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ACORN: People Have A Right To Housing

In case you missed this telling interview from Fox Business News:

ACORN Claims A Right To Housing

Stuart Varney: Do you think you got a right to these houses?

Bertha Lewis: I think the homeowners have a right to stay in those homes until the administrations plan can be implemented…yes I do.

Stuart Varney: They got a right to the house even though they haven’t paid their bills?

Bertha Lewis: They have been paying their bills…I think it’s a false thing to say that people haven’t been paying their bills.

Stuart Varney: No, their delinquent on their mortgages.

Bertha Lewis: Well, they maybe delinquent on their mortgages but there are people still do that.

Stuart Varney: They haven’t been paying their bills

Bertha Lewis: There are millions of millions of people who are…

Stuart Varney: Doesn’t matter, they haven’t been paying their bills.

Bertha Lewis: Being foreclosed on every day and so we have a plan in place and people need to stay there..

Stuart Varney: What right do you claim to stay in a house that you can’t afford and you cannot pay the bills and what right do you have to get my money to pay for you? I’ve read the constitution, I don’t see that right…

Bertha Lewis: Well, I don’t see the right that banks have to get 700 billion dollars to get bailed out

Stuart Varney: No, no, that’s a different thing…

Bertha Lewis: That’s all part of the same thing…

Stuart Varney: No it’s not…

Bertha Lewis: Every 13 seconds, Stuart, people are getting foreclosed on and they have the right to protect their homes and to protect their communities. It’s the most American thing you can do to protect your community.

Stuart Varney: ACORN is well known for looking at banks and saying “give us a loan,”….they don’t give you a loan so you scream racism you then invade their offices and demonstrate outside the private homes of bank executives, you embarrass the banks and you force them to give you loans on favorable terms, now…those loans cannot be repaid, you will not leave those homes and your claiming a right to stay in them and have a right to my money to make sure you stay in them, again…I come back to it Bertha, they may be be foreclosing every 13 seconds but you have absolutely no right to that house.

Bertha Lewis: Well banks don’t have a right to discriminate.

Stuart Varney: Again, your taking a parallel track you see….Where is the right?

Bertha Lewis: I wish we could force banks to our will but….

Stuart Varney: Where is the right? Where is the right to my money? You are demanding money from me.

Bertha Lewis: We’re not demanding money from you.

Stuart Varney: Yes you are.

Bertha Lewis: We’re demanding that the banks renegotiate these loans

Stuart Varney: It is taxpayer money in this plan, which you propose to bail out your people to stay in the homes they cannot afford. You are demanding my money and your saying you have a right to my money. It is no excuse to go on a parallel track and say “well the banks have no right to 700 billion dollars,” that’s not the point madam. You are demanding my money directly to your people. And that’s wrong.

Bertha Lewis: First of all these are not my people, these are millions and millions of hardworking homeowners who are paying their bills, paying….

Stuart Varney: They are not paying their bills….I can’t believe your getting away with this….they are not paying their bills.

Bertha Lewis: Well I know people who are.

Stuart Varney: They are delinquent on their mortgages that’s why they are being foreclosed on.

Bertha Lewis: They’re paying their bills, they’re paying their taxes.

Stuart Varney: They are not paying their mortgage bills and you know it.

Bertha Lewis: Yes they are.

Stuart Varney: No, if they were paying their mortgage bills they would not be foreclosed on, they would not be leaving the home….right?

Bertha Lewis: First of all, you are wrong because millions of millions of people are (ineligible), they are late on their mortgages

Stuart Varney: They are delinquent on their mortgages

Bertha Lewis: And that means late.

Stuart Varney: They have not paid their mortgage bills and you know it

Bertha Lewis: They have been foreclosed on and people need to be able to stay into their homes and so that they can take advantage of the President’s new plan.

Stuart Varney: So you invade these homes with a lot of guys. You’re not going to leave, you’re gonna protect these people, we’re gonna stay in the home….You’re a nice lady, your a gentle and a nice lady

Bertha Lewis: No I’m not…

Stuart Varney: But I put it to you….this is political thuggery.

Bertha Lewis: Well, I’m a very determined lady, I don’t think it’s political thuggery and I think it’s thuggery when you put out hard working members of home owners from their homes…..here’s the thing….

