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Happily Ever After Constitution Day!

September 17, 2017

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By Dahni

© 2017, all rights reserved

Happily Ever After Birthday Constitution!

Today marks two hundred and thirty years since 1787. It is Constitution Day! Today commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution, by thirty-nine brave souls, on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S. or by naturalization, have become citizens. It was signed in Philadelphia, PA, the city of “brotherly love (and sisters too). For better or worse, indifferent or just different, WE’re still here! That in and of itself is a reason to celebrate. That’s it for history today. Rather than a lengthy essay or a long drawn-out post, let’s us just take some time today, to consider:

  1. How far those original 13 colonies had come in 1776
  2. How far those sovereign 13 states had come, from being so anarchistic and so un-united, in 1787
  3. How far this republic has come since 1787
  4. How far you and I have come in 2017
  5. How much further, are WE willing to go

How Much Further?

Happy Birthday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 of WE,

Dahni

 

 

 

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The Inaugural

January 19, 2017
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The Inaugural

By WE the People
© January 20th, 2017
all rights reserved, by WE the People

inaugural1From a distance in the dark
Yon early morning light reveals
A blanket of fog across the amber fields
And monuments of testaments above the crimson flow
Comes a whisper
That shatters the stillness from afar
Through the years and years
Despite the tears, but with courage to the fears
Some 228 years ago and now the fifty-eighth time

 

 

 

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Heat of mid morning melting away the cold
Its brilliance vanquishes every vast darkness
Dividing and separating
Uniting and attaching
Then a hush; then a hum, rolling through the unfurling
Of stars and stripes
A chorus and a shout
From all those standing; erected stones that stood for liberty
Whose crimson blood still flows beneath their feet
Wherein they stood or yet stand,
for freedom and,
gave and still give, their all,
for its birth and,
for its continuance

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Solemn is the moment,
But joy adorns the lips
Waves of emotion rising
wafting like a hymn
that God would grant this peaceful transfer,
into living memory every fourth year,
as We the People once again,
Inaugurate Our Republic, anew

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What Difference at this Point Does it Make?

June 3, 2016
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by Dahni

© 2016, all rights reserved

WhatDifI used to think, vote your conscience. Vote for the best person you believe will do the best job. I don’t believe this anymore. “What difference at this point does it make?”

Our founders, in their wisdom knew that all of us are imperfect beings, corrupt and can often, easily be manipulated and corrupted. They understood that government is, a necessary evil. But they also, realized that the lust for power and control would attract certain types of people and personalities that would desire to— run everything, law everything and interpret everything.

So, rather than put the whole bunch under one tent, they purposely constrained, restricted and limited government, to three branches.

This has worked out pretty well for the last 240 years, except? Except theses power-hungry people have always been trying to find loopholes or language they could interpret to gain, maintain and expand their powers.

Our founders knew these three branches would each try to take over the others. They made making changes to the Constitution NOT easy, but hard, to limit the government from taking over our unalienable rights such as, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! It was a limited government, NOT an UNLIMITED one where the president executes, legislates and judicates or adjudicates; the Legislative executes and judicates; and the Supreme Court executes its own interpretations and legislates from the bench. Is this limited government? I think NOT!

For example, baring in mind the original intent was to limit government, the Supreme Count decided long ago, to interpret that the, “under good behavior” phrase from the Constitution means, they can keep their jobs for life? I think NOT!

Do you really suppose the original intent for representatives and senators was for them to make lifelong careers? I think NOT!

If congress won’t go along, isn’t this what executive orders and presidential proclamations are for, to circumvent Congress? I think NOT!

Should not the president tell the Supreme court what is and what is not the law? I think NOT!

Then what about dynasty families like the Kennedy’s, the Bush’s and the Clinton’s? Is this the real limiting of government as was intended? I think NOT!

Do you really think our founders ever intended a 3-term president like  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), who might have had four had he lived? I think NOT!

I think that presidential term of only 8 years was amended in the Constitution?

Government has even tried to regulate elections, if they can’t outright control and eliminate them. What a pain in their collective arses to be subjected to the humiliation of having to get elected or re-elected again? Too bad, not sad, deal with it!

Well, obviously, for them to have to deal with it, there has to be elections. This means, voters and actually voters, voting! If we don’t like that jerk or jerk-et (feminine equivalent of the masculine jerk), we can vote for the lesser of two evils and maybe get a whole new box O’ rocks (or dumber than) and have a whole new crop of jerks and jerk-ets?

“What difference at this point does it make?”

So, yes, WE the People must vote, for the lesser of two or more evils. Well, in this presidential election year (2016), there is one presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party and one for the Republican Party. Not everyone likes either one. What to do?

“What difference at this point does it make?”

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“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

I’m not sure, but maybe the families of those that died Sept. 11, 2012, from the bombing at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, by Islamist radical terrorists, might want to know why you lied, why you never sent help, why you were sleeping, why over half of the country do NOT trust you, trust or believe your answers to your handling of email, trust the Clinton Foundation or believe you are qualified to be president of the United States? But all that aside, “What difference at this point does it make?” I want alternatives! Okey-doke.— see later in this post

1. Vote for Bernie Sanders (Hello, he can’t, cannot, nope— he absolutely can’t win, unless of course he is the only one left standing at the convention)?
2. NOT vote at all (stay home because I am bitter or a baby (didn’t get my way), an idiot or an idiotic illegal alien and can’t vote or am not supposed to be able to anyway)?
3. Vote for some third-party candidate? see: #’s 1 & 2 above
4. Vote for Hillary Clinton (assuming she is not indicted and/or jailed, prior to November 3rd, 2016?

“What difference at this point does it make?”

THERE IS, NO DIFFERENCE, WHATSOEVER!!!!!

