We are Lovers of Labor
We are for a Free Quality Education for All
We are against Mass Incarceration and the Privatization of Prisons
We are for Environmental Stewardship
We are reclaiming the word
"Redneck" after the Miners in the Historically accurate 1921 West
Virginia Coal Mine Wars; also known as the Battle of Blair Mountain.
Striking miners tied red bandannas around their necks to ID supporters,
the other side tied white bandannas as arm bands to ID themselves.
and Indentured Servants (White Slaves) recently freed by the 13th
Amendment to the United States Constitution were offered jobs in the
mines then found themselves and their families enslaved again.
Immigrants from the docks in New York were lured by tales of homes and
were so many diverse cultures and languages - they had two things in
common, brutal exploitation of their Labor to Coal Company Greed and an unwillingness for State or Local Law Enforcement to protect
them. When the men went down into the mines they were all different folk
with many diverse cultures. When they came out at night they were all
black. The Redneck Party will learn from their lesson. United we stand,
divided we fall. We mean to unite again around the belief that all human beings have a right to social and economic justice and we recall the United Mine Workers as the first Union to pay equal wages between white, black, and immigrant workers. Their respect for one another was way ahead of the Civil Rights movement. What can we learn today? Corporate greed has run rampant, just like in the roaring 20's. After the Battle for Blair it took ten long years before they saw legislative change through FDR's New Deal. We mean to help a healing to our Nation by uniting once again behind the shared values of Brotherhood and Compassion for working folk. Corporate greed has brought us another Depression. We don't see soup lines because we have food stamps. We must see the parallels in history or we are bound to repeat it.
For a $10.00 or more gift we'll U.S. Mail a
-Made in the USA- Red Bandanna to wear.
America we worked children as adults and paid them way less. My Great-Grandfather Charles O'Neal was ten years old when he plugged holes with
dynamite. He lived to march on Blair Mountain seventeen long years
later. He fought so that Americans like us would not have the brutal
life he had. This Redneck Party insists on a Free Quality
Education for all - and what do we see?
We have seen some states
lower the Child Labor Law and increase the number of hours children can work while enrolled in school. Maine is an example. They lowered childrens' minimum wage and we are under-funding education. The
Redneck Party opposes any schooling that is chartered with Government Tax payer dollars. We have already fought and won public education. Don't forget, "Cheap Labor Conservatives" don't care about "those people". Don't be mistaken-just 90 short years ago we fought.
We say to you we
will not go back. Our Nation has already paid the price of blood, sweat,
and tears to level the playing field for hard working Americans and
their children and it's time for the Wealthy and Corporations to pay
their fair share of the taxes. We are tired but we are not weary. We
will unite again and vote in the Elected Officials that represent our
shared values of moral up-rightness and integrity for fairness. Even
uneducated folk know what's fair and what's right and wrong. Putting it
to working families is not fair and we will not put up with it any
longer. We organize for a better day.
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