At a gathering of black conservatives at the National Press Club on August 4, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie commented on how Tea Parties frighten liberals, saying, "if that frightens someone, you know, that's a good thing... Government needs to be afraid of us — not we afraid of government."
Mychal also said, "We must move away from this fixation on race to a fixation on Americanism. We are Americans. We must stand on our corporeal common values as Americans, and not on that which divides us... The issues that confront us are not race issues, they are American issues. The wonderful thing about the Tea Party movement, and that which has inspired so many people across this great and wonderful country, is a return to smaller government, less taxes, the Constitution, and, yes, God. These are not color-sensitive issues. These are not race-sensitive issues. These are American-sensitive issues... We must return to that which made us great; not fixate on that which divides."
Mychal added, "Race and the race card is the last best argument of those who have no argument."
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