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Freedom and Truth: I Got to Have it

I write my contributions for Virginia Right in the same manner that I write my musical lyrics. I handwrite thoughts, notes, phases and feelings and then I begin to slowly type an email to myself.
I recently read an old edition of the Richmond Free Press or as I like to call it, “The Richmond O-Pressed.”

There is a letter to the Editor from the April 4 -6, 2019 paper. “Taxation not solution for Richmond Public Schools” which was written by Nelson Calisch.

Mr. Calisch advised in his communication to the O-Pressed that, “Richmond Public Schools reflects years of racist policies” and that he “would be willing to contribute more tax dollars if I could be assured that my money would be well spent.”
As I just shake my head, his letter seems to get worse as it goes along. He offered two suggestions, first that the African American population should leverage its voting strength and insist the Democratic Party address a formula for distribution of tax dollars and second for the City of Richmond to tax State properties for the millions of real estate taxes that the City cannot collect on.

Wow, “now how THAT sound?! Not profound. Black people unite and let’s all get down, I got to have it.”
Ed OG and the B.U.L.L.D.O.G.S(Black United Leaders Living Directly on Grovin’ Sounds) I Got to Have ItApril 30, 1991.

Black people need to wake up and leverage their voting power to vote for a people who are going to change the world. Look at any major city in the United States, run by Democrats and look at its current state of affairs.
I know many people may label me and my family “sellouts” or “Uncle Tom’s” as I have been a supporter of the Libertarian Party of Virginia and North Carolina and my wife Mandy is a Republican. I feel as if my people have a lack of knowledge of self and Virginia history.
My question is what does the Democratic Party do to address the issues faced today by Black people in America?!

I feel as if the Democratic Party wants to keep up paying into bondage by continuing to funnel tax dollars into the broken public education system. They want to remind us about racism and dismantle the history which they consider “racist” by changing school names and taking down confederate monuments.

According to my good friend Wikipedia Harry Byrd was the 50th Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. He was “vehemently opposed to racial desegregation” and was the leader of “massive resistance” which was the statewide campaign which opposed the Supreme Court decision of Brown vs. the Board of Education. This ultimately led to the closing of Virginia public schools.

In addition, Byrd attempted to limit political participation by poll taxes and literacy tests for blacks and poor whites. And much to the surprise of my readers……..Byrd was a Democrat. I remember watching a PBS television special during Black History Month and never once did it mention the party trying to stop change and racial progress was the same party that Black people are lining up to support.

If we are truly to be free, we must be allowed to maybe create our own schools independent of government funding, where educators, parents and guardians and not politicians decide how to best educate our future.

As we move towards a State election here in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 2019 and a Presidential election in 2020, I see America at a crossroad. I was recently talking to my brother in liberty Dustin Evans, Libertarian Candidate for Virginia House of Delegates 16th District. I wholeheartedly believe the Libertarian Party offers a middle ground between the Democratic and Republican Parties.  Often times, i find it very easy to meet members of the Republican Party at the table. The Henrico County GOP has been especially open to discourse. The Democrats, not so much. With no middle ground, I fear it is a very dangerous place to be. We are so busy fighting, we are not working towards a solution. Because if after all this time, it’s still about race. I feel like we are spinning our wheels in the mud. 

About Corey Fauconier

Corey “Sage” Fauconier is a native of Cambria Heights, Queens, New York who currently resides in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Political Science (1994) and a Paralegal Studies Certificate (1996). Former Libertarian Candidate for Virginia State Senate (2017). First Black Communications Chair of the Libertarian Party (2016), Lobby Day Leader for the Virginia Citizens Defense League, second amendment supporter, volunteer with Generation Hip Hop VA and host of independent podcast Talks Over Drinks in Richmond, Virginia.

2 Responses to “Freedom and Truth: I Got to Have it”

  1. Bob Shannon

    One of the last iron grip bastions of control the Democratic party has in it’s grips is the education establishment. Even weak kneed republicans now play the game of worshiping at the education altar with annual increases pledged in more money, and for what purpose besides their own election to office. Look at Int’l test scores in core competencies , the U.S continues to fall further behind with each passing year. Need i remind readers of the definition of insanity ?

    Virginia has 6 public charter schools. North Caroline has some 152. Why is that ? When has a monopoly created good outcomes ?

    Free Markets ultimately are the only hope left for desperate parents who want nothing more than their kids to get a solid education. The percentage of teachers and legislators who send their own kids to private schools should tell readers all they need to know. Why lose a large chunk of another generation when all we need to do is to open up competition for public schools. Watch costs drop and results improve
    Bob Shannon

    • Mr. Nobody says:

      It’s all BS and you know it, both political parties suck. Life has long ago become all about the cabbage. Why is church attendance shrinking? One reason is because children of prior generations saw their parents claim Jesus on Sunday, and steal the gold fillings out of peoples teeth on Monday. The Republicans under Trump, Ryan, Limbaugh, McConnell, etc. are the biggest fraud in US history. Nothing but chronic liars just like the Democrats.

      My message to those people who run to church each Easter but live their lives as basically agents of Satan otherwise, embracing either Democrats or Republicans lies, see Roman 6:1-5.


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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