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Political Views from the Underclass


There are uninformed and devilish people who have asked, "why do we need a Federal Government in the United States of America?" The Federal Government is tax supported financially by citizens and American business and commerce. The Federal Government was established by the American people (White men) because they no longer wanted to be ruled by Kings or Dictators. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were created by these early American Immigrants to give them the freedoms they couldn’t have in their Motherland. These documents declared among other things that “All men are created equal” and that they had a right to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. The selfishness of these rich white landowners was exposed by the lack of inclusion of all other men of color and all women from being equal and having rights of life, liberty, and happiness written into Federal laws. In fact the Negro people were written into Federal laws as sub-human with no rights that a white man had to acknowledge, not even cruelty to an animal. The Founding Fathers, as some call them today had to know then, that what they wrote was not perfect and would have to be amended to become more perfect. The Constitution not only gave rights and privilege to every white landowner, also the right to vote and bare arms was written into law for the common white male citizen. States Rights was also written into the Constitution, which gave the south legal Constitutional justification to secede from the U.S. and thus the Civil War was fought. The Declaration of Independence written in 1776 in reference to the pursuit of happiness gave States the right to abolish the federal government.

In 1803 the Federal Government purchased Louisiana from France for $15,000.000. On February 2nd 1848 the U.S. Federal Government signed the Treaty of Guadalupe after winning the Mexican American War. Texas wasn’t the only state acquired in the defeat of Mexico. The States west of the Mississippi River all the way to California were acquired by the U.S. after winning the Mexican and Indian Wars. When the Civil war started in 1861 America was as it is today geographically, before the purchase of Alaska and Hawaii. The Federal Government had expanded the U.S. Territory from coast to coast, the Atlantic to the Pacific, and north from Canada, and south to the Rio Grande River. The Federal Government had supported financially the building of towns and cities throughout the New World. International trade was set up in Europe by the U.S. government and England became dependent on cotton from the southern states where cotton was King and Negros was slaves. The Federal Government was giving away free land grants and homesteads to European Immigrants to inhabit the vast new lands. If the U.S. Government didn’t win the civil war, there would be no Constitution, no Bill of Rights, no United States, and no talk about the Founding Fathers today. It would all be gone with the wind. The founding Fathers would have been shown to be short sighted about States’ Rights.

The South declared war with the Federal Government not because it was failing to be a government for the people and by the people; it was because the government wanted to include All Men. The southern states created gray uniforms for their volunteer army, over half of the Southern Army fought in plain clothes. The Federal army wore blue and was backed by the industrial might and military power of the northern army. The Southern states believed that they had rights and the Federal Government had no right to stop them in their rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Some in the southern states hoped for aid in defeating the North from England, since England depended on southern cotton. Cotton and slavery was the basic of the southern economy. The southern states and their governors had no plans to restructure or rewrite what the federal government had established since the Declaration of Independence was declared. The right to own people was the only reason the Southern states went to war against their own government. If the southern states had won the Civil war; America would have never been a world of power. President Lincoln issued an executive order after the second year of the civil war. The Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the end of slavery in the United States included the southern states that were at war with the Federal Government. President Lincoln was personally managing the civil war while working with Congress on passing the 13th amendment. In the congress that Lincoln passed the 13th amendment in, included republicans and slave owning democrats who cared about the people, not the politics. In keeping with taking care of the people’s business, the President was spending tax dollars and land grants to build a transcontinental Railroad. The private sector couldn’t finance a project so costly, but could use the rail to expand commerce to and for the people. The 13th amendment didn’t declare that Negros were human and not 3/5 human anymore, it stopped slavery in America. Slavery was replaced by Racism. The 13th amendment was the first positive thing for Negros mentioned in law, in the constitution since it had been written before the 1776 Declaration. It would be 102 years of racism before descendent grandchildren of slave-owners by Federal law granted human rights to the descendent grandchildren of slaves (The Civil Rights Act of 1964). Sadly the racism has never stopped and continues to this day.

