“Bipartisanship”

The jig is up! Right there, at the 5:55 mark in the video. That’s their tell… it’s how they view their political opponents. That’s what they see as how Democrats act… the same way that they would act.


Now, I’m not that cynical either. I do believe Ms. Abrams truly believes in what she’s selling. She believes in compromise and bipartisanship to create the right legislation… but there is no bipartisanship to be had! McConnell said so… and who thinks that there will be any bipartisanship to be had in an election year?

Any comity between these two parties will VANISH come January.

The MAJORITY presents the agenda and pursues the interests of the VOTERS, and the MINORITY either supports its ascent or they oppose it… and the PEOPLE decide if they should stay or if they should go.

There is no in-between. It’s
ACTION vs. INACTION. 

 

 

That was their plan all along. Distract and delay. Feign bipartisanship in the interest of “the people”… ‘The people want bipartisanship.’ And now Democrats want to kill legislation because of a lack of bipartisanship, and Republicans WON’T BUDGE because of bipartisanship. 

It’s the only thing they agree on! 

 

Who benefits from INACTION… the DONORS.💰 

 

They don’t want ACTION. More regulations. More oversight. More accountability. It would cost them more MONEY… and that’s WHY they want “bipartisanship”. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. They work for the MONEY so they can get re-elected.

Bipartisanship is not what The People want… The People want ACTION. They want to see legislation passed that helps the American Middle Class, and whomever stands in the way of that action will be judged by THE VOTERS.

That’s why they’re trying to take the franchise away.

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What is a “wasted vote”? I’ve heard it plenty of times, ‘A vote for a third party candidate is like throwing your vote away.’ 

But seriously… WHY

To every Conservative Republican who’s voted the party line over the last 30 years: What has it done for you? Stacked the courts at all cost… denied the dying wishes of a Supreme Court Justice… denied the Constitutional RIGHTS of a Black Man, while he was our Commander-in-Chief… 

They’ve taken advantage of you. The Supreme Court has now AFFIRMED these laws, that multiple Senators and multiple Representatives have raised MONEY on for DECADES… all while they didn’t tell you the FULL STORY. At the 16:55 mark in the video… 

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“Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t… nobody ever voted for that.” -Justice Scalia


If you want to end abortion in this country, you have to reconcile that with the fact that women are treated as SECOND CLASS CITIZENS under our law. 

EQUALITY is being denied to HALF the citizens of this Nation… 
Intentionally

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To every Progressive Democrat who now questions, ‘WHY should we even consider voter ID requirements? It’s a SOLUTION looking for a PROBLEM.’ 

For FOUR YEARS, every program on every progressive news outlet (MSNBC) shot up the signal flare daily about Russia interfering in our elections, and how we need to secure our elections from foreign interference. 

Where is that passion now? Accurately directed passion, no doubt! We all STAND on the same side… the monied interests have us standing BACK to BACK, daring the other to walk the line. 

The Democrats need to reconcile their desire to secure our elections with the fact that we need to verify our elections are secure. For every citizen… EQUALLY

What is the PRICE of a verified United States ID? In terms of dollars and in terms of time spent pursing that ID? For a family of FOUR, how much does it cost to secure a PASSPORT for the entire family. 

It costs well north of $1000 for a family of four to secure verified ID for international travel and it can take half a day to complete the process depending on where you live. 

By ensuring a verified USID for every registered voter FREE OF CHARGE, we solve two problems at the SAME TIME. 

On that thought… we might want to start thinking about opening MORE United States Postal Service locations throughout the country and hire more employees. 

Right now, neither party is willing to do what’s necessary to secure our right to VOTE… why would anybody waste their vote on either of them? 

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Let there be NO DOUBT in the results of our elections. Let us solve these problems BEFORE the elections, not resurrect bad decisions from our PAST

I believe in the security of our elections. Let us secure ACCESS for every citizen, so we can clearly determine the Will of The People.

Voter Empowerment. 

-JC 

 

The Situation We Find Ourselves In

Maybe I was mistaken. I’d always taken it for granted… I thought it was a given. The idea, that everyone born in the United States of America truly believes what we were taught in elementary school… that any one of us could BE President of the United States.

It just seems for a MAJORITY of us… a majority of the time we don’t have the grand scheme necessary to pull off such a feat. We’ll just leave that one to the “professionals”.

Besides, I have to pick the kids up from school by 3:30. Anyway…

Maybe my world view is a little skewed. Having grown up here in the Great Plains, I may see things a bit differently. The Breadbasket of America feeds not only OUR Nation, the farmers of the Great State of Kansas FEED THE WORLD… this is HOME.

https://kansasagriwomen.wordpress.com/our-projects/ 

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I went to school in what was once a farmer’s field. I earned the rank of Eagle Scout camping in fields surrounded by COWS. Endless rows of CORN. Wheat by the mile. All bound for destinations unknown.

