In Memoriam

Every solider, in every branch of the United States Armed Forces who has fought and died, did so defending ONE THING…


The Constitution of the United States of America. 

It was not to defend a POLITICAL PARTY
It was not to defend a PHILOSOPHICAL IDEOLOGY

They died believing in this Cause. 

They fought to preserve this arena of ideas and ingenuity. To secure this space for the ascent of sound ideals. In their final moments, their fight was justified… they bore witness to the full intensity of DARKNESS, yet they continued to STAND.  

The Cause for which they stood was WORTHY of nothing less. 

The Cause for which we stand TODAY, is still worthy of the same. 

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Enshrined within a Temple made of stone, protected from the raging elements. Within the HEART of our Capital. Written on a faded piece of parchment… there are WORDS. As powerful now as they were 200 years ago. 

IDEAS. Forged in the crucible of OPEN DEBATE. Their mere creation, an act of WAR. These are our shared ideals, and so it was written… 

We are ALL Created EQUAL. 

There is nothing more threatening to the rule of a tyrannical leader than the FREE and OPEN exchange of IDEAS. There is nothing more disturbing to an oppressor of the TRUTH than the question, ‘WHY?’ 

We stand UNITED in Common Cause… why do we see things in such differing ways? Why are we willing to trade FACT for FICTION… emphatically denying that which HALF of us sees as
reality

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Who stands to PROFIT off of our division… who’s lives are more secure when the vision of THE PEOPLE stands in disarray? 

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The LIES and VENOM in our political discourse disappear when viewed in this context. Why would anyone advocate for taking up ARMS to fight a POLITICAL FIGHT? Why would anyone believe the words of a POLITICIAN in the first place. 

The SAME politicians who tell people to take up ARMS in defense of a Political Ideology, BEG you for your DONATIONS with the very SAME BREATH… 

… and the minuet that position becomes unprofitable, their beliefs will CHANGE. 

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What AMPLIFIES the false narrative… 
What EMPOWERS the leader who deals in LIES? 

What motivated Donald J. Trump to install, in the bathroom of his Manhattan Penthouse Apartment, a TOILET plated in gold… 

The answer is one in the SAME. We all know what the problem is.💰 

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We give a PLEDGE. We swear an OATH. 
On our HONOR… with Liberty and Justice for ALL

IF we still believe in those WORDS, we must embrace what they SAY. 

The Enemies of Democracy call for violence in-support of their position. The Champions of Democracy already know… we’ve already won, all we have to do is STOP FIGHTING. We were born under the SAME FLAG… we fight for the SAME THING. 

The WAR… is OVER. We’ve seen this SHOW BEFORE, we’ve been educated by their mistakes. We’ve built monuments of marble and granite to remind us of those errors… who carries the COST of WAR. Who’s children will be called upon to bear the burdens of OUR GRUDGES

The only winning move is not to play. 

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What lessons would these fallen share with us if they could… what message would they send? 

It is for us… THE LIVING… to remember what comes from our DIVISION, and celebrate UNION and the inherent strength that comes from within. 

-JC 

Long live the CONSTITUTION of the UNITED STATES. 

You Are HERE.

I saw this article the other day, and I instantly thought of ONE THING…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/great-climate-change-is-making-space-junk-a-bigger-pro-1846887091 

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Marshmallows. 

Crazy? Here, I’ll show you “crazy”… 

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https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2000/ast30may_1m 

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Yeah… marshmallows. 

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… or, you could visualize it like this:

The added static makes everything POOF-UP, spreading out those molecules; and that added electrical interaction is what creates ROTATION inside a massive thunderhead. Without it, there’s just straight-line winds and rain.

But no, according to this article… we are to blame.
As I said, that science seems pretty SOFT.

“… 10 years before we expected it.”

When it comes to the discussion of Climate Change, let their be NO DOUBT…

Our Climate is CHANGING.


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The discussion should no longer be about who’s to BLAME. The conversation needs to center around what we are going to do, to be PREPARED for these changes.

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The FACTS are undeniable. The changes we are witnessing, happening with the variability within the cycles of our Sun, have a direct impact on our atmosphere. The proof comes from the scientific data we’ve collected throughout the Space Age.


