There's a couple of rooms full of President Trump's men and women who are carefully noting every single thing that will discredit every sitting democratic office holder at both the national and the state level and it will be used for something a little more gory that the traditional finish to the badly wounded and winded bull. It's almost as if President Trump was setting the stage, like a matador for instance. His men are vilely slandered by the democrats and the media and while he stands up for them like a soldier he also slams the picador's lance home with his tweets and pronouncements every day.
And the democrats can't resist. It's like all they see is the red cape and never ever the sword.
I haven't truly been paying attention. Here in metroparkcentralis we have a Republican governor, a former attorney general as a matter of fact. A man familiar with the LAW. There is no blanket stay at home law here or in the towns and cities and people pretty much do what they can still do because yes, there have been some concessions to the pandemic and so the restaurants are semi-closed. They have a fairly booming take-out service now which, oddly given this is Ohio, extends even to people phoning and faxing in orders for beer and wine to go. Unheard of!
Yea, Ohio is one of those weird exotic states that treats the sale of spirits as a great matter and of importance to the State and so we have state stores. Guess what else is open and never closed except during normal closing hours? That's right, the State's liquor monopoly will go on since no bootleggers are liable to flourish here. Most of the other stores are open but some are deemed nonessential although exactly why that would matter if the material cause for shutting down any store didn't apply to all stores is beyond me. It would take a fucling idiot to explain the reasoning that says some stores are safe to be in and others are not.
So the libraries and bookstores are closed. I'm only guessing about the bookstores. We haven't been near one in months. I'm not sure if the libraries are closed by government order or an excess of caution because of the models used by the 'experts' to determine where people are vulnerable to the Wuhan Flu or just because they're government workers and I'm willing to bet they still get paid even if they sit at home playing nintendo. As an aside, I have never played nintendo.
At least our people here in The United States of America will be able to spend their valuable time at home brushing up on some of this country's foundational documents. They can start with this one:
The Declaration of Independence
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In Congress, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. —That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount an payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred. to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. —And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
—John HancockAs any fool can see, the people on this continent started a war against the most powerful empire in the world with these words of dissent. You might think it would trouble those people currently holding public office that they are so cavalierly in violation of most of them and have taken actions and seized an authority incompatible with the form of government we accepted after we kicked the British Empires butt.
Wait, there's more.
From the same helpful people and website at ushistory.org one can find many laudable documents that carefully proscribe the powers of the government. And yet as you read them here in the twilight of democracy in America it is hard to come to terms with the outrageous evil and incompetence that has decreed that none of them are fit for the study of pupils in our public schools. I doubt they are even mentioned or reviewed or tested in the 'common core fiasco imposed on us by administrators in Washington DC.'
There are however, a few that I think are worth reviewing. I doubt any person under the age of 40 could answer the simple question; What is The Bill of Rights? I doubt one in a hundred could actually write all 10 of them down without peaking. That was a hint. There are 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights. Let's review.
Original Ten Amendments: The Bill of Rights
Passed by Congress September 25, 1789.
Ratified December 15, 1791.
Ratified December 15, 1791.
Freedoms, Petitions, Assembly
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Right to bear arms
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Quartering of soldiers
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Search and arrest
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Rights in criminal cases
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Right to a fair trial
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Rights in civil cases
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Bail, fines, punishment
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Rights retained by the People
The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I think some might agree that the first president and Congress to start totally screwing this noble idea up was Lincoln. He basically went berserk and crazy and Congress let him get away with it. A review of the estimable website at US History link goes straight to Lincoln's disregard for the Constitution. There is a long history since at least Lincoln of shameful contempt for the Constitution by the President, the Congress and the Courts and the courts are really out of control and really need to be reminded just who is running this country and it aint them.
So anyway, back to the point I was making at the outset. President Trump has people (I'm pretty sure they're 'his' people, not those idiots at the RNC), taking note of the hysterical actions, reactions and non-actions of every current democrat in office and I suspect they are going to look with disdain and disfavor on the dismal shower of shite when it becomes time to unload them from the body politic. I suspect his people will be swift in sending full details to the candidates President Trump is most in favor of running against the pathetic and sad incumbents this Fall.
There are enough ignorant, nay stupid idiotic morons out there that they won't care if it is pointed out that their incumbent sentenced them to confinement even as the forces of law and order were turning thousands and thousands of vicious criminals loose on them even as the same miserable scum were ordering all the gun stores to be closed because of a virus. On the coasts and a few other notably stupid places, the people, the sheep, won't care and will still stick with their "man in office".
You know how I can tell this is so? Right here in metroparkcentralis in a house located across the street from 3 public schools and a street where every house not occupied by a physician is occupied by a professor at one of the local universities, my next door neighbor has a BIDEN sign proudly posted in their front yard. How can any sane person think Biden is even remotely credible to be president? It's crazy. I know they hate and despise Trump but he was a businessman and a true friend to everyone as he built and ran a billion dollar business for decades before being voted into office.
