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What the immigration stay really means
(Or what it should mean to the country and to you and I)
To begin, let me make it perfectly clear that the words I write are mine and what I truly believe. Call it my opinion if you like, unless I am to be accused of purposefully and intentionally reporting fake news. Although I have been previously a member of the press and may still be technically and to be specific, an investigative reporter, it is not with this title or in this capacity that I write these words. Keeping this firmly in your mind, look up the information I present to follow, on your own as to whether or not it is true.
Before the current status of the temporary immigration and refugee pause and its present stay, it is awaiting the decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as to whether it will remain a stay or overturned and allowed to continue as was originally written, for limited days. Yesterday, 2/9/17, The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously (panel of three judges) decided in favor of the Washington state judge’s ruling. The ‘stay’ is stayed.
But either way, it will likely go forward, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Over the last eight years, the seven countries temporarily denied from coming to the United States, have been considered to be potential threats to the US, and have insufficient vetting policies. Six of these seven countries have been bombed over the last eight years with over 100,000 bombs. Our country has a long-standing history of not allowing immigrants or refugees from countries, we are at war with. Since FDR, there have been many more pauses of immigrants and refugees by Democrat presidents, than Republican presidents. But also this power to protect the citizens of the United States by the president as Commander and Chief, is both granted by The Constitution and given him or her by Legislative authority of the Congress, regardless of which party has been in the majority. The years 1952, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1953 and another law passed by Congress in 1965 have been the precedents. Search this information for yourselves.
“Our country has a long-standing history of not allowing immigrants or refugees from countries, we are at war with.”
As a writer, I am employing and providing, any reader here, with back-story. If necessary, you may look that term up. To often see where we are or where we are going, it is important to see where we have been.
Search the recent private donor party of the founder of Media Matters and a recent disclosure of a confidential memorandum of how it and it’s entities seek to delegitimize the current administration with ways to impeach, impede or prevent its agenda from moving forward by way of the courts and reassert the present gurgling and on life support, Democrat Party, by 2020.
Enter, the George W. Bush appointee, a federal court judge in the state of Washington. His appointment, by a Republican president, neither make his rulings Republican or conservative, but should not control the outcome of the other 49 states and our territories. But this is how it has shaken out. One state judge has affected the rest of the nation. Research it for yourselves.
So the Justice Department acted to overturn this stay and its present status sits with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Although I cannot prove this, I really do believe that Media Matters searched out this judge on purpose, knowing full well that it would lead to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which is known to be a progressive and liberal court, whose decisions are often struck down by the US Supreme Court. Search these things, for yourselves.
Meanwhile, in Washington DC, the Democrat Party continues to block, obstruct, resist, or call it what you will, slow the confirmation of the United States Attorney General. The US attorney was confirmed and sworn in yesterday, 2/9/17. Had he already been confirmed, he would have most likely presented a more excellent argument at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but I am doubtful that the decision this court will rule on (as it now has), would have been any different. That should’ve been, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should’ve never even heard the case and the judge in Washington, should’ve never challenged it in the first place and especially with words such as causing, “irreparable harm.” Those are the Washington state judge’s words that this so-called ban has produced, “irreparable harm.” One of the current countries is Syria and recently, after this order was signed by the president, a Syrian was allowed into this country, for emergency medical treatment, which could certainly be argued that had they not received it, it could have caused irreparable harm. Inconvenience to businesses, workers and families are not the same as irreparable harm. And whether or not that this order was rolled out properly, is not as important as national security, national sovereignty, and the protection of its citizens. Search for this, the research has already been done. Make it your own.
The likelihood of the presidential nominee to the Supreme Court, will be slowed and prevented from being confirmed, for as long as possible is, very likely. I suspect it is not only for the prevention of nine judges being seated on the Supreme Court or overturning what the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will likely decide shortly. If there are not nine justices seated, the case goes back to its last court, which in this case would be, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The research about this exists. Search for it.
The Supreme Court is supposed to be apolitical and that sounds great on paper, but many would argue that it is equally divided with four conservatives and four more, liberal judges. The presidential nominee if confirmed is, considered to be a conservative judge and his decisions aligned with four others, would overturn the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals if so they decide and the order would be left in effect and the stay lifted. You search and research these things.
But there is something else to consider or I should say, someone else. Supreme Court judge Kennedy, resides over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is often a swing vote as his record shows, he is highly resistant of anything which prevents or lessons judicial power and especially, judicial review. Judicial review, in my opinion, is unconstitutional and only came about because, judges did not feel they had enough to do in the Supreme Court. Since adoption of the Constitution in 1789, courts have played around with the idea. In 1803, a law was struck down as being “unconstitutional” for the very first time, by the Supreme Court. Ever since that case, the Supreme Court seems to believe that judicial review is their constitutional right. Even judges are human beings, appointed for life with passion, political leanings and etc. but judicial review sets the precedence that it is the judiciary which determines what is or what is not law and has led to the idea of, “legislating from the bench.” Research it yourself.
“ You seem … to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so. They have, with others, the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps…. Their power [is] the more dangerous as they are in office for life, and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots. It has more wisely made all the departments co-equal and co-sovereign within themselves.”
-Thomas Jefferson 1820-
The US Justice department, now with Attorney General Sessions sworn in, could request an en banc. In law, an en banc session (French for “in bench”) is a session in which a case is heard before all the judges of a court (before the entire bench rather than by a panel of judges selected from them. Supreme Court justice Kennedy has a choice: He can either decide the appeal on his own or refer it to the full court of all 29, 9th Circuit Court judges to hear arguments from both sides. In a case of such national gravitas, he’ll probably chose the latter. Feuer says if Trump’s lawyers do appeal to the Supreme Court, “they’ll probably ask for an emergency stay of the Seattle judge’s nationwide injunction” Research these things and perhaps the unfamiliar terms here, for yourselves.
All three branches of government are supposed to be, equal branches and yet history has shown that each branch has tried to garner more power, for themselves. So, Justice Kennedy could side with the other liberal judges and the opinion could be decided 5 to 3, in favor of overturning the executive order. This of course depends on whether or not the Supreme Court hears this case, before the ninth Supreme Court justice is seated. And even if the ninth judge was seated, Kennedy could still side with the other four liberal judges and the outcome could be, 5 to 4. I would hold Media Matters accountable, for orchestrating this, as there are odds in their favor of success, with either the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or the United States Supreme Court. Then, there are all the other pending lawsuits, basically about the same thing and basically orchestrated, by Media Matters. Research these things, for yourselves.
How would they or could such as Media Matters be, so calculating, devious, intentional and corrupt. They would argue that their efforts are in resistance to others which are, calculating, devious, intentional and corrupt. Call this the Hegelian Dialectic or order out of chaos, when your efforts pit the very institutions and its own people to accomplish, whatever is their intended end and by whatever means. Research these things and perhaps the unfamiliar terms here, for yourselves.
What could this all mean to you and I??? Does this mean our rights do not come from God, they are not protected by The Constitution, they are not executed by the executive branch and legislated by the legislative branch, but only exist, as what the judicial branch says is law and what is lawful or unlawful and of, to, and by whom????
Contrary to what many people believe, we are not a democracy. We are a representative republic. If We the People do not reform our government to be of, for and by the people, having three equal branches, we are not even a democracy, which is, the rule by a majority nor would we be a republic, which is ruled by law, but we would be ruled by an oligarchy, the rule(s) of a few, for all of the rest of us. That is not freedom, it is enslavement!
And the protestors deceived with good intentions, co-mingled with rioters that are often paid, and the media complicit in failure to report, and education failing to inform, are unraveling the very fabric of the Stars and Stripes of our Republic, whose flags they fly and trample beneath their feet.
And did you think this was just a mean-spirited, religious-banning executive order? Was it to protect our rights? Or will it be the end of, the United States of America, by order of the court?
1 of WE
By WE the People
© January 20th, 2017
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From a distance in the dark
Yon early morning light reveals
A blanket of fog across the amber fields
And monuments of testaments above the crimson flow
Comes a whisper
That shatters the stillness from afar
Through the years and years
Despite the tears, but with courage to the fears
Some 228 years ago and now the fifty-eighth time
Heat of mid morning melting away the cold
Its brilliance vanquishes every vast darkness
Dividing and separating
Uniting and attaching
Then a hush; then a hum, rolling through the unfurling
Of stars and stripes
A chorus and a shout
From all those standing; erected stones that stood for liberty
Whose crimson blood still flows beneath their feet
Wherein they stood or yet stand,
for freedom and,
gave and still give, their all,
for its birth and,
for its continuance
Solemn is the moment,
But joy adorns the lips
Waves of emotion rising
wafting like a hymn
that God would grant this peaceful transfer,
into living memory every fourth year,
as We the People once again,
Inaugurate Our Republic, anew
© 2016, all rights reserved
To my Family, my Friends and anyone who still has a will to open their eyes and still, has ears to hear.
Are WE on the Verge of the Second, American Revolution?
I am writing to you and particularly, to all those like me, that have not yet voted, in the upcoming election, on November 8, 2016.
