Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Why I am no longer an African American

Good morning Blogosphere,

I am posting an article I submitted to the American Thinker this week. After gathering thoughts about this topic, many other questions arose that I felt would inspire others to think about the roles those who supposedly represent us play in making decisions for the whole that may not represent the whole. It is time we learn to speak and think for ourselves. No one, two or three persons should be able to represent an individual. This practice of allowing those such as Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and others represent the idealogies of all blacks have become a fatal mistake. In looking at the viewpoints and attitudes of those who came out of the radical days of the civilrights movements of the 1960's, I find myself a stranger. So I would like to hear the opinions of others who may have had similiar thought or who may began to think differently after reading my article. Here is the entire article submitted to the American Thinker:
Why I am no longer an African American

After observing the attitudes of African Americans and obtaining an understanding of the distinction of that title, I must now say that I can no longer identify myself as an African American. The classification of African American for the black population in America came as a result of the civil rights movement in the 1960. This reclassification held several proclamations and principles to which I can no longer identify with as a citizen of this country. The term African American was created to signify the black American’s love for Africa, the once held motherland for which we were all suppose to long to return too. This title holds anti-American sentiments to which I can not embrace. Thinking honestly about this I can very well say that I have never once “longed” to return to Africa. In fact, I do not think about Africa or even what it would be like to live there, as I have always been content living in the country of my birth. Africa is a beautiful country and it has a rich diversity of wonderful people. However, the classification of African America says that although I live in America my loyalties and allegiance is to the country of Africa. My loyalties and my allegiance are first to Jesus Christ who is the LORD and Savior of my life.

It is my faith that drives everything about what I believe and hold as dear. The founders of this country envisioned a nation that would secure the God-given rights of its citizens. The desired that every citizen born in this country would not suffer the oppression they endured under England’s rule, set as the backdrop for guaranteeing freedom for all Americans. They especially desired that our nation would be one ruled and protected by our Creator God. Many beg to differ but the founder’s insistence that God guide the ways of this nation is apparent in their acknowledgement of His hand in the creation of life, the rights of life and the prosperity of life. It is these principles of the American way that make me proud to just be an American. So therefore I will begin to select for my identity the title of American. The radical ideologies of blacks involved in the civil rights movements that brought forth this reclassification came through the influence of those liken to Professor Gates, the Harvard professor who became livid because he was questioned of his identity by a white police officer.

Those who embrace Professor Gates sentiments are those who today still believe that America owes the black population for the horrors of slavery. They are those that continue to stoke the fires of racial hatred toward other races and promote the continued attitude of pity within the black community. They also hold to the teachings of black liberation theology a school of thought that I never knew existed until the presidential campaign of then Senator Barak Obama. The teachings of black liberation theology run counterproductive to the American way. They also run counterproductive to the love I hold for my country. The ideologies of the African American classification are not ideologies I ever held to. In fact the term has nothing to do with people of African ancestry. My parents never taught us to hold to any allegiance to Africa. When my mother did express her feelings of pride regarding her heritage it was to the tribe of the Cherokee Indians. I began to think about how we all get to be categorized in the first place. I have not noticed on any forms that the category of American is an option to be selected. Is this division amongst us perpetrated by our very own government?

Would a white South African be classified as an African American upon obtaining American citizenship? Would a person who is white by color, and was born in any part of Africa be considered an African American after gaining citizenship in this country? They would truly be African Americans. It is obvious that the classification of African American has nothing to do with those born of African descent. It is a radical group of black American who hold to the anti-American views of those shared by Jeremiah Wright, Professor Gates, Jesse Jackson, President Obama and many more who have come out of the radical civil rights movement of the 1960’s. Because of these things I now part ways with the classification of African American because I hold no allegiance to Africa. I do not desire to return there. I hold to the rich tenants of faith that many of the founders of this country hold too. I embrace the quality of freedom to worship, freedom to have my own opinion, freedom to express my views, freedom to achieve whatever it is God has created me to achieve. That is why when the next US Census occurs I will be making a new category just for me, the classification of being an American.

I am hoping that I will find others like me as well who are willing to break ties with the things that divide us and embrace the timeless principles that has made this country the greatest nation on earth.