After the Civil Rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s white flight fueled by State's Rights and Federal urban development block grants and community redevelopment grants, allowed those that left the inner cities to surrounded the nation’s large cities with small towns. They worked in big cities but paid taxes where they lived. There were all kind of Federal Assistance provided to states. These states had the discretion to help who they please to grow and prosper. Most large cities had their first black mayors, police chiefs, bus drivers, fire chiefs and city council members. Most did not really understand what the lost of tax revenue, caused by white flight, would cost the cities in the years to come. All they knew was jobs were available to African Americans in the United States that had never been open until the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Federal laws were enacted that protected slave descendents from racial discrimination at work and in hiring. African Americans for the next 30 years experienced economic gains never before or since experienced in the United States. In the mist of this positive growth for African Americans, Ronald Wilson Reagan went to the heart of the Confederate South (Mississippi) and promised change. Ronald Reagan’s “States Rights” speech was given on August 3, 1980 in Neshoba County, in the state of Mississippi. The Republicans party’s Presidential nominee gave this speech a few miles from Philadelphia, MS (A town associated with the murder of the 1964 civil rights workers). He was elected president twice. I suggest that you study President Reagan’s Presidency and his positions on civil or individual rights and which individual’s rights or state’s rights did his administration support?

President Bush the first wasn’t elected twice because he broke his pledge not to raise taxes even in a recession (that sounds kind of Teapartyish, huh?). President Clinton raised taxes and was elected twice; he ended his presidency with a surplus and not a deficit. That was the first time in a long while a president left office with a surplus. Bush beat Gore, or did he? That doesn’t matter; it a lot of things under the bridge now. President Bush the 2nd became the 43rd president of the United States. Very soon after he took office and before 9-11 happened, he gave the budget surplus away to the rich and famous. The Economic Growth and Tax Reconciliation Act of 2001 (Better known as “The Bush Tax Cuts”) blew President Clinton’s surplus away and instantly caused a budget deficit. The Bush tax cut was June 7, 2001; on September 11, 2001 America was terrorized. The tax cuts were not rescinded because we were going to war in Afghanistan and no politicians in the Republican Party spoke of the billions in budget deficits a war and tax cuts would produce. Tax cuts during war time made less fiscal sense then tax cuts during a recession, but Bush was the President and Decider. When the President and Vice President decided to go to war with Iraq over Weapons of Mass Destruction, the tax cut was not rescinded. In November 2003 the House, after a 15 minute vote, sent to the Senate and the Senate passed a 400 billion dollar prescription drug plan, while fighting wars on two fronts and not rescinding the Bush tax cuts. The president Bush was reelected in 2004. At the end of the Bush Presidency he bailed out big banks and Wall Street with the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The House and Senate approved a 700 billion Wall Street bailout bill and they never considered rescinding the Bush tax cuts. President Bush was an out of control spender but cared about the American people. He wasn’t a Tea party-Republican. His position on immigration, prescription drugs for seniors, and his economic response for Katrina victims express compassion not tolerated by Republicans in the 44th President’s Administration.

The Republican Party and the Conservative movement had driven America and the economy into a ditch since President Clinton left office with a budget surplus. I personally believe, the Republican Brand was so tainted after Bush the 2nd their conservative base wanted Barack to become the first Black President and not Hillary to become the first Woman President. The Republican Party knew that after 8 years of political mismanagement they would have to be absolutely ruthless if they would have any hope in getting the White House in four years after 8 years of absolute blunder. They knew that the American people wouldn’t stand by and allow the first woman President to be attacked as disrespectfully as the first Black man to be President of the United States. After President Barack H. Obama was elected he was publicity called a Muslim, The Anti-Christ, and racial slurs were publically used by far right conservatives to describe the man who would be the leader of the free world. Hillary Clinton would have commanded and the public would have demanded, that she get the respect due the office of President of the United States. If President Obama commanded the respect due his office, he would be displaying an angry black man. He did what he could for the American people before the pledged Tea-Party took control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 Mid-term elections. The Republicans, after eight years of not being fiscally responsible and two years removed from the presidency declared President Obama was a tax and spend liberal that is driving up the budget deficit. While making this ridiculous declaration the Tea-Party Republicans all pledged to not raise any taxes and not rescind the Bush tax cuts. President Obama is the first President in history to be denied tax revenue which is one of the only sources of revenue to fund the Federal Government. After Bush the 2nd enacted his tax cut, the Senate and House allowed him to spend like a drunken sailor backed by the power and credit of the United States. I know that President Obama would like to do for Sandy’s Victims at least what Bush did for Katrina Victims, but the House and Senate has denied him any credit. To disrespect and deny the first black President the revenue and credit to perform as the Commander and Chief wouldn’t be enough to win back the white house in the 2012. The Republican Party along with the Democrats and their black President had to be blamed for the budget deficit caused by the Bush Administration. If they were going to get out in front of the critics by admitting Republicans faults along with the Federal Government, Democrats and the President would have to be in that smokescreen. Where will they get a candidate to run in the 2012 Presidential election was the question? (Up jump the Devil) The Tea Party was created to run against President Obama and the entire Federal Government both sides of the aisles and those in the center. The New political party to rise out of the ashes of the Republican Party, was called the tea party. What I saw of the Tea Party was mostly older American in southern states with decorated straw hats and carrying signs. They were afraid President Obama would mess with social security and or Medicare. There were a few younger supporters representing the armed second amendment wing of the new party. Most of the people I saw were 47%er’s. What united and blinded them for a minute was THAT man and his family was in the White House. I believed a lot of those Tea Party 47%er’s who stood on street corner during the 2010 midterm got wise and nobody stood there in the 2012 elections. I believe some stayed home and some voted for the President. The Tea Party Republicans that took over Congress are naive politically they were pledged and sent to do nothing but vote no to anything President Obama supports. Their job is to engage in Federal Governmentlessness and go on vacations and recesses. Capitol Hill has been a sad joke since the Tea party took over the Republican Party.