To begin, please forgive me in taking this one liberty, in assuming you know at least something, about the American Revolution, which began officially in writing The Declaration of Independence, signed July 2nd and published July 4th, 1776. What I would like you to take from this is, that every person signing, were guilty of treason. They mutually pledged their fortunes, their sacred honor and their lives. They broke the law to protect and defend the law of God-given equality and unalienable rights!
Now, here we are in 2016, just days before the election on November 8th. Is this more, much more, than just an end finally, to the most divisive time and election of our lives? Is it a harbinger of more tumult to come, than we have ever imagined? Or are WE the People, on the verge of, the Second American Revolution, for the life of our fragile Republic?
Surely, you must be tired of this whole thing like I am and cannot wait, for it to be over and to get on with our lives, in whatever state we may find them, after this damnable or wrecking ball to restore, this THING, is over!
By now, most everyone knows that the Clinton e-mail scandal ended last July, with the findings that there was no ‘intent’ and no recommendation from the FBI, for the Justice Department to prosecute. The FBI’s director’s boss, the Attorney General, for the United States, accepted the recommendation. About half of the country were pleased and the other half were not.
The two candidates seeking the office of president continued to accuse one another and present their plans to their supporters. Donald J. Trump, accused Hillary Clinton of being “crooked’ and that the whole system was “rigged.” Clinton responded in kind, with her or her supporter’s accusations. Every day and night, mainstream media at least, had lots to talk about and their ratings soared and their advertisers were pleased, I guess? At least many people were tuning in, to this circus and their products and services were being seen. Follow the money.
WkiLeaks started releasing a lot of incriminating emails. Their authenticity was NOT denied. Instead, the Clinton campaign accused Trump of working with the Russians to influence the election. Then, the Clinton Campaign directly accused the Russians of hacking the emails, giving them to WikiLeaks and all, to influence the election. WikiLeaks countered, that it was impossible. Just remember that WikiLeaks showed, it was, “impossible.”
Two days before Halloween, on October 28, 2016, FBI director James Comey sent a letter to some members of the House of Representatives, indicating that new information had led them to review, the Clinton email case. This letter in full, was copied and leaked. Almost immediately, the word “review” was interpreted to, “re-opening” the case.
Next, Director Comey was accused in trying to influence the election. Many that previously (just the previous July) who had praised his decision then, now accused him of breaking the law and in trying to influence the election.
A few days later, it was leaked that on a laptop, jointly shared by Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin and her estranged husband, Anthony Wiener, some 650,000 emails discovered. This is significant as, Abedin had told the FBI that she had released all her files and emails to them previously. It was leaked that she did not know they were still on this laptop and that she had previously forwarded all her files to her Yahoo account, to make them easier to print and that she had previously saved them to help in preparing a book for Hillary Clinton, sometime in the future. She told the FBI that she did not know all these files had been backed up on this laptop. She has disappeared from Clinton’s side, ever since. She and her husband are most likely, looking to make some kind of deal with the FBI and/or seeking legal council. It has been leaked that the contents of this laptop contains a treasure trove of information, which may contain classified material and new material, not previously viewed by the FBI. Her estranged husband’s legal issues go beyond this to an actual investigation into his possible, pedophilia. That’s what it is, not merely just sex-ing as the media has said. It is a very serious matter, for both of them and perhaps Clinton as well? There are deeply concerned members of many federal agents that believe, FBI director Comey, has not handled these investigations correctly. Yes, there is deep division among the agencies of all across the government! All of theses things have been leaked and are not disputed. What is disputed however is, whether or not it is all a conspiracy by one party or the other, to influence the outcome of this election. Everyone seems to e leakin g, accusing and blaming each other.
Over forty states have asked the Federal government, for help in possible fraud of the polling places, in every single state. This is your first assignment, to look that up as well as a— “master key” which exists, in the software, which can change the results of each polling place!
There are several states which allow voters to change their votes and Wisconsin allows them to change their votes three times. Look that up and for how many people who have already voted which now are, wanting to change their votes. If possible, go and change your vote if necessary. Trust me, your vote is, NECESSARY!
Look at the lead from polls, in both the popular vote and electoral vote estimates, for Hillary Clinton, just a few short days ago. Her lead was supposedly unbeatable and Donald Trump had already lost. Look at the polls most recently. Trump is either ahead and in places he was NOT supposed to be or at least the race is now, very, very tight. A few % points is one thing, but her popular vote lead was double digits and her expected electoral votes, around 333 or 63 votes more, than the 270, needed to win the presidency. What has changed in just a few short days? Was this all hype on the part of her campaign and the media? Did this many people, actually change their minds in just 3-4 days? Or, is there something else going on?
Hang on, we are just getting started!
I would like to offer a video. Please disregard the publisher’s title of this:
‘5 Minute Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox News.’
He was never fired! It is not true! Watch the video, which was most likely posted or copied from the original broadcast. Then, read the Judge’s comment about this program being canceled. He was not fired, because of, the content.
“In television, shows are cancelled all the time. Two of my former shows have been cancelled, and after each cancellation, Fox has rewarded me with more and better work. This cancellation—along with others that accompanied it—was the result of a business judgment here, and is completely unrelated to the FreedomWatch message. It would make a world of a difference for all of us, if you would KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX. I am well. Your values are strong. I will continue to articulate those values here at Fox. But the emails many of you are sending are unfairly interfering with my work and that of my colleagues here. The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property. I have accepted the cancellation decision with good cheer and a sense of gearing up for the future. You should as well.
As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF Freedom Watch; and please stop NOW.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano, in response to his program ‘Freedom Watch’
being canceled on Fox News, in 2014
This video again, was from TWO YEARS AGO. How timely! How insightful! It is almost prophetic, as to the present time! This next video was published, on August 4th, 2016.
The NSA leaking to WikiLeaks? Remember how this began, in 1776? They broke the law to protect and defend the law! Is this the Second, American Revolution? WE haven’t seen anything yet!
Whatever is happening, something big is, underway.
I realize I have asked you to look up certain things. I want you to see for yourself. These things cannot be found in the mainstream media. Social Media is barely starting, to scratch the surface. Use the skills you were taught in grade school, how to look things up. Because, this information is so fluid, and changes so quickly! You have to look for it online, on the Internet.
Look up the following word: coup d’é•tat
One of these was recently attempted by the military in Turkey, not too long ago. What if, a coup d’é•tat was attempted the last few days, in our own country, without the military, but entirely on the Internet? Is its massive corruption covered up, by its massive co-option of the many interrelated, crony associations which may be complicit in this corruption, one way or another? Are some people starting to bail in hopes of protecting themselves from the avalanche that is about to come? Barack Obama, Michele Obama and Elizabeth Warren have all, stopped following Hilary Clinton, on Twitter, just within the last couple of days. Look that up.
What if at the same time, a counter- coup d’é•tat was also conducted on the Internet, by those in intelligence agencies that are (ongoing) breaking the law to protect and defend the law?
Now, look up the following name: Steve Pieczenik
Look first, at his bio. Now look, for any videos associated with him and recently, as of November 1st, 2016. Is he crazy? Is this man just part of another conspiracy theory? Or is he but a spokesperson, for a group of people in the NSA, CIA, FBI, NYPD (New York Police Department), Military Intelligence and other federal agencies that are willing to break the law, in order to protect and defend the law? Is this the Second, American Revolution?
For sure, there has never been anything like this, in our short 200+ years, as a representative republic! Is this or is this about to be, a Constitutional Crisis? Look that up. What do those words mean, “Constitutional Crisis?”
If WE the People are divided (and we are), is it any great thing to think that the very government which most of all of us do NOT trust, are not divided too? Is our dividing away from one another due to party, person and opinions formed, by a lot of misinformation coming from the government and the media? But the division within our government if the dual- coup d’é•tat is true, one is to cover it up and the other is to reveal it!
I realize that this all sounds so incredibly fantastic, as a work of fiction. American author Mark Twain (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910) once wrote:
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
And ye shall [absolutely] know the truth, and the truth shall [absolutely] make you free.”
The Bible, John 8:31, 32
Our founders had the fear and threat of the unknown. They persevered, for the hope of something better. We have their history of what they wrought, what republic left they gave us and the responsibility to VOTE, for its continuance! Do WE really know what the meesage of our Republic is? If we do, do WE not also, have the responsibility to protect and defend the messengers of our Republic? Keep digging, this is a whole lot more than just two people running for president. It could be the end or, the beginning of, The Second, American Revolution!
Are there true patriots which are actually, breaking the law to save our fragile republic? Will WE the People, VOTE to continue this republic of, by and for the people?
Vote! Pray! Pray for yourself! Pray for me! Pray for the true messengers! Pray for the United States of America!!!
I implore you to share this everywhere!
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© 2016, all rights reserved
Black Lives Matter (BLM)
Blue Lives Matter (Police)
All Lives Matter
Building a Wall
Work place violence
Radical Extremist Terrorism
I’m With Her
I’m With You
Make America Great Again
Freedom of Speech
Suppression of Speech
2nd Amendment Rights
Rigged Political Systems
No Trust in Government
Pay for Play
Celebrity Threats to Leave the USA
OMG this is a long list, but it is probably only a fraction of the things people are upset or concerned about! But as important to some that any one or a few of these might be, these are ONLY symptoms of our division, but not the cause!
