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I am not a Racist Pledge:

Original post made by Conservative, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jul 31, 2009

It's time for conservatives to speak out about race.


I am not a Racist Pledge:

Web Link

Proudly Stand Up And Take The Pledge

Our goal is, to give people a mechanism whereby they can finally stand up and say publicly, "I am not a Racist" (proudly launched on May 20, 2009). Regardless of what you have been told by Liberal Progressives, that conservatives are mean-spirited hate-filled racists, nothing can be further from the truth! What is so distasteful about this is… the fact that Liberal Progressives know that these claims are false, and yet they continue to spread these lies, simply to further their own agendas. Even the political parties of the LP's spread these lies to divide us, and make certain that segments of our society vote a particular way.


Conservatives believe this is a despicable way to treat anyone of any color, from any segment of our society. And, we firmly believe that equality is not something handed-out by man, equality is demanded by a higher power, and equality among races should be as natural and common-place as breathing. Such feelings were spelled-out in plain language in our Declaration of Independence.


The foremost good in America's national tradition is found in the immortal opening words of the Declaration of Independence of 1776: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Pledge at bottom.


Like other nations, America is not without blemish. Although in practice all men were not treated equally in our nation's past, it is the Declaration's commitment to the equality of all human beings which provided the moral and legal justification that enabled the steady progress Americans have made toward the achievement of equal civil rights of all races and peoples.


All the above leads to the one reason for this blog, to tell the world that you are NOT a 'Racist'. Take the following pledge of your own freewill and declare that you will no longer accept being called a Racist. By signing your name on the form provided below you officially announce the truth to your fellow Americans. This is a grass-roots effort, so we only need your name and state of residence to be put on the roll. The recording of your pledge only takes a few moments and won't cost you a thing.


We fully understand that by signing this pledge racism will not suddenly just disappear, although we wish that were possible. Other than judging men and women by the content of their character in our daily lives, we know of no other way to publicly prove to people that we are not Racist. This pledge is a step in that direction. In the future, if anyone accuses you of being racist, you simply tell them they are wrong, and point to your name on the pledge as proof.
We hope that taking the 'Pledge' will start a national grass-roots movement whereby millions of Conservative Americans will be able to once and for all, stand-up and proudly proclaim to the world that… we are NOT racist.


Those on the radical left that will not want this 'Pledge' to become a Clarion call (A clarion call is a powerful request for action or an irresistible mandate) for Conservatives of any color. So we expect trouble. We are taking extraordinary precautions to keep the 'Pledge' rolls as clean and pure as possible, because we need to weed-out those that would sign as Mickey Mouse, or worse. We fully intend to keep this a meaningful and serious effort to tell fellow Americans that we are not racist, and are willing to proudly show our names to the public to prove it.


When you sign the 'Pledge' you may not see your name entered on the roll immediately. Until we can find the right program, we must manually add names to the roll. For now this is the only way we can assure that we keep the rolls clean of trouble-makers.
Now that you know what we stand for, please join us. Read and sign the Pledge now!


The Pledge rolls begin below. Stand-up and sign now!

1. Giovanni Faga, North Carolina
2. Paul Nodale, New York
3. Kari Sharp, Pennsylvania
4. Donald and Patricia Chaffin, Kansas
5. Maria Chang, California
6. Gregor, A. James California
7. David Roberts, Georgia
8. Kriston Whiteside, Nevada
9. Debbie Gere, Washington
10. Steve Janus, Florida
11. Jen Elslager, Pennsylvania
12. H. Davis, Georgia
13. Jan Moon, Missouri
14. Tom Grant, North Carolina
15. Deb Amedick, New Jersey
16. Doug Little, Florida
17. Frank Coll, Iowa
18. Warren Saunders, Florida
19. R. Sahlin, Wisconsin
20. Willie Gordon, North Carolina
21. Ed Coyne, San Angelo TX
22. D. Wade, Washington
23. Laurie Braun, North Dakota
24. George Brombacher, California
25. Velenda Brombacher, California
26. Paula Maffo, ?
27. Ken Kanige, ?
28. Juan Carlos Casas, California
29. Cliff Brown, Mississippi
30. Brian Lee Gnad, Oklahoma
31. Kenneth Strout, ?
32. Tammy Carlos, Arizona
33. Michael Rochefort, ?
34. Linda S. Biamonte, New Jersey
35. Richard McFiren
36. Ronald Carter, MT
37. April Carter, Montana
38. Aharon Griggs, Georgia
39. Steven Day, Georgia
40. Roella Day, Georgia
41. John Rhodes, ?
42. Greg Smith, ?
43. James Allen, ?
44. Allan G. Hitchmoth, ?
45. Mary Lynn Ortmann, Texas
46. Eunice R, California
47. Fred Chorro, Pennsylvania
48. Mike Herr, Florida
49. Gene Shires, NC
50. Teresa Harrell, NC
51. Don Harrell, NC
52. Anita Hughes, NC
53. Gay Long, NC
54. Karen Koger, Maryland
55. Secured Borders U.S.A., Nevada
56. Keith Wood, Nevada
57. Mitch Crabbe, Georgia
58. Mickey Murray, Arizona
59. Jerry Jackson, Hawaii


