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Comfort Yourselves

July 12, 2020

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Comfort Yourselves

By Dahni
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“Comfort Yourselves?” Yes, this is the purpose of this post that you and I can “Comfort Ourselves”, but…

…But sometimes, before I can tell you what I want to tell you and then tell you and then, tell you what I told you (repetition is important), something has to come first. Sometimes, the crap or the cobwebs have to be cleared out, before anything else can be communicated. Such is our times.

Thirteen, the number 13, freaks people out because, they are superstitious. Some buildings don’t have a thirteenth floor. How stupid is it to have 13 floors in a building, but avoid calling it the 13th floor and instead calling it the 14th floor? If my math is correct (not the new modern core), the building would still have thirteen floors.

Oh, there is even a name for this phobia, often combining the number 13 with Friday, or Friday the 13th.

Fear of the number 13: A morbid fear of the number 13.

“Also known as triskaidekaphobia. Written reference to the superstitious fear of the number thirteen dates to the late 1800s. Its origin is conjectural (a matter of guesswork). The term triskaidekaphobia first appeared in the early 1900s. It was derived from treiskaideka, the Greek word for thirteen + phobia, fear of = a fear of thirteen.”

Excerpt from a medical definition https://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20284

Not me! I ain’t afraid of no thirteen!  🙂

I am OK with thirteen and I was born on the 13th day. I do not consider 13 to be unlucky or that I am unlucky because, I was born on that day. Actually, I’m kind of glad I was born!

Numbers in scripture or biblical numerology, have two definitions, for the number 13. It can be apostasy (a falling away), but it is also used as atonement or what I like to think of as, at-one-ment. That reminds me of words like unity and united and that’s what the thirteen colonies were endeavoring to do, unify, be united.

“By signing the Declaration of Independence, the delegates were putting their lives on the line. If they were to lose the war for independence, then the British government would execute them in a very painful and nasty way. Thus, although we do not know if Benjamin Franklin actually said, “we must all hang together, or … we shall all hang separately,” it is likely that that idea, was in the minds of the delegates that day in July of 1776.”

Excerpt from: https://www.historycentral.com/Revolt/stories/Hang.html

Still, doubting the possibility of succeeding and knowing the likely consequences of signing that document, they pledged to each other and to their “cause”, their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. Today, many people can’t even pledge allegiance to the symbol of what they secured for their posterity (you and I), expect everything to be given to them from the womb to the tomb, and neither have any sacred honor nor know what that is.

But the circle of stars represented their togetherness, a united front, a unity of purpose. A five-pointed star represented each colony. Five, biblically means, “grace and miracles”. It was certainly by grace and miracles, that they won their independence against the greatest military force on land and at sea in the world in the day. They knew that they really did not stand even a slim chance of success!

Stars represent heaven.

The blue background was symbolic of a new continent, a new country, independence, freedom to think, speak, choose and act.

The red stripes represent life and even blood, for the life of the flesh is in the blood.

The white stripes represent heaven again, purity, the reliance on divine providence, Liberty— “the emancipation from bondage.” Every man, woman and child of the 13 colonies, were all subjects to the King of England and all their property and possessions, were owned by the King. They were all slaves! That’s what Liberty is for, “the emancipation from bondage.”

“Now the Lord is that Spirit: and “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

II Corinthians 3:17 King James Version (KJV)

With just three colors (red, white and blue), and the 13 stars and the 13 stripes, this flag and all our subsequent flags (adding new states to our present number of fifty), represent and are symbolic of, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! It is Liberty which makes both Life and the Pursuit of Happiness, possible. And thirteen is the number for atonement (at-one-ment), Unity of Purpose, those United Colonies, those United original thirteen States, and these today, The United States of America.

But this is not what some people think and believe, when they see a flag, with thirteen stars. The current trend is, it is a symbol of the times of slavery. This flag offends some people. To be honest, many of the same people are offended by any display of the flag of the USA. Well, if a flag can offend them, can’t I be offended that they are offended? It is a free country. I am offended, and I am offended by stupidity and ignorance! I hold parents and guardians, educators and what I refer to as the mass hysteria (mass media), for perpetuating such stupidity and ignorance! But ultimately, every individual is still responsible, for their every word and all their deeds.

The US flag does NOT represent slavery, that’s in your head, if this is what you think. It is not a racist symbol. You would be more of a racist if you think it is, racist. Was there slavery in the 1700’s, when this flag with 13 stars was first sewn and used to represent the original thirteen colonies?

Was there slavery at the time this flag was first sewn and flown? Yes! Were they then or are WE now perfect or was it in “order to form a more perfect union?” I have already told you what this flag and our present flag represents. I will write it again— Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!

You can “comfort yourselves” with these truths.

A fact is, there were once 13 colonies. Another fact is, those 13 colonies became, the original first 13 states. Another fact is, right now, there are 50 states. Those are facts. They are NOT truths, what is true or the truth.

Then or now, this flag still represents the truths, what is true, the truth that all are created equal, that they are all endowed by their creator with certain unalienable (rights which can’t be bought, sold, traded, bartered, forfeited, seized or taken), and that among those rights are: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!

I can’t help you if you are stupid and want to remain stupid. But I can help you if you are ignorant. I just did. You cannot hide behind ignorance anymore or pretend that you didn’t know. If you believe me, then your can “comfort yourselves!” If you don’t believe me (and I hope you don’t), I hope you have the intellectual curiosity and look these things up for yourselves, for you!

May we move on now to “Comfort Yourselves?” Moving on.

Many people are now concerned, full of anxiety, trepidation and maybe are afraid that this nation is not gonna’ last much longer. Pandemics, riots, murder, violence, oppression, information overload, injustice, fake news, conspiracies and theories, censure and on and on, are straining the seams of the very flag, which represents this republic. Are our times any different than at any time in past? I don’t believe so. Just because these things are happening, should we throw out the dirty baby (our flag, our republic), with the dirty bathwater (filthy words and deeds)? Of course not! Remember, “In order to form a more perfect union?” It never was perfect, it is not now perfect and it never will be perfect. It is in constant motion forward, like our flag waving in the breeze. It is our goal. It is to move forward, not to retreat. It is to progress. I for one am not concerned, full of anxiety, trepidation or fear about the future of our nation, our republic!!! Why? Or why not? I believe in 13!

Comfort Yourselves!

I just keep thinking 13, thirteen colonies. Only about 13% of the population fought against England and often against their own families and friends. Most were just common folk, farmers, undisciplined, and untrained, alcoholics, drug addicts and yes, even dark skinned slaves, some that freely chose, to be involved! Think about that! Out of every hundred people, only 13 fought against a vastly superior force that often outnumbered them. The thirteen fought an enemy where often your own friends and family that either would not help in the least or turn you in or kill you if they could. And even though slaves may have not been numbered among the population, those 13 fought for them as well. What do you suppose would have happened to the slaves had the 13 lost? What were the British doing with slaves they brought and caught? They purposely and intentionally infected many with smallpox and used them as biological weapons, to contaminate and kill whole communities, whenever and wherever possible. Who brought the slaves to the colonies in the first place? But in the end, you can’t steal, kill and destroy an idea, whose time has come! It’s time had come!

