September 01, 2010


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By Profesor Martin Danenberg
"El Quijote del GED"
There were two rallies in Washington, D.C. and one in Brooklyn on Utica and Clarendon. Everyone was praying to God in his or her own political way (and they say it is not political). At the rally I attended in Brooklyn, the pastors, Caribbean-Americans and African, and African-Americans were talking about the huge recession and education (including the GED). I have spoken to over 200 pastors at a world convention about the GED and they were under a dozen pastors at the rally in Brooklyn. I sense for the first time in my ten year campaign a "Great Awakening" among the clergy. Faith in America has been rocked by the harsh economic conditions. Faith in God to people means that people will survive and not drown if they stand on the word of God. It is not up to the Constitution, Sarah Palin, and Glen Beck. I do not want to rattle the faith of all, but good people are going to fail and bad people are going to succeed in America in this economy and I am not talking about in the eyes of God. Prove to me that I am wrong. Let us now take a closer look at Abraham Lincoln and you decide if he was progressive before the progressives.

If you want to know what I said go straight to the section at the end.

Democrats were out and Republicans were in. Liberal Republicans were in. Lincoln creates the first Income Tax that was fixed then became progressive the following year. Republicans can run but they cannot hide from the truth. Lincoln increased the money supply to pay for the Civil War. Obama seems more Republican than Democrat, according to what I read. The Republicans seem like the Democrats that were kept out of the government (because they fought and lost the Civil War). President Lyndon B. Johnson knew he was changing the Democratic Party when he pushed in Civil Rights. What was once blue blew itself up to be red.

Lincoln believed in the Whig theory of the presidency, which left Congress to write the laws while he signed them; Lincoln exercised his veto power only four times, the only significant instance being his pocket veto of the Wade-Davis Bill.[196] Thus, he signed the Homestead Act in 1862, making millions of acres of government-held land in the West available for purchase at very low cost. The Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, also signed in 1862, provided government grants for state agricultural colleges in each state. The Pacific Railway Acts of 1862 and 1864 granted federal support for the construction of the United States' First Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed in 1869.[197] The passage of the Homestead Act and the Pacific Railway Acts was made possible by the absence of Southern congressmen and senators who had opposed the measures in the 1850s.[198]
Other important legislation involved two measures to raise revenues for the Federal government: tariffs (a policy with long precedent), and a Federal income tax (which was new). In 1861, Lincoln signed the second and third Morrill Tariff (the first had become law under James Buchanan). In 1861, Lincoln signed the Revenue Act of 1861[199] creating the first U.S. income tax. This created a flat tax of 3% on incomes above $800 ($19,307 in current dollars), which was later changed by the Revenue Act of 1862[200] to a progressive rate structure.[201]
Lincoln also presided over the expansion of the federal government's economic influence in several other areas. The creation of the system of national banks by the National Banking Acts of 1863, 1864, and 1865 allowed the creation of a strong national financial system. In 1862, Congress created, with Lincoln's approval, the Department of Agriculture, although that institution would not become a Cabinet-level department until 1889. The Legal Tender Act of 1862 established the United States Note, the first paper currency in United States history since the Continentals that were issued during the Revolution. This was done to increase the money supply to pay for fighting the war.
Countering progressivism
"What’s the difference between a communist or socialist and a progressive? Revolution or evolution? One requires a gun and the other eats away slowly."
—Glenn Beck, keynote address to the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference, February 20, 2010 [41][51]
During his 2010 keynote speech to CPAC, Beck wrote the word "progressivism" on a chalkboard and declared, "this is the disease. This is the disease in America", adding "progressivism is the cancer in America and it is eating our Constitution!"[41][51] According to Beck, the progressive ideas of men such as John Dewey, Herbert Croly, and Walter Lippmann, influenced the Presidencies of Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson; eventually becoming the foundation for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.[41] Beck believes that such progressivism infects both main political parties and threatens to "destroy America as it was originally conceived."[41] In Beck’s book Common Sense, he argues that "progressivism has less to do with the parties and more to do with individuals who seek to redefine, reshape, and rebuild America into a country where individual liberties and personal property mean nothing if they conflict with the plans and goals of the State."[41]
In 1996, while working for a New Haven-area radio station, Beck briefly attended Yale University. Beck took one theology class, "Early Christology," and then dropped out.[19][21] This was followed by Beck going on a "spiritual quest" where he "sought out answers in churches and bookstores."[19] As Beck later recounted in his books and stage performances, his first attempt at self-education involved six wide-ranging authors: Alan Dershowitz, Pope John Paul II, Adolf Hitler, Billy Graham, Carl Sagan, and Friedrich Nietzsche.[19] During this time, Beck's Mormon friend and former radio partner Pat Gray argued in favor of the "comprehensive worldview" offered by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an offer that Beck vehemently rejected until a few years later.[19]

I told the wonderful audience about the Sean Bell Foundation that I partner with and will become part of their program when they have a building.
I told them about Queen Makkada , a power in Title 1 Parent Involvement in New York City and the citywide parent involvement conference in the Hilton Hotel.
I told them about Alphonso Bonilla and his Christian ministry in Rikers and his radio show on Radio Visión Cristiana and how he helps the inmates and their family members.
I told the audience about the Hip Hop Summit Youth Council as it has started to help inmates in Rikers and other prisons with literacy and will soon help released prisoners with the GED.
I told the audience about "Armando"Quazi, Jr. who hopes to help people around the world through celebrities, citizens, and children in the campaign to end poverty. He expects CAP2015 to become an NGO of the United Nations.
I told the audience about Bobby Hunter, former Original Harlem Globetrotter who is getting the NBA (legends and players) involved in the GED campaign.



Profesor Martin Danenberg September 1, 2010 09:38 AM