Stuart Varney: And it’s not when you invade a bank managers office so you shout racism? That’s not political thuggery?

Bertha Lewis: Well, it is true….

Stuart Varney: It is….that’s exactly what it is…

Bertha Lewis: Well you don’t want to tell a lie and a lie doesn’t make it the truth…

Stuart Varney: You are operating on taxpayer money. You’ve received… ACORN has received since 1998 thirty one million dollars of taxpayer money, three million dollars a year, you are doing this with my money.

Bertha Lewis: You want to know what we’ve done? We’ve counseled 2,300 people to stay in their homes, renegotiation their mortgages, and…here’s the thing. Every single penny we competed for and we can tell you this, if the industry had listened to us ten years ago when we said this was coming we wouldn’t be in this crisis. So now here’s what we’re gonna do.

Stuart Varney: Listened to you? You’ve invaded their offices

Bertha Lewis: No we didn’t

Stuart Varney: …you are political thugs, you embarrass banks to give them loans which they could not afford to repay and now they cannot afford to repay them and your claiming the right to my money to stay in those homes and you will have big burly guys who say “we’re not going to leave here no matter what!”

Bertha Lewis: No, we have homeowners who are protecting their homes.

Stuart Varney: Your a nice lady….come on!

Bertha Lewis: I’m a nice lady and I’m very determined lady to tell the truth and the truth is this…

Stuart Varney: You are not telling the truth…

Bertha Lewis: Here’s the thing…

Stuart Varney: Your telling me these homeowners have paid their bills and they have not…

Bertha Lewis: We cannot force anybody to do anything….here’s the thing, you know who are the thugs? The thugs are the banks, the thugs are the mortgage brokers who bilk people so they are delinquent and they deserve to be helped just like big banks and institutions are we intend to stay.

Stuart Varney: And they have not paid their mortgage bills and they have no right to those houses…that is my last word. Bertha Lewis….

Bertha Lewis: Housing is a right.

Stuart Varney: It is not a right.

Bertha Lewis: Yes it is.

Stuart Varney: I’ve read the Bill of Rights, I’ve read the Constitution, no where does it say that housing is a right.

Bertha Lewis: Yes it is.

Stuart Varney: Can you show me? Which page? Which line?

Bertha Lewis: Well we have the right to the pursuit of happiness.

Stuart Varney: You have a right to a house? Where does it say that?

Bertha Lewis: If your a hard working American and you pay your taxes and you do the right thing you do have a right to protect your home.

Stuart Varney: I tell you what Bertha, we have a Constitutional lawyer in a few minutes, I’ll ask him if there is a line in the Constitution or the Bill of Rights that spells out a right to a house which you claim.

Bertha Lewis: That’s good….good.

Stuart Varney: But Bertha, we’ve run way over our allotted time..

Bertha Lewis: Have we, well you have to have me back and we will show you how many homes we have defended.

Stuart Varney: Defended? Invaded and stolen but that’s another story entirely. Thank’s Bertha.

Look at the language Ms. Lewis uses.

And bear in mind that ACORN is a 501c3 taxpayer supported “charity.”

As we have noted oft before, they are thereby prohibited by the IRS from breaking the law – or even encouraging others to break the law:

J. ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ILLEGAL OR CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY

(1) Substantiality Test

Violation of constitutionally valid laws is inconsistent with exemption under IRC 501(c)(3). As a matter of trust law, one of the main sources of the general law of charity, planned activities that violate laws are not in furtherance of a charitable purpose. "A trust cannot be created for a purpose which is illegal. The purpose is illegal … if the trust tends to induce the commission of crime or if the accomplishment of the purpose is otherwise against public policy…. Where a policy is articulated in a statute making certain conduct a criminal offense, then …, a trust is illegal if its performance involves such criminal conduct, or if it tends to encourage such conduct." IV Scott on Trusts Section 377 (3d ed. 1967). Thus, all charitable trusts (and by implication all charitable organizations, regardless of their form) are subject to the requirement that their purpose may not be illegal or contrary to public policy

(4) Planning Illegal Acts

Not only is the actual conduct of illegal activities inconsistent with exemption, but the planning and sponsoring of such activities are also incompatible with charity and social welfare

But of course those strictures will never be enforced.