A vote for Hillary or no vote, is still a vote for her! Well, what if?

What if Trump becomes president and he’s been lying?

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This could equate to four more years or more of SOS (same ole’ sh-t) until— we run out of sh-t, which is about yesterday anyway!

What if Trump Becomes president and he’s been telling the truth? Is his motto anything new or something we have never heard before?

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1980 Campaign Button for Ronald Reagan Republican

This slogan uses just six (6) words (counting the word Let’s, as 2). It is a complete sentence. “Let’s Make America Great Again. ”Let’s…,” let us, (implies a suggestion). It is an all-inclusive vision. “Let’s… (let us)…Make America Great Again.” It is an appeal for help, from US, us being, WE the People. It is suggestive of, permission. It implies that at that time, America was not great. It also, implies, that WE or US, might NOT (did not) make America Great Again.

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From a 1992 campaign video, Bill Clinton Democrat

This campaign slogan was most likely borrowed from the Reagan campaign in 1980. It uses 11 words. It is also, a complete sentence. “I want to attack these problems and make America Great Again. It implies that at that time, America was not great. “Notice the personal pronoun “I,” “I want to attack these problems and…,” and by following the nearest noun (personal pronoun) as its antecedent, I want – “…to make America Great Again.” Absent in this remark, is WE, US, you and I. This statement is exclusive of all others except, for the one making it. In other words, all we poor pathetic peons needed to do was vote for him and he “wants” (wanted) to, “attack the problems,…” and he, “wants…” (wanted) “to make America Great Again.” There is nothing in this statement that he either did or did not attack the problems or make America great again. But maybe he will become the  ‘First Man’ and economic adviser to the president, his wife? Then he could finish the job and make his America great again. “Giant Sucking Sound,” said opposing candidate, Ross Perot in a 1992, Presidential Debate.

“We’ve shipped millions of jobs overseas and we have a strange situation because we have a process in Washington where after you’ve served for a while you cash in and become a foreign lobbyist, make $30,000 a month; then take a leave, work on Presidential campaigns, make sure you got good contacts, and then go back out. Now if you just want to get down to brass tacks, the first thing you ought to do is get all these folks who’ve got these one-way trade agreements that we’ve negotiated over the years and say, “Fellows, we’ll take the same deal we gave you.” And they’ll gridlock right at that point because, for example, we’ve got international competitors who simply could not unload their cars off the ships if they had to comply — you see, if it was a two-way street — just couldn’t do it. We have got to stop sending jobs overseas.”

“To those of you in the audience who are business people, pretty simple: If you’re paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor, hire young — let’s assume you’ve been in business for a long time and you’ve got a mature work force — pay a dollar an hour for your labor, have no health care — that’s the most expensive single element in making a car — have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don’t care about anything but making money, there will be a Giant Sucking Sound Going South.”

excerpts of Transcript of the 2nd TV Presidential Debate, comments by candidate Ross Perot, in response to a question from the audience and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which later, president Bill Clinton signed into law

Perot was right! Now, government wants to expand this crap. Clinton helped Clinton pass NAFTA. She/they, HillBill-y are globalists. Remember ‘It Takes a Village’, Hill’s book and Obama’s statement, “You didn’t build that,” (business)?”

“What difference at this point does it make?”

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2016 Donald Trump campaign slogan – Republican

“Make America Great Again.” This statement is, a complete sentence. It is visionary. It is inclusive. It is inclusive as it does not single out anyone(s) nor excludes anyone(s). It is not an appeal, a suggestion, a desire, a hope or merely something that one person wants to do. It is an imperative statement, as simple as, JUST DO IT! It is left as the responsibility of every man, woman and child that are citizens of the United States of America or those seeking to become citizens legally. It is the responsibility of all that have the power to make it great again, to make it great again! One way is to vote, by all those that are eligible to vote! As long as the USA remains, this is a timeless statement, for as long as, America is not great. The statement suggests that America is not presently “great.” Is this true? You know it’s true because, we are NOT presently great.

I have never seen nor presently see a campaign slogan that says something like the following:

Four years or more-y of Hunky-dory

And with all due disrespect to president Obama’s speech in Elkhart, IN, on June 1, 2016, no one is running on a campaign of “Okey-doke,” either! “Okey-doke” or okey-dokey is an urban language term for the reduplicated, reduplication of OK. It also suggests that anyone that believes in okey-doke are just witless wonders. The pres said that, “…Okey-doke, on June 1, 2016 in Elkhart, IN. He went there to take credit for Indiana’s economic recovery, when in fact, it was not his policies that made the difference, but it was due mostly to fracking and the recovery of shale-oil! News Flash, soon to be, ex-president, not everyone believes you or in you; and many can’t wait for your bye-bye and could care less about your legacy! We are more concerned with making America great again!

The statement suggests that America is not presently “great.” Is this true? You know it’s true because, we are NOT presently great.

So, if we are NOT great, then it’s up to you and I, all of US, WE the People (including Trump), to make it great again! Why would this statement also, include Trump? Because he is running for president, to do his part in making America Great Again. He’s campaigning on better trade deals, winning again and in essence—AMERICA FIRST!

“What difference at this point does it make?”

Make America Great Again?

OK, so you don’t like being told what to do, being told to, Make America Great Again? Maybe you don’t want us to be great again? Maybe you just want the return of “business as usual?” A vote for Trump might help make America great again? Maybe not and if not, then maybe if he’s lying, we would all just return to, “business as usual?” So, we have a 50/50 chance of being right or wrong with Trump. Don’t like those odds? Then by all means:

1. Vote for Bernie Sanders (Hello, he can’t, cannot, nope— he absolutely can’t win, unless of course he is the only one left standing at the convention)?
2. NOT vote at all (stay home because I am either an idiot or an idiotic illegal alien and can’t vote or am not supposed to be able to anyway)?
3. Vote for some third-party candidate? see: #’s 1 & 2 above
4. Vote for Hillary Clinton (assuming she is not indicted and/or jailed, prior to November 3rd, 2016?

