It’s Not Just a Theory… It’s The Law.

For every action there is an EQUAL and OPPOSITE reaction. Your mass presses DOWN upon the Earth, and the Earth presses UP upon you with an equal amount of force… it’s what keeps you from falling through the floor.

It’s the basic idea that keeps our BRIDGES standing and our SKYSCRAPERS from sinking into the dirt. A BALANCE of forces.

Equal and opposite to one another… producing and enduring stability.

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Then what’s the POINT of it all?

All the President’s Men, at every step of every investigation, have refused to cooperate. They’ve withheld evidence and refused to show up. They say ONE STORY in public, then go on to tell another one in a court of LAW.

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Who’s to say what the TRUTH is? Who’s to say with any certainty, that laws have been broken?

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Why would any Investigative Body formed by the United States House of Representatives, NOT refer evidence of potential CRIMES to the Department of Justice?

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https://www.npr.org/2018/05/02/607943366/giuliani-says-trump-did-know-about-stormy-daniels-payment

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If we start holding Elected Officials ACCOUNTABLE for their actions… someday, that might come back on to YOU or YOUR PARTY.

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One LIE begets another… where should we draw the LINE? Who’s to say what’s TRUTH and what’s NOT? If the Committee does not refer potential crimes for prosecution, then they are tacitly affirming those actions.

The Committee’s conclusion? January 6th was just Legitimate Political Discourse… no harm, no foul.

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https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-bidens-washington/bill-barr-calls-bullshit-on-trumps-election-lies

And how did it get to this point? How many people had to approve of his actions in order for his plan to succeed? Or did he suddenly WAKE UP one morning and… Lo! and BEHOLD! … just decide that this was the path he wanted to take?

Had he ever attempted to weave a web like this before… or did he just happen to dream all this up one morning, sometime after the 2020 election.

Practice makes perfect.

I still believe in our Rule of Law.

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https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/trump-explains-why-he-refused-answer-muellers-questions-under-oath-msna1242526

Imperfect as it might be…

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https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2015/10/22/451012235/clinton-endures-an-11-hour-grilling-before-benghazi-committee

… it’s still better than the alternative.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/06/15/putin-wants-break-silence-navalny-we-cant-let-it-him/

Because there is STILL a chance.

Tomorrow. The sun will RISE, bringing LIGHT to a New Day.

The Wheels of Justice may turn SLOWLY

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https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-2013-letter-from-putin-2018-3

… but they do STILL TURN.

New evidence brings NEW LIGHT…

and we will see things as we’ve never seen them before.

-JC

Overlord

When the order came down and the operation was a go, it was still raining… just as it had been for days before. The forecast called for a change in the weather. The rain would let up by mid-morning with clear skies in the afternoon.

There was no more time for delay. Any further setback would push the timing of the invasion off by WEEKS… an eternity in the midst of a European War.

General Eisenhower made the call, and then set about taking responsibility for whatever outcome the fates would allow.

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“Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/d-day-in-case-of-failure-letter-by-general-eisenhower-2012-6

There comes a point where preparations must come to an end. There comes a time when we must TURN… and face the storm.

Through the storm, under cover of it… they pushed forward. The storm AIDED them as they sailed toward the coast. Unexpected, and caught underprepared; the Allied Forces crossing the English Channel gained an advantage, hidden within the veil of that storm.

As hellish as it was, we secured a foothold on that beach that dreadful morning… and as the first troops started rolling out into the French countryside, they did so under sunny skies. The Light, showing them the cost of the battle they’d just won.

The first battle, marking the end of the Second World War.

And no one knew if their campaign would be successful. Even Eisenhower understood the odds were stacked against them, but that did not mean they were destined to fail. Inexperienced and still wet behind the ears; they marched off those landing craft and into HISTORY… because their cause was Righteous. They were fighting to secure LIBERTY and the Right to Self-Rule.

