Elections – Politics – California: I Support Larry Elder!

Angry Wet ChickenI support citizens who desire to become elected leaders.  I refuse to support politicians!  Worse, I detest with every fiber of my being politics in its many forms.  I hate politics and those who engage in politics from business to the military, from the classroom to the boardroom, and from the private sector to the government sector!  Elections matter until they are stolen and become a farce by those who desire to rule, and this is why California, the recall election of that detestable politician Gavin Newsom, and politics matter to every single person in America.  In the US Navy, when my department officer told me to “Play the game,” he meant to play politics.  To the minions of hell who delight in playing politics, I have found being honest, forthright, and valiant is better, and you will not win!

We begin with a review, for too often, people think they know the meaning of a word, and the entire etymology of that word is where the trouble lay.  Politics is one of these terms that comes with lots of baggage, tons of hidden layers, and enough plastic to choke the world’s oceans!  We must be clear about what politics is to recognize when political animals are trying to commit acts of political villainy.

What is Politics?

QuestionPlease note that emphasis has been added to key phrases to support knowledge of the complete etymology and enhance awareness.  Frankly, I would be ashamed to be called a politician.  Being called a politician means I possess a derogatory approach to my constituency and am only concerned with seeking power, usually through devious means.  As a Noun, politics are “the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power.”

      • The activities of governments concerning the political relations between countries.”
      • The academic study of government and the state.”
      • Activities within an organization that aimed at improving someone’s status or position and are typically considered to be devious or divisive.”
      • A particular set of political beliefs or principles.”
      • The assumptions or principles relating to or inherent in a sphere, theory, or thing, especially when concerned with power and status in a society.”

As a Verb, politic/s is derogatory and is defined as “engaging in political activities.”

From Old French Politique “political,” Latin from Greek Politikos, and Polits “citizen” and Polis “city.”  Thus, we have described the term politics in all its glory and inhumanity.  Is the term more understood?

The Duty of AmericansPolitics is a descriptive tool used to identify certain human activities where power is sought, and devious means and divisive gestures are employed to obtain that power.  Every action tied to securing power through devious means and divisive gestures is politics or political, which means derogatory.  For those needing more, derogatory is “showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.”  Thus, at the root, politicians by their very name and nature are derogatory towards those who elect them into power.

What are Elections?

Exclamation MarkElections are the formal process for selecting another for an office, leadership, or choosing a person or favorable course of action.  Key to elections is that they are formal, which means there are rules, laws, guidelines, regulations, and penalties for the officers selected to monitor the election process.  One of the most egregious actions of the 2020 elections was breaking the rules, laws, and regulations of the formal election process in the primaries, which then extended into the actual election day results.  Why bring up the 2020 Federal Election farrago?  Because as of 25 August 2021, the same pattern is occurring in California, again!  Ballots are going missing, ballots are being dumped in trash cans, mail-in ballots without signatures, fraudulent ballots are being injected into the counts, etc., ad nauseam ad infinitum.

The 2020 Federal Election farrago proved that through fraud, deceit, and the purchase of local elected officials, elections could be thrown to whichever candidate had sufficient money to pay for the politics needed to win.  Where are integrity and honesty in the election process; they left for the Jersey shore, got mugged, and are lying under a “John Doe” in some backwater hospital on life support.  I support Larry Elder for Governor of California, but I do not think the Newsom Political machine will allow him a fair and honest election opportunity!

LookThus, the problem for ALL of AMERICA right now!  Primaries are coming, political futures hang in the balance, and the media know that the liberal madness and tyranny from COVID-Mandates has left a bitter taste in every person’s mouth.  The polls show no politician being trusted, and if the political machines are to keep paying dividends to special and private interests, then those investing in their favorite politician are going to have to pony up serious cash to buy the elections officials right now to protect the sleaze in office from the school board and Mayor to the president!

The elections in a representative government must remain sacrosanct, or representative government fails!  Yet, do you honestly trust the results of any of the elections since 2000 and the “Chad” fiasco in Florida?  I am not asking you to support any candidate; this platform does not advocate for or against any candidate.  I advocate for people; I advocate for liberty and the health of the American Republic.  Elections matter, voting is important, but politics is hurting America, and the citizenry needs to understand this concept.

Knowledge Check!Tell me, after the last two weeks of being ignored by the US President, with American Citizens being placed last, if at all, on the priority list in Afghanistan, do you feel represented by your government?  California, let’s discuss some truths; your politicians are some of the most hated and despised politicians in the American political system; they win with the lowest approval ratings and polling standards, time after time.  Sure, these politicians gerrymandered the living daylights out of their districts, but even then, they should have lost a long time ago.  Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why these hated imbeciles keep winning office in Sacramento and Washington DC?

California, how did Governor Moonbeam ever make a comeback in your state?  How did Newsom the loser ever keep his job as Mayor, let alone win the seat as governor?  I watched those elections; I keep asking myself how, why, where do the votes come from?  Then the Federal Election of 2020 occurred.  It became apparent; the patterns of winning in California have leaked across America. The same way to win keeping politicians in office in Chicago and Las Vegas moved to perfection in California and then across America.  Fraud, deceit, skullduggery, gerrymandering, and the political purchasing of local election officials and attorneys, judges, and other easily bribed public officials.