“What difference at this point does it make?”

THERE IS, NO DIFFERENCE, WHATSOEVER!!!!!

After all the votes are cast and counted, it’s still up to You and I to:

Make America Great Again!

I’m willing to make a difference! What about you?

I will end this post with two videos. The first is an editorial, by a real judge.  The Last one is fiction, by a real actor.

5-Minute Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired at Fox News

The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER…

 

Note: I’m sorry, but the above video does not allow embedding. You must watch it onYouTube_icon and then return here

 

1 of WE,

Dahni

Make America Great Again

February 9, 2016
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Well sure, for what it’s worth, you could say that this is an endorsement of Donald Trump for president. I endorse the slogan, and all it could mean, and the ability to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! But this post is even more than this. There’s lyrics below to a potential song. If you do not want to read this entire post, then scroll down to bottom of the page, for my song (lyrics) or first—

Political campaigns or politicians (even if they are only about 6 months old like Trump) using songs by musicians who do not support them has been a thorny issue for decades.  But people need to get on the facts train and get off the band (opinion) wagon. Yes, band, that was a pun, a little punny’ or funny, if you will.

Facts:

Does a songwriter/singer/musician/group etc. publish music for profit? Of course they do! Would they like as many people as possible to purchase their music? Absolutely!

Now if you or I purchase their music, we can play it anywhere and at anytime we like (almost) and that includes at home or work where other people hear it that have not paid for it.

Public performance require additional licenses (legal permission with financial payments being made). If this is not what the artist intends, then they should not publish their work, sell their work and perform their work in public. These things are all supposed to be spelled out in the contracts, between the artists and their record labels. Unless the artist spells out in the contract that their music cannot be used ‘politically,’ like the artist Prince has been known to do, the artist really has no legal legs to stand on, as long as their music has be legally licensed.

Why would an artist object to their music being played anywhere, at anytime, by anyone for any reason, as long as they are being paid or the music is being heard, which could potentially get them more money? Because, they don’t like the politics, the person(s) using their music? OK, that is a legitimate response, but is that spelled out in their contracts? USUALLY NOT!

And if offended, so often they send messages, cease-and-desist letters and etc. to try and stop those they think are abusing their music or using their music, for any thing other than what they have intended. Still, they really do not have the U.S. Copy Right Law in their corner. But not wanting to offend the artist that has sent such a request or made such a demand, it will most likely be settled out of court and their music will cease from playing in political venues. And why not? If you offend the artist, you might also offend their fans. And I submit, therein lies another reason why the artists do not want to be associated with politics. Their fans might not like it and stop buying their music. That’s all about money under the pretense of political correctness!

Another curious thing is, the type of music being played. Although there are exceptions to this, for the most part, rock-n-roll, hop, hip, the so-called ‘cool music,’ the supposed ‘smart music,’ the live and living popular music, all seem to be associated with the Democrat Party. That leaves what they consider the dead, dumb, unpopular, country/western, hill-billy, redneck, country bumpkin or hick music that should only be used by the Republican Party. How ridiculous are these stereotypes? RIDICULOUS!

Music is, universal. It is NOT that I think it is, music IS, UNIVERSAL! Music transcends ages, culture, languages and countries. It is used for many things like: marching, patriotism, inspiration, mourning, comfort, dancing, happiness, political statements, social commentary and well, music may be, without limits and without bounds as to what it means  to people and how it is used. There is both a science and an art to music. It can be used to build-up and it can be used to tear down.

What difference does it make what kind of music I like, as long as I pay for it? The artists should be grateful that I like their work and that I like it so much, I buy it. Isn’t this kind of like I am endorsing them? I have never heard any artist that protests over using their music, where they reimburse anyone that paid for their music, to stop playing it!

I like many different kinds of music. Does that make me a Democrat, Republican or Other or does it just mean I like many kinds of music? There are artists whose music I like, but not them personally or their political slant. Does this mean I should not like their music or just that I do not like them as persons? If I still like, enjoy, purchase and play their music, does this make me a hypocrite or that  I endorse their political views? Of course not! If they discover that I do not like them or agree with their politics, have they ever asked me to stop liking their music, to stop buying it and stop playing it? NOT, as of this writing. And if they did and I agreed to stop playing it (“agreed to” not forced to as if I did something wrong legally because, I did pay for it), shouldn’t they then give me back my money? Well. none of this is going to happen anyway, but the point is, this is, all RIDICULOUS!

Now when it come to lyrics (if the music has them), and I don’t like the words, I won’t play it, even if I still like the music. If it’s just the music or the instrumental version I may, but if I don’t like or agree with the words, I won’t play it. And I may be, just referring to one song or even all, but one song on an album or CD/Download etc. Yes, I may buy an album just for ONE SONG or purchase just the one. But none of these things mean I like the artist or their politics, just their music.

In the future, artists should write their contracts out that their music is NOT allowed to be used by certain people and/or for certain purposes AND THEN ALSO MAKE IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY CANNOT PURCHASE THEIR MUSIC. Well, that ridiculous, but it does make the point. In the future, change the copyright laws to have all music excluded from all political parties, not just the the one you don’t like. That would be fair. Or just quit acting so offended and be grateful that your music is being played and purchased in the first place!

Now here is a wild idea. DON’T WRITE LYRICS that you do NOT want the public to read or hear and that even a child or a fool can’t understand and that in so reading or hearing them sung, the words don’t tear down people, but build them up! Wouldn’t this be acceptable to all parties? YES or YES IT SHOULD!

