I am not sure what is more frightening, Jesse Jackson Jr. wanting to spend massive amounts of money we clearly do not have or the fact that he has no clue about how the Constitution works.
If we start with the spending spree, where exactly is the money suppose to come from for free homes, ipods and laptops? As things stands now, Democrats had to lie their ass off just to fool enough people into believing we could afford ObamaCare. Furthermore, how does free Ipods and laptops improve life for ghetto kids? Just because one has those items doesn't mean you will utilize them for educational purposes.
Jackson's idea of calling things like housing, education and healthcare "rights" shows such a complete misunderstanding of what our Constitution does. Our constitution was not designed to "give" rights to people. It was designed to protect our God given rights i.e. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights belong to every man, woman and child from the moment they are born. Thus they can never be granted or taken away. Our constitution exist to safeguard these universal God given rights from a tyrannical government.
The things that Jesse Jr. wants the Constitution to protect as rights are the very things, if government is kept in check, we are all free to pursue on our own and to the degree that satisfies us individually. It is this complete misunderstanding of how our nation is suppose to work why I caution fellow conservatives about changing the Constitution in this day and age. Currently, we do not have enough adults on either side of the aisle to responsibly modify the nation's guiding law.
I am a black conservative from a black conservative family. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and finally settled in New Jersey. Throughout my life I knew I did not share many of the common beliefs of other American blacks.
For starters, I never took to the term African-American. I have meet too many real Africans who are now Americans, to ever with a straight face say we share something in common other than skin tones. Their history and culture is truly a unique and is a completely different experience from my own. My culture is distinctly American, from the way I speak, think, dress and act and you know what else? I love it! So for me, I will always be an American who just happens to be black.
I put myself and my beliefs out here in cyberspace, to show my fellow blacks that there is something more. That one need not accept the false promise of the next social program, the belief in government as savior or the next Democratic candidate will right all wrongs. That true Hope and Change comes from belief in yourself, in a nation that allows dynamic movement if you are bold enough, smart enough and brave enough to make it happen.