May 28, 2008

I Will Be Looking For A Independent Candidate To Support: If Hillary Does Not Prevail!

Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it. Jeremiah 5:1

The Reverend has made up his mind. If Hillary Clinton fails to prevail and become the Democratic nominee for President, I will be looking for an independent candidate to support as President of the United States of America.

I quote author Derrick Bell who once wrote, ‘if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you will keep getting what you have been getting’. Any candidate other than Hillary Clinton will not attempt to make the radical changes that need to be made if the USA is to escape from its past mediocrity and service to its outdated domestic and foreign policies and principles.

Senator McCain has made it clear on numerous occasions that he intends to continue with the policies of the past. Senator Obama Hussein talks a good game, however, he has done more retreating on things that matter than he has stood up for; the only thing that I know that he plans to do for sure is to support Israel. Senator Clinton is the only Presidential candidate that appears to recognize that what truly matters in the whole scheme of things is to do the right thing, as opposed to doing the politically correct thing; the latter is what her competitors are doing.

I have already been referred to in a disparaging way by some members of the black community who feel that I should embrace Senator Obama Hussein wholesale, simply because I am black. That is an assertion that I reject wholesale, and having said that, with respect to justice and righteousness for all people, I hold Senator Obama to a higher standard. Why?

Given what black Americans have experienced in America, if any individual should stand up and speak up for social justice without waiver, it ought to be a black wannabe leader. A black leader ought to stand up for what is right even if it means that he won’t be elected President in the land of the free and the home of the slave. Former Representative Shirley Chisholm, and two brilliant civil rights leaders, the Reverend Jesse Jackson and the Reverend Al Sharpton certainly did.

Were they elected? Of course they were not elected, however, the fact that they were not elected had little to do with their competencies, and neither of the above was elected because America had yet to deal with its own issues of truth, racism and social duplicity. Senator Obama Hussein’s appeal as many in the press have written is that he does not carry the civil rights baggage of his predecessors. My response to that has always been, and why not? Isn’t that what America is supposed to be about. He should be able to look into the crystal ball and see his future because the people that are supporting him the most vociferously blacks and whites are doing so for impure principles and based upon unsound reasoning.

Whites, because you are not like other blacks and you are not for civil rights, and blacks are supporting you mostly because you are black. Hillary is by and far the best person for the job, she has stood up for unpopular issues in the past. She was damaged for doing do so however, even in these waning hours, and given all of the mistakes made my her husband which have impacted every Democratic nominee since, Vice President Gore, Senator Kerry and now the wife of President Clinton, she is still 3rd in line so far to be President.

Senator Hillary Clinton remains my choice, I chose her because she is by far the best person for the job and because I respect her. And if she does not prevail, I will be seeking another canditorial choice, however, I will not vote for either of the 2-front runners who will do nothing more than provide us with what we have already been getting in the past! Senator McCain has been a prisoner of war, Senator Obama Hussein (and his finally proud to be an American wife) have been prisoners of war given the sides of them that are black, yet neither of these two candidates are willing to speak up and fight for justice without wavering!

Peace & Grace
Rev. C. Solomon
Book Reference: Faces at the Bottom of the Well: The Permanence of Racism, by author Derrick Bell, 1992!

Addenda: A person who has already been doused in the fire ought to resolutely stand up in the face of all opposition for what is right, Senator Clinton is the only one that has done that so far!

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