To Donald Trump, here’s another idea. Forget all those politically incorrect people and make your own music. People will still complain about that too, but it will still be yours. To follow are some lyrics I wrote. You may surely use them. I’d be proud if you do! Find someone to write the music, something that gets people excited (musically) and their hearts pounding, equal to the purpose of your running for president of the United States of America to—

MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

By Dahni, 1 of WE
© 2016, all rights reserved

Lively Intro (music)

Verse 1

From sea to shining sea— you can hear it
And the powers that be do fear it
Rolling up, from the deep
The silent awaken from their sleep
And shouting, “We’re not gonna take it anymore
North, South, East and West from shore to shore

Refrain

“We’re not gonna take it
“We’re gonna make it
make it great again

Verse 2

And to the powers that be, you have taken our trust
Broken it, crumbled it and turned it into rust
Oh, NO, “We’re not gonna’ take it
Instead, “We’re gonna’ make it
So the angry chorus becomes a glad refrain
Make America Great Again!

Bridge

Verse 1 (partly repeated)

Rolling up, from the deep
The silent awaken from their sleep
And shouting, “We’re not gonna take it anymore
North, South, East and West from shore to shore

Refrain

“We’re not gonna take it
“We’re gonna make it
make it great again“

We’re gonna make it
make it great again

Make America Great Again

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Why Vote

September 26, 2015

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by Dahni
© 2015, all rights reserved

Why vote? In one word—FREEDOM!

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Yes, that is the simple answer, but WE have a tendency of complicating things and may completely miss the simple. Perhaps the word “freedom,” needs some explaining?

If you have ever met, know someone or may one day meet someone, for which the following applies, then maybe this will help persuade them? If the shoe fits, then maybe the following will help persuade you?

I have heard and know people who didn’t vote or have never voted. There have been a few times that I did not vote, so the following is, for me as well.

Because of freedom, each of us are free to vote and we each have the freedom not to. But before continuing, I would just like to point out some very important facts about freedom.

We are NOT the first republic, but we are the oldest still in existence. Search the history of US and you will discover that what made our meteoric rise possible, as both an economic and a military world power is due to, FREEDOM. It is very simple. Where there is the freedom to think and dream and produce the things we have and have produced, for the world is because, WE the people are free! Therefore, WE have the incentive to produce, innovate and develop technologies, products and services and even produce food, like no other nation on earth! This freedom is NOT free. Men and women have paid for it and are still paying for it, to keep us FREE! If there were no other reasons than for them, each of us should vote! Freedom is NOT FREE. Someone(s) has to pay to protect it and WE should pay by voting to keep it!

I have selected the following videos, for all of us.

Dom Roso, a former U.S. Navy Seal, begins with a very somber wake-up call. Look beyond the sponsor of this video (the NRA – National Rife Association) and focus instead on, the message by someone who knows what he is talking about. He lived it on the front lines!

“Do We Deserve the WWII Generations Sacrifice?”

The next video is also, very sobering. As you watch it, think too of all the wars our soldiers fought before those on the video. Think on the Civil War and all others before it and then where our Country began, during the Revolutionary War, around 1776. FREEDOM has been fought for and paid for, for as long as the heart has cried for FREEDOM!

As many whine about how hard it is to sing or remember the words of our National anthem, listen to this five-year old little girl and behold her enthusiasm singing, The Star Spangled Banner.

As many may now grow up without ever learning and saying the Pledge of Allegiance because, it is thought to be ‘separation of church and state,’ due to just two words, “under God,” think about this next video from 1969.

Red Skelton, 1969 CBS television

To learn and sing our National Anthem, to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and to vote, seems pretty simple and the least WE can do, for those that pledge with their lives, to keep US FREE. What can they fight to protect, if we will not fight to keep our nation FREE?

And for them, what more can we do? If you see a soldier, thank them, help them, drive them to a polling place and ask them about why you should vote! Feed them and support them, where ever they are!

Our big holidays are coming up. Many of our soldiers will be far from home while we be in comfort, during the holidays. Would you like to bring a taste of home to some of those serving, far away from home? Check out and donate to the GI Bar-b-que. see:

http://gibbq.com/about-us/

And finally, we’re almost done here. The Day is Done. Our last videos are familiar to every soldier and to many that have ever heard its powerful and meaningful sounds. As this plays, read the lyrics!

Taps

These many soldiers buried at Arlington National Cemetery and all over the world, were often given a recorded version of their beloved TAPS. These 33 buglers believed, every soldier deserves a ‘LIVE’ playing TAPS over their brow as they rest, having given the ultimate sacrifice for you and I. FREEDOM is NOT FREE! Every soldier believes freedom is worth dying for. Can we not honor them and believe and vote that freedom is, worth living for?

33 Buglers honoring our vets playing LIVE Taps

1 of WE the People,

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To Secure these Rights

September 7, 2015

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by Dahni
© 2015, all rights reserved

 

There are many things that make me angry and in time, I can usually get-over most of them, but this one really pisses me off. Now in public, I don’t normally use this kind of language, but it sure as hell fits here!

Not too often in the past, have I encountered such ignorance. Either I am starting to run into more of these people or there is a trend and the numbers are growing larger. I hope, I’m just running into them and they are NOT really getting larger!

Have you ever met people who almost proudly proclaim, “I don’t vote,” or “I’ve never voted,” well, I have, too often and too many times!

We are gearing up right now for another presidential election. Here is a summary of what I’ve read:

1. You can’t win the next election without the Latino, Women’s, Evangelical vote and etc.

2. Running third-party just splits the vote?

Are any of those things actually true? Third-parties spilt the vote? NO! Third parties provide an alternative to cast your vote as you believe, who is the best candidate. Win or lose is not the point. The point is exercising your choice and voting, that’s part of it, but there’s MORE! Consider the last presidential election. The ONLY reason the other party lost was because, 4 million registered voters stayed home and did not vote at all!

