A New Day

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Countdown to January 20, 2021

 

As I’ve crafted a vision for carrying out my Administration, I’ve attempted to envision what I would need to do starting on DAY ONE. Contemplating what I would do if I were allowed the HONOR, and for whom I would be working, I want to ensure that I maximize my time in office, in order to start righting every life-threatening error undertaken since January 2017. Anything I can do to avert unnecessary loss of life…

I want to pursue it immediately. 

 

Historically, the day of the inauguration is a festive occasion, with the newly elected President attending all of the official inaugural balls. In 2009, there were 10 of them, all held in honor of the Office. And of course, the parade and the ceremony itself.

 

As I sit here today… I do not FEEL celebratory. I don’t particularly want to go to a parade.

 

In my post titled “Day One” (published 7/20/2019), I outlined the three “DAY ONE” campaign promises I’ve committed to since I began my campaign:

  1. Ending FGM in the United States by Executive Order.
  2. Ending the deployment of US Armed Forces at the Southern Border.
  3. Closing Guantanamo Bay prison and ALL immigrant holding facilities opened since 2016.

And since July, we’ve been made aware of even MORE life-threatening situations that demand immediate attention from a new President… the ongoing occupation of Crimea by Russia is unstable, we’ve withdrawn our support for the Kurds, NATO is under stress as American Leadership stands in decline, and on, and on, and on…

 

How can we celebrate when families are STILL SEPARATED… when we’ve ABANDONED a key ally… when we’ve placed LIVES in jeopardy by withholding military aid to a nation, dependent on our PROMISE of assistance?

 

The grandeur and decadence engaged in by the current occupant of the White House leaves a sour PIT in my stomach, as American Farmers have filed for bankruptcy at an increased rate… up 25%.

We watch a man who lives in a GOLDEN PENTHOUSE, tax American Families with SELECTIVE TARIFFS designed to make HIS portfolio grow… and STILL, everyday we suffer more mass shootings.

We listen to an old man RANT and RAVE about “illegals”, as he empowers HIS administration to TAKE CHILDREN AWAY from their MOTHERS… all while his wife calls on us to “Be Best”.

 

To swear an oath on that day and then turn around and pop corks, would be insulting to every instinct that I have. Men and women are being separated from their children and locked up in holding cells, housed in empty strip malls across America. They’re being held for MONTHS on TRUMPED UP charges, with only the shirts on their backs…

I would be just as hypocritical, as the outgoing President currently is.

 

 

BUT this “vision” of that day is too in error. Attempting to view what will BE, as we sit WITHIN this temporal bubble, it distorts the image. It becomes tainted by the alternative reality we currently find ourselves IN, colored by emotions, that come from issues that did NOT seem to exist in the recent PAST.

 

“… 20 years has gone so fast.”

 

“Once upon a time…”, or so the story goes, lingers in the back of my mind. “Back in MY day…”, if you prefer. But, I know the lens of nostalgia paints an unfair picture of our PAST as well, because these issues have been with us all along, bubbling just below the surface.

Damn the shadows that have grown from our LIGHT! The shadows that have grown do so because we have allowed it. Our SILENCE on issues deemed TABOO and UNCOMFORTABLE, creates SAFE HARBOR for the deceptive and the bad actor. Using our FEARS as leverage, they steal from us our Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, by forcing us to live in FEAR of disclosure… forcing us to live in fear of our own WORDS.

 

An OPEN and HONEST pursuit of KNOWLEDGE is HONORABLE, especially if it’s an investigation of a persistent evil. Cast aside your prejudices and preconceptions, and let us build for ourselves a NEW DAY… because what we see on our horizon, threatens the GOOD FORTUNE our democracy was built upon. We are now called to HONOR the promise with which we were entrusted.

IF there is ANY DOUBT as to the GREATNESS of the United States, speak it NOW. THIS is the time… THIS is the place. Is THIS the greatest form of governance that humanity has EVER KNOWN? Is OURS truly a GREAT NATION?

The wealth and security created over the last TWO CENTURIES and shared in by EVERY nation on earth, stems from OUR Constitution…

 

Do we now CHOOSE to walk away.

 

The wealth of the FEW, can also be the wealth of the MANY without vilifying and bankrupting, because we ALL know: the strongest capitalist among us would be NOTHING without the people who support their endeavors.

Our lots have been cast… UNITED WE STAND!

“The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt.”

-John Philpot Curran

 

We must remember who we are doing this FOR… Our Constitution is a gift for ALL MANKIND! Entrusted to us, and given with a promise that ONE DAY, we too shall do the SAME.

JC

Catch and Kill

“… arm yourselves with KNOWLEDGE.”

