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An Inconvenient History

An Inconvenient History

History, Issues, Presidential
Many historians have conclude, based on documentation, the Civil Rights Law was another ‘forced into glory’ situation (like Lincoln) because we could not demonize other countries for lack of equality when we did not act in accordance with our own rhetoric during the Cold War. Meaning, the signing of the Civil Rights Law was a political propagandic maneuver, not a moralistic need to bring equality. Even with Civil Rights becoming law, it was not until Nixon (a Republican) who enforced it through the Supreme Court. The result was busing and school integration as well as the end of overt Jim Crow in the South. Johnson never made any gestures after the signing to actually implement the legislation; it was merely a gratuitous action. Digging deeper into historic documentation, Democrats have
Life is Not Fair…

Life is Not Fair…

History, Issues, Presidential
By Thornton Crowe (first published on Salisbury News) One could argue for things like Welfare and Affirmative Action under the premise of leveling the playing field for underprivileged; however, do these mindsets really inspire people to succeed or does it hide the perpetuation of the continuum of inequality under a veil of feel-good verb? There can be no true equality in life or a country. Economists like Thomas Sowell disagree that legislative tampering like Affirmative Action and Welfare has done anything positive for minority communities. In fact, he rebukes both, stating it makes it harder for the economic challenged to get ahead and stifles their creativity in making their mark in society and assured self-preservation. Affirmative Action has become a quota-filling apparatus ba...
Setting the Record Straight…

Setting the Record Straight…

History, Issues, Presidential
By Thornton Crowe (First Published on Salisbury News) Over the years I am stunned at those little moments on TV where reporters go out and ask the ‘man on the street’ where a country is or who the first president of the US’s name; only to find that people have no idea about of people, events and history going on around them. It is striking to me more and more that Common Core is having a field day, dummying down our youth but a lot of the folks interviewed are adults – not kids. Benghazi was and will never be a guy named Ben Ghazi and Lincoln was not our first President. Interestingly, as we round to his birthday month, I have long been curious as to why the Black community herald’s Lincoln as one of their ‘heroes.’ The truth is, he was a separatist in every sense of the word. He ne
Does it feel like 5% to you?

Does it feel like 5% to you?

Issues
By Thornton Crowe (first published on Salisbury News) As the media trumps the three-month 5% unemployment numbers like it was a great accolade on behalf of the Obama camp, one finds that most people are not buying it. Salisbury has sustained several closings and layoffs over the last year, leaving us with a rising unemployment – now up to 7% in Wicomico County. Mind you, this figure does not include the following: under-employed – part-time workers who want full-time work, benefits expired/exhausted, unqualified for unemployment insurance and jobseekers that have simply given up. One quick look on Careerbuilders.com – which tells you how many have applied for any given position – you’ll find some jobs have 300+ applicants. Yet, Day’s first bold statement is to hire a Marketing Firm
Term Limits: Why We Need Them…

Term Limits: Why We Need Them…

Corruption, Issues
It was never meant to be a life-long career… With familiarity comes both contempt and perpetuation of rut, so why do citizens continue to advocate and subscribe to the same politicians, election after election? While on a local level this can be damaging to a community such as Salisbury because one needs to have the ability to shakes things up a bit. Having the same mayors, council members and such, year in and year out, it becomes a tedious drill of lip service with no tangible return for a person’s vote. The same potholes remain along with all the other complaints campaign promises are built on – yet as citizens, we allow it. Looking at the Federal arena, it is staggering how long people are elected to do the same horrible job they’ve done for decades. Barbara Milkulski has frankly
Whatever Happened to the Presumption of Innocence…

Whatever Happened to the Presumption of Innocence…

Corruption, Issues
What happened to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law? The mass media machine has been convicting suspects before trial since Lee Harvey Oswald in November 1963 but now, the epidemic of this Constitutional infringement has reached an unfathomable proportion. In today’s world of fast facts, we find ourselves inundated with information on suspects within hours of criminal investigations, thus, spurring a rush to judgment. A new documentary has introduced a new dialogue about the media role in convictions that will surely have you questioning where the lines are truly drawn in our society. On December 18, 2015, Netflix premiered one of its newest documentaries called Making a Murderer, featuring the story of Steven Avery. Born and raised in Manitowoc