“A Chicken in Every Pot and a Car in Every Garage” ©

  The right to vote is a natural right under the original intent of the U.S. Constitution but it became a civil right in 1870 after the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment.  That being the case, our first step should have been the establishment of a Black political party.  Instead, our ancestors chose to become associated with the “lesser of two evils”; namely, the Republican Party.


            Since Reconstruction, our strategy has been to pin our hopes and aspirations on the “lesser of two evils”.  It started with the Republican Party and, between 1933 and 1964, some Blacks were under the Republican tent and some Blacks were under the Democratic tent.  This was healthy competition for the Republican and Democratic parties.


            After 1960, the courtship started for the Black vote.  A goal for Blacks was the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A Democrat was in the White House.  After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, Vice-president Lyndon Johnson would succeed him.  “Dixiecrats” stood in the way of passing this legislation, however. The Republican Party was also in the hunt.  This mutual and bipartisan courtship could only enact this legislation.


            The honeymoon is now over.  The Democratic Party is openly courting Latinos while two-timing Blacks.  It is not in the best interest of Blacks to sit idle while the Democratic Party engages in double-dealing. “Adding another cat to the bag” is also not in the best interest of Blacks. Blacks need to be foot-loose and fancy-free.


            For the first time, Blacks in New York have solved a political riddle by acquiring the ability to create a political machine and, afterwards, collecting more than three times the number of valid signatures to be placed on the ballot for a gubernatorial campaign in 2010.  This was unprecedented. Now, the eyes of the Freedom Party are on New York City in 2013.


            The Freedom Party will revolutionize politics in New York City by putting the horse before the cart.  All of the other political parties will push their candidates first.  Afterwards, they will push their policies and the personnel which will implement those policies.  This is like putting the cart before the horse.  The traditional, transition committee follows the election. It does not precede the general election.


            On the other hand, the Freedom Party is formulating its policies now.  Secondly, the Freedom Party is choosing the personnel which will implement its policies.  Its candidates will appear on independent nominating petitions and the collection of signatures will start on July 9, 2013.  This is in accord with the philosophy of exercising government through a political party.


            The next step is to read and fulfill the personnel listings of “The Green Book” which lists all key personnel positions for New York City in 2014.  It also provides key information about city officials and agencies.  The Freedom Party is in the process of associating names in our community with attendant, competent abilities and openings for all key personnel in New York City in 2014.  The unofficial ballot of the Freedom Party will also list these personnel openings.  Voters will enjoy an expanded version of the “ballot” which will include personnel.


            For example, Black children must stop being miseducated.  In January 2014, Dr. Leonard Jeffries will be the next schools chancellor.  In the area of public safety and for commissioners of the police department and the corrections department, for example, the list will include Noel Leader and Michael Greys.  For commissioner of the fire department, the list will include John Combs and Paul Washington.  Black males and females will be vigorously pursued to fulfill personnel openings.


            I was the first person in the Black community to introduce “special prosecutor” into its vocabulary. I was also the first person to introduce “receivership” over the New York Police Department. The first, special prosecutor over a racially-motivated case happened in Howard Beach.  The U.S. Justice Department is now considering the placement of the NYPD in receivership.  This thinking characterizes the knowledge and wisdom of the Freedom Party.


            To get the United States out of the Great Depression, Herbert Hoover popularized the phrase, “A Chicken in Every Pot for SundayDinner”.  Actually, King Henry IV of France had previously said, “If God keeps me, I will make sure that there is no sharecropper in my kingdom who does not have the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday”.


            The United States was in the throes of the Great Depression when Hoover popularized this phrase and Americans were earning chicken feed. Today, over half of all Black men are unemployed in New York City.  These are “breadwinners”.  In 1928, the Republican Party amplified the quotation to:  “every worker shall have a full dinner pail and a car in the garage”. The promise of the Freedom Party is for each descendant of enslaved Africans to receive “forty acres and a mule”.


            Blacks already enjoy the largest voting bloc in New York.  It can and will be strengthened by voter registration and voter education.  Voter registration will be vigorously pushed until October 2013.  Cong. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. demanded that every Black man and woman should be registered to vote.  This will take the Freedom Party, unquestionably, over the top on November 5, 2013 amid a crowded political field.


