Saturday, July 16, 2005

Welcome to the Black Side

I figured since all my political friends all have blogs, I better get to 2005 and have one of my own!

I'm from Springfield IL, just moved from Effingham,IL via Denver Colorado. I will be attending the University of Illinois at Springfield in the fall. I can't wait. I will be double majoring in political studies/history and a minor in economics.

I am married to a wonderful woman. Some days I wonder how she can cope with me. She's also going to school. She will be attending LincolnLand Community College in the fall to finish up her Teacher's Aide Certificate. She also has a better GPA than I do. She's smarter than she realizes. She also has helped me restore my faith in God. In return, she votes and knows who to vote for. I love you, babe! (She'll be reading my blog)

Many people know that I enjoy music and politics. I don't hide that I am a member of the Libertarian Party. I do however get a lot of responses like "I should abandon my extremist ways and join the Democrats". I was a Democrat before the Great Conversion! I saw that Democrat pimp the black vote and Republicans give lip service to blacks. Libertarians want to cut the bonds of slavery and free everyone. I have this saying, "Slavery was never abolished, it was expanded!"

Who sees my paycheck before I do? The Federal and State Government and Social Security (which is a ponzi-scheme) The Cato Institute did excellent research on Social Security and the feds doll out SS not by wages earned but by life expectancy. Minorities and low wage earners really get the shaft in this ponzi-scheme. African-American males are at the lowest of the totem-pole. We get only 30-35 percent of what we put in! Our life expectancy as of 2004 is 68 years old. You don't think it's stressful being a black male in this country. Think again! 75 percent of the prision population in Illinois is BLACK. 49 percent of the prision population nationwide is BLACK. 74 percent of cocaine users are WHITE which 70 percent of those charged with cocaine possession is BLACK. One out of 6 BLACK males in this country can't vote because of prior felonies. There are more BLACK women in college than BLACK males. No one talks about the plight of the BLACK man. Okay maybe the far-leftist groups talk about these things but their political involvement is so miniscule in American politics that they will never be heard. This is where I think the Libertarian Party can gain some ground.

I personally think the justice system is racist, sexist and provides justice for those who can afford to buy themselves freedom. I also believe because of this we are forming a new segregation policy in this country.

Before anyone gets any fresh ideas, I am married to a white woman and I have a white step-daughter and my step-father is white, so I'm not a racist by any means!

Have a great weekend!


Blogger evonnebennett said...

Hello! as many of you may already know I am the wife of this blogs founder. He gives me so much credit for being smart but he really doesn't give himself enough credit for what a wonderful father and husband he is to me and to our two beautiful children. Chris is the hardest working most dedicated person I have ever known. When we met my life was in a bad way. He taught me a lot about laws and politics and made me think. He made me this smart person I am today. I work hard and I study hard, what for him seems to come easy for me is harder and I have to work harder for it. Alls I can say is anyone is lucky to know such a great person as he is who stands for what he believes in no matter what it might cost him. That song you've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything, I honestly believe thats something he lives by. I wish him the best of luck with his blog I know he was really anxious and excited about getting it up and running. So everybody have fun and enjoy it!
Evonne Bennett

Sunday, July 17, 2005 1:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Timothy West said...

You guys sound like a great couple!

Simply write about the things you care about the most, and success will follow. When the google bots and other search bots pick you up ( it will take some time to find you ) your trafic will start going up. Over at LFS I get anywhere from 100 to 400 people ( not hits) a day depending on various things. Most of the time it hangs around 200~250 a day.

I quite agree with you that the LP could make some heavy inroads with blacks. Question: maybe you could use the blog to attract other blacks in the LP and start a group of some kind? I would think that would be a rewarding thing. If you're feeling lonely that would be the fix. I know from the convention coverage I saw maybe 40 or 50 black folk there, so I know there is involvement there.

I'll link to you at LFS.


Sunday, July 17, 2005 3:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Stephen Gordon said...

Chris - welcome to the blogosphere.


Sunday, July 17, 2005 8:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Graham Couzens said...

I found your blog through your postings on Libertyforsale and the LP blog. I have enjoyed reading your comments/opinions/outrages-things I have agreed with for many years.

Frankly the overwhelming "whiteness" of the LP has always bothered me. My mother has even asked me if it (LP) was "some kind of racist group" ( there is a significant backstory involving the importance of this in my life, but I wont get into that right now).

I just wanted to say "hi" and that I like your blog and hope you continue it (blog) and your contribution to the LP.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger Christopher Bennett said...


It has bothered me too especially in a state like Illinois where there are plenty of minorities and I am the only Black person to attend our state convention the last TWO years. Then again our state party is a joke

Wednesday, August 10, 2005 9:03:00 PM  

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