March 13, 2012

 2012 Selma March a Ruse

Blog by Charles Butler, March 9, 2012

The reenactment of the Selma to Montgomery march by the National Action Network and their leader Rev. Al Sharpton was a mockery to the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement (CRM), and an abomination of the original intent and purpose of law-abiding citizens seeking the to exercise their right constitutional right to vote.

The problem for Rev. Sharpton and his Followers, is it not March of 1965.  Presently, Americans have legal remedies to address any infringement on their constitutional right to vote.  Rev. Sharpton wants to relive the past, to remain relevant in the national discourse of the issues.  Would someone tell Al, that Black Americans are free and can think and act for themselves.  He is about 48 years too late with his strategies, and tactics.  They simply are not applicable to issues of Voter ID and Illegal Immigration laws.  Mr. Sharpton is caught in a real life time warp!

We have an African American President in the White House; the symbol of the most powerful leader of the free world.  President Obama is also representative of the racial progress our great nation has made since ending legal segregation in our country 48 years ago.  The irony is the Black vote, that was the cornerstone of marches, protests and demands by millions of Black and White Americans is considered irrelevant by President Obama’s own reelection campaign and the mainstream media in the upcoming national, state or local elections.

I have taken time read all the state Voter ID and the state enforcement of federal immigrant laws and in my opinion these laws are not civil rights violations.  These laws are closely crafted to follow the federal statutes in both areas.

Of the right to vote President Johnson said, ‘‘the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men’’ 

 

Democrats and pundits are falsely representing The Voter ID laws as the new Jim Crow, great examples are, Cong. Wasserman Schultz and Roland Martin click here to watch.  The Voter ID laws are written in plain-language, and propose reasonable requirements to attain and present identification.  In most cases responsible citizens already possess the identification credentials.

By the federal government’s estimate over 15M illegal immigrants are in our country. It is estimated that the burden of Hispanic illegals is costing the state of Illinois $12 to $4 billion a year depending in the source.

In the 2010 U.S. Census, the growth and count of illegal aliens in the Sanctuary City of Chicago impacted the demographics and threatened the lost of 3 Black wards to Latinos.  The census counts heads not citizenship. The result was Blacks lost one ward in a compromise, because the data revealed that over 30% of the Hispanics residents were illegal aliens, not citizens, or eligible voters.  In Chicago illegal aliens have displaced Black American students, administrators, and teachers by illegally voting in Local School Council elections.  This is only the tip of the iceberg.

Part of being an American citizen is being personally responsible and complying with laws of the land.  In regards to government issued identification of any kind it is harder not to have one, than to have one.  You need state issued identification to qualify for public assistance, to enter a state office, to board an airplane, to buy cigarettes, buy Sudafed, use a vredit card, and many other daily incidents.

On the issue of state Illegal Immigration Laws I only have a comment for the time-warped Rev. Sharpton and his misinformed followers.  Illegal Immigration negatively affects upward mobility of Black Americans and Americans on the lower end of the socio-economic scale in a number of ways.

I conclude with:

“Credibility in immigration policy can be summed up in one sentence: Those who should get in, get in; those who should be kept out, are kept out; and those who should not be here will be required to leave…For the system to be credible, people actually have to be deported at the end of the process.”
(Barbara Jordan, February 24, 1995 Testimony to House Immigration Subcommittee

 

 

 

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Obama Out of Touch at MLK Monument

October 19, 2011

President Obama at the MLK Monument

Blog by Charles Butler, Oct. 19, 2011

 

Commitment quotes: by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

            Commitment to Non-violence and Christianity click here

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a man whose whole life revolved around commitment spoke these words above over the years.  Dr. King was raised by an intellectually progressive (not Liberal), who was a Republican and a strong Black man, his namesake Rev. Martin Luther King, Sr. He was taught the importance of commitment to your family, God, and country as part of his belief system from a very early age. We must remember, that Dr. King always stressed that he was a proud American, and proud of America which in his own words had many shortcomings. He wanted America abide by the principles the country was founded on and to make it a better place for all Americans and his message grow to encompass all of mankind.

 

As I watched the introduction of Pres. Obama and listened to his initial comments at the MLK monument, it struck me as odd that Pres. Obama, who throughout his life has been the epitome of the word noncommittal, would be the keynote speaker for a man dedicated to commitment.  I want to add that President George W. Bush oversaw securing a place on the Mall for the MLK monument and the creation of the Smithsonian African American Museum.  Sen. Obama didn’t want to participate in the effort.