Does the derogatory nature, the hatred, and the duplicity of the politician shine through from those holding elected office right now?  Is the definition more clear and the need for sundering politics from government more apparent?  Is it clear why politics should not be part of government?Angry Grizzly Bear

Nobody is “Too BIG to Fail,” even the government, and it is past time for the elected officials and the bureaucrats dependent upon the political machine to begin to fear an open ballot box and an angry electorate!  It is time to ask who paid the postmen to dump the ballots?  Who paid the government employees to shuffle the ballots, copy ballots, and accept fraudulent votes?  It is past time to question the legitimacy, integrity, and informational security of the electronic voting machines and have transparency in voting.  It is past time for mandatory ID, one vote, one ID, and a biometric tag to protect against fraudulent ballots, stuffed ballot boxes, and mailed-in ballot duplicity.

cropped-bird-of-prey.jpgYou, the American citizen, are needed!  Awake and Arise!  Find your strength and stand before it is too late and your country has fallen an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle while you slept!  History will judge you and me for what we do and say right now; let them record we did not allow the American Experiment to fail on our watch; we fought back against the tide of tyranny and oppression and won!

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Revisiting No Neutrality – Today is a Day of Choosing, Tomorrow a Day of Action!

Why The Safe Path Is Dangerous - Tri-Peaks Life CoachingOn 01 July 2021, I first wrote an article regarding how there are no more safe paths, no more neutral zones, no more areas of peace to rest upon.  After the last 15-days, the world has witnessed this reality, and I revisit this topic to issue a plea.  Today, make a choice.  Tomorrow go to work implementing that choice.

In mentioning the following, I am not discussing religion but social history.  The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints holds sacred “The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of JESUS CHRIST” as holy scripture.  The book contains a record of a civilization ruled by kings; then, the king proposes a society ruled by judges where their own conscience and written laws govern every person.  Both systems of government worked well.  The reign of the judges ends in chaos when the chief judge is murdered, and the people break up into separate tribes.  That is a couple of hundred years of history boiled into a few brief words; however, the pattern holds true for several other societies not recorded in books considered holy scripture.  I find the following fascinating as a template for the current time the world finds itself facing.

Why do societies fail?

Image - John Wayne QuoteMost societies fail because leaders have violated the core fundamental principles those societies were built upon. The people have lost the way to hold the leaders accountable to the fundamental principles that originally built the society.  In modern societies, these principles are codified laws from founding national documents, and holding the leaders accountable would involve lawyers and judges, as well as time and other leaders committed to holding together the system to ensure those who broke the system are held liable and accountable before the law, and not a mob.

Pick an empire, Rome, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Nephite, etc., all of them suffer the same fate as they crested the height of their time and slid into failure and ruin.  The leaders failed the people.  The government decided they did not have to perform their only job, to look out for the safety and security of the people, and the people died, and the government fell into ruin.  What have we witnessed across the globe, governments not listening to their people, refusing their people, and denying rights and liberties to their people in the name of personal power, wealth, and highly temporary fame.Finest Hour

Australia and New Zealand, the COVID measures are so beyond the pale horrific, and totalitarian that the government is doing more harm than the disease the government proclaims to be fighting.  China has blatantly broken the treaty with Hong Kong.  Nobody outside of Hong Kong appears to care enough to issue strong demands, let alone support Hong Kong’s citizenry in reclaiming that which is their right by treaty.  North Korea continues to vacillate and sway to whatever music China plays in the hopes of catching scraps, as their people suffer and die from malnutrition, disease, and neglect.Patriotism

Head into the Middle East, and that powder keg is going to blow again real soon.  Terrorists in Afghanistan never stay in Afghanistan, and now with a pipeline to China, money, and weapons from America, and new ways and means to launder money, how soon before the Middle East becomes a free-fire zone, the European mainland becomes a terrorist free-for-all shootout to rival America’s Wild West, and Africa descends into more tyranny and villainy?The Duty of Americans

Where are the leaders of government?  Where are the government representatives?  Our globe has changed since 2000; the hoped-for peace from the end of the last century has turned into a blood bath of terror on a global scale fed by low-intensity conflict (LIC).  Just as major international conflicts dominated the previous century, this century is being dominated by small brushfire LIC conflicts.  Our modes of war must change, our governments must adapt, our societies must change, and we are 20+ years into the new century.  The government still thinks this is 1995, money is free, music is 1980s good, and the future is bright and happy!

The Decisions for Today

QuestionWhat do you want most?  What government is most important to you?  Is your government system sufficiently powerful enough a motivator to propel you to action to save it and pass it along to the next generation?  America has had leaders who have been quoted as saying something to the effect of, “The blood of current generations must renew the tree of liberty to remain free.”  What will you sacrifice for liberty today, for your children to experience freedom tomorrow?

LIC is here to stay.  LIC will be the “gentlemen’s war” of this century.  Where the wealthy pool resources and purchase mayhem and destruction for their pleasure.  If society does not change, all representative governments will be lost in the turmoil created by these “children having fun.”  Worse, those little fracases could become full-blown international conflicts with nuclear weapons very easily — all based on the WWI model of human ineptitude and our human weakness for killing ourselves.LIC 2

The decisions are yours, and yours alone to make.  Collectively, your choices will move you into one of two groups, those fighting for representative government and those opposed to representative government.  Truthfully, do not expect to experience peace; there are no safe paths, no routes through tulips and rainbows on gossamer wings of spun sugar plums.  The enemy is awake; the enemy has prepared a legion of useful idiots and ivory potentates to give orders.

But, the decisions must be made, and the sooner the decision is made and communicated, the easier life becomes, for then you know your purpose!

The Actions for Tomorrow

ToolsAct with haste, prepare with confidence, and move with speed.  Get loud!  Stand like a rock!  I was told standing is not an activity.  The person proclaiming that has never stood still and faced down an enemy, or they would know just how arduous standing can be!  Seek learning through study, discussion, questions, and faith.  Seeking learning through faith means that you will actively believe until you can prove otherwise, even if it means waiting patiently for a while to learn more.