Comments (19)

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Posted by WoW
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:30 pm

It's ALL about Racism for the hard right Conservatives! Always has been and always will be!

This PLEDGE against Racism was/is a pretty well known movement in the conservative circles! The site is linked to on most major far right web sites and blogs.

Kudos' to the conservatives! FIFTY NINE pledges TOTAL against Racism Since May 20, 2009.

That's ONE Conservative Pledge against Racism a day for two months!

This has got to be the BIGGEST tell tale of The Conservative Radical Right's TRUE CORE Belief system and sediment towards minorities and their true Agenda yet!

It IS about RACE-Period! These folks are livid that a man with African American heritage was voted in by the majority as President Of The United States Of America and is in the White House now. Am American Institution that was built by BLACK slaves!


On that note, the push now is for Impeachement and or an all out Civil War!

PEACE


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Posted by Oh No!
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:34 pm

Well, let's see here. Before any conservatives reply here with their
Denial of this, why don't they go to that site and TAKE THE PLEDGE!

That would only take 5 minutes! So being that Pleasanton is 65% conservative and certainly NO Pleasntonian is a Racist, we should be able to double that list of 65 signatures in a day, correct?

Put your money where your mouth is conservatives!


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Posted by O.K.
a resident of Civic Square
on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:41 pm

Well SIX californians took the Pledge! Thats over One Californian conservative every two weeks since this started! How cool is that?



"We HOPE that taking the 'Pledge' will start a national grass-roots movement whereby millions of Conservative Americans will be able to once and for all, stand-up and proudly proclaim to the world that… we are NOT racist."

Now that is some serious Conservative HOPE for America!

My hats off to those Sixty Five Conservatives who dared take the pleadge against Racism. Yea!


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Posted by Perhaps
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Perhaps "Sunol Dude" will kick off the Pledge?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Let the signers takek the pledge: myra, mary, Mary, Dave, anne, amy, resident, Resident, hmmmmm...qwerty, pardino, lady bird johnson and sunol dude...deb...and family...beth...Linda and marine mom...

anybody else? maybe.....

hahahahahahahahahahah


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Posted by Brain
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I most certainly would loudly & proudly take an equality pledge. Having 3 sons anxious to enter college within a year of each other, and me being very middle-class, and having used most of my 401K during my lay-off during the tech bubble, I cannot pay for them to attend Cal. And, since Cal, like most academia focused on their PERSONAL goals of social-engineering, just allow middle-class white males to get lost on the way-side by not having University opportunities. Cal is quite open that diversity is their #1 goal, tho openly violating Prop 209's equality & equal opportunity. Rich can attend, poor receive assistance to attend, and minorities get RECRUITED AND PAID IN FULL. My 3 white males,who would like to study math & science will be stopping their education at community college. Yet, even tho my current furlouh situation dropped my payscale by $10,000. I must pay to subsidize those wishing to study social services, etc. We need some scientists that can actually 'contribute' to GDP. Count me in for equality. AND, I can assure my 3 white males are daily becoming aware of INjustices as they get IGNORED as academia goes about their restructuring.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 31, 2009 at 9:40 pm

now now now Brain...I attended and nobody paid my way...graduated and even served our country...it's all about hard work and luck....good luck to your 3...dufus!


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Posted by Brian
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:04 pm

Cholo how about a little honesty. Times have CHANGED for WHITE men...they are now at the bottom of the totem pole. AND, military can attend. You should be ashamed for not supporting EQUAL opportunity.....isn't that what we were talking about. tee hee


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Posted by Brain
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:10 pm

So Cholo, you think Sotomayor & Michelle, benefiting from being both female AND MINORITY should have actually WORKED to PAY for THEIR education ?????? You ARE for equal treatment by our government institutions aren't you ? If they get free rides, shouldn't the same be available to middle-class white males ??? This selective
discrimination is suppose to be illegal. IF ONLY we had a supreme court we could take this discrimination to.