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Advances in technology have led to advances in the understanding of our place within our Celestial Neighborhood. We are extremely fortunate to be living on THIS ROCK and not some other! The internal mechanics of our planet give rise to its ability to sustain an atmospheric BLANKET. Because our rock is MAGNETIC… we have AIR to breathe. Without that, we’d look more like MARS. 

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Throw in a bit of rotation, thanks to a decent sized MOON, and we have ourselves a HABITAT. Self-sustainable for BILLIONS of years, no doubt will be here and habitable for almost a BILLION more.

We stand poised on the brink of UNDERSTANDING. Will we remember the lessons taught to us from our ancestors… or will we learn these lessons the hard way? 

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https://jackcharbonneau.com/2019/03/11/a-scout-is-trustworthy-2/ 

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These issues will eventually work themselves out… one way or another. Through the PUSH and PULL of judicial decisions or legislative measures, time marches on. The question becomes- 

How long do we want to WAIT, before it comes to BE? 

Because we can ALL see it. Let HISTORY be our guide… Welcome to 2021! A feat worthy of celebration, for anyone who survived the year 2020. 

Scourges, not seen in over 100 years… multiple times! Remember when we were on the brink of WWIII? That was only January, before the FIRST Impeachment Trial. Australian wildfires, marches for Justice… we squeezed an entire decade into just ONE YEAR! 

But let our celebrations be SHORT LIVED. We must not forget… 100 years ago, after their pandemic, the celebrations didn’t end so well. The Roaring Twenties gave way to the 1930s… and the horrible Fashion Choices that they made. 

Yes. History repeats itself… we have that data as well. 

The SAME pressures that came to bear on their society, are showing themselves once again in OURS. A pandemic. Economic instability… they, too, bore witness to a Changing Climate. The Dust Bowl sent millions looking for a new life and it changed the way this nation feeds itself. HUNGRY for a way forward and starved of leadership, President Hoover thought putting people “on the Dole” was demoralizing… the thinking of a self-made MILLIONAIRE educated in the 19th century.

Welcome to the 21st Century. 

We do not need to waste our TIME playing out the SAME MISTAKES. Appeasement will never bring us peace in our time… some things never change. 

Where this Nation goes, so too goes the WORLD. Will we be PREPARED to lead… or are we fine with just being led. 

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What was that crazy old man talking about? What message was he trying to convey? One could reasonably argue… we’ve just lived it. We ARE living it. Right NOW, thousands are still dying WORLDWIDE, everyday.

Good intentions and magical thinking doesn’t make a VIRUS go away. That takes THOUGHT… that takes EFFORT. What happens next time, when the NEXT crisis comes our way? It’s not a question of IF… it’s a question of HOW MANY.

Maybe it’s time we stopped playing all these GAMES. 

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1342937X10001966 

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http://spaceweather.com  

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/volcanoes-cooled-earth-in-the-past-constrain-warming-from-excess-co2/ 

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It’s unsettling to think there’s something we COULD be doing, but due to our INACTION Earth’s climate will continue to change.

It’s empowering to understand, that we are all part of a natural cycle. Witnessing the interactions between a Celestial Body and its Family of Planets… and actually knowing on a subatomic level, WHY these changes are taking place.

Every advancement in scientific understanding over the course of the last 100 years has been secured by Our Constitution. We’ve traded voodoo and superstition, for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor 

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We dishonor our Founders if we don’t do everything within our power to prepare for these changes. Yes, I do believe… the Climate is changing.

We must BE PREPARED. 

-JC 

Integrity

“We can make these people whole again.”

That was the response of Senator Lindsay Graham, shortly after the lockdowns began in response to the outbreak of COVID-19… in the context of JOBS. In the context of Business Owners and the financial impact that would eventually come.

He suggested we could RESTORE… retroactively.

Putting aside the question of the saintly-hood of our Senators for a second… what was he speaking of? What glimmer of HOPE can we find within that statement… that’s IF Senator Graham was speaking in GOOD FAITH.

It seems COLD to color the situation in terms of MONEY, considering the toll taken in the lives of most people. It’s ignorant to even contemplate retroactively fixing what has been LOST… half a million from the virus, untold numbers from the dominoes that fell as our hospitals filled to capacity. There is NO amount of money that can replace that.