80 comments:

  1. Mary,
    I have never liked the term as it is too confusing and like you I have no desire to live in Africa. I wrote a similar albeit not as eloquent blog as you have it here back on January 20th. I am Black and that defines me. My parents, grand parents nor great grand parents have ever lived in Africa. Everyone in this country is a desendent from some other country with the exception of the Natives that were here when Columbus got lost and landed here thinking he was in India, thus the name Indians for these Red Brothers. Most times I am embarrassed by the likes of Sharpton, Jackson, Nfume and other race baitors. But then I say to myself they don't represent me, never have and never will.

    Great post.

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  2. this is one of the BEST post i have ever read in the blogosphere. i'm not sure exactly when, but i stopped identifying myself as an "african-american" years ago. this moniker used for black people was borne out of black anger. i used it as a young adult to get along with my peers. but as i grew older and continued to educate myself, i began to question the discomfort i have ALWAYS felt calling myself that.

    you're right, it has NOTHING to do with africa. like you, i am a proud american who loves her country.

    my hats off to you for being brave enough to write such an eloquent post from your heart.

    ~maria

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  3. Great essay, man it is great that I'm discovering more and more conservative black women speaking out. Thank God for blogging.

    Peace, Gaius

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  4. Nice blog. I agree with everything.
    Thank You

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  5. Bravo Mary!

    I always hated that term African American! I know real Africans who have since become American and let me tell you aside from skin tone, we are very much culturally distinct!

    I hope to see your post at American Thinker, it certainly will show up on my FMJRA!

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  6. Hey all,

    I thought I commented back previously, but here goes again. You know it's really great to read all your comments. I am especially grateful for others like myself, who find themselves strangers to the radical African American ideologies. I hope that you all will also join me in generating a new classification of Americans. We don't have attach any other descriptive terms to it. Ron B, had a excerpt from the Declaration of Independence in one of his blogs that I have also used in mine, and it shows just how far we have separated from the vision of our founders.

    We are not anti-American when we rise up to speak our minds about corrupt and anti-American practices of our own government. Thank all so much because I believe that many have come to appreciate in very quickly in these last few months what a great vision our framers had for this country. Now it is time that we who are American's in heart stand against our most vile enemy our liberal controlled government.

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  7. Ron and Clifton B.

    My first thought was that you guys will think that I have gone off the deep in, but like you both I have always had a problem with that term. But I hope that we will also break from stalemate of the radical black voices in America. Those who supposedly represent the black person in America has done nothing what so ever to promote a better future for any of us, and you know what, we should not expect them too. As I witness the lives of my own people here in Houston, I look with great astonishment. It is truly mind boggling to see that for many blacks nothing much has been accomplished as far as a higher quality of life and thinking. I sit amazed at time when I see the behaviors of many here. Several are from New Orleans, but it is truly heartbreaking.

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    Also would you mind giving us a post to let your readership know about rightriot.com? We're rebuilding our userbase from a hacking attack and we need all the help we can get from other conservative net people. Thanks!

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  9. Most excellent post, I hope you get it published. I must admit I have been searching blogs for "help" in a selfish endeavor to help myself. The only thing I was finding was a good sized blog that made me feel even more hopeless and lost. This blog seems to demand that all people wear a stamp on their forehead...Field or House. A wolf in sheep's clothing fueling the fires of racial hatred.
    Homeschooling is the only way (right now) to change the face of America. Our children must be taught the truth and not spoon fed the divisive lies of public education.

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  10. Hi right,

    I tried to go to go to your blog but I got an error. I have included my email on my profile for getting in contact with me. I will add a link to my page and I have signed up at your site. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment.

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  12. Thanks for the post, if you are looking from some "encouragement" from the same old, same old, then you will most probably instead get a queezy stomach. It is an atrocity that many Americans minority are no better off than they were in the 60's. It shows the wisdom of God's Word where Jesus foretold that the poor will always be among us. I hope that as you read many of the other astute American bloggers on my blogroll you will find much encouragement.

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  13. I avoid saying "African-American" too; it smacks of political correctness. Whites are not referred to as "European-Americans" and so the term "African-American" sounds patronizing to me.

    Mary you are a great and good lady. Thank God you are out there.