You can’t steal, kill and destroy an idea, whose time has come!

I am confident, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, will not be undone! It only took about 13 to secure it. It only takes about 13 to keep it! I’m in! Are you in? If so, that makes 12. There are more, more than enough out there!

Fire burns. Fire also purifies! One can spit on our flag, tear it down and burn it up, but you or no one can steal, kill and destroy the truths that our flag, this nation, this republic is for— Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!

I am confident, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness will not be undone! 

I count myself as one of the 13. I’m still here. I’m still breathing. Comfort Yourselves!

Dahni,

1 of WE

 

 

 

 

Tearing Down Liberty?

June 29, 2020

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Tearing Down Liberty?

By Dahni
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Before you tear down Liberty, you should know what she stands for; what she strides for. If you are a supporter of or a participant in protests erroneously so-called, the words “tear down Liberty”, should shock you to the core! Think about those words. Having the liberty, to tear down liberty?

“Before you tear down Liberty, you should know what she stands for; what she strides for.”
-dahni-

I can think of no greater example, anything clearer and so familiar, than the Statue of Liberty, in New York City Harbor.

In our country, there were two revolutions. One in 1776, was to prove to the then powers that were that all are created equal and righted with Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. In 1861, it was to put these universal truths into practice. We may be on the verge of a third revolution, to determine like president Abraham Lincoln wrote in the Gettysburg Address, whether or not “…of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” IF, “…any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure.”

When the once defeated Continental Army were run out of Philadelphia by the British, they would have only needed to follow the bloody footprints left by feet in the snow by Washington’s troops that walked barefooted or with rags wrapped around their feet, to have ended that first revolution. But emerging from the cold and devastating winter of Valley Forge, the same British soldiers could not believe these were the same, they had so easily defeated in Philadelphia. But the Continental Army defeated the British in Yorktown, and General Cornwallis through his emissary, offered his sword and surrendered. But it was the French fleet in the harbor, which prevented the British from escape, the essence of the end, of the American Revolution.

By 1865, the second American Revolution had ended with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting slavery, anywhere in the United States of America. Inspired by this, a French man held a dinner party with guests including a sculptor. The topic of conversation was the inspiration from America which inspired the French Revolution against Napoleon Bonaparte. Talk centered on the historic ties and love of liberty the two nations had in common. There was “a genuine flow of sympathy,” between France and America, “the two sisters.” as Laboulaye noted. Laboulaye commented in light of our centennial, just 11 years hence:

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if people in France gave the United States
a great monument as a lasting memorial to independence
and thereby showed that the French government
was also dedicated to the idea of human liberty?”

Auguste Bartholdi was the sculptor attending that dinner party.

Bartholdi was a small man in comparison to his vision. He had wanted to build a great statue as a lighthouse. He had wanted to do this work in conjunction of the opening of the Suez Canal. He envisioned a young dark skinned peasant woman with her face covered, indicative of the religion of Islam.

The statue would recall the pharaonic Lighthouse of Alexandria, another of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and in appearance drew heavily on yet another ancient “wonder” – the Colossus of Rhodes, which in tradition appears carrying a flame, thought to serve as a beacon. Her motto was to be, “Egypt (or Progress) Carrying the Light to Asia.” The project was never realized, as there just was not enough money to it.

Bartholdi was inspired again, for such a work, for the work, for the United States. He had wanted its dedication to coincide with our centennial in 1876. An organization was formed to coordinate funding for France in giving the statue to the United States and the United States in funding her base and pedestal. Sketches and perhaps small bronze statues exist which originally offered the visage of a young dark-skinned woman with broken shackles on her hands and feet, but was abandoned as it was considered too offensive and too painful a reminder. She would be more akin to the ancient Greek and Roman goddesses like Libertas the goddess over freeing of the slaves and the oppressed. Columbia, the goddess-like personification of the United States, beginning around 1738 would be its other half, symbolically.

The author’s words were inscribed on a bronze plate, “The New Colossus”, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus. She wrote it to try and help raise funds for the base and its pedestal. But funds were not forthcoming.

Congress failed to approve any further funding. What had been raised had already been spent, and the work had not begun. The president vetoed the project. The governor of New York vetoed funding it. The wealthy gave little to nothing and said nothing. The public was apathetic to the whole idea. Many said, “let New York fund it.” But it was never intended to belong to New York or any state, but all of the United States. The land upon which it was to be built, was approved by General Sherman and belonged to the federal government, the people of the United States. But due to lack of funding and lack of public interest, it almost never came to be.

A Hungarian immigrant, had fought in the War among the States, then became a journalist and rose to become a newspaper publisher. His namesake was, ‘The St. Louis Post Dispatch’. He bought another paper and decided to name it, ‘The World’ hoping to appeal to the common masses. He decided to use this paper to try and fund ‘The Statue’. He promised to publish every name that donated and to shame the wealthy and the elite that would not. Grandmas sent in dollar bills and children broke into their piggy banks and sent in pennies. The funds were raised. The base and pedestal was constructed. France shipped ‘The Statue’ over in many crates. It was assembled and Lady Liberty, was placed upon her pedestal.

In a copper box within the cornerstone, there was enclosed:

• a copy of the United States Constitution
• George Washington’s Farewell Address
• twenty bronze medals of Presidents up through Chester A. Arthur [including Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Johnson and Garfield, who were all Freemasons]
• copies of New York City newspapers
• a portrait of Bartholdi
• a copy of ‘Poem on Liberty’ by E. R. Johnes
• a list on parchment, of the Grand Lodge officers.

By traditional ceremony, the cornerstone was then tested and being found, square, level and plumb, the Deputy Grand Master completed the work by applying the mortar and by having the stone lowered firmly into place. The Grand Master then struck three blows with the gavel and declared the stone duly laid. The elements of consecration, corn, wine and oil, were next presented. The corn is poured as an emblem of nourishment and abundance; the wine as an emblem of refreshment, comfort and hospitality and the oil as an emblem of light, joy, happiness, comfort and anointing.The cornerstone of the pedestal was completed, August 5, 1884. Another plaque was placed at the cornerstone ascribed and attested by the Grand Mason that sealed it and to the distinguished quests and peoples represented on this historic day.

The namesake of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Pulitzer should be posthumously awarded a medal, “For Distinguished and Meritorious Public Service.” It was he and his papers that had raised the necessary funds in order for ’The Statue’, to have been completed.

“Liberty Enlightening the World” was dedicated, October 28th, 1886.