I learned this principle in the US Army.  I fully did not expect to learn this lesson, but learn it I did.  I believed in the chain of command.  Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training did nothing to dissuade that the chain of command needed to be accepted, supported, and obeyed unquestioningly.  Then I got to my first duty station and began learning my role in the chain of command as an active participant.  First, I refused to believe, then I believed in faith, then I tested and learned, then I acted above and beyond my rank and got swatted down for breaking the chain of command.  Always the same counsel, you are a great soldier/sailor, but you make decisions above your paygrade, and this rubs higher ranking people wrong.  My response, how am I responsible for the choices and consequences of those higher in rank choosing to be offended?

Knowledge Check!Everyone is now in the same boat; the chains of command cannot be trusted.  We must each think and act for ourselves for the betterment and security of our country, families, homes, freedoms, and the next generation.  We must each choose to throw off the shackles of the past, learn the lessons of history not taught in school, and then act to save the best in our societies before the wolves of terrorism steal everything.  We each must become the sheepdogs of war!

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America – Who Makes the Laws?

QuestionThe director of the CDC has declared she can eliminate the eviction of renters not paying rent, even though the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) and the US President have declared her executive action is both unconstitutional and illegal.  Yet, with the US House of Representatives and the US Senate silent, who makes the rules, enforces the laws, and scrutinizes the government?  Who in the three co-equal branches of government is required to oversee and reign in government workers taking liberties and unconstitutional action?

The Mayor of New York, multiple Governors of various states, have all issued threats regarding the need for health passports, or the equivalent, to eat in public, visit the gym, go to work, go to school, and so forth.  All of which are frankly illegal in America.  There are no changes to the laws, rule by executive fiat without care for science, medical privacy, and personal privacy.

Question 3The US President has an ongoing national health crisis and national security crisis on the US/Mexico border, where unhealthy illegal immigrants are being smuggled into America, and then spread throughout America, paid for by US Taxpayers, with no legislative branch scrutiny, no judicial branch scrutiny, and no accountability or transparency.  The US President is doing this without the public knowledge, aided and abetted by a complicit and willing media, and assisted by hundreds of political action groups receiving US Tax Dollars.  Protected by state and federal agencies from the American public, shrouded in mystery, and refused sunlight disinfectant.  Allowed solely because the speakers (major and minor) in the US House and Senate refuse to make noise about the issues the president is creating.

      • CAN I RECEIVE THE JANSSEN COVID-19 VACCINE WITH OTHER VACCINES?
          • There is no information on the use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.
      • CAN I RECEIVE THE MODERNA COVID-19 VACCINE WITH OTHER VACCINES?
          • There is no information on the use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.
      • CAN I RECEIVE THE PFIZER-BIONTECH COVID-19 VACCINE WITH OTHER VACCINES?
          • There is no information on the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine with other vaccines.

Three separate vaccines, three separate pieces of literature, all copied, with links from the FDA website, all three stating similar language; it was almost as if the three independent companies had sat down and written the brochures for their vaccines in the same conference room.  Who mandated these brochures; the FDA, and the CDC.  Who demanded these safety guidelines for the vaccines as disclaimers; the FDA, and the CDC.  Who is overseeing the COVID response for the executive branch?  Who is controlling the executive branch and providing scrutiny through the US House and US Senate?

Exclamation MarkWhy do I ask these questions; because every single vaccine for COVID has chemicals in them that are marked and sold with the labels, “Not fit for human or animal consumption” or “for research purposes only.”  Don’t believe me!  Check it out for yourself!

The first example, Moderna Vaccine, contains lipids, lipids are made up of SM-102, Polyethylene glycol [PEG] 2000 dimyristoyl glycerol [DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]).  I can only go from what I read on websites, and I am not a chemist, biochemist, or scientist.  But, I have used polyethylene glycol as a cleaning agent on gas turbine engines and realize chemicals come in all types and varieties.  However, I am still concerned about what is being shot into my body.  Especially the long-term side effects, which none of the pharmaceutical companies will discuss.  Nor can I get any discussion with multi-drug interactions; for example, will any of the prescription drugs currently being taken interact with the vaccine?  I have asked my questions of medical professionals and never gotten any logical responses.

When you run out of medical providers to ask, one must begin discussing the problems with lawmakers.  Yet, the lawmakers refuse to answer questions.  Who do you turn to then?  Is the problem apparent?  In America, we have the freedom to ask questions, for now.  Yet, nobody will answer my questions; thus, I must conclude there is a reason for actively refusing to answer questions, and my following action is to begin chasing the money.Plato 2

The New York Times recently deleted a bunch of pro-China articles written over the last decade or so.  The deleted articles were written while The New York Times and a multiplicity of other prominent newspapers and media channels received large cash donations from China.  The stories printed concerning ownership of islands China claimed and stole from other countries, lands along borders hotly contested with China’s neighbors, and the writing was always in a pro-China slant.  Frankly, I do not care if the newspapers and media shill for China; just do not try and call the fluff pieces news.

Since the fluff pieces were labeled as news, there is the potential for laws to have been broken, misrepresentation to have occurred, and media influence by an openly hostile and aggressive country possibly occurred.  Something legislators should be very interested in and should be scrutinizing heavily.  Leading us back to the original question, “Who makes the laws?”  Where are the lawmakers?

Knowledge Check!The US Constitution lays out plainly who the lawmakers are, who controls the various levers of American government, and how the government is expected to work.  Since the speakers (major and minor) in the US House and Senate refuse to perform their jobs and do not need to be politicians, I move to remove the current sitting speakers and hire third-party adjudicators immediately into these vacant spots.  Preferably people who are not beholden to any single party and employed by the Senate body for the House and the House for the Senate.  With terms to be set by the House for the Senate and the Senate for the House, but not to exceed the Constitutional mandates, and to be one-time events with no retirement benefits or out-of-office special benefits.

It is past time to get the government, of the people, by the people, back to working for the people!