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  14. Thank you Stogie,

    As a people we really need change, but the only change we will ever really be able to believe in is the changes that comes from within ourselves. As we continue to look at our lives and reflect and question, am I giving my best to this life God gave me. If we all wait for some politician or person to make us better, we will only look in the distance as they climb the ladder and look down upon those who are looking to them for change. Thank you again.

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  15. Just found you and LOVE the blog. You're on my favorites list!
    Wanted to add something you may find interesting. There is a book, "Out Of Africa: A Black Man Confronts Africa" by Keith B. Richburg. I couldn't find it @ the library, so ordered it through Amazon, but it is a very interesting collection of this man's three year stint as a reporter from the Washington Post. It really will blow all concepts of Africa and the politics of it all.
    Keep up the good work!!!

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  16. Thank you liberty,

    And that is exactly why I wrote this. There are so many people in America who will proudly boast of being African American but bid them to spend some time bettering the conditions in Africa and see how many will spend their treasures or use their time or even consider making their home or careers there. It has been a great blessing to learn that I am not the only one who feels this way, nor am I the only one who sees what this "label" is really about. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the comment.

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  17. C..TERRIFIC essay...I do have one thing to add however. I am a second gen Italian-American...and cherish the fact that I have my roots in another culture, because that is what this nation is all about. You may not be able to look directly back to a specific Black culture you came from, however it is still part of who you are - Just as my Italian-ness (talk about stereotypes), is a part of me. I see your point and those of the other bloggers about not wanting to be categorized as an African-American - it has become a patronizing, politically correct term.
    What we need to do in this country is to throw out any talk of 'diversity' and embrace sameness. Sameness as God has declared to us having made us in His image. Only then will we be fully able to accept each other as 'diverse' in culture, but one in Him.

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  18. Da Sicilian,

    You are right on, this liberal concept of diversity is really not diversity at all. It is mostly selective diversity, the liberals determine who is to be placed in their pool of "specially noted groups to be embraced", and there is where their efforts of diversity are placed, you know disadvantaged blacks, illegal aliens, gays and lesbians, Muslims and other liberal anti-American thinkers.

    But I am so proud to be who I am, and would not want to be anyone else, but my blackness does not allow for me to be better or racist against others because it was once placed upon people like me. I never heard stories from my parents about my slave ancestors, which does not make slavery acceptable or ethical, I just do not have anything to relate to the mindset of those who brought upon us the title of African American. You're point is well taken. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I'll be baaaacccckkkk!
    and best of luck w/your blog...

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  20. I just love watching the Socialists – i.e., the Demonrats– self-destruct
    Your Marxist Messiah a like a one winged plane piloted by a moron. The quicker it falls the better for America.
    More blasphemy from the Godless Liberal Truth, now he compares himself to Jesus.
    It’s official now. Liberals, Democrats,libaturds et al, have all gone nuts. My gosh! Is this the Democratic Party that fought for equal rights and equality of religion?

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  21. It Just Doesn't Make Any Sense,

    I don't know who these people are. They hate everything about America, yet American's continue to elect and support their agenda. Everytime someone pays to see a premier movie, they are paying into the lunatic antics of liberals. Holly? breds these types and we must either decide that as American's we will no longer support them on any front. They are everywhere and as they cut off their financial support to organizations like their very own Whole Foods we must do the same.

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  22. The Democratic Party did NOT vote for equal rights AT ALL. They have rewritten history. Go back and find history books written in the late 50's, early 60's before the left took over the text book industry. You can't find anything in the textbooks now that will show you that Republicans were the ones that passed the equal rights bill(s). Democrats were no where to be found but they are taking credit for it now and KNOW they were AWO loose.

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  23. Give me liberty,

    The hijacking of this country has been in the work by progessives for decades. Now that they have hailed to the top by taking credits such as these we are seeing them for who they really are. By November 2010, I am hoping that American's will rid themselves of their greatest enemy once and for all.