They have bought themselves a privileged position with the Democrats and this administration.

They have nothing to fear.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 23rd, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

59 Responses to “ACORN: People Have A Right To Housing”

  1. Like I said, today it’s keeping delinquent homeowners in “their” home that they have a “right” to.

    Next, it will be ACORN squatting in houses of actual working people who are current on their mortgages, taking those houses because someone (a renter, preferably from a politically-correct protected class) has the “right” to a nice house that someone else bought…

    • jobeth says:

      I’m waiting for them to go to retiree’s houses that have been paid off and have 3,4 or 5 bedrooms and tell those homeowners it isn’t fair that their house is paid off and the “poor’ need a house they don’t have to pay for.

      And they have 14 kids (octomom) and need the bedrooms while the retiree’s have no need for those bedrooms now with an empty nest.

      So of course to be fair, you MUST trade with the “poor” family so it will all be equal.

      It’s comin’!

    • jobeth:

      I think you’re absolutely correct. Only certain groups have a “right” to housing, and that never includes, you know, people who’ve actually paid for that house…on time and in full.

    • brad says:

      Exactly. They ARE entitled to your home in an indirect way. You don’t pay higher taxes for THEIR schools, social programs,–partly with your property taxes, they take your home.

      When are people going to learn: THEY ARE ENTITLED

      you are not…..

  2. Confucius says:

    Debating with these people is useless. They are devoid of logic and the meaning of words.

    Personally, I recommend shock therapy. And I don’t mean the run-of-the-mill, ordinary “torture” routine. I mean the medical-grade electroconvulsive shock therapy.

    It would do them a world of good.

    • brad says:

      You can’t reason with them b/c they have no reason.

      Black people (liberals in general) are extremely selfish people. They claim greed for everyone else, but they are a black hole and everyone has to produce and contribute to the hole.

      All the nice things for whitey are ignored by blacks:

      “It’s better to give than receive”
      “Make a donation to…..”
      “Feed an African child for .70/day….”
      “Diversity is our greatest asset!”
      “Multiculturalism”

      Black people are: GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!

    • jobeth says:

      Brad, to be fair I am with you in your anger and frustration and I agree there ARE a lot of black people that are on the take.

      But I have honestly seen a LOT of whites (and other races) standing right beside them in the “gimme line”

      It’s really not a race thing. Its a mind set.

      It’s a shelfish mindset. ;-)

  3. Colonel1961 says:

    The ‘pursuit of happiness’ collides with the outcome of ‘happiness’. These people have the intelligence quotient of a small rock…

  4. jobeth says:

    With the way these people throw the word “right” around, I can see the next thing is a “modernization” of the Bill of Rights!!!

    You know it’s coming.

    First he has destroyed our economy, next he plans to gut the military and our defense. I am expecting very soon, and there is already talk about health care “efficiency”.

    What’s left but the Bill of Rights?.

    The total annihilation of America as we have always known it.

    And all in the first few months!

    He has to do it quickly because there are too many who will “catch on”. But sadly he is getting by with it!

    I want to go around and wake up people from their “pre-nazi” like sleep!

    Even if we can somehow “boot” this guy out of office, it’s going to take years to get America back to something close to normal.

    Construction takes a lot longer than destruction every time.

    God help this world if the last super power and beacon for good goes out!

    I am looking for “Rapture” to come very soon!

    • shalomsweetie says:

      Oh, I hear you…”Jesus, what are you waiting for?” is ever on my lips. The list grows and grows of impeachable offenses and nothing happens.

  5. Kilmeny says:

    It just makes one want to scream and rip out their own hair. How obtuse can a person be?

  6. greasywrench says:

    Does this mean I have a “right” to a new car? My ten year old Oldsmobile has over eighty-thousand miles on the odometer and a shitload of problems. Dude (Obama) where’s my new car?

  7. BigBad says:

    One thing I would love to ask tax freak liberals. If we have a right to a home, then at least let us pay for it(mortgage or rent) BEFORE we are taxed. Shelter, food, clothing, and health care expenses should all be paid by us BEFORE we pay the G.D. government! You think liberals would be for that? Heck no because then those of us who work hard could afford an even better home. The audacity of us!

