Political flirting is a very bad thing for our community. Flirting in general isn’t cool because by nature it implies certain possibilities to elicit a certain response. We are in the middle of a pivotal presidential campaign and Americans are flirting with feel good candidates.
It’s just like the girl in high school who flirted with the guy who said all of the right stuff but that guy wasn’t “till death do we part” husband material. With the first primaries and caucuses quickly approaching, we need to focus on serious candidates who can enter the Oval Office and lead the free world.
Bernie Sanders seems like a smart and considerate guy. His ideas and facts on wealth and income add substance to the debate. However, he is an advocate or activist like Jesse Jackson and Ralph Nader. Activist point out problems while leaders solved them. Our community can’t let Sanders get into our system…it’s all about systems. Sanders knows the economic system is tilted toward the rich but wealth redistribution gives our community more dreams of getting something for nothing. Rich people design the system to benefit themselves but they did put in the work…most of the time.
The criminal justice/penal system seems like modern slavery to me but again did you commit a crime. If you know the system is jacked up, you should avoid it. The educational system clearly needs improvement but can your family and you honestly say that your best effort was or is being made. Sanders and the real liberals have people feeling like victims. Yes, you are a victim of the person in the mirror. If the local school system is so horrible, why were so many focus kids able to learn there?
Sanders is a self-confessed socialist and to me that means he is half a step from being a communist. What the hell? The Democrat nominee will have to explain to the nation in the general election why her party seriously considered a socialist.
Let me talk “cash s” to my people for a second. America has a capitalist system and a democracy. For most of our nation’s history, people of color didn’t have a fair chance to participate in this system. We built America for free before 1865 and for nearly free for 100 years after that. When capitalism works properly, you get up in the morning and legally grind for your family while keeping liabilities balanced relative to income. Young people shouldn’t jump up and have babies with the idea that the government or grandparents will provide for them—grannie stepping in financially for the sperm donor.
Friends familiar with Europe keep telling me that Sanders’ version of socialism is similar to our allies in Western Europe who pay like 25% in taxes but the government pays for health care, college etc. I have a bad feeling about bring that crap over here…wait a second, we are half way there.
Here is a system for you: a kid listens to his or her parents and focuses in school. After high school, the young person slowly learns a career from formal training or on the job. A family is started with a person he knows well—a person who also is executing clearly defined goals and objectives. This family has and raises children without stepping foot into the public assistance system because focus people don’t need the government telling them to care for their kids.
Senator Sanders will blow your mind with the stats on his videos; he is keeping Secretary Clinton on her toes. We can take elements of his plans into consideration but plans on paper don’t always turn out well in reality. Sanders could pull enough “want something for nothing” voters to steal the Democrat nomination. If that happens, I can’t vote for him. Dems can flirt with Sanders for a second but take Hillary down the aisle. Remember, Hillary might pull 20% of the women who voted for Romney.
Finally, Sanders’ views on the minimum wage have young voters dreaming of getting fatter checks. These young people could struggle less if they put less on their plates. The recent CNN video of the struggling young lady who works at McDonalds broke my heart. However, who made her have a kid with that heading to jail guy before they established a constant income. The government can’t save you from you—avoid their systems.