 

We are all getting an education in this new era of enlightenment! Non-disclosures, hush-money payments… Sexual abuse covered up by systemic CORRUPTION within organizations who’s leaders and owners have previously engaged in similar acts, and have payed to cover up THEIR misdeeds.

Heads of MEDIA organizations, who wish to continue the SILENCE.

 

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“National Enquirer Buried 60 Damaging Stories About Donald Trump…”

 

A select group of powerful and wealthy individuals, spanning MULTIPLE industries, have collaborated to keep THEIR indiscretions and crimes SECRET. The stuff conspiracy theories are BORN of… now REALITY. No longer just theory.

This Perversion of Justice is clearly illuminated by the idea of a ‘Catch and Kill’ story. A “news” organization pays a victim thousands of dollars for their story… not to publish it and give the victim a VOICE, but to claim Exclusive Rights to the story and NEVER publish it… so NO ONE can publish it.

 

SILENCE is seen as more PROFITABLE.

 

An old phrase comes to mind, The empty barrel rattles the most. I’ve always wondered how the National Enquirer made a profit selling stories about ALIENS, ELVIS, and BIGFOOT… now we know. They profited off of the stories they DIDN’T publish. Paid for by individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE.

 

 

ONE THING I’ve learned over these past two years, when it comes to corruption:

What’s good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER.

There’s ALWAYS a pattern to the corruption, and it’s NOT isolated…

 

What happens if we apply this idea across EVERY industry?

 

How many United States Patents have the Oil & Gas Co.’s purchased in order to keep NEW TECHNOLOGY out of the public eye? How many revolutionary inventions have been hidden from us… from HUMANITY… simply because of individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE. Because the TRUTH would cost them more MONEY.

It’s the stuff conspiracy theories are BORN OF.

 

 

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“Timeline History of the Electric Car”

 

The first electric car in the United States was developed in the 1890s… an electric car held the LAND SPEED RECORD until 1900!

 

I watched a guy named Hackett on the Discovery Channel make a hydrogen gas torch that burned at over 2000°F using a CAR BATTERY, some WIRE, and some TAP WATER…

(see 14:35 through 17:20 in the video)

… and you’re telling me, we can’t develop a CLEANER form of transportation?

 

We keep FUNDING countries that seek to do us harm by purchasing their OIL. Our addiction to OIL puts LIVES in jeopardy, from the pollution it creates to the geopolitical wars that we wage. In 2001, the Bush Administration came into office already PLANNING to start a war for OIL.

 

“Go find me a way to do this.”  -George W. Bush (1/30/2001)

 

Mother Jones- “Iraq War Timeline”

 

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On 9/11, Rumsfeld was looking for “Best info fast…” to attack Saddam Hussein. At the SAME TIME we were preparing to invade Afghanistan.

They came into office with a stack of dry kindling, looking for a SPARK. Guess what… they found one.

 

 

 

9/11 was the attack they didn’t see coming.

Afghanistan was the war they didn’t want to fight.

Iraq was the war they never wanted to END.

 

As documented in the Washington Post report, “The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War”, leadership had no directions for what our mission objective was in Afghanistan. They were never told what the end game was.

 

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Our commanders on the ground had no clue what winning meant, because elected officials were TOO BUSY planning the NEXT war… in order to secure rights for their OIL pipelines. But don’t worry, “We’re making progress. We’re on the right road. We have the right strategy in place…”

A select group of powerful and wealthy individuals spanning MULTIPLE industries collaborate to keep THEIR indiscretions and crimes SECRET. The stuff conspiracy theories are BORN of… paid for by individuals who can afford to purchase SILENCE.

 

Imagine what could BE if they focused all that time and energy on doing what’s RIGHT.

JC

 

 

 

Abu Zubaydah and “How America Tortures”

 

“They had not been previously allowed to be released. He’s constantly hoped they would be.”

–Mark Denbeaux, Attorney for Abu Zubaydah

 

 

“These torture techniques were specifically approved for use on Abu Zubaydah… This wasn’t a one-off, they weren’t freelancing here. This was all authorized, in-specific and in-detail, by government lawyers.”

–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12-5-2019)

 

 

“Our torture memos were written to torture ONE PERSON… Abu Zubaydah.”

–Mark Denbeaux

 

 

NYT Opinion: Don’t Look Away

The New York Times, December 5, 2019

 

… they did this in OUR NAME, to keep us “safe”.

 

 

"How America Tortures", by Mark P. Denbeaux

“When terrorists flew planes into three different targets in the United States on September 11, 2001, it quickly became clear that only massive intelligence failures could account for the fact that no government agencies had become aware of the plot in time to stop it. It ran contrary to American expectations of our intelligence agencies that neither the FBI, which had a warrant for the arrest of Osama bin Laden dating back to 1998, nor the CIA, which had a specific station dedicated to tracking the same man, had realized that his organization was planning the most devastating and spectacular attack on U.S. civilians in modern history.”