• Her 7 spires of her radiate crown- the seven continents of earth and the seven seas which connect them all to together and could bring them to the shores of Liberty.
• Her torch, held aloft by her outstretched right arm- “Liberty Enlightening the World”, the light of knowledge, a beacon in the darkness to all that would desired to be free,  come, come!
• Her face- is perhaps a composite of the sculptor’s mother and a model he would later marry? But a combination of the beauty and gentleness of a woman and the sternness and potential for wrath, should any enemy from without or from within, threaten any of her children, any one of us, WE the People! And as a woman, it is prophetic in a sense of the woman’s right to vote, more progress, in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.
• Her left arm holds a document- wherein is ascribed July 4th, followed by the Roman Numerals for the year, 1776, when the ideas of all are created equal and all are endowed by their creator with such rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, were written into the Constitution and became the Law of the Land.
• Her stola or toga- our republic similar, to the republic of ancient Rome.
• Her left foot- tramples the broken chains of slavery, bondage and oppression.
• Her right foot- in mid stride is not stationary. It is progress. She is ever moving until, all that want to be free, are free!

Now in 2020, perhaps we are in or on the verge of a third revolution? If you support those that in the name of justice and protest, who by liberty tear down liberty in the looting, defacing and destruction of private and public property, assault and bodily harm, then you are in support of criminal acts, criminal if not of law, then at least of humanity.

If you are a participant that in the name of justice and protest, who by liberty tear down liberty in the looting, defacing and destruction of private and public property, assault and bodily harm, you are a criminal if not of law, then at least of humanity.

By liberty, if you tear down liberty, with the proposition of erasing all offending history, you are plunging yourselves and attempting to draw others, back into the darkness from which we rose and some are still trying to rise from. The opposite of all of this is, to educate, which is, to lead out of darkness and into the light of the liberty, you say you are seeking. To support or to tear down liberty is, to tear down Liberty.

What she stands for; what she strides for

This post also appears on an associative blog, ‘Our Lady Liberty’. Here here are a couple of links to two posts you might enjoy pertaining to this subject and containing more detail:

https://wp.me/pyrh7-Y
https://wp.me/pyrh7-1D

 

Dahni,

1 of WE

 

 

 

 

Equality or Liberty?

August 10, 2019

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Equality or Liberty?

By Dahni
© 2019, all rights reserved

One word, defines today’s democrat party and two words, just two words show, the divide and separation of WE the People of, The United States of America. 🇺🇸 Whereas the one cries out for Equality, the other fights for Liberty!

Equality?

Liberty?

No two solids can occupy the same space at the same time. With every force there is an “equal” and opposite force. Equality is a force! Liberty is a force! There is no middle ground! Chose one or the other! Make up your own mind!

“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

The Bible, the book of Revelation 3:16, King James Version (KJV)

Make up your own mind!

Yes, it would be almost far better to be extreme left or extreme right than to be in the middle, basically doing nothing, standing for nothing and essentially falling for everything, standing your political sinking sand ground because, you only agree with those that agree with you or you don’t want to offend anyone! No one can always agree with any other, all the time. No one can always never be offensive to everyone, all the time! Make up your own mind!

“…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

The Bible, the book of Joshua 24:15b, KJV

Make up your own mind!

“No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he [or she] will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.”

The Bible, the book of Luke 16:13, KJV

Make up your own mind!

“And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.”

The Bible, the book of Mark 4:19, KJV

Make up your own mind!

To be equal, all must be equal!

Now this rainbow flag can mean different things to different people. Did you catch that boldface word, “different”? To some, it represents the ‘Rainbow Coalition’ which started in Chicago, IL in the late 1960’s –  early 1970’s, by Fred Hampton, a Black Panther activist. Today, in the 21st Century, it represents all the “different” groups, people and races etc. So if all are equal (or should be equal), why are there so many “different” differences among us?

About the same time as above, in Manhattan, NY and San Francisco, CA “Gay Pride”, to fight for the rights of now, the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender), began. So, this group adopted (took over), the word “gay’ and the rainbow flag. If all are the same or equal, why are there, “different” names? It should be noted that the word “gay”, originally just meant something entirely “different”, than what it means or is associated with today, in the 21st Century. It should also be noted that their members are technically, all homosexuals. The root word “homo”, means the  “same” as in, same sex. They (of the same sex), cannot reproduce! Life is not fair! It is not equal! WE are all, not the same!

Still to others, the rainbow flag just represents, a rainbow. One source of light with “different colors”.

Equality presupposes that everything and everyone is (or should be), equal. Now without judging whether equality is right or wrong; true or false, consider if it was true. What if it was accomplished? Imagine equality was a reality and all were on a level playing field, all were the same? To do so would mean the seizure or forfeiture of the “haves”, to supply the needs and likely, the wants (at least many of them), of the “have-nots”! To do so would mean the seizure or forfeiture of the individual, their unique characteristics which make us all different. Neither of these surrenders or seizures is, Equality or Liberty! Life is not fair! It is not equal! WE are all, not the same!

Make up your own mind!

To be equal, each must be equal in all things!

Equality among men and women? Are you kidding me? How is this even a possible, for ANYONE to think about it or consider it? The differences are obvious are they not? Oh sure, I do believe it is possible that a woman (women), may or are, capable of doing anything physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually that a man can do! But this still does not make men and women equal! Why or why not? Well, there is at least one point of difference between them that makes men and women unequal. As a matter of fact, this one thing may make it a point of superiority. The edge goes to women!! Why? Men cannot give birth!  Hello, we are not all equal or the same! Life is not fair! It is not equal! WE are all, not the same!

Make up your own mind!

What if the beacon of freedom, of freedom itself, welcoming the “teeming masses, yearning to be free”, was called, ‘The Statue of Equality’?

All and all things, were not equal on, July 4th, 1776!

Make up your own mind!

Equality or Liberty?

Can you imagine Patrick Henry saying, “Give me [equality] or give me death!”? Or how about Paul Revere crying aloud, “To arms, to arms, the [Equals] are coming!”? Or how about our founders signing, ‘The Declaration of [Equality]’? To force equality (not everything or everyone is or ever will be equal in this life), is NOT the purpose of liberty! 🗽 But if WE could or if it were possible, how could WE as a people, ever aspire to equality, without Liberty?! 🗽 Can you imagine the Bible, the scriptures, God having written, “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is [equality].”? – II Corinthians 3:17b, KJV. Life is not fair! It is not equal! WE are all, not the same!

Make up your own mind!

But in all the words above, all the edited quotes above, all actually used the word, “Liberty”! Independence, as in the ‘Declaration of Independence’, implies freedom and interdependence (the free choice to unify and to individually and collectively, mutually depend upon one another). That is, Liberty!

Make up your own mind!

“In God We Trust” in, Liberty!

Equality among so fragile, diverse, infallible, mortal and corrupt (though humane), humanity is, impossible and therefore, it is unequal! It is, inequality! But even if it were possible, it is dependent on, Liberty!!

Life, and the pursuit of happiness are, each dependent on Liberty! Where there is no Liberty to live or the Liberty to pursue Your own happiness, this is inequality, for there is no Liberty!

This the a symbol of Liberty!

 

Liberty stands upon a foundation of Liberty and holds her beacon to show the way to those yearning to be free! This is, Liberty!

Make up your own mind!