For the most part, the weather cannot be controlled, but response to it can be. These can be simply called, natural disasters or crises. I’ll give one example. The Zika virus as you may well know is, spread by mosquito bites. These are said to cause birth defects in some women and the virus itself can be deadly. But if you really look into this, a chemical company spraying for mosquitoes around 50 years ago, may be the cause. Some of the mosquitoes sprayed did not die and may have evolved to resist it? Now in Florida, it is becoming a huge concern with potential national consequences. Those affected by the virus are believed to have been bitten and infected, somewhere else, but they have brought this to Florida by traveling from place to place. Florida has begun to spray. Guess what? They are using the same chemical that may have caused the problem in the first place. Someone gets paid for the chemicals. Someone gets paid to spray. There is lots of money to be made. When government is involved, someone gets the contract for the chemicals and to spray. Guess what company it is in at least Florida, if not other states? The company is associated with the wife of the present (republican) governor of Florida. Nothing there right? Move along right? NO, this is an example of most likely, a human-made disaster in the name of a natural disaster, but crisis capitalism is there to make a lot of money in the name of humanity. By the way, the spray may be killing bees?
Pretty much, everything else are, human-made disasters or crises.
All these disasters and crises have great potential when speaking of dollars and cents. Lots of money or resources which cost money are earmarked to these crises and disasters. And yes, this does mean jobs at least temporarily, but there is potential for HUGE profits by those involved in crisis capitalism. There is the potential to make a lot of money off of each crisis and disaster. Some disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes abate, subside, recede and end, but not the potential to keep making large sums of money. The other human-made disasters never seem to end, despite how much money is spent. Why is that? It is because, there’s always potential to make lots of money off of every crisis with each disaster, yesterday, today and tomorrow! This is, Crisis Capitalism!
If you stop to think about it, government really never solves anything! It simply collects money and spends it. If there is not enough, it borrows it! A business involved in crisis capitalism is in it to make a profit, the government at least on paper, does not make a profit. But here is the big question, where does all this money go, for all these crises and disasters???
Sure, some goes for the purpose and the intention of helping others and does help some, but very, very little. So where does the money go???
This is the whole cause of Our division. It is, THE ECONOMY!
Everything else, are just symptoms because, the economy is, the CAUSE! Under crisis capitalism there must be a symptom or symptoms by which the capital is spent in order to make a profit or as in the case of our government, to completely destroy the economy! WOW, that’s quite a bold statement! In just a little while, I will show you the proof!
Why would our own government do such a thing? How could it do this to the people it is supposed to serve? Just incompetence? That’s an easy fix we may think, just vote them out of office right? Only year after year, politician after politician, no matter which party, keeps doing it over and over again! Why? Crisis capitalism!
In crisis capitalism, just enough is spent for the people, so that it looks like they are helping US and to get re-elected and to keep US voting for them or that we continue to buy their products and services! Prices go up, education goes up (maybe) and technology goes up, but quality and numbers of those being served, GOES DOWN! We do not like them, we do not trust them, but we think this is the best that we can do! It is, a corrupt system, crisis capitalism! For the most part, these crises and disasters are human-made and we may desperately need the help we believe, from the very ones that created the crises and disasters in the first place! It is in their best interest to constantly keep us in some national crisis, some natural disaster; some national emergency. We are its wheel and our money, our blood, sweat, tears, and our future is, crisis capitalism’s grease!
There is no other issue, for the cause of our division, than the economy! Who is driving the economy? The machine of the economy that is driving us the wheel and greasing us with our lives is, crisis capitalism. It seems to be in perpetuity, it does not end, it does not cease, it does not sleep! If we die, we will be replaced! The machine must not stop, the wheel must move; it must be greased!
I promised you proof that the only cause of our division is, the economy. As it happened, just yesterday, my brother-in-law Kevin, in a Facebook post, shared the perfect illustration of all I have been sharing here, in a simple, easy to be understood by anyone, one little picture about the size of a 1/2 page memo.
From this picture, anyone can see that the cause of our division is, the economy. It is represented by dollars and cents, yours and mine and the future of our children’s, children’s, children. If, that is, our great grand children have a future???
Some of this money goes for the purpose for what is intended. These can be considered as all the other symptoms of our division, all those things that are important to us. What is NOT shown is, where or to whom this money goes. It is fueled by crisis capitalism! It is crisis capitalism that makes most of the money and has set it up to keep making most of the money. So without further adieu, here is the proof that the cause of our division is, the economy, created primarily by and for the benefit of crisis capitalism!Note: The illustration above is NOT actual. Actually, it is worse and is EXPECTED to get worse! I edited the image by removing the author’s solution which was to vote EVERYONE out of office and demand a balanced budget. Sure, like that will ever happen with the way things are??? I also added the red rectangles with white lettering. The legislative passes the laws, controls the spending and the present executive branch , presently controlled by a (Democrat) president, has spent more in 7 years than all the previous administrations (since 1776) COMBINED!!!!
In the illustration above, there is no way possible that if this stays the same, we will ever be out of debt! Thus far, it’s been OK for crisis capitalism because, they keep taking more, we keep voting for them to keep taking our money, and the debt keeps rising! This is rapidly approaching the point of no return, when the money runs out, when they can no longer borrow anymore, then the whole thing comes crashing down! Those that have benefited from crisis management will be OK, but those who they divided their money from, and their future will NOT, be OK! This day is rapidly approaching!!!
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 02 Sep 2016 at 04:38:06 PM GMT is:
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
The estimated population of the United States is 323,672,789, so each citizen’s share of this debt is $60,291.05. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $2.41 billion per day since September 30, 2012!
If you would like to have your depression current, view the current debt in real-time by clicking on the following link:
Even though the present controllers in Washington D.C. have doubled the national doubt in just these past seven years, from all previous years combined, since WE became the United States of America (you know since 1776), this insanity has been taking place, no matter which persons or political parties have been in control of our money and our future and the future of the United States of America! They are systematically emptying out the treasury! They are borrowing and spending! They are lobbied, controlled and manipulated by Big Business, Big Phama, and yes, even foreign governments. Who cares, it’s not their money, they just use the Credit Card of, the United State of America. And people and companies and foreign governments are getting rich off tanking or emptying out, OUR ECONOMY!
So, this is a presidential year. Along with filling the vacancy of this office, there are others running for office on the federal, state and local levels. Whatever their office, all will have staffs and maybe even entire departments that they will either keep or fill. Returning to the president, this individual, will be able to choose at least one or more Supreme Court Justices, albeit Congress, must confirm the appointments. In a sense, when we vote for those on The Ballot, we are voting for all these people! All of these people will control or be controlled by the economy and continue crisis capitalism. It does not matter who the people are or which party they represent!!!!
Sounds pretty pessimistic doesn’t it; negative and hopeless???? That is not my intention, but I have to tell the truth!!!
Even one of our founding fathers, the writer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the early first presidents, Thomas Jefferson, warned US about this, over 200 years ago. When the government grows, so does corruption. When it grows to the size that it is pretty much now, it is rampant with corruption and then, that’s near the end, the government is DONE! “Hasta la vista baby” (goodbye) Our Republic is over and The USA is, DONE!
There is a solution!! It is the only solution!!! But we are a long way from that and I will address this at another time. For the present, the best thing we can do is VOTE, yes VOTE, every one of US! I’ll leave the decider of those votes (the electoral college), for another time, but it does depend on our votes.
Next time, we will look into NOT who to vote for, but how to vote and maybe WE can make a difference?
1 of WE,
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With often tears pouring, voice quaking and hands trembling, she visibly put on display the wounds from political correctness, being told what to say and think or NOT, and to tolerate anyone and anything and from being pushed and pulled to apologize, for love of country and belittled, for her patriotism.
The WHY of our present division can clearly be understood by how the viewer sees the following video. She is either a crying, whiny, intolerant woman; unbending that will not move anymore and that in the name of progress, she is one that stands in the way of liberalism and progress. Or, she is, a woman who has been deeply wounded, but will no longer just ‘take it anymore,’ and has taken a stand, for loving our country and that those that have wounded her are “concrete blocks,” which are in the way of a united people, who love this country and the republic in which it stands. To those blocks she yells, “Get out of our way! You Move!!!”
Strip away every issue, distraction and cause and all can clearly see WHY, WE the people, are so divided! And from just this video and just this one woman, WE the People can see the consequences of this division!
If to separate love for country from tolerance and progress and being liberally minded, what are these voices and who is, the ideal liberal?
Political correctness pretends and contends that nothing said or done should ever offend anyone. It is illogical because, it is impossible! For just one reason alone, we are imperfect lifeforms. For another, it was never our differences which united us, but it is our differences, which divide us even now.
Differences from our ages, sex, sexual preference, culture, color of skin, education, economics, politics, laws/rules/regulations, privileges and religion and all other differences are supposed to be lauded, applauded, celebrated, accepted, and tolerated. There is nearly an organization and a champion(s), for almost anyone and anything it seems, today. Now here is where this all falls down upon itself and will implode.
In the name of tolerance and acceptance of all, and in the name of equality and freedom of expression, if anyone does not accept this, then they are intolerant, without empathy and unpatriotic. This is illogical and impossible because, if you are not tolerant then you are intolerant. This is group or herd mentality. How can you be tolerant, if you do not tolerate anything and everyone?
And this has been pushed and shoved down all of our throats, for perhaps our entire lives. It has a single name and it is, democracy. Democracy may simply be defined and understood as, the rule or the will of the majority. But WE are supposed to be ruled or held together by law, by a republic.
Freedom of expression has become the freedom of suppression, tolerance intolerant, equality unequal and political correctness, politically incorrect.
But all these opposing forces need causes and champions. Beyond the small, the weak, the different, the disenfranchised, those in the shadows and the silent, what better spokespersons could be asked for, then the super intelligent, the rich, the powerful and the celebrities!
The old adage comes to mind, “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”
If the most educated, the richest, the most powerful, the most popular celebrities come together in one voice, surely they will grease, the rest of us?
But why would they fear any outcome, but their desired outcome? Why have many threatened to leave the USA if, they do not get what they want? Or do they want us to be afraid that we may lose them, to another country?
Many of these have said they would leave this country, if the presidential nominee of their choice, does not win this November.
In a recent post, there was a video interview with “Babs,” “The Voice,” Barbara Streisand. In it, she didn’t know what she would do if, Trump won. “Either,” she said, Australia or Canada, she may move to.
Now you may not like her type of music and that’s OK. But she still has an incredible voice and is still, very, very talented. I have not liked her politics, for many years, but I can still appreciate her talent. I have supported her lavish lifestyle and contributed to her wealth, by paying for her movies and music. And by default, it could also, be said that I have indirectly, supported her politics and her causes.
Though I do like her music, I am seriously considering ending my support, but not because I disagree with her politically. To threaten to leave, even to consider the possibility of leaving or to actually leave, if she does not get her way, does not appear to me, to be a person that really cares about this country or me or those I love. Even children know they can’t always get their way, but they get over it and keep on going.
Why do our choices always seem to be, fear motivated???? Can there never be any other emotion or reason?
I have also wondered, for many years, WHY is it that it seems like so many of the artist types are all Democrats? I am an artist type, although no one famous or anyone you’ve most likely, ever heard of, but I had to grow up in my home, to be able to think for myself.
Before my change to just an independent, non-party person, as a matter fact, I grew up in a family that were pro-Democrat. But long ago I changed. Maybe it is the coming of age thing, the cutting loose from my home, the rebel, the independent desire most young people experience? Perhaps this is why I never became a successful artist-type? But I will answer as Ronald Reagan did, “I didn’t abandon the Democrat party, the Democrat party abandoned me.” And as another matter of fact, not the Democrat, Republican or any other party, has ever invited me to their party. I guess I’m just socially unacceptable? 🙂
But the only thing I can figure out is, the artist-types must just believe in something so strongly, something they so want to be true, something so idealistic that it is unrealistic that it becomes next to impossible, for them to actually see what is happening. They are maybe just living the persona or the character of some script. In the land of fiction, detached from reality they are, I suppose, perpetual believers in the land of OZ, instead of the land of, WE the People!
All these many causes and these many outspoken uber intelligent, super rich, almost all powerful and the popular celebrities are WHY, WE the People are divided. They are the idealistic, ideal liberals, who are in the way of our real liberty!
But despite all these things and the people who divide us, it and they are all a smokescreen, an illusion, a mask; like characters in a book, a play or a movie of fiction. Though the consequences of our division are real, HOW WE the People are being divided is, being purposefully and intentionally hidden from US (all of US). Virtually no one sees it because of, a veil of secrecy and the many distractions by which we are kept blind to the truth. But if the cause is discovered and removed, the symptoms will disappear.
Next time, I will show HOW WE are being systematically divided and what the real cause, really is!
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If pure law was made to protect the law-abiding (and it was) and not the lawless (and it wasn’t), why does it seem that the law-abiding are punished (and they often are) and the lawless get off FREE, (and they often do)? What is the problem? Is it the law or is it the lawyers? You can answer that for yourself.
But whether you intend to break the law (have criminal intent) or just break it because you are ignorant, unknowing or just incompetent, does this mean there should be little or no consequence? And please do not use the Bill Clinton (lawyer) response, “That it depends on what is, is.”
Dotting all the i’s and crossing all the t’s might be useful (but not necessarily, necessary to understand, in writing sentences and reading them, but it appears to be absolutely necessary; a requirement in legal terms, as is punctuation, capital letters or not, certain words, keywords, and all kinds of extraneous and a superfluity of bullshite loopholes. Lawyers make these legal terms or direct them.
I can certainly understand that punishment for ‘intent’ would be greater than the punishment, for just breaking the law, but because ‘intent’ has not been proven beyond a reasonable doubt, does not or should not mean that no charges are filed, there should not be a jury, or a grand jury, or judge only, should NOT hear the case, try the case and judge that consequences of breaking the law applies, convict if proven guilty and mete out a just punishment, swiftly!!!!
“Justice delayed is justice denied”
The quote above is a legal maxim— an established principle or proposition. Just like lawyers, and congress and government in general can’t agree on much of anything, no one seems to agree on where this quote came from either.
‘Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations, attributes it to William Ewart Gladstone, but it CANNOT be verified.
Some believe it was first used by William Penn in the form of, “to delay Justice is Injustice,” according to:
‘Penn, William (1693), ‘Some Fruits of Solitude, Headley, 1905, p. 86.
Mentions of ‘justice delayed and denied’ are found in the Pirkei Avot 5:7, a section of the Mishnah (1st century BCE – 2nd century CE): “Our Rabbis taught: …
“The sword comes into the world, because of justice delayed and justice denied…,”
10 Minutes of Torah. Ethical Teachings Selections’ from Pirkei Avot.
The Magna Carta of 1215, clause 40 reads, “To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay, right or justice.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., used the phrase in the form, “Justice too long delayed is justice denied,” in his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, smuggled out of jail in 1963, ascribing it to a “distinguished jurist of yesteryear”.
Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger noted in an address to the American Bar Association in 1970:
“A sense of confidence in the courts is essential to maintain the fabric of ordered liberty for a free people and three things could destroy that confidence and do incalculable damage to society: that people come to believe that inefficiency and delay will drain even a just judgment of its value; that people who have long been exploited in the smaller transactions of daily life come to believe that courts cannot vindicate their legal rights from fraud and over-reaching; that people come to believe the law – in the larger sense – cannot fulfill its primary function to protect them and their families in their homes, at their work, and on the public streets.“
Burger, “What’s Wrong With the Courts: The Chief Justice Speaks Out”, U.S. News & World Report (vol. 69, No. 8, Aug. 24, 1970) 68, 71 (address to ABA meeting, Aug. 10, 1970).
The courts are made up of judges and judges are first, lawyers. Lawyers graduate from law schools. Law schools are supposed to teach law and many of the professors may be lawyers or former lawyers that also, graduated from some law school. Sometimes, presidents are lawyers or have a law background. Congress has many former lawyers. The supreme court judges are all, first and foremost, lawyers. The entire government is riddled with lawyers.
Our biggest problem is not with the law per se, it is with the lawyers or the executives, legislators and the judiciary that make the laws, enforce or not enforce them and are more prone to NOT seek justice, but to win their cases, make their arguments, profit from them, protect themselves and their profession; their intuitions of law, and rather than protecting the innocent, they protect the lawless. Loopholes and interpretations, legislating from the bench and not whether one is guilty or not, but what can be proved is, their training and their focus.
No matter what side you may be on with the latest FBI conclusion that no criminal charges against the former Secretary of State and presumptive Democrat nominee for president of the United States, Hilary Clinton, with her mishandling of classified material and the Justice Department accepting that recommendation and no criminal charges will be filed, it’s not the law which is troubling, but the lawyers that wrote, write, interpret, defend or prosecute them, apparently at their discretion and their benefit.
If this is purely political theater (as was said by those who seek to keep this matter going), the Republican Party response seems to go to yet another law and associate it with what the FBI and the Justice Department views as, a closed case. And what law is that? Did the former secretary lie to congress, but not the FBI? But the FBI did not include that testimony in their “comprehensive” investigation. When asked why not, the Director of the FBI said that Congress had not sent them a formal request. To this the person asking said, “You will have one shortly!” So, if this continues, it could only end in a charge or charges of perjury. But perjury will be difficult to prove. The entire matter is laden with corruption and perversion. If the “careless” mishandling of classified material were not concerning on its own, as it is, the lawyers or lawyer-directed legalese that have corrupted and perverted the intent of the law, the law of the land— which is, to protect US, WE the People, from the lawless and punish the lawless, to me is even more egregious an a threat to national security!
I will give you an example of this corruption and perversion from my own state of New York and my own personal experience.
About a year ago, I was pulled over on the ramp of an entrance to a highway. It was an obvious traffic stop, looking for drunk drivers or to see if people were wearing their seat-belts, I supposed. This was, seat-belt related. After I stopped, an officer approached me and gave me a ticket, as he was told to do, by his supervisor. His supervisor said, that he saw me NOT wearing a seatbelt and to ticket me. Now of course, I would, as most people charged with anything would say, “I’m innocent.” And it does not matter if I really was or not, as you will shortly understand. But I had two choices. I could pay whatever fine was required by my state and county and etc. or try to fight it in court. I decided to go to court.
On my court date, I was given two more choices. I was to either plead guilty and pay whatever the judge said or I could have a trial. Ooops, and I thought I was at trial and the officer would be there? Nope.
OK, I wasn’t there because I was guilty, but before I said I wasn’t, I asked the judge a question, which he allowed. “If I come to trial and plead innocent and win, will they drop all charges and any costs to me, except for my time wasted in coming to court twice? Well the judge informed me that there are no court costs, but there is an administrative fee, which I would have to pay, one way or another. Sure, label that jar of peas, peanut butter, but it’s still peas! Costs or fees, it’s still monies. That’s legalese and PC (political correctness) all rolled into one lump court cost that’s not?
So, let me see if I have this straight? Plead guilty to something I did not do. Pay whatever fine the judge decides. Points are deducted from my license. Enter a plea of guilty that become public record. My insurance most likely will go up. AND I still have to pay the (about) $100, the administrative fee? Yes. And if I go to trial and lose, I may have to pay a larger fine and the $100 administrative fee? Yes. Oh, and one more thing. The police can give me a ticket, even if they know I’ve done nothing wrong because, one way or another, I’m going to have to pay that $100! Is this messed up or what? Does this sound like extortion, racketeering and collusion to you? Is it the law or the lawyers that wrote it or directed it? Well, my prosecution rests! 🙂
WE the People, should ALL file a class action suit against the law profession?! WE the People should just sue the legal profession, sue the hell out of them! But who would do it for US? Who could WE get to represent US?????
“He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”
A supposed quote by Abraham Lincoln?
This proverb is based on the opinion, probably first expressed by a lawyer, that self-representation in court is likely to end badly. As with many proverbs, it is difficult to determine a precise origin, but this expression first began appearing in print in the early 19th century. An early example comes in ‘The flowers of Wit’, or a choice collection of bon mots, by Henry Kett, 1814:
…observed the eminent lawyer, “I hesitate not to pronounce, that every man who is his own lawyer, has a fool for a client.
In the play, King Lear, by William Shakespeare, In Act I, Sc. 4, the king’s fool makes a lengthy rhyming speech, containing a great many trite, but useful moral maxims, such as:
Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest, &c.,
The king found that testy and flat and tiresome.
Lear. This is nothing, fool.
Fool. Then, ‘tis like the breath of an unfeed lawyer: you gave me nothing for it.
Representing oneself in Latin is, acting pro se, which means, for oneself.
If WE could find among US, a lawyer(s) that could and would represent US, would they be a fool, in representing themselves as well? And their profession might think them a fool, if they dare go against them? Are WE then just shite (old English term, you figure out its current meaning) out of luck? Are WE, without representation? Are WE, without a prayer? Are WE, up a creek without a paddle? NO!
WE the People have two, to represent us— The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. One these two documents, all the law and all the laws of the United States are supposed to be based on. The legal profession does NOT view them like that!
Regardless of what the courts might rule, the Declaration of Independence is not some past historical writing of its time and just some relic to be archived in a museum. I was then and remains a legal document, an affidavit of fact and conclusions. In logic, it presents its factual premises (whereas) and its conclusions (therefore). It is the the foundation of Our Republic. It is Our raison d’être (reason to be). It is (WE are), The Apple of Gold in a picture of silver. It is Our Constitution which is the picture of silver, made of , by, and for WE the People, to protect, defend and preserve for ourselves and our posterity, Our unalienable rights! The picture was made to serve US, WE the Apple of Gold, and NOT US, for the picture of silver!
Regardless of what any court might rule, the preamble to Our Constitution and the entirety of Our Constitution is relevant, essential and inseparable to the Declaration of Independence and to US, WE the People, the Apple of Gold! WE the people do have standing, and state, and original jurisdiction, to bring this case before them! Consider the following excerpts.
“The word “Unalienable” appears in one of the greatest phrases of The United States of America’s history.”
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men [all-inclusive noun] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Excerpt from the Declaration of Independence 1776
“The Kansas City Court of Appeals for the State of Missouri quoted verbatim the above language of 1776 with approval in Morrison v. State, 252 S.W.2d 97 (Mo. Ct. App 1952), and then went on to say (also quoting):”
“Inalienable is defined as incapable of being surrendered or transferred, at least without one’s consent.”
Webster New International Dictionary, Second Ed. Vol. 2,
Page 1254. 252 S.W.2d at 101.
“Unalienable: incapable of being alienated, that is, sold and transferred.”
Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1523:
“You can not surrender, sell or transfer unalienable rights, they are a gift from the creator to the individual and can not under any circumstances, be surrendered or taken. All individuals have unalienable rights.”
“Inalienable rights: Rights which are not capable of being surrendered or transferred without the consent of the one possessing such rights. Morrison v. State, 252 S.W.2d 97 (Mo. Ct. App. 1952).”
“You can surrender, sell or transfer inalienable rights if you consent either actually or constructively. Inalienable rights are not inherent in man and can be alienated by government. Persons (not individuals) have inalienable rights.”
“Most state constitutions recognize only inalienable rights. Here we have the so-called same defined words of unalienable and
inalienable being separated, not as the same thing, but differently and by an appellate court judge.”
“You and I may think inalienable and unalienable mean the same thing, but apparently, courts and states do not. Therefore, what is unalienable cannot be taken or transferred and relates itself to rights, and what is inalienable, could be surrendered or transferred if by consent and relates itself to privileges. Words have meaning and carry rights and results or privileges and consequences.”
“In U.S. vs. JOHNSON (76 Fed, Supp. 538), Federal District Court Judge James Alger Fee ruled that,”
“The privilege against self-incrimination is neither accorded to the passive resistant, not to the person who is ignorant of his rights, nor to one who is indifferent thereto. It is a fighting clause. Its benefits can be retained only by sustained combat. It cannot be claimed by attorney or solicitor. It is valid only when insisted upon by a belligerent claimant in person.”
McAlister vs. Henkle, 201 U. S. 90, 26 S.Ct. 385, 50 L. Ed. 671; Commonwealth vs. Shaw, 4 Cush. 594, 50 Am. Dec. 813; Orum vs. State, 38 Ohio App. 171, 175 N.E. 876.
Here again we find a federal court judge using both the words “privilege” and “rights.” From the context, this is referring to the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Did you ever think that a judge would make such a ruling?”
“OUR privileges and inalienable rights could be taken or transferred, but if you or I want OUR unalienable rights protected, WE have to fight for them and become “belligerent.” WE out of necessity, to protect OUR rights, must stand in contempt of court. Words have meaning and they carry results or consequences.”
Here in the ruling is, but one example of division, or separation and in essence, an adversarial relationship.”
“If WE the People do not know OUR rights and fight for them, who will?”
Excerpts from: ‘RESET’ (An Un-alien’s Guide to Resetting Our Republic)
Copyright © 2012 by Dahni & I-Magine – All rights reserved.
Just imagine, just suppose we were able to actually get a court to hear this case. What do you think their decision would be? Yes, for themselves, the defendants! OK, so what if we get it appealed, all the way to the United States Supreme Court? What would be their decision? Would they allow US, WE the People, to RESET our Republic or rule in their favor, to keep their jobs appointed for life? Most likely to keep their job, but for US? Probably— NOT!!!!
Let’s sue the Legal Profession? Let’s bring a class action suit against the legal profession? Let US, WE the People, sue the legal profession, sue the hell out of them? Probably NOT!
Do you know why Lady Justice is blindfolded? Well, I used to believe she could see, but she blindfolded herself on purpose or purposefully, for equality; for equal justice. Now, I’m really starting to think the legal profession poked her eyes out so, she would not know the scales were being tipped (imbalanced) and the whole legal profession rigged the system, for their exclusive benefit!
There must be a better way? There is! It involves bypassing the legal profession entirely, but it is legal and the legal profession must YIELD, to the authority and power of, WE the People! Another Blog post on another day. Look for, The Thirteen Coming Soon!
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Here is a mathematical axiom (a self-evident truth that requires no proof). An example would be, even though we may not be able to prove that Hippocrates (the father of medicine) said, “First do no harm,” it is an axiom, a self-evident truth. Here is another axiom: “Things equal to the same thing are equal to each other.” Have you ever thought about liberty being part of a mathematical axiom?
Equality = Liberty = Inequality
How is this equal? First, equality:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, 1776
This document reveals an entitlement, equal station (equality) with any other power of earth and it is by the “laws of nature and nature’s God.” This document reveals the source of rights. They are endowed by the “creator” “the laws of nature and nature’s God, and “reliance upon the protection of divine providence.” These rights “endowed by their Creator,” are “unalienable” rights, which cannot be taken, surrendered, traded, bought or sold. No one has more rights than any other and no one has less than any other! There is no difference in the quality or percentage of these rights. All have the same rights! All have the same full measure! Among these rights there is “liberty.” Equality therefore, equals Liberty. But this document also, shows the consequence of liberty which is, separation, which is inequality.