And it wasn’t due to a VIRUS. It was due to INACTION.
It was due to ineptitude, elevated by OUR VOTE.

As I write, I’m looking down at a freshly cleared field, tucked in next to a small tributary that feeds the Missouri River… a far cry from the crowded city streets of Manhattan or Seattle. The impact may be harder to see, but it is felt just the same.

We’ve lost LIVES. We’ve lost LIVELIHOODS, but we’ve lost more than that… we’ve lost a sense of TRUST. We’ve lost a sense of SECURITY. When lives are on the line, we call 911. We take it for granted. More people now know… that’s not always the case. We’ve lost our Innocence.

There is no retroactively fixing that. We’ve shattered the ILLUSION of security… and it was taken with our consent.

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I don’t believe the American People elevate liars intentionally. We only find out AFTER they’ve risen to power that they were being less than truthful… well, with the obvious exceptions of course.

And once those liars are exposed, they eventually find themselves voted out of office, or escorted out by authorities. When crimes are committed, those who perpetrated AND participated are eventually held accountable… except for those who are NOT. Even when the evidence seems overwhelming, some people just seem to SKIRT.

Identical crimes. Identical circumstances. Wildly different outcomes.
SAME Judicial System.

What’s the variable. What CHANGES that outcome?

“If OJ drove a bus he wouldn’t even be OJ, he’d be Orenthal the bus driving murderer.”
-Chris Rock


Chris almost got it right… it’s not fame. There are many people you’ve never heard of before, who’ve done the exact same thing. It’s the MONEY. It’s the ability to secure Legal Counsel… it’s the ability to secure QUALITY Legal Counsel.

MONEY allows people to get away with murder.

MONEY defines what is or is NOT murder, because we choose our Elected Officials based on who can raise the MOST MONEY… Therefore, our laws favor those with money over those without.


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2021/05/04/ledell-lee-dna-execution/ 

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To the Victor go the spoils, and those with MONEY always seem to win. History is written by the winners… and so are our LAWS. 

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https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/fulton-county/investigation-marjorie-taylor-greene-filed-homestead-exemptions-2-homes-violating-state-law/ 

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Ashli Babbit wasn’t executed on January 6th, she was shot by police while Breaking and Entering the United States House of Representatives.


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The people who stormed the Capitol on January 6th weren’t exercising their First Amendment Right to protest… 

Donald Trump wasn’t directing that crowd to call on Congress for a redress of their grievances. He told them to “… fight like hell or you won’t have a country anymore.”

Officers were not greeted with hugs and kisses that day.

LIES have elevated these problems. Lies elevated the people who were willing to support those lies, and those lies continue to GROW… even as we know they are lies.

These are the FACTS… 

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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-was-watching-tv-while-riots-took-place-2021-1 

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https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-says-tie-between-a-proud-boy-trump-white-house-2021-3 

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… and these are the LIES. 


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https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/15/politics/space-force-lohmeier-fired-after-comments/index.html 

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/nicholasreimann/2021/05/07/in-arizonas-bizarre-election-audit-ballots-are-being-checked-for-bamboo-and-election-chief-has-been-assigned-protection/?sh=acfe6aa183b8 

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It’s a hard pill to swallow, but we must address these issues head-on, and establish what is FACT before we can move on. LIES do not save lives in times of crisis… they only serve to keep BAD ACTORS in power. 

“It’s about… an intelligence office for the Palestinian terrorist organization housed in that building, that plots and organizes the terror attacks against Israeli Civilians. It’s a perfectly legitimate target.” —Benjamin Netanyahu

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https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/08/netanyahu-israel-corruption-charges-467605 

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog 

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The BAD ACTORS don’t want us to realize that. They don’t want us finding COMMON GROUND… casting aside the insanity and FOCUSING on what is RIGHT.

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We lose our ability to LEAD, so long as we continue to cling to LIES. In order to find what is RIGHT, we must admit when we are WRONG… and work to ensure it can NEVER happen again.