 

1 of WE,

 

Immigration

July 31, 2019

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Immigration

By Dahni
© 2019, all rights reserved

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,

 

Independence Day

July 4, 2019

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Independence Day

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

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

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

On this Day in History-

July 4. 1776

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your obedient Servant


A. Lincoln

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Your devoted and co-equal compatriot,

Dahni

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

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

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

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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

March 26, 2019

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Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

By Dahni
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The Mueller Report, no matter what it contains or what is released to the public, should be rejected by all, for it is, “Fruit of the poisonous tree.”•

•source link: Cornell Law

“Fruit of the Poisonous Tree” Legal Doctrine

“The exclusionary rule mandates that evidence obtained from an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation must be excluded from trial. Under the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine, the evidence is also excluded from trial if it was gained through evidence uncovered in an illegal arrest, unreasonable search, or coercive interrogation.”

source: legal-dictionary thefreedictionary.com

Perhaps another legal doctrine may be familiar and similar to you, your Miranda Rights.

“Miranda Rights are named after the landmark US Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. Ernesto Miranda was arrested for stealing $8.00 from an Arizona bank worker. After two hours of questioning, Miranda confessed not only to the robbery, but also to kidnapping and rape. When he was brought in for questioning, he was never told that he did not have to speak to police, or that he could consult with a lawyer; he simply confessed to the crimes. He was found guilty.”

“Miranda’s conviction was appealed to the United States Supreme Court. The Justices ruled that the statements Miranda made to the police could not be used as evidence against him because, he had not been advised of his Constitutional rights. Since this decision, police are required to recite the Miranda warning to suspects before, any questioning is conducted.”

“The Miranda case did not establish new rights, but rather instituted further protection of Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights.”

source: Legalzoom.com

WOW, from a known criminal and for an initial charge of just $8.00 theft, but who also confessed to kidnapping and rape, we have this namesake legal doctrine of Miranda Rights! What happened to him?

“Ernesto Miranda did, indeed, get a new trial based on the Supreme Court ruling, and his original confession was thrown out. However, based on the evidence, Miranda was again convicted of kidnapping and rape, and served 11 years in prison before being paroled in 1972. In 1976 at the age of 34, Miranda was stabbed to death in a barroom brawl. Police arrested a suspect in the killing who, after choosing to exercise his Miranda Right to remain silent, was released without being charged for the crime.”

source: Legalzoom.com

Now don’t you wonder how the prosecution ever knew about “evidence” to look for in this second case? I do. Technically, Miranda should have only been charged and convicted, for the initial crime and charge of $8.00 in theft!

Exceptions (loopholes) to the Miranda Rights? But of course (sarcasm). Each state must follow the four points, but each state writes their own rules, for applying them. One exception is…

“We have no way of giving you a lawyer, but one will be appointed for you, if you wish, if and when you go to court.”

used by:  Some police departments in Indiana, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Alaska

In other words, we are not going to pay for your attorney, you the interrogated or charged are. We will appoint one (our choice as to which one), IF you wish and IF you go to court. This exception gets the taxpayer off the hook and it’s good for lawyers that are are all generally paid, win or lose. And it could be good for the prosecution too.

Unfortunately, for certain people, these two legal doctrines (Miranda Rights and Fruit of the Poisonous Tree), though designed to protect individual rights, have exceptions (loopholes). Law, which is supposed to protect the law-abiding and punish the lawless, is so constructed that often the lines between guilt and innocence are blurred. Exceptions (interpretation of law), are often just a tool of government, to circumvent constitutional rights or to shield and/or justify its own actions. In other words, if it is in the government’s best interest with exceptions, it can interpret the law and seize constitutional rights, as if it is their property or not prosecute at all, if it is one of their own or not in their interest. Does a counterintelligence, an FBI investigation or did Mueller’s investigation, support or seize the individual’s rights? There can be no silence or opposing counsel to help those being questioned, by the government and this should be illegal! Neither is it legal to require sworn testimony of some, but not of others. These exceptions to the law, makes law, useless in our Republic!

The special counsel (Mueller Investigation), was begun without legal precedent. It only had the appearance of being legal. It never met the legal requirements, for a special counsel to operate. It only had the appearance of a legal operation. The named individuals on the counsel were openly and blatantly chosen, despite bias, partisan politics and many of its lawyers conflicted or known to have corrupt practices of their own. There is simply no way this counsel could muster public trust and is but “fruit from the poisonous tree.” It was hidden from the public, it was empowered to serve. The scope of its power, its tactics, its randomly veering off its mandate (at its own discretion), its refusal to release certain information and it leaked information as it suited them while ruining lives. And it prevented even Congress charged with judicial oversight and other investigators from interviewing potential witnesses and documents non-redacted, keeping it to themselves and secret, all in the name of national security or not compromising an on-going investigation. Charged to look into one thing, they looked into many other things. This is just, “fruit from the poisonous tree.”

Some of the “fruit of the Poisonous Tree”

However, after nearly two years, countless hours of investigating companies, countries, private individuals and public officials; after the near constant media and public distraction, all who waited in mistrust and fear or waiting with bated breath, for the release of what many already believed was true, before it even began, it has been released to the Attorney General (AG). After untold millions of dollars paid for by the United States Taxpayer, The Confidential Mueller was ended.

By law, it has been delivered to the deputy attorney general, who authorized the investigation. The investigation was to determine whether or not, the Russian government, working with certain US citizens colluded with and conspired with, to influence the 2016 presidential election. By law, the deputy attorney general immediately delivered this report to the US Attorney General. By law, the AG immediately delivered a letter to the Chairman and ranking member of the House of Representatives, Judicial Committee, and the Chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judicial Committee. And the same he released to the public. By law, all were notified that the AG was in receipt of the Confidential Mueller Report and that:

1. The investigation had ended and no new indictments would be coming or are left hidden.
2. More information to these individuals of the two judicial committees was promised to be forthcoming and perhaps as early as, the following weekend.

The above, by law, and as promised, more information was delivered by the AG (signed by both the AG and the deputy AG), to the specific four members of Congress and simultaneously to the public.

This summation stated:

1. No collusion or conspiracy was found
2. The AG and deputy AG concurred, there is no sufficient evidence to pursue obstruction of justice

But this summation by law, is not good enough for many and they clamor loudly, daily and incessantly, for the release of the full report and all documents, which were used to make up the Mueller Report. Without the patience, for the release of as much as possible and as promised, foolishly and ignorantly they are distrusting the integrity of the AG, and in essence, are inciting him to break the law and to commit perhaps multiple felonies, in releasing information which may contain:

  1. sealed Grand Jury information
  2. classified information
  3. presidential privileged information

The damage already done to our Republic is so great, as it is now, it will take a long time to repair it!

Though the length of this investigation is not the longest one on record, but because of its almost endless and daily coverage by most of all media, blinding our eyes with it and blaring it in our ears daily, it certainly seemed like it was! For no other reason, I am relived, it is now over!

I am relieved…

…not to rejoice in the vindication of the president and anyone associated with him.