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NO MORE BS: The Role of the Rule of Law

GavelRome made global history when it wrote down its laws and posted these laws in a manner that told everyone that the law was the highest order in the land, and everyone is held to the same legal standard.  Writing down laws was nothing new in societies; the Jews had written and codified their laws long before Rome, but to hold everyone accountable to the same legal standard set Rome apart and blessed their land.  Why did Rome eventually fall; they stopped holding everyone responsible to one rule of law.

What is the Role of Law?

Ask a lawyer this question, and you will get a similar answer to the following:

Laws provide a framework and rules to help resolve disputes between individuals. Laws create a system where individuals can bring their disputes before an impartial fact-finder, such as a judge or jury.”

Frankly, my experience with lawyers is as productive as my relationship with the VA, hostile and not productive.  Hence, I infer that the law’s role in society is to bring order to a social environment, produce equality under the law, and punish those who decide to break the law.  Law is an expectation, a social contract, that restricts and constricts behavior to a socially acceptable level.

Thin Blue LineConsider today’s tragic events in Boulder, Colorado.  Before the blood was even clean at the scene, we have the President and selected hysterical gun-grabbing politicians making hay and demanding “gun reform.”  Except, “Gun Reform” always means stealing guns from legal owners and doing nothing about illegal gun holders.  Nothing is being urged to avoid and eliminate criminal behaviors with a firearm.  The Rule of Law’s role only applies to those who choose to live according to society’s laws and rules.  Those choosing to live outside society’s rules are terrorists and need to be treated as such!

President Lincoln is quoted thus:

Let every American, every lover of Liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their abuse by others. As the Patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear [down] the character of his own, and his children’s Liberty. Let reverence for the [Constitutional] laws [of America]… become the political religion of the nation.” President Lincoln is quoted thus: “Let every American, every lover of Liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their abuse by others. As the Patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear [down] the character of his own, and his children’s Liberty. Let reverence for the [Constitutional] laws [of America]… become the political religion of the nation.”

President Lincoln continued to proclaim:

When I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, nor that grievances may not arise, for the redress of which, no legal provisions have been made, I mean to say no such thing. But I do mean to say, that, although bad laws, if they exist, should be repealed as soon as possible, still while they continue in force, for the sake of example, they should be religiously observed.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Address Before the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” (January 27, 1838), p. 112.

Does President Lincoln’s plea inspire you, encourage you, and provide direction for improving the government moving forward?  The role of the “Rule of Law” is to empower and motivate people, to create order in a society, and to constrict and restrict behaviors for those choosing to live outside societal norms and acceptable behaviors.  Is the role of the “Rule of Law” clear?

President AdamsWhat is the “Rule of Law?”

As President Lincoln was quoted above, the “Rule of Law” in America is:

“[The] support of the Declaration of Independence, the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear [down] the character of his own, and his children’s Liberty. Let reverence for the [Constitutional] laws [of America] … become the political religion of the nation.”

Are laws currently abusing America; absolutely!  Herein is the charge to action; the government has chosen to declare you are the US Government’s property (Reich, 1964).  Charles Reich’s discussion on “New Property” is unacceptable and unconstitutional in the extreme.  The lack of treating the western states in a constitutional manner is also unconstitutional.  The theft of farmer’s goods, fisherman’s wares, and ranchers’ products remain 100% unconstitutional.  Yet, the bureaucrats’ actions and the politicians continue to treat you and me as unwanted property in our own country.

ApathyLike Rome, the legislators and the President are not above the “Rule of Law.”  Even though these people continue to consider themselves above the “Rule of Law.”  Worse, no matter how many laws a country produces, if the society is immoral, the “Rule of Law” is a joke.  Consider the knife and machete attacks in the United Kingdom, outlaw guns, and people are still finding ways and means to hurt other people.  France has stringent laws, yet people rent vehicles and mow their neighbors down in case lots.  Japan, very orderly society; how do criminals make the news there; they use chemicals to poison their neighbors on a subway.  Laws do not dictate moral behavior, ever!

Laws can only, ever, restrict and constrain those amenable to living a moral life.  A “Liberty FIRST Culture” understands this principle and protects itself accordingly.  Bringing this topic to a subject closely related to the “Rule of Law,” morals, morality, and moral living are all products of people amenable to religious belief structures.  Those people who desire to maintain connections to a religious society act their ideology through living a moral life.

Life ValuedI am not saying everyone needs to change religions; I am claiming that religion plays a significant role in reducing people’s animal minds to become amenable to living in a social order that respects the law and being ruled by law to enjoy maximum freedom.  We also need to be clear, atheism is a religion per Webster, and while this is a topic for another article, religion is a codified belief system with adherents that form a social order based upon expectations of behavior.  Liberty and freedom require choices; choices require more than a single option or two for a person to make more; Liberty and freedom require written and codified moral statements that grow from living a moral lifestyle.

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NO MORE BS: Postlude to The Declaration of Independence

ApathyLet me reiterate; only for emphasis, armed rebellion is not what I am calling for, advocating, or even advancing as a principle for throwing off the onerous chains of the tyrannical government America is currently suffering.  The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints reveres as scripture a book called the Doctrine and Covenants, and section 134 represents 12 statements on government that I hold dear and believe in strongly.

Statement 1:  I firmly believe that God instituted government for the benefit of man.  All representatives of any form of government will be answerable to GOD for how they held their offices and honored the power the people granted through the consent of the governed.

Statement 2:  I know from personal experience that peace is only possible under the Rule of Law, held inviolate, that secures the individual the maximum free exercise of conscience, the right and control of their personal property, and protection of life.