The Federal Government is more important to America and the American people than any President or political party. Vice President Dick Cheney said in 2002, “deficits don’t matter” when he was warned about the looming fiscal crisis. I agree with Dick Cheney, deficits don’t matter and balancing the budget was not the solution to the fiscal crisis faced by the American people when President Obama took office. The Federal Government cannot be selfish and self serving like State Governments. All 50 states receive government subsidies; there are farm subsidies, bank subsidies, oil companies, energy, health insurance, airlines and many more Federal Government subsidies. Big Business and Corporations depend on the Federal Government (big brother) as much or more than the poor. Big Business and Corporate are the sponsors of those who advocate for less government spending on social programs along with less taxes and regulations on Capitalism. Without the Federal Government Capitalism would have failed long ago. Because of the fore sight of progressive Presidents and the actions of a functioning independent, uncorrupt, and a working House and Senate, America has last as long as it has, and prospered. Great Presidents like Lincoln and Eisenhower had the visions and the tax revenue to build nationwide rail and highway systems that made it possible for Capitalism to succeed. The biggest boost to Capitalism was when President Roosevelt nationalized gold and made it illegal for citizens to possess gold coins or bullion. He did this to stop runs on banks during the depression in 1933. The second reason he did this is because he was planning a lot of expensive social and economic programs and he needed money to finance them. In 1971 President Nixon ended the Gold Standard and replaced it with a Fiat Currency System. Fiat currency is not backed by any precious metals or commodities. That may be why Vice President Cheney said “Deficits don’t matter”, when all the money that the United States prints is backed by the power and might of the most powerful country in the world. All of this debt and economic crisis Hogwash that’s been going on since the Tea Party’s 2010 takeover of the House and Republican Party is just an attempt to defund the Presidency of President Obama. The Tea Party in its devilish ways will claim success for bringing down the Budget Deficit by denying the President Tax revenue and cutting social programs across the board with the sequester. All the Tea Party Republicans have been successful at doing since 2010 is creating Federal Governmentlessness and causing collateral damage to America’s most needy citizens. All we have between us and ruthless heartless Capitalist and Corporations is the Federal Government . Don’t believe all the mis and dis information about the Federal Government nor believe your State

Government really cares about your rights.

August 4, 2013



junko (author) on December 07, 2016:

Thank you Tasha for taking the time to read and encourage me. I truly hope you were enlighten.

Tasha Smith on December 06, 2016:

Hi Mr Junko,

Great article & I love the way you expressed yourself..

junko (author) on September 09, 2016:

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When will it stop... November or maybe next year for sure ?

junko (author) on July 20, 2016:

The President has not held America back for the last eight years it has been Republican Govermentlessness. Don't be fooled by A Capitalist who is not A Humanitarian.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 30, 2016:


junko (author) on June 30, 2016:

Thanks for the repass Always, the truth is always worth repeating to deflect repeated lies.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 30, 2016:

It's been two years since you wrote this and we're no better off today, in fact, we're in dire danger. The GOP hates Trump, yet they can't get rid of him. The hate mongers are throwing everything at Hillary but the kitchen sink, and I expect to see that soon. They know if she's elected the NRA will take a hit, plus the mega corporations will pay their fair share of taxes. President Clinton's foundation is the center of falsehoods. Thank God corporations are giving money to the foundation, which helps feed the poor. For every dollar given the foundation matches the gift 100%. The GOP spent seven million dollars to find Hillary guilty of SOMETHING in the Benghagi tragedy and found nothing. The seven million could've fed the poor. I can hardly wait until President Obama goes on the campaign trail with her. President Obama will go down in history as a great president, even though his hands have been tied for seven and a half years. I just had to come back and voice my opinion again. Keep writing the truth!

