Monthly Archives: February 2018

Reinvigoration of Our Determination To Generate Permanent Gun Control Laws

The American people must re-shape the national discourse related to the Second Amendment rights and gun violence. As it pertains to reasonable gun control laws, the United States is a global pariah. America cannot continue to accept false narratives and blatant misinformation from self-serving pressure groups that assault weapons are “rarely used in criminal activity and would not reduce violence.” These groups continue to pursue an agenda designed to delay or destroy the implementation of much-needed gun safety measures. We need to reinvigorate the nation’s resolve to develop comprehensive and permanent “Gun Control” laws. Weapons of war don’t belong on streets throughout America.

The security of the American people is in direct conflict with the perceived “Second Amendment rights” of gun owners to possess assault rifles and massive magazine clips. These weapons of mass destruction are designed to kill an enormous number of people in a matter of minutes. On Jan. 5, 2016, before leaving office, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence. Former President Obama instructed former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder to “review categories of people prohibited from gun ownership to make sure dangerous people are not slipping through the cracks.” However, President Trump, supported by Republican Senators and Republicans in the House of Representatives has continued to rescind the Obama era gun control policies.

Trump and Florida Gov. Scott’s allegiance to the NRA appear to supersede their love for the American people. Their refusal to attend the up-coming “Parkland Town Hall” speaks volumes about their anti-gun control positions that are responsible for thousands of American deaths each year. No American that’s serious about ending gun violence could legitimately disagree with the former President Obama’s gun control directive? It is a sad day in America when we have Republicans fearing primary challenges from the right if they oppose the NRA.

1) Congress has failed to pass more than 100 gun control proposals in since 2011.
2) Background checks are a systematic way to keep guns out of the wrong hands and save lives.
3) There have been 18 school shootings in the United States in just 43 days of 2018.
4) A recent survey stated that 57 percent of Americans think gun laws should be stricter.
5) The study also found that 57 percent support a nationwide ban on assault weapons. Continue reading Reinvigoration of Our Determination To Generate Permanent Gun Control Laws

BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS DEMAND HUMAN AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

First of all, I want to congratulate Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s newly elected President. President Ramaphosa, representing the African National Congress (ANC), has a unique opportunity to make good on their original promises made to Black South Africans  prior to winning their independence. They promised to bring justice to victims of apartheid-era high crimes such as human rights violations, massacres, torture, extensive imprisonment of activists, and crippling racial discrimination.

At the end of the Apartheid era, the ANC adopted a concept called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC, which facilitated South Africa’s transition to Black rule, has been a humongous failure in delivering justice and compensation to the Indigenous/aborigines Black people of South Africa.

Moreover, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) provided Indigenous/aborigines Black South Africans with an empty peace and false promises of reparations, equity, and equality. Hence, during the transition, the major failure of the African National Congress (ANC) was the acceptance of the dreaded “Truth & Reconciliation Commission. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC)” proved to be one of the most insulting, vile and abominable aspects of South Africa’s transition government.

The so-called South African’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission (TCR) was a deceitful enterprise that was supported by several Western governments in addition to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. These same western power brokers that pushed the ANC to adopt the TRC, also helped created and sustained the racial dictatorship that came to be known as apartheid. Continue reading BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS DEMAND HUMAN AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE