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Immigration

July 31, 2019

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Immigration

By Dahni
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A caveat: If you will not read this word for word or just skip to the conclusion, you don’t like the subject or me. There are too many words. You are too busy. You are offended. You do not care. You are part of the problem. I don’t care what your reason or reasons might be, if you will not take the time or make the time, one way or another, you are part of the problem with the word and the title of this, “immigration”! You may disagree with every single word I have written and my conclusion, but according to recent polls, “immigration” is the number one  (#1), issue on the minds of the majority of legal eligible voters, in The USA! 🇺🇸 And one way or another, “immigration” effects and affects each one of us and all of us, whether citizens or not and no matter what your political party affiliation, association with or agree with, may be! I would think; 🤔 I would hope, you would want to do something about it, for at least yourself, if not for any other and read this, word for word!

I promise that if you will read this in its entirety, you will find that “immigration”, is NOT a single issue, but it capsulizes ALL the issues which effect and should be important to every single citizen (including you and I), of the United States of America 🇺🇸 chiefly:

Ancestry
Jobs
Economics
Taxes
Retirement
Freedoms & Liberty
Religion
National Security
Sovereignty
Personal Safety
Personal Health
Public Discourse
Personal & Social Communication
Public Safety
Public Heath
Rule of Law
Justice
Human Rights
Constitutional Rights
Politics
History
The Present
The Future

And “immigration” effects and affects, and should be important to every person that would seek to come here, is caught up in any way within it or by sheer vast numbers, overwhelm it (“immigration”).

And by the way, according to recent polls, “immigration”, is the most important issue (#1), at present, among all potential voters in the USA, 🇺🇸 regardless of party affiliation or identification.

And “immigration” at its core is, a ‘money maker’! A lot of money! 💰 it is Not that money is evil, it is the Love of money, which is the root of ALL evil!

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

The Bible, I Timothy 6:10, King James Version (KJV)

Why would anyone “love money”? Because it equates power. Unjustly, by amassing money (a lot of money), by sheer logic, as the receiver grows in power, it is at the expense of those it has been taken from by any and all means and the consequence of inequality, leaves the powerless even more- powerless! This “root of all evil”, pierces all (the powerful and by close proximity, the powerless) “through with many sorrows”! Unless, it is God which exceedingly, abundantly above all that one could ask for or think, provides. See: The Bible, Ephesians 3:20 KJV

To begin and to be clear, when using the word “immigration”, I really mean illegal aliens trying to illegally immigrate to and into Our country, the (USA 🇺🇸). But to be be non-offensive to anyone and politically correct (PC), I use only the word “immigration.” Oops, 😬 my own B.S. App just went off on moi (French= me), with a notification audibly and loudly, B.S.!!

OK, 👌 so I am equally offensive and NOT politically correct! OK,👌 so “immigration” includes: illegal aliens, legal immigration, legitimate political refugees and asylum seekers/obtainers. Asylum (legitimate or not is often used as a pretext to “immigration”. The fear of persecution (real or not), is often used as a pretext for human rights suffrage with asylum or political asylum. What follows is a clear and simple definition of asylum, with some of its history.

“The right of asylum (sometimes called right of political asylum, from the Ancient Greek word ἄσυλον)[1][2] is an ancient juridical concept, under which a person persecuted by one’s own country may be protected by another sovereign authority, such as another country or church official, who in medieval times could offer sanctuary. This right was recognized by the Egyptians, the Greeks, and the Hebrews, from whom it was adopted into Western tradition. René Descartes fled to the Netherlands, Voltaire to England, and Thomas Hobbes to France, because each state offered protection to persecuted foreigners.”

“The Egyptians, Greeks, and Hebrews recognized a religious “right of asylum”, protecting criminals (or those accused of crime) from legal action to some extent. This principle was later adopted by the established Christian church, and various rules were developed that detailed how to qualify for protection and what degree of protection one would receive.[3]”

Excerpts from: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_asylum

From the above explanation of asylum, notice the words “Christian Church” and “sanctuary.”

I don’t care and neither should you, what individuals, church, organization, city or state seeks— with billions of taxpayer dollars in the name of humanity, to give “sanctuary”! They are complicit in aiding and abetting illegal actions!

And any sworn or affirmed representative of local/state/federal government, which does not work towards securing our sovereign borders and “immigration” reform, is in violation of their Constitutional oaths of office, as servants of the people!

The US Congress, with many long-sitting members (through several administrations), have years ago agreed and voted to secure our borders and reform “immigration” policies, but have done little to nothing about keeping their word or their oaths to the Constitution or US, the citizens of the USA. 🇺🇸 If this was not bad enough, in 2019, the USA 🇺🇸 has a president that campaigned on “immigration”, was in part elected because of it and has consistently tried to keep promises made and has done much, despite almost constant opposition. Opposition has been nearly constant and from many of the same former agreeing members of Congress, lawsuits and judicial overreach. This is much more than a rejection of the legitimacy of the current president, a vehement dislike or hatred of the president or the Constitutionality of “immigration” actions taken or attempted. Change the law! Do NOT fault someone trying to implement the law!

This will be explained later, but simply answered here. Just compare costs. The president asked for 5 billion dollars towards securing our borders. The request was denied. The actual costs of keeping our borders open and “immigration” costs the US taxpayers, $158+ billion dollars currently. This money is unaccounted for, undue, inhumane and unnecessary! It is is essence, “taxation without representation”! WE became a nation out of 13 colonies that went to war and won, over that very thing!

This is not to say and I am not saying here that none coming to the USA are not being persecuted or the claims for seeking asylum are not legitimate. But the pretext is, that all are, when in reality, all are not. It is merely a pretext to diffuse, distort, lesson, legitimize the illegitimate, shut down and shut off any civil discourse, much like calling an illegal alien, an undocumented immigrant. Labeling a jar of kale as carrots, 🥕 does not make the contents any less than what it is, kale! Oh, kale No! 😂 And referring to illegal aliens as undocumented immigrants, does not make their actions any less illegal! So, if anyone comes to or into the USA 🇺🇸 without permission or legally, it is illegal, they are engaged or engaging in illegal actions and they are therefore, illegal aliens not from here, nor have they legal status to be here! And anyone that is OK with this is either complicit with or essentially are in agreement with, aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise! Why criminal and why is it an enterprise, because profits are made by illegal means!

Notice with all of this, I am not forgetting the potential horrible plights and situations from the countries people are fleeing! I am not forgetting about women and children! I am not forgetting about families, human rights, human dignity or humanity as a whole! These are all important, but so is coming and entering and remaining in the USA, 🇺🇸 LEGALLY, also equally important!

Surely anyone can understand the word, overwhelm? Our borders are overwhelmed! Our borders and our border guards and agents are overwhelmed! The entire “immigration” system, is overwhelmed! Our courts are overwhelmed! Medical personnel and resources are overwhelmed! Education is overwhelmed! The US taxpayer, is overwhelmed from either having to be forced to pay or borrow from other countries including one that is an enemy of the state, China, 🇨🇳 and against their future and the future of their posterity. The massive numbers that have illegally come here or are coming, are overwhelming! “Immigration” is, overwhelming all!

Even with all We have, we cannot take in all that want to come here!

As good and as compassionate; as great and as powerful; as wealthy; as large as the mass of beautiful millions of square miles from north to south and from sea to shining sea is, The United States of America, it is, overwhelmed!

An open door policy of such which exists today in the USA, 🇺🇸 is causing the masses to come and overwhelm all that come and all Our finite resources. Encouraged to come by the fact that our laws are not being applied, many pay inordinate amounts of money to gangs to supposedly safely transport them to the land of the free and home of the brave and promises of ‘The American Dream’, opportunity and a better future for themselves and their families. In exchange for these false promises, which hide ulterior motives, some are willing to be mules for illegal drugs. Some lie that the children they are traveling with are their own, for supposedly more humane treatment when they arrive at the border. Some of these children may be from families which cannot make the trip, but are sent with hopes that their children will be accepted and protected by the USA. 🇺🇸 Some of these children are sent on purpose to be used (abused), sexually or for body parts and organs. Some women are raped along the route to the USA and some are intended for prostitution and illegal sales of body parts. The same can be said for some of the men. Some come sick. Some become sick along the way. Some bring disease that our country has eradicated long ago and can potentially re-infect a whole new generation. Some are criminals- murderers, rapists, thieves and abusers and perpetrators of all sorts of reprehensible acts against humanity. Some are terrorists. Some are taught to lie about being persecuted and are seeking asylum. Some are met at our borders by well-intending lawyers or lawyers with ulterior motives, lawyers that know how to loop through all the loopholes, of the “immigration” system.

All of the people that come here have need of something or have many needs. They at the very least need food, water, and shelter. Many have medical and emotional needs. Many need personal hygiene products, services and educational support about hygiene. They all will need housing, clothing, jobs, general education and health services and access. They will need personal or public transportation.

Offers to send many of these new illegal aliens to sanctuary cities and states, have all but been rejected. Many of these same sanctuary cities are overwhelmed by our own homeless people, in unhealthy and unsafe environments. Many of these cities are run by people that would not secure our borders nor would they take many or any of these that come from outside Our country! Do not talk to me about humanity! It’s all inhumane and they cannot even take care of our own cities and our own citizens! How inhumane is it to subject anyone that would seek to come to the USA, 🇺🇸 to such deplorable circumstances and situations!

It’s is NOT that WE do NOT Want you, WE are Overwhelmed!

But many of the same people that will not secure our borders or reform the “immigration” system, have given and/or are attempting to give these illegal aliens, rights, privileges and services and resources (things), not even afforded to the citizens of Our country. Many of the illegals are getting or are hopeful of receiving driver’s licenses and the right to vote, at least for local elections. The reason stated is that all people, citizen or not, have the human right to participate in how they are governed. Do not speak to me about truth and justice! This is neither the truth according to the Constitution of Our Republic (rule of law and representative government), nor is it just!

Do not even mention to me, trust in government, to not allow illegal aliens with drivers licenses and local voting rights, to not then be allowed to vote in national elections! Not just I, but WE the People, the citizens of The USA, 🇺🇸 the majority of US regardless of party affiliation or identification, do NOT trust Our own government! Like it or not, questions still linger about the citizenship of the last president of The USA 🇺🇸 and at least one present sitting member of The US House of Representatives.

Do not come to me Christians and Christian organizations, and do-gooders, in the name of God or humanity, to guilt me or attempt to persuade me that your involvement in such illegality is “divine” or of God! I am a Christian! There is nothing Christian about this current “immigration” debacle! It is insane! Perhaps those so-called Christians so involved, are duped, tricked, fooled or all of those, because of their compassion and empathy or they are willing participants in the root of all evil, the love of money, which is equated with power.

Now I ask YOU! Are you a sane person of sound mind? Do you consider yourself to be rational and reasonable (able to reason)? Do you have any common sense? What sane, sound-minded, reasonable, commonsensical individual would be OK with the current state of “immigration???

Please allow me to assume that you are NOT Okey Dokey, with the current corrupt “immigration” system, because this is what it is, CORRUPT!

So, what is at the core of this corrupt root of all evil, love of money = power thing? Just remember those that rejected 5 billion dollars to secure Our borders, are by default, in favor of the current actual costs, of $158+ billion dollars to this corrupt “immigration” thang’! I can’t even call it a thing because, a thing is at least a some-thing. I cannot define or imagine a “thang”! Five billion dollars would have been a “thing”, WE could have all seen! We can or could see walls, repairs, upgrades and improvements, and etc, But where in the hell has the $158+ billion dollars (and growing every second), gone???? Somebody’s pocket and some pockets!!

Sung to the tune of: Follow the Yellow Brick Road: “Follow, follow, follow- Follow the Green Money Road!”

Just one example. An illegal child needs diapers. They receive them. How did they get them? They were provided. By whom? Individuals, businesses and organizations? How are they provided? They are purchased or perhaps donated and written off as charitable expenses on corporate, business or individual taxes! Who is profiting the most, the people to whom are being provided for or those doing the providing? The providers!!! Bottom line, who or whom is paying most of the providers who provide? You and I though taxes and increased prices, for many of the same provisions we purchase from the same providers, to offset their costs while maintaining and/or increasing their profit margins! Or in the name of, under the good faith and credit of, the People of, The United States of America 🇺🇸, money is borrowed from such countries as China, 🇨🇳 against Our future and of Our posterity’s future! “Immigration” is part of our National Debt that is growing every second! Congress regularly raises the debt ceiling and borrows more! What happens if we can no longer even pay the interest on these debts? WE cannot sustain these debts! WE cannot sustain “immigration”! WE are overwhelmed! Where does the money go?

“Immigration” is causing Lady to Liberty to turn cartwheels!

Rest assured there is work afoot to out any and all individuals, businesses and organizations that are mostly unaccountable and profiting greatly from “immigration”! A current accounting of anyone and all involved in this Ponzi scheme, cannot come too soon enough for me! Hell, “immigration” currently is corrupt, it’s a racket! Maybe racketeering charges will come?

Just remember that many of the same in government that rejected $5 billion in favor of $158+ billion dollars and rising every second, are also profiting from this F—-d up “immigration” system!

If my words in writing this were worth just $1 a word to write them, multiplied by the time it takes for just me to read them and if I am the only one to ever read them, it would still be a tidy sum!! But at least I have produced something here that anyone could profit from, IF they take the time to read it, assimilate it and apply it! What does the corrupt current “immigration” system produce?? The love of money, the root of all evil and many piercings through!

Just remember that many of the same people that are OK 👌 with giving driver’s licenses and voting rights, WANT THE VOTES from those illegal aliens, they portend to help, to maintain and increase their power over the powerless!

And now you have the chief issues from the single word “immigration” and its cause, for its inherent corruption! It is the love of money which is the root of all evil! The love of money equates power! And now you know the consequences of this power, it pierces through with many sorrows, to both the powerful and the powerless! I am not powerless, for as in our still, albeit constantly attacked motto of The USA, 🇺🇸 it is in God I trust and I hope, that WE together unified with one voice, can profess and confess, “in God We Trust”!

If “immigration” is NOT fixed NOW, anyone and everyone (citizen or other), can kiss “Liberty and Justice for all” goodbye, as she drifts off aimlessly and is swallowed up into the jaws of oblivion and remembered no more!

I have not written these many words for nought, nor intended that if you have read to this point, to leave you with nothing to do about this!

The solution is simple! It does not take a lot of time to solve!! For one thing, you spend less than you have to spend, but never more than you have! But to fix “immigration” requires more than Congress. It does require your will and mine and a collective will of US, WE The People, the citizens of The USA!!! 🇺🇸

Count yourself among those recently polled that “immigration” is, currently the number one (#1), issue because, it contains so many, many issues! Question with boldness anyone seeking to serve in any elected office— local/state/federal! What their stance is on, “immigration” and what are their plans (NOT to study it or even address it), WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO ABOUT IT!

If their answers are acceptable to you, vote them in, which effectually will drive our those that will not! Then hold them accountable to their promises, to keep them!

And even before any campaign, primary or election— write, call and get into the face of any currently elected official— local/state/federal and remind them that “immigration” is the current number one (#1) issue, among US, WE the People of The United States of America🇺🇸. Remind them that we are the lawful citizenry! Remind them that they have sworn or affirmed oaths, to the Constitution!! And remind them that they are, Our servants! And demand that “immigration”, is righted NOW!

And then?

Keep doing these things!!!!

 

1 of WE,

 

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Independence Day

July 4, 2019

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Independence Day

By Dahni
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Just 13 little colonies and about 13% of their population won independence for all

As we contemplate and ready ourselves for a four-day weekend, food, fun and frivolity with family and friends, consider HOW it is even possible! While our fledgling little Republic was in labor to be born, our founding mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, kinsmen (and kinswomen), and friends, were preparing for war that held only a fool’s hope of surviving and with far, far less of a fool’s hope that they would succeed! But they were committed to pledge their fortunes, their lives and their sacred honor, ONLY because, it was the right thing to do! Think about this the next time you don’t feel like doing right or can’t even imagine winning!

The original was dated for July 4th, 1776 as this was the date the wording was approved by the appropriate parties in Congress. It was signed, August 2nd.

On this Day in History-

July 4. 1776

In Philadelphia, Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence is adopted and approved by the appropriate parties.

Meanwhile, on Staten Island in New York, George Washington expresses dismay that many islanders are “too favourably disposed” to join the British.

And at Crown Point, NY, Dr. Bebe writes that “The Capts and Subs may generally be found at the grog shops, the soldiers either sleeping, swimming, fishing, or cursing and swearing most generally the Latter.”

But wait, what do I mean on July 4th, 1776, the ‘Declaration’ was “adopted” and “approved”? 

They decided to “Declare” Independence on July 2nd, 1776. But the American Revolution started in April, of 1775. And Jefferson wrote his first draft, in June, of 1776. The adopters and approvers never even signed it until August 2nd, 1776. It was not Delivered to Great Britain until, November of 1776. But we celebrate September 17 as the day our Constitution was signed. Why do we therefore, not celebrate August 2nd, as the date the Declaration was signed? 

OK, so what did happen on July 4th, 1776, with regards to the ‘Declaration’?

On July 4th, the Continental Congress approved of the final wording of the Declaration of Independence. The fancy copy (now displayed in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.), was made and included the date, July 4th, 1776. From this, copies were made (the Dunlop Broadsides), including the date 7/4/1776 and distributed throughout the colonies. General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, had such a copy, read aloud to all his troops. 

A national holiday? Not even close! There were lots of problems and disagreements among our little O’ Republic, for many years, even after the war’s end and Independence was won, from Great Britain. The Democrat-Republican Party liked Jefferson and his Declaration and the Federalists thought it was too French and too anti-Great Britain. 

Even after the War of 1812, there was not much interest in the Declaration. What war? The war between the United States and The United Kingdom (Basically, Great Britain again). John Adams complained in a letter that our New America, was not much interested in our past. 

By the 1820’s and the 1830’s, the Federalists came apart and Jefferson’s Democrat-Republican Party emerged and new copies of the Declaration were printed. 

For many years, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were bitter rivals and wouldn’t even speak to each other. But they reconciled and became great friends at the end. 

“Thomas Jefferson still survives.” These were the famous last words of America’s second president of the United States, John Adams. He died on July 4, 1826 at the age of 92, on the same day as Thomas Jefferson. Little did Adams realize that he had actually outlived his former rival who turned into great friend, by just a few hours.

Since both men died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, a renewed interest in our past and of the document, the Declaration of Independence was renewed. But not completely.

By the times of Abraham Lincoln, the Jefferson Democrat-Republican party had split into the two-party system we have before us today, continuing to divide us from one another. On April 6th, 1859, Lincoln sent a letter declining an invitation to attend the birthday celebration, honoring Thomas Edison, in Boston, MA

“All honor to Jefferson–to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document, an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so to embalm it there, that to-day, and in all coming days, it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of re-appearing tyranny and oppression.”

Your obedient Servant


A. Lincoln

 

Still, it was not until 1870, almost 100 years after the Declaration had been approved, and only 5 years after the American Civil War had ended that Congress passed legislation, making it a national holiday. But how it comes to us today, was not cemented until 1939 and further amended, in 1941. 

Amidst horrible and ill health, the loss of his beloved eldest daughter, whom had died in childbirth, Jefferson wept uncontrollably, in the next room. He was nearly broke and his family tried to shield him from the truth that he was about to lose his beloved Monticello. The era of the original founders was about to come crashing down. Still, the mayor of Washington, D.C., had big plans for the fourth in, 1826. The three surviving signers of the Declaration—Jefferson, John Adams and Charles Carroll, were all invited to attend as were former presidents—Madison and Monroe. All declined for the same reasons—poor health and old age. But Jefferson could not let this pass and was the last to respond and to decline the invitation. He mustered all of his last remaining strength and passion and brilliant wit, nearly equal to his early work of 1776, with his last known public letter, June 24th, 1826. What follows are excerpts of this letter, declining to attend in Washington, D.C., for July 4th, 1826.

“May it be to the world what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all), the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, under which Monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings & security of self government. The form which we have substituted restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion.”

“All eyes are opened, or opening to the rights of man, the general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth that the mass of mankind has not been born, with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately by the grace of god. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves let the annual return of this day, for ever refresh our recollections of these rights and an undiminished devotion to them.”

Excerpts from: Thomas Jefferson’s (third president of the United States), last known public letter.

Jefferson’s visionary friend again and in death the same day, just hours apart, on July 4th, 1826, once wrote to his wife Abigail, how Independence Day should be remembered; how it should be celebrated. He wrote that the date-

“The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoca [Spanish for epoch]  in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival…with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore. You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet, through all the gloom I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.”

John Adams, letter to wife Abigail, 1776 July 3rd, Philadelphia

In all manner of pomp and illuminations, let the banner unfurl in the winds of Liberty

I am not for changing the day of our Independence, certainly not, but neither am I for, forgetting these times and dates!

From all of this and so much more, even to the despair of having been born and to life itself, only roughly 13% of the population fought in the American Revolution and of those that survived and endured, some went on to defeat the greatest military force in the world 🌍 in its day and secured the blessings of Liberty to themselves and their posterity; their progeny, be it by DNA or free choice (you and I). 

Do not so freely abandon these lessons of Liberty! Be ever mindful of them and never relinquish the vigilance necessary, to keep them! 

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! May God bless you and may God continue to bless, The United States 🇺🇸 of America!

Your devoted and co-equal compatriot,

Dahni

Free to reason, Free to opine and Free to Choose Liberty

From a work in progress: ‘Apple of Gold in a Picture of Silver’ a sequel to ‘Reset’ “An Un-alien’s Guide to Resetting Our Republic”, by the same author

Whereas the Declaration of Independence is the Apple of Gold, ensconced, secured and protected within the Constitution, the Picture of Silver, WE the People are also, The Apple of Gold! Image © 2016 by Dahni & I-Magine, all rights reserved 

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November 8th, 2018

November 8, 2018

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By Dahni
© 2018, all rights reserved

Eight denotes the number of a new beginning. In music there are a series of notes, one through seven. Then it starts anew with the eighth note (an octave). All the music ever, is written with a total of 88 keys as on a piano. What looks like an 8 on its side is the symbol of infinity, it just continues. Everything in life has a beginning. Let this be Ours today, on this eighth day of November, 2018!

All great literature is like this too, it just continues, even though it may be fiction. The great thing about fiction, besides its passion is, it can invoke in us a great sense of adventure. It ignites our imagination to lead us to find new discoveries. Fiction can give us rest or pause or enjoyment, in the midst of our everyday toils. And fiction is, often based on facts or at least plausible possibilities. Fiction can cause us to believe so deeply and completely that we accept it being either real or attainable.

Such are the works of French author, Alexandre Dumas. Among his many works, perhaps the most famous, most known and most often read are: ‘The Count of Monte Christo‘, ‘The Nutcracker‘ (yes he revised an original story which became the ‘Nutcracker Suite’, with music composed by Tchaikovsky). And Dumas penned ‘Prince of Thieves’ (about Robin Hood). Then, this famous French author wrote, ‘The d’Artagnan Romances’ (series) which include, ‘The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Man in The Iron Mask’, among others.

In the 1998 movie adaptation of Dumas’ work, ‘The Man in The Iron Mask’, we see the characters of the four Musketeers. One was d’Artagnan, as captain of The Musketeers. His character was based on an actual man with that name. And that man was also, really, The Captain of The Musketeers.

The man in the iron mask is portrayed as the identical twin brother of King Louis XIV. But did you know that there is evidence to support that there really was a prisoner that some say wore an iron mask, while others say his identity was hidden for years, behind a black velvet mask. His identity has long been argued and disputed. But the point to all of this here is— there was, a man behind a mask, d’Artagnan was, a Captain of the Guard, Musketeers existed and their famous motto has been around, for many years, before Dumas wrote it in his ‘Three Musketeers‘! So, we see how just enough factual information, can capture our attention and the characters are turned into heroes and heroines, the stuff of legends! And we so often want to be them or at least, be like them.

In this story, the ruling King Louis the XIV was, a corrupt and cruel dictator. To protect his perceived right of rule, Louis kept his identical twin brother Phillipe, in prison for years and his true identity hidden, behind an iron mask.

The Four Musketeers conspired together, to replace Louis with Phillipe. Out from behind his iron mask and with the Four Musketeers together, they now five, do one thing as one and say all together their famous line.

What was that famous motto? “One for all, all for one”. The phrase is from Latin “unus pro onnibus, omnes pro uno”. Symbolically raising or lowering and crossing swords while saying this, marked it.

All for one, one for all”!

The phrase was likely, first used in 1618, in a meeting between leaders of the Bohemian, Catholic and Protestant communities, resulting in a letter in, ‘Defenestrations of Prague’.

Next it was used by Dumas in, ‘The Tree Musketeers’ – 1844.

In 1874, it became the official motto of Switzerland.

Dumas draws us in to his works, by building his characters and making them come alive. In, ‘The Man in the Iron Mask‘, Dumas not only etches the reader’s mind with the specific characteristics of the Four Musketeers, but gives enhanced meaning, to their crossing swords with their spoken motto—

One for all, all for one”!

The virtues of the Musketeers, are virtues we should all strive for:

• Aramis— for his faith (believing), in a cause
• Porthos— for his Passion, for Life
• Athos— for Love, his love of his son and the love he bestowed upon Phillipe, all without reservation or hesitation
• D’Artagnan— for Devotion to something greater, than his own life
• Phillipe— for the potential of us all, to be Great and Kind, Merciful and Forgiving.

There’s nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth!”

Alice Carey, (April 26, 1820 – February 12, 1871), American poet, educator, librarian, and civil rights activist-

How powerfully these all combined, to make something even greater in, “All for one, one for all”!

Does all the above, remind you of something equally, as powerful?

In signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776, unanimously, they all together, for each and all pledged themselves, to what George Washington often referred to as, ‘The Cause’! They pledged— their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Benjamin Franklin said that if they did not all “hang together” (unite), they each, “would hang separately” (by the neck literally).

Even while the words were being signed in 1776, work had already begun on a motto and designs for a seal. Should their seemingly impossible and far-fetched vision be realized, they would need to rely upon divine intervention, “Divine Providence” (favor)! In hope, they prepared and they planned a Great Seal, for official documents. Does this not also, sound like a great work of fiction?

This design, for a great seal, was based on another Latin phrase:- E pluribus unumOut of many, one

It is interesting to note that in 1776, there were 13 colonies and there are 13 letters in this Latin phrase!

By an act of Congress in 1792, the Great Seal and E pluribus unum was, the de facto motto of, The United States of America. This stood, for over 100 years. Then, in 1956, it became and now is, “In God WE Trust.”

Note again: Even in our present motto, unity is still implied by the word, “WE”!

The opening of Our Constitution begins with this unity by one word, “WE” Next, it defines who, “WE” are, not a few nobles or the elite, but “..the People”. Finally, Our Constitution defines under whose authority this government may serve and operate, but also, for whom, for “The People of the United States of America”.

The unity of WE is, applied and connected to Our Constitution, our Great Seal, Our Motto, and inextricably bound to the “WE” of, The Declaration of Independence, in 1776.

These are not mere ideas and ideals of past real people or fictional characters. These are virtues, proven time and time again, to exist. And in reality, where they thrive— Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, all flourish and nourish the entire world!

The words and writings of our founders were not mere words, but histories of these virtues— applied and realized.

Life is a series of challenges, victories and defeat. It is full of sorrow and grief. WE have WEPT individually and together. It is full of laughter and joy. WE have WEPT, one by one, and all together.

Each of US is, wholly and totally unique! There never has been; there is no one anywhere on earth and there never will come anyone, exactly like You!
Each of US are equal! Each of US is, independent! Each of US is, independently responsible! You are strength, without measure! But WE are, even stronger, TOGETHER!!!

So, my Brothers and Sisters, let us take off the masks of our individuality, which keep us hidden and separate, from one another. Let US rely upon Providence (Divine Favor). Then, let us each individually, use the full measure of our individual greatness and let US draw swords of our individual hearts and cross them and together, stand unified, Out of many, one, as WE the People, all for one, one for all!

All these things considered and on today, November 8th, 2018, I do hereby proclaim this, the first annual, National Musketeer Day, or WEPT (WE People Together) Day, or WE Day or, WE The People Day!!! Happy New Beginning!  🙂

By the Authority Vested in Me—

Dahni

1 of WE

Wear Your Button Proudly!

#Musketeer Day
#WEPeopleTogether Day
#WEPT Day
#WEThePeopleDay
#WeDay

WE the People are, The  Apple of Gold in a picture of Silver. The Silver (government), WE made to serve US (The Apple), and not to serve the picture of silver (the government)!

Behold, WE, WEPT (WE. People Today), with tears of Grief and Joy! What is, reflected in the Apple of Your Eye; for what virtues do you cry?

The Quest

September 24, 2017

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By Dahni
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Good Morning WE the People!😃🇺🇸

I do not generally, recommend products and services other than my own, but this one is right up my flagpole so to speak…

My flagpole May 30, 2016

…and brings a tear of joy to my eye…

Tear of Joy

With all the ‘take a knee’ during our National Anthem being played at sporting venues and the ‘everything is racist’ mentality of individuals, groups and even cities and towns, with the consequences of the attempts to change history, by the removal, defacing and destruction of public and private property, of statues and other historical artifacts, perhaps those that are protesting and all of US should actually know something about, The Constitution of this, Our Republic?

If you agree or if you would consider such, I am pleased to recommend the following family friendly and non-partisan, something for every age, board game! WE the People are family, are we not?

Constitution Quest board game

for:

◊ Birthdays
◊ Holidays
◊ Anytime
◊ Schools
◊ Groups
◊ Friends
◊ Families
◊ Any Age

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1 of WE,

Dahni

Patriotic 1 of WE 🙂

Class Action Lawsuit

July 8, 2016
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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.
http://tmt.urj.net/archives/4jewishethics/052605.htm

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?????

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Another maxim—

“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!

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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!
1 of WE,

Dahni

The Secret of WE

July 2, 2016
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What is the secret of US, WE the People? If we look behind the shades, What are WE?

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!

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Where there is liberty, equality and inequality will be in balance

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.

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When the focus is on inequality, the scales become out of balance

When the focus is on the individual, the scales become out of balance

When the focus is on the individual, the scales become out of balance

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—

Equality=Liberty=Inequality.

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!

 

 

1 of WE,

Dahni

Good Afternoon USA What are WE having for Dinner?

July 1, 2016
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By Dahni
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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.”

George Carlin

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:

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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.”
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Stephen Colbert

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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!

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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.”

Margaret Thatcher

“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.”

Thomas Jefferson

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,

Dahni

No PC just CS

June 17, 2016
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By Dahni
© 2016, all rights reserved

“These are the times that try men’s [and women’s] souls.”

Thomas Paine

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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.

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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—

“Give me Liberty or give me death.”

 

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,

Dahni

 

NOTES:

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.[1]

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.[2]

Historian Gordon S. Wood described Common Sense as, “the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era.” [3]
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.”

Thomas Paine

[1] Introduction to Rights of Man, Howard Fast, 1961
[2] Gordon Wood, The American Revolution: A History (New York: Modern Library, 2002), 55-56.
[3] Wood, American Revolution, 55

Links to ‘Common Sense (the full text):

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/147/147-h/147-h.htm
http://www.ushistory.org/paine/commonsense/
http://www.calhum.org/files/uploads/program_related/TD-Thomas-Paine-Common-Sense.pdf
https://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/paine-common.asp
http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/Thomas_Paine/Common_Sense/

From the Conscience of America

June 15, 2016
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By Dahni
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MercyOwenWarren_smIn John Dickinson was the “penman” of the American Revolution (and he was) see: http://wp.me/pGfx1-wy, Mercy Otis Warren was the “Conscience of the American Revolution,”

Mercy Otis Warren accomplished things unknown to women in her time. She was a prolific and influential writer, the first woman playwright, wrote the first history of the American Revolutionary War (by a man or a woman), and influenced most of our founders, as well as speaking up for women’s rights.

John Adams, later the second president of the United States, once told Mercy’s husband in a letter:

“Tell your wife that God Almighty has entrusted her with the Powers for the good of the World, which … he bestows on few of the human race. That instead of being a fault to use them, it would be criminal to neglect them.”

(Schweitzer, Ivy. The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Fifth ed. CENGAGE Learning. Lauter, Paul ed. 2 Apr. 2011.)

She counted both John and Abigail Adams among her friends, and she influenced such great names as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Patrick Henry.

Mercy never had a formal education, like many girls of her time. For the most part, only boys received a thorough education, though she was allowed to sit in some of her older brother’s classes with a tutor. The Rev. Jonathon Russell, however, the minister of the local parish, took pity on her and supplied her with both books and counsel.

