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Old 06-22-2018, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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But .. But .. But ... DAVID DUKE!!


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Mariah Parker was sworn in this week to represent District 2 on the Athens-Clarke County Commission and refused to take her oath of office on the Bible.

“They asked if I would like the Bible and I said no. My mother asked if there was a copy of the Constitution around. No,” Parker said. “I wanted Malcolm’s book. I think they saw it coming.”


‘On Monday, the 26-year-old University of Georgia doctoral student was sworn in as an Athens-Clarke County Commissioner. When she took her oath of office, she was didn't use a bible. On the steps of the Athens City Hall, Parker cocked her right fist in the air and place her left hand on a well-worn copy of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X,” held by her mother, Mattie Parker. Probate Judge Susan Tate swore her in as the District 2 commissioner.’
https://thegoldwater.com/news/28158-...k-Power-Salute

 
Old 06-22-2018, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There is a difference between Duke and X. X was one of the few that changed his defective heart that was based on race, to a heart that saw the individual.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 02:58 PM
 
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I guess this is what the civil rights soldiers of the 50’s and 60’s wanted for them, the chance to be complete looney toons traitors which essentially destroys all the freedoms that have been won for them.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:04 PM
 
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Let’s see if elected what the white supremacy candidate will swear their oath on.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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I guess this is what the civil rights soldiers of the 50’s and 60’s wanted for them, the chance to be complete looney toons traitors which essentially destroys all the freedoms that have been won for them.
It seems to me that having the ability to choose how to be sworn in is actually using those freedoms they won since the '60s.

Besides, what is the difference if she chooses to swear on a book of mythology or a civil rights leader's autobiography? At least one of them is based on truth.
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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One thing I agree with him on .

“ the Democratic Party is more racist than the Republican Party.”
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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Let’s see if elected what the white supremacy candidate will swear their oath on.

So, you support this? WOW....
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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anyone who would compare David Duke to Malcolm X has a serious misguidence of history of what either one was about

I'd feed David Duke to wolves if given the chance.

That being said, as a public servant who is suppose to represent all people, I think this is in poor taste regardless of how great a biography it is.

Last edited by itshim; 06-22-2018 at 03:58 PM..
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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There is a difference between Duke and X. X was one of the few that changed his defective heart that was based on race, to a heart that saw the individual.
Exactly.

I read the book, saw the movie, Malcolm X was one of the more amazing figures of that time period in America.

The same misrepresentation of Malcolm X the man happened when the movie "Malcolm X" (with Denzel Washington) was released. Some people were upset saying Malcolm X was a black supremacist, but that's not the whole truth. He eventually changed his heart to other races, and embraced real Islam, not the far out Nation of Islam. One of the factors that probably led to his assassination.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uxQzErgYSU
 
Old 06-22-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Originally Posted by PullMyFinger View Post
I guess this is what the civil rights soldiers of the 50’s and 60’s wanted for them, the chance to be complete looney toons traitors which essentially destroys all the freedoms that have been won for them.

Like the freedom to not believe in the Bible if that's your choice?

The REAL looney-tunes are those who think freedom means you're free to do what they want you to do.
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