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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
© 2019, all rights reserved

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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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

 

 

 

WE the People

May 31, 2017

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This September 17, 2017, We will celebrate the 230th birthday of the signing of, Our Constitution. Whether WE are history buffs or not, most will know the following quotes:

“WE hold these truths…”

excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence July 4th, 1776

&

“WE the People…”

excerpt from: The Constitution of the United States of America, Signed, September 17th, 1787

These two documents represent our founding. The first, declaratory of such things as equality and unalienable rights and etc. Those signing, represented the People of the thirteen colonies which were declaring their god-given right to be free and independent states. Please note, no court in our country recognizes this as a legal document which has no standing and no state, according to, Our supposed-to-be-serving US, judicial branch. But that is WRONG! The same WE that held those “truths” are the same “WE the People” in the Preamble to Our Constitution, and the same “WE the People” of, The United States of America today. But please note again, no court in our country recognizes the Preamble as having any force or effect in legal matters as pertaining to Our Constitution. And again, that is, WRONG, so very, very, WRONG!

There is a familiar expression that those who live under a monarchy either in ceremonial or actual power understand. It was familiar in the times of King James, the namesake of the authorized King James Version of the Bible, in 1611. It was familiar to and in the writings of, a contemporary then, William Shakespeare. And it was familiar to King George of Great Britain in, 1776 and to our founders. The phrase was and may still be used today, “WE the King” (or Queen or other ruling monarch), “of England” (or other kingdom – rule by a monarch). These words are a figure of speech. A figure of speech is a legitimate grammatical usage of words that are truer to truth than the literal statement of fact. This figure of speech empathizes the nearest noun as its antecedent which, in this phrase, would be the word, “king.” The power of the King is emphasized by including every person and even all the property and all resources of the kingdom.

Our founders were rejecting the rule of a monarch and the dominance of any religion in their desire to be free and independent states with each individual having equal and god-given (Laws of nature and Nature’s God), rights. “WE hold these truths” emphasizes the signers of the Declaration that behind them is, all of the people and all the property and all the resources of the thirteen colonies and not just their pledge of their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, but all of Ours too! “WE hold these truths,” was then and is now, in direct opposition of and in contrast to the words, the meaning and the monarch of, “WE the King!”

“WE hold these truths” in essence is, repeated and made specific in Our Constitution in the opening of its (Our) Preamble, “WE the People!” “WE the People” emphasizes all of the people and the property and all of the resources of the Free and Independent States of 1787 and not just the signers of the Constitution of the United States of America. “WE the People” was then and still are, in direct opposition of and in contrast to the words, “WE the King,” the meaning and the rule of any monarch, even a democracy (rule by majority) or any of the three branches of Our government, THEN and still TODAY!

“WE the People” are, the authors, the writers, the signers, the power and the authority and hold original jurisdiction over all our property and all of Our resources, Our Constitution, and Our Republic. “WE the People,” are, the rule of Law (the Republic), the Law of the Land! Never, Ever forget this!! WE made the government to serve US! We do NOT serve the government!

So, in preparation of the signing of Our Constitution’s 230th Birthday, September 17, 2017, How about baking a cake?! 🙂

Happily Ever After Birthday Constitution— Love, WE the People

 

For Instruction on how to bake this cake, see:

Gesine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For her recipe and how to make Our cake see:

G BAKES
“Get A Rise Out of Baking”

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”

Preamble to the U.S. Constitution

Please note, it is my purpose and intent to repeat the entire Preamble word for word throughout this series. Perhaps WE all will have it memorized at its conclusion and keep it!

 

1 of WE,

 

 

 

 

 

Next time: ‘In order to form a more perfect Union’
Last Time: ‘Ambling the Preamble’

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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Remember

May 30, 2016
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By Dahni
© 2016, all rights reserved

Half-Mast til' Noon

Half-staff til’ Noon

Most of you know I’m not, a veteran. I’ve family that have lived and died in service to this country. Most of my dearest friends are members of these services for my Freedom and yours! They are among the kindest, gentlest, most respectful, most civil, most dedicated, most disciplined, among the smartest, and most heart-serving, self-sacrificing people, I’ve ever known! I’m just honored, really honored that they let me hang out with them and shake their hands! I try my best to do for them more! To me, they are the living, breathing examples of the purpose of, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America! I REMEMBER you! And they, remember what Memorial Day is for! I will REMEMBER! What does this day mean to me and to all others?

Full-staff after Noon

Full-staff after Noon

Note: “Half-staff” or “Half-mast?” If a flag is hoisted on a pole on land, the proper term is half-staff. If it is a flag raised on a ship, the correct term is, half-mast.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a soldier stand guards by day and night at Arlington National Cemetery

Memorial Day, is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is supposed to, honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Today, many people have forgotten this or have never known this and it has become something else. And sadly, there are those that do not care and may not ever care? How very sad and so very, very foolish are these whose breath and freedom has been provided by those who lived and died that they so dishonor! General Sherman of the Civil War said, “War is Hell!” Every soldier, from both the North and South, fought and died for FREEDOM, all politics aside!!