The words “men” and “mankind” may be plural nouns grammatically speaking, but it does not say women or children. This is, inequality. When these words were written, the writer and many of the signers owned slaves. Slaves were not considered by most people in the day to be people, men, women or children. They were thought to be more closely aligned with animals and like animals, property. This is certainly, inequality whether you believe slaves were people or just property. Some people did not have slaves by choice or could not afford to own them. This is inequality too.
So are the rest of the words in this document and the document itself flawed because of its inequality. Or is equality (sovereign rights) equal to liberty which is equal to inequality (not all having the same abilities)? The mathematical axiom is, ‘Things equal to the same things are equal to each other. Remember the words, “separate and equal.”
In 1777, the first Constitution (or confederation, first government form, for the United States) was, formally named, ‘the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.’ It was connected to, ‘The Declaration,’ by the words, “To all to whom these Presents shall come…,” the word “Free and Independent States,” “good people and the words, “In the Year of Our Lord.” This was a longstanding custom to recognize “the Lord.” The same words close out ‘The Constitution’ of 1789 and ‘The Declaration,’ also. They are all of them connected. The words “Perpetual Union,” were replaced with the 2nd Constitution of 1789, and its words, “…a more perfect union.”
Now let us look at some of the Constitution of the United States.
“We the People” “of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
“…done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,…”
Excerpts from the Constitution of the United States of America, 1789
Following upon the Declaration of Independence, this Constitution connects “WE the People” of this document to the words in ‘The Declaration’ — “one people,” “them,” “we,” “all men,” “among the powers of the earth,” “mankind,” “representatives of the united States of America,” “their,” “good people of,” “these united,” “Independent states,” “Free and Independent States, “they,” and “we.”
Either the words “all men” and “mankind” are just a plural nouns, which would include all men, women and children or it is just another example of inequality. If it is a plural noun (all-inclusive), it is still, inequality. That men were considered superior, women second class and children less so equal— boys first and girls second; then slaves, is exactly what people thought and I would say, this still has a dominate stance in our present society. But all, all men and women and children the whole world over have the same equal rights and opportunity (Liberty) as WE the People do in this country. The only differences are:
1. It is in writing and it is, “the law of the land”
2. If there were no Liberty, this country or no people anywhere, could realize their full potential.
Both ‘The Declaration and ‘The Constitution are, connected to each other. There could be not the latter without the former. There would have been no revolution fought or won without recognizing “equal rights.” Without these rights fought for, there could be no Liberty. So, ‘The Declaration’ was written to declare these rights and ‘The Constitution’ was written to preserve, protect and defend these rights. Equality and inequality must be balanced by liberty!
All men, women and children though created equal are by nature and/or opportunity unequal. WE do not all have the same or identical abilities, opportunities, experience or the will to exercise them. So this is, inequality. But WE all do, have the same potential (equal rights). Again, without rights, there can be no liberty. To exercise liberty will both increase equality and its consequence of, inequality. For this purpose was our government constructed to limit its power over the rights of WE the People. Three branches— the executive, the legislative and the judicial were intentionally designed to have separate (unequal), but equal limited power. There is inequality in this separation of powers.
When the focus is upon what makes US unequal instead of what makes us equal, liberty wanes and inequality waxes.. So, our focus should be on what makes us all equal. It is because of this equality that WE have liberty. The consequence of liberty will always be inequality until IF or WHEN, WE all become perfect.
Homosexual rights, Transgender rights, Women’s rights, children’s rights, Animal rights, White privileges, Black rights, Hispanic rights, Religious rights and who knows the complete list of rights there could be to promote, are these one and all not focusing on the inequality? Would they even be possible to address in any other country which does NOT have equal rights and the liberty to exercise them? But focusing on the inequality increases the inequality, is divisive and serves only those that seek to profit from it by diminishing the rights and the liberty of all.
WE the People by Our written and published ideals, are no more perfect than any other person in the world. But our written and published form of government is the goal, “in Order to form a more perfect Union.” As it is, this perfectly imperfect form of government, devised to protect, preserve and defend the rights of all and to give liberty to all with the potential to elevate our inequality to a “more perfect” equality, has no equal in the history of the world! WE are NOT perfect, but there is no better form of government among the hearts of all, throughout the entire world, past or present. Only our Creator, can provide us with future perfection! Until IF and When such a time may exist—
The mathematical axiom is, ‘Things equal to the same things are equal to each other.
Let me close this out by asking you to consider the following questions.
1. If you did not live in a country that in writing, declares that all have equal rights given to them by God, how much liberty do you think you or anyone might realize, experience; enjoy?
2. If you lived where there are no rights and no liberty to all, what would be the quality of your life?
3. If you feel unequal to anyone in this country, what do you suppose the quality of life would be like here, if you did not have equal rights and the liberty (any at all) to exercise those rights?
4. Even if you are poor here or were a slave in the past, what do you suppose the quality of life (or lack thereof) would be like, any other place that does not have written and published equal rights that among them is, liberty?
The Secret of WE, WE the PEople is the balance of Liberty in the middle of equality and inequality!
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Good Afternoon USA, what are WE having for dinner? Would it be from the melting pot, a lunchable or a salad?
Why does it seem that often our comics, dead foreigners or even hundreds-of-years old dead presidents seem to have a better grasp of what WE are than WE do? Could this be that WE have forgotten or have never been taught who and what we are?
I’m not sure, but I think the words, “The American Dream,” may be familiar to most of us and might still be used currently? I grew up with this saying. It might just mean having your own home? The apparent confusion as to who and what WE are has been around for quite some time. Years ago, way, way back in the 20th century… 🙂
…one of our comedians said:
“The owners of this country know the truth: It’s called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.”
Growing up and for as long as I can remember, WE the People have been referred to as the ‘Great Melting Pot.’ Consider the following:
If we were all metals and all our individualities melted in one pot to become some new metal, this new alloy might not even be compatible. It could be weaker and not last very long.
If the melting pot were different cheeses melted together, the blend looses the distinct characteristics of each one.
If the melting pot were a soup or a stew, often it is overcooked and loses a lot of its nutritional value and its flavor.
A melting pot or ‘The Melting Pot’ is, really NOT a good description of who and what WE are nor what WE should be having for dinner.
Another current comedian thinks of US as more like:
“America as Lunchables, plastic wrapped, distinct entities thrown together, unified more by geography than conflicted cultural and political assumptions.”
These may be somewhat delicious, but nutritious? Most are made by additives, over-processed, and so screwed up, vitamins and minerals have to be added back into this dead stuff, just to call it legal food, I guess? We the People remain separate and only ever get eaten together (unity or unified) if the eater so chooses. Not a very good analogy of who and what WE are supposed to be!
Well, as it happened, we had salad last night and one of our grandchildren ate with us, along with his Papa. Just like every one of US, children need to be taught what they need. Everything mixed together in a salad might be an excellent way to get kids or US to eat the whole thing, but still, we do have our favorites. This does NOT mean everything in the salad is NOT proper nutrition and a well-balanced meal, all necessary for our well-being. Think of US each as an individual piece or part of the salad. WE are unified. WE have the Liberty to eat the whole thing. Or like a child and all of us can pick and choose what we want to eat. You might like this and I might like that and a child or someone else, might like something else. So what am I saying here? A consequence of liberty could mean inequality. Inequality? But I thought –
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men [women and children] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776
Well, WE each are equal, in the sense that WE each have the same rights and the opportunity or the Liberty, to be all that you can be individually, but only IF WE are together in this as a whole. Others have thought on something else. Like what?
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” is, a French slogan first used by Louis Blanc in 1851 (French: De chacun selon ses facultés, à chacun selon ses besoins;
An earlier version of the saying appeared in Étienne-Gabriel Morelly’s, ‘The Code of Nature’ in 1755. According to ‘The Code,’ “Sacred and Fundamental Laws that would tear out the roots of vice and of all the evils of a society” including:
I. Nothing in society will belong to anyone, either as a personal possession or as capital goods, except the things for which the person has immediate use, for either his needs, his pleasures, or his daily work.
II. Every citizen will be a public man, sustained by, supported by, and occupied at the public expense.
III. Every citizen will make his particular contribution to the activities of the community according to his capacity, his talent and his age; it is on this basis that his duties will be determined, in conformity with the distributive laws.
The slogan of 1851 was popularized by Karl Marx in his 1875, ‘Critique of the Gotha Program.
The principle refers to free access and distribution of goods, capital and services. In the Marxist view, such an arrangement will be made possible by the abundance of goods and services that a developed communist system will produce; the idea is that, with the full development of socialism and unfettered productive forces, there will be enough to satisfy everyone’s needs.
Marx’s statement of the creed in the ‘Critique of the Gotha Program’ is as follows:
“In a higher phase of communist society, after the enslaving subordination of the individual to the division of labor, and therewith also the antithesis between mental and physical labor, has vanished; after labor has become not only a means of life but life’s prime want; after the productive forces have also increased with the all-around development of the individual, and all the springs of co-operative wealth flow more abundantly—only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be crossed in its entirety and society inscribe on its banners: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs!”
Consider the following that predates either of these two beliefs.
“And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.”
