On March 7, 1965, John Lewis and fellow activist Hosea Williams led over 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. At the end of the bridge, they were met by Alabama State Troopers, who ordered them to disperse. When the marchers stopped to pray, the police discharged tear gas and mounted troopers charged the demonstrators, beating them with night sticks. Lewis’s skull was fractured, but he escaped across the bridge, to a church in Selma. Before he could be taken to the hospital, John Lewis appeared before the television cameras calling on President Johnson to intervene in Alabama. Lewis bears scars on his head that are still visible today.
What is not visible or even hiding in the South today is a mindset that blacks should be restricted from opportunities to be elected and have representation. And yet both political parties are terrified of not renewing and extending the Voting Rights Act and thus being charged with racism. The Voting Rights Act is extended every time it’s about to expire.
In February 2008, voters in an Alabama county that is more than 96% white sent a black man, James Fields (featured image), as their representative to the state House of Representatives. America has changed, the South has changed, and bears no resemblance to those problems that plagued the South in 1965.
One of these election cycles, a Republican will shock the conventional wisdom and get elected to the U.S. House in one of these “majority-minority districts,” and perhaps it will happen in 2012. Let’s look at the 2nd congressional district of Mississippi and the 12th congressional district of North Carolina.
Bill Marcy Republican nominee Mississippi 2nd Congressional District
The policies of the Liberal establishment have kept America’s poor in a perpetual state of slavery and encouraged a plantation mentality to the point that almost half of America now votes for who can “give” them the most instead of those who can actually help them the most.
Bill Marcy knows that free market principles and encouraging small businesses to grow and hire more employees will bring jobs and self-respect back to the forgotten and almost lost generation of poor whites and blacks who’ve been raised to believe that Government only exists to provide for them from cradle to grave. Democrats have survived far too long crushing self-determination and rugged individualism by giving token handouts and demanding loyalty in the form of votes in return.
The results of these “experiments” in Progressivism have been devastating for America and in particular for Mississippi. Bill is amazed that the Democratic Party (the party of slavery, segregation and bigotry) has been so successful in pulling the wool over the eyes of so many for so long recasting themselves as the “Party of The Little Man”. Bill wants something better for Mississippi’s future. Bill knows that we can do better. Bill also knows that in the heart of every man, woman and child in District 2 beats the heart of a championship fighter, but that they need to be reminded of the benefits of hard work, their own excellence and their own abilities. Education is part of the issue, but another part is regaining our own self-respect.
An endorsement by the Madison County Journal
EDITORIALS/Bill Marcy for Congress
10/3/2012 6:00:00 PM
Three candidates are challenging incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the swaggering ex Hinds County supervisor politico from Bolton, but Republican Bill Marcy stands above.
Thompson’s 19 years of supporting tax-and-spend liberal policies in the United States House of Representatives have brought home the bacon, but bankrupted the country.
In 2008 the ObamaPhone program Thompson supports costs $772 million, but by 2011 it costs $1.6 billion.
Other than free cell phones, is the Delta better off today than it was 20 years ago?
Thompson is an ardent supporter of President Obama’s socialized healthcare plan that has already increased health costs and insurance premiums.
Thompson opposed tax cuts and fought expansion of domestic energy. While many of good conscience disagree on Personhood, Thompson takes an extreme position voting against partial birth abortion.
He even refused to support legislation that would punish a criminal who attacks a mother and harms or kills her unborn child.
Thompson’s top campaign contributors are public sector and private sector labor unions, allies who will not benefit job creation for Madison County or the 2nd Congressional District.
Thompson, despicably, has been active in trying to unionize Nissan.
He has said he believes there was a conspiracy to keep people in the Delta poor, but after nearly two decades in office he has failed his district which remains among the top 10 poorest districts in the country. Nothing can change overnight, but we believe voters have given Thompson adequate time to make a difference.
We believe Bill Marcy would serve Mississippi better than Thompson.
Marcy wants to lower taxes and cut the size of government. He opposes government bailouts of failing companies, supports education reform like charter schools, wants to expand domestic energy creation and opposes ObamaCare and the huge, hidden healthcare tax increase.
Unseating the well-funded, well-experienced Thompson machine will be a challenge and we don’t have much sway in the Delta and most of the district, but it’s the principle.
On Nov. 6, vote Bill Marcy for United States Congress.
Jack Brosch Republican nominee North Carolina 12th Congressional District
Jack Brosch in his own words
The 12th district actually has the notoriety for North Carolina of — it’s listed in Wikipedia under the definition of ‘gerrymandering,
I feel I’m qualified for this partially because I’ve got a heartbeat, to be honest with ya.
The government raised the requirement for banks so that they have a certain reserve on hand should something bad happen. Well, everybody says the cash crunch and the liquidity is an issue with small businesses and being able to borrow money for those companies that have great credit. Well, the problem is the government raised the reserve requirement for those banks, and now all of a sudden they can’t loan it.
I am a proponent of repeal and replace. There are some portions of the Affordable Care Act that I think are good, such as covering children up to the age of 26, such as no preexisting conditions…. I think a couple of programs should be included in it which are not — that is transportability.
As a white male, why am I running? Simply, it’s where I live. Republicans should not shy away from black votes. People who live in the 12th deserve a chance to have their voices heard. I understand it’s an uphill battle.
I think he’s even farther left of the president, and I’m farther right of Romney. We are at the opposite ends of the spectrum.
Jack Brosch is a Tea Party member whose prior political involvement included serving as precinct organization chairman for the Mecklenburg County GOP.
He has described himself as a “trainer in online activism and grassroots organizing for American Majority.” He owns his own computer consulting business.
Do not believe conventional wisdom as an article of faith, and take nothing for granted. GOTV! GOTV! GOTV!