I am relived…

…not to criticize, condemn or complain about anyone whose expectation was that collusion, conspiracy and/or obstruction of justice, justified this investigation.

I am relived…

…I am just relived that no foreign power colluded, conspired and obstructed justice, to interfere with, the 2016 presidential election of, WE the People!

It would be apropos if WE the People could now focus our efforts upon matters of great importance to the Republic of, The United States of America, But this report, no matter what it concludes and whatever is released to the public is, but “fruit from the poisonous tree.” It should be rejected by every individual in our Republic. One cannot obstruct justice from collusion/conspiracy, which does not exist. Sadly, I suppose, this is just the end of the beginning?

But just because someone (anyone), appears to be guilty or is made out to be guilty, charged as if they are guilty, and convicted in the court of public opinion, does not make it so. To usurp an individual’s (any individual citizen of the United States), constitutional rights is, “fruit of the poisonous tree!” Any results (consequences meted out), by anyone; from any such manner or method is, “fruit of the poisonous tree!” Perjury traps violate constitutional rights. Gather the evidence legally. Indict or charge. Convict or dismiss. Acquit, set free and make whole. There should never be an exception to anyone, for any reason or under any circumstance, for the use of, “fruit of the poisonous tree!” 

Anyone (any citizen), charged and found guilty, by way of “fruit from the poisonous tree,” should have all charges dismissed, their rights restored and restitution made to them, for any loss. Anyone that relies on or uses “fruit of the poisonous tree,” should suffer the consequences and/or be made to pay, for using “fruit of the poisonous tree.”

Without exception (without interpretation), I do not want the guilty to go free, but neither do I want the innocent to be bound due to, “fruit of the poisonous tree!”

The damage done to our Republic and to individuals these past several years is innumerable and not because of the doctrines to protect the individual’s (all individual citizens) rights. It is the exceptions (interpretations), in using, “fruit of the poisonous tree!”

November 8th, 2018

November 8, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All for one, one for all”!

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

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

In 1874, it became the official motto of Switzerland.

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

One for all, all for one”!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By the Authority Vested in Me—

Dahni

1 of WE

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

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

Tail of a Democrat

July 29, 2018

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By Dahni
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Maybe I spelt “Tail” wrong? Maybe I meant “tale”? Then again, perhaps it’s both?

My first political debate was not as a candidate for office, but on behalf of one, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It was not particularly eloquent. It was however, highly emotional and deeply passionate. I remember it like it was yesterday and verbatim – “Nixon is not very handsome, and Kennedy is!” I was only six years old. But we three kids were raised as Democrats. Mom and Dad were. Our grandparents on Mom’s side were Democrats. It seemed like everyone we knew were Democrats, except for our grandparents, our Father’s parents. They were Republicans.

Our Mom adored JFK! I believe for a while, she purposely had my hair cut and styled to look like his and thought I resembled him? I did have black hair. But I was, “no Jack Kennedy!”

In the 1988 VP Debate, Democrat Senator from Texas, Lloyd Bentsen, challenged his Republican opponent, Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana. Quayle was asked about his qualifications for the office he was seeking and IF, he should become president. Quayle responded in part by saying, “I have as much experience in the Congress as Jack Kennedy did when he sought the presidency. I will be prepared to deal with the people in the Bush administration, if that unfortunate event would ever occur.”

Bentsen quickly shot back to Quayle, “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”

These remarks were shortened and became food and fodder for the media and the Democrats and the brunt of jokes by many comedians, “…you’re no Jack Kennedy.” This became like a lexicon or political dictionary, as a way to deflate politicians or other individuals perceived as thinking too highly of themselves.

But Bush and Quayle became the next president and vice president of the United States. When this occurred, maybe Quayle should have told Bentsen, “I may not be like Jack Kennedy, but Senator, you’re no vice president” (and would never be).

My first presidential election that I was of age to cast my vote was, in 1976. The election year was pretty raucous and bewildering and especially it being, the 200th anniversary of the signing of Our, Declaration of Independence in, 1776. Most of US were still reeling over Nixon’s Watergate Scandal and his subsequent resignation or the likelihood that he would have been impeached by the House of Representatives and convicted in the Senate and removed from office. I for one, did not approve of his VP, Gerald Ford, after assuming office of president, pardoning Nixon and appointing Nelson Rockefeller as the new vice president. To think of Rockefeller being a heartbeat away from the presidency, was unimaginable to me! True to my Democratic roots, i was going to vote for a Democrat anyway, but which one? I can’t remember the 16 or 17 running for the Democrat party. I thought that hot mess was just as stupid and diminishing, as the Republican Party’s group in 2016! Is there something stupid and diminishing about election years that end in the number ‘6’? Is ‘6’ unlucky, ominous or the best WE can do with what’s available?

“Who is Jimmy Carter and what is he running for?” This was a popular and often used quote in the media and by his many opponents, of ALL parties. A hick, one-time peanut farmer from Georgia? I was akin to the South, but still a Midwesterner and of the ‘Show Me State’, a Missourian to be exact. You know, the home state of the guy that Dewey supposedly beat. You know, “Give em’ Hell Harry,” Harry Truman. So, Carter, whoever he was running against (16 or so), for his party’s nominee for president and however he did it, he did it! I had nothing to do with that because, I did not vote in the primary where I was registered to vote, I couldn’t. Why not? Well, in all my years of being allowed to vote, to this day, I have never been invited to join any party! I suppose even then, I must have been undesirable or deplorable. But to this point, I just assumed I was a democrat. I totally missed that whole party sign-up and register to vote, whole primary thing.

But Jimmy Carter was a democrat and so was I. He was running against Ford, a republican and I was not about to waste my first vote on him and his party that gave us Nixon! I liked to call him just, “Jimmy”, i don’t know why, other than that’s what he said, “Hi, I’m Jimmy Carter and I’m running for president.” He had a nice smile and piercing blue eyes. I think he must have reminded me of Pinocchio’s, Jimmy Cricket. I know, it’s Jiminy, but it sounded like Jimmy” to me.

Jimmy served in the military, the Navy, just like our Dad, so that was a plus. And do you recall those jokes, put-downs to be exact, about someone not being too bright, not a “rocket scientist,” or a “nuclear physicist”? Well, “Jimmy”, was pretty close to being a “nuclear physicist.” He worked with nuclear submarines, before he had to leave and take over the family peanut business. His IQ is reported to be way above a genius. That’s all good I thought.

Now Jimmy was wooing the Christians. I don’t think they were called ‘evangelicals’ at the time, just Christians. I was raised Presbyterian and it may have some Christian remnants, but to me in 1976, it was just another religion and I was a Christian. I thought Jimmy was too. He told everyone that he had a “born again” experience through his sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton, evangelist/tent revivalist/faith healer. At first I was thinking, “born again”, OK, works for me! Then he said, “I’ll never lie to you.” OK, I was in.

For a first time voter, at age twenty-three, 2 years short of having a fully developed and mature brain, I thought I made a pretty darn good decision [written while patting myself on the back]! As it turned out, my first-grade debate as a 6 year old kid, worked out better!