 

Dr. King often stated, “I was not moved after reading the “works of Marx and the whole Communist emphasis, and from the very beginning I was never moved by its suggestions as to how to remove the problems we confront in society.” Dr. King quoted verbatim; I did not paraphrase his words.  Check it out on YouTube.

 

Okay, where am I going with this you might ask?

 

Let’s briefly look at the NONCOMMITAL Mr. Obama:

  1. Mr. Obama admitted that he was confused about whether he was Black or White as a young man, which drove him to write his first book.
  2. He experimented with drugs to try to find himself and define his identity.
  3. He converted from Islam and being a Muslim to Christianity.
  4. Since becoming President, will not choose a church to attend in Washington, D.C. for fear of appearing Black, if he attends a Black church (where he and his family are most comfortable), or too white by joining a white congregation, like other presidents.
  5. He cannot commit overt support of Israel, as to not to offend the Arab World.
  6. Rejects his Christian teaching of morals and values in the face of campaign donations from the Gay community.
  7. Rejected his long-time donors and supporters in Chicago in exchange for big money donors in Hollywood and Wall Street.
  8. He was the first presidential candidate to opt-out of public funding after criticizing private donations for candidates and committing not to take them.
  9. Accepted Dan Poulffe’s strategy spend less than $350K of $310M advertising dollars with Black media during the 2008 campaign, and were proud of it.
  10. Speaks condescendingly to Black American audiences (CBC event Sept. 2011) and openly fawns over Latino, Gay, Arab, Socialist leaders from every sector.
  11. Arrogantly took $85M out of the budget from HBCUs before Black leaders called him on the carpet.

 

Now mind you these are not things that I have made up, or are my interpretation. These are just some facts that I assembled based on the knowledge of Pres. Obama, and there are too many to include in this small space.

 

My point is that if there ever were a person who could be more the antithesis of Dr. King, it would have to be Pres. Barack Obama. The comparison of the Occupiers of Wall Street, to Dr. King’s message and effort was truly a disgrace to his legacy.

 

“At this moment, when our politics appear so sharply polarized, and faith in our institutions so greatly diminished, we need more than ever to take heed of Dr. King’s teachings,” Obama said. “He calls on us to stand in the other person’s shoes, to see through their eyes, to understand their pain.”
Well, I can only say that Mr. Obama needs to stand in the shoes of other presidents before him and stop his beckoning from his “bully pulpit” for class warfare, and rebellious behavior from the Occupiers of Wall Street protesters. He would be best advised to stand in the shoes of prominent Black Americans whom he continues to denigrate, condescend too, and embarrass with his Black jive talk and lack of action on urban and economic issues that disproportionately effect their constituents.

 

Mr. Obama does not have to declare his racial identity, that is obvious, but he should claim his Christian moral compass and stop trying to social engineer, you usurp the legislative process, and impose the fundamental changes on America to meet his own naïve, shallow objectives and his goal of being remembered in history like FDR.  That’s why I call him BHO for Obamacare, Stimulus Bill, 32-Czars, and the list goes on.

 

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, Mr. Obama is a one-term president because his policies are more like Woodrow Wilson, and Jimmy Carter, and he’s not listening to the majority of the American people. He would do well to read Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF”, because this is a president who has truly lost the common touch.

 

Peace,

 

 

 

 

 

Blog 10-12-2011 The Occupiers of Wall Street

October 12, 2011

The Occupiers of Wall Street

by Charles Butler

 

I had a chance yesterday to see the “Occupiers of Wall Street”, as they marched up Michigan Avenue, in front of the Art Institute of Chicago from the financial district. In terms of message boards and appearance they looked like a motley and disorganized crew.  Please view my YouTube video of the Occupy Wall Street protesters Oct 10. 2011 at 1720 CDT. My view of the Occupy Wall Street crowd up close and personal.

 

Over the last few weeks I have tried to understand the various messages emanating from the protesters across country because they are different in tone and substance depending on the city. I have concluded several things would assist them in shaping better demands.  To those that this may apply:

move out of your parents homes and your old bedrooms, turn off the video games and join one of the armed forces and serve the country, work on a political campaign (not Obama’s), don’t march with SEIU, CTU, or an ACORN substitute,  educate yourselves about how government, business and the economy functions, compensation is based on industry standards if employed and how much initiative and perseverance you have as an entrepreneur.

