Constitution 101

http://news.yahoo.com/14-old-kid-arrested-over-pro-nra-shirt-071819724.html

 

It seems that today, authorities use these additional powers given them to harass kids, regular folks, and start censoring and moving toward more of an authoritarian state because of such broad powers. The kid did nothing wrong, and I doubt their was any obstruction of justice or whatever they wrote down in order to try and prosecute the child. If we do not stand for something we will fall for anything. This wrong and they know it and so do we. They need to release the kid, apologize and the prosecutor and the police officer need to be fired. Is this the “moderate encroachment” that our President says he is OK with. Look, I may love the guy, speaking of the President, but I do not agree with what he has now fully ushered in through his incessant defense of a wrong doing. Now, local law enforcement and officials seem to be following suit too. All in the name of “security” I bet.

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We the People!!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Fra...

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933. Lietuvių: Franklinas Delanas Ruzveltas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This is not a political statement but rather an observation and an opinion into the state of affairs of governance. Government will not cater, fully, to their constituency for one reason or another due to “we the people” lack of knowledge and complacency. We have forgotten that we are the ones hiring the “managers” of our corporation, the U.S.; we are the shareholders, board members, recruiters and retainers of this organization. As of late, however, we have done a bang up job of managing our company. I believe that we all should be adamant about our rights and never trade them for some cheap tricks of the government and its evangelists. We should petition and make into law a second bill of rights that “we the people” deem adequate for the wellbeing of all. FDR enumerated what the second bill of rights should be when he said:

“We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. “(Democratic Underground)

it is said that in our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident and that we have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all – regardless of station, race, or creed. Supposedly, these self-evident “rights” are:

Opportunity
n The right to a useful and remunerative job…
n The right to a good education.
n The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies…

Security
n The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment.
n The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
n The right of every family to a decent home.
n The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.

(Democratic Underground)

These rights are not fully implemented and some which are in use today benefit more the one with money and oppresses the one without. We should demand that those rights that are not made into law be made into one and we should also demand for the alienable right to fire any public official, in any office for dereliction of duty. Dereliction of duty should include accepting gifts, pushing mandates and/or laws that do not benefit the whole, having a business agenda versus a people agenda, quid pro quo, changing the law to benefit the few (ones with money) versus the whole. We should instill pride in public service again and destroy the self-serving attitudes that have taken hold of the governing body. “We the people” have allowed our governing body to become great con artists like the Madoff’s of this world.

“We the people” should demand of our elected officials that once in office you are neither republican nor democrat, you are the “people.” So with this no republican or democrat agenda should or needs to be the order of the day, rather the people’s agenda should be the concern and topic of the day and the order of business. We should demand of our elected officials to look out for the people not business, since we do live and function in a capitalistic system it should bail itself out of any problems it put itself in. We should make it clear that we would not bail out any industry and that the only bailout would be for the people only, especially with how they are predicting a blow to the economy do to sequester. I think that sequester may be what the government needs to get its house in order and fund the programs that should be funded:

– security

– health

– education

– scales of economies (e.g. shelters, infrastructures, tourism, orphanages, et al)

Let us keep our government accountable to the people. I believe that petitioning the nation votes on an amendment to be made in our constitution that would allow for any public official, anyone in public office, be subject to a grade and if that grade, by the people, is unsatisfactory, then the people can vote him/her or them out off office and have them replaced. This would definitely keep us involve in our government and the government will then always remember that they serve the people, not fortune xyz companies or individuals with fortunes.

Love Unconditional…

SR

Ekhava

White man’s democracy is a black man’s dysfunction

White man’s democracy is a black man’s dysfunction.

‘“In Aboriginal affairs, do you think there’s a bit of something in the environment that makes advocates feel as though they have to join teams in this discussion? You’ve got the anti-welfare mob, you’ve got… it just seems to me to be very factionalised. Do you think that’s because the environment is very conflict heavy at the moment or it’s just the way these discussions are evolving?”…’

“There’s two things that are particularly galling about this line of questioning. The first is that it borne from a style of thinking of which many mainstream journalists are guilty, and have expressed to me personally: Aboriginal communities are dysfunctional because Aboriginal politics is toxic, and riven with bitterness, feuding and lateral violence…”

My question, well maybe more of an observation, after reading this is, are we, African-Americans, suffering from the same idioms in our own environment and if so then why are we, or am I, not doing anything to counter it? We will never have another Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and the like, so we, or I, need to do something for ourselves, or myself, and in the process bring up another brethren and sister as well, instead of “crab barrelling” our own kind or another; period. Pretty much I need to look out not only for myself but for the next brother and sister as well and even warn them or advise them. They do not have to take or accept what I say but if I do my part then I am paying it forward, continuously.

After reading this post, It’s not that I want to say it is “refreshing” to see that black here is black everywhere but rather it seems that colonialism from the main European countries, i.e. France, British, Spain, Portugal, seems to have created a dysfunctional view of people of color, due to slavery and just plain evilness. People of color seem to experience the same treatment, from colonial thinking, both here in America and abroad and such thoughts are even shared among our own brother and sisters and makes it so hard to come together and stand against these thoughts. These same idioms or turn of phrase then tend to translate to actions, the wrong kind, and even into laws or mandates that are so lopsided. I really hope that in writing this I reach even one person who then reaches another and another and it keeps going around and around.

We are the World!!

Yes let us work together. I know that we all have different agendas but we also have those agendas that do intersect, so why not help one another in those that can better all of us because i believe that in doing so we will also be able to carry out the dream, hope and wish, at least the good one :-), that we hope for ourselves personally.

 

We are the World – Michael Jackson

Liberty

Sweden revokes parental rights of homeschooling family after three year ordeal

This is outrageous. When we give governments too much authority, things like this happen. Why is it that a parent cannot homeschool their kids? Why do government insist on intruding in every part of people’s lives? Why are we not rising up against such intrusions? Most important, why is the mainstream media not reporting on such human rights violations?

Look, I believe in science, god, karma, justice, what’s right, what’s honorable. I know fairness does not really exist in this system of ours but what is humanly right does. How can we have governments, who are supposed to be for the people go against the people just because they can. We need to hold our governments accountable. People, evil exist and will exist as long as there are people on earth, so I do not see why we need to give up our liberties for something that cannot be eradicated. I am not a pessimist nor a realist, I just see truths and accept them. Once I have accepted them, I look for ways to not let them affect my life and the life of those I love and cherish. I do not let them control me or allow them to dictate how I live. We lost countless lives in the civil war and the world wars for liberty for us to squander that currency over nothing. We need to fight to keep our freedoms. I may not agree with someone, so I am not going to create a law and/or amendment to satisfy my disdain for that person or what they say or do. Is it that we have it so good that we need to squander it away and lose it for us to finally see how precious it was? I tell you by then we would need to fight much harder than our ancestors to get it back. Well, lets keep this family, as well as others going through this, in our prayers and/or our thoughts.