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  24. Just found your blog. I will be back. I am not black, so my perspective is of course different. But political correctness has run amok in this country. Not just this country either. In Europe there are guidelines about not using terms like snow white and right-hand man. It is craziness. I don't think there is anything wrong to embrace your culture; as I have tried to embrace mine. But it should be your culture. Not something that is totally foreign to you or your family. I am so glad to see all the conservative black voices out there. I sometimes get weary feeling that I am supposed to apologize for something that ended more than 100 years ago. I am first generation American. I don't have ancestors who owned slaves. I have nothing to be sorry for. I was hoping a good deal of this would start to disipate when Obama was elected. In some ways it has gotten worse. Which is really a shame.

    I have longed believed that the Sharpton's and Jackson's of the country are actually partially responsible for the fact that so many urban blacks remain in poverty. Personal responsibility doesn't seem to be part of the mantra they pass along.

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  25. "Those who embrace Professor Gates sentiments are those who today still believe that America owes the black population for the horrors of slavery. They are those that continue to stoke the fires of racial hatred toward other races and promote the continued attitude of pity within the black community. They also hold to the teachings of black liberation theology a school of thought that I never knew existed until the presidential campaign of then Senator Barak Obama. The teachings of black liberation theology run counterproductive to the American way. They also run counterproductive to the love I hold for my country. The ideologies of the African American classification are not ideologies I ever held to. In fact the term has nothing to do with people of African ancestry. My parents never taught us to hold to any allegiance to Africa. When my mother did express her feelings of pride regarding her heritage it was to the tribe of the Cherokee Indians. I began to think about how we all get to be categorized in the first place. I have not noticed on any forms that the category of American is an option to be selected. Is this division amongst us perpetrated by our very own government?"

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! I've also heard this refered to as "blackatude". Not a term I use, but it seems to singularly capture the 'entitlement' attitude one often sees demonstrated from folks like Prof. Gates. I captured the whole paragraph for the quote, because when I started reading it, my thoughts went right away to the Indian nations. Then as I read on I find to my joy that you and I are related by our Cherokee heritage!

    It is truly a sad commentary that in an effort to win recognition for the "equality" of all people, terms of "superiority" such as AFRICAN American, only drove the wedge deeper. The spirit of the civil rights movement was corrupted by the spirit of pride, arrogance and reparation.

    Thanks for writing and sharing this great piece. Its good to hear from a distant relative!

    ~ A blended white chick here, ever so grateful for the blessing of living in America. :)

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  26. Just a conservative girl, same here, thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment. It is always nice to know that you are understood and there are other who share like minds. As I search the internet in understanding the ideologies of those like President Obama and his associates, it is shocking to learn about their desire to make this country pay as a whole for the sins of the past. You should not have anything to feel sorry for. That's ridiculous, but these of the radical leftist communist movement do not understand this. They are bent on having every white person who is not a liberal pay for the past. America has suffered more of a change than we realize. It is like this poison was lurking in the background, waiting to be injected at the right time. And the saddest thing is that these radicals appear to go to the grave with their hatefilled thinking.

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  27. Hey Soo, or should I say, cuz? It's a great thing to embrace who you are in fact, when we don't it's a slap in the face to God, the one who created us in His likeness. That is amazing, that God has all of the colors of the world within Himself and to Him every color is unique, is just the silly humans that divide themselves. Those who voted for Obama really believed that he desired to bring the nations together. It is so sad that he took advantage of the trust of the American people to achieve his own agenda. But he will also pay the consequences. What I have learned is that liberals whether black or white are bonded together in their disdain for this country. These people are truly a different breed from conservatives or those who whole no policial affiliation but love this country. We can not be irresponsible in who we allow to take the role of governing our nation. The radical leftist movements is not concerned about real racial healing, they are more concerned with payback. But it's great to know that we can embrace each others as well. I think in the end we will be both joined together and divided. Those who hate America will continue to hate America for the things of the past unless they have a heart change, and those who love America will continue to bind together in an effort to save this great country. The two mindsets are so parallel to each other that there is no common ground. I can not think of anywhere that I as a Christian Conservative can agree with a liberal. For instance one of our core values is helping the poor, and liberals also believe that the poor should not be forgotten, but they also believe that the government should force the people to give instead of allowing each person to make that choice for themselves. I can not in no way, support the government forcing someone to share with the poor. God even desires it to be a personal thing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. I must applaud your wisdom and understanding of the devisions designed by manipulators for their own benefit.

