Friday, February 5, 2021

On The Right Side of a Just Economy

 By Eric Stradford, U.S. Marine Corps, Retired and Stephanie Walker Stradford

AMWS February 5, 2021, Tulsa, OK -  The United States House of Representatives voted yesterday to strip Marjorie Taylor Greene of committee assignments, rendering the elected official useless to her Georgia constituents and worthless to shared values for the Party of Lincoln.

Honorable Republicans generally value President Ronald Reagan’s vision of “a shining city upon a hill whose beacon light guides freedom-loving people everywhere” as #equity in One Nation Under God.  But attitudes and actions by a dwindling minority will ultimately land them, their constituents and prospective beneficiaries on the wrong side of history.

The right side of history, purely from a Republican perspective, is all about #equity.  Whether you consider unprecedented events of 2021 as coincidental or by divine appointment, the facts on a temporal timeline are indisputable -- even among “wacky” conspiracy theorists. “It's important for us to separate ourselves from the people that are the wacky weeds," according to one prominent Republican senator.

Separation from “wacky weeds” is the process noble U.S. Senators (on both sides) face next week in their “nobles oblige.”  They have been called, anointed and appointed to convict the 45th President of the United States. One should note that a citizen, elected as President of the United States, does not cease to be accountable after he leaves The White House.  A sitting president and a former president are uniquely and perpetually connected by “nobles oblige” or “The Presidency.”

Reality for the American Republican party is intrinsically reliant on its foundation, its purpose for being, and the people it serves. A believer might assert that God created Democrats with a vision for meeting needs and Republicans with a vision for provision in meeting needs.   In that vision for “a shining city on a hill,” all news and all politics must result in provision to meet local human needs. 

Equity is the one case yet to be made in achieving a  #JustEconomy.   In Tulsa, OK, a #JustEconomy is being quantified by TIME and MONEY.  The timeline within the temporal economy of Free Africans in America is measured in the 100-year period between May 31, 1921 and June 1, 2021 (TIME).  From the local point of view, the topic for the conversation is Reparations for Slavery.

The national action (MONEY) shapes bipartisan inclusion on an unprecedented Act of Congress.  Legislation in the 116th Congress includes H.R. 41 which might support “reconstruction” of financial institutions owned and operated by historically disadvantaged Americans.  The term “minority” will need to be replaced for the provision to sustain a #JustEconomy.

In 1986, Congress passed Public Law 99-244 which designated February as "National Black (Afro-American) History Month.” This law noted that February 1, 1986 would “mark the beginning of the sixtieth annual public and private salute to Black History.”

In 2021, the 95th annual public and private salute to Black History builds on the political promise, HEALING THE SOUL OF AMERICA. 

Execution of an historic Reconstruction of American values follows an unprecedented 2nd impeachment, trial and conviction of racist, xenophobic domestic terror. 

A citizen’s tweet to The White House proposes a regional demonstration project. It invites Senators from “Red State” Oklahoma and Senators from kinda, use-to-be a “Red State” Georgia in modeling a regional approach to #EconomicSecurity

In a #JustEconomy, Red and Blue is PURPLE. If #WeThePeople can see it, #WeThePeople can be it. “Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not.” - Robert Kennedy

The first deposit in the brand new Vibranium Bank and Trust of Black Wall Street, USA includes a Living Trust that systemically qualifies and intentionally benefits  American youth in Generations Z and A.  CDFI certification of a qualifying 501c3 public charity will help define the responsible economic entity.  CDE certification of a Veteran/Historically Disadvantaged American social enterprise accelerates substantive engagement by qualifying contractors in and supporting the targeted underserved community.

Reconstruction of American values is hardly a new concept for achieving and sustaining a #JustEconomy.

American Reconstruction gave birth to the “Party of Lincoln.”  As a party, its celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth calls for a review and valuation of some undervalued #equity that got us all to this point.

Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator in 1870. He got there by reinvesting #AmazingGrace in the Mississippi state legislature. 

Revels prayed, believing that #PrayerChangesThings. 

That prayer—one of the most impressive and eloquent prayers that had ever been delivered in the Mississippi Senate Chamber—made Revels a United States Senator. He made a profound impression upon all who heard him. It impressed those who heard it that Revels was not only a man of great natural ability but that he was also a man of superior attainments.

During Revel’s time and since, Americans of similar attainments have struggled to obtain and maintain trust.  One might recall the undervaluation of #StolenPeoplesEquity quantified throughout #JimCrow, #FreedmansBank, #BlackWallStreet, #TuskegeeVaccinations, #BloodySunday, #EmanuelNine, and a lineage of inequity even older than America itself.  In considering the future of any political party, one must seriously examine the historical foundation upon which the party will exist.

And just when your hope for a #JustEconomy seemed within in reach, the goal posts systemically move just beyond your historically disadvantaged bank account. Closer scrutiny of that historical foundation reveals yet one more dirty little secret. Tulsa, OK sits on land the United States probably never owned in the first place.   “The United States Supreme Court ruled July 9, 2020 in McGirt v. Oklahoma to keep the United States’ sacred promise to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of a protected reservation.

The court’s decision allows the Muscogee Nation to maintain its established sovereignty and territorial boundaries.  That court decision puts Black Wall Street, Tulsa somewhere, perhaps the Twilight Zone between the United States and a sovereign tribal nation.

In search of a #JustEconomy

Source: Wirth Law Offices



CALL FOR COLLABORATORS:  This collaborative document supports engagement in the NATIONAL LEARN-2-EARN project, Return To Black Wall Street.  The J.B. Stradford hotel was one of 600 businesses destroyed May 31-June 1, 1921.  Our story presents an opportunity for #WeThePeople to approach a 100 year old "sticky problem" from the perspective, "Where do we go from here?"  

APPLY FOR INCLUSION in our ongoing development, and let’s put our expertise and ideas together for a #JustEconomy. This format encourages participation from everyone on a MICROSOFT TEAMS collaborative platform.

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