-JC

To Whom it May Concern

I believe in SCIENCE. I believe in FACTS and DATA… I believe in the TRUTH. Unadulterated. Unfiltered and straight forward. I’m not a fan of labels or virtue signaling. That kind of superficiality is what got us here in the first place.


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The TRUTH hurts sometimes… that’s why some may find it easier to just say what’s NICE, instead of what’s CORRECT. I suppose it’s not just our elected officials who are guilty of this sin, they just happen to be the people we’ve chosen to LEAD. Therefore, their hypocrisy is much easier to SEE. 

Show me a good example of a Tax-and-Spend Liberal… especially now, in the shadow of the previous Administration. Show me a good example of a Small Government Conservative. Which Republican Administration has successfully reduced the footprint of the Federal Government?

We’ve become distracted by LABELS, fighting for a BRAND instead of doing what’s required. The Democratic Party loves to celebrate every FIRST they can… shattering every Glass Ceiling they come across. Don’t get me wrong, I celebrate as well. Women should be seen as EQUALS.


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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/12/sports/soccer/us-womens-soccer-equal-pay.html 

 

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The Democratic Party, quite literally, rallied around the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Progress was being made in the form of EDUCATION. Informing us all as to the depths of these problems… 

 

I’m still amazed by the COURAGE of Tara Reade. 

 


Her story, based in FACT, was NOT elevated by the last Administration during the 2020 election. Instead, they went with Hunter and UKRAINE… Seriously?!!



And that encapsulates the whole story. Every bit of hypocrisy is highlighted within this exact POINT.

The Leader of the Democratic Party champions the cause of EQUITY. Reaffirming the Party’s commitment to ensuring their ‘Soul of America’ retains that Top-Dollar high-gloss SPIT-SHINE.

As it would have been if Donald Trump had suddenly called for more transparency in the case of Tara Reade, the Democratic Party’s commitment to the appearance of EQUALITY is now just a show… an Off-Broadway Equality ACT.

Only EQUAL. MEANS. EQUAL. 

As true NOW as it was 100 years ago… just as it was 400 years ago. 

 

 

The issue of Equal Rights has been settled. The 28th Amendment has been voted upon and 76% of these United States have now voted to RATIFY EQUALITY. 

Instead of championing the call of the MAJORITY, the Bully Pulpit remains SILENT… the Will of the People, once again, overridden by the opinion of ONE MAN… 

 

Meet the new boss… same as the old boss. 

 

 

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… and our two-party system only DOUBLES our headaches. 

 

The mainstream concept of Small Government Conservatism has many HOLES, considering its track record over the course of the last 40 years. Was it in the name of ‘smaller government’ that the Reagan Administration sought to arm satellites for our nuclear defense? 

 

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Was ‘Compassionate Conservatism’ at the heart of the Bush Administration’s declaration that Iraq was seeking Yellowcake Uranium? What Conservative Values were on display as Colin Powell spoke before the United Nations? 

All these expenditures abroad, while they pursue a limited government approach at home by shrinking “entitlement” programs and cutting “pork barrel” projects, like building BRIDGES and ROADS… projects that would directly benefit the PEOPLE they were elected to serve. 

I suppose in this context, The Gipper was RIGHT… government is the problem. 

 


That seems to be the one common thread that ties these opposing parties together. History shows us… they work for the DONORS.

Isn’t that right, Lt. Col. Oliver North.


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Under who’s leadership has our Nation’s economic activity CONTRACTED? On who’s watch has our Nation’s prosperity GROWN. What investments made by our Federal Government have we benefited from the most, and which ones have limited the upward economic mobility of the American Middle Class? 

We cannot rely on Political Labels and Divisive Rhetoric to inform our decisions. We must rely on FACTS… if we believe in the experiment, we must embrace the evidence we see. 

I believe in a fiscally conservative government, but I also believe the money we spend should be better managed. ONE MAN should not dictate to us our answers, the best answers are forged in the crucible of OPEN DEBATE. There is a debate to be had on the Infrastructure Package being proposed, but there currently is NO DEBATE being had… ONE SIDE doesn’t want to participate. 

They simply stand OPPOSED. 

Farmers in RED STATES need those FUNDS just as much as farmers in BLUE STATES. Their elected officials are letting them down by not engaging on their behalf. 