In a hail of gunfire, on a rain-soaked chalk-white beachhead; 10,000 Allied Forces Service Members bravely gave their lives, so that we might stand here today and remember. So that it might never happen again… so that we might never forget.

It is the least we could do, to properly HONOR and remember what it was that they were fighting FOR… and what it was they were fighting AGAINST.

In these hours of trial and tribulation, I find comfort in what might BE. What might come… what will be BORN of our struggles. What will be inspired by the monuments that we now build? What will be the PRICE asked of us… what COST are we willing to pay.

Our struggle wasn’t born under CLEAR SKIES… the fight begins within the HEART of the storm. The storm helps clarify what it is we are fighting for. It tests our resolve and sharpens the mind, forcing us to adapt and evolve. And once the LIGHT returns, as we know one day it will… 

If we can overcome THIS… then there’s nothing that can stand between us and the future toward which we now strive.

A future, first envisioned… on this morning, some 78 years ago.

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Their struggle is now OUR struggle. Let us HONOR their sacrifices… and fight to ensure it may never happen again.

-JC

We All Know What the Problem Is…

A good guy with a gun… really? A good guy with a gun… a whole bunch of them stood by for 30… 40… 50 minutes, while grade school children died.

Their solution to this problem is insufficient. Their answer to this question has now proven to be WRONG.

We are a nation that believes in giving people the benefit of the doubt. We believe others are acting in GOOD FAITH because that’s how we would act. Our hearts may break when these acts of insanity happen, but we believe there is a better way.

More guns, more police, more security… POLITICAL THEATER.

Endangering the lives of everyone. Officers included.

We must forge a better way.

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https://jackcharbonneau.com/2020/01/20/2-our-right-to-bear-arms/

President Trump spent four years pushing the boundaries of the Oval Office… banning Muslims because of their country of origin, banning immigrants from Mexico because of COVID. Funneling BILLIONS of dollars away from our Department of Defense for his Border Wall… tracking the menstrual cycles of immigrant women being held in detention.

Even personally profiting off of our Secret Service by charging exorbitant amounts for accommodations while staying at his properties.

The lengths to which he would go for HIS constituents was unending. A constant barrage of Executive Orders, supporting the agendas of his DONORS and his political consultants.

And if The Court struck one down, they’d just change the language and try it again… because it’s all about Making America Great Again

“If the President does it, it’s not illegal.”
-Richard M. Nixon

“No obstruction, no collusion.”
-Donald J. Trump

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/25/jan-6-panel-is-told-that-trump-indicated-support-hanging-pence-during-insurrection/

And that precedent STILL STANDS.

The Occupant may change, but the OFFICE remains… no matter who holds it.

The People choose the agenda when we elect our President, NOT the other way around. ‘There’s nothing I can do’ should not be in the vocabulary of the President of the United States… it is a CHOICE. They CHOOSE not to act.

Who do our elected officials work for… who should they be working for.


It’s a degradation of the Social Contract. For over an HOUR. With a weapon of WAR, inside an elementary school… and those Police Officers FROZE. Worse still, they stood between parents and their children. They made the situation worse by enabling the shooter.

Twenty-plus years. BILLIONS of dollars. Security measures, more cops, more guns… what makes anyone think that their city isn’t NEXT? Imagine if we did the same thing after 9/11. Imagine if we invested all that time and effort into securing our skies… but decided we should continue to allow box-cutter knives on flights. The ONE THING that made that tragedy possible.

Police Officers are moms and dads, too. They are HUMAN BEINGS, fallible to the core… just like ME. Just like all the rest.

They should be out there fighting truancy. They should be out there locking up shoplifters and stopping domestic disputes. They didn’t sign up to go to WAR. They didn’t join the force to practice psychology, dealing with undiagnosed mental illnesses… and why would anyone expect them to? For god’s sake… why would anyone expect our TEACHERS to.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2022/05/26/biden-response-texas-school-shooting-00035523

If the President of the United States will not ACT to save the lives of children, then how can we continue to call him Our President? If not him, then WHO? Congress? The Senate? Violence happened in their workplace and yet they still do not ACT…

WHY?

