Posts By Author » Ali Akbar
America is Not Exceptional
16 Nov 2012 12:02 am
Rules are meant to be broken says the rabble rouser, the rebel with a cause, the tens of thousands following in the footsteps of provocateur Andrew Breitbart. The rule of the land had mirrored that of the illusion—we were the best. It is gone—and may never be repaired.
Conservative thought-leader Thomas Sowell warned years ago that America is not exempt from the rules that govern all past nation-states. He went further to question that America may have in fact already fallen without us being aware of it. There will be no …
The Inspiration of Obama
2 Nov 2008 9:31 am
From mainstream media commentators to General Colin Powell to rival John McCain – all give Barack Obama credit for “inspiring” people.
My own fascination brought me to take my youngest brother to Obama’s rally during the heat of the Democratic Primary when Obama stopped in Dallas. We waited for several hours to watch Obama speak for what seemed like 10 minutes.
Oddly enough, Dallas was the first stop that didn’t chant “Yes We Can.”
Being a political junkie myself, I wanted a rally sign. I set out to retrieve one. I found myself …
My Black Dilemma
19 Oct 2008 4:44 pm
What makes Obama “black?” It’s a question that’s been swirling in my mind for well over a year now. I’ve been putting off writing this, because I’m honestly afraid of what I might say. What will I feel? Will I be another Uncle Tom? Hell, what made President Clinton the “first Black President?”
It matters not. You see, intellectual honesty means more to me. My country means more to me.
I haven’t taken a firm position on the use of the N-word, but I do intend to use it here.
Barack Obama shares …
Doubting My Right Faith
12 Oct 2008 10:56 pm
As a biracial young Republican, I know scrutiny very well. I believe in a limited government, reasonable regulations, and moral mandates that would serve the greatest number.
We have a problem. A big problem.
I’m on the record as being a long time supporter of the nominee. I publicly endorsed him on my blog before he was carrying his own bags and have stood by donating time, funds, and any credibility that I carry since. I stood against most “Conservatives” who impressed the untested Mitt Romney on me as our Party’s Savior. …