Here is My interview with Kesha Rogers an African American woman who has won the Democratic Primary for the Texas Congressional District 22 Congressional seat. Although a democrat she has spoken openly about impeaching President Obama. Read about that and more of her platform below.
I would like to thank Miss Rogers for taking the time to answer my questions as I am sure she is very busy right now. All of her responses are in blue
George Cook AAreports.
Kesha Rogers KeshaForCongress.com
George Cook AAreports: What first inspired you to get into the realm of politics?
I was inspired to get active in politics at a very young age. I was a great admirer of Congresswoman Barbra Jordan. I pursued my passion for politics majoring in political science and speech communications at South West Texas University. I gained a greater and more profound understanding of what the meaning of political science truly represented, upon meeting and joining the Lyndon LaRouche political movement. It is through the understanding the political implications of universal principles of physical science and Classical art, which allows one to truly understand the intention of our U.S. republic and the role of government, of the people, by the people, and for the people. The study of human creativity in Classical art and science by all, and the mastery of the great composers, such as, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart; and scientific minds such as, Kepler, Leibniz, Cusa and others, expresses the intention of our republic and a truly creative electorate. Those are the principles we have lost sight of in politics, and what I have been active in fighting to restore. Politics has become, who you know and how much ass you can kiss, not your commitment and passion for the development of human beings. That is why I am in politics, because I don't have an interest in trying to get ahead, but actually giving a voice to people who don't have one, and educating a true republic.
George Cook AAreports:Why run for congress?
Americans are dying, and they are desperate for true leadership and representation. We are in a deepening economic crisis. State and local governments are bankrupt and being forced to implement austerity against their people. Teachers, firemen, police officers, are being forced out. The poor and the elderly are being thrown onto the scrap heap. The people need real leadership and economic solutions and that is what I am providing. I am running for Congress to provide the leadership needed in this moment of grave crisis. We need to give our nation a mission. Get our young men and women out of the horrific cultural conditions they have been immersed in, by giving them productive jobs and a future. This means having an orientation, to implement solutions, not just for the immediate period, but for two or three generations from now. End bailouts to financial speculators, and re-invoke the spirit and leadership of great leaders, such as Lincoln, Roosevelt,and Kennedy. Invest in large scale infrastructure projects; nuclear power, high speed rail, agriculture, industry, and a science driver in space exploration, and Moon and Mars colonization. Those are the ideas and principles I am committed to, and will fight for, at all cost.
George Cook AAreports. Much attention has been paid to some of your thoughts about impeaching Obama, can you elaborate on that?
The need to impeach Obama has nothing whatsoever to do with his ethnicity or his party, or the fact that Bush and Cheney also needed to be impeached, but that he is acting as an enemy to the United States. He is serving foreign-owned powers, benefiting them, at the expense of the welfare of our population. He’s spending trillions bailing out the very people that have destroyed our economy, while local communities are going bankrupt, and cutting life-saving services, i.e. teacher layoffs, cuts in police forces, and fire departments etc., which is killing people; he’s illegally shutting down our manned space program, which is shutting down our scientific progress; he’s grinding up our military in an endless war, while defending the opium that serves as the logistical base of the people we’re fighting over there; and he pushed a health care policy that rations care if you cost too much, which is what Hitler’s 1939 “lives unworthy of life” policy was. That’s why we put a Hitler mustache on him. Call it his “Bush, Jr.”
George Cook AAreports: Do you think that as a member of congress you can if need be work with President Obama on certain issues?
A competent president would immediately move to reinstate FDR’s 1933 Glass-Steagall banking law, separating and protecting the commercial assets of day-to-day life from the speculative usury of Wall Street. We must write off the worthless gambling debts that are being held over our heads as reasons to deny funding to schools, infrastructure, and social safety nets, and protect people’s life savings from being used as leverage by such thieves in their gambling. We must employ our youth in productive jobs, teaching them skills, and helping them improve their self-image and creativity, so they can be prepared to rebuild our nation’s standard of living. We must have an orientation toward the future, through manned space exploration, such as a 2-3 generation program to set up permanent colonies on the Moon and Mars. President Obama is opposed to every one of these solutions, and so there is no choice but for him to resign.
George Cook AAreports: At this very moment what do you feel are the biggest problems facing Texas?
Obama has said he not only plans to privatize our manned space program, but to shut down the Johnson Space Center (which is in my district) all together. This represents not only the loss of over 7,000 highly skilled industrial jobs, and even more jobs in the surrounding community, it represents the loss of one of the most concentrated centers of scientific and technological progress in the nation. Spin off technologies from NASA have benefited every area of life, from breast cancer prevention, to cell phones, vaccines, and so on.
There is currently no high-speed rail system to integrate the state. Our highway system is outdated, and it’s more of a parking lot than a freeway. We need magnetically levitated, high-speed rail systems, not privatized toll ways!
The biggest problem is unemployment and underemployment. We need productive jobs, lots of them, especially for young people, so they can learn skills and be useful to society.
George Cook AAreports: With the US economy in disarray how is that hurting your state right now?
Texas currently has 358,000 on unemployment benefits, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. The deliberate inaction of Congress and the President means more than 30,000 people will be kicked off their unemployment benefits every week. These aren’t lazy people, there’s a serious lack of productive jobs! Green Jobs just won’t cut it!
Texas is also the state most involved in the interest rate swap swindle, 17% of the nation, as reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which is bankrupting cities and school districts across the state. Schools and cities were sold the line that they should buy into these swaps to protect against raising interest rates, except the rates didn’t go up, and now these institutions are saddled with millions in debts. Where are the protections for citizens from these debt monger?
As the Texas Health Care Association reports, Texas already ranks as the 49th worst state in terms of Medicaid reimbursements, and so the additional $14.6 billion in national Medicaid cuts because of Obama’s health reform, which comes out to an additional 1% cut to Texas’s FY2011 budget, means that the elderly and severely ill are going to increasingly find themselves shut out of care. Since the vast majority of elderly folks rely primarily on either Medicare or Medicaid to get health care, it means more of them will simply die, because of these policies.
George Cook AAreports: If you had a one on one with President Obama what would you ask him to do to help your state?
I would ask him why he sold his soul. I then would proceed to tell him that he should change his ways. Don’t be a tool for Wall Street, but take a lesson from true leaders, such as presidents FDR and Kennedy. My state, as does most, needs productive jobs, we are at the bottom of the charts in education, we need real classical education. We need to give our young people a mission in space exploration.
I’m not going to plead with Obama to do the right thing. He has had many opportunities to do the right thing, and has repeatedly chosen to do the wrong. In every one of his actions, President Obama has defied the legacy of these great leaders. I’m not going to try to negotiate with someone acting as a traitor. He should just resign. That will help Texas, and the whole nation.
George Cook AAreports: Any message to those who may wish to follow in your political foot steps?
True leaders in society are only those who are willing to break free of popular opinion and culture, and fight for truth, and an optimistic vision of a better world, at all cost. They are ones who are always committed to principle and never compromise, even if it costs them their popularity with those they love. Anyone who is a true leader knows their role is to create a society that fosters the creative potential of others. We don't have that in society any longer. We have Hollywood, American Idol, My-space, and reality TV. This fake society is what is considered role models for young people. What happened to the need for a real culture, and a productive, science driven society? I would say to anyone who considers themselves a true leader in society, to always take up a mission in life, as I have, which fosters a commitment to truth, and a better world.
Anyone looking to take up real leadership, is driven by truth, a commitment to the general good, and agape toward mankind.