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/28/us/politics/nra-convention-guns.html

We all know what the problem is…💰

They bombard us with insanity, pitting one side against the other… leaving us to chase our own tails instead of solving problems. NO ONE is coming to take away our guns, but teenagers don’t need access to weapons of war unless they are serving in one.

No one is shocked to see that it happened… everyone is shocked to see that no one in Washington is willing to do what’s necessary, to ensure it won’t happen again.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/29/politics/adrian-alonzo-ellie-garcia-uvalde-shooting-cnntv/index.html

How could anyone… he was a child. From what we’ve learned of him so far… it sounds like there were a whole host of people who let that young man down.

How do we stop this from happening again?

That question now has a very CLEAR answer. The price of our inaction will be paid in LIVES… and to be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT.

-JC

Testify

Many years ago… long before I became the heathen atheist I am today… on the evening of January 17, 1991. The night Desert Shield became Desert Storm… that was the night I accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.

At a little Southern Baptist church. Attending a youth group meeting with my best friend. They all said, ‘This is it! As foretold… you have to accept Jesus cause he’s coming back!

That all seemed pretty rational… when I was 12 years old.

For many years I was a good lil’ Christian Soldier, spreading the Word of Jesus as best I could. I memorized the Bible verses and tried to live as He would (WWJD). But as I grew older… as it always goes… I began to ask questions. Eventually there came a point where, either I didn’t like the answers that they gave… or they didn’t want to share with me the knowledge that I sought.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2022/05/22/southern-baptist-sex-abuse-report/

In the spring of 2001, I had a conversation with a devotee of the Krishna Consciousness Movement outside Mars Music on my way to work. I asked him a question that had been brewing in the back of my mind for quite a while.

The teachings of Jesus of Nazareth only go back some 2000 years, whereas the writings associated with their movement go back many thousands of years before that… so I asked him, ‘What does your movement think of the teachings of Jesus?

His answer was quite profound.

He said, in essence… Jesus, by his own admission, was a prophet. He was sharing the Word of God with those who needed it here on Earth. To those people, living in that part of the world, at that particular time. He said what was needed for them to understand… to help them see the LIGHT.

Burnt offerings, animal sacrifices, greed, institutional corruption… all had led them astray. Away from what was necessary for them to make it back to Godhead… to Heaven. To be in the Presence of The Lord.

He said, ‘I am the Way and the Life. No one comes to The Father except through me.’ This is how it’s done, without the unnecessary attachments that had taken them away from the TRUTH. That their relationship with God was personal, and they didn’t need anyone else involved.

He told those people, at that time, exactly what they needed to hear… so that they might find salvation.

At that time I was still a fairly devout Christian, so I instantly recognized what he was saying as blasphemous… but I still gave him a $20 donation so I could have a copy of their Good Book, The Bhagavad Gita.

Probably the best twenty dollars I ever spent.

And who am I to go yelling obscenities into the NIGHT? As if I had some kind of influence or power… I’m just some guy from KANSAS. Just an average American Citizen… it’s not as if I’m married to a Supreme Court Justice or something.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2022/05/20/ginni-thomas-arizona-election-emails/

But I will continue to TRY. Because there is a NEED… because nature abhors a vacuum. Cowardice has seeped into the Leadership of BOTH PARTIES, and the unrest continues to GROW.

So allow me to offer an alternative “theory”… one that might REPLACE the toxic one that’s floating around today.

The American People are BEING divided.

We’re being lied to… that’s why nothing ever gets done.

They said All Men are created EQUAL.

All MEN… as in Mankind. Homo Sapiens. The species to which we belong. A Declaration of a basic FACT. The foundational TRUTH upon which the framework of our society was built. Our Union. Our National Identity.