After my first-time vote, I found out some other stuff. Yep, Uh-Oh!

For one thing, I heard someplace that Ruth Carter Stapleton was considered the most powerful witch in the United States, in her time. True or not, it sure made me wonder, what kind of “born again” experience Jimmy had??? And Jimmy lied, often! Through Jimmy, I learned a new word “malaise” and our country seemed like it was in one. And for or a long time, one-term Jimmy had the un-distinction of being the worst president EVER (at least to that point).

Now a person doesn’t make a party, but does a party make a person? There’s lots’ of parties, but to be honest or practical, as it stands presently, there are only two that really matter. One person, either from one party or the other will be the next president. I almost voted for a third-party candidate one time, Ross Perot. My point is, I could relate to what Ronald Reagan once said, “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, they left me.” I have voted several times since Jimmy and I always try to vote for the best, but I have never voted for another Democrat, at least not for president!

Oh, I was a liberal, loved everyone mostly. I was a pacifist, I wanted to “make love not war.” Yes, I was a hippie or a “freak”, or a “flower child”, for a while. I didn’t care what someone’s skin color was, their sex, economic background, level of education or intellect, or their religion, only their character!

My favorite TV shows were ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘Leave it to Beaver’. My favorite political movie was, ‘Mr Smith goes to Washington’, starring another Jimmy, James Stewart. My other favorite (still is), ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, also with Jimmy (James). All these were the salt of the earth, the common folk, and simple things for simple people and idyllic like the little kid in me. Like the character George Bailey said in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, the common folk are the ones that do most of the paying, the living and the dying in this country!

Our first president, George Washington despised all political parties!! He saw them all as divisive, for their lust to get and keep power over our differences, instead of unifying by what we have in common. I don’t know who coined the following, but it fits here and I’m using it, “There’s not a dime’s difference”, among all the political parties!

Our Mother’s parents were of salt of the earth, among the common folk, from large farming families and neither went to college. They were Democrats. Our family of five were Democrats.

Our Father’s parents were both college grads. My grandmother came from wealth. My grandfather was involved with education most of his life, once as a superintendent of schools and he ended his career as a highly respected counselor at the college level. Both he and my grandmother were lifelong Republicans.

Now I can’t speak for our Mom and Dad or any of our grandparents, as they have all passed on. And I won’t speak, for my only brother or our only little sister, my wife or my/our friends. But I wonder if our grandparents with our last name, if alive today, would be voting Democrat? Would they be part of the elite class, the “for the people”, class, the con-job class that brought us everybody is a victim, social divide, and everyone that disagrees with them is a racist? Would they be among the party of political correctness and intolerance and only free if you think like me class? And just in case you think me biased, “Tricky Dick” (Richard), Nixon was a highly intelligent man like “Jimmy”! Is a high IQ a sign that one is corrupt and actually, a dumbass?

And as far as the rest of us, I wonder if we would all be voting Republican?

Everything sure seems different now? ‘The parties’, appear to have switched sides? Has everyone and everything changed?

For myself, this has been my TALE as a Democrat. I got tired of being involved with the TAIL, wagging the dog! Oh, and don’t think that the Republicans don’t want to “wag the dog” too! They just back down when accused of trying to! And this is the parties’ big con. They think “they”, the few, the elite, “the smart ones in charge”, are the tail that wags the dog.

I’m independent now (not the Independent Party or any other party)! Now, I can wag my own tail and Thimk’ for myself!

If you stop yelling at me, calling me names and quit trying to put me down, you will discover WE have a lot in common and WE could be best friends! I still have the heart of a liberal! But one has to have both an open mind and stand for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for everybody, to be a liberal! Does not the word “liberal” come from Liberty?!

So what? So what if anything is the solution? Why not educate Our-selves and Our children on what WE all are, a Republic, not a democracy of the smartest, richest, elitist, most votes and loudest voices that seek to end any debate?

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

Unknown spurious quote, falsely attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but it IS in line with his views on education

Here’s a quote I sort of made up—

Give me, the history of Our Republic and Liberty not the parties or wag the dog and it will die!

What’s your tale or tail?

Dahni
1 of WE

My Washington

July 20, 2018

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Not palatial towers
Etchings or engravings
Bronze or marble statues, marble or granite monuments
Gold and gilded
Not tapestries or fine oil paintings
Not the US Capitol
Not the White House
Not the US Supreme Court
Not the Ladies, Columbia, Liberty or Justice
Not ancient histories
Not current and 200 and more years of history
Not the thinker, Benjamin Franklin
Not the eloquent writer, Thomas Jefferson
Not the Statesman, John Adams
Not Thomas Payne
Not Patrick Henry
Not Betsy Ross or all the GREAT women that
made it possible
Not Paul Revere or John Hancock
Not the father of the Constitution,
James Madison
Not the National Archives which hold the
original works of an iron pen:

The Declaration of Independence
The Articles of Confederation
The United States Constitution

Not the Republic on which it still stands
Not the Flag or National Anthem
Not the highly educated or the elite
Not those particularly eloquent
Not the greatest general or tactician

But unlike all the rest and those above and even though many pledged their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor, most went home to their families and lives. My Washington did not!

He reluctantly accepted his call to command the Continental Army, with the caveat that he was most probably, not the best person for the task.

He thought often, that he would die in battle, be captured and executed for treason against the king of England. He also thought he would likely lose his beloved estate at Mt. Vernon, confiscated by England. His greatest fear was to fail! Yet despite all these realistic, plausible and possible consequences, he wrote often in his journal and capitalized the word, the Cause, was worth all!

He did not lose his life, but was constantly aware that at any moment, a single bullet could end his life just as easily as those he saw die, right next to him. In one single battle, he had two horses shot out from under him and at the end of the same battle, he had four holes in his coat, where bullets had passed through and yet he was unharmed. He used the word “providence” and believed in it. Today, many use this word and think its meaning is, is being. fortunate or having good luck. But in his day, My Washington understood it to mean, “in the presence of God”! His often escaping unharmed, strengthened his belief that his life was being spared, for some greater purpose.

He did not lose his beloved Mt. Vernon, but it would be almost 16 years before he could spend much time there.

He was not a brilliant tactician nor infallible. He failed often. His troops were composed of ignorant, unlearned, inexperienced, ill-equipped, and undisciplined non-soldiers. Many poor, drunks, and slaves, mostly the “deplorables” of Virginia and others, from the other 12, rag-tag colonies, were his troops. These were the core, of the Cause!

He was defeated in New York, and lost the city of New York. He lost Philadelphia. Of all those killed under his command, many more would defect. Defeated and outnumbered, the British army only had to follow their blood trail, left in the snow by bloody footprints of feet without shoes or boots, but wrapped in rags, to have ended the revolutionary war completely! But in their arrogance, the British did not follow.