  8. Gila Monster says:

    Bertha Lewis: Well we have the right to the pursuit of happiness.

    Hmmm?? Somehow, I must have missed that “pursuit of happiness” amendment or clause in the US Constitution, right along side that “separation of church and state” clause so oft quoted by the libtard atheist media types. Perhaps I was asleep when my teacher lectured on those “rights” in elementary or secondary school, maybe even in college.

    Alas, so much for that classical education I supposedly received, it means nothing in this “Age of the Messiah”. -sarc off-

    • pdsand says:

      If only she had cited the 14th amendment, she would be a legal scholar on par with Thurgood Marshall and William O. Douglas, but never fear, it won’t be long before the right to affordable housing becomes “incorporated” within “the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States”. After all, if you can afford to pay for your house, whereas the man next to you can’t, then you don’t have equal protection under the law from foreclosure, right? I’m certain that’s what the constitution means.

    • Helena says:

      To play devil’s advocate on one small point – It could be argued that while the “right” to “the pursuit of happiness” does not appear in the Constitution, it didn’t have to be in there to be assumed to be given, because it was already enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

      However – to assume that the right to the pursuit of happiness somehow means that the government (funded by your fellow citizens’ hard-earned cash) is obliged to provide you with a house is jump in logic that only makes sense if you’re using an addict’s, or a three-year old’s sense of what you deserve.

      Yes, you have the right to the pursuit of happiness, Bertha. But that doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to catch it.

  9. proreason says:

    There is no right in the Constitution that allows one person to take anything from another.

    If there was, then society would constantly be in chaos and conflict.

    Oh wait…………

  10. Barbie says:

    The takers in this country simply don’t care about rules and they don’t care about the constitution – they will take what they want and justify their thievery – because thievery can always be justified. If these ACORN thugs are invading homes to forestall foreclosure, why are they not being arrested for trespassing? I’t okay for people to steal others money – like ACORN ; but it’s not okay to defend your property if you’re a bank and you’ve LEGAL right to reclaim a foreclosed home???? Who’s running this country???

    • shalomsweetie says:

      Remember Katrina (as though anyone would be allowed even a short lapse of memory) and the media harpies carrying on about the poor people (who can blame them???) being FORCED to steal electronics. Aaaaand it was Bush’s fault. It’s events like these that reveal the real thieves and thugs, the worthless dregs of society, the leeches and pimps. Obama’s election has brought them out in droves. That uppity, self righteous set of her chin is driving me nuts, by the way.

  11. curvyred says:

    I don’t know who Stuart is, but I like him!

    • jobeth says:

      From Wikipedia,

      Stuart Varney is a British economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

      Varney graduated from the London School of Economics. In 1980 he joined CNN, and hosted shows like Business Day and Business Asia. From 1999 to 2001, he hosted CNN’s
      Moneyline with Willow Bay. Varney has also worked for CNBC.

      It’s reported that Varney quit CNN after he failed to get great control of Moneyline. Varney, an Episcopalian, is believed to have been outraged by CNN founder Ted Turner, who allegedly referred to employees who wore ashes on their heads on Ash Wednesday as “Jesus freaks.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Varney

      You would have loved hearing him take on a guy one time by saying, almost yelling, (paraphrasing) ” Have YOU ever lived under socialism? Well I have and its not good!”

      You really gotta love him. If only some American born would be as patriotic and sensible as him…..sigh.

  12. Arctain says:

    It seems these folks don’t know the meaning of the word ‘right’ as defined by our Constitution. Rights aren’t granted by any other person – as if you could give me (or take away) a right.

    Rights just exist – as in, by the very nature of my existence I have the right to speak my mind freely, I have the right to worship God in the manner in which I think best, I have the right to defend my individual person and those that are under my care, I have the right to vote my conscience. These are rights, granted by my Creator, just because I am alive. I am free because the Person who made me granted me freewill. I can squander that freedom, as is my right – but I cannot reneg these rights because I didn’t make the ‘right’. It’s a gift – a precious, sacred present – that wasn’t mine to give, and therefore isn’t mine to destroy. I can reject the gift, but it doesn’t cause the gift to cease to exist.