Statement 3:  Governments require civil officers to execute government and enforce the law, but these civil officers and magistrates are also held accountable to GOD for holding their office and carrying out the duties appointed.  Civil officers and magistrates’ responsibilities require equity and justice to be paramount in executing their official duties.

Statement 4:  Separation of church and state is to be held inviolate.  The church may punish member’s conscience but cannot refuse them life, liberty, or property.  That government may restrain crime but never control a person’s conscience.  The distinction in the separation of church and state is evident; religion may influence the conscience of men but not deprive them of life, liberty, or property.  In the punishment of crime, the government may deprive of life, liberty, or property but cannot and should not control conscience.

Statement 5:  Sedition and rebellion are unbecoming of every citizen!  Hence, my disgust at the riots, mobocracy, and terrorism witnessed by seditious people of all political types and flavors.  Laws should be written to best protect the public interest while holding sacrosanct freedom of conscience!

Statement 6:  Civil officers, elected representatives, and magistrates deserve to be honored in their appointed stations, and every person owes deference and respect in a locality to the laws of that locality.  Hence the only path to freedom and harmony among people.

Statement 7:  As long as respect and reverence are shown by a religious society to the laws of a locality, the government does not have the right to infringe upon the consciences of men and proscribe religious duties and practices.

Statement 8:  The commission of crimes should be punished, and all men are responsible for stepping forward to assist in supporting the public peace, tranquility, and harmony in a population and aid in bringing offenders to justice.

Statement 9: The government supports equality of religious freedom as the best possible method of ensuring public harmony and equality under the law.  Thus, mingling government and religion should be refused to protect all men’s right to the freedom of their conscience.

Statement 10:  Religious societies have the right to handle their affairs where members are concerned, provided the member is not deprived of life, liberty, or property, and excluding the member from fellowship is the extent of the punishment allowed.  These practices should not ever be interfered with by government officers or magistrates!

Statement 11:  All men possess the right to appeal to the civil government for redress when personal abuse occurs at the civil officers’ and magistrates’ hands.  I support all men the right to defend themselves and their properties from unlawful incursions by the government when time and exigency deprive the assaulted from appealing to the civil officers and magistrates for a peaceful redress of wrongs.

Statement 12: It is all about preaching religion freely and without government incursions, provided the laws of the land are followed.

Detective 3I do not speak for The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints!  I respect and honor the books and resources provided for their clarity and their simplicity.  I have abbreviated the above statements to reflect my personal beliefs and respect the intellectual property owned by The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints.  I firmly believe that these statements embody the principles found in the US Constitution, the Magna Charta, the Articles of Confederation, and The Declaration of Independence.  By following these statements, society improves, regardless of the government flavor found locally.

DutyI support obeying, honoring, and sustaining the laws of the land upon which you live and work.  That through the laws of your land, just grievances may be brought forward to your government officials, civil officers, and magistrates, and redress for wrongs made right.  I do not support sedition and rebellion in any shape, form, or creed, as this is the path to anarchy and chaos.  As an American [A(h)-ME-I-CAN], I support the logical separation of church and state as described above and will support any organized religious belief in the public square, provided the religious beliefs do not infringe upon another person’s rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

I support a “Liberty FIRST Culture;” join me!

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NO MORE BS: Human Rights or Human Obligations

ToolsPlease note: The following is not a philosophical debate, a legal push/pull contest, or even a religious discussion, although philosophy, law, and religion are all aspects of human rights and human obligations.  Here, the intent is to remind, encourage, and challenge individuals to focus less upon human rights laws desired and more on human obligations owed.  When we fight for human obligations, we inherently possess more human rights, liberties, and freedoms.

The famous Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is quoted as saying, “It is time… to defend not so much human rights as human obligations.”  The author talked about Freedom’s direction in western society, as decadence has overcome common-sense, where administrative power has reduced individual liberty, and the dual critics of parliament and the press feel warranted to oppress and oppose without restraint and knowledge.  Interestingly, the author’s comments come from 1978, in a graduation address at Harvard.

Andragogy - LEARNHuman Rights

The United Nations has defined human rights as, “Human rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour and are regularly protected in municipal and international law.”  Keep close note upon the use of law when discussing human rights. The human creator has been supplanted by a legal body that uses the law to create offenses where none existed and fight endlessly over minor items when laws are being destroyed daily.  The countries eliminating human rights laws and causing problems at the United Nations are rich in cash and hire lawyers to mistreat the law for personal gain and political points.

Detective 2Lost in the madness over human rights, the lawyers, the judges, the politicians pushing for creating new human rights, and the ever-present media influence is a simple and indisputable fact, morality cannot be legislated, nor can it be adjudicated.  Martin Luther King Jr. is but one person making this distinction throughout human history, “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless.”  The principle of morality remains critical, not to human rights but to human obligations.

Some legal scholar will claim the following is oversimplified, but hear me out.  A pedophile attacks a child, exercising a moral choice; that pedophile is then arrested, convicted, and sent to prison.  The pedophile is heartless and has received punishment for a moral choice but retains the ability to make this same choice again upon completing their prison sentence.  Hence, morals cannot be legislated, but judicial action can restrain the heartless.  A lawyer, and many people in California, may claim that the pedophile is only acting out of “Love” and does not deserve such a harsh sentence because the pedophile’s moral choices are actually the pedophile’s human rights.  Forgetting the victim has the right not to be molested in the first place.  The victim has expectations of human rights not to be stolen through the exercise of the moral choices of the pedophile.

Detective 4Never forget, governments established laws and created human rights, and all government actions are always injurious!  A government never acts altruistically but always with the intent and ability to harm.  Hence, care and concern should be taken when discussing human rights, as the government is legally victimizing someone else to issue another person a “human right.”  Human rights have become disconnected from human responsibilities, morals, and a connection to a creative power greater than man.  By disconnecting human responsibilities and morals from human rights, human rights become a watchword for human control, oppression, and tyranny.  Just like the pedophile in the analogy, to have their human rights acknowledged, the victims of sexual abuse and molestation must be further abused by the government recognizing the perpetrator over the victim.