His remaining troops wintered in Valley Forge, PA, for My Washington believed it important, to keep a watchful eye on the city, where the Cause began, in the writing of, The Declaration of Independence. More would defect for fear, from a defeated and hopeless attitude and for it being long since they were paid, the promises made to them. Of those that remained, half would die to dysentery, starvation, frostbite, and small pox. Most lived in makeshift cold and drafty huts with little heat and nare’ a man could even stand up inside.

My Washington separated the cooking areas from the waste areas and moved them to the opposite ends of the camp, in hopes of improving sanitation and lesson the death toll. On advice of a slave, for the first time in recorded history, he purposely infected the remainder of his troops with “live pox” from those already infected with and dying from small pox. He himself had contracted small pox in his youth and unlike most infected, had survived, but the consequences plagued him, for the rest of his life. The mass inoculation saved the lives of his last living troops. These were the core of the core of the Cause!

Benjamin Franklin was in Europe trying to persuade the French to help and provide the Cause with a navy, which the Cause did not have. They were reluctant to come to their aid unless, there was some demonstrative evidence of potential victory. Still, Franklin tried to assist My Washington from afar and kept sending him anyone, the most unlikely persons, from the most unlikely places. One was a foreign general that came to Valley Forge and trained My Washington’s troops, to shoot, to march and become disciplined, all winter long. Many of the British army thought it incredulous and incredible that at the end, these were the same men they had easily defeated and demoralized in New York and Philadelphia.

My Washington knew his troops, inferior in number and experience stood no chance whatsoever, standing face to face with the greatest military force on earth. Instead, he relied on cunning, providence (in the presence of God), and nature (cover of cloud, darkness, fog, rain and snow), to go where and when, none would dare to go or be so foolish to go. He relied on his understanding of the land, gained from his experience as a surveyor. He knew the land and he knew the British did not. Instead of facing the redcoats in direct battle, his troops would fire on the British from afar and even their officers or capture their commanders. This was uncivil to the British in their rules of engagement. And then these uncivil cowards would retreat to the cover of the woods and the land, the Cause knew full well. But they would live to fight another day!

He relied on innovation, long rifles that could fire further and with greater accuracy than their foe.

He relied upon invisible ink and a network of spies and informants and signals from men and women and children, often with such codes employed as which side of the clothesline, the women would hang their laundry from.

He relied on barmaids and seductnrices to glean important information from their unsuspecting enemies.

He relied on a system of communication that Benjamin Franklin had set up, which would become, the U.S. Mail. He relied on a system of riders that rode long distances, changing horses frequently. This system of quick communication would become, the Pony Express.

He relied on guerrilla warfare, much learned from the American general and politician, Christopher Gadsden, the father of the U.S. Marines. Gadsden designed a flag with a yellow field depicting a rattlesnake coiled and ready to strike. Each coil represented each of the 13 colonies representing the Cause. Positioned below the rattlesnake are the words, “DONT TREAD ON ME.”

Yes, My Washington relied on guerrilla warfare, learned from Francis Marion, the ‘Swamp Fox’ of South Carolina.

He relied on ‘shock and awe’, deception and purposefully leaked false information to confuse and deceive their opponents, who often thought they were surrounded by far superior numbers, when only a handful of men shot from the woods, lit torches and shouted wildly, loudly, hysterically, insanely, ominously, ferociously and furiously! These measures often caused chaos, fear and trembling to the greatest and most disciplined army on earth so much so, they would throw down their arms and run away.

My Washington and his troops survived on little pay, food, and equipment often from few sources such as, every penny earned from his world popular and successfully frequently reprinted work, ‘Common Sense’, by Thomas Payne.

My Washington relied upon such works and heart pounding calls for the Cause as, Patrick Henry’s speech and concluding words, “Give me Liberty or give me death!” My Washington relied upon as did the Cause, on memory. Henry’s speech was delivered unwritten and without notes. The only reason that the Cause could hold them and WE it’s recipients of today can read them or hear them, know them and honor and follow them is because, Patrick Henry was asked for the words and he, having a photographic memory, delivered them verbatim and they were written down for posterity and our progeny, the future core of the core of, the Cause!

He relied upon motivation. He spoke with his men frequently. He walked among them. He lived among them. He fought with them not from the rear, but led them from the front and fought side by side with them. Only his personal slave and friend believed he was too important to the Cause to be killed and to his often displeasure, his friend and slave through the entire war, would place himself in front of My Washington, in harm’s way. Neither man would lose their lives, during the full course of the Cause! He had many works read to his troops, the entirety of the Declaration of Independence, from a copy, right after its publication. He had read to his men, other speeches, plays and other works to inspire his army that there was no greater cause to live for, lose all for, to hope for and even die for than, the Cause!

His new successes compelled the French to aid the Cause and to send troops and a navy armada. The French troops helped to secure victory at Yorktown, and if not for the French and their Navy, the Cause could never have been and would not have been realized!

All of these things heretofore could speak of blind or just dumb luck. Those then and now which do not believe in providence (standing in the presence of God), have no other choice than to accept luck as the reason, for the success of the Cause, but luck was not ever then; not now nor ever, a logical explanation, for the impossible to have been not only possible, but a reality of the miraculous!

My Washington relied on appearance, not to deceive or for appearance sake. As a child, he memorized hundreds of rules for civility. He knew how to dress, how to walk and how to speak; how to enter a room and how to leave it. He knew as a tall man (at least 6’ tall), he stood head and shoulders above most. He used his stature to command the appearance of strength, but also, for modesty, reverence, respect and humility.

Having completed his task, the Cause having succeeded, he was in route to the Continental Congress that was then residing in Maryland. Scores of people, men, women and children came out to meet and greet him, enthusiastically shouting, calling out his name and with hopes of shaking his hand or just touching him. He could have easily become king. The position was suggested to him numerous times and he always adamantly refused! He did not believe replacing one ruthless tyrant king with another benevolent one, was worthy of, the Cause!

But he gave an emotional speech, surrendered his commission as Commander and Chief, bowed to the Congress, turned and walked out of the room.

This was his intentional purpose to not only give up his commission, but to retire from public life and be content with living under the laws of the Congress, as a private citizen, for the remainder of his life. This final act was announced ahead of time. Even the king of England after having signed the Peace Treaty, knew of this. What person of power gives up power? The king said, “If he (Washington), “does this, he is the greatest man in the world!” My Washington did and he perhaps was, among the greatest persons in the entire history of the world?! His admiration and popularity would not and could not keep him private for long.

He said the Articles of Confederation (1777), was “nugatory”, of little or no consequence; trifling, inconsequential, too nugatory to merit attention! He was obviously correct. In 1787, he reluctantly agreed to preside over the Constitutional Congress which resulted in, The Constitution of the United States of America, In 1789.

He was called and once again, reluctantly agreed to be OUR first president. Relying upon appearance, he guided the establishment of the three branches of government and how they were to operate as co-equals, but servants to the People. He abhorred, despised, and had contempt for all political parties, whose lust for power were divisive over differences, rather than unifying over all we hold in common and were essential in the success of the Cause and its continuance, in OUR future as a republic.