“How America Tortures”, by Mark P. Denbeaux, Seton Hall University School of law.

 

 

 

 

 

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“After officially approving the use of ALL these techniques against Abu Zubaydah specifically, the U.S. Government determined he was NOT a member of Al-Qaida.

He did NOT have any information on the 9/11 attacks.

He’s STILL being held in Guantanamo today.

He was NEVER CHARGED with a crime, and the government never intends to charge him with ANYTHING.”

 

–Rachel Maddow, TRMS (12/5/2019)

 

 

3000 people DIED

THOUSANDS of U.S. soldiers have DIED

TENS OF THOUSANDS of civilians have DIED

This poor S.O.B. was TORTURED for YEARS

 

… have we not yet extracted our pound of FLESH?

How many more YEARS should this man wait?

 

 

Every unjustifiable act we’ve deemed “necessary” in order to “fight terror” is now seen by our adversaries as “acceptable behavior” in the theater of war.

In FOUR YEARS, my eldest son will be able to serve in the United States Armed Forces. I want to ensure none of this can happen again.

 

We must CLOSE Guantanamo Bay. DAY ONE.

 

If I had been one of those who died that day… I would not want THIS done in MY name.

 

JC

 

Official Campaign Statement on Professor Jonathan Turley

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Screenshot from TRMS on December 4, 2019.

 

In the late 2000’s, Professor Turley appeared regularly on MSNBC as a legal analyst. Even though his opinion had a conservative lean to it, he always seemed fair and straight forward with his positions.

Flash forward 10 years… 

From the beginning of my campaign I’ve attempted to start conversations with legal experts via social media about my proposals, and Prof. Turley was one of the first. I did so because I was familiar with his legal opinions in 2008. I was NOT familiar with his opinions SINCE that time.

 

Prof. Turley appeared on MSNBC a few times in the spring of 2018. That motivated me to reach out, publicly, on Twitter. He did not respond.

 

 

I have not sought his advice SINCE that time, and I will not be seeking it in the future.

 

-JC

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BOTTOM LINE… same as it ever was.

On the Eve of Equality

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone

 

Of course…  I’m just paraphrasing. The phrase does vary some. It all depends on which version YOU read, what language you speak, what continent you’re from… even the AGE of the ancient text from the religion that you believe, because ALL of them teach the same guiding principle: No one is without fault.

 

I WANT to believe I am without fault. As I retrace the steps in MY life, I’ve tried to end friendships and relationships on EVEN TERMS. I know I still owe a few hundred dollars to a handful of people. Literally… TENS of dollars! Amounts so insignificant, if paths were to cross today they’d be brought up more in jest than in demand. Or at least… I hope.

Perspectives are individual and personal. MY view of the world is different than ANOTHER person’s, and so-on for each one of us. We live our lives according to the law as it is lived in OUR lives. Not in perfection, not in isolation, but definitely in evolution. As we accept new ideas and new people into our lives, our views CHANGE, and we see things in a new light. It reshapes the lens through which we view ourselves.

Knowledge and understanding of the views of others EXPANDS Justice, it does not CHANGE it. It expands our definition of what is “right”. It can also make us reconsider what it is we define as “wrong”.

 

On the Eve of Equality, I find myself taking stock of MY deeds and MY actions. When I think back 20 or 30 years, well… I was a teenager! As I consider my behavior as a young man, I cannot say I was a saint. But, I CAN say any offense I’ve committed against another has been confronted and settled, and understanding has been reached.

Any debt in that regard has been paid. Not simply in terms of Legal Justice… but also in terms of individual, personal understanding and Justice. I would not want crimes committed against me to go unaddressed, and I have attempted to live my life the SAME WAY.

I have always seen women as EQUALS. As a young man, I was unaware of the inequality faced by women. Now, looking back through this new lens, I hope everyone I’ve ever worked with truly felt respected and appreciated, and always felt judged based on their abilities… as that has always been my intent.

 

I see it as a sign of STRENGTH to examine yourself and to question your actions, and say ‘I’m sorry’ when it is required. It’s NOT a sign of weakness or deficiency. Once you learn what you’ve been doing is wrong, and you do NOT take corrective actions in your life… THAT is weak. You’re making a conscious decision to continue to do what is wrong. That is not the path of enlightenment. On an evolutionary timescale, that mindset is a dead-end.

 

Even though they are found on the same side of the equation, Vengeance should not be equated with Justice. We must endeavor to BALANCE the scales, and at the same time avoid turning a criminal into a victim… and vise-versa.

And, as always… with compassion.