Human Obligations

Kee (2014) defined “human obligations, in contrast with human rights, are not written, and archived laws, but rather are those duties and responsibilities for which all men across the full expanse of time are obliged to fulfill.”  Keep close note upon the hinge of human obligations, morals, and morality.  Laws do not codify obligations.  Obligations are a personal choice from the options available and the resources provided.  For example, if I have money or resources to help the beggar putting up their petition, I can choose to honor a moral obligation and render aid.  If I have not the resources, I am under no obligation but still, care about those asking for help.

3-direectional-balanceNelson Mandela is quoted as claiming a man (including women) has only two obligations: One obligation is towards his family, parents, wife, and children. The second obligation is his responsibility towards his people, community, and his country.  I would venture there is a third obligation, to one’s god, gods, or God, his religion that supports the moral code selected for making life meaningful, rich, and purpose-filled.  Morality cannot be separated from obligations, and moral codes are those provided by living a religious lifestyle.  Yes; atheism is included in living a religious lifestyle; the separation is that the morals an atheist lives will change based upon who they are, what they study, and who they choose to emulate. At the same time, the morals of other more organized religionists are standardized and generally supported by membership in a community of other believers, where membership in that community of believers is a strong motivational force to act in a specific moral manner and honor moral obligations to maintain membership.

Separate and Not Equal

Essential to understanding, even though the United Nations mixes human rights and human obligations as synonymous, human rights are not human obligations!  While the United Nations does tie human obligations to morals, by equating human rights and human obligations, the United Nations attempts to muddy the conceptual difference and give verity to human rights laws where no verity is possible.

ElectionBecause man creates a government, and the government creates laws, the foundation for human law and, thus, human rights are never grounded in a moral code.  For example, the Old Testament records Moses walked down off a mountain carrying Ten Commandments.  These Ten Commandments formed Judeo-Christian Law for thousands of years and never mentioned human rights.  However, human obligations abound in the Mosaic law as duties we owe to others.  The sixth commandment is all about human obligations to honor our fathers and mothers.  However, human rights laws claim honoring thy father and thy mother is not required under the law.  Hence, human rights are not human obligations; they are separate and not equal actions, nor are the following of these separate pathways going to lead to the same destination.

Remember, laws come with lawyers; lawyers come with the power of manipulating the law for their own benefit, e.g., winning the case for the person who hired them.  Thus, caution should always be remembered when discussing human rights, as a crafty lawyer, the right judge, and the pre-selected case can create lousy case law, and chaos reigns while respecting human rights.

GavelTake any criminal case in the criminal justice system, and one will find that the human rights of the victims are not honored, respected, or even mentioned, but the criminal’s rights are always foremost in the administration of law.  Add in a media whose sole purpose is to sell advertising space to the criminal justice system’s volatile mix. You have a perverted “criminal justice system,” and human obligations to the victims are never discussed.  Take any politically charged legislation, and human rights created by lawyers and politicians are the talking points, not the human obligations, not the morality, and not the interests of Freedom and liberty.

The discussion of human rights and human obligations will continue in these articles as we move forward, but clearly appreciating the line separating human rights from human obligations is the first step to having logical conversations about the cause and effect of legislation, the injuries government have caused, and the continued injustices and moral degradation of democratic societies by people advocating for human rights.  Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted saying, “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With Freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect [emphasis mine].”

LinkedIn ImageA “Liberty FIRST Culture” must understand these basic principles, the origination of the problems, and the cause-and-effect nature of government action to begin to accept and live the required solutions.  We, the members of democratic societies worldwide, must begin to honor, respect, and live human obligations, not human rights!  We have an obligation to our families, our communities, and our god, gods, or God to live in a manner that respects our obligations owed to each other.  In many cases, I will never meet those who read these words, but I have a moral obligation to speak the truth, discuss the truth, and, if wrong to correct my thinking and writing to respect the truth.  More, I hold a human obligation to allow all to comment freely, without prejudice for my personal bias, opinions, and rights.  This is called respect and responsibility, two words that have not been adequately honored in democratic societies for an exceptionally long time!

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NO MORE BS: The Tyranny of Executive Orders

Scared Eyes!By current count, President Biden has signed 33 Executive Diktats in 6-days of his presidential reign.  Interesting fact, 30 of those Executive Orders were signed within his first three-days in office.  Hence, let’s review those Executive Orders:

  1. What is the purpose and reason for the following order?
    • Requires executive branch appointees to sign an ethics pledge barring them from acting in personal interest and requiring them to uphold the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) independence.
    • Aren’t executive branch appointees adult enough to follow the standard ethical requirements standard to working in the Federal Government? If not, why are they not mature enough to act ethically?  If so, why the pledge?
    • What is this about the “independence” of the DOJ?
    • Apparently, this “Ethics Pledge” was used in the Obama Presidency; how did that work out? Not very well, leaving me to wonder and question the sanity of demanding the pledge.  Worse, why does Section 3 of the pledge allow a waiver provided the U.S. President and the head of the OMB grant the waiver “in the public’s interest?”
    • Section 5: Enforcement, What does this mean?

“Solely enforceable by the United States pursuant to this section by any legally available means, including debarment proceedings within any affected executive agency or judicial civil proceedings for declaratory, injunctive, or monetary relief.”

Reading the rest of Section 5 leaves me wondering about legal witch hunts where government power can be selectively used to punish, hinder, hamper, and pursue anyone the President decides has violated the ethics pledge.  I have some deep and abiding concerns about an “Ethics Pledge,” the insanity of repeating President Obama’s mistakes, and the legal loopholes.

