Skip to comments.Higher power could help Oakland: governor
Posted on 10/23/2012 4:49:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Before Gov. Jerry Brown left the pulpit at Acts Full Gospel Church in Oakland on Sunday, where he had gone to preach the benefits of Proposition 30, Bishop Bob Jackson asked him to leave a little something in the offering plate.
"Our city is in dire straits," the governor was told by Jackson, pastor of a congregation of 7,000 in East Oakland. "It's under siege from shootings and homicides."
Jackson asked Brown to declare a state of emergency to open Oakland's door to state assistance that could help curb escalating street violence that has claimed 102 lives this year.
"You need my help?" Brown asked as the animated crowd watched. "We will provide that help. I'll make sure our highway patrolmen beef up (law enforcement) for the city of Oakland and work with the Police Department and with Acts Full Gospel Church to work together with community and police."...........
.........In Oakland, those campaign pledges never pan out.
It says a lot when a man like Jackson, whose life is guided by faith, no longer believes in Oakland's leaders. It says even more when he must turn his voice to a higher government power in the hopes that someone will hear this city's cries.
Brown was at the church to promote Prop. 30, the initiative on the Nov. 6 ballot that calls for a sales tax hike and an increase in income taxes from the state's wealthiest residents to fund education and other programs.
Even if Jackson and fellow Oakland residents have been burned by campaign promises too numerous to count, a promise is still a promise, even when it's made on the campaign trail.
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It's time to stop believing that government is their god.
This will continue to be the lament of inner city residents who've been "trapped" in decaying, crime-ridden communities for generations, nurtured by the Democratic Party.
Will they ever wake up? Will they ever kick elected "leaders" who use them to the curb? Will they finally see the light and act in their own self-interest -- vote for people who truly want them to succeed (believe that they can)? They need to understand that their rights come from God, not from government.
Wait a second—Jerry Brown, Mayor of Oakland, fixed it. What’s the heck is the Governor of California talking about?
One thing nevercease to amaze me.
Black Pastors cry for the Government to stop the shooting, stop the drugs, stop domestic disputes.
Then when the Government steps in and arrests those doing the shootings, selling the drugs, beating their wives, they complain that too many black people are in jail.
It’s the same situation in our schools.
They complain that kids aren’t learning, violence in the schools,,but when the schools suspend those causing the disruption,those not learning and stopping others from learning, they complain that too many black kids are being suspended.
The people in jail are there because they belong there, the kids are suspended because they committed an offense.
...........”It’s only fair that the people who have done so well at the top give back a little bit. Give back a little bit to our future, our kids, to our schools,” Brown said before invoking a passage from the Gospel of Luke. “To those who much is given, much will be required. Much will be required, and this Election Day you make sure it’s required.”..............
Obama can’t make sociaism work either
Whoa! What happen to seperation of Church & State? O wait this is a Democrap so it is ok to use churches for political whoring.
Except when Brown refers to a higher power, he means Moloch.