Skip to comments.My American Hero, Harry Alford
Posted on 07/18/2009 10:08:00 AM PDT by brianhumeck
Harry Alford asked the ultimate American question, What does this have to do with race? Indeed, what does energy policy have to do with race? He also went on to say that energy policy has nothing to do with his own organization, the National Black Chamber of Commerce. After all, he was there representing businesses, not just black businesses. Bravo to Harry!
(video of testimony is included in this post)
“I thought Harry Alford was going to climb over that table and attack her if she kept on with her idiocy.”
If anyone needs it, that _ _ _ _ _ does.
I was hoping he would! Boxer is disgusting.
It made me wonder, where would a Senator or Congressman get the authority to think they could lord it over a private citizen or even a member of the military (”Call me Senator”) ? Is it Constitutional?
It seems Mr. Alford gets it. Maybe he would consider running for office?
Notice the sound of crickets chirping out there, with respect to this story.
If a conservative had done even 1/100th of this behavior, they'd be under ethics investigations, calls for resignations.
Boxer shows raw racism and the crickets chirp.
Chambers of Commerce are not governmemt agencies. They are nothing but business associations built around some point of commonality, whether it's geographic, cultural or ethnic.
The crickets have plenty of booze and sex right now to keep them distracted.
So is there a white National Chamber of Commerce? Don’t you see the irony? Alford is calling Boxer “racial,” yet he is heading an organization based on race.
I noticed that when Alford called Boxer “Ma’am”, she didn’t seem to care. But when the General called her the same thing, she had a conniption.
Thanks for your replies. Yep, great if he could run for some office. Again, thanks for your comments. Have to head off the computer now and am happy to have found FreeRepubic.com.
There are Italian, German, Polish, Irish, Greek, Korean, Cuban,etc-American Chambers of Commerce all over the country. A Black Chamber of Commerce is no different and no big deal.
“Hyphenated Americanism” Speech - Excerpts
Former President Theodore Roosevelt, October 12, 1915, in an address to the Knights of Columbus, Carnegie Hall, NYC.
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.
For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic.
The foreign-born population of this country must be an Americanized population - no other kind can fight the battles of America either in war or peace. It must talk the language of its native-born fellow-citizens, it must possess American citizenship and American ideals. It must stand firm by its oath of allegiance in word and deed and must show that in very fact it has renounced allegiance to every prince, potentate, or foreign government. It must be maintained on an American standard of living so as to prevent labor disturbances in important plants and at critical times. None of these objects can be secured as long as we have immigrant colonies, ghettos, and immigrant sections, and above all they cannot be assured so long as we consider the immigrant only as an industrial asset. The immigrant must not be allowed to drift or to be put at the mercy of the exploiter. Our object is to not to imitate one of the older racial types, but to maintain a new American type and then to secure loyalty to this type. We cannot secure such loyalty unless we make this a country where men shall feel that they have justice and also where they shall feel that they are required to perform the duties imposed upon them. The policy of “Let alone” which we have hitherto pursued is thoroughly vicious from two stand-points. By this policy we have permitted the immigrants, and too often the native-born laborers as well, to suffer injustice. Moreover, by this policy we have failed to impress upon the immigrant and upon the native-born as well that they are expected to do justice as well as to receive justice, that they are expected to be heartily and actively and single-mindedly loyal to the flag no less than to benefit by living under it.
Not the point at all, is it? we were talking about the reality of various ethnically identified Chambers of Commerce and how, in that reality, a black CoC is no big deal at all.
TR had it right. Multiculturalism and diversity will lead eventually to the Balkanization and destruction of this country.