He served only two terms, when he could have had a lifetime appointment. His views as limiting government was wholly against lifetime appointments, including, the interpreted clause in the Constitution, for the Supreme Court judges.

After eight years as years in war, as commander and chief and eight years as president, he finally went home to his beloved Mt. Vernon, as a private citizen. He oversaw every detail of his estate and often rode all over it on horseback. His inheritance from his father had made him comfortable, but he built his estate by his own means. Except for the current occupier of the White House, no other president has been as wealthy during war, after war and especially during their presidencies or after their terms. But the Cause was worth more to him than his own life, honor, wealth or success.

One morning, he went out for a ride and it was raining. When he returned home his clothes were soaked. Mt. Vernon had guests and not wanting them to wait for his presence any further, he did not change his clothes. After all the guests had been sufficiently greeted, ‘wined and dined’, entertained and given fond farewell by he and his beloved wife Martha, he retired to bed, complaining of a chill. He later developed a fever. There was nothing anyone could do. He was dying and he knew it. Likely having a will prepared long before or at least when he commanded the Continental Army, he called for it and a second will to be brought to him on his death-bed. Who knows when his second Last Will and Testament had been prepared? He ordered the first to be burnt in the fire in his room before him. No one will ever know the contents of that will. His second will would be executed and among all of its contents and provisions, every slave on the estate of Mt. Vernon was FREED! This last act was in compliance with his belief in, the Cause.

He died.

His beloved wife Martha, burned all their many letters and correspondence between them over their many years as a devoted and passionate couple that were friends and confidants. They kept their private lives separate from their public duties.

My Washington passed away on December 14, 1799. It would be 63 years before the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, during the Civil War (so-called), when slavery was predominate in the South, when Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. It would take 65 years until the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime, was abolished and was adopted, December 18, 1865. It would take a 165 years and several wars before The Civil Rights Act, enforcing the Constitutional right to vote, equal opportunity and other non-discriminatory purposes, was signed into law by then president, Lyndon Johnson, on July 2nd, 1964. My Washington on his death-bed, freed his slaves and in retrospect, his act was prophetic of things to come, though long in their coming.

My Washington is no city that bears his name where much of his legacy could be considered corrupt, a ‘swamp’, “the deep state”, a shadow government; a cesspool and all in his name and image.

My Washington is not the legacy of all the work he tried and accomplished and left to US, the Republic of, the Cause.

My Washington is the First American of the United States, the Father of Our Republic, OUR First president, and WE the People are his legacy. WE are his children; his progeny, the children of, the Cause.

But more than all of this, My Washington is my example that to this Republic, there is no greater cause than, the Cause. That to keep and protect and defend Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness, is always worth any pledge of life, fortune and sacred honor.

My Washington – February 11, 1731 – December 14, 1799

1 of WE,

Dahni

Renewal

May 8, 2018

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By Dahni
©️ 2018, all rights reserved

Like the picture above, I sometimes feel like our country is torn apart like the tattered, torn and thread bare flag. Just when I feel like I am all alone and blowing in the wind, something incredible comes along that restores my hope for renewal!

I am 64 years old. This blog has been my research and my passion to share with others, what I have found and have come to love as, The United States of America. I cannot say these things were always the case for me. I did not understand American History and quite frankly, I found it boring and uninteresting when I was a young boy still in school. As a matter of fact, I was around 29 when this started to change for me. I had the opportunity to visit Colonial Williamsburg, VirginiaI purchased what was called the ‘The Patriots Pass’ which allowed me to see all I wanted to see over two days. It was really good for a year, but I learned more about the history of the United States in one weekend, than all my years in school. Another year, I visited Philadelphia, PA. Then another year, it was Valley Forge, PA. Then only about three or four years ago did I finally have the courage to see Gettysburg, PA. By then it was hallow ground to me. The hair literally stood up on my arm as I walked on some of the ground where people bled and died that our Union may still exist today. And speaking of today, I believe that anyone entering into politics as a first-time elected official, should be REQUIRED, to visit all four of these places I have just mentioned, before they ever take the oath of office! Perhaps if they understood what it took to get us here, they may take their job of serving US WE the People more seriously, respectfully and humbly?! I can still dream.

But it takes people time to grow up and I guess I am just pretty slow. Years later I became a trained investigative reporter. Those skills served me well when almost eight years ago at age 58, I did research for over a year and then wrote, ‘RESET An Un-Alien’s Guide to Resetting Our Republic.’ The research was not all that difficult because, it was mostly discovered from public sources. The difficulty was in finding reputable sources as I’m sure you understand cut-and-paste and fake news. But my book was never intended, for commercial success. I had no agent, publisher, no marketing, PR or advertising other than what I could produce on my own with limited resources and sphere of influence. Still, content is content no matter who it comes from. For me, it’s like seeing a piece of trash while taking a walk. I did not put it there, but if I see it, it becomes my responsibility to do something with it and that applies to knowledge gained as well.

Now as to growing up, the facts are that we do not really become fully brain developed adults if female, until around age 23 and us guys, are not as smart and mature slower than girls, around age 25, generally speaking. I’m sure there are exceptions to this, but mentally, emotionally and the ability to correctly judge, kids are still kids until they grow up, whatever their age, in as far as the physical brain growth and development are full. So this leads to a surprise and the reason for this post about ‘Renewal’ Enter a young man named Jewel Gilbert.

Jewel Gilbert

Jewel Gilbert, 23, is from Easton, Pennsylvania and a Junior at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. His freshman year in 2017, he participated in Constituting America’s ‘We the Future’ Contest and was chosen as the Best College Speech Writer for 2017, for his speech, ‘Are The Articles of the Constitution Working?’ Jewel has three passions: To serve God, play football, and perform with Sing For America. Sing for America, a charitable group founded by the Gilbert family in 2005.

“Constituting America has left an indelible mark on his life and he has credited it with providing great inspiration and growth. Besides being a full-time student and wide receiver for the ‘Mules football team Jewel is a founding director of Sing For America: The Art Of Truth And Light. SFA is a concert group, theater company, and art education provider.”

Excerpts from:
https://goo.gl/huoW5h

“It [the Constitution] is something that fires me up so I almost have trouble understanding how it wouldn’t do the same to others,”

Jewel Gilbert

“The core mission of Constituting America is to educate Americans about the Constitution and the rights and liberties it provides and protects for all of us.”

http://constitutingamerica.org/mission-impact/

With the exception of the Supreme Court justices being seated for life, which I do not believe is the correct interpretation of the Constitution, the founders intention nor does it square with founding documents which were specifically written to limit the power of government, this is an outstanding speech! I hope there are many more young men and women like Jewel or that WE will become more like the WE the People we are supposed to be! People like Jewel are our future. I believe men and women like Jewel are, Our RENEWAL!

Please now enjoy Jewel’s speech in his own words. A link to the text of his speech follows the video.

https://youtu.be/6q6SejSku_M

Text of Jewel Gilbert’s Essay

 1 of WE,

Dahni