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    Affirmative Action The left is brilliant at using words. Because of
    their willing accomplices in the mainstream media, the liberal view of
    almost every issue is crystallized using their terms of the debate.
    Essential American ideals, freedom, equal justice under law, individual
    rights, have been trampled upon (using the cover of nice-sounding terms).
    All poisonous schemes liberals have foisted upon American for decades have
    been hidden under sweet names: social justice, fairness, compassion, the
    common good, progressivism, diversity, tolerance, affirmative action. Who
    could oppose any thing so positive, so wonderful, so loving, so kind?
    Anyone who dares oppose the left's programs are deemed mean spirited,
    racist, sexist, homophobic, oppressive, McCarthyite, fascist, extremist,
    yada, yada, yada. Liberals have not counted on two things. First,
    ordinary people do not participate in liberalism's required denial of
    reality: they see for themselves in their own cities, communities,
    schools, businesses, the terrible real life consequences of liberal ideas.
    Second, just because liberals have for years been able to stifle any
    substantive debate on these issues with name-calling and intimidation,
    they have not stamped out the vast opposition. Although they've tried.
    And they are still trying, as we will continue to see as the debate over
    affirmative action heats up. Listen to Willie Brown, former California
    Assembly Speaker: "Those who operate on the theory, in this environment,
    that there is something tragically wrong with the remedy called
    affirmative action, and that it needs to be corrected, they're wrong and
    they come from the perspective of a racist." Thirty years ago, before
    the media bestowed upon liberals alone the moral authority to discuss
    civil rights issues, conditions were radically different than they are
    today. If you were a member of a racial minority, you did not have access
    to certain jobs, you were not permitted to shop or go to the movies in
    certain places, and in many ways you could not lead a normal life. All
    because you were a different color. It was vile, and it flew in the face
    of the American ideal. Now thirty years later there is an initiative
    called the called the California Civil Rights Initiative. This was
    proposed by two San Francisco professors, it reads as follows: "Neither
    the State of California nor any of its political subdivisions or agents
    shall use race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin as a criterion
    for either discriminating against, or granting preferential treatment to,
    any individual or group on the operation of the State's system of public
    employment, public education or public contracting." I wonder ... who
    will oppose that? Could we say it would be the bigots? By any definition
    of the word, I think we can. The media and the democratic party
    are appalled at the instant popularity of this initiative, of which over
    60 percent of California voters approve, according to a recent field poll.
    A significant number of those who supposedly benefit from the
    preferential policies back the measure. Nearly 60 percent of women and
    about 40 percent of blacks, Hispanics, and Asians. When asked about
    affirmative action in general, California voters oppose the concept by a
    2-1 ratio. "The elimination of affirmative action ... would be a
    catastrophe for American women," says Katherine Spillar, national
    coordinator of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Though Ms. Spillar does
    not speak for most women, nor does she justify her belief that affirmative
    action is "right," she declares: "Women will not quickly accept a
    rollback in our rights." The Congressional Black Caucus has formed a task
    force to fight efforts to overhaul affirmative action laws. Says Rep.
    Donald M. Payne (D, NJ), Chairman of the caucus: "We are going to be a
    truth squad to interpret correctly what affirmative action is and what the
    goals have been." Let us look at what affirmative action is. Sen. Bill
    Bradley (D, NJ) claims: "The issue has been distorted that affirmative
    action to many means reverse discrimination and preferences, which is
    clearly not what affirmative action is. That's what Quotas are." You
    have got it exactly wrong senator. Like most liberals, you believe that
    an innocent sounding name for a policy equals an innocent policy. But in
    real life, in the real world, senator, affirmative action means reverse
    discrimination and preferences. Affirmative action means quotas.

    Affirmative action is institutional racism, and it's time to end it.
     
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    Too long. There ought to be a size limit on posts here.
     
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    Yes. Somehow I had it pasted twice. I fixed. Now can you deal with the content?
     
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    The only limitation is 20,000 characters per post.

    I have updated the rules in regards to posting entire articles. The update had nothing to do with this post. I just want to protect myself from lawsuits about copyrighted work.
     
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    Agree totally with the concept but simply America is not ready.
     
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    Yes we are.
     
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    Sure we are...It would take imprisoning the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, however...
     
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    Since when were all members of KKK imprisoned? I must've missed that one. Cite me some proof that we are ready. I cite James Byrd, the numerous anti-semitic church burnings and a couple of our members as a small portion of the proof that we aren't.
     
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    There are demagogues on both sides of this issue unfortunately.
     
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    Oh dmp, you silly goose!

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