In 1966, the federal government declared Waterloo, New York, the official birthplace of Memorial Day. Waterloo—which had first celebrated the day on May 5, 1866—was chosen because it hosted an annual, community-wide event, during which businesses closed and residents decorated the graves of soldiers with flowers and flags.

Originally, this day was known as, Decoration Day. It was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, in his General Order No. 11. “The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he proclaimed. The date of Decoration Day, as he called it, was chosen because it wasn’t the anniversary of any particular battle.

On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and 5,000 participants decorated the graves of the 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there. Soldiers still decorate the graves here, every year, for the unknown soldier and for those who families cannot or will not. It is fitting that both those of the North and of the South are buried here because, WE the People are one people! Arlington Cemetery by the way, is on property that once belonged to General Robert E. Lee. The name Lee, is a namesake in our family. Our grandmother Laura Lee was named by her great-grandfather, who fought with General Lee and respected him greatly! Our sister was named, Carol Lee. Her daughter was named, Sierra Lee.

Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971.

Today, we have forgotten this history or have never been taught it. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials of their family and friends that may or may not have served in the military. Others hold family gatherings and participate in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer. Swimming pools often open up on Memorial Day and close on Labor Day. Many people just think of it as a three-day holiday. It has become a time for the gatherings of friends and family and backyard barbecues and picnics.  It is a time of ‘great deals’ for new car sales and sales for so many more ‘things.’ Then there is the matter of confusing this day with other holidays.

 

REMEMBER

VETERANS DAY

Veterans Day November 1, is an opportunity to publicly commemorate the contributions of living veterans. Every veteran has the right to a military funeral to include: an honor guard, the blowing of TAPS, their coffin draped with a flag of the United States of America and to have it properly folded by the honor guard into its triangular shape, representing the first patriots’ cocked three corner hat of 1776 and to have this presented to some loved one, “on behalf of a grateful nation.” 

ARMED FORCES DAY

Armed Forces Day, May 17 an opportunity to publicly commemorate the contributions of those presently serving in all branches of the military.

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MEMORIAL DAY

Memorial Day, May 30 (traditional), is a sacred day to all war veterans. It commemorates those who died while in service to their country or that died from wounds while in service to our country. My brother’s namesake, Richard, was an Air Force pilot in WW2. Neither his plane nor his body was every found. Memorial Day is for men and women like him. Like any veteran, these men and women have the rights to a military funeral with all the do respect, due them. America’s collective consciousness demands that all citizens be reminded of the deaths of their fellow countrymen during wartime or times of their sacrifice while in service to our nation. By honoring the nation’s war dead and those that died while in service, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice. All U.S. flags should be displayed at half-staff or half-mast during the morning hours. At noon, they should be raised back to full-staff or full-mast. Respectfully, the flag should be taken down at sunset and properly folded.

Note: “Half-staff,” Full-staff” or “Half-mast, Full-mast?” If a flag is hoisted on a pole on land, the proper term is half-staff or full-staff. If it is a flag raised on a ship, the correct term is, half-mast or full-staff.

This day is a sacred day to all veterans and to those serving. None of these never need, to be reminded of the reason that Memorial Day must be commemorated!

Far too often, the nation as a whole, takes for granted the freedoms all Americans enjoy and those that have made and will make it still possible! Those freedoms were paid for, or will be, by the ultimate sacrifice with the lives of others, few of us actually knew or will ever know. That’s why they are all collectively remembered on one special day.

Memorial Day should be regarded as a civic obligation. For this is a national debt that can only be truly repaid by individual Americans. By honoring the nation’s dead that died in service to our country, we preserve their memory and thus their service and sacrifice in the memories of future generations. For by them are we here! There is no greater example of love, commitment and dedication, for they gave and will freely give their lives to something far greater, than their own lives!

“Greater love hath no man [or woman] than this, that a man [or woman] lay down his life for his  [or theirfriends [and family and all others of our nation].”

John 15:13,King James Version (KJV)

They came; they will come, from all walks of life and regions of the country. But they all had and will have, one thing in common—love of and loyalty to country. This bond cemented and cements ties between them in times of trials, allowing a diverse lot of Americans to achieve monumental ends. They are the examples of what it means to be united, in the United States of America!

We remember the loss of loved ones, a sense of loss that takes group form. In essence, America is commemorating those who made the greatest sacrifice possible—giving one’s own life on behalf of others.

Nothing infuriates me more than the ignorance of flag burners. Not only do they not understand the purpose of Our Republic, and trample upon it, spit on it and burn it, they take these flags from those whose honor it is, to have their coffins draped by their Mother country, for whom they have freely given their all, to all and to even for those that burn their palls.

Perhaps those that disrespect, would be interested in knowing that if the government enforced our laws, they would be in violation of the U.S. Flag Code and subject to penalties. For more information on the flag code see: Flag This (an update)

Note: A pall (also called mortcloth) is a cloth (or flag) that covers a casket or coffin at funerals. The word comes from the Latin pallium (cloak).