    I do not have a ‘right’ to someone else providing my healthcare, because caring for my health comes at a price – i.e. personal responsibility. Either I have to take responsibility for my own healthcare, or someone else does when I don’t. If I give up the responsibility for my own healthcare, then I have abdicated my personal right. I do, however, have the right to care for myself. I can choose to care for others (which is a very noble thing to do), but no one has the right demand that I care for them. I can choose to offer charity; but as soon as charity is demanded, it ceases to be charity. It becomes thuggery, born of coveting.

    I don’t have a right to someone else providing my housing. I have a responsibility to provide shelter for myself and those under my care. I have the right to choose my own housing, and the responsibility makes that happen. I can choose to be charitable, and provide shelter to others, but no one has the right to demand that I provide housing to them. As soon as the demand is made – as soon as you believe that you are entitled that I provide your housing – charity ceases to exist. It becomes thuggery, born of coveting.

    These misguided people, empowered by their Community Organizer, have no idea what the word ‘rights’ mean. They aren’t capable of participating in democratic society. They have no idea what freedom means – they think that freedom means that you are entitled to ‘things’. Freedom means that you are responsible for ‘things’.

    In the end, that’s the right you have – you have the right to be responsible. If you give up your responsibility, then you abdicate your right. The only recourse – the only way to properly correct your mistake – is to stop being a thug and start taking responsibility.

    We bear some responsibility here. If these folks are allowed to squat on your neighbor’s property without consequence, then there is nothing to stop them from squatting on your property. If we don’t defend our neighbor against criminal thuggery, then these thugs win by default. Make no mistake, this is a battle as serious and with as far-reaching consequences as the ideological battles fought against the Soviet Union and the Islamofacists, and as serious as the battle against illegal immigration.

  13. GuppyNblue says:

    “Not only is the actual conduct of illegal activities inconsistent with exemption, but the planning and sponsoring of such activities are also incompatible with charity and social welfare…” Yeah right!

    Here’s an update on Fridays post: ACORN Is Training Foreclosure Squatters

    “Baltimore police say an activist plans to turn himself in to face a misdemeanor burglary charge after a staged break-in at a foreclosed home.

    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Louis Beverly will be charged Monday with fourth-degree burglary, which is essentially a trespassing charge.”

    This is the same Louis Beverly that declared “this is our house now” after breaking down the door.

    • heykev says:

      Guppy
      Nice article. Here is one of the comments on it regarding one of Acorn’s finest (our Community Organizer in Chief is not doubt proud). It’s quite eye-opening….

      sherryande – posted 2/21/2009

      Thought you might be interested in some REAL information related to this foreclosure; Donna Hanks initially purchased her home (315 South Ellwood, Baltimore, MD 21224) on 7/06/2001 for $87,000. At some date between 2001 and 2006 she re-financed the original mortgage for the amount of $270,000 with a mortgage payment of $1,662.00. The FIRST foreclosure on this home was filed 5/31/2006. Donna Hanks filed for bankruptcy 6/16/06 during which a payment plan was approved for the $10,500 she was behind in her payments. This action stopped the original foreclosure. When she did not meet the terms of the bankruptcy re-payment, a second foreclosure action was started in January 2008. At the time she had not made her mortgage payments since September 2007. It should be noted that her salary per the bankruptcy paperwork was $1625 per month and she was working a 2nd and 3rd job (supposedly giving her an additional $1,275 in monthly income – the employers were not listed). Over extended? Also, during 2007 she was renting our her basement illegally (she was taken to court) and receiving rent while she was not making her mortgage payments. The mortgage company “raised” her payment $300 a month – right? Well, not exactly it was $340. The amount that she had agreed to pay back in arrears. Not exactly truthful, but what I would expect from a person with her criminal record (theft and assault 2nd degree and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure). Oh and there is the small matter of breaking and entering. The house at 315 South Ellwood had already been sold at auction on 6/26/08 for $192,000. It just took them until September 2008 to get her out. Nothing like public information

    • wardmama4 says:

      Guppy – you bring up the point – if these people are breaking into the homes – guess what – they are the property of the banks as the banks have seized the homes.