    Being a white person I have often found it difficult to express your discovery in a way that doesn't come across racist. What you now know all blacks should know America is your right as much as anyone else but to truly reep its rewards requires participation not alienation.

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  29. I live in America,I was born in America predominantly my heritage is SCOTTISH,german & english yet I've never felt compelled to refer to myself as anything other than an American. never been able to buy into any of the "political correctness" crapola,It's just a bunch of "gobbly gook"cooked up to confuse & control the weakminded; simple as that.

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  30. Thank you for your grace and wisdom. America will be a better place because you are in it. God Bless you and your family.

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  31. Wonderful post! Thank you for writing it. I hope American Thinker publishes it.

    As Anonymous said above, as a white person it is very difficult to express this thought, without fear of being named a racist. But I feel this way about all those hypenenated-Americans; not just African.

    I believe we can all be proud of whatever ethnic/cultural gifts we have from our ancestors, and can express them freely, but that we are all Americans, and don't need any further demarcation.

    I'm so glad that you wrote this. Good for you!

    I'll be back to visit often, and will add you to my blogroll.

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  32. Anonymous, what we must change is the superfical manner in which we all relate to one another. When we really learn to live as Americans we will fully be able to communicate our thoughts for the good of the hearer and the hearer will receive it as such. It would do any person great service to at least listen to criticisms that others may have. I have learn that in criticisms there is always something to make one better. However when it comes to many minorities one only has to drive around in their own surroundings and see the things that are critical of needing real change. But to call someone of a different race racist because they are speaking what is true and what has the potential of making a community better, I believe is a great atrocity. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your thoughts. We if can not conversate on matters like these then we have not reached the place where real healing can take place. I think in many cases those who shout racist, when it is truth that is being spoken does not want to do the work of making things better. Thank you again for stopping by.

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  33. Anonymous,

    It is this type of political correctness that has brought America to sudden demise and I am hoping that we all see the destruction of the practices of the left. We must be mature enough to handle the truth without have to always level the playing fields. We will never get anywhere with political correctness. I do believe that those who are weak minded are the ones most subject to fall prey to the schemes of those who drive it.

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  34. Political Jules,

    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. I just we have all learned the great gift we have been given by God in being able to be Americans.

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  35. Conservative Pup,

    Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you back again. At first I thought no one would understand my writing this but I am just blown away by how so many do understand. Sometimes all it takes is someone to speak up. Thank you for stopping by.

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  36. Enjoyed reading your article.

    I was puzzled, as a young boy, why people were called "black" or "white" when the color of everyones skin was different shades of "brown" and those with dark brown were trying to get light brown and those with light brown (laying out in the sun) were trying to get dark brown.
    What really made them all the same was the "red" blood that flowed through their veins.

    As I grew up it became apparent to me that racism was an invention of those who felt inferior (to boost the feeling that they were really superior) or those who wished to obtain power by getting the different shades of brown to fight each other so they would not notice they were being robbed or duped.

    As I grew up I heard a lot of racial remarks. My grandfather used to call anyone who wasn't "white" a honkey. This was long before it became a popular discription for those not "black" to describe "whites" in racial terms.
    I used to counter those with racial remarks by saying something like: "...and you got to look out for those people with GREEN eyes--they are the worst". This usually let it be known--in a nice way--that I didn't want to hear such racial opinions. Sometimes, it seemed to make something positive to happen--caused them to realize how ridiculous they were...and sometimes it didn't, but, it made me feel better

    Get back with you later. Keep up the good work.

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  37. Call you what you are.

    A Nigger.

    Now get over it bitch.

    We Republicans gave you freedom and you act like owe you the damned earth.

    Get real, go back to africa were you fucking belong.

    -A White Man and a Republican!

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  38. To: "A White Man and a Republican!"

    Wow.

    I am absolutely appalled by your ignorance and lack of tolerance. I'm also ashamed for you, ashamed of your hatred toward others, ashamed for your claim to be a Republican--which is essentially conservative--and ashamed that you cannot control your egregious impulses.

    I'm neither Republican nor Democrat, but that doesn't matter.

    This blog post is one that should be embraced by every American no matter where they live, what their religious or political beliefs are, or what color their skin is. It should be required reading for every child in every school environment in America.