“If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.”

The Bible, Eccleasiates 10:4, King James Version (KJV)

To leave or to yield pacifies great offenses. We cannot sit idly by and expect government to protect our rights!  To do nothing gives consent, to the government to greatly offend!

“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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,..”

excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776

Copy of the original Declaration of Independence

Copy of the original Declaration of Independence

Why vote? You are exercising your inalienable rights and giving consent to the powers that be, “to secure these rights!

For myself, IF I cannot or will not explain this to anyone that does not vote, I have no reason to be angry with them about not voting. But IF I do explain this to them and they do not change, I have no reason to associate with them nor do they have a reason for me to NOT, be angry with them!

My most recent experience is with another non-voter which is a citizen (as far as I know), but he came here over 15 years ago from another country. He operates a successful business and I have done business with him for years, that is until recently. In a conversation, he revealed that he has proudly, never voted. And he never voted in his mother country either. I asked him why not, here? He said, “Why should I vote, I do not have children in school, why do I have to pay school tax?” Well, I don’t like school tax either, we do not have any school-age children living with us or that go to any school where we live, but this is not the point. It’s not that I mind contributing to a more educated future, I mind having to, without my FREE choice to do so! And as to the non-voting businessman, wouldn’t a more educated community make better customers, for him? I think and believe most assuredly, YES! Well, he became busy with customers and we did not finish our conversation. It needs to be resolved, before I can with a clear conscience, continue to do business with him. Is this too strong of a response to, his not-voting? Why should I give him one penny more, IF he will not vote, “to secure these rights!” By the way, I like him, he is a nice man; he has a nice family; he has a nice store that I frequent.

Usually, when I meet legal immigrants that either are new citizens here or are in the process of becoming citizens, I find that they know more about our country and form of government than many people I’ve met that were born here and have lived here all their lives! And many of them, have lived here many, many years longer than these new citizens or legal immigrants in route to becoming citizens! So, I was really taken by surprise, by my recent non-voter experience.

To be fair and honest, I need to explain to him and all others I know or may meet that do NOT vote, why they should vote. And IF after that and they still refuse to vote, I need to excuse myself, disassociate myself from them and as it might be, to no longer do business with them! Too strong a response by me?

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, And if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States

Our rights being secured by the government of, by and for the people is, dependent upon all of us being educated and exercising those rights in voting and giving our consent, “to secure these rights!

I have a proposal.

Since WE the People know government wastes a lot of money that neither it or WE do NOT have, why not spend some of it on citizen education and voter registration! Who better to employ in these positions than returning soldiers or any veteran that needs and wants a job! Pay them a living wage so that they can support themselves and their families. Pay for their health care whereby, they can choose any doctor, medical service and hospital of their choice, for themselves and their families. And pay for their continued education and their families! Why? Because they have lived and live and many have died, “to secure these rights!”

Screw the VA Hospitals! Shut them ALL DOWN! Trying to compete with private healthcare supposedly, by controlling costs that actually bulge and inflate the federal government in costs to administer it, while denying coverage, increasing wait times for poor coverage and often which does NOT even give adequate coverage, to those that have served or are serving and to those families of those that have given the ultimate sacrifice, “to secure these rights,” is, dishonest and simply stated, screws OUR veterans!

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The department of Citizen Education and Voter Registration, would perform 4 functions:

1. Support our veterans who have paid, “to secure these rights!”
2. Determine who is and who is not here legally, “to secure these rights!”
2. Educate or re-educate our citizens for an educated “citizenry,” “to secure these rights!”
3. Register voters to continue, “to secure these rights!”

Send them out to every dwelling in the whole United States and every territory and wherever a citizen may be. It could go, something like the following:

Knock Knock – Ring Ring or Buzz Buzz

Hello, I’m      name      from the United States Department of Citizen Education and Voter Registration. I served     dates and places of service       in       branch of military      and I was [injured or served with those that were injured or gave their lives] to, “secure these rights” such as, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!” Now you may not agree with the political purposes, for which I and other soldiers were and are deployed or the political reasons our leaders would not allow us to complete the missions, or with the rules of engagement which restricts our service, for which were or are tasked, but I and all who served or serve, freely chose or freely chooses to do so, “to secure our rights!”

I am here to help educate or re-educate and to where necessary, help you to register to vote, that you too, might help to, “secure these rights!” A well-informed citizenry is necessary, to choose our political servants that will make the best possible decisions, “to secure these rights!”

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What remains, “to secure these rights,” is NOT which is mightier, then pen or the sword because, both are necessary to those desirous of freedom and, “to secure these rights!” Freedom is NOT FREE! The sword or our military is necessary, “to secure these rights!” The pen or the instrument used to cast our votes is necessary, “to secure these rights!”

Our military use the ‘sword,’ “to secure these rights,” that WE the People, may continue to be FREE to use the ‘pen’ to vote,“to secure these rights,” and that they might NOT have to use the sword, “to secure these rights!”

And should you and I find ourselves in a conversation with a non-voter, if we know a veteran, ask them to help us, to secure these rights!” If we don’t know a veteran, find one and ask them to help us, “to secure these rights,” face to face, by conference or video call, by email or mail or by whatever means available to help us, “to secure these rights!” And after they have helped us AGAIN, “to secure these rights,” for sure, thank them, for their service, “to secure these rights,” but also feed them or give them something they might need for this their service AGAIN, “to secure these rights!” 

Freedom continues to ring, as long as, all are educated and exercise their right to vote and our military continues to exercise their right to serve, “to secure these rights!”  Send this link by an means necessary to all military, all citizens and especially, to all those that are ignorant of the right to vote, “to secure these rights!”

