The conversation turned to race this week what with the Black Panthers raising hell, the resident of the White House's wife calling for the NAACP to get more "intense", and our first black President suing the State of Arizona in an attempt to rile up the Mexicans to gain votes in November.
Billy Roy weighed in first, "Ironic that Obama was going to bring us all together, and now he is doing everything possible to stir up blacks and Hispanics against white people. In my opinion it is all bullshit, and it will not work like most things Obama does. Most Americans today are beyond race and are way more interested in issues. For example Conservatives don't care whether you are black or white as long as you stick to your principles. Remember what Ronald Reagan said in 1975: 'A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers.' As usual Reagan was exactly right, and you only have to look at the current Republican political race in South Carolina as proof. A black candidate named Tim Scott beat all of his white opposition by running on his own contract with America. A contract that the Republican party would be smart to copy."
"Tell them about Tim Scott, Butch."
"Better still, I'll outline Tim Scott's platform, major issues, and views from his own website."
Create New Jobs
As a small-business owner and entrepreneur, Tim understands that business prospers when government gets out of the way. Tim has never voted to increase taxes, because he believes that your hard-earned dollars belong in your pocket, and in our economy – not in a government spending program.
Develop Better Health Care Solutions
President Obama’s health care bill taxes too much, spends too much, is bad for our health care, and is unconstitutional. Tim Scott will fight against government takeover of health care.
Tim believes in targeted, common sense reforms that will make health care more affordable, reduce the number of uninsured Americans, and increase the quality of care at a price our country can afford. Medical decisions should be made by patients and their providers, not by Washington bureaucrats.
Promote Our South Carolina Values
A proud member of the NRA, Tim supports the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms, and to defend themselves, their family and their property. Tim Scott believes in the sanctity of traditional marriage between a man and a woman and opposes gay marriage. Tim believes that a society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. That is why he is 100% pro-life and opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide, as well as the non-consensual withholding of care because of disability, age, or infirmity. Tim will fight for the rights of the unborn, and will resist government funding for abortions.
Protect Our Borders & Enforcing Our Laws
South Carolina has been hit particularly hard by illegal immigration. Each year, we spend more than $186 million to educate, provide medical care, and incarcerate illegal aliens. Washington has failed to deal with the immigration problem, leaving the States to fend for themselves. That is why Tim Scott has sponsored immigration legislation that is modeled after the Arizona law.
He will fight to remove the incentives, like health care and education, which attract illegal immigrants to our state. Tim will also make sure our state law enforcement agencies are given the proper training and tools they need to enforce immigration laws. Tim is committed to strengthening penalties for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants.
Tim Scott will bring common sense back to Washington. He will fight waste, frivolous “pork” spending, and the unconstitutional overreach of the federal government
Reform Our Tax Code
Our current tax code is a product of too much lobbying, too much “lawyering”, and too much bureaucracy. By being overly complex and punitive, the code threatens the economic freedom of the average citizen and the ability of our businesses to compete in the global economy.
Tim Scott is a prominent supporter of the Fair Tax. This will simplify the tax code, and result in a fairer, more stable, and more efficient system which taxes consumption instead of income. The plan addresses the needs of the least fortunate Americans, while also promoting jobs and economic growth.
Tim supports eliminating the death tax so that families no longer have to fear losing their life’s work to the tax collector.
Win the War on Terror
Tim Scott believes that to win the War on Terror, we have to leave our political correctness behind and deal honestly with the root of the problem – radical Islam, which is irreconcilable with both the modern world and our American values.
Pretty much out of breath, Butch came back,"So what do you think, BM?"
"I don't think this has a damn thing to do with race. You could be black, brown, yellow, tan, purple, or Lilly white, and most non-Socialist would support the hell out of this platform. Obama, Jesse Jackson, Rev. Wright, and the other Marxist Liberation Socialists are going to be exposed for the hypocrites that they are as more principled minorities start speaking out and running for office. What a shame that this country's first black President could not have been pro-American like Tim Scott," Billy Roy summed it up as he usually does.
I agree but then you have to remember that I have forgotten things that I never knew.