As she became older, it was her brother, James Otis, who became her companion in literary pursuits. It is he who is rumored to have said, “Taxation without representation is tyranny.”

When her husband realized she could speak more clearly than he ever could, he encouraged her to write about her convictions. James Warren affectionately dubbed his wife his “scribbler.” Together, they helped motivate the patriots to freedom. Their house even became a meeting place for the Sons of Liberty.

In 1774, she described the American situation as follows:

“America stands armed with resolution and virtue; but she still recoils at the idea of drawing the sword against the nation from whence she derived her origin. Yet Britain, like an unnatural parent, is ready to plunge her dagger into the bosom of her affectionate offspring. But may we not hope for more lenient measures!”

Mercy Otis Warren

“Our situation is truly delicate & critical. On the one hand we are in need of a strong federal government founded on principles that will support the prosperity & union of the colonies. On the other we have struggled for liberty & made costly sacrifices at her shrine and there are still many among us who revere her name too much to relinquish (beyond a certain medium) the rights of man for the dignity of government.”

Mercy Otis Warren

“I have my fears. Yet, notwithstanding the complicated difficulties that rise before us, there is no receding; and I should blush if in any instance the weak passions of my sex should damp the fortitude, the patriotism, and the manly resolution of yours. May nothing ever check that glorious spirit of freedom which inspires the patriot in the cabinet, and the hero in the field, with courage to maintain their righteous cause, and to endeavor to transmit the claim to posterity, even if they must seal the rich conveyance to their children with their own blood.”

Mercy Otis Warren

Mercy Otis Warren was a woman on fire for what she held dearly. If she wasn’t able to speak her opinions, she wrote them down. Her writings contained her beliefs, thoughts, and opinions about wars and political issues.

She wrote her last book, History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution, in 1805. President Jefferson ordered advance copies for himself and every cabinet member in the White House.

Mercy Otis Warren died on October 19, 1814. The cause of death is unknown. She was 86 years old. She was buried at Old Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts beside her husband, James Warren, who had died in 1808. In her honor a warship which fought in World War II was called the SS Mercy Warren.

Mercy was inducted into the Woman’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York in 2002. The legacy she left behind is amazing.

“Seldom has one woman in any age, acquired such an ascendancy over the strongest, by the mere force of a powerful intellect. She is said to have supplied political parties with their arguments; and she was the first of her sex in America who taught the reading world in matters of state policy and history. (Ellet, Elizabeth. “Mercy Warren.”

“The Women of the American Revolution. Three Rivers. Accessed 2 Apr. 2011.)

Mercy Otis Warren’s life encourages women to speak up. Mercy’s example can be followed in many ways. She spoke up when she needed to, and everyone benefited from the things she said. She was inspirational and worth remembering as a builder of our nation.

With all due respect to first lady Martha Washington, wife of George, our first president, who was the very first woman ever honored on our paper currency, on a silver dollar certificate in the late 19th century, it should have been the first lady of the Revolution, the Conscience of America, Mercy Otis Warren!

With all due respect to Harriet Tubman, an anti-slavery icon, whose image is to replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty-dollar bill, it should have been to honor, the Conscience of America, and voice against slavery many year her prior, Mercy Otis Warren!

With all due respect to Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, the Seneca Falls (NY) convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucretia Mott, Woman’s Suffrage, Women’s Rights and the right for women to vote, the first champion that should have been honored was, the Conscience of America, Mercy Otis Warren!

With all due respect to many women, the first woman to ever be a nominee for president or to become the first woman president should have been, the Conscience of America, Mercy Otis Warren!

 

1 of WE,

Dahni

Freedom’s Breeze

June 14, 2016
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Not some fabric of three colors
of stars and stripes
to be hoisted and flown
in freedom’s breeze

Not some patch or lapel pin
Worn over or near the heart
Clothing or banner or marketing
To sell or praise
Freedom’s breeze

Thrown down, trodden underfoot
spit upon or burned
in freedom’s breeze

Though no flag flies or trumpet beckons
It cannot be destroyed or forgotten
It cannot be killed
For forever beats and pulses every heart
The world over
For freedom’s breeze

Not the bosom for patriot’s heart to swell
Or draped upon the full measure paid of devotion
Not an emblem to be feared nor revered
Nor symbol, for some anthem it inspired
No icon for bravery’s home’s or free land
in freedom’s breeze

None of these or so the much more, can define
Not what it is, but what it represents
In all the nations of the world
No other has written their constituted purpose
Rights such as life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness
unfurling in freedom’s breeze

 

FreedomsBreeze

For Flag Day June 14th, 2016
Used by permission from: ‘Apple of Gold in a Picture of Silver’
A sequel to: ‘An Un-alien’s Guide to Resetting Our Republic
by the same author
Scheduled for Publication: November 2016

1 of WE,

Dahni