Rev. Al Sharpton takes the stage during the NAACP "Equal Education for All" rally at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The rally was in support of Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, Conn., arrested for enrolling her child at Brookside, a Norwalk, Conn., school.Dear Ones:
Oh...the shouts and CRIES FOR JUSTICE rang loud and clear!
Nary a Progressive Lib Dem in the Tri-State area didn't have a strong and vibrant ABSOLUTE OPINION that poor single mother Tanya McDowell was but a woman desperate to make a better life for her child.
No need to investigate anything...just 'let her' get away with ripping the system off for a very expensive education she HAD NO BONA FIDE RESIDENCY RIGHTS TO!
Nuff said in 'liberal Connecticut'!
Now we average people are busy scraping it together to get all our kids their educations and health care with virtually no help from 'the government'.
Tanya McDowell is arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court on larceny charges in Norwalk, Conn. on Wednesday April 27, 2011. McDowell's attorney's Michael Thomas and Darnell Crosland stand with her. McDowell allegedly used a false Norwalk address to enroll her son in Brookside Elementary School. Photo by Kathleen O'Rourke 4/28/11 GT photo = Courts. Not guilty plea in homeless education case. by John Nickerson Photo: ST, Kathleen O'Rourke / Stamford Advocate
So imagine our consternation to be reminded once again that there is a certain class of persons who--by the very essence of the fact that they are 'endorsed' by people like the Rev. Al Sharpton--are deemed to DESERVE SPECIAL TREATMENT.
Oh, the liberals in CT shouted that 'rally cry' for poor mother Tanya McDowell and her son.
Oh, how ready all of Rev. Al's sycophants were to not only SUPPORT this apparent 'theft of educational services', but to declare that Tanya is but a VICTIM, worthy of any and everything she should desire.
Tanya McDowell, steps off the stage and is greeted by Scot X. Esdaile, the state president of the NAACP, during the NAACP "Equal Education for All" rally at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, Conn., Tuesday, June 7, 2011. The rally was in support of McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, Conn., arrested for enrolling her child at Brookside, a Norwalk, Conn., school. Rev. Al Sharpton spoke at the event. Photo: Keelin Daly / Stamford Advocate
We heard this from individuals. We heard this from the press in their endless 'editorials' admonishing 'anyone not like themselves' (i.e. conservatives) just how 'in charge' of things they are.
HOW DARE ANYONE NOT SANCTION WHAT THIS 'POOR MOTHER' DID?
We were reminded that the Progressive Libs of NY and CT have every intention of doing things their way or the highway...their 'way' being the 'high road of moral superiority'.
For instance, here's a 'petition' on Tanya's behalf from Change.org:
This has been the 'game' around liberal CT for so long that many of us are virtually IMMUNE to the 'outrage' INJUSTICES SUCH AS THIS would engender in a 'normal person'.
We've come to accept that this is the way it is, starting in Hartford, and that Connecticut is the 'land of the lost' when it comes to moral and ethical direction.
And the 'Tanya McDowell' situation is but one more reason why the TEA PARTY PATRIOT movement in CT is gaining more and more members, momentum and determination, for those who do not wish to consign their children and grandchildren to this 'status quo'!
I've understood the 'dynamics' in CT for three decades now and have opined before on my history of 'civil rights' work all through my life up until this 'new age' of 'retribution and pay-back'.
I cannot tell a lie and I cannot bear false witness. I cannot endorse what I feel in my soul to be an injustice. I will not champion one 'group' while vilifying another.
And I won't be burdened with pseudo-guilt for something I am not responsible for.
My philosophy of old age is, "It is what it is and why bother balking the majority while I am clearly in the minority?
I can 'live and let live', fully satisfied that the Lord knows TRUE JUSTICE better than any of us humans can even pretend to comprehend-- a philosophy which has allowed situations like that of Rev. Al and the NAACP and Mom Tanya flourish unchallenged for quite some time now.
...Until a few 'little things' FLARED UP, that is.
A big OOPSIE occurred for those who championed the cause of Tanya McDowell.
She was NOT what she pretended to be. She was NOT an otherwise law-abiding citizen who in one moment of 'desperation' decided to 'steal' an education for her child.
No. She was doing some really bad things and actively 'engaged her son' in scenarios revolving around her 'activities' and 'habits'.
Tanya McDowell sits in court during her arraignment hearing on drug charges Monday June 13, 2011 in Norwalk Superior Court in Norwalk, Ct. McDowell, a homeless single mother accused of illegally enrolling her son in the wrong Connecticut school district, was arrested June 10 and charged with allegedly selling crack and marijuana to undercover officers in Norwalk, Ct. McDowell was charged in April with larceny for allegedly stealing education services for her young son by enrolling him in the wrong Connecticut school district
I don't know about Progressive Libs, but as a rule, I do not believe it is in a child's best interest to have him or her around crack cocaine, marijuana, pimps and prostitutes.
So trying to make a 'federal case' over her child's education seems a little opportunistic--even for the likes of the NAACP and Sharpton.
It is my opinion that the ONLY victim here is Tanya McDowell's poor little son...and that for having a crook for a mother who is being supported and enabled by a majority population in CT, that majority being the Progressive Libs.
But ultimately, these Progressive Libs will be forced to deal with their own inability--in their 'altruistic zeal'--to recognize 'worthy causes' from 'non-worthy causes'.
And I'm not speaking of what MAN OR WOMAN deems to be worthy, but rather what is worthy in the eyes of the Lord.
Progressive Libs--like the rest of us--will be held accountable for our thoughts, deeds, words and actions.
As usual, I expect the NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharptons of the world to dig their heels in and justify their 'Tanya-McDowell-and-Tawana-Brawley-MOMENTS' as examples of RACISM and moan about all sorts of 'victimhood' at the hands of whoever their latest 'villain' is.
So I have some advice for them:
Save you breath. We've heard it before a thousand times to the point of boredom.
Do a mea culpa if you have the strength of will and moral turpitude to do so. It'll be good for your soul.
The very essence of 'the Connecticut paradigm' is a disturbing one, for those looking from the outside 'in'.
This is a state which finds itself awash with skewed 'justice', racial inequality, confounded and spurious 'law making' (or attempts of the same) which is causing honest, tax-paying CT citizens a fortune.
Businesses are rightfully fleeing this state in view of what they see around them and because of punitive taxes intended to punish them for 'having been too successful'.
Local governments in Stamford are rift with charges of corruption and Bridgeport is awash with claims of 'voter fraud'.
Prosecutors back in possession of Stamford scrap metal probe
Stamford corruption complaints: Prosecutors reviewing investigation of theft allegations against city employeesLINK: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Prosecutors-back-in-possession-of-Stamford-scrap-1414244.php
Lawmakers discuss changing statutes in response to Tanya McDowell case. The homeless mother is charged with larceny after police say she used another person's address to enroll her son in a Norwalk school.LINK: http://www.housedems.ct.gov/morris/
Tired of remaining silent, I take this opportunity to remind one and all of one of my favorite Proverbs:
"15 Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent—
the LORD detests them both." Proverbs 17:16 (NIV)
the LORD detests them both." Proverbs 17:16 (NIV)
God Bless Connecticut & God Bless America
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"