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“To Secure these Rights!”

1 of WE the People,

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The Freedom to Think?

August 10, 2015

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by Dahni
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I’m offended; she’s offended and he’s offended too
Good Morning America—what’s offending you?
Got a great day planned here just for you—it’s true
Welcome to the all-offending and all inclusive Offending Zoo!
We start from the rooftop or the top of the heap
A picture worth a 1,000 words—what the bleep!
And no no self-respecting offense would ever be complete
without something, on the bottom of your feet.
I’ve done my best
You fill in the rest
There’s something here to offend everyone and it’s not a reach
But why? You know it’s all—freedom of speech!
So go ahead—just gasp and cringe and blink
but apparently, speech does not include—

the freedom to think

from the collection: ‘Sing in the Key of Me’
by the same author

see: http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html

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“Every time I walk by your house I’m offended” – neighbor says

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“Hey, it’s a free country!” as they walk on the symbol of oppression

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Oh sure, make a point by desecrating the flag by the Constitutionally protected right to the freedom of expression?

 

 

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“Don’t wrap me in your war mongering!”

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“Tattered, faded and torn, so what? Watch me dance and sing!”

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“It’s my Individual ass!”

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“Show your patriotism or your expensive designer jean shorts!”

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“I am America!” My religion is none of your business!”

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“Give me your tired and poor, yearning to be free!” No job or food, but here’s a nice blanket for you. It does look much better than newspapers.

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“Yep, I luv it! I’ve just never read the U.S. Flag Code.”

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I must confess that some are not offended by a nation in distress

 

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“F–k U America!” says the US Citizen

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“So what if it’s dragging on the ground, I’m naked, hot and made you look!”

 

 

 

 

 

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“Piss on you USA!” says a US citizen

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“No, it’s not old and this is not a ceremonial flag burning. Just thought this was cool!” says a US citizen

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“America, you are so full of crap, I crap on you!” says a US citizen

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Spit on it!

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No America! It’s in distress and all upside down!

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And perhaps the most offensive of all, that she still flies in, “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!”

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If WE think Free, WE will speak and act Free!

see: http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why I’m Not Liberal; Not a Liberal, Not Conservative or a Conservative, just an Independent 4

July 27, 2015

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by Dahni
© 2015, all rights reserved

PART 4 of 4 FINAL

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I would like to be liberal; a liberal, but I CANNOT be now or in the future! I may have thought I was liberal; a liberal in the past, but I CANNOT be now or in the future!

A belief which is followed by actions where the word “liberal” has been hijacked and re-defined that in practice means something different or that it is something which it is NOT is, nothing less than, THEFT! How can anyone be set at liberty when to do so, others are enslaved? How can one’s “free” choice be really “free,” when it holds others captive? How can anyone be made free by taking from someone else? How can one be paid from funds they have not earned and that were taken from others without their permission, their will; their choice? How can anything that is bankrupt (non-existent) be given to anyone by borrowing it against the future of those that will be bound to even more lack-ah-nuttin’? How can your choice make me “free,” when it takes from others, burdens them, enslaves their futures and robs me from ever being free, to help make free, anyone else?

Today’s “liberal” is NOT free and cannot therefore, make “free,” anyone else! It is nothing more than like a carrot on a stick. The poor, brute, bridled beast keeps reaching for the promise of “freedom,” but will never taste that “freedom” nor eat of “liberty!”

Both the binder and the bound, dependent upon each other are, all in bondage!

Both the binders and the bound, dependent upon each other are, all in bondage!

So, I’m NOT liberal or a liberal! I must then be a conservative? I would like to say YES, this is true, IF by the meaning of “conserve” it would mean, “for ALL to enjoy the fruits of Liberty, for as long as possible! But, the words “conserve” and “conservative” have also, been hijacked by another political party, the Republican Party.

Poll after poll suggest that WE the People do not trust Congress and it is made up of many parties, but mostly and always and usually controlled by just 2, the Democrat and Republican parties. Only the media has just a slight edge above Congress, in these LESS THAN, UNFAVORABLE POLLS!

The facts are, WE are divided and perhaps more so now, than at any time in the history of the artist formerly known as, “The United States of America.” It seems that WE use our lives, liberties and happiness to pursue HOW to insult our political opponents like good ol’ Mer-cuns’ (Americans).

“A Pew Research Center report released this year concluded that “Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines—and partisan antipathy is deeper and more extensive—than at any point in the last two decades.” As anyone who has ever looked through comments on a political blog can attest, this polarization often translates into venomous language, with Republicans and Democrats slinging insults at each other over the partisan divide.”

“American English has a specialized vocabulary of insults based on party affiliation. For instance, a Democrat deriding a Republican might use the term wingnut, combining the notion of right-wing extremism and irrational nuttiness, or Rethuglican (Rethug for short), a blend of Republican and thug. The lexicon of Republican insults for Democrats includes moonbat, which the late William Safire traced back to libertarian blogger Perry de Havilland in the fuller form “barking moonbat”, suggesting  ideology-crazed partisans howling at the moon. Even more common than moonbat in Oxford’s tracking corpus is the schoolyard-esque slur libtard (from liberal and –tard in retard, an offensive term for a person with intellectual disabilities). Liberal neologists have gotten in on the –tard act too, but Teatard (with reference to the conservative Tea Party movement), conservatard, and Republitard have thus far failed to achieve widespread currency.” 

excerpts from: How to insult your political opponents like an American

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/political-insults/

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How can anyone be “free” by insulting or putting down others? It CAN’T BE DONE! It is neither logical nor possible. Those negative terms from the chart above are NOT coming from as you would expect, little children. And they are not just coming from Mr., Mrs. & Ms. John or Patty Q. Common Public. Oh no, these words often originate with and/or are coming from our supposed servant/leaders. These insults are coming from, men and women highly educated and even financially successful (at least after they get their claws on other people’s money and resources) that are acting like, little children! Remember the Latin word, educatus? It means to lead out. To educate (“to lead out”) aligns, meshes or lines up perfectly with the words, “free” and “freedom” and page, pages (Latin liber a collection of books, hence Library) book, books and what liberal arts were supposed to be for, to make people “free!”