    Skin color shouldn't matter to anyone. We are all descendants of Noah.

    Each and every person ever alive on this earth will be judged, not on the color of their skin, but on what they hold dear in their hearts.

    I'm afraid that you, AWMaaR, will be judged harshly. Eternity is a long time to burn for harboring such hatred.

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  39. Thanks Linda, but as you can see the poster was not man enough to speak of his own, he had to hid behind his an anonymous post which really makes what he says pretty mute. There have been quite a few post regarding this blog and I must say, it's been so inspiring to me. So his post will remain posted because we must see what has brought us to this place on both sides. Hatred is hatred and I place both black racist and white racist in the same pool they are both related by the devil which owns their hatred. It reminds me of an email a friend sent me yesterday, that good can overcome evil. And by these wonderful post, it is evident to me, that good is already overcoming evil.

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  40. Scottish steve back to clear up any troubled thoughts which might have arisen due to multible comments from the "aunonymous'es".Don't mix me in with the third anonymous ,I couldnt have come up with a better example of the point I was making, but I must thank He/She for giving me a reason to appreciate the saying " TOO STUPID TO LIVE "

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  41. Not a problem steve, I don't know why I assume this was a man, you are right it could as well be a woman. I apologize to all my well regarded male posters. But whatever the case Steve, I could not lump you with this person. Each Anonymous poster is has his or her unique personality behind the screen name. I am not going to lump you all together. Thanks however for being quick to clear that up.

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  42. it is so obvious that anonymous rant came from a liberal who wants to further the lie that white republicans are racist. if i had to take another guess, i'd also say the poster is black. silly rabbit, GROW UP.

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  43. Wonderful post. Thanks so much sharing it. It's always gratifying to read posts from people who know their American history and understand the importance of standing up for our values and freedoms. You're a great American!
    I'm also really sorry to have to read the blatantly liberal post and agree with namaste as to its source. Very sad and telling as to who the real racists in this country are.

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  44. That was a wonderful post. Thank you for enlightening so many folks!

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  45. Hi there, I'm over from ABC and glad that I came :) This is a wonderful and insightful article, and I wish that everyone could read it.

    I've been noticing a lot lately that the only people who seem to talk about race are people on the left who use it not as a means of achieving equality but as a means of controlling both black and white citizens, using it to divide and create disharmony. There is something very wrong about that.

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  46. MY name is Anne. I want to thank you Mary Baker for standing up for all the Mothers of our country, who are concern the direction our country is being lead.
    We are all Americans but yet we have those in Washington, who want us to think we can not be a free choice society.
    I am ashamed of those who are from my generation who caused turmoil then and now mainly Bill Ayers, Mark Rudd, Carl Davidson, and Tom Hayden. These men I name are traitors they were traitors during the Vietnam years by burning our flag, bombing homes, police stations and the Pentagon.
    Through their poison we have a government who thinks and speaks as these Marxist anarchist.
    God bless you Mary and our beloved country. You are a true Patriot!

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  47. marywe at west oaks fellowship could not be prouder of you and your work in our church.....a whil ago i said to my wife betty that i disliked the term african american because it seperates us we are seperated by values and moral and we are joined by the same values....as a white man i am proud to call you my sister in Christ and love you as such....thank you for you work in the church and the item you wrote as it speaks to my heart..........alan

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  48. Wow,

    Thank you all so much for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. This issue is very dear to me, and my desire is to defeat it's ugly intentions before it tears us apart. If we are divided racially we will never achieve the goals of the founding fathers. It has been such a blessing to see that America has really moved beyond her past. Just because the left desires to bring us there we don't have to follow them there. We must reject their attempts not only to stir up racial tensions by exploit blacks and reminding whites of the hatred that once existed. Racism is a heart issue and it appears from the many many positive post that the hearts of many American's have totally been touched by the truth of God's word. It's such a blessing.

    Mary

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  49. Hey Alan,

    West Oaks Fellowship has been a family to us. They embraced us, welcomed us in and poured out the love of God upon us. You all are truly walking as shining lights on a hill. It was an honor to be able to be used by God in this venue.

