Sunday, January 15, 2017

US Rep. John Lewis is absolutely correct.

Pence criticism of Rep. Lewis is laughable. I never saw him on a march for civil rights or linking arms with President Obama and the First Lady in remembering some of the ugliest history in the south next to the civil war.

January 15, 2017
By Sally Bronston

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), (click here) said he would not invite President-elect Donald Trump to visit Selma, Alabama, with him, though he also would not "do anything to prevent him from coming."
On Bloody Sunday in 1965, Lewis was badly beaten by Alabama state troopers on Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge during a march for voting rights.
Politicians and leaders from both parties - including Vice President-elect Mike Pence - have visited Selma with Lewis over the years. In 2015, Presidents Obama and Bush, went to Selma with Lewis and others to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday....

Pence speaks out of both sides of his mouth, but, the devil is in the details.

Civil rights must be balanced with religious freedom (click here)

Should full civil rights protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity be extended? No one should be harassed or mistreated because of who they are, who they love, or what they believe. But Hoosiers also cherish faith and the freedom to live out their faith and I will not support any bill that diminishes the religious freedom of Hoosiers or that interferes with the Constitutional rights of our citizens to live out their beliefs in worship, service or work.

Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Indiana legislature , Jan 12, 2016

This is the age old duality of the Republican Ultra White. They chronically place religion in the State House before the truth about civil rights. In that statement about the LGBT community in the USA Mr. Pence clearly mimics the words of President Obama "...because of who they are, who they love or what they believe...." BUT, if those that identify as 'who they are, who they love or what they believe' think they are going to change my message of hatred over religious partisanship they are sadly mistaken.

Within the statement is hatred. It is not the place of government to state religion is under attack. The First Amendment is the First Amendment. I am curious though, will the Ultra White Pence return the USA to 1776 BEFORE the "Bill of Rights" (click here) was included?

It isn't just religious bigotry that Pence values, it is any Republican dogma that the "Ultra White" support.

July 16, 2012
By Jeff Harris

Indianapolis – Indiana AFL-CIO President Nancy Guyott (click here) issued the following statement in reaction to a procedural vote Congressman Mike Pence cast last week that blocked consideration of the Bring Jobs Home Act.

The legislation sought to eliminate tax loopholes that reward American corporations that ship jobs overseas, replacing them with incentives for U.S. companies that move jobs and business operations to America from another country.

Last Tuesday, Pence voted on a motion (H.R. 5542) that shut off debate and prevented an amendment from being offered that would have called for a vote on the Bring Jobs Home Act. Instead Pence supported a measure to take another irrelevant vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act, the 33rd such vote.

“When it comes to job creation, Congressman Mike Pence’s record doesn’t match his rhetoric. While campaigning for governor he claims that “jobs” are his top priority yet when given the chance to bring legislation to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that would help create thousands of jobs for working men and women, Mike Pence voted the wrong way.

Congressman’s Pence’s vote was a vote to preserve the outrageous practice of giving corporations our tax dollars to help them ship American jobs overseas. It was a vote to block millions of American jobs from coming back home. And, it was a vote that put a higher priority on partisan politics than on creating jobs....

When it comes right down to it, Pence is a liar and rhetorical bully.

Clearly understand when the Trump administration wants to return the country to 1776, it was before the "Bill of Rights" was ratified.

Original Ten Amendments: The Bill of Rights

Passed by Congress September 25, 1789
Ratified December 15, 1791