  1. Where is the President of the United States’ authority to dictate to individual states that passengers have to wear a mask on intercity buses?
    • The President has assumed the control of all sorts of modes and methods of transportation to the demise of American’s everywhere! Want to see tyranny in action; there is NO authority for this Executive Order.  Nowhere in the U.S. Constitution does it allow the sitting President power to dictate mask-wearing.  Nowhere in the Federal Code is a President allowed this power.  This specific order violates State’s Rights and the Legislative Branch authorities; why exactly does the President feel empowered to order mask-wearing?
    • The CDC cannot issue laws; as a branch of the Executive Government, the CDC can only issue guidelines. If these are to be enforceable laws, the Legislative Branch must agree and issue legislation based upon those guidelines.
    • Nowhere in the mask mandating illegal and unethical Executive Order are pre-existing conditions that make mask-wearing unsafe or impossible are mentioned. Why?
    • Where did the President gain the power to mandate people arriving at America’s Ports of Entry the authority to require they have the vaccine for COVID or a recent negative test result? Show me, wherein the law is this allowed?  What other viral diseases and infections are treated in a similar manner?  Mandating a negative test result is a direct violation of HIPAA!  Where are the Legislative and Judicial  Branches in smacking down this diktat from the tyrant in office as President?  Where COVID testing is concerned, what virus is being tested for, and how do you protect against false positives?
  2. Some of the Executive Orders are housekeeping stuff, changes which normally occur from one President to another as the Executive Branch head. While many of these changes are non-issues, I wonder why the regulatory approval process keeps changing from President to President?  When how regulatory approval processes change, there is a tremendous cost involved, along with a considerable amount of confusion for those workers involved.
  3. Why aren’t the following immigration Executive Orders legislation Liberians DACA?
    • The Liberian issues have been an ongoing issue for several presidencies. There is some legislation in place, but as usual, no one read it, passed it, and the executive branch cannot promptly do their jobs in implementing the legislation due to the insanity of the bill passed.
    • What are the two jobs of elected representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, write laws and scrutinize government. By failing to write laws that make sense, scrutinizing government becomes ever more impossible!  Do you feel represented by your government yet?
    • DACA – Daca begins with an illegal and unethical Executive Order, couched in legalese that made appear the President had the authority to subvert the U.S. Constitution and implement legislation without the Legislative Branch input.
    • Since its inception, DACA has continued to be a political hot potato for the Legislative Branch, so the Executive Branch acted without authority and created a mess! Remember, no action of a legitimate government is without injury!  Worse, DACA created a Presidential voting block for those who will promote the President’s illegal activities!
  4. On this Executive Order, pay close attention to the language used, what is said, and what has been conveniently left out of the Executive Order. Tyranny is as much what is said as what is not expressed but implied.
  • “Proclamation on Ending Discriminatory Bans on Entry to The United States” is the Executive Order’s official title. What is discriminatory about secure borders?
    • The Executive Order affected or influenced, Executive Order 13780, and Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983. Now, it is common practice for a President to change previous Presidential Proclamations as they see fit.  There is nothing wrong with changing previous Presidential Executive Orders; this is where tyranny and confusion occur every time a presidency changes hands.
    • Section 2 of this Executive Order is all about directing embassies in clearing Visa and Waiver Processing. Again, perfectly acceptable actions for a new president to take.
    • Section 3 orders the Executive Branch members to send the President a report on information-sharing and strengthening relationships. Still, perfectly legal and acceptable use of presidential power.
    • Nowhere in this Executive Order are the security issues that the original Executive Order 13780 and Proclamations 9645, 9723, and 9983 were based upon. Did the world wave a magic wand and suddenly become safe enough to trust other government’s abilities to vet their own citizens for international travel properly?  The security risks remain too great for specific countries, who have habitually poor government processes and records, to trust their citizens.  Have we forgotten about all those passports issued by governments of terrorists, found in Afghanistan, who had free international travel ability?
    • The power of tyranny is strong with this President! Where is the Legislative Branch in demanding security and passing legislation that ends this Executive Order game of hot potato and protects America?
  1. Executive Orders are killing the Border Wall and the Keystone Pipeline.
    • There is no mention in the Executive Orders of the costs involved in stopping these projects, the costs from leaving these projects in the lurch, or the hundreds of primary and thousands of secondary and tertiary jobs that have died.
    • Energy Security, Border Security, strengthening the ties between nations, none of that matters or is mentioned in the Executive Orders. Rule by diktat is killing America, and you can personally visit these sites of tyranny in action and ask yourself if your vote for Biden was worth the loss, the cost, and the resource waste!
    • Do you build strong walls on your property for protection; why are America’s borders any different than your home boundaries?
    • Do you like seeing other American’s at work; I do! What is more important, keeping America secure or pandering to a leftist liberal talking point?  How valuable will a liberal talking point be when terrorists start streaming over the US Southern Border?  Look at the number of illegals from non-Central and South American countries and tell me the value of a liberal talking point.  All while the liberals all live behind tall walls and security.
    • Let me talk frankly and honestly, feel free to research these facts and others, and let’s engage in conversation. America’s slipperiest enemy in WWI and WWII, who hosted spies, allowed for what we now call terrorists, and protected America’s enemies since inception, is Mexico!
    • Consider the following from History.com:
      1. On the home front, hundreds of thousands of farmworkers crossed the border to work (illegal immigration) for U.S. agricultural companies as part of the Bracero Program, which would outlast the war by nearly two decades and have a lasting impact on the relations between the two North American nations [emphasis mine]. Want to know where the “migrant worker” infestation started, the Bracero Program.  Remember, legitimate actions of the government always injure!
      2. Bill Mills wrote, “Treacherous Passage: Germany’s Secret Plot against the United States in Mexico during World War I.” An excellent resource for those looking for the truth about the U.S. and Mexico relationship during WWI.
      3. Never forget the Duquesne Spy Ring. A Nazi spy ring was operating in the U.S. before the start of WWII, where Mexico’s help in supporting German Agents was paramount to their success in America.
      4. February 1918: WWI counterintelligence agents get their man. More on Mexico and supporting spies in America.