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  50. Mary, thanks again for allowing me to use your article in the classroom. If I could permalink this to my current entry I would but I do have it linked on my current post. Keep up the good work and I promise to give you a report as to what my students thought of what you wrote. My I also use your photograph as well so they can see what you look like, not that high school students are jaded and mistrusting or anything! :lol:

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  51. I 'met' you through Vegas Art Guy, and I'm so happy I did.
    You are a blessing to America, Mary. You give me hope (REAL hope).
    I'll be back.........

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  52. I was just watching you on Glenn Beck. Wow, you guys are misguided.

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  53. If Jesus was living today, he would disagree less with liberals and disagree more with conservatives, so I true Christian could never align themselves with either philosophy.

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  54. Just watched you on Glenn Beck....
    God Bless you and your family Mary!

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  55. awesome post... i agree with everything here finally someone is standing up.

    one problem though: africa is not a country, it's a continent.

    i got your point and message, but this could be used to devalue the message of this post.

    -Bill from Belgium

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  56. You are an American Patriot and a Hero.
    God Bless You and your family.

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  57. Your courage is inspiring and admirable.
    Keep up the good work!

    best regards,
    nbpundit
    www.grouchyconservativepundits.com

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  58. Anonymous, those "guys" are what this country needs. They ARE the REAL hope and change. You are the misguided one.
    Thank you, Ladies, for standing up and being counted. I'm with you all the way.

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  59. AMEN to your comments! What a great article. I am first and foremost a Christian then an American, color is irrelevent. I was anxious to check out your blog when I saw you on the Glenn Beck show today. It is so refreshing to see conservative black individuals stand up against the radical left and be counted. Christian conservatives are not just white. I've been encouraged in the past by Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas, Tony Evan, Ronjour Loche, and more who have stood up for what is right against the African American community that so visciously attacks them for their conservative beliefs. I pray there are many who will be encouraged by you. I definitely am my sister. Keep up the good work. I will be reading.

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  60. I applaud you and all of the American MOMS who are standing up for liberty and freedom!

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  61. Saw you on Beck's show today and I told my wife this woman has her head "screwed on" right. Enjoyed your blog. I think you would like my blog.
    Go to: www.docboyerstraighttalk.blogspot.com
    I'm very concerned about where Obama is trying to take this country with the help of our idiotic Congress.Our children and grandchildren will be paupers. I think he is a closet Muslim.

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  62. Thank you Mary! Your words speak volumes! I love your article.

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  63. Mary, What A beautiful, refreshing blog. I so agree with you. Your love for God and all mankind is so obvious. I thank God for you. Praise to our Lord and Saviour that you see the truth and you are not afraid to speak it. I praise the Lord for you.

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  64. Until we are all Americans, we will not be united. God bless you, Mary!

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  65. Hi Mary, love the blog....I just wanted to point out to you that Africa is not a country, it is a continent. It should be important to you to come across as having a grasp of basic geographical facts especially when you are trying to make such an impact with your opinions. When you get elementary school level common facts wrong, it dimisnishes the rest of your writing.

    Yours in Christ,
    Jean

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  66. Mary you rock. Doh. I never thought about Africa being a continent, but Jean is dead right.

    I pick up on political correctness, which I believe to be an entirely unintended consequence of the Feminist movement. I never bought into affirmative action, and the low expectations that encourages.

    I am going to email this blog to my sister who has home schooled all five of her kids.

    Her kids are damned lucky.

    And to the anonymous poster who used the label Nigger. It is you for whom freedom of speech is so difficult to defend, but Americans, Canadians and Australians are fighting and dying so that you can choose any words you bloody like. Try to honour our soldiers by your choice of words, not make their job harder.

    Oh and I am an athiest.

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  67. We appreciate what you have said....It's a matter of PRINCIPLES, PRIORITIES AND MORALS in regards to reasoning through all these world situations. I wish there was more teachings like yours that highlighted how to think things through...cheers....

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  68. I wanted to thank you for speaking up against Gholston's hatred...I thought your points were well taken...Clearly his View of the World is through eyes that are negative, not positive...thanks for your positive Views....

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  69. "Is this division amongst us perpetrated by our very own government?"

    Bingo!!