      The nit picking – ‘they are late on their mortgages’ – is vastly different (a couple of days late) than the house has been forclosed on (in most states that is a 90 day process).

      And yes – right is not in the Constitution and certainly property/homeownership are not rights in any shape or form.

      Technically, once the bank plasters the forclosure notice on the home – the local sheriff could come and drag your butt out into the street. It is a shame that they aren’t even doing it when these thugs break back into the home to squat.

      Anarchy – that is all this is – and I am so damn mad that The One ™ doesn’t give a darn that it is happening (probably trained these thugs years ago) and all the while is talking about personal responsibility.

      He will destroy America.

    • proreason says:

      “Donna Hanks initially purchased her home (315 South Ellwood, Baltimore, MD 21224) on 7/06/2001 for $87,000. At some date between 2001 and 2006 she re-financed the original mortgage for the amount of $270,000 ”

      Which means that she put about $180,000 in her piggy bank, after which it was tooted up her nose.

      Considering her arrears, she has probably swindled $200,000 from the bank so far.

      Of course, you and I are actually paying for that. And will pay for whatever swindle ACORN manages next.

      Sweet, huh?

    • GuppyNblue says:

      wardmama4
      You’re absolutely right and that anarchy is something that Obama has specifically brought with him to the national level. He was made by these so-called community activist.

      Even if his current “plan” would work it doesn’t address these actions by ACORN. How are these toxic assets going be fixed (bailed out or not) with squatters taking over the property? From what I understand, this is much bigger in Chicago and those squatters are taking property they never lived in to begin with.

  14. GuppyNblue says:

    That’s just amazing. Good people being robbed to pay for the irresponsible. It’s all part of the redistribution plan.

  15. DoctorRock says:

    Thanks heykev! This is pretty much what I’ve been hearing, that most of these foreclosures are on their second or third mortgage. So we’re not just being forced to bail them out out their mortgages, we’re to bail them out AFTER they’ve sucked all the equity out of them – that’s why they’re under water! What a country! I still think this stunt is profoundly stupid, as it’s February in Baltimore. Do they next picket and call the utility companies racists as they also have a right to gas and electric? We should try that on Long Island!

  16. U NO HOO says:

    “Debating with these people is useless.”

    Exactly, Sharpton, Pelosi, Larry King, etc., just make me change the channel.

    I found a good channel that way, “Paint Drying.”

  17. pdsand says:

    They already have a right under the great society programs to food, subsidized housing in some manner, health care for their children, and a little spending money for themselves and their children. If they get sick they have a right to be treated at the emergency room, and evade the bill afterwards. If they become “disabled” or live to retirement age they then have the right to additional money under the new deal programs. If they have additional children, they have additional rights. When they or their children ever attempt to rise a little above poverty level, as rare as that may be, they have the right to an entire menu of special benefits and priority treatments all across this land to assist them. And in all cases, whether they deserve these rights or not, they have the right to dignity while applying for them, which means that any statements or figures given on the forms will be taken at face value. So therefore they have the right to lie, cheat or steal in order to apply for these entitlements. These are government-assured rights, not dependent upon goodwill or hard work in this country, thanks to the Democrats. And no conservative in any position would dare challenge them on the floor of the U.S. Congress or from the White House.

    So given that in this country, where socialism has crept thus far, why wouldn’t these bloodsuckers feel that they have a right to own a house? Why wouldn’t they feel that they have a right to not just subsistence, but middle class living, or better? Why wouldn’t they feel that they have the right to go to a regular doctor, or even a specialist, and then not even receive a bill that they would just ignore? Why wouldn’t they feel that they have the “right” to have anything they would vote themselves?

  18. Howard Roark says:

    Bertha is simply a product of public schooling and the collegiate educational system. They broke all academic rules to allow her to graduate, and millions like her feel the same breaking of rules should be applied when it comes to contract law.

    Listen to her thug mentality. “If yo’ gonna pay off da’ banks, we gonna get ours”.

    Somewhere in America the communists are smiling.