Their belief in this idea that had never been proven, set the initial parameters for the experiment in which we currently live. It wasn’t a suggestion… it wasn’t optional. It is THE principle from which all our rights come.

If we sway from this principle, the experiment no longer functions. If the system that was conceived fails to secure the rights of The People, the United States no longer exists… it becomes something else.

The Rights and Ideals laid out in Our Declaration of Independence, the ones that we would all fight and die for… are a declaration of WAR. Against Tyranny. Against Monarchial Rule… against the OPPRESSION that inevitably comes from both.

The Declaration of Independence is our Mission Statement, the goal we wish to reach. The path may be winding, but the destination remains the same… Equal Justice Under Law. Equal. Means. Equal.

The opinions of a vocal MINORITY are allowed to dominate the headlines. On cable news outlets, on newspaper websites, and on entertainment news programs. The opinions of the MINORITY… presented as if they were held by everyone.

The MAJORITY of this Nation does not believe in Replacement Theory.

The overwhelming MAJORITY of this land CELEBRATES our diversity, because we know… they’ve come here seeking OUR way of life. They come here believing in the WORDS that were written, just hoping for that CHANCE

Because it is SELF-EVIDENT.

The opinion of the MAJORITY is being REPLACED with the opinion of the MINORITY, overruling the Will of The People… and it’s being done by a very wealthy and powerful MINORITY…

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https://www.thelist.com/270406/tucker-carlsons-net-worth-the-fox-news-anchor-is-richer-than-you-realize/

… because it is profitable.

They profit off of our division.

So long as we remain SILENT.

-JC

Variations On a Theme: D.S. al finé

IF I were to sit down and think about it hard enough… I’ll bet I could come up with a list of at least 100 reasons why I cannot vote for anyone running as a Republican this fall. Chief among them, the delegitimization of the Office of President of the United States.

Because of that, they delegitimize the continued relevance of their own Political Party… so I will vote accordingly.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/04/14/rnc-debates-commission/

On the flip side of that, right now I can’t seem to come up with a list of 10 reasons why I should vote FOR the Democratic Party. Yes, the GOP is running on NO national agenda, other than to OPPOSE. Their dog whistles have now become blow horns. They champion causes that disturb the MAJORITY of Americans and they slow any attempt to further the causes of Social Justice and Equality, even as their party holds a MINORITY in Congress.

The Democrats can’t protect a Woman’s Right to CHOOSE. The Democrats can’t protect our Right to VOTE. A Police Officer murdered a man with his knee while he had his HANDS in his pockets… yet the Democratic Party can’t pass a Justice Reform Bill that has that man’s name on it.

ONE PARTY is doing everything they can to roll back the clock, denying us that More Perfect Union, while the OTHER PARTY can’t seem to tie their OWN SHOES. And when they lose this fall, they’ll say it’s all OUR fault… THE VOTERS.

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

I guess they’ll have to spend more MONEY on “voter education” next time around.

I have no desire to vote FOR the Democratic Party. They have NO AGENDA. No message. No unifying principle that defines who they are… other than pleasing their DONORS at all cost… and yet somehow they say, it’s not THEIR fault.

It’s the VOTERS’ fault. 

Yes, it is the voters’ fault… because we’ve allowed this BS to go on for way too long. The charade is UP. The jig is OVER… the “BIG LIE” walks hand-in-hand with the “BIG GRIFT” and we are ALL being taken for a RIDE.

The Democratic Party has become the Neville Chamberlain to the Republican Party’s Adolph Hitler. The President continues to seek bipartisan solutions to problems caused by the OTHER PARTY… while the other party won’t even recognize him as the legitimate President of the United States.

And why do we feel like it’s all our fault? WE VOTED! Just like they told us to.

But it always seems just out of reach… ‘Not this election, but the NEXT! Next time, with YOUR HELP… your financial support… we’ll get this DONE!

… tick tock tick tock…

Time passes, and the narrative rolls along.

