Today’s Prediction

You’ve probably read about the bipartisan rejection of the resolution congratulating President Barack Obama in our State Agencies committee on Wednesday. Like the majority of committee members, I voted against it—I thought it was historically inaccurate, divisive and perhaps a little insulting. (Read the full text in PDF file here.)

I predict that, very shortly, the committee will unanimously pass a resolution that celebrates President Obama’s electoral victory. This new resolution will recognize that Obama is the president of all the people, rather than having some special attachment or relation to any one demographic group. Perhaps even more importantly, the new resolution will be much shorter.

Of course, predictions are notably easier when you have inside information.

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5 thoughts on “Today’s Prediction

  • January 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    I suppose I should clarify one thing: I do not typically have any influence over the graphic images that Kincaid adds to my posts!

  • January 29, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    That is true. That Greenberg/Obama image was entirely my handiwork. And it is awesome.

  • January 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    This nation was founded on slavery. From the U.S. Constitution, via the AR Times blog

    Representation in Congress would be based on “whole Number free persons, including those bound to service for a term of years . . . and three fifths of all other Persons.” Art. I, Sec. 2.

    Also: “No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labor, but shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or Labour may be due.” Art. IV, Sec. 2.

    I think the legislature needs to get over it. Like it or not, we kept black people in slavery for over a century, embedding the principles in our Constitution, and to not acknowledge that is to not acknowledge the truth. Those words are divisive only as the truth is divisive.


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