P.S. – by the way stop by one of the bookstores you are passing pick up and read some economics, history and political sciences books, and get a job that meets your skill set and passion.

 

Please take a moment to read two of my favorite poems that might shed some insight on solutions to your plight:

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann 1927

Invictus By William Ernest Henley 1875

 

The Occupiers of Wall Street would do well to look at the failings of American Civil Rights Movement after the death of Dr. King and co-optimization of Black Americans by self/media-elected leaders with personal agendas into a group achieving mentality for all members of the ethnic group.  It doesn’t work because America is about opportunity and achievement for the Individual based on his or hers effort to succeed.  Poor and uneducated Blacks, Whites, Latinos will always be poor and uneducated regardless of the money spent on social programs.  In the Black community the drugs, other societal and post-1968 cultural acceptances have doomed the group to hopelessness.  However, there are Individuals that will engage in the effort for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness that our Constitution affords us as Americans.

 

The Occupy Wall Street people are about 17 years to late.  These protests should have been launched against Presidents Bush “41 and Clinton and their attack on the American sovereignty, under the guise of Globalization and the One World Order, that eliminated  GATT, NAFTA and paved the way for industry to move manufacturing off-shore for lower labor costs.  Sen. Bob Dole said it best as the last senator to vote on NAFTA, “it is not good for the American worker”.

 

I was a teenager in the late 60’s early 70’s during the end of the civil rights movement, and antiwar protests, I helped to organize and lead in a few protests at my high school. We organized protests to get black administrators, teachers, and coaches at our school. It was considered a reasonable request by the school board.  We had several black teachers the next year two in English, one in data communications, and two coaches.  Ms. Henderson, one of the new black English teachers gave me a book that lead me on a lifetime of reading and research “They Came Before the Mayflower, by Lenore Bennett”.  Now I am working on my own book called the “The Miseducation of the Black American: Mislead by Teachers, Preachers, and Politicians About the Pursuit of the American Dream.”

 

The “Occupiers of Wall Street” are using the slogan “the whole world is watching” I doubt that many of them even know the significance of the slogan. For those of you who have forgotten or didn’t know, the slogan was used at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968.

 

Most political consultants agree that Pres. Obama’s strategy for the reelection will be class warfare, and to blame a do nothing Congress.  In October of 2008, Mr. Obama’s last week of campaigning he declared “if elected I will provide the secretary and the janitor up with way to wealth, like the CEO”. Mr. Obama has effectively attacked the fundamental norms and beliefs of the country from the Oval Office. The message from the Oval Office today is, we need to redistribute wealth and if you make over $250,000 a year you are rich and should share more of your income with other Americans through the U.S. Treasury.

 

To connect a few dots, one thing seems apparent to me and that is since Mr. Obama’s election, he has sown the seeds of unrest, and the overthrow of stable governments that were not socialistic in nature around the world. I reflect back to the speech he gave in Cairo in June of 2009, where he encouraged Muslims to rise up against their governments. I’m sure Pres. Mubarak has regretted allowing Obama speak to the Arab World from Cairo, because his was the first nation to experience, the Arab Spring.

 

So whether we are talking about the Arab Spring, or Occupy Wall Street, they all have one fundamental underlying similarity and that is to overturn the status quo, redistribute wealth, provide an equal standard of living to all regardless of effort to help yourself.

 

The whole notion of social equality has been distorted over the last 43 years, with the death of Martin Luther King, Whitney Young, and Bobby Kennedy this country lost sight of the real issues of inequality and lack of access to opportunity, which black people where subjected under state Jim Crow laws in this country. It is a gross misrepresentation of history and the law for other ethnic groups, gays, or other special interest groups to try to categorize themselves as civil rights or human rights victims,  that moniker belongs to one group alone in America, and they are Black Americans.

 

The Occupiers of Wall Street may have some valid claims, but the people to pressure are your Congressman, Senators, and President Obama who bailed out Wall Street bankers without putting any constraints or demands on the banks. I can agree that foreclosures should have stopped, housing should be re-valuated at current market value, and bring manufacturing jobs back to America now.