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Posted by WoW
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:48 pm

So Brian,

What I am thinking you are feeling anger towards a system that you perceive favors minorities over Caucasians? And UC Berkely does just that, I agree 100% As a matter of fact they do it publicaly at the cost of ongoing suits.

I think most middle class white families agree? Therefore it would be really difficult to not have anger towards the actual minorities, correct?


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Posted by Original Joe
a resident of Downtown
on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:07 pm

This Forum is now totally and completely BIZARRE.


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Posted by Brain
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Academia, in their self-perceived ultimate wisdom, have taken it upon themselves to restructure with self-assigned FORCE to manipulate the chess board. They believe they will make everything right by giving to some while holding others back. HOW STUPID ! Rich charge forward, and poor are assisted, but MIDDLE-CLASS WHITE MALES are openly DISCRIMINATED AGAINST in high school and BIG TIME MONETARILY at CAL !! Like that's going to solve everything. White males that were open minded and took ignoring begin to get angry. If academia keeps at it , they can get their full fledged civil war....everybody wins right ? WRONG. Why doesn't academia TRY playing fairly and equally for awhile, and see if maybe that doesn't work better.


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Posted by Doc
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Brian or Brain, which are you or both?

Are you combining alcohol with medication tonight?


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2009 at 8:39 am

brainy brainy bo-bo...aka DUFUS...I have a graduate degree because I worked hard hard hard. I PAID MY WAY! I GRADUATED WITH DISTINCTION! YUP...that's Cholo! HOORAY!

Also, I have no reason to believe that you are "white". How far back can you trace you ancestry? Ever considered DNA testing? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...?

I'm certain that science can trace you back to some place in A F R I C A!

duh...


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

Correction: ... your ancestry?

This Land of a Thousand Excuses doesn't fly!

catch chu later dufus...


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Posted by Liberal
a resident of Country Fair
on Aug 1, 2009 at 5:06 pm

SO, HOW many P-Town Conservatives added their name to the list?

NONE!!!!!! OMG!


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Posted by WTF?
a resident of Civic Square
on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:23 am

It is REALLY clear that this movement went nowhere and is DEAD in the water!

Conservatives will not sign the pledge against Racism period, because they truly are Racist!

60 signatures in the entire USA and this was widely publicized!

You folks are truly a disgrace to America!


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Posted by Stacey
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Aug 4, 2009 at 10:45 am

Stacey is a registered user.

It's dead in the water because it was a dumb idea from the start, not because anyone is truly racist. People don't want their names associated with such explosive topics.


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Posted by Get it Right.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 4, 2009 at 2:23 pm

The intent of this website, for anyone with a modicum of logic, was to demonstrate the consistent position of conservatives and race. They are not the party of race.

Taken from the website, "The plain fact is that conservatives have had a leading role in the movement for racial equality. While conservatives are not synonymous with being Republican, it is true that the Republican Party was founded in 1854 by activists opposed to slavery. The first Republican candidate for the office of President was John C. Fremont, whose 1856 election slogan was "Free soil, free labor, free speech, free men, Fremont." Four years later, Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected as President when the nation was on the brink of civil war. In January 1863, supported by Congressional Republicans, he signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in areas not under Union Control. To make Lincoln's Executive Order permanent, the Republican Party worked to secure passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in December, 1865, which abolished slavery in the United States. The first blacks elected to Congress in 1869 were members of the Republican Party. It took another 66 years before the first black Democrat entered Congress in 1935.

Conservatives and Republicans worked to get the Fourteenth Amendment passed in July 1868 which guaranteed equal protection under the law. In February, 1869, the Republican Party proposed the Fifteenth Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote regardless of race, creed or previous condition of servitude. In 1896 the Republican Party was the first major party to favor women's suffrage. The first woman elected to Congress in November 1916 was Republican Jeanette Rankin of Montana.

In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Republicans helped to end the Democrats' 57-day filibuster impeding passage of the bill. According to Kevin Yuill's Richard Nixon and the Rise of Affirmative Action (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), Democrat presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson did little to promote affirmative action in the 1960s. It was Republican President Richard Nixon who created the machinery for its implementation, beginning with Executive Order 11478 that enforced affirmative action in federal employment. And it was Republican President George W. Bush who appointed the first African-American secretary of state, General Colin Powell, followed by the first female African-American secretary of state, Dr. Condoleesa Rice."

Who really has a race problem? The Democrats - they can't get anyone to really believe in their policies so they target the minorities and claim they will "take care of them". Some policy. Social slavery is more like it.


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