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FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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No child should go hungry to school

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From page A7 | December 23, 2013 | 10 Comments

I strongly agree with President Obama that there are the rich who seized from the poor and are responsible for the economic injustice. I agree with Bud Stevenson that children of two-parent homes have a greater change of academic success than those with only one parent.

Unfortunately, slavery affected African-American families. African-Americans were prohibited from learning to read and write. The good old boys refuse to negotiate with President Obama in signing the immigration law, so they will continue to separate families.

As a child in Tennessee, my father purchased my schoolbooks from white schools, books with missing pages, half pages and the old negative word for black people marked throughout the books.

Some years ago, California had a humiliating program for single mothers on welfare with children over the age of 6, called “Manpower Development and Training Act.”

The welfare checks, with the county social worker snooping in your bathroom to count toothbrushes and snooping in your bedroom closet to make sure there was no male clothing. The father had no visitation rights. With one parent, most children will do well in school if they know they are loved, have good nutrition and good Obama health insurance. My daughter Vivian graduated with two degrees, third in her class, from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

An 11-year-old child standing alone recently looked me in the face with tears and said, “I got used to being hungry.” This child did not need a kitchen table to eat the slice of pizza I paid for, probably the only food for that day.

I want my 40 acres and a mule.

Minnie Noble

Fairfield

Letter to the Editor

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  • CD BrooksDecember 23, 2013 - 7:10 am

    You bought the kid a slice of pizza. Is that the point here? OH! She got forty bakers and a fool.

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  • The MisterDecember 23, 2013 - 7:41 am

    During Reconstruction, Minnie, thousands of White people, abolitionists, went to the South to help Black people. Many of them risked life and limb to teach Black children how to read and write and Black children, hungry to learn, would walk six and eight miles to school every morning to school for pizza, opps, to learn. How were these teachers at risk? Because Blacks were voting Republican and the non-powerful Whites were voting Republican and the racist White Democrats did whatever they could to prevent that from happening. Of course the first thing the racist Democrats did was to target anyone caught teaching a Black... they knew an educated Black would not be good for their political power. Racist Democrats beat, lynched, shot and killed Black and White Republicans. And yet the White school teachers continued teaching Black children every morning. But it looks like the racist Democrats have put Blacks back on the plantation, according to your letter, Minnie. Blacks get their schooling from the government, Blacks get their money from the government, the government has removed the Black man from the home leaving the Black woman to raise the Black children, Blacks get their healthcare from the government, Blacks get their nutrition from the government. The only difference between the plantation and now is that the master doesn't require Blacks to work. Blacks serve a bigger purpose for the master now... they vote to keep the master in office and they justify government spending (political power) for welfare and the prison industry. Minnie, the master (government) has, by and large, put Blacks back on the plantation... they Blacks went willingly. 40 acres and a mule requires an investment in education, in capital, in work. Many Blacks told the master to keep their 40 acres and a mule and give them Obamacare, food, housing, abortions, un-education, and on and on. The US sold out the Blacks under racist Democrat Woodrow Wilson when demanded all Blacks be taken out of government jobs and positions of power. The US sold out the Blacks again under racist Democrat Lyndon Johnson with his 'War of Poverty' which opened up the gates to the new plantation. Any vestige of 40 acres and a mule (individual education and hard work) was left outside the gates with the promise the master would take care of his property.

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  • CD BrooksDecember 23, 2013 - 7:56 am

    The Mister, you do know she'll never see this right? You have to send this as a letter to the editor...

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  • CD BrooksDecember 23, 2013 - 8:32 am

    The Mister, you'll have to trim about 70 words. Oh yeah, and use your real name...

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  • TJ BairdDecember 23, 2013 - 8:07 am

    The Mister, From all that I understand of history your rendition is accurate. Much of what you wrote is the reason for the present. The question for all of us is what are we going to do in the future to change these statistics and real life stories that should be most troubling for all of us?

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  • Mike KirchubelDecember 23, 2013 - 9:43 am

    I totally agree with CD. The Mister and TJ, you both need to tell your story of the South. Please, write a letter to the editor so that the rest of Fairfield can benefit from your profound, and unique wisdom.

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  • TJ BairdDecember 23, 2013 - 12:24 pm

    Mike, you must take great pride in being able to shift from wit to sarcasm to the sardonic with all the ease of a automatic transmission. Why not suggest practical solutions instead of trying to belittle others? I don't understand those who continually play the grade school game of "whoever can make the other guy feel smaller - wins". Let's be adults understanding that we don't agree, but that should not stop us from constructive dialogue that works toward solutions. To many of the remarks that follow these letters to the editor end up sounding much like what we hear out of Washington and that should be an insult to each of us!

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  • PatriotDecember 23, 2013 - 8:03 am

    oh, they don't go hungry anymore. We give them free breakfast and free lunches. Now free dinners from the Opportunity House and other churches. Where are the parents that made the decision to have them? As a poor kid in Vallejo I remember going to school with a lunch pail with a baloney sandwich and a bag of chips in the pail. These dead beat parents don't have to do any of that now a days. If we continue to give them handouts what do you think they should do when they are older? Yep, more hand outs. I am glad to hear that some got off of the freebie train and are making themselves a more productive part of society. Wow, the Mister, great points that I have to agree with. Will it ever stop. I doubt in our life time. I believe it will get worse with ObamaCare kicking in to drawn them closer to government control of their entire lives. Many will probably welcome it as their parents and grandparents did in the 60's!

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  • SavetheRepublicDecember 23, 2013 - 8:31 am

    We need to get Children into some really good Sunday Schools....Where they really learn " Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" and a solid foundation in the 10 Commandments....?............Responsibility for self, to respect others and how to make good choices...also we are all too greedy and materialistic, always putting ourselves first....But I would also like everyone to be told that we really are currently living world-wide in " A Beast System" and that our world leaders lie to us....There is much Satanism in the top Ranks of Government....Like the Bushes that claim to be Christian but are not....Like Bill Clinton carrying around a Bible after the Monica incident....Satan is the Father of Lies and he is their Father, they lie to us very well....Moral of the Story ....Question Everything....and try to be the best person you can be, you can only control your own self.

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  • Rhee MedboyDecember 23, 2013 - 6:53 pm

    As many times as she's wanted 40 acres and a mule, I'm surprised a federal or state program hasn't popped up yet. But to wonder--if she gets 40 acres and a mule, does that mean we won't see her letters in print anymore?

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