 

What made America great has been our ability to manufacture, infinite, consume and export our products around the world. A few words from a good old capitalist, which believes that hard work, education, courtesy, manners and a little luck will help you reach your dreams in America.

Blog 10 03 2011, Think About It This Way with Charles Butler

October 3, 2011

 

 

This weekend I was invited to participate on a panel at Midwest TEACON that focused on the economy and its future.  It was upbeat about America and its potential and informative for the audience and the panel members.  We had a great time exploring the different strategies and investment opportunities.  Mr. John Ransom of Townhall finance, was the moderator, and Jack Bouroudjian, The Jack B. radio show, Ty Abross, of Traderview and me representing Aricent, LLC. This is the link to TEACON event this past Saturday.  The video to post later.

 

The MW-TEACON event was a group of about 1200 very nice people that are committed to traditional American morals and values, as I must admit, I am too.  Let me succinctly summarize my believes in America and our way of life, it is to have an equal opportunity to per our laws of the business and economic system to pursue life, liberty and happiness to the level we define for ourselves and family.  The issues of civil rights and human rights, economic participation in the U.S. have definitive perimeters and changing them for the interest of a few without a thorough basis for change will have serious consequences to an orderly society.  One only has to look at the decline of society in Denmark, Finland, and Norway to see the end result of an open and liberal society.  Multiculturalism doesn’t work, and people that don’t want to assimilate to the American way of life should leave ASAP. That is a topic for another blog.

 

Herman Cain showed up and told the crowd to stay Informed, Involved, Inspired by the Republican candidates because we needed to defeat President Obama and turn this country around to the right track.  Visit my channel on YOUTUBE to see more of his speech.

 

America is at moral, economic, and social crossroads.   Many in our country want the government to control their lives in hope of providing better jobs, better pay, and welfare (equal to a middle class lifestyle if unemployed), and formulate their ideas.  While others of us demand freedom from whims of the four to eight year rotating chair we call The PresidencyMr. Obama said during his campaign his election would mean the people want to fundamentally transform United States of America.   That is not the president’s job, his constitutional responsibility is to enforce the law of the land, which Mr. Obama has a problem doing because he believes the constitution is outdated as it relates to the modern world.

Peggy Noonan wrote in Wall Street Journal that Mr. Obama told Ron Susskind in an interview for his recent book “Confidence Men” that: “What’s the particular requirement of the president that no one else can do?” He answers: “What the president can do, that nobody else can do, is tell a story to the American people” about where we are as a nation and should be.

As I read the book this weekend I could’ve felt compassion for Mr. Obama and his plight as president, but the one theme of lack of decision-making permeates the book.  “There is discussion about the paralysis and constant relitigation between the president and Mr. Summers. Pg. 459” Mr. Obama said “we didn’t have a clean story that we to tell against which we would measure various actions. Pg. 460”

The problem with Mr. Obama and the Administration of government bureaucrats is that only 5% of them ever worked in the private sector.  They

 

My opinion is that the majority of Americans are not interested new definitions for marriage, discrimination, social justice, and other important issues that have been co-opted by President Obama’s agenda of transformation.  Mr. Obama appointed people like Van Jones to key positions in the federal government.  If Mr. Jones had not been outed by Glenn Beck he would still be a major domestic policy force in the Obama administration, however there are others to carry the banner, we only have to look to the 32 Czars and federal agencies usurping Congress’s authority.  The administration’s tactics are so brazen that numerous threats of lawsuits have arisen in the last year against the EPA, FCC, and other Czar controlled committees

 

Why is that significant, I think Mr. Jones’s statements and actions speak for themselves, he wants to overthrow America from within?  He and others in the Obama administration are using young impressionable (dude, Obama is such a cool name to have as president!) students that have not become critical thinkers, even though many are college graduates, to create chaos, discontent and mayhem.  The Wall Street Protestors are a perfect example of citizens attacking capitalism from within the country, under the notion of class warfare.  It will not be a fire starter, like amnesty for illegals.