The awe inspiring complexity of Nature, mastered by our scientific achievements, to silence the cries of hunger worldwide… grown in the field where I got my first station wagon stuck in the MUD, doing donuts early one spring. Luckily, the girl I was with had a pick-up truck. 

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KS

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Ad Astra Per Aspera… to the STARS through difficulties. It is who we are. And we must remember why it is we are in the first place. Bleeding Kansas is also known as The Free State. We support a STRONG UNION. The future strength and stability of this Nation depends on it. It’s the reason we’re able to have these disagreements in the first place. 

How much control should the Federal Government have in our elections? How much control should be left up to the States? Should unlimited amounts of MONEY continue to influence our elections? Should EVERY CITIZEN be allowed to participate… all of these questions only exist within the framework of Our Constitution. 

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I live about 30 minutes away from a town named Lee’s Summit. It’s about a 45 minute drive to Lecompton, KS. I remember passing the Historical Marker as a young man, every time we’d drive out to the Free State Brewery on Mass street. 

I take PRIDE in our State’s Historic fight for EQUALITY. 

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I believe in the spirit of those who still dare to dream the impossible dream. From the Earth to the STARS… not because it is easy, but because it is HARD. 

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As Neil Armstrong approached the surface of the Moon, he did something that was not expected by Mission Control… but it was prepared for. As the Eagle descended along its predetermined flight path, Commander Armstrong looked out his window and saw where his ship was heading. They were going to land in a boulder field, with rocks the size of houses. 

He made the call and switched to manual control, stopping their descent. He took control of their spacecraft and flew horizontally just a few hundred feet off the ground, looking for a level surface on which they could land. The added time dangerously drained their fuel levels, as documented by the call from Mission Control:

“… 30 seconds.” 

They touched down on the Sea of Tranquility 30 seconds later with no time to spare. Decisive actions SAVED that mission. 

 

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In the early days of the space program, engineers working on Project Mercury didn’t want astronauts to have the ability to make those decisions. They wanted their space capsules to be controlled entirely by Mission Control, on the ground… back in HOUSTON. 

It was only because of the insistence of the Astronauts themselves that the engineers decided to include pilot controls in their design. All of them were former military test pilots and they didn’t want to be seen as an equivalent to the ‘test chimps’ NASA was already sending into Earth orbit. 

They didn’t want to be test subjects, simply along for the ride… 
They wanted to control their own destinies. 

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Commander Armstrong earned his seat on that flight a few months prior to launch. Because of his ability to improvise and react to situations as they develop, he proved himself more than capable of leading a successful mission. 

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Any one of those Apollo Astronauts could have been in that seat for that flight… only ONE of them was fully aware of the dangers posed and where they would have to draw the line in order to SAVE LIVES.

It was the experience gained, through the shared ordeal they all went through, that determined who would be the FIRST man on the Moon. All of them were WORTHY of that honor… destiny determined who it would be.


There was no way Neil Armstrong could fail, especially with the full support of every citizen of the United States. No one on Earth wanted him to fail… and he did so for ALL MANKIND.

That is how we find our Compass. That’s how we find our way back HOME. Let this be our Guiding Light. Our message, our gift… for ALL MANKIND.

Those are the words of a Leader. 

 

This Nation has so much to give. If we are not charitable with the gifts we’ve been given, we risk losing them. 

History shows us, they are not ours. They’ve been given to us, to be defended… with a promise that ONE DAY, we would do the SAME. With Liberty and Justice for ALL…  


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…when 90% of what you see is SKY, it’s hard not to dream of the STARS. 

-JC 

#1. ONE CITIZEN=ONE VOTE

As a representative government, the people give their consent to be governed by the elected at the ballot box. Any system that allows selective access to the ballot or relies on an intermediary interpretive process to determine the outcome of an election, is susceptible to CORRUPTION of its integrity. Does our current election system produce a CLEAR MANDATE from the people? If we created a NEW ELECTORAL SYSTEM, what would we want that system to BE…

 

A political system in which candidates run for office based solely on the merits of their ideas. An election system in which the winning candidate is decided by the people at EVERY step of the process, from the Primary to the General election. When you walk into the booth in November, you already know every candidate on the ballot because every candidate has already faced MULTIPLE statewide primary elections and they have been fully vetted… not by a group of wealthy individuals or entities who stand to profit off of a particular candidate, but by EVERY REGISTERED VOTER in EVERY STATE.

Right now, how do candidates for office make it on to the ballot? MONEY. And that effects EVERY aspect of our daily lives, in the form of the legislative agendas pursued by the winning candidates.

In our current Primary Election Process, KANSAS has just as much Electoral Power as CALIFORNIA… because neither of us are IOWA, or NEW HAMPSHIRE, or SOUTH CAROLINA. By the time the first handful of States have decided who they think should be on the ballot, the impression of being a “viable candidate” has been cast. Any candidate that doesn’t win in those first States, in the eyes of the voters, is irrelevant.

 

But, then again… it really doesn’t matter what the voters decide at the ballot box. ALL decisions are made at the convention by the DELEGATES. The long days, shaking hands, eating corn dogs, promising this and that… if the DELEGATES can’t agree, it’s all up for grabs.