            There will be no repeat of Florida in 2000 and New York in 2010. “Armed” guards will surround all polling sites affecting Blacks. No “monkey business” will be permitted.  The right of self-defense will be exercised if anyone seeks to steal the vote. Hopefully, members of the New York Police Department will not engage in any criminal activity. 


            In the long run, the Freedom Party seeks a permanent injunction against “white minority rule” which opposes racial diversity in the power arrangement in New York City.  The coalition which opposes “white minority rule” consists of persons sympathetic to Ireland, Israel and Italy.  This coalition is referred to as the “3 I’s”.


            To offset the “3 I’s” beyond 2013, Blacks, Latinos and Asians must form the “BLA”, a coalition to offset “white minority rule”.  In the interim, Blacks, standing alone, have the “firepower” to win the 2013 mayoral sweepstakes in New York City.  This is the value of being in a mayoral sweepstakes when all city-wide and county-wide prizes are up for grabs and myriad political organizations are seeking the prize.


            The political plan for New York City has been authored and it will be executed over the next four months.  In the meantime, I have to pursue UAM’s next obligation; the defense of Tawana Brawley in Virginia on July 23, 2013 in Virginia.  This is a class action.  “Legitimate rape” has been in existence in North America for over four hundred years.  No Black male should be silent.


            The class includes all females of African ancestry. All class members can help by sending a legal donation payable to “UAM Legal Defense Fund” and addressed to United African Movement, P.O. Box 35, Bronx, NY 10471.  The attack in Virginia is on the Black family.  New York is a culprit. Tawana Brawley is sacrificing her career to be the class representative.  Alton Maddox has been “barred” from practicing law in New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia for representing a victim of “legitimate rape”.


            Tawana Brawley has never been sued in any court in New York or elsewhere.  A guardian ad litem has to be appointed for any child under sixteen years of age.  Tawana Brawley was 15 when white men kidnapped and raped her.  A New York justice in Pagones v. Maddox et. al. admitted in a court order that no guardian ad litem was ever appointed for Tawana Brawley.


            New York had to have filed false instruments in Virginia unless Virginia is acting criminally on its own.  The Full Faith and Credit Clause of the U.S. Constitution requires that Virginia receive a judgment on its merits. Even a default judgment in New York would be insufficient for Virginia to enforce under the U.S. Constitution.  Before a default judgment can occur, a person must have been sued.


            I have already filed two detailed letters amounting to official complaints with New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  In New York, he promised to be fair to Blacks and that Rev. Al Sharpton would have a desk in his office.  The white media criticized him for making this representation.  Schneiderman has failed to answer either complaint.


            Now, an expensive legal defense has to be mounted in Virginia.  I only know of one attorney in addition to myself who would have competently and jealously represented Tawana Brawley.  On June 4, 2013, the people of Jackson, MS elected him as the next mayor.  This is a full-time job in Mississippi’s state capital.  His first day on the job will be on July 1, 2013. The hearing in Virginia is scheduled for July 23, 2013.


            Every leading Black in the United States and every Black selected official have stated that both Tawana Brawley and Alton Maddox are out of their places.  They maintain that both of us should have kept our noses clean.  We brought harm on ourselves.  No Black person has any right to accuse a white man of rape especially since any sexual relationship between a white male and a Black female is always “legitimate”.


            On this Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Avenue (bet. Classon and Franklin) in Brooklyn, members of the Freedom Party will convene a dinner meeting in the dining room of the Brooklyn Christian Center to discuss plans for the next four months.  Take the “C” train to Franklin. 


            At the same time, United African Movement will be conducting its weekly forum in the sanctuary of the Brooklyn Christian Center.  Dr. Yaa Lengi will be the keynote speaker and he will discuss the African Origin of Civilization:  Myth or Reality.  Afterwards, the Freedom Party will unveil its unprecedented political plan for New York City in 2013 with a full slate of candidates.


            If the Black community in New York City is unable to field a full slate of candidates for the general election on November 5, 2013 and, instead, must wait for whites to select and finance our candidates, no Black person should go to the polls on Election Day.  This would be “plantation politics” and it would be disrespectful to all of our revered ancestors who sacrificed their lives for Blacks to enjoy political representation and not simply to go to the polls to “second the motion” on Black selected officials.

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