 

I have discussed for years that President Obama’s attack on people making $250,000 or more as class-warfare and dangerous.  Mr. Obama’s rhetoric rich-poor, and vision of social democracy is irresponsible.  He takes credit for fanning the ambers of the Arab Spring, and the uprising of poor people to overthrow their governments and to rewrite laws that govern their nations in the Middle East and it’s U.S. allies.  If we take a moment and listen to his message to Americans, not my opinion but his own words Obama and Class Warfare Myth, and Fable, even Democrats do not support his new Jobs Bill, more blame on everyone, but him.

 

Note to the President:

Mr. Obama you can’t blame Mr. Bush for today’s high +9% unemployment numbers, or the $900B give away that didn’t work.  You can credit Mr. Bush for his aggressive war plans in Iraq and Afghanistan, the CIA Intel that resulted in the killing of Bin Laden and others with his drone deployment strategy, that by the way, you opposed while in the senate and on the campaign trail.  Remember the transparency claims if you were elected? If not let’s take a quick 2-minute review.

 

Mr. President, sooner or later it comes down to one person and his is the man in the mirror.

 

 

TAITW with Charles Butler Oct 1, 2010

October 3, 2011

We had Mr. Cully Stimson with us discussing the Troy Davis case.  Mr. Davis was a cold blooded killer and career criminal.  I want to set the record straight for everyone with the facts.

Cully’s blog on the topic is at http://blog.heritage.org/2011/09/27/troy-davis%E2%80%99s-claims-of-innocence-smoke-and-mirrors/

Here is the podcast of the show:

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Think About It This Way with Charles Butler Sept. 17, 2011

September 24, 2011

Podcast of show available below

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Matt Mayer of the Heritage Foundation was a guest for TAITW and we covered Homeland Security topics in the news.  It is the same old stuff and we are no safer today than before 9/11 and whole lot poorer.

I covered the Open the Book website launched earlier in the week by For The Good of Illinois.

Panic by James Carville to President Obama

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler Sept. 24, 2011

September 24, 2011

The Univ of Illinois Football game ran long and interrupted 35″ of the show.

We had John Tillman from the IL Policy Inst. to discuss the latest polling on IL residents view of state government.

I used a clip of Morgan Freeman calling Tea Party folks racists.

Barak Obama commenting on his jobs bill

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Think About It This Way with Charles Butler September 10, 2011

September 13, 2011

We didn’t have a show Saturday because of WIND’s contract with the University of Illinois football program.  These things happen from time to time but, you can catch me on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/charles-butler.

We will work around the U of I football game schedule and continue the dialogue and discussion of a different way of viewing the political and social scene here at home and aboard.

Best regards,  Charles Butler

 

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler September 3, 2011

September 12, 2011

We had a great show with Congressman Joe Walsh discussing his decision not to be a part of President Obama’s campaign speech to the Joint session of Congress on September 8th.  Mr Michael Miller joined the discussion to bring a small businessman’s perspective to segment.  It was an outstanding segment for the listening audience.

IL Representative LaShawn Ford and Dr. Jim Economos discuss the Concealed Carry Weapon Law for Illinois.  We had a very engaging and illuminating discussion about the upcoming vote on the gun bill.  We need to eliminate and eradicate criminals from our neighborhoods.

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler September 2, 2011 Podcast

TAITW 09032011 Podcast

 

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler August 27, 2011

August 29, 2011

Think About It This Way with Charles Butler podcast August 27, 2011

TAITW 08272011

President Obama is a one term president because of his administration and policies.  His Obamacare, support of the Gay Rights Agenda, Illegal Immigration and none defense of the Marriage Act have been a few of the deal breakers for his core constituencies.

We used the president own words about a transparent government, no more secrecy, posting of bills online for 5 days before he signed, ending the hiring of lobbyists into the government, meetings between lobbyists and administration online, no pork barrel projects or corporate welfare.  He reneged on all of these promises without explanation.

He came on T.V. and scared the American people by claiming no Social Security, military, medicare checks would come of the debt ceiling were not lifted, a total fabrication of the facts.

Cong. Joe “You Lie” Wilson was vindicated last week when the Obama administration issued medical and healthcare grants to illegals.

Gen. Bolden was ordered by Obama to bring the Muslims into the space program as his top priority while ending our manned missions.

The prez kicked of his campaign in a border town praising illegals attempts to come to our country and said he would do all he could to help make them citizens and jump over the gators in the moat.

Cong. Waters said the Tea Party could go to hell and that is her district South Central Los Angeles I have been there many times over the years.


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