Each year, members of the military have the honor of placing flags at the graves of every soldier buried, in Arlington National Cemetery. Soldiers understand and take this day and the words of JFK seriously. President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”

This year marks the 72nd year since the Normandy Invasion.

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Normandy Then & Now (click to enlarge)

The picture above is extraordinary! Two actual photographs were merged together to make it.  It is ‘D-Day’ in Normandy. It is the Landing of US troops on Omaha beach. The Black and white photo portion is from June 6th 1944; colour from 2010. Many lost their lives the day this was taken or shortly after. Most have since died. The rest will soon pass away. Our family honors two family friends (Joe & Don) that participated in the Normandy Invasion. They are honored to personally participate in the memorial in Normandy, France, on this seventy-second commemoration. They are just two of the few still alive from their ship, the USS DD603 Murphy, which participated in the Normandy Invasion. Though we may not know or remember those in this picture, they have all lived and died or will one day, for FREEDOM! They cannot and must not be forgotten! REMEMBER!

I am posting this with the hope that as many people as possible will see it, share it, learn from it and DO IT! Enjoy your long holiday. Enjoy your times together as family and friends. Enjoy your rest. Enjoy your barbecues, parades and picnics. I hope you find and make ‘great deals’ during this three-day weekend. Enjoy decorating the graves of your loved ones. But on Memorial Day, May the 30th, remember what it is REALLY for and for WHOM! Flags In! Flags in for their courage! Flags in for the cause! Flags in for the freedom! I will, REMEMBER!

“This weekend we honor those who gave it all to their country and then some. It amazes me often how men and women find the courage to put on the uniform and wear their patriotism freely and honorably. It also reminds me of what Nathan Hale said one time, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” The heroes of this country deserve a day to be celebrated and reflected upon, but not mourned. I conclude this post with a great quote from General George S. Patton, “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.””

excerpt from the words of a living Army veteran: Chuck Mcmillen

 

1 of We,

Dahni

Appearances

April 23, 2015

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What do you get when you pair two lawyers (one a Rhodes Scholar) with Uranium?

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“The headline on the website Pravda trumpeted President Vladimir V. Putin’s latest coup, its nationalistic fervor recalling an era when its precursor served as the official mouthpiece of the Kremlin: “Russian Nuclear Energy Conquers the World.” 

“The article, in January 2013, detailed how the Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, had taken over a Canadian company with uranium-mining stakes stretching from Central Asia to the American West. The deal made Rosatom one of the world’s largest uranium producers and brought Mr. Putin closer to his goal of controlling much of the global uranium supply chain.” 

“But the untold story behind that story is one that involves not just the Russian president, but also a former American president and a woman who would like to be the next one.

At the heart of the tale are several men, leaders of the Canadian mining industry, who have been major donors to the charitable endeavors of former President Bill Clinton and his family. Members of that group built, financed and eventually sold off to the Russians a company that would become known as Uranium One.” 

“Beyond mines in Kazakhstan that are among the most lucrative in the world, the sale gave the Russians control of one-fifth of all uranium production capacity in the United States. Since uranium is considered a strategic asset, with implications for national security, the deal had to be approved by a committee composed of representatives from a number of United States government agencies. Among the agencies that eventually signed off was the State Department, then headed by Mr. Clinton’s wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton.” 

“As the Russians gradually assumed control of Uranium One in three separate transactions from 2009 to 2013, Canadian records show, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation. Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million. Those contributions were not publicly disclosed by the Clintons, despite an agreement Mrs. Clinton had struck with the Obama White House to publicly identify all donors. Other people with ties to the company made donations as well.” 

“And shortly after the Russians announced their intention to acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received $500,000 for a Moscow speech from a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.”

excerpts from: The NY Times article by By JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE, APRIL 23, 2015 – http://goo.gl/j2phCF

 

It’s all perfectly legal? Nothing New Here? Move along!

The Star Spangled Banner

March 3, 2015

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Today in history

 

StarSpangledBannerIn 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote new words for a well-known drinking song, “To Anacreon in Heaven,” to celebrate America’s recent victory over the British. However, only in 1931, following a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress, was a law finally signed proclaiming “The Star Spangled Banner” to be the national anthem of the United States.

On March 3, 1961, ‘The Star Spangled Banner, became the national anthem of the United States of America. “The Star-Spangled Banner” was recognized for official use first, by the U.S. Navy in 1889 and by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. It took a twenty-year effort during which more than forty bills and joint resolutions were introduced in Congress. Finally, it became law and the national anthem by, a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. § 301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.

The lyrics come from “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in the Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.

The poem was set to the tune of a popular British ‘drinking’ song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men’s social club in London. “To Anacreon in Heaven” (or “The Anacreontic Song”), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key’s poem and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner”, it would soon become a well-known American patriotic song.

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With a range of one octave and one fifth (a semitone more than an octave and a half), it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.