Doing nothing is not ‘Smaller Government’… it’s OPPRESSIVE Government. Cutting benefits for those who need them most isn’t fiscally conservative, it’s passing the BUCK. It’s dodging responsibility, shifting the burden onto someone ELSE. It’s kind of like virtue signaling, but it’s a bit different… you just have to put 2 and 2 together

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Can these issues be SOLVED with FACTS and DATA? Will they ever be resolved if we constantly retreat into our political corners… where has that led us so far? 

If we allow our passions to rule the day, we miss out on the CHANCE to find KNOWLEDGE. By painting it as either RED or BLUE we cannot find the subtlety necessary to establish COMMON GROUND… to achieve the goals we ALL wish to see. 

The experiment was conceived to create KNOWLEDGE, to prove a hypothesis through the collection of FACTS and DATA. Can Mankind rule itself Justly and in PEACE? After 240 years… we have that KNOWLEDGE. We now have that DATA. That shared experience is our COMMON BOND… that is the GIFT that we’ve been given.

The time now comes for us to decide… what is it that we will leave behind for our grandchildren. Let it be no flash of political passions that leads us to cast aside UNION, hard fought and battle won. Let us learn from our Forefathers and elevate the ERRORS that they have made. Let their example guide us, so we will not repeat their mistakes.

Today, we take for granted that which they did not have! They did not know it was possible… all they had was FAITH, and a firm belief in the inherent good that can come from a STRONG UNION.

We now know the answer… today, we stand as proof.

-JC

A Constitutional Convention

Not to undo, but to strengthen. To fully define that which has not been addressed. To CLARIFY. To express what it is this nation stands for in words so clear, no rational mind could stand opposed to their ascent… and once passed, no legal mind could undermine their intent.

We need a Constitutional Convention to propose and debate a set of Amendments, addressing those issues that have been hijacked by Party Politics, to enflame passions and raise MONEY… all while these problems remain UNRESOLVED, to the detriment of THE PEOPLE these legislators were elected to represent.

Every piece of historical precedent shows us what we should be working toward. Everyday, every one of us swears an oath, in our hearts and our minds, to protect and defend it. But we can clearly see… it is NOT as it should BE.

There is nothing to fear, we must believe our eyes. We’ve been given the gift that so many others did not have. The Framers of our Constitution foresaw the need to make changes…


We have the ability to Amend. 

 

BEFORE the chaos that would eventually consume us. BEFORE the divisions are drawn and WALLS go up. The system… Our American Political System… is now BROKEN. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. To FUND their re-election, to support their Political Party, to support their political careers. They cater to the interests of POLITICAL DONORS instead of working to pass legislation that would benefit the VOTERS they were elected to represent. 

HALF of our Elected Officials are BEHOLDEN to DARK MONEY interests, and the OTHER HALF are hesitant to ACT because it would upset their DONORS. 

Who Represents the American People in this DEBATE? 

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Though not written within our Constitution, by our consent, our system has settled into a two party system. Elections have, for the most part, provided a clear majority to establish a functioning government. 

Although they continue to do so, our ‘functioning government’ consistently does the opposite of what the voters demand. More Americans have died due to gun violence THIS YEAR ALONE, than have American Soldiers throughout 20 YEARS of war… in two countries. 

 

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American lives, lost… inaction in the United States Senate. 

Essential Workers, HAILED as heroes just a few months ago, more than deserving of being paid a LIVABLE WAGE in every state. Now… $15 is just TOO MUCH. It seems our Senators believe we should prioritize the needs of the United States Armed Forces… 

 

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https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2020-07-28/gop-tucks-8-billion-for-military-weaponry-in-virus-bill 

 

 

… you wouldn’t want to see our soldiers go without PAY?  

 

 

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When you SEE something, SAY something. 

 

 

 

Because once it is SEEN and we do not ACT, we become COMPLICIT in allowing it to continue. What comes from our inaction is the fruit we will bear… our SILENCE will water the seed. 

It doesn’t matter what your political affiliation is. Left or Right, Red or Blue… we all know what the problem IS. MONEY in politics has unfairly tipped the scales against the Will of The People. If MONEY decides who will be allowed to legislate for the rest of us, legislation will continue to favor those with money over those WITHOUT. 

