Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Independence Day 2: The Rise of the Independent Thinker by Akindele Akinyemi


I completely why some people will not vote Democrat or Republicans. Both parties have not lived up to par. Even though I vote non-straight ticket Republican (I never vote straight ticket and yes, Gov John Engler was right to try to eliminate the straight ticket ballots) and try to live a conservative lifestyle I know that the Republican Party has not lived up to its expectations.

Republicans claim that they are a party of inclusion. If that is the case then why be afraid to campaign in urban areas in Michigan? If ANYONE need to hear a conservative message from a fiscal and policy standpoint its black people.

I do not even need to talk about how reckless and ridiculous the Democratic Party has disserviced black people.

A list of the safest and most dangerous cities in the United States:

OVERALL: (371 cities)

SAFEST 25:

MOST DANGEROUS 25:

1

Brick Township, NJ

1

St. Louis, MO

2

Amherst, NY

2

Detroit, MI

3

Mission Viejo, CA

3

Flint, MI

4

Newton, MA

4

Compton, CA

5

Troy, MI

5

Camden, NJ

6

Colonie, NY

6

Birmingham, AL

7

Irvine, CA

7

Cleveland, OH

8

Cary, NC

8

Oakland, CA

9

Greece, NY

9

Youngstown, OH

10

Coral Springs, FL

10

Gary, IN

11

Thousand Oaks, CA

11

Richmond, CA

12

Orem, UT

12

Baltimore, MD

13

Round Rock, TX

13

Memphis, TN

14

Dover, NJ

14

Trenton, NJ

15

Lake Forest, CA

15

Richmond, VA

16

Sterling Heights, MI

16

Kansas City, MO

17

Simi Valley, CA

17

Atlanta, GA

18

Roswell, GA

18

Cincinnati, OH

19

Lee's Summit, MO

19

Washington, DC

20

Broken Arrow, OK

20

North Charleston, SC

21

Chino Hills, CA

21

Reading, PA

22

Gilbert, AZ

22

Newark, NJ

23

Edison Township, NJ

23

Little Rock, AR

24

Cranston, RI

24

San Bernardino, CA

25

Port St. Lucie, FL

25

Orlando, FL


Now the TOP 10 dangerous cities in the United States are all controlled by the Democratic Party. Every last one in the top ten. This is NOT a coincindence. This is a concrete FACT.

Meanwhile, Troy, MI is the 5th safest city in the United States. This is a REPUBLICAN controlled city.

When asked about why must the Democratic Party control the large urban areas and those urban areas are transformed into urban ghettos I never, ever receive an answer from any Democrat who is an elected offical or activist. They cannot answer nor refute the fact that the every party they belong to has failed black people for decades.

I would like to see INDEPENDENT candidates NOW run for offfice. Especially U.S. CONGRESS.

For instance, my dream candidate to run against Rep. Carolyn Cheeks-Kilpatrick in 2008 would be an independent black woman candidate with conservative leanings. She would be in her late 30s to early 40s and would have established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the 13th District. If there is a black woman out there please see me ASAP.

I would like to see an Independent candidate to run against John Conyers as well as U.S. Senator Carl Levin.

I would like to see a few independent candidates run for State Representative in Detroit in 2008.

The reactionary thrust of the Republican Party and the visionlessness of the Democratic Party have left a political void. That is why upwards of 35% of Americans are independents.

Long considered the most loyal constituency of the Democratic Party, African American voters have begun to consider other options, to self-identify as independents, and to vote in significant numbers for candidates and parties other than Democrats. I wonder why the Republicans have not done a good job in trying to recruit Independent Conservatives as a alternative voting base for the party? Rev. Wayne Perryman, author of Unfounded Loyalty, is an independent conservative. The Rev. Glenn Plummer, pastor of the Ambassadors for Christ Church in Redford, MI, is an independent.

With a couple of big elections coming up in the near future, everyone is wondering whether the shortcomings of the Granholm Administration here in Michigan and the Mayor Peterson Administration in Indianapolis are enough to drive voters away and give the Republicans a chance to regain power. As with every election, victory largely comes down to who can win over the independent voters who make up about a third of the electorate. As elected officials from both parties underperform and disappoint the voters the number of independents has been growing as disaffected members drift away from the parties. These alienated voters are the key to winning more and more elections.

Independent voters want to protect their interests and protect their rights. They know that the activist extremes of the two major parties have agendas that involve whittling away their rights in all sorts of areas, in service of religious, moral and political ideologies. They also understand that the parties have to cater to these extremes in order to turn out reliable, core votes. But above all, they have a simple agenda of their own. They want to be left alone and to protect their families, their property and their wallets. In picking how they will vote, independents have to decide which party's extreme agitators are more threatening to them.

This is where the Republicans tend to win out. While the radicals of both parties want to limit liberty and impose intrusive restrictions on people to further their marginal causes, the general threat level of the Republicans are more acceptable, however reprehensible their specific issue positions may be.

Independet candidates should be conservative Christians or God-fearing people who want to restore the Kingdon of God back in His hands. A strong independent candidate should have appeal to both sides of the aisle.

So if I were the Michigan Republicans in this state I would run independent conservatives in the 13th District, 14th District and other areas where we could get a broad range of crossover voters to help preserve conservative thought and policies. Republicans cannot win these Congressional Districts in Wayne County due to the Democratic stronghold. But they can either win or at least lose margianlly in these districts. The point is this. The traditional way of campaigning has to be thrown out the window and we need a new urban strategy for success without doubt, fear or intimidation.

Would you run as a Independent Conservative if you had the chance?

3 comments:

Sherraye said...

Well written and I absolutely agree. You made me mad on some other posts and I said I wouldn't comne back here anymore...but I'm nosey! LOL.

Great post.

indy voter said...

How many registered and/or potential independents are even in the 13th district? How many people in the 13th are willing to give consideration to another candidate and not just mark the box next to the name with the "D" regardless of who the name is or what they've done?

I also noticed in '04 that Kilpatrick was running unopposed, so I just did a write-in vote for myself, because I refuse to ever cast a vote for her. She and her son are terrible for Detroit.

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