It is this two-party system (corrupt system), the Democrat and the Republican parties that have each and both and together, hijacked our liberty! As an expression goes…

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…”there’s not a dime’s difference between them!”

Why a “dime?” Well, it is pretty thin and in fact, it’s not worth much; can’t buy much and is, the thinnest of all our current metal currency that presently, still, reads,

“In Congress the Media (oops sorry about that) “God” (soon to be crossed out too?) “We trust.”

This two-party is more like some big inverted V (^). Down shere,’ they look like Dumbo the Elephant and Buffo the Jackass. They’re miles apart in difference or so it seems. But way up yonder,’ there’s “not a dime’s difference between them.” Up there, they’re BFF’s and thick as thieves. Down here, we would just like them to get along and get things done. They will, if they have to, I guess? They call it, “The Compromise.”

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“OK, today, you get the right pocket and I’ll take the left!”

Perhaps like you, I’m just an independent? No, I’m not a member of the Independent Party, just an independent. For myself anyway, I am an independent because, that’s what it says in the Declaration of Independence, the ‘apple of gold!’ This is what the Constitution, the ‘picture or frame of silver’ says. The picture or frame is, made for the apple and not the apple for the picture! And it is ALL, to protect and preserve. every single one of, WE the People! Oh, but what am I saying? The Declaration of Independence? That’s old school; just a dead and dusty parchment? And the Constitution, well, that’s just a flawed document anyway? But I’m just naive  enough, stupid enough and foolish enough to think, I’m one of, WE the People; I’m an independent. And besides all of that, I have never been invited to anyone’s party! 🙂

WE NEED TO RESET_but!

1 of WE the People,

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Why I’m Not Liberal; Not a Liberal, Not Conservative or a Conservative, just an Independent 3

July 24, 2015

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by Dahni
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PART 3 of 4

Liberal2We heard about the unfair advantages of the 1% at the expense of or on the backs of, the 99% or the rest of us. We are told it’s the mega-n-aires’ (mega million-aires’ and mega billion-aires’) and BIG OIL, and BIG BUSINESS that have taken advantage of the ‘system’. But who wrote, writes, controls and benefits the most, from the ‘system? Who writes all the laws, enforces all the laws and interprets all the laws? The legislative, executive and judicial branches of government – POLITICIANS, that’s who! Yes, even the judicial branch has become political! Who gets to decide what their rules and regulations are? Congress. Who gets to decide when and how much to raise their own salaries and benefits; the salaries and benefits of the other branches and even if or if not that the minimum wage gets raised, for the rest of us? Congress. They ARE, the way less than the 1%, for the rest of us, the 99%!!!

forcing the breaking of the chains that bind…

under the all-inclusive warm blanket of tolerance…

Why do they do this? Why do they seem to champion everyone and every thing? Could it possibly be, to win votes and maintain their control? Why do we continue to let them do this? Could it possibly be, for the promises they made? How well can one keep a promise, when there really is NOT enough to fulfill them? And the promises are made with full knowledge that it can NOT be fully, fulfilled! Still, I guess people want to believe in magic, fairy dust, hitting the lottery and all manner of fantasies? And in practice, they pit all of us together against each other because, we must be tolerant and accommodating of all people? So what if some lose and others win? Actually, there are no winners in this model, EVERYONE LOSES something, a little or a lot!

…Liberty is smothered

…Liberty is smothered

Now along with taking from the haves and giving to the have-nots, this liberal thinking NEVER takes into consideration, what happens to those that much is taken from. It’s one thing to want to help people and to save this or that, but what are the ramifications of these choices? How do good intentions, negatively impact others? You might want to save the great white sharks, but how does this impact my right to swim in the ocean?

You might want to protect chipmunks, but how does their increased population effect the integrity of my concrete sidewalk and the crawl space underneath my porch, where they tunnel constantly and live? Well sure, I have one of those ‘Have-A-Heart’ traps. What am I supposed to do with them after, I catch them on my own property? Let them go? Then why catch them in the first place? Transfer them someplace else? Sure, allow me to force my problems onto others? Oh, and if caught, I’d get fined, for moving them in my area, more than 3 miles because, their diseases (if they have any) might be different from those over three miles away. And did I mention, most likely they will come back if left, less than five miles away? And I would have to pay for and have to have a permit to transfer them. Am I then therefore, being forced to destroy them? And if I did or do, am I forced to run the risk of being reported, for animal abuse?

Just so you know, I put myself in this position, all by myself because, we just wanted to feed the birds. Birds? Oh, so many I can’t count them and cannot afford to feed them, but once a week. I made them dependent along with the chipmunks, birds of prey, foxes and coyotes that are now attracted because of, the abundance of birdseed and birds! Apparently I, I have screwed up the entire Eco system, where we live! 🙂

But YES, your desire to help others; save stuff and your freedom of will, deprives me of mine as well as all the critters I have kept from independently, fending for themselves. I have become a horrible and despicable person just because, I like watching the birds and wanted to feed them in exchange for my enjoyment of them.  🙂

Under the banner of non-offending and political correctness…

Under the banner of non-offending and political correctness…

Oh, I should not be allowed to express my opinion, UNLESS IT AGREES WITH YOURS? I shouldn’t use the word “liberal” as if, it were a four-letter expletive? I am probably offending someone? I am not not being sensitive or politically correct?

