As many of you are aware, there is a plan or movement (call it what you will) to remove every trace, every vestige of Christianity and the influence of the Judeo-Christian God from American history and from the modern political landscape. The problem is, these principles are the basis for most, if not all, of our constitutional liberties.
High¬†fines¬†for nonviolent offenses and high¬†court fees have the effect of trapping poor Americans into¬†a cycle of poverty. Thomas Harvey, founder of ArchCity Defenders¬†(a St. Louis-area public defender group),¬†calls¬†these fees ‚Äúillegal and harmful practices.‚ÄĚ
Weeks have now passed since black teen Michael Brown was killed by white police officer Darren Wilson in the small town of Ferguson, Missouri. That night, a candlelight vigil to honor Brown became violent, with looting and vandalizing of local businesses resulting in several arrests. Over the next days, numerous outsiders, from national media organizations to groups such as the New Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klan, descended on Ferguson. Chaos escalated, and Governor Nixon ordered the National Guard to help restore calm. The Justice Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into the Ferguson police force for possible misconduct and discrimination in Brown‚Äôs death.
At the end of a hate-filled rant about ‚Äúselling out my people‚ÄĚ and other such themes, emailer Kent -in¬† very snide fashion- called me ‚ÄúCarlton‚ÄĚ; a reference to the fictional cousin to Will Smith played brilliantly by Alfonso Ribeiro on the 1990‚Äôs situation comedy, ‚ÄúThe Fresh Prince of¬†Bel-Air.‚ÄĚ¬† Along with many other Americans, Kent views Carlton as somehow ‚Äėnot being black‚Äô because he does not ‚Äėact black.‚Äô There are several things the Kent‚Äôs of the world do not realize.
Dr. Fuller is Distinguished Professor of Education at Marquette University, where he founded, in 1995, the Institute for the Transformation of Learning. In addition to many other affiliations and honorary degrees, he is the Chairman of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
The Black Conservative Summit will hold it's Leadership Initiative in Washington DC September 25, 2014 at the Allan P. ¬†Kirby Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship. Register today at www.theBCS.net