Kathy Petersen’s Blog

Taking America Back

Posted in politics by Kathy on July 15, 2010

Or, “taking our nation/country/government back” — I’ve heard that statement numerous times from various people who generally would call themselves conservatives and/or members of the TEA Parties. I never thought much of it, but recently I read something that gave it a new twist. The author or speaker twisted the statement to give it racist overtones or undertones. I was flabbergasted. He said something that implied that people who use that phrase are trying to take our nation “back” into the hands of white people. Do what?? Not one person I know of who has ever used that phrase has meant anything remotely racist by it. In case anyone else has the same screwed-up idea that this man had, let me be explicit as to what we mean: taking the power back from the government and bureaucrats, and returning it to its Constitutional roots and restrictions, and it’s giving power back to “We the People.” No wonder it’s scaring the Democrat and Republican entrenched establishment.

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  1. PanAm said, on July 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Yeah, KP, it’s like when someone mentioned something to the effect, as I recall, that Obama had missed on his three point shot (at whatever policy initiative he was striving for), since the president has some ability on the basketball court — and at least one T.V. commentator indicated the comment had racial overtones since Obama is black, and Blacks play basketball, etc.,…

    • Kathy said, on July 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      Sheesh! How ’bout, the TV commentator was racist for thinking that only blacks play basketball?

  2. boomer babe said, on August 2, 2010 at 1:31 am

    We the people doesn’t mean we the white people…I’ve heard that calling the tea parties racist is an Alinsky tactic, and they know it. The only people who don’t are certain blacks and some liberal whites who never been to one.


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