Monday, 23 January 2017

On Getting Our Priorities Right

1.  I don’t understand Roe v. Wade.  This is a federal constitutional republic; not a centralized form of government.  What business is it of the federal government to rule on such a matter as abortion?  This sort of business does not fall under their purview, constitutionally speaking.  The federal government is a government of enumerated powers, limited and delegated powers - “few and defined,” in the rather authoritative words of the man known as the Father of the Constitution, James Madison.  And if the 14th Amendment is what is being invoked as the source of the jurisdictional hijack that has taken place here (and elsewhere): that talks about the additional legal fact - additional to the original Constitution - that no State shall “deprive any person of life, liberty or property WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF LAW”.  Any reasonable interpretation of that phrase, and based on the intent of those who promulgated this amendment, would understand that to mean that the States cannot be arbitrary in their dealings with the American citizens living within their jurisdiction on matters of "life, liberty or property," i.e., must deal with their citizenry according to the law, not treat people outwith the law.  We're still talking about the rule of law here.   

This nation has gotten off course somewhere along the line.  That matter is worth a major investigation, and national discussion.  Anybody up for a march on that subject???  

2. And this business about females making a big issue of something that Trump said in a private conversation years ago. (And do people really want everything that they say in private to be broadcast to the world??  What a surveillance state, and mentality, this is turning out to be.)  I would respond with something like the following observation:

‘Oh I see.  We’re going to talk about privately shared conversations, and information.  And incidentally, just what about those leaks from the DNC?  And that’s leaks, by the way.  Not ‘hacks’.  As in a disgruntled DNC employee, presumably a Bernie Sanders advocate, who was unhappy with how the DNC was colluding with the Clinton Campaign Camp to steal the primaries from Bernie.  Now there’s something of major import.  Law breaking, and sheer sleaze, and all that.  I expect a major march any day now, on that issue.

‘Or how about the release of information on Hillary’s main assistant’s email system, showing that Hillary, when Secretary of State, allowed a huge number of her official business emails - confidential and all - to be accessible on a private unsecured email system, to any and all potential hackers; and which trove of emails of her assistant gave away information on a major bit of illegal ‘business’ being engaged in by, among others, high government officials in Washington D.C., said information under the subsequent subject heading of PizzaGate.  Which involves pedophilia, and worse practices. Much worse.  As if that weren’t bad enough.  

‘Now there’s something of major import.  I expect a major march any day now, on either or both of these two issues.  Or at least, some follow-up in the mainstream media on either or both of these two issues.  The media supposedly in the business of news reporting, and investigative journalism, and all that sort of thing.

‘But perhaps “all that sort of thing” is just not done any longer by the mainstream media.  One wonders why.  


Can you say, corruption?? 

Corrupt to the core??? 

Which begs the question:

Is this nation worth saving??????????????????

Now, there's a priority for you.


P.S. Speaking about matters of law:

from Kelleigh Nelson’s column in of January 23 titled ‘Exposed! The Power Behind The Women’s March’:

Patriotism vs. Classless Morons

“Samuel Adams said, ‘He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of this country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man…The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy this gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people.’ Virtue was absent at the Women’s March."

(And this:)

“And Thomas Paine stated, ‘Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.’ President Trump has given up a life of ease to take on the huge task of righting our beloved nation, not just for his own descendants, but for all of the Americans he loves and cares about.”

And to close on a major warning from the past, concerning this same sort of situation - of a move from a republican form of government to an imperial one:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

He who has ears, let him hear.

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