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Detroit, the showcase of liberal governance where fire stations use soda cans as warning devices


By Kevin “Coach” Collins

The argument against liberals ever being in charge of our lives can be reduced to a single word: Detroit.

Detroit has fallen from its position as one of the greatest cities in America at the beginning of the 1950s to a perfect reminder of what liberal Democrats will do when given enough power and enough time to show who they really are.

“The Motor City” had an unbroken succession of liberal Democrat mayors for more than 40 years and each of these men has contributed to the steady decline of their city. Acting in concert with greedy unions these mayors first turned Detroit into their private kingdom, and then looted its treasury for every cent they could.

In the 1970s and through until 1993 when he finally left office, Detroit’s first Black Mayor, Coleman Young polluted the city’s government. It was fair to say that from the Police Department to the School Board to the Sanitation Department, every one of Detroit’s agencies was corrupt. Yet Coleman Young was just the beginning.   

In 2001 when Kwame Kilpatrick became mayor the decline of Detroit progressed at warp speed. He was just as corrupt in his personal as his political life, being a thief and very possibly a murderer. By the time he left office for his new home in a federal prison, Detroit had fallen into such disrepair that reclamation was impossible.  His successor, Detroit Piston’s great Dave Bing was ill equipped for the job he knew would be overwhelming.

On the first scheduled payday for teachers after Bing took office he required all School System employees to come to his office and personally sign for their check. The result was horrifying. At the end of the day there were 37 actual paychecks and 220 direct deposit slips totally over $208,000 that went unclaimed.

Now Detroit finds itself in Bankruptcy Court as the biggest city ever to file for such relief. Its Fire Department must use an empty soda can placed on the edge of a teletype machine as an alarm to tell firefighters they are needed and where to go. When the empty can falls off its perch; it’s time to respond.  

Such is the stark image of liberalism, representing what these people will do when given complete control at any level of government. If America’s political situation were normal and healthy, Republicans would use every opportunity to talk about the failures of Detroit, but they won’t.

In the meanwhile if you are living in a Democrat infested city keep an extra, empty soda can around because your Fire Department just might need it.          

 Sources:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/05/detroit-fire-houses-rely-on-pop-cans-doorbells-for-alerts/15160903/






Detroit schools must stop breeding generations of welfare recipients

by George Spelvin,  staff writer

What a disgrace to learn from statistics just released by the Department of Education that “…only 7 percent of the eighth graders in Detroit are grade-level proficient or better in reading.”  And statistics show that “Detroit public-school eighth graders do even worse in math than they do in reading.  Only 4 percent SCORED HIGHLY ENOUGH to be rated proficient or better in math. “State figures reveal [just] over 30 percent of public-school eighth graders were proficient or better in reading or math. “Sixty eight percent of Michigan public-school eighth graders are not proficient in reading and 69% are not proficient in math.” (3)  And little to no progress has been made during the last 12 years. (1)

Worst of all, we learn NOTHING of this from our erstwhile, Mainstream Media! 

Americans watched as union thuggery took place at the state capital during the passage of right-to-work legislation.  Countless teachers took vacation and sick days to be present at Democrat Party-sponsored events protesting the right of individuals to freely choose whether or not to join a union. Will the new law result in competent, dedicated teachers coming to Michigan schools? Will it provide the means of removing and replacing “educators” who have no business in a classroom?  Certainly something has to be done to improve statistics which currently foreshadow disaster for Michigan, public school students and by extension, the state itself.  And students seeing their teachers bully right-to-work supporters in front of the state capital can’t be part of the solution.

When Mitch Daniels signed right-to-work legislation in Indiana, he saw companies and new money pour into the state in record numbers.  Could it be that law makers in Lansing are making a purely economic decision that will open doors for a renewal in Detroit and schools all over the state?

One commenter in a Christian News story points to a big reason why Detroit schools are showing such pitiful results.  “Black peer pressure is an albatross around the neck of academically gifted or motivated black students.”  Acting White is a slur black students hurl around their playgrounds.  (2) Another commenter quotes President Obama who famously proclaimed, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” as America’s first black president seemed to praise a young black male killed in a fight with a community security watchdog.  But the commenter points out that, early in 2009, Obama said nothing about Darrion Albert who was murdered for acting white at a Chicago bus stop.

Kids can no longer be satisfied with a life of depending upon the generosity of taxpayers to make up for the penalties of ignorance. But just as labor unions provide a shield to protect workers from the consequences of incompetence, Big Brother and the Democrat Party offer a lifetime of public assistance. If teachers are incapable of getting the job done, they must find another way of making a living. And kids   unwilling to put forth the necessary effort in school must be told to fend for themselves as the government will no longer feed, clothe and house generations of welfare recipients.

(1) http://cnsnews.com/news/article/only-7-detroit-public-school-8th-graders-proficient-reading

(2) http://rentec.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/intra-racial-disparities-acting-white-put-on-trial/