Acts 4:32–35, The Bible King James Version (KJV)
This I would refer to as ‘Common Living.’ There is a HUGE difference between socialism/communism – communal living and ‘Common’ Living. But both recognize there is an inequality among us as our abilities and our needs. In socialism/communism – communal living, it is the government which decides what is taken and what is given. There is no individual. But in common living, each individual, willfully gives of their abundance and NOT out of their needs. Each individual did their best to contribute freely. Each individual determines what their needs are. Of this collected abundance, the excess was distributed to those that were also freely giving, but had lack and they were to receive according to their individual needs that there would be no lack of necessaries to anyone!
It’s like a salad!
A salad is not perfect, but it is certainly far better than a potential blah, melted pot of some new blended taste or individual kept apart lunchable, preserved and over processed and Yuk-Yak and on and on, all left to the whim of the eater’s choice. But it works far better as an illustration of who and what WE the People were supposed to be. It still allows for individual participation, according to their ability and to receive, according to their their need and would allow for choosing their favorites. Just like our grandson, we hoped he would eat the whole salad or at least more of everything good that education can provide, but he still did a little picking and choosing. 🙂
I do however believe, our grandson ate more of the individual ingredients in the salad, than he would have if just giving him the liberty to choose whatever he wanted. No matter what, he still had some liberty to choose and as said before with liberty, there is at least the potential consequence of inequality. If WE all had the same thing and ate the same thing, it takes away from from our individual rights, our individual choices and our individual potential for greatness and innovation. Call that so ordered from a monarch, tyrant, an oligarchy, socialism, communism and even a democracy, but that’s not Liberty. No, not liberty, it’s bondage or slavery, whichever term communicates the best to you. But in this, WE all would be equal. WE just would not be free.
In the affairs of men and women, as Thomas Paine stated in his 1776 work ‘Common Sense,’ “government is a necessary evil.”
Our form of government is based on ideas and ideals, not by force or even perfection. WE are not like the Democratic state of ancient Greece or the Republic of the Roman Empire. We are not great because of some divine right, geography or even our incredible natural resources. Our greatness comes from the idea of Liberty and it was written in the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and, “In order to form a more perfect union,” in The Constitution of the United States of America, in 1789. The early one declares our rights and the latter was purposed to preserve, protect and serve those rights. There is nothing more perfect or less than perfect than what is perfect. “More perfect” is a figure of speech. It is a goal and an idea to strive towards.
“Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.”
“Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction; to wit: by consolidation first and then corruption, its necessary consequence. The engine of consolidation will be the Federal judiciary; the two other branches the corrupting and corrupted instruments.”
40 years later, what Jefferson warned about became a reality when Abraham Lincoln consolidated all powers to himself. It has remained this way ever since! More is being taken from US, WE the People, almost every single day!
Returning briefly to the idea of the ‘American Dream,’ back in the eighties, our all wise and all knowing and benevolent government 🙂
decided that everyone should be able to purchase a home. The government forced the banks to provide these loans to anyone and guaranteed the loan repayments at the expense of US, WE the People. Well, no banker in their right mind is going to loan money unless:
1. They can make money (a lot of money) on loaning it
2. Without collateral or knowing it would be paid off
But since the government guaranteed the loans, they decided to get creative (or greedy) to make as much as they possible could, knowing full well, eventually, by sheer mathematical certainty, it would eventually end. So, they packaged a bunch of prime salad loans, with sub-prime salad loans (like some hidden wilted lettuce property) thrown in to make them more attractive to buyers that might not see the wilted sub-prime salad loans. This is exactly what was done. It did come to an end. WE the People had to pay for this and we still are! And many of these people, even those that could afford the repayment, lost their ‘American Dream.’ See, salad is not perfect, but the idea can be imperfectly used to our peril and unintended consequences.
Are our youth no more taught the Declaration of Independence, about what are our rights (equality) are. Have the rest of us forgotten? They and WE (those of us that have forgotten), are taught (or we assimilate with) privileges (inequality). Our youth and WE that have forgotten are not taught and do NOT understand the Constitution or how our government works (is supposed to work).
So what is this idea. What is this salad supposed to be. Who and What are WE the People and what will WE have for dinner?
It began with individual rights wherein lies liberty and where there is liberty, there is freedom. From this, WE the People formed and limited the government to be, remain or return to being small. In order for us to have a free economy, there must be capital or capitalism. These two things put into writing = Liberty. Liberty is to be protected, preserved and served by a small government. Liberty allows for the inevitable consequence of inequality. But without liberty, none can be free. Then it beckons to us from our equal and endowed unalienable rights, to be or return to, a God-centered population, rooted in Judeo-Christian values. This allows for a moral society which is formed by citizens exercising freely, self-control, rather than government forcing us to accept the privileges it bestows, through regulations, taxes and control.
Please note: I wrote “God-centered.” This does not mean that everyone has to believe in God, but it does mean that it is necessary to be rooted and centered in Judeo-Christian principles!
In order for this salad to work for one and all of US, each of us as individuals must choose to participate and freely share with others of our abundance (not our needs) that none of US, WE the People lack anything. This is Liberty. This is our salad and there aint’ no FREE lunch (breakfast, lunch or supper either)!
Until together WE become better, we’re stuck with perhaps bland, poor, and tasteless soup from the melting pot or pre-packaged, boring and poor quality lunchables either/or until we run out of other folk’s food. And there is no incentive for anything better! I’d rather pick and choose from a large quality, full of variety and color and texture, delicious and nutritious salad! Give me Salad (Liberty) or give me death! I aint’ eating porridge and plastic wrapped crap! 🙂
So, what are WE having for dinner? 🙂
1 of WE,
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This is a followup to the previous post ‘No PC just CS’: http://wp.me/pGfx1-xg
Note: For several days, I made a series of updates to my ‘status’ on my Facebook page. Today (6/28/2016), it was concluded with the following as the final post in that series.
DO WE (You and I) HAVE NOTHING (or ANYTHING) IN COMMON?
You know, I’m just a little disappointed. 😦
For the last several days I’ve shared images of chalkboards. I tried to make them with different colors to make them not identical, but more interesting.
They each had the same three questions, every day, which were associated with the quoted text of that particular day of the week:
1. Who said it?
2. Does it make sense?
3. Is it current?
Was this too hard? There were clues everywhere: my cover picture with the words “common” and “sense” and the title used on each image each day, “Common Sense 101.”
Out of all the people listed as my ‘friends’ on FB, only about 3 people ‘liked’ (or just clicked the ‘like’ button) any of my status updates, left comments or attempted to answer any of the questions and I responded each time. This series of statuses these past few days were not just because I am interested in common sense, but I honestly thought, YOU were or would be too? Was I; am I wrong?
So, what’s the problem here? No time? According to the New York Times article May 6, 2016, the average time we spend on Facebook each day is 50 minutes. Do you listen to talk radio (hours)? Do you watch the news on regular TV or cable TV (1-several hours)? Do you still read a newspaper (1/2 hour – to several hours)? Where do you get your information?
It might have taken you maybe less than a minute per day to read, think about and respond to my status.
Sorry about this post today, it might eat up around 5 minutes of your day to read it all the way through and respond to it? No, I’m not really sorry.
Not interested in common sense?
Is history or American history too boring?
Did it appear political and do you avoid anything political? Sorry, regardless of your PP (political persuasion) or lack of desire to participate, you ARE political, whether you realize it, admit it or not!
Was it that I failed to share some “feel good,” a shocking video, ‘click bait,’ what I had for breakfast, a recipe, something Pinterest or some cutesy animal thingy?
Do you not care what I have to say about anything? If that’s the case, why don’t you just go ahead and un-friend me right now. Or as in the case of this blog, unsubscribe from any future posts I make here.
Do the chalkboards remind you of school? Did you have bad experiences in school, or just don’t want to be reminded of school?
Do you not like to read or cannot read?
Do you not like to think or know how to think? Or perhaps, you’d just rather avoid the pressure, pain and toil it could require, for you to pop a neuron?
Do you not know what common sense is, could care less or don’t have any?
I’m not angry, I’m just upset. I’m not upset that you might not care about me or what I might have to say, I’m upset that so few seem to care, even ask a question, try to answer any questions, post a comment, like or dislike or participate. I don’t get it and I guess, I just don’t understand, what makes you tick! And if that be the case, I sincerely beg your pardon for not being always, 100%, 24/7, attuned to you!
But here are the answers that you may not even care about?
The quotes were all (except for the last one), all from the same person and from the same written work. They were written by Thomas Paine in 1776, from a 48 page pamphlet called, ‘Common Sense.’ This little book would be equal to selling around 50,000,000 copies in the USA in one year today and around 2 billion the world over, for the duration of its publication. It went through about 20 editions. As a comparison, a NY Times best selling book needs to sell between 3,000 and 9,000 copies to make their list.
Did the quotes, do the quotes make sense, absolutely, to me anyway!
It was written in the language of the common folk of its day. Have we become dumber in all all our modern-day advances to even understand these words without a dictionary? Are we just too busy to look up words we do not understand?
Is or are, these quotes current, to our day and time? Some things NEVER change! Not only were the words of Paine apropos to the times in which they were written, they still apply today and were almost prophetic in nature with regards to our year of 2016, 240 years after they were first written! Like what?