  19. pdsand says:

    There once was a time when people had to fend for themselves in this country. Our proud history as a country is full of people starving to death in lean-to shanties in the middle of the wilderness, or colonies being discovered abandoned with most of their former residents in mass graves. People who had nothing and were unable to work turned to their family first, because that’s what family is for. Now how many times during the healthcare debates do we hear, ‘what am I supposed to do, become a burden to my children?’. A person had dang well better stay in their family’s good graces, or else they wouldn’t be much help if times got tough. If a person had no family, there were churches, or charities to provide assistance. Or if times were really desperate, you’d pick the whole clan up and walk across country to Milwaukee or California in hopes of finding a job. This aspect of our history wasn’t shameful in the least, people had to get tough and make something of themselves, or they were reduced to hapless beggars at the mercy of others. The motivation was tremendous, and we have America to show for it.
    In this country we have to get tough, and be willing to let our fellow citizens die in the street and step over their bodies on the way to the country club, or we will descend to outright communism at the hands of our Democrat masters. If the “safety net” were cut, the age-old “safety nets” of family and church would jump right back into place underneath them, as well as the fire motivating people to fend for themselves or else. This country would be great again with a fierceness. Or we can continue to subsidize poverty, and continue to get more of it.

    • jobeth says:

      Sounds harsh, but you are so right.

      It’s about time family begins to fend for each other. And yes that IS what family is for.

      You are also right about these “family – independant” sluggards having to be in the good graces of their family or go hungry.

      What a world it would be if we all had to be nicer to our in laws! Or better yet, them being nicer to us! LOL

      Sure is better than expecting strangers to bail us out!

  20. proreason says:

    and also, if you were a total idiot, would you be willing to go on national tv and ramble on about some numbskull opinion of yours? Hey, even if you are a genius, a sane person would be nervous.

    The sense of entitlement is so extreme that they seem oblivious to making fools of themselves in front of millions of people.

  21. onapalehorse says:

    Tip of the hat and mention of this article and crediting this site from the Mark Levin show ( 770 WABC ) – heard it just a little while ago.

  22. brad says:

    In the spirit of RACIAL NON-COWARDISM, I must say, this is exactly why there ISN’T an open dialogue with black people.

    They simply demonstrate they have no ability to think other than exactly what they want. You want a house? All other arguments are irrelevant, the house is wanted, that is that.

    I don’t believe the ancient Greeks ever constructed democracy and a republic for black people. It is clear that they are incapable of it. Africa is exactly the way it is because tribes are not able to think or interact in a way that is beneficial. What ever the tribal leader says, everything else is not considered.

    • greasywrench says:

      Brad’s post: In the spirit of RACIAL NON-COWARDISM, I must say, this is exactly why there ISN’T an open dialogue with black people.

      They simply demonstrate they have no ability to think other than exactly what they want. You want a house? All other arguments are irrelevant, the house is wanted, that is that.

      I don’t believe the ancient Greeks ever constructed democracy and a republic for black people. It is clear that they are incapable of it. Africa is exactly the way it is because tribes are not able to think or interact in a way that is beneficial. What ever the tribal leader says, everything else is not considered.

      Brad, you are so correct. What A.G. Eric Holder neglected to mention when he labeled Americans cowards is; as soon as anyone has a point of contention with an idiot such as Bertha Lewis, you get labeled a racist. Once you’re labeled a racist you can be silenced. If you’re silenced you have effectively lost any argument. It’s an old (and very effective) tactic of the far-left and many race baiters (Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Charles Barron) and it works. These scumbags depend on it. BTW, the attitude of Ms Lewis is stunning in its stupidity and ignorance.

    • 1sttofight says:

      Call me racist but black culture in general is completely different than white culture.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      Racist!

  23. 4USA says:

    This has been coming for decades. It’s not going to improve. Once you start handing out basic necessities to a people, what else can they do but expect more? It’s the path of least resistance. Don’t educate yourself, don’t work, don’t take responsibility, and don’t vote for anyone that expects those things of you.

    During the election, the woman that declared once Obama was elected, she wouldn’t have to pay for anything anymore got a lot of laughs. The laugh was on us. That was probably ACORN’s rallying cry as promised out of the messiah’s own mouth.

    The demonic-rats or communists in power know what a useful-idiot can do for them and they don’t mind ruining their constituents lives to get it. It’s horrific and unimaginable exploitation, pure and simple. They have ruined an entire generation of hope and happiness with their politics. An ignorant and impoverished voter is the only way to power if your policies are flawed and your sole purpose is power.

