PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2012

Does the Tax Man Cometh?

New Visions Commentary /
In a frustrating and disappointing blow to individual liberty, the Supreme Court's four reliable liberals and Chief Justice Roberts upheld a coercive and unprecedented federal encroachment on our freedom and our nation's health insurance industry. Liberals are celebrating while conservatives despair.  Both are understandable, albeit knee-jerk reactions to a rather ...
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Eric Holder’s Plantation, by Derryck Green

New Visions Commentary /
It's said Lyndon Baines Johnson used voter fraud to win his 1948 Senate primary campaign. In 1954, then-Senator Johnson orchestrated a law prohibiting church involvement in electoral politics. Yet it was LBJ's presidential library where Attorney General Eric Holder chose to demonize ballot protection laws last year. And it was ...
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ID is a Civic Responsibility, by Charles Butler

New Visions Commentary /
President Obama lacks an urban agenda. Sure — he's all for policies that increase spending on food stamps, dismantle Clinton-era welfare reforms and enforce hiring quotas, but what has Obama really done to help black folk help themselves? It certainly isn't his eagerness to saddle small businesses with new taxes ...
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The Antidote to the Affordable Care Act Is Non-Participation, by Elaina F. George, MD

New Visions Commentary /
Since the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare, the final piece of the puzzle is in place. America begins an inevitable slide away from patient-driven health care — individualized medicine led by independent doctors in consultation with their patients. In 1971, the Rand Corporation's "Rand Health Insurance Experiment" found that increasing patient ...
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Are You Better Off Today? by B.B. Robinson, Ph.D.

New Visions Commentary /
In 1980, asking the American people to assess President Jimmy Carter's performance, Ronald Reagan posed the question: "Are you better off [now] than you were four years ago?" It was a simple yet very important question. Today, as President Barack Obama's term of office comes to an end, asking that ...
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Black Activists Support Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - As supporters of traditional marriage participate in "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" with visits to the fast-food restaurant chain on Wednesday, August 1, black activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are speaking out in favor of the company's right to operate under its founder's faith-based philosophy. "Protests ...
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Black Activists Criticize Eric Holder’s Rhetoric at NAACP Conference

Press Release /
Nation's Top Cop Plays Racial Politics to Oppose Ballot Integrity Advocates Washington, D.C. - Black activists with the Project 21 black leadership network are highly critical of Attorney General Eric Holder for pushing racial rhetoric and political divisiveness over the need to protect the voting process from identity theft and ...
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What, to Black Americans, is the 4th of July? by Stacy Swimp

New Visions Commentary /
On July 5, 1852, the famous black abolitionist Frederick Douglass delivered a stinging indictment of American independence. He did so because it was not yet realized for black Americans. At Corinthian Hall in Rochester, New York, Douglass declared: "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I ...
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Misleading Statistics Driving Voter ID Criticism in Pennsylvania

Contrary to breathless media reports, there's no reason to believe over 750,000 Pennsylvanians will be turned away from polling places in November as a result of new voter ID protections. Upon closer inspection, such reporting is much ado about nothing. If anything, it makes a stronger case for reforming the ...
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Marriage is Not a Right, by Derryck Green

New Visions Commentary /
May was a game-changer for the national conversation on homosexual marriage. On May 8, North Carolinans overwhelmingly voted in favor of Amendment 1. The ballot measure changed the state's constitution to define marriage as a union existing solely between a man and a woman. The approximately 61 percent to 39 ...
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False Bravado and Feminization, by Council Nedd II

New Visions Commentary /
I've had several unfortunate opportunities to observe the consequences of single mothers raising male children without the influence of positive male role models. Many boys who are raised by single moms can acquire the skills and maturity to lead healthy, full and productive lives. But they seem to be the ...
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False Claims of Voter Suppression, by Demetrius Minor

New Visions Commentary /
Benjamin Jealous, the president and CEO of the NAACP, heartily embraces the absurd assertion of the left that asking someone to simply prove their identity in order to participate in the sacred honor of casting a ballot is thinly-veiled voter suppression and an assault on civil rights. At the NAACP's ...
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Health Insurance Reform Does Not Equal Good Healthcare, by Elaina F. George, MD

New Visions Commentary /
ObamaCare was peddled as a solution to America's health care troubles. Enticing promises were made to garner support. It was sold, however, without regard for the difference between health insurance reform and health care reform. Our health care system is broken.  Costs are at unacceptable levels, but it's not because of doctors ...
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Black Conservatives Disappointed by Supreme Court’s ObamaCare Decision

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Black conservatives with the Project 21 leadership network are disappointed by today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "ObamaCare." Project 21 spokeswoman Dr. Elaina George, a board-certified otolaryngologist, said: "By upholding ObamaCare, the Supreme Court ignored ...
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Contempt Vote Against Eric Holder Supported by Black Activists

Press Release /
Misguided Attempts to Play 'Race Card' Derided by Former Hill Staff Washington, D.C. - Today's bipartisan vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to provide requested information to congressional investigators about the bungled "Operation Fast and Furious" ATF gun-smuggling sting is supported by black ...
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Black Legal Experts Say Race Not a Factor in Holder Contempt Citation Debate

Press Release /
Washington, D.C. - Attorney General Eric Holder's unwillingness to work with congressional investigators to provide requested information about the failed "Operation Fast and Furious" federal gun-smuggling sting is the reason he is facing a contempt citation and has nothing to do with his skin color, said members of the Project ...
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Black Conservatives Speak About Juneteenth Emancipation Commemoration

Press Release /
Washington, DC - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network are marking the commemoration of "Juneteenth" -- the oldest and most-recognized observance of the end of slavery in the United States -- by asking the black community and Americans as a whole to look to the past for how ...
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More Project 21 Comments on Obama’s Radical Immigration Shift

ConservativeBlog.org /
As the Obama Administration prepares to make radical changes to the nation’s immigration policy, Project 21 members are speaking out against these executive-level alterations that were previously not popular enough to pass congressional muster. The earlier Project 21 press release on the topic can be found by clicking here, but ...
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Radical Immigration Policy Change a Threat to Citizen Job Seekers, Say Black Conservatives

Press Release /
Laws Should Be Enacted by Legislative Branch, Not Imposed By Executive Fiat, Activists Add Washington, D.C. - Members of the Project 21 black leadership network say the Obama Administration's just-announced radical change in U.S. immigration policy poses a threat to unemployed citizens who are seeking jobs. The activists also are ...
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Forget It, NAACP: United Nations Has No Plans to Investigate U.S. Voter ID Laws

Press Release /
Delegation from Black Conservative Project 21 Appears Before United Nations to Support Voter Integrity Safeguards and Counter NAACP Request Claims of NAACP Dispelled: Project 21 Delegation Satisfied New York City, NY / Washington, DC - A delegation from the Project 21 black leadership network met Thursday with United Nations officials, ...
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