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Obama’s AG calls America a “nation of cowards” – Was he speaking to all Americans?

Posted by foundersfreedom on February 19, 2009

From Fox News

WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, the nation’s first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was “a nation of cowards” on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues. 
I, for one, and probably much like millions of other Americans, didn’t know or care that he’s black.  And I’m one who pays attention. But now that he’s made it a point of focus, as the left always does with race, we know, but still don’t care as long as he follows the law. 

“If we’re going to ever make progress, we’re going to have to have the guts, we have to have the determination, to be honest with each other. It also means we have to be able to accept criticism where that is justified,” Holder told reporters after the speech.  (emphasis added)

Holder urged people of all races to use Black History Month as a chance for honest discussion of racial matters, including issues of health care, education and economic disparities. (emphasis added)
Health care is not a racial matter.  Nobody in America is refused treatment for illness.  My wife’s cousin is a pain pill addict of 20 years and has no trouble getting them from a hospital weekly or monthly or whatever the frequency.

The education establishment is run by the same liberals who have kept unnamed minorities poor for generations.  The unnamed minority group votes en masse for the liberals that are more concerned about global warming indoctrination and building self-esteem  than whether the students can read, write and function as citizens and contributors.  In a capitalist society, if you aren’t a contributor you are destined to live off someone else.  That, folks, is a choice in America.  Not so in many countries, but definitely in America. There are far too many examples of successful unnnamed minorities to dispute this fact. Judges, lawyers, doctors, athletes, politicians, pastors, and every other occupation.

Race, Holder said, “is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation’s history, this is in some ways understandable… If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.” 
Perhaps, Mr. Holder, it’s because the charge of “racist” has been broadcast onto a wide array of people who dare to offer comment on the state of a certain unnamed race . Even those of the same unnamed race who offer common sense suggestions to same unnamed race  to turn the situation around are chastised and met with derision.  

Holder told hundreds of Justice Department employees gathered for the event that they have a special responsibility to advance racial understanding. 
Mr. Holder doesn’t sound like he’s saying, ” we’re here to uphold the laws of this country with no respect to person or position.” For all of our sakes, it had better.  Justice is to be blind, not a weapon.

 “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” Holder said. 
After an hour working on this, I’m still trying to figure out what the heck he means by that!  He obviously doesn’t believe we’ve melted all that well.  He’s the unnamed minority Attorney General of America in the administration of an unnnamed minority President.  what more could he want?  How much more proof do we need that MOST OF US are beyond the race issue.

Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, but “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.” 
Why should it be discussed? Most people are going through life without caring one iota what race everyone else is.  Even Middle Easterners and S. Asians, groups that definitely have much more potential for discrimination these days, seem to do very well here.  To get past the race issue, though it should be pointed out that there’s power to be had in keeping this issue alive, we need to IGNORE IT.  Yes, there has been and continues to be some discrimination, but not by the MAJORITY of Americans.   Generations of the welfare state have done more to hold back the black community far more than racial discrimination.   

Hilary Shelton, vice president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, called the speech “constructively provocative.” 

“Nobody wants to be considered a coward. We’ve learned to get along by exclusion and silence. We need to talk about it. People need to feel comfortable saying the wrong things,” said Shelton.
Prove it.

Holder is headed to Guantanamo Bay early next week to inspect the terrorist detention facility there. Obama has assigned Holder to lead a special task force aimed at closing the site within a year. 

Holder’s Justice Department will have to decide which suspects to bring to U.S. courts for trial, which to prosecute through the military justice system, and which to send back to their home countries.
God help us.  If he thinks these barbaric killers have been discriminated against, they’ll be living in your neighborhood.


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