    Conservatism doesn’t stand a chance against the tide of wasted humanity that has literally been created over the last 40 years or so. Anyone that’s been paying attention has also complained about it for as long as it’s been happening. To no avail. The evil that it took to conceive and continue this path to control our country is simply overwhelming.

    • greasywrench says:

      The ultimate irony and final joke on the American middle class is the “Great Society” was the handywork of a man who was, for all intensive purpose’s, a classic racist. LBJ will be remembered by many for Viet Nam by but as far as I’m concerned it’s the huge turd he put on the backs of hard working Americans that gains weight and stinks more as time goes on.

    • Barbie says:

      Schools never teach students that they can get ahead in this country; that economic prosperity and independence is a good thing; that even though they may be poor now, this country allows for opportunity – and there are numerous opportunities (at least, there use to be before Obama). But along with opportunity comes responsibility – not reliance on government. I think that’s one of the underlying problems.p.s. I know this is stating the obvious, I know this is an oversimplification of this problem, but I’m too tired to make additonal sense or go into it more.

  24. wardmama4 says:

    There is a positive of this little exchange – it got promoted and the more it is promoted (i.e. passed on and around) the more people hear the duplicity, the shading of shades of gray, the entitlement mentality and of course the absolute point blank lies.

    It can do us a world of good – if we all simply link to this site – the more people who read this – the more people will get upset and come on into the light.

    Rush is right – Ignorance is the most expensive commodity in America today. Keep it up, pass it on and use this as your motto – Educate a liberal.

    And btw, Michelle Malkin exposed the ‘homeowner’ involved in the Baltimore ACORN b&e (which I have to say, there has been an arrest) – the hapless ‘homeowner’ went into forclosure not once but twice – and her comment ‘they raised the mortgage $300 in one month’ – was actually the settlement agreement when she filed bankruptcy – which she never made a single payment toward – which is why she went into forclosure the second time.

    Facts are ‘just words’ – apparently not important to Liberals, the Left, ACORN, the entitlement crowd, the Democrats and of course The One ™.

  25. Liberals Demise says:

    If they have a “RIGHT” to housing then “I” have a right to water board them first!
    Just to make sure they can survive a Flood Zone …….. or how long they can tread water.

    N-E-X-T

  26. canary says:

    This woman needs to be fired and become a comedian.
    The loans are contracts that the borrower agreed too. If acorn wants to find illegal loans, then that should be their goals. But, they just are not going to find millions of loans that weren’t legit. There is no way these loans can be found discrimnatory because the federal laws binding the loans are written the same for everyone. And if the numbers are as she says, it would take a million years to look over her number of millions and millions of homes, being foreclosed every 13 seconds. This woman needs to be fired!! Who hired her??

  27. canary says:

    Here’s some history on Frank. stop at 4:40, but besure and see that the mortage crisis started with Jimmy Carter. Remember him in his hard hat? Be sure an see where Bush and McCain tried to do something but democrats went against it. Then go to 5:25 and see who made alot of money Obama, who also as a young lawyer sued Citi-bank for a client. And Obama as Senator who made more than any senator in 20 years from Fannie Mae. Ya, know shortly before the elections when he whined about prior to be a Senator, living in a 3 bedroom 2000 plus condo without a garage, but it turned out to be a half million dollar home. Well, if it’s still on the the nieghborhood history list, he got a steal on that house living with the Kennedys and elite. The house was 4 bedroom, and the Georgia houses had detached garages. Course the nieghborhood board removed discription of his house, once he whined about his dump he lived in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU6fuFrdCJY

  28. jrmcdonald says:

    “A right to housing?” How about Attica for the ACORN thugs?

  29. proreason says:

    interesting tidbit from IBD:

    “In the aftermath of the Korean War, North Korea imposed the notion of “songbun” on its citizenry. The poor and shiftless for being poor and shiftless had “good” songbun, and today they are the privileged class for having failed most impressively. The successful in North Korea were demonized for being that way, and today they are the bottom caste in a society that has committed economic suicide right before our eyes. “


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