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  • Race Politics: LBJ's BIG SWITCH from INTIMIDATION to ENTITLEMENT to control minority voters

    08/02/2020 3:42:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 28, 2020 | Bill Federer
    In 1857, the Supreme Court, with 7 of the 9 Justices being Democrat, decided that Dred Scott was not a citizen, but property. Chief Justice Roger Taney was appointed by the first Democrat President, Andrew Jackson. Taney wrote in his Dred Scott decision that slaves were "so far inferior ... that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for their own benefit." Abraham Lincoln rejected this. He did not believe in "stare decisis" - that he had to honor the precedent of the Dred Scott decision, stating June 28, 1857: "We think the Dred Scott decision is...
  • Democrats & Jim Crow: A Century of Racist History the Democratic Party Prefers You'd Forget

    06/19/2020 6:18:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    ammo.com ^ | June, 2020 | Sam Jacobs
    In the last Presidential election, Donald Trump was lauded for his performance among black voters – he scored 4 percent of female black voters and a whopping 13 percent of black male voters, the highest since Richard Nixon. This isn’t shocking. Black voters have voted en masse for the Democratic Party since the mid-60s and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act and the social welfare programs of the Great Society. This solidified black voters behind the Democratic Party, but they had been moving there since the New Deal. However, it’s a historical anomaly in...
  • The black Americans Senator Booker is talking about will never be truly free until they quit voting for Marxists who want to destroy America and enslave all of us.

    06/05/2020 11:43:38 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    I know the democrats don't teach the truth about Marxism/socialism in school but they can google it now. Perhaps educated and privileged blacks like Senator Booker could set up workshops teaching the truth about freedom vs socialism in the inner cities. And possibly workshops to teach job skills so these people can raise themselves out of poverty and crime.
  • Amity Shlaes’ ‘Great Society:’ How Poverty Won America’s War on Poverty

    04/20/2020 2:50:10 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/18/2020 | Ed Driscoll
    —Sargent Shriver, brother in law of JFK and the “architect” of the “War on Poverty,” to socialist Michael Harrington (who wanted much, much more of the American taxpayers’ dollars), 1964. Amity Shlaes’ newest book, Great Society: A New History is a sequel to her two studies of 1930s and 1920s, 2007’s The Forgotten Man, and 2013’s Coolidge. The eponymous Forgotten Man was the taxpayer, the man footing the bill to fund FDR’s New Deal. As a UCLA press release explained in 2004, “FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate.” Even socialist Roosevelt worshiper Paul Krugman has been...
  • Why The Black Community is Poor! [seven minute video]

    02/11/2020 8:07:19 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | MyNameIsJosephine
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru4SVUlNfMY
  • In Retrospect: Amity Shlaes’s brilliant history of 1960s welfare programs and the flawed vision that underpinned them

    01/18/2020 2:00:00 PM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 17, 2020 | Edward Short
    In Great Society: A New History, Amity Shlaes revisits the welfare programs of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations to show not only how misguided they were but also what a warning they present to those who wish to resurrect and extend such programs. “The contest between capitalism and socialism is on again,” the author writes in her introduction. Despite the Trump administration’s thriving economy, or perhaps because of it, Democratic Party progressives are calling for new welfare programs even more radical than those advocated in the 1960s by the socialist architect of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty, Michael Harrington....
  • Publicly Provided Legal Services Affected Family Structure (more divorce, illegitimacy, welfare)

    12/02/2019 11:19:21 AM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    National Bureau of Economic Research ^ | December 2019 | Anna Louie Sussman
    In Changes in Family Structure and Welfare Participation Since the 1960s: The Role of Legal Services, (NBER Working Paper 26238) Andrew Goodman-Bacon and Jamein P. Cunningham investigate the contribution of low-income communities' access to legal services — enabled by the rollout of the War on Poverty's Legal Services Program (LSP) — as a driver of these changes. Their findings suggest that the program played a central role in changes in family structure and welfare participation of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. The LSP sharply increased the availability of free legal consultation for low-income households. LSP attorneys could assist with divorce...
  • ‘Great Society’ Review: A ‘Mystical Belief’ in the State

    11/30/2019 5:37:41 AM PST · by karpov · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 29,. 2019 | Michael Barone
    How can government get rid of poverty? It’s a question that gets asked not in a society where almost everyone is poor but in one giddy with surging growth and concerned about those who seem left behind—a society whose leaders have “an almost mystical belief in the infinite potentials of American society.” Those are the words of Paul Jacobs, a prominent left-wing journalist and activist a half-century ago, quoted by Amity Shlaes in “Great Society: A New History.” Just as she presented a skeptical alternative to New Deal historians’ accounts of the 1930s in “The Forgotten Man” (2007), Ms. Shlaes...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • The Switch That Never Happened: How the South Really Went GOP

    07/29/2018 4:39:26 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 39 replies
    https://amgreatness.com ^ | July 29th, 2018 | Dinesh D'Souza
    An interesting phenomenon in politics is the flip flop. What would cause a politician who takes a stand on an issue to reverse himself and take precisely the opposite stand on the same issue? Even more interesting is the about face or volte face. The volte face goes beyond the flip flop because it represents a total and usually lasting shift of course, as when Reagan abandoned the Democratic Party and became a Republican. More interesting even than the volte face is when a whole group or party makes this shift. Perhaps the most dramatic example in our lifetime is...
  • How The 1960s Made Everything Worse

    04/13/2018 9:10:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 137 replies
    FFF ^ | Richard Ebling
    Fifty years separate us, now, from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then soon to ending failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America’s supposed domestic ills in the form of the “Great Society” programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these “wars” reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image. The Vietnam War still leaves a searing memory of a military conflict ten thousand miles away from...
  • About half of Detroit can't read

