of evidence to the contrary. Bigotry can be informed by a multitude of factors, of which race is only one. Racism is what we call bigotry informed by race.

These distinctions are important in any intellectually honest discussion of race relations. When prejudice, bigotry, and racism are used interchangeably, it is evidence that the discussion is not honest…..snip

Suspicion and hostility is fostered whenever public policy treats people unjustly, such as when one race is granted preferential treatment over another. It doesn’t matter whether it’s whites being treated preferentially under Jim Crow, or blacks being treated preferentially under affirmative action, the injustice and resulting cultural degradation are the same……..snip

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a world where people were treated equally under the law, and judged by one another according to the content of their character. Such a world requires the condition of liberty, where people may only deal with each other in trade, not by force. Absent the fear and distrust which manifest in a system of political favoritism, people are incentivized to deal with each other respectfully. Free association can never deprive anyone of anything. Force can, however, and therefore ought to be removed from human relationships. That’s what proper government does. True concern for racial equality can only manifest in a vigorous defense of individual rights. Those who mindlessly seek civil rights in opposition to objectively derived individual rights seek tyranny, not equality, and deserve to be regarded as the agitators they are.

In my humble opinion, there are two guarantees in the Bill of Rights and our Constitution that stand out, freedom of speech and equal rights under the law. Nothing is more important to our way of life than these. When it comes to those two issues, the Democrats are less than democratic. Using race and gender grievance groups to further a political agenda and retain power does not serve our country’s best interests.

open thread……

open thread….

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17 Comments

  1. time for Obama to step up and be the president of ALL the people…..not just the grievance groups

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/11/19/boehners_wise_play_116200.html#.UKqkQvr55JI.twitter

  2. “Elmo actor Kevin Clash resigns amid sex allegation”

    http://news.yahoo.com/elmo-actor-kevin-clash-resigns-amid-sex-allegation-162603932.html

    Three decades of entertaining children at an end because of a false accusation.

    • But, he did pay the other guy to recant….what was he thinking? Never pay, not ever when being blackmailed.

    • Another guy popped out of the woodwork….

      […]But today, TMZ.com claimed a second man has accused Clash of initiating a relationship 20 years ago, when the man was 15, and has now sued him for $5 million, claiming he had only recently become aware of “adverse psychological and emotional effects.”

      The coverage was too much for Sesame, which did not address the latest allegations in its statement.[…]

      http://bluecollarphilosophy.com/2012/11/second-accuser-in-elmo-sex-scandal-was-also-underage-kevin-clash-resigns/

  3. Susan Estrich not happy over class warfare and higher taxes…. LOL 😀
    doesn’t think BO has a mandate….won by 2.5% does not a mandate make…

    http://www.creators.com/opinion/susan-estrich/the-mandate-to-raise-taxes-on-the-rich.html

  4. CNET has learned that Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes warrantless access to Americans’ e-mail, is scheduled for next week.

    Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge. (CNET obtained the revised draft from a source involved in the negotiations with Leahy.)

    A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.

    http://nakeddc.com/

  5. Carole

    Lynn II and the rest of you well informed birdies. What do you think of what I heard on the radio today saying Obama will be elected for a third term and maybe beyond?

    • Unless the law is changed, no way will that ever happen.

    • Annie's Mom

      Dear Carole…don’t believe eveything you hear or read…we may have lost a battle, but we haven’t lost the war….

  6. Taxpayers scammed on a daily basis …..

    The Florida socialite at the centre of the David Petraeus sex scandal took multiple flights on military aircraft at taxpayers expenses, it was claimed today.

    Jill Kelley even reportedly flew to Washington D.C. with General John Allen – the military commander she is said to have exchanged tens of thousands of emails with while he was in Afghanistan.

    It is not known why Kelley, 37, flew to the U.S. capital with Allen but it has emerged that in recent months she has had three visits to the White House.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235838/Jill-Kelley-flew-military-planes-taxpayers-expense.html#ixzz2CpBN46Ds

  7. Carole

    Is this what we are in for with Obamacare? I hope the fight to revise it or do away with it doesn’t stop. According to some republican govenors the Obama administration still has not responded to them about rules for setting up the exchanges for Obamacare, what the cost will be, and how the government will help finance the cost for it in all the states. Those governors are afraid that their states will be left holding the bag for the cost because of the financial cliff, all the taxes coming up and that the federal government is virtually broke.

    http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/11/a-canadian-perspective-of-socialized-medicine-2524836.html

  8. I am so sad….I have a friend who lives in Gaza….not able to contact her…I have friends who live in Ramallah (the West Bank) and friends in Israel….I had great hopes for Fayyed and the Palestinians….if the PA wasn’t so damned corrupt I believe he could have changed so much for the people……Hamas uses their people as shields in a proxy war instigated by Iran because it makes great PR for the anti-semites. Islamic jihadists are sick and have killed more of their own because of ignorance and fundamentalism than all the bombs and drones put together.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/bomb_attack_on_bus_in_tel_aviv_at_rRf0Vf4hnB8DeIQhfVEEOL

  9. I never shop on Black Friday nor do I frequent Wal-Mart. This week I’m doing both, even if I only buy a pack of gum.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/11/black-friday-walmart-protests-reek-of-obama-white-house/

  10. […]“I hope people see Hamas for what it is, and that is using their own people as human shields,” Feinstein said. “Putting these missiles and rockets in places right in the middle of residential areas, in homes and mosques and parks — you don’t do this. I mean, this borders on being an international war crime. Now the problem is, Hamas isn’t a member of either of the organizations — the Geneva Conventions or others that would hold this as a war crime. So, it’s a very difficult situation. Our solidarity has to be with Israel. This is a point where Israel has been under attack for a long period of time, and nothing has solved it.”[..]

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/11/21/feinstein-hamas-on-the-verge-of-committing-war-crimes/

    On the verge? I would have to say bombing a busful of unarmed civilians is a crime. Using women and children as human shields is a crime.

  11. BBC enablers of hate

    Red faces at the BBC after reporter tweets ‘heartbreaking photo of child hurt by Israeli rocket’ which is actually a girl in Syria

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236209/BBC-reporter-tweets-photo-injured-Gaza-girl-actually-child-Syria.html#ixzz2CsFymO5n

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