    It is their desire to keep whatever category of people they can submissive to them, beholden to them and dependent on them.

    That way they can stay in power.

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  70. Susan from Cumming GAOctober 3, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Oh Mary, After I saw you on Glenn Beck I wept for the first time in a long time. I was in high school when the schools desegregated in the south. I am white but I made friends who were white and black and always saw them just as people. That hasn't changed. I won't say " I don't see color " because I cherish my friends for the diversity of their cultures and recognize that we all see the world through different life experiences. Mostly, though, I see how much alike we are. The term African American has made me feel sad because it was a constant reminder that we couldn't be truly one country and one people. I want every one to have the same opportunities and to feel the love for America that I feel. I know there are still racists out there and it will be a long time before they die away completly. I had begun to think, though, that it would always be that way, some people would be racists and some people would wish they were somewhere else. Now I have hope that we can all leave that behind and be just Americans. Thank you Mary.

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  71. Dear Mary: I haven't read all your website articles, but the one I started reading was wonderful, and I wanted to tell you how glad I was to see you and the other ladies on Glenn Beck's program, and how impressed I was with all of your comments. Thank you for being there and for saying all the things I also believe in about our country. We have to go back to our constitution and never changing what God led our forefathers to write down and use. May God continue to bless you and I hope to see you again soon on TV--not only Glenn Beck's program, but on many others! Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Mrs. Nancy B. Benson nbgranny@bellsouth.net

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  72. I watched the Glenn Beck program with the moms and was very impressed. Read you blogs and feel you are a great American. I am what I think is a moderate conservative, have always felt a love of my country and don't like to see our freedoms and way of life taken away. Like to invite you to my blog which I post sometimes, mostly about nursing and writing, but occasionally other topics you might be interested in. annambrosio.blogspot.com.

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  73. Mary,

    I'm right there with you. I have never identified myself as a hyphenated American, although my ancestry comes out of Thailand. I was born in Phoenix, adopted as a baby, and only see such distinctions, as it's often made by multiculturalists, as divisive, rather than celebratory of our unique cultural heritages. The concept of a salad bowl, rather than a melting pot, if you will.

    It troubles me when I see foreign flags waved around in a manner that suggests, not ethnic heritage as a source of pride, but as a source of loyalty.

    You might be interested in my own journey. Thanks for writing your article.

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  74. It is interesting and sad to me that you so easily identify yourself with someone such as Glen Beck who in the name "freedom" seeks to dismantle the rights of people pricisely like you. I understand your need to be liked, we're all human after all, but honestly do you think those women on the show with you would associate with you outside of the show. Sad really.

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  75. Beautiful, bold post Mary! I'm a conservative mom here from Z's blog. Take care and keep fighting the good fight!

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  76. Mary, TRUST ME, Anonymous is wrong.
    "dismantle rights?" WHAT? I'm sorry people sell black Americans so short. God bless.

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  77. How do we take on Obama to get him to complete something he has started. I swear I think he has ADD. He is off in too many directions and completes nothing. I think if this keeps up much longer we need to put him on medical leave for the next 3 years. He seems to be off his "MEDS"

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  78. Terrific post/blog! I agree and I am a Christian woman first. I happen to be married to a Anglo-Saxon Male who once had blonde hair, but now it's bleached gray and he has blue eyes. We have two beautiful children who proudly display the beautiful love shared by us and of the love of Jesus Christ. I would love to just classify myself as Christian American. Is that not what our country was founded on - Christian principles? I dislike politics, but I love truth and our country has difficulty in acknowledging the truth of our founding. Yes, I too, have never desired to go to Africa, that's not my home. America is! I am also proud to be a Texan by way of Louisiana! My sister-in-law sent your blog to my husband who sent it to me. I knew that I was not the only one out here who is proud to be of a brown skin tone and conservative in my views and full of pride in my country! Thanks for your post. I'll keep reading your column and lifting you in prayer. Spring Parks

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  79. So well said! When ever I am asked my "race" I say HUMAN. If I am asked my ethnicity I say a Christian Midwestern American! I guess you could always write in Texan. That would just about cover all of it! ;)

    I loved "meeting" you while watching Glenn Beck. May God be with you in our fight for freedom!
    In Christ,

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