For just one, “government is, a necessary evil!” For another, how should we vote (and we should vote), not for what party or person, but HOW to vote! I don’t care if your candidate did not win, or if you “felt the Bern” and it may now have become ‘Bern-t out,’ common sense says it’s irresponsible to stay mad and stay home and pout. Get off your duff and participate, else you are complicit in the anger, the divisiveness and apathy that seems to be spreading!
And HOW should we vote? We should vote and vote for the “lessors of evils!” We should vote for those least likely to screw up even more of our rights and security, than they already have or will! I’m not with her or him! Both, and all in the political process, in government or seek to be a part of government are by nature evil! Or, they will become corrupted by it because, government is EVIL, even if it is necessary! Do not be deceived! This was true and 1776 and it’s still true in 2016! Only the true God can change the nature of the heart that is set on evil continually (a little good followed by a little evil and on and on). Self-willed ethical behavior is what people turn to when they reject God. Ethics and morals classes and self-determination cannot change the heart! Only God can do that! Just my opinion? Have you ever been sick, had a cold, been fired from a job, not gotten the dream job you wanted, forgotten something or someone, broke a heart or had your’s broken? HAve you EVER made a mistake? Well guess what? Neither you nor I nor is anyone else perfect! We all are corrupt! Something greater than ourselves must empower all true change! As we think so will we do! It’s just common sense!!
The following link is to various formats for you to FREELY download a copy of the original and full text of Thomas Pain’s work, ‘Common Sense.” Or you can search for this online yourself. It is available FREE of charge.
I would you all, peace and clarity!
1 of WE,
P.S. I received the following comment on my Facebook page today (6/28/16). “that may or may not be an accurate assessment… 🙂
My response: “that may or may not be an inaccurate assessment… 🙂
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The first image, a red circle with a red angled line is a familiar visual word meaning, “not” or simply, “NO.” The letters PC could have different meanings, but here its meaning is, Political Correctness (PC).
I have become weary in bending my ears and having to hear it. My eyes have lost their focus and left them cloudy and bleary and hazy and teary-eyed, to have had to look upon it. My lips have become locked to speak of it ever again. Instead, I will return to CS which is, Common Sense. If you need to know what this is, there is the likelihood that you may not have any or political correctness (PC) has driven it far from memory? If I could teach it I would. I know no other way to define it or to share with others how it could possibly be imparted, than by what was written, well over 200 years ago.
Although this was originally published anonymously and first on January 10, 1776, it is no less relevant today, June 17th, 2016, 241 years later. It is almost prophetic in light or in the darkness of our present situation. It was originally titled ‘The Plain Truth,’ but was changed to ‘Common Sense’ and was written in the simple language understood by anyone and especially common folk. It was first published as just a 48 page pamphlet, but it went through many editions and was probably purchased or gifted and read by nearly 20,000,000 (TWENTY MILLION) people in its day. That is saying a lot, considering that the population in the original 13 colonies was only around, 2,500,000 when it was written. For comparison, multiply these numbers by a factor of 10, then do it again. This would be almost 2 billion copies read in a population of the USA at 250,000,000. But really, we are over 300 million.
What is really significant about this book besides its commonality with our present day, the very words were considered seditious and if the author was discovered (now we know it was Thomas Paine), he would have been hung as a traitor to England. The popularity of his work could have made him a tidy sum in his times, but he donated every penny to George Washington and the cause of Liberty. Just forty-eight pages was in essence, the call to revolution for liberty!
If like me, you feel immersed in, drowning in filth and stuck in diseased and life robbing muck of political correctness that is promoted by over-educated idiots that say-nothing and do-less, that cannot discern the difference between a fact and an opinion, I highly recommend reading, ‘Common Sense.’ If you would just like to know what common sense is, to recall it or just be healed by it, I greatly suggest you saturate yourself inside-out with it by reading, ‘Common Sense.’ I am almost nearly 100% sure that if you just had a printed copy lying unread, but in close proximity to you, you might get healed by absorption or as if by osmosis! I will in conclusion to this post, provide you with links whereby you can read it for yourself and/or download it to be viewed on your computers, laptops and/or other digital devices, at your convenience and OFTEN and to share it OFTEN!
My suggestions for reading ‘Common Sense’:
Get a good unabridged dictionary and keep it close by. An unabridged dictionary will show origins of words and perhaps explain words as used in the day of its writing that may be unfamiliar to you. And of course, it will define words you may not know. It is interesting to note from the language that if it was common in that day, many of us might think it above our current level of education? We have certainly dumbed down in many ways since 1776.
Read ‘Common Sense’ as if it were being written today, in the time in which we live. Change words as England with perhaps, the United States. Replace the word ‘king’ with say, the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government locally, state-wide or the federal government. Change names to people living presently.
If you will read ‘Common Sense’ as if it were written in 2016, you will be amazed how it speaks to you, to me, to US, WE the People living now.
The Present Truth:
We do not have a king in title ruling us, but political correctness has divided us, government has and is dividing us; the media is; education or the lack thereof is dividing us. Politics divide us. Money out of your pocket into that of others with or without our consent divides us. We are divided from one another, from our friends and even our own families. This is the exact opposite of our founding, our purpose as a republic with a constitution written to preserve and protect our unalienable rights as penned in the Declaration of Independence, in 1776. We revolted against tyranny of the day and secured the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, NOT because we were divided, but because WE the People, were— UNITED!!!
Today, we are ripe for a takeover, not merely from some visible external force, but our enemy comes to us from the outside and are among us. The enemy within and the enemy without, have ideologies which are absolutely contradictory to our Constitution as ours is, to theirs. There are only two choices. They either assimilate with ours or we must assimilate with theirs. There is NO other way for the Republic of, by and for the people to remain. If you do not understand this, you have no common sense and are as Joseph Stalin said, “useful parrots,” to the divided-falls-for-everything!
It was Thomas Paine in ‘Common Sense,’ that wrote, “government is, a necessary evil.” Yes, it is necessary, but do NOT for a moment forget that it is EVIL.” It is NOT our friend, our savior, it is force. In the name of division and political correctness, this force which was purposefully limited has because of its nature of EVIL, divided us and deprived us of our unalienable rights such as: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Little by little our freedoms have eroded and continue to erode, amassing the power of WE in the name of some national security or some national crisis into the power and control and redistribution of, by and for the few!
If John Dickinson was the pen of the revolution see: http://wp.me/pGfx1-wy, Mercy Otis the Conscience see: http://wp.me/pGfx1-x0, Thomas Jefferson was the writer declaring our Independence, Thomas Paine with ‘Common Sense’ was the case for liberty. and Patrick Henry was the shout, heard all around the world—
Yes, as Paine wrote, “These are the times that try men’s [and women’s] souls.” But for me, I will no longer accept this or political in-correctness. Un-friend me, do not follow me or subscribe to my posts. Divorce me, ban me from your home, kick me out of even my own family if you must. Disavow me and do not allow comments from me, if you deem this necessary. I am weary of dividing and political correctness! If you have no ‘Common Sense’ or refuse to even read ‘Common Sense,’ as linked and provided to you below FREE of Charge, by the way, then depart from me and I will from you! If departing it must be, I would you peace and clarity. I will count you as a brother or a sister. I hold onto hope that one day we could be friends and family. If we are not united, then we are divided, and if we are divided, then I must count you as mine enemy, though it be intentional or not. I am no soldier. I am no eloquent speaker or succinct, clear and popular author. I have no great sphere of influence, no wealth, no sacred honor to pledge, or life that may seem to matter much, but I matter because, I exist. But I can with equal resolve as any and by ‘Common Sense,’ yell to my dying breath just as Henry did, “Give me Liberty or give me death.” I am just me, but I am—
1 of WE,
The original publication of Common Sense consisted of approximately 48 pages
Thomas Paine began work on Common Sense in late 1775 under the working title of Plain Truth. With the help of Benjamin Rush, who suggested the title Common Sense and helped edit and publish, Paine developed his ideas into a forty-eight page pamphlet. Paine published Common Sense anonymously because of its treasonous content.
Printed and sold by R. Bell, Third Street, Philadelphia, it sold as many as 120,000 copies in the first three months, 500,000 in the first year, and went through twenty-five editions in the first year alone. This would be roughly 20,000,000 million copies being sold today on Amazon dot com.
It was first published anonymously on January 10, 1776, during the American Revolution. Common Sense, signed “Written by an Englishman”, became an immediate success.
In relation to the population of the Colonies at that time, it had the largest sale and circulation of any book in American history. Common Sense presented the American colonists with an argument for freedom from British rule at a time when the question of independence was still undecided.
Paine wrote and reasoned in a style that common people understood; forgoing the philosophy and Latin references used by Enlightenment era writers, Paine structured Common Sense like a sermon and relied on Biblical references to make his case to the people.
Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as, “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.” 
Paine donated his royalties from Common Sense to George Washington’s Continental Army, saying:
“As my wish was to serve an oppressed people, and assist in a just and good cause, I conceived that the honor of it would be promoted by my declining to make even the usual profits of an author.”
 Introduction to Rights of Man, Howard Fast, 1961
 Gordon Wood, The American Revolution: A History (New York: Modern Library, 2002), 55-56.
 Wood, American Revolution, 55
Links to ‘Common Sense (the full text):