 

JC

“… an Alternative Narrative”

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Donald Trump’s actions as President make NO SENCE when viewed in isolation. Random, chaotic, contradictory… even self-defeating. He acts as if he is POWERLESS in situations where historically, we’ve looked to our President for action. He asserts himself into situations where NO President has before, causing more harm to others than he would if he had just stayed SILENT. He embraces EVERY opportunity to ENRICH HIMSELF through the powers of OUR Office, and he seeks to remove programs designed to provide aid and comfort for those who need it most.

The ends of ANY evil plan hatched by the most VILE among us could be carried out with EASE and in SHORT ORDER if they were to ascend to the Office of President… yet Donald Trump, with his party holding ALL THREE BRANCHES of government, could not deceive enough people to Repeal and Replace Obamacare, a talking point issue supported by the GOP for just shy of a DECADE.

 

Losing the MAJORITY in the House does NOT advance the agenda of Donald J. Trump.

Not compromising on FUNDING for the Border Wall and SHUTTING DOWN the Federal Government for over a month does NOT advance the agenda of Donald J. Trump.

Advancing the dis-credited theory of Ukrainian Interference in the 2016 US Presidential Election does NOT advance the agenda of Donald J. Trump.

Using a personal cell phone, known by the Intelligence Community to be monitored by the heads of State of foreign adversaries, to conduct illicit political activities, does NOT advance the agenda of Donald J. Trump.

Welcoming the Russian Ambassador into the White House while barring all US reporters and allowing Russian media EXCLUSIVELY into the Oval Office, does NOT advance the agenda of Donald J. Trump.

None of this creates effective governance, and none of this lends itself to success. None of these actions would help ANY President find success or achieve their goals… whether their intentions were to do GOOD or create TYRANNY.

 

They make the President of the United States look WEAK.

They make the President of the United States look CORRUPT.

They make the President of the United States look DANGEROUS.

They make the President of the United States look UNSTABLE.

They make the President of the United States look INEFFECTIVE.

 

They make the President of the United States look IMPOTENT.

 

What Donald Trump has done as President of the United States thus far, creates GRIDLOCK. What Donald Trump has done as President of the United States thus far creates DIVISION.

What Donald J. Trump has done as President of the United States thus far does NOT advance the agenda of the President, the Congress, OR the people.

It advances the agenda of the ONE person who worked the hardest to secure his election.

 

It advances the agenda of Vladimir Putin.

 

LOOK… the President of the United States is just as flawed and weak as every other democratically elected leader… they’re ALL THE SAME- CORRUPT.

American Exceptionalism is just a MYTH…

… is there anyone in this nation who believes a President should EVER say that?

 

Vladimir Putin does NOT believe it is POSSIBLE… Vladimir Putin does NOT believe in American Exceptionalism.

Vladimir Putin suppresses the VOICE of his people, seeks to take away retirement benefits from retirees, and STEALS the wealth generated by the sale of the nation’s resources. And when the PEOPLE of Russia RISE UP en masse and demand FREE and FAIR elections… he sees the handiwork of the C.I.A. He doesn’t see his people pleading for a BETTER LIFE.

 

He sees PARANOIA and ESPIONAGE.

 

He does not believe in the ability of the Russian people to STAND UP and SPEAK OUT and hold him accountable… so they must have been HELPED by someone else… of course! It was “THEM!” It’s EASY to make America the scapegoat when you feed your people LIES… and America has a PUPPET serving as President.

 

 

Government by-proxy… EVERYONE’S got a hidden agenda. Political party proxies, business proxies, non-disclosure proxies, and just plain GREED, self-centered and selfish.

 

I have a mortgage that’s UNDERWATER from all the bullshit that went down in 2008.

I have TWO teenaged boys who will (hopefully) have to pay for college in a few years.

I have a car payment.

I worry about my boys when I drop them off at school, I worry about the divisive conversations they’re seeing online.

I raise the kids and take care of the house while my wife is the breadwinner.

I am the husband of a PICU nurse who saves the lives of babies born with broken hearts.

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in 2016. (…of all the things I THOUGHT I could someday get, childhood diabetes was NOT on that list at age 36!)

 

I have a pre-existing condition.

 

This is MY AGENDA. That’s what’s on the FRONT of my mind. THESE are my constituents.

 

I was BORN and RAISED in this city, and I am proud to call Kansas City my HOME. The problems faced by me and my family are the SAME problems faced in California, or in Dallas, or in Detroit. Racism happens NORTH of the Mason-Dixon Line and sexual discrimination in the work place happens to MEN, too… especially when it comes to raising a family.

 

I have NO PROXY INTERESTS. I have no DARK MONEY hidden agendas holding me DOWN. FREE and CLEAR… I plan on aiming for the STARS.

We must CLARIFY what it means to be an American. We must REMEMBER who we are!

LONG LIVE THE CONSTITUTION!!

Long live the OFFICE of the President of the United States.

 

JC