What did Biden ever accomplish in his life other than bamboozle the voters and fondle women and children? It's enough to make you sick that people so blinded by hatred would rather vote for him than any other candidate. I can understand hating Trump if you are a pig-blind idiot and moron and what I feel for Biden is not hatred or contempt. It is sadness that a man so pathetically lost to reality and obviously out of control because he's losing his mind is being propped up by his wife and the democratic party as the real evil thugs sit in the various estates and latifundia around the land and around the world and work out who should be his vice president to take over almost immediately on January 30th when they've had time to convince their pet doctors and psychs that Biden is not mentally fit to hold office and must be replaced immediately by THEIR CANDIDATE. Theirs, not yours. Not mine. THEIRS.
Thank you for voting for the evil 25th Amendment.
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
I am keeping a watching brief on the events of the past couple of days and it is more than disturbing that those who believed or thought that General Flynn was guilty continue to believe it in the face of the evidence being squeezed out of the scum at the Justice Department. Despite evidence written by their own hands by the officials who criminally abused an honorable citizen, what I see and read is people are not just turning their eyes from the truth but are jamming their fingers in their ears and screaming to keep themselves or anybody else from hearing the news.
I keep expecting the world to go up in flames. I never really thought it would before now but it's looking more and more likely. Europe has spent the last 5 years turning itself inside out and now we're doing it too. I watched the neocons spend years trying to get us to bristle up against China and for years the incumbent president was so deep in China's pocket he never saw the light of day during his eight years in office and would never dream of imposing any barriers to China's ambitious plans to recreate an empire that would dominate Asia and then Africa and then the Pacific..... Poor neocons.
They probably really thought they had a chance when President Trump took office and unfortunately for them, they're a bunch of prissy know-it-all schoolboy types who never let people like Trump play in their little reindeer games and were sure their man would win office and so maligned the living hell out of the man, his family, his ambitions, his past, everything really. Poor neocons.
I can't wait for the flash of his sword as he starts using it with more deadly purpose now that he has shown Americans the Bullshit and is starting to make people notice that it was not the Federal government that put people in lockdown against their will, that sent heavily armed police to chase down, arrest and drag off to jail people out for a walk on the beach. It was the democrats by and large. I hope they pay for it. And I earnestly hope that every single slimy bastard who was complicit in manufacturing the charges and case against General Flynn and the Mueller investigation goes to jail for decades. That was nothing but a slightly varnished coup d'etat and it came within inches of unseating a sitting President as demonstrated by the House of Representatives who were stupid enough to impeach on a strict party line vote. Kind of like how now everyone affected by the Obama Care Act voted for by the House on a strict party line vote, is coming into effect and people in a pandemic are going to lose their health insurance.
If Republicans fail to sweep them out of office there is indeed something very wrong with the education system in this country and home-schooling should really get a serious look by parents and the rest of the nation because it would be damned hard for the State or the Board of Education to make any decrees about how home-schooling is somehow incompatible with educating children after parents have spent the last 3 months doing it at home because the schools were closed.
It will be curious to see what "bloody shirt" is swept out over the ramparts as they try to blame anyone else for their own policy fallacies. I don't think there's any chance of a Wag The Dog ending to this tale. Nope.
Excellent post, most excellent.ReplyDelete
Had many of the same thoughts myself.
great post! on point as usual. I for one am awaiting patiently for the "October Surprise" from POTUS and the ensuing perp walks to commence of all those who disdain the US Constitution at the individual governors of each State who took it upon themselves to truly piss me off. Not once has President Trump called for the nation to be totally shut down and sent down the crapper the way the individual governors have done. Once again, political leaders have listened to "experts" without any scepticism about the "experts" advice. there are days when I truly do not believe I have stockpiled enough ammunition and spare barrels and firing pins and assorted springs...ReplyDelete
way too many people still believe that staying isolated will "cure" a virus epidemic. that was never stated as the case for isolation, but too many believe that is so. it is sad that so many people have their heads so far up their asses that when they smile, a lock of hair falls out from their lips.
on the other hand, this is a good opportunity to clean out the garage.
I'm afraid that all too many of those with enormous stockpiles will die atop them with most of it left unfired. The mob will scatter when shot at but there are always a few, like you and me, that will come back after dark with a molotov or two and burn the place down.Delete
Our public servants do NOT have the authority to choose which business is "essential" and which ones they want to Destroy. WE THE PEOPLE are the ones who decide such things NOT our public servants. It seems as if our public SERVANTS think they are the boss and get to tell the American people what to do. STAND UP AMERICA and take our country back from these public servant wanna be TYRANTS. Tell them to SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN while we open our country up and get back to LIVING OUR LIVES.ReplyDelete
We The People need to educate our public servants on what their proper role is...They are NOT the boss, we are...For those abusive public servants, an advanced tutorial may be needed: - HOT TAR, Feathers, public servant...(Some Assembly Required)ReplyDelete
California, New York, Jersey and Rhode Island seem to have nothing but the dullest of bulbs when it comes to understanding the true origins and nature of this country.Delete
Great post. Thank You!ReplyDelete