50 Years ago, a horrible tragedy occurred where one of our most powerful and influential leaders was taken from us prematurely. By no means is it fair to say that only men are assassinated, however, when I pondered this earlier this morning, I had to pause when I thought about many of our most powerful and influential leaders in our country’s demise.
First, paying respects to President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who 50 years ago was murdered in cold blood in Dallas, Texas. Still to this day, conspiracy theorists advocate a complex plot that lead to his death. Such that one lone gunman could not fire three shots in that brief amount of time, with the necessary accuracy, and that the President’s body would not react in the ways that it did during the shots’ impact. Regardless of your beliefs about how JFK was assassinated, this was a horrible tragedy that should be condemned. The sad part is that this practice is common in our country’s history.
I was overwhelmed when I started to think of some of our most prominent leaders of our time, Abraham Lincoln, (nearly Ronald Reagan), Martin Luther King, Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), Medgar Evers, and more recently activists/artists like Tupac Shukur and Christopher Wallace (Notorious B.I.G.) were gunned down via gun violence. Regardless of how you feel about these individuals’ political views, lifestyles, etc., it appears that once a man reaches the pinnacle of his career and or his potential for power, the hate that exists around him is so intense, that it eventually ends in gun violence and death. Is it because of jealousy, envy, greed, or something else? What do you think?
The filibuster is a parliamentary procedure used to stall or circumvent the ability of a voting body (such as Congress) from being able to vote on bills, laws, appointments, etc., that has grossly been abused in recent years. Our President is not the first democrat in office, nor has his policies, appointments, and the like been revolutionary such that they have deviated tremendously from the norm. Therefore, how does one explain the disparity depicted in this graphic above?
Calling all ATL-iens. Your mayor and my fraternity brother, Kasim Reed, is running for reelection. Historically, midterm elections are always challenging to get voters out. Nevertheless, it is imperative that you exercise your right to vote.
Not only has Mayor Reed been an excellent local leader, he has gone above and beyond representing strong Democratic views on a national front by appearing on MSNBC talk shows, Meet the Press, and other network programs promoting basic core American values and supporting our President Barack Obama.
Polls open from 7am-8pm tomorrow, so please make a point to vote for Kasim Reed.
Please join me in welcoming our 44th President of the United States, Barack H. Obama, to the Bay Area once again. This fundraiser will assist the Democratic National Committee prepare for the 2014 and 2016 elections. Recently they just announced special musical performances by Jazz Legends Herbie Hancock and Esperanza Spalding. I hope to see you on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the SFJazz Center.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to reserve your place at the event, please RSVP at https://my.democrats.org/Nov25LuncheonSanFrancisco?custom1=100152204