One thing can be said about the Tea Party movement in 2009: it unknowingly showcased many of the 2010 candidates that have decided to run for office. The emergence of the Tea Parties has included a surge of black as well as white Americans speaking at these events heralding the goodness of our freedoms, liberties and free-market capitalistic society. Our media have painted the American way of life and history as a bad thing and side with European ideals of "group think" and socialist ruling. With the election of the first black President, Barack Obama in 2008, who has governed in direct opposition to historic American values, many have seen an urgent need to run for office to return us to our historical beginnings in respect to the Constitution. The election of the first black person to the land's highest office did indeed occur in 2008, but it was from the Democrat-Liberal-Left-leaning side of the aisle which is vastly opposite our history. With so much radical change occurring in the American political arena in 2009 that the Washington elite did not count on, the question is, are we seeing a 'new wave' of candidates from the black community? I believe so and here are some examples: Watch Florida's District 22 GOP candidate Lt. Col. Allen West below: Lt. Col. Allen West website: http://allenwestforcongress.com/ Watch Alabama's District 5 GOP candidate Les Philip below: Les Philip website: http://www.lesphillip.com/ Watch Texas U.S. Senatorial GOP candidate Michael Williams below: Michael Williams at the Frisco Tea Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b976G53m0-8&feature=related http://www.williamsfortexas.com/ Watch Colorado's 2010 GOP candidate Ryan Frazier below: Another of Ryan Frazier's speeches at the Lincoln Douglas event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKX89FPjgLE Website: http://www.frazierforcolorado.com/ Watch North Carolina's 2010 GOP candidate Lt. Col. Lou Huddleston below: Another video of Lt. Col. Lou Huddleston http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RipD_h-kr5U Website: http://www.votehuddleston.com/
After watching these videos and examining the candidates' websites, I can't help but reflect on how the effects of the the Lincoln-Douglas Debates that happened many years ago could have had on these men and the generations before them. I am reminded of Republican President Abraham Lincoln who halted the expansion of owning slaves westward by ending the Civil War which put an end to states seceding from the Union less than 200 years ago. Lincoln and Douglas were only two men, but the effect of that debate heralded a fire-storm of freedom for the future.
In 2010 we have come a long way but we have a long way to go. I've learned a lesson as an adult that freedom is never completely free, you have to work at it and nurture it. I'll be keeping a watchful eye on all the candidates in 2010 regardless of their racial makeup. The American citizen cannot waste one vote toward a candidate that will no longer listen, no longer represent us and no longer stand for our country's freedom, liberty and free market capitalism. These men happen to be black but they are a force that has emerged standing for freedom, liberty and an opportunity to save our country. These men, these American men, recognize and have come alongside the Lincolns' and Douglas' of today like the Lincoln-Douglas of yesterday. We must awaken. We must continue what our founding fathers began in 1773. We must come together in 2010 and put our racial differences aside and stop believing in the falsehood of "hope and change" that this socialistic administration is forcing upon us. "Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall" surprisingly found in the Bible in the book of Luke. Another famous quote, which is attributed to Aesop is "United we stand, divided we fall." This idea still holds true. The Jessie Jackson's, Al Sharpton's and Louis Farakan's of our day need to move over, the 'new wave' of the American Patriot is coming aboard! They are bent on turning this ship back around and appear to be heading at full speed ahead. We had a glimpse of what's behind us in 2009 and it was not what is good for America. For more insight to this blog post read the article from The Washington Independent, "Black GOP Candidates Mount Serious 2010 Bids Nationwide" by David Weigel from October 2009.