Guess who stayed in my neck of the woods last night? Yep, Sarah Palin's bus tour called it a night in my part of New Jersey. I got a tip from a friend of mine that Sarah Palin and family were staying at hotel a few blocks from my home. So I walked over there to see if I could catch a glimpse. The place was as quiet as ever. Dismayed I started walking back home on a different route and I spied the tour bus in a parking lot only a block away.
I wanted to post this last night, but I wasn't sure if Sarah was still planning to play cat and mouse with the media so, I scheduled the post for this morning. Give them hell, Sarah!
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.