Theres moreUnfortunately, the Executive Orders discussed herein are not even the tip of the iceberg of tyranny launched in the first 6-days in office.  America’s national security was blown out of the water.  Executive orders are issued where legislation is desperately needed, where fair business was stopped when America desperately needs to end the lockdowns and go back to work.  Dr. Fauci’s WHO leader, more pandemic actions destined to fail, expanding the size and cost of government in the Executive Branch without a peep from the U.S. House of Representatives asking the President how he plans to pay for expanding government, and so much more.

America, we cannot afford 4-years of Biden/Harris as leaders of America!  We have not yet recovered from the 8-years of failed government under President Obama and the weak-kneed 8-years under President Bush II.  America has legitimate security needs where a wall along the entire US Southern Border is mandatory!  America has energy commitments and requirements that the Keystone Pipeline will help alleviate.  America needs to end the lockdowns, stop the masking mandates, and return freedom to the people to live and work.  Yet, all these issues and more are being mandated to us instead of discussed in legislative sessions.

Andragogy - LEARNRule by Executive Order is tyranny, plain and simple!  President Biden is extending the illegal actions of President Obama in issuing Executive Orders that exceed his presidential authorities.  Your political party means nothing; your freedoms are being stolen by the occupant who just barely swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution and is blatantly abusing the same!  The fraudulent President is proving his insanity is real, and we are only a week into his term of office.

Detective 4Where are the elected members of the Legislative Branch demanding the President cease and desist?  Do you feel represented by the U.S. President?  Do you feel confident in the Legislative Branch to scrutinize the Executive Branch and demand correction?  Where are the State’s Attorneys’ General filing with the Judicial Branch to halt the tyranny of a power-mad president?  Under President Trump, before the Executive Orders were typed, they had litigious actions filed with the court, hearings scheduled, injunctions ready to thwart, and were screaming to the media; why are they silent now?  The silence is deafening!

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NO MORE BS: The Speaker, The Majority, and The Minority Leadership

The Duty of AmericansIn the legislative branch, the legislators have two jobs, write laws and scrutinize the government.  The laws written should do the most good, for the most people, consistent with the U.S. Constitution, which makes sense.  These laws are not to be interpreted by the judicial because the legislators were too lazy to read the laws they are passing.  Nor should the judicial and the executive branches of government be forced to put up with “pork-filled, bloated bills.”  If the law is too difficult to read in chambers and committees, that piece of legislation needs culled and cut until it is easy to understand.

Thus, bringing up the three leadership roles of the speakers of the House.  Important to note, the Speaker of the House does not have to be an elected legislator.  The House’s Speaker can be, and maybe should be, elected from an independent, neutral party.  Regardless, the House Speaker and majority and minority leaders are elected on the first day of a new Congressional session.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has the following duties:

      • Responsible for administering the oath of office to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
      • Permits Members to speak on the House floor
      • Chooses Members to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore
      • Counting and declaring all votes
      • Appointing Members to committees, sending bills to committees, and signing bills and resolutions that pass in the House.
      • The Speaker is third in line, behind the Vice President, to become President should the President be unable to fulfill their duties.

The Majority Leader has the following duties:

      • The majority leader is second-in-command to the Speaker of the House.
      • The majority leader schedules legislation to be considered on the House floor
      • Organizes daily, weekly, and yearly legislative plans
      • Consults with Members to understand how party members feel about issues
      • Works to advance the goals of the party.

The Minority Leader has the following duties:

      • The minority leader serves as the floor leader of the “loyal opposition” and the minority counterpart to the Speaker of the House.
      • The minority leader is responsible for leading the minority party in the U.S. House of Representatives.
      • Include speaking for the party and its policies
      • Protecting the minority’s rights
      • Nominating minority party Members to committees

Andragogy - The PuzzleThe majority and minority leaders continue to represent his or her district in the U.S. House of Representatives.  However, the majority and minority leaders usually do not serve on committees and do not lead floor debate on major issues.  Important to consider, much of the “duties and roles” of the majority and minority leaders are not written in the U.S. Constitution but are only traditional activities that previous speakers, majority, and minority leaders have engaged upon, usually to the detriment of the American Citizen.

Nowhere in this list of job duties does it declare the ability to write foreign governments, visit foreign governments, engage upon duties held by the executive or judicial branch, or grandstand extremist issues to force changes upon the American body culturally, socially, or religiously.  Nowhere in this list of duties is the Speaker, the majority or minority leader responsible for weaponizing government against the American people.  Nowhere in this list of job duties and roles allows the Speaker of the House to act like a monarch over a medieval fiefdom.

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives has been eroding the executive branch’s powers for several presidencies now.  Since the media is not calling upon the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to restrict themselves solely to the duties outlined in the U.S. Constitution, we, the people, must remind and scrutinize!  Knowledge is power; and right now, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is cashing in on Americans’ ignorance and, in conjunction with a conniving media, to protect the American People’s abuse, the waste of taxpayer dollars, and the support of a medieval fiefdom.

DutyI encourage all to observe, understand, and scrutinize the politicians’ actions in leadership positions, including the U.S. House of Representatives’ Speaker, the majority and minority leaders.  When you catch them acting outside their assigned roles, duties, and responsibilities, be the loyal opposition and call them out for the neglect of their duties!

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