“You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.”

Posted by: Phineas on January 10, 2012 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, is running for the House from Utah’s newly created 4th congressional district. Here’s her introductory video:

An African-American woman who’s a conservative Republican and a Mormon? I hope she’s ready for the trash that’s going to be thrown at her by race-baiting liberal Democrats and their support groups (such as the NAACP) should she succeed. Nothing is more threatening to their stranglehold over the Black vote than a minority man or woman who rejects the culture of entitlement and dependence on government. Just ask Allen West.

From Mia’s bio:

In November 2011, Mia Love filed to run for Utah’s newly formed 4th Congressional District based on her demonstrated leadership on conservative principles. She credits her parents with providing the foundation for her ideals. After many years of living in the unstable, regime-torn socialist island country of Haiti, her parents immigrated legally to the United States with $10 in their pockets in hopes of achieving the American Dream.

Mia was born in Brooklyn, New York and eventually moved to Connecticut. Mia recalls both parents working hard to earn a living, her father at times taking on second jobs cleaning toilets to pay for school for their three children. On the day of Mia’s college orientation, her father said something to her that would become the ethos for her life:

“Mia, your mother and I never took a handout. You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.”

I don’t know who else is running in the district, nor has Ms. Love posted on issues, yet, so this isn’t an endorsement. But, if this is an illustration of her character and beliefs, then I will say that she is the kind of person we need many more of in Congress.

Her site.

via The Jawa Report

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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5 Responses to ““You will not be a burden to society. You will give back.””


  1. Tex says:

    Good luck to Mia Love. She’ll need it. The Liberal character assassination squads will be working overtime to make sure to destroy her before she even gets off the ground. Hopefully she can weather their relentless attacks.

  2. Neo says:

    It’s really sad that all that is left of the NAACP is a bunch of racists.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Neo has it pegged. By the time the NAACP goon squads come out with their cheap shots, they will have made it so she cannot even separate her laundry without being called racist herself.

  4. Michael Teuber says:

    Wow, the perfect storm of race, gender, religion, and conservatism. You just know the Obama coalition can’t let this one take root. There goes the party.

    Those who defend her might do well to study up on the coherence versus correspondence theories of truth and the fallacy of the analytic/synthetic dichotomy. Because you are going to hear and read a lot of pseudological syllogisms in the form of an analytic statement followed by two synthetic ones. These, of course, will not be explicitly stated but implied.

    ex. “Herman Cain is white on the inside” -George Lopez

    ex. “Herman Cain is a ‘Venus Hottentot'” -Chauncey de Vega

    Pseudological Syllogism:

    No black man could ever be a conservative. [Analytic]

    Herman Cain is black [Synthetic]

    Herman Cain is a conservative. [Synthetic]

    These are not a coherent series of statements and therefore can not be true. The analytic statement is true a priori, by an analysis of the constituent concepts of the proposition. The latter two synthetic statements are, however, not logically necessary, but merely contingent, therefore subject to revision. One is therefore allowed, at whim, to reify one’s prejudices as ‘a priori’ truths so long as a marginally plausible analysis of the proposition ‘confirms’ it.

    ex. ‘Conservatism is the ideology of the oppressive white power structure, oppression is bad, bad is the opposite of good, all men do and ought to want the good, therefore no black man could subscribe to the ideology that oppresses him.’ [The fact that the analysis is stupid is beside the point, a real leftist racist will get much more involved.]

    You may then, with impunity, rewrite the evidence of your own, and your audience’s, senses. “Herman Cain isn’t really black” or “Herman Cain is just pretending to be a conservative for money” can be substituted for the appropriate synthetic contrary.

    Recognize the inherent racism, sexism etc. in arbitrarily assigning volitional attributes, e.g. non-conservatism, to an individual on a purely metaphysically given basis e.g. race or gender. The rational, correspondence theory presentation of the same facts observes that there is a man, Herman Cain, who is black, who is a conservative, and therefore, we conclude at least this particular black man is a conservative.

    As for the whole ‘definition by non-essentials’ line of abuse regarding ‘magic underpants’, there just isn’t a rational retort to empty, irrelevant ad hominem, except to point out that it is exactly that. Or go all ‘Ann Barnhardt’ on them ‘ex posteriori’.

  5. Carlos says:

    I can hardly wait for a photoshopped pic of her on a corner as a prostitute, or one of her snorting. Or maybe one of her in the clutches of a white man, one that is sure to lose 100% of the white woman vote in Utah. Can’t have one of THEM taking our eligibles, ya know. Makes one wonder just how stupid the Democrap Party thinks we are, or how stupid they really are? We already know how ethically challenged they are.

    This lady was given the same reminder that generations of other immigrants was given, so why is it so newsworthy that the reminder took hold? I salute her father, and cheer the lady on.