junko (author) on June 30, 2016:

Gridlock on Capitol Hill must end in 2017 or the American Experience will as The Romans.

junko (author) on October 09, 2014:

Thanks again

Atlanta Strong on October 06, 2014:

Junko this was a long but great read, the comments were off the chain. I'll be back soon.

junko (author) on August 08, 2014:

Thank you Abraham, always good to hear from you. WE have changed since we were young men, the world has change. Yet, our condition and position has got worst then when we were young. Is it because of decisions we made when we were young or decisions made by other when we were young?

Abraham on August 07, 2014:

well my brother it is good to see your eyes are open to what is ,but as a young man we thought of what to do. That I feel is lacking What ,How and when WE THE PEOPLE do for our family's. Men must stand and follow thru on the WE. Good read my brother.

junko (author) on July 05, 2014:

Thank you, Rodney for your encouraging words.

Rodney Marshall on July 03, 2014:

I think this is great on what you are discussing or trying to say. There's no one better that can express their opinion than you.

junko (author) on January 16, 2014:

Ann, thank you for stopping by and talking. I'm glad this gave you a new twist and opened your eyes regarding The Founding Fathers and the role of money in politics today.

Ann1Az2 from Orange, Texas on January 15, 2014:

I must say that this opened my eyes and gave me a new twist on our "founding fathers." I did know, though, that a good portion of them were masons which were controlled by the Jesuits. That would open up a whole new can of worms, wouldn't it? It is sad to me that in this day and age we still have prejudice at all. And I wonder, after reading this if it actually is prejudice or just a power play of politicians. Money and power rules our government and the rest of the world. As far as the tea party goes, I've never been too keen on them, either. It also looks to me like the Democrats and the Republicans have completely reversed roles. Used to be Democrats were for the "poor, working man." Whether African American or white, I don't know. Republicans were more for big corporations and big businesses. Now, Democrats seem to be for the big money. At any rate, our government has been corrupt since it's conception. That's the sad part. It never has served either African Americans or whites, or Indians or anyone else.

junko (author) on October 14, 2013:

The Teaparty is about hate and obstruction, nothing else. It is a segment of government own and paid for by the rich and powerful embraced and represented by poor needy whites that believe in white power.

junko (author) on October 08, 2013:

If the United States is allowed to default on it debt, Wall Street Capitalist will double interest rates. When the smoke clears and the car is in the ditch again and the Presidency is also a wreck. They will bring it down to around 9 or 10%. If Iam right hillary won't run, I hope I'm wrong. No sane Candidate will run we will be Governed by the Crazies, and Governmentlessness will destroy The American Dream, forever.

junko (author) on September 30, 2013:

Thank you Skyla for the Encouraging words.

Skyla Mason on September 26, 2013:

Very Interesting , Junko.

aac65 on September 02, 2013:

I think the article had some good info but if we as Americans run our homes like the federal government we will have to file bankruptcy or put in jail for spending what we do have. I don't think the teaparty group is devilish because they want the government to be responsible with our tax dollars. They just should have spoken out when when Bush#2 started to spend out of control & people would not be able to call them a racist because they are speaking out about the Obama administration spending. I think it's sad that when people disagree with the Obama administration policies some people think you're a racist. No we just have a different opinion about how this nation should be run. I'm a African American man with conservative views and I'm not a racist. I'm glad we have our first black president but I disagree with some of his policies.

junko (author) on August 13, 2013:

The army of the southern states had gray uniforms during the civil wars. The army of the north dressed in blue uniforms. Today the southern states are painted red and the northern states are blue. The more the southern states change, the more they stay the same.

junko (author) on August 07, 2013:

Congressional records is what was said not what is intended. Action spoke louder than words.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on August 07, 2013:


The Huffington Post simply reported the issue. No, I am not trying to dispute the discussions in congress. Discussions are nice. But, when it comes to the vote, that is what is important. A politician can say whatever an American wants to hear. Please try to find out the truth, not just what you want to be the truth.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on August 06, 2013:

I did not dispute voting rights, Black American contributions to this country or quote any politicians. I went straight to the Congressional Record, which I repeat IS A TRANSCRIPT OF THE EXACT DISCUSSIONS IN CONGRESS. Are you "educating" me by using the Huffington Post to dispute the Congressional Record? Wow! I really am being educated. Thanks, guys.

junko (author) on August 06, 2013:

Mizbejabbers: Thank you for your attempt to educate me.