 

…Freedom of Speech is gagged

…Freedom of Speech is gagged

Perhaps the worst thing of all, is that if they do not help or “free” or “liberate” others, the deprived and down-trodden would not be able to do this for themselves? Somewhere in the twisted mind of the liberals, they must actually believe they are better than and smarter than, those they want to help? They surely must believe that without them, others cannot raise themselves up or “free” themselves? Surely they must feel quilty that they have so much, when others have so little? Giving out of guilt especially with someone else’s money or stuff, does not sound too “freeing,” to me!

This whole B.S. robs people of their initiative, their spirit, their confidence and from ever realizing their full potential! Generation after generation are born into and enslaved to, social programs, public assistance and welfare! Month after month, people are paid not to work and are paid more than they could make on their own, without the necessary specialized skills, training and education. There is no incentive to rise up and out of bondage. Instead of a hand up, people are given an almost endless supply of hand outs. Instead of teaching people how to fish that they would never starve a lifetime, the hungry are fed a fish, for the day and day after day. That is until, the fish run out or there is no more means (money and etc.) to acquire the fish or the fish become extinct. You know, this whole things sounds like a virus. It takes and destroys everything in its path and eventually dies off itself, due to, not having anything left to destroy.

 

continue to Part 4

Why I’m Not Liberal; Not a Liberal, Not Conservative or a Conservative, just an Independent 2

July 23, 2015

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PART 2 of 4

The word “liberal” has been associated in politics with a particular political party, the Democrat Party. It has been tied to socialism. But those in the party, do not like to be referred to as socialists and prefer to use the word “progressive” or our word, “liberal.”

But as a political ideology, being a “liberal” would include social and economic theories and practices. On the surface, a “liberal” champions all those that may seem to have no voice, minorities, the poor, down-trodden, the all-forms-of-challenges, the disenfranchised and etc. This certainly sounds like me! I mean, I’m for helping people who, for what ever reasons, cannot help themselves. Sure, I’m for everyone having the same opportunities in order that every one of us, WE the People, can enjoy our inalienable rights. Such rights as: Life, ‘Liberty’ and the right to, Pursue whatever makes us individually Happy, without burdening anyone else or depriving them of their same inalienable rights! But in practice, “liberalism” and “liberals” fail! It is like the true words of “liberalism” and “liberals” have been hijacked! The words have been re-defined and made into something in practice, something that they are, absolutely NOT!

The People of the United States have long been one of the most charitable people in the world! I believe current data would show that this is still true today. People do want to help others! Parents want to help their children and they want them to have more, be more and do more with their lives than what was available to them! On the surface, what’s wrong with any of this? Nothing, absolutely nothing! But we as a people have, a tendency to give out of our need. This can be argued as NOT being such a good thing. Consider instructions given to the passengers on a plane by the attendants. Do they not instruct, in case of an emergency, to first take care of yourself with say, the oxygen mask and then to help your children? Yes, of course, every airline tell us this! Common sense explains why. If we cannot breathe, we can’t really help our children can we? NO, we cannot! As to giving and receiving, isn’t it or wouldn’t it be better, if we all had more than we needed and that we give from our abundance and not out of our need? Sure, you know this is true. But still, many of us, maybe most of us are, often willing to give out of our need. And here is where the current words of “liberalism” and “liberal” break down and fail as, they are defined and practiced today. The key word is, “willing.”

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…bind all to bondage

If you decide and are willing to give to someone or to something out of your need, it is your choice. You are “free” to do so. But “liberalism” and “liberals” remove this choice; this freedom of will. A certain percentage of the population decide, for the good of others, to take from them that have and give it to them that have not. In a court of law, this is a crime and it’s called stealing or theft. The fictional and romantic deeds of Robin Hood and his Merry Men/Maidens might sound good on paper, or view well at the movies, but they were still thieves, robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. Now one could argue that the king stole all the money from the poor in the first place, but how does the same crime, justify the ends?  Oh sure, morally, to take back what belongs to you may be argued as NOT stealing or theft, but legally, and yes, we are still technically a republic and based on laws, it would be breaking the law. Stealing is, still stealing! Stealing is stealing and theft is theft!

Modern-day liberalism borders on “taxation without representation.” Sure, we supposedly or technically have representatives or representation in Congress, but who gets to decide who gets what, who gets taxed, how much you are taxed, where your money goes and who benefits from it? Certainly NOT the individual! But 435 representatives, 100 senators, 9 supreme court justices, 1 president and perhaps, a few thousand bureaucrats make most of the decisions, for over 300 million of the rest of us! Not only that, there is really NOT enough to go around, to meet every need. We know this is true because, we are in debt to the tune of trillions of dollars and we are borrowing money, not to pay off any of this debt, but mostly just to pay the interest, on servicing the debt. And speaking of debt, why do WE often hear about “raising the debt ceiling?” Would not a better and more accurate analogy be, digging a deeper hole?

Modern-day “liberals” and “liberalism” might have good intentions, but it removes from every individual, the “free” choice. It forces us to pay beyond our need, forces us deeper into debt, forces these debts upon our children, their children and on and on, way into the future. IT CANNOT BE SUSTAINED! If it cannot be sustained, there goes the future! If I am broke, you cannot get anymore from me and that’s just a fact. Forcing you to fill my lack will eventually make you go broke and that’s a fact. This is what is called, ‘redistribution of wealth.’ Nothing is ever made nor is wealth ever created, it’s just redistributed, somewhere else to someone else. Now why would any intelligent person (and most of our politicians are, if not intelligent, they are, highly educated) want to continue such an idiotic ideology and practice?

continue to Part 3