The conversation moves on, and the crisis de jure dominates the front page. War. Terrorism. Climate change. Inflation. Jobs. Jobs. Jobs…

Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was.

The People haven’t moved on… the Politicians have. Leaving in their wake a mountain of DEBT. A heaping PILE of unfinished business and unresolved problems, many of which they’ve raised MONEY on while they were in office.

Don’t talk to me about being a PRO-CHOICE party if you can’t pass a bill protecting a Woman’s Right to Choose. If the ACA can continue to STAND because it’s seen as Congress exercising its power to levy TAXES, then there must be a legislative path forward that will secure the support of all 50 Democratic Senators.

Yet one Senator still stands opposed.

And NO ONE seems surprised! He’s just doing what his “constituents” want him to do. He works for the people he represents… THE DONORS.

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https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgmwqp/greg-abbott-baby-formula

This isn’t a story of US vs THEM. This is a story of preparedness. This is a story of an inability to anticipate the consequences of enforcement of rules and regulations. This is a story about the real-life impact bad government has on ALL our lives.

This is a story demonstrating how incompetent our government has become, as they can’t even get the SIMPLE THINGS right.

It’s as if we must TEACH our government how to WALK all over again.

I can SEE the problem, just as clearly as everyone else. We’re stuck with no alternatives. BOTH parties contributed to this crisis… and it’s not as if this crisis couldn’t have been anticipated.

It was the Federal Government that enforced the law, shutting down that producer. It was the Federal Government that failed to anticipate the downstream impact of shutting down only ONE PRODUCER… knowing that they produce 1/3 of our domestic supply of formula.

And it was the Federal Government that crafted the legislation, that turned a BLIND EYE to the rise of a monopolistic takeover of our FOOD SUPPLY.

From the FIELD to the TABLE. Every aspect of our agricultural industries, from production to logistics has been SLIMMED DOWN. Cutting the FAT. Leaving more meat on the BONE at the end of the day… for less mouths.

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https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/09/climate-tariffs-debt-and-isolation-drive-some-farmers-suicide/4955865002/

All we have to do is read the news and everyone can SEE it. It should have been a Presidential priority from DAY ONEWhere’s the Democratic Party? Where’s the party that supposedly represents our FARMERS… the GOP?

IF we assume that our legislators work for the DONORS, then it is clear that they are getting exactly what they want.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/12/us/politics/meatpackers-trump-covid.html

One party is BEHOLDEN to the DONORS while the OTHER party is hesitant to ACT, because it might scare away their DONORS… and that’s why nothing gets done.

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

Our two-party system is now BROKEN, and the parties will not seek to reform themselves. They continue to thrive on the dysfunction. They’ve become masters of the GAME they’ve created… and the losers of past political contests become the LEADERS of their party.

@3:58 in the video: “I know folks- Republicans, Democrats, Independents; purple people, blue people, white people…

And why is that? Because he raised a massive amount of MONEY.

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/11/politics/jaime-harrison-fundraising-record-south-carolina-senate-race/index.html

In my experience… the phrase ‘purple people’ is a dog whistle.
I can now see why he lost.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/27/harris-attacks-bidens-record-on-busing-and-working-with-segregationists.html

… be sure and “Get out the VOTE” this fall.

And so now we’ve come ‘round FULL CIRCLE. It was the ultimate catalyst that drove me to start my political endeavor back in February 2018, and the crisis continues to this day… unchanged.

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https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/15/us/buffalo-supermarket-shooting-sunday/index.html

And it’s all like variations on a theme… I swear I’ve heard this song before. The People demand it with their VOTE, but after the election the conversation starts to change.

The answers we seek as a Nation can be found… but only if we stand UNITED. As EQUALS. MY rights are not secure unless YOUR rights are secure. My Liberty is not secure unless your Liberty is secure as well…

And right now, neither Political Party is doing what’s necessary to secure our Democracy.

That needs to change.

-JC