Michele Travis: Thanks for your attempt to educate Mizbejabbers.

"Iron Sharpens Iron" We learn from others and each other.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on August 06, 2013:


One of the things I learned in college was the fact that history is not always written correctly. It is written by people the way they want it to be written.

Andrew Jackson Beard invented the Jenny Coupler in 1897, which is a device that allowed train cars to hook themselves together. This saved the lives of many workers who had the jobs of hooking the cars together by hand.

Otis Boykin invented electronic control devices for guided missiles, IBM computers, and the control of pacemakers.

History has given credit to Thomas Edison for the invention of the light bulb, why aren't we taught that Lewis Latimer's innovations towards it's developments? Until Latimer's process for making carbon filaments, Edison's light bulbs would only burn for minutes. Latimer's would burn for hours.

Elijah McCoy invented automatic lubricator for oiling steam engines in in 1872. The term " The real McCoy" Came from a reference about the reliability of Elijah McCoy's invention.

which took voting away from African Americans

These are only a few examples of Black Americans who have done so much, but have been ignored.

If you want the truth about politicians, don't just listen to what they say

go to this web site.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on August 06, 2013:

Junko, I repeat, the Congressional Record is the offical transcript of the debates that went on in Congress. If you prefer to believe the propagandists rather than the record, there is nothing I can do to educate you. Sorry.

junko (author) on August 05, 2013:

My Dear Mizbejabbers, “For the record” is how they speak, Law Makers always want to make something a part of the record or not a part of the record. The record could be right or wrong, true or false. If we today have a civil war records will show that it was about taxes. The Boston Tea Party was about taxes. It seems to always be about taxes or so records say but the truth is not a part of the records. I’ve paid taxes all my life. Why wouldn’t the southern states want to pay taxes on sugar they have to import because cotton was king and Negros was free labor in the south and in the Caribbean? That’s why I mentioned Capitalist and Capitalism, they never in the history of America wanted to pay their far taxes. They support tax payers revolts against the government, as they get richer.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on August 05, 2013:

Whew, Junko, this dissertation kind of reminds me of the movie "The Bible." I agree with most of what you write, but I have to disagree with your statement: "The right to own people was the only reason the Southern states went to war against their own government." If you enjoy research, read the Congressional Record for the year preceding the declaration of the Civil War, and you will find that out of the 200+ pages in that year's Record, there are fewer than 20 pages arguing for the abolition of slavery. I wish I could remember the exact number each, but then there are closer to 120 pages or more pages of arguments from Southern congressmen about unfair tariff imposed by the federal government, while the rest of the pages are taken up with miscellaneous business. The North was imposing an import tax on Southerners in total disregard for the fact that they depended on Southern cotton for their mills. And do you know what the tax was on? Sugar! The South was growing cotton but not enough sugar cane, so it was having to import its sugar from the Caribbean. I believe that the Civil War would have been fought anyway even if Southerners didn't own a slave one unless the North rescinded the backbreaking tax. Most people have never bothered to read the Congressional Record for themselves, so they believe the anti-slavery propaganda. The Congressional Record is an account of the day-to-day congressional business, including verbatim arguments, so it cannot be considered anyone's opinion or proved wrong. If you are a historical scholar, you will want to read it for yourself.

junko (author) on August 05, 2013:

Michele, the vote is all the people have and it is being attacked by those that promote racism, sexism, and capitalism. Thank you for your comment and help in spreading my words. The silent majority must be heard before the 2014 midterm elections.

Michele Travis from U.S.A. Ohio on August 05, 2013:

Hi junko,

I pray more people vote. The a lot of politicians don't care about people with disabilities, or people who don't have jobs and are struggling to pay bills, or put food on the table.

When it comes to racism, I think it is coming back. I don't know why, but it is.

That is the reason people need to vote. Keep the racists ( they hide it) out of office. I strongly believe that voting is more powerful then money.

I believe that voters hired them and can fire them.

The silent majority should no longer be silent. If we vote, maybe politicians will start to listen to us.

Thank you very much for writing this hub. Also sharing it.

junko (author) on August 05, 2013:

Always, Thanks for stopping by and talking. The silent majority will be at fault if the dream dies.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on August 04, 2013:

I learned so much from reading this. I am an Obama supporter and i believe the American people have opened their eyes. It will be very difficult for a republican to ever win the whitehouse again. Thank you for your knowledge and sharing it...

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