I ask because the Congressman Charles Rangel continues to propose totally unworkable solutions to problems, like re-instituting the draft.
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rep. Charles Rangel introduced a bill in Congress to reinstate the military draft, saying fighting forces should more closely reflect the economic makeup of the nation. " Wednesday, January 8, 2003
War is an ineffective solution and yet, he continues to advocate it as a strategy. Could it be Mad Cow? Just dumb?
When I first sat down to write this piece I thought I was the only one who thinks that the forever evil congressman has turned senile (when crack and AIDS came to Harlem he did NOTHING effective, if anything). A Yahoo web search returned the results "...about 382 for "Charles Rangel" "senile"
I don't think the man ever got elected...just another in a series of stolen elections. Kitchen table petitioning, voter fraud, corruption so thick that a McDonalds opened in Harlem Hospital, and the eternal cycle of money and programs in place before elections, snatched away within a week of the election, stand as testimony.
Just look at how he took Harlem from the land of hope and dreams in the 70's that Congressman Adam Clayton Powell helped create, to the depths of despair, doing his best to keep Harlem out of the Information Age.
Harlem under his watch has became an environmental disaster area.
I told Congressman Rangel in the mid 90's that in between 10-15 years global warming would kick in. I explained that Harlem needed to build water walls at either end of 125th street, because when the ocean rises, since 125th street is below sea level, it could flood and a lot of life and property could be lost. Did he even care? No! His eyes just glazed over like he didn't have a clue what I was talking about, even though I had a topographical map that demonstrated what I was talking about.
Harlem is infested with industrial age thinking in the information age. The congressman is at the helm of stupidity.
For example. Industrial age thinking says it's fine for folks to starve and freeze if they can't afford food or fuel. No problem, just the American way.
Charles Rangel dissed Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who is giving oil to poor folks in America who can't afford traditional heating bills. The congressman is an embarrassment.
"Congressman Charles B. Rangel was the principal author of the five billion-dollar Federal Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community demonstration project to revitalize urban neighborhoods throughout America. "
This author of the dis-empowerment zone trashed many good souls working in the 90's to make Harlem a better place, build our businesses and give back to the community.
Given what Congressman Rangel has done for Harlem, and what he is proposing for our young people, it's foolish to think that he would not do the same to the rest of America.
IT'S TIME TO STOP LIVING BY THE DICTATES OF EVIL, SENILE, GREEDY PEOPLE INCLUDING CONGRESSMAN RANGEL. HE SHOULD BE REPLACED BY COMPETENT LEADERSHIP THAT FACTORS IN THE HIGHEST GOOD FOR ALL CONCERNED.
We must demand integrity in elections so people like Congressman Rangel can stop killing the rest of us.