    03/24/2017 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 76 replies
    BoingBoing ^ | 23 March 2017 | Andrea James
    America's public education system is failing the citizens of Detroit, where the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund reports that 47% of people in Detroit are illiterate. In nearby suburbs, up to one-third are functionally illiterate. The report, titled "Addressing Detroit's Basic Skills Crisis" makes the problem seem as intractible as the Flint water crisis that is about to hit its third anniversary. Director Karen Tyler-Ruiz described that level of illiteracy to WWJ: "Not able to fill out basic forms, for getting a job — those types of basic everyday (things). Reading a prescription; what’s on the bottle, how many you should...
  • Canada Plans To Experiment With Giving People Unconditional Free Money

    03/05/2016 7:39:37 AM PST · by blam · 97 replies
    Tech Insider/BI ^ | Chris Weller
    Chris Weller March 5, 2016 Finland and The Netherlands have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance regardless of working status, and now Ontario, Canada, is onboard. Ontario's government announced in February that a pilot program will be coming to the Canadian province sometime later this year. The premise: Send people monthly checks to cover living expenses such as food, transportation, clothing, and utilities — no questions asked. It's a radical idea, and one that has been around since the 1960s. It's called "basic income." In the decades since it was first proposed, various researchers and...
  • In 'Bastards Of The Reagan Era' A Poet Says His Generation Was 'Just Lost'(NPR)

    12/08/2015 2:02:38 PM PST · by Drango · 47 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/8/15 | Reginald Dwayne Betts & NPR
    In 1996, Reginald Dwayne Betts — a 16-year-old honor student with braces — used a pistol to carjack a man who had been sleeping in his vehicle. Shortly thereafter, he was caught, sentenced as an adult and sent to an adult prison, where he served more than eight years, including one year in solitary at a supermax facility. "I was 5 feet, 5 inches and 120 pounds. I went to prison with grown men, and I went into what people readily acknowledge as a treacherous and a wild place," Betts tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "My judge, when he sentenced...
  • Euric Cain 'will likely spend the rest of his life in jail,': man shot Tulane med student

    11/24/2015 8:14:43 AM PST · by heartwood · 66 replies
    The Advocate ^ | November 23, 2015 | Matt Sledge
    U.S. marshals and New Orleans SWAT team members on Monday arrested the suspect in the shooting of a Tulane University medical student who has been hailed as a good Samaritan for trying to stop an abduction. Police said the man quickly confessed to the crime. -- Police said video surveillance showed Cain dragging a woman to his SUV about 4 a.m. Friday near Magazine and St. Mary streets. Police have not said what they believe Cain intended to do to the woman. But at just that moment, police said, Gold drove up and tried to intervene in the situation. Cain...
  • No Progress Since the War on Poverty Began Half a Century Ago

    05/23/2015 7:59:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Christopher Carson
    Eleven days ago, President Obama took the opportunity at Georgetown University to defend the government’s 50-year experiment in anti-poverty welfare programs. The president claimed: It is a mistake for us to suggest that somehow every effort we make has failed and we are powerless to address poverty. That’s just not true. First of all, just in absolute terms, the poverty rate, when you take into account tax and transfer programs, has been reduced about 40 percent since 1967.
  • Baltimore, a Great Society Failure

    05/01/2015 6:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2015 | Rich Lowry
    President Barack Obama responded to the Baltimore riots with a heartfelt bout of self-righteous hectoring. Supposedly, we all know what’s wrong with Baltimore and how to fix it, but don’t care enough. Not only is this attitude highhanded, it rests on a flagrantly erroneous premise. President Obama doesn’t have the slightest idea how to fix Baltimore. His solutions fall back on liberal bromides going back 50 years. Dating back to the Kerner Commission after the riots of the 1960s, the Left’s go-to solution to urban problems has been more social programs. Since then, we’ve gotten more social programs — and...
  • A Long, Slow Dance

    04/11/2015 8:26:09 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2015 | MOTUS
    “We don’t want to be imprisoned by the past,” Obama said during a visit to Kingston, Jamaica. “When something doesn’t work for 50 years, you don’t just keep on doing it. You try something new.” – Barack Obama, April 9, 2015 In that case, is it time to revisit “The Great Society” as well?Detroit leadership, exclusively Democratic since 1962 “If Mayors Jerome Cavanagh and Roman Gribbs had cut the workforce in the 1960s and early 1970s as the population and property values dropped. If Mayor Dennis Archer hadn’t added more than 1,100 employees in the 1990s when the city...
  • An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction

    03/14/2015 3:35:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/2015 | Joanna Walters
    Almost seven years ago, a troubled 11-year-old girl reported that she had been raped — twice — in her Northwest Washington neighborhood. Despite medical evidence of sexual assault, records show that no suspects were arrested and the cases were given only sporadic attention by the police . Instead, in the second case, the police had the girl, Danielle Hicks-Best, charged with filing a false report. After Danielle’s family agreed to what her parents say was a poorly understood plea, she was convicted and made a ward of the court. She spent the next few years in and out of detention...
  • LBJ destroyed your state's budget

    03/10/2015 8:48:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | March 7, 2015 | Don Surber
    As state legislatures throughout America struggle with requirements to balance their state budgets, let us pause to remember that one-quarter of the budget is dictated by Lyndon Baines Johnson, whose damage to state budgets lives on 42 years after his death. As president, LBJ pushed for Medicaid -- free health insurance for poor people. This was a boon to the medical industry, particularly hospitals, doctors, sellers of wheelchairs, and nursing homes. But Medicaid comes at the expense of schools, highways, prisons and others state services because it requires states to pony up some of the money in this federally mandated...