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What is the point of our Constitution? What were the ends that justified its creation? In order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, and to secure the Blessings of Liberty… for ourselves AND those yet to come. 

The experiment was created for THE PEOPLE. We are the experiment. We are the balance upon which the entire experiment is judged. Today we reap the harvest from seeds sown by men who still feared a KING. A vision of what could be, seen through the haze of musket fire… and their own hypocrisy. 

All men are created EQUAL’ they said… ‘except those we deem to be just three-fifths.’ 

So long as we are subjected to the structures that have arisen from the oppressive intent of the Three-Fifths Rule, the Will of the American People will never be fully realized. 

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The American People need CLARITY… not because it is easy, but because it is necessary. If we do not make the effort… if we do not seize the moment to secure the progress we have made, we remain at risk of losing it. It’s no longer hyperbole, it’s no longer a relic from a long forgotten PAST. 

When you STAND UP and SPEAK OUT in defense of the Rights of others, you defend those Rights for YOURSELF. And when you do, you will NOT stand alone. You stand with the MAJORITY… and we STAND UNITED. 

Every issue we struggle with has nuance and subtlety. We may differ on details and directions, but we agree on so much more than what is amplified in the media… by monied interests, who profit off of our division. Who make more MONEY if regulations are not passed. Who would prefer our legislatures remained deadlocked. And that suits the incumbents just fine… 

 

You can’t FUNDRAISE on a problem that’s already been SOLVED. 

 

… be sure to DONATE all you can to the candidate of choice this fall. 

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Right now, we stand engulfed within the Fog of War. The shots have already been fired… in our classrooms, in our houses of worship, on the streets of every city, in towns across every state… in communities of color AND communities of privilege. 

 

Tens of thousands of American Citizens are dying, needlessly, every year, and HALF of our Congress supports doing NOTHING about it… the other half seems to think they make a strong point.

Who do these people work FOR? 

Who SHOULD they be working for. 

When every citizen is guaranteed access to the ballot, our National Dialogue will gain CLARITY. Ideas born of Bad Faith will fall away when exposed in the light of OPEN DEBATE. 

Do not forget… if we do nothing, the actions taken by those who wish to overturn our elections will become precedent. They will be studied and expanded upon, just as it was twenty years ago the last time this happened. They’re testing every guardrail, looking for weaknesses… and practice makes perfect. 

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I am fortunate to have grown up in the Kansas City Metro area, surrounded by multiple World-Class sporting organizations. For many years, that wasn’t the case. Even today, where one year we are crowned World Champions, and the next year we are not… even when the roster is identical to the year before, on this day we came up short. 

When we are on top, we remember where we once stood… looking UP to where we are now, where the eyes of the world are now trained. Where once stood another, one day another will stand. The only thing holding us back from remaining as great as we are now is our EGO.

Do we believe we are somehow better than all the rest, or do we remember that we are no different than everyone else… that if it were another standing in this place, we would be cheering them on just the same. Do we become complacent or do we strive to become better than ourselves? 

It’s the microcosm vs. the macrocosm. As above, so below. The United States of America is the GOLD STANDARD. We are the envy of the world. When we STAND UNITED there is no force on Earth that can stop us… the only thing that can take that away is our OWN EGO. Do we fall victim to the hype, or do we remain HUMBLE and strive for everyone to have the same… 

In order to solve the fundamental problems facing us today, we must clearly determine the Will of the People. Our Strength and Security depends on it. I believe in the judgement of the American People, whenever they are fully informed. 

Democracy is NOT dying, it’s being STARVED of new ideas. Conversations being had about subjects and grudges held since the BIRTH of this Nation… old ideas die hard. But we aid in their descent when we find COMMON GROUND. No subject should be seen as taboo if we are to find the answers we seek. We must show others where they are right, and help them understand where they are wrong. 

Why does HALF of this Country feel disenfranchised after the 2020 election? 

Why does HALF of this Country feel disenfranchised after the 2016 election? 

Why does HALF of this Country feel disenfranchised after the 2000 election? 

… and on, and on, and on… 

Let us stop the madness… while we still can. 

-JC