 

The Constitution does not outline our current system. It’s a patchwork of precedent and legislative guardrails passed to prevent misdeeds from reoccurring, while ignoring wrongdoing that goes “undetected”, and failing to prevent future abuses of a largely unregulated system.

We should not stifle candidate’s voices or limit their possibilities, but we should more clearly define the parameters in which they are allowed to operate.

 

Every candidate’s message should be fully accessible to every voter INSTANTLY via a universally trusted source. Without the filter of the media. Without the filter of moneyed interests. If a question of substance arises during the campaign, a voter should have easy access in order to ask that question, and how the candidate chooses to address it will be seen by EVERY VOTER. On the FIRST DAY. On the LAST DAY. Every voter. Every candidate, regardless of party.

No legally binding limitations on candidates’ ability to engage in debate. The vision and direction of the campaign should be decided by the candidate and judged by the voters, not first judged by the FUNDRAISERS and THEN the voters. The current system gives rise to deception, in fact it is REQUIRED to be successful. Candidates are forced to run a campaign that appeals to a majority of HALF of the electorate FIRST, to display PARTY LOYALTY… in order to secure FUNDS.

 

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“The presidential contest — primaries and all — accounts for $2.4 billion of that total. The other $4 billion or so went to congressional races. The tally includes spending by campaigns, party committees and outside sources.”

– The Washington Post (04-14-2017)

 

… how much of that total is just waste and greed?

 

All Federal Elections should be 100% FUNDED by the TAX PAYERS. The candidate directs the message and creates the VISION, the PEOPLE fund its creation.

Yes… that is a lot of money. But just consider the amounts currently spent on advertising and appearances on media outlets. The United States can leverage a better deal when purchasing ad blocks for EVERY CANDIDATE and air-time for ALL EVENTS… equally. It unlocks multiple possibilities for SAVINGS, but also for GROWTH.

 

 

All of the effort dedicated to changing the way we choose our candidates would be wasted if we did not address the other side of this issue… who should be allowed to vote in our elections.

Voter suppression. Through threat of violence, through fear and intimidation. Through misinformation and misappropriation. MILLIONS of dollars are spent every year to stop people from casting a vote. To paint a picture in the minds of select groups of voters that says, ‘Your vote doesn’t count’ or ‘Send a message by NOT voting’… all while knowingly aiding their preferred candidate just by keeping people OUT of the process.

 

LOWER participation in their eyes, means VICTORY on Election Day.

 

The War on Drugs has created a PERMANENT way to disenfranchise millions of voters through the legal process. Laws carrying punishments that take away voting rights, written by legislators that are BEHOLDEN to campaign DONORS, both of whom will never be targeted by such laws. Even if they were, they could easily afford the legal fees necessary to evade punishment.

Felony convictions, YEARS behind bars… for possession. MILLIONS of people who cannot vote while serving their sentence, and are unable to regain their right to vote once released. The requirements in some States are vague, unattainable,  or discretionary depending upon who stands before the governing body that decides their fate.

 

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– Orlando Weekly (10-31-2018)

 

Elected officials represent ALL of the people in their districts. Right now, prison populations are INCLUDED in Census numbers, deciding how much federal funding goes where.

 

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– The Huffington Post (02-08-2018)

 

For-profit legislators, beholden to for-profit organizations who FUND their campaign…

Sounds like an easy way to stack the deck.

 

 

 

 

 

Every prisoner should have the right to vote, while serving their sentence and after they are released. If the goal is rehabilitation and a successful transition back into society, then they should feel like they are a part of the system and have a say in their destiny.

 

At the very least, they should be able to hold their representatives accountable when they have failed to protect their interests:

 

 

 

 

What should be required to vote?

CITIZENSHIP.

 

That, and age.

 

The age of enfranchisement was lowered under President Nixon from 21 to 18. As the Vietnam War raged and the draft was sending citizens 18 years and older off to war, it made sense to give them a VOICE on who was making that decision. From another perspective, I would not want to send someone off to war without their having a say in the matter, just as I would not want a CHILD deciding my fate.

But our definition of the word “war” has evolved. Since that time, we’ve invaded a country unilaterally without evidence supporting our decision. We’ve declared a war on an “idea” that has no clearly defined objective, and we’re currently under attack in an undeclared VIRTUAL WAR where NO ONE can be charged with aiding and abetting our adversary.

 

In 2019, more CIVILIANS died in mass shootings than SOLDIERS were killed on the battlefield in the War on Terror.

 

 

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“The latest fatality brings the number of U.S. deaths in Afghanistan this year to 20. There have also been three non-combat deaths in 2019. More than 2,400 Americans have died in the nearly 18-year conflict.”

– military.com (12-23-2019)

 

 

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“In 46 weeks this year, there have been 45 school shootings. That’s nearly an average of one school shooting a week.

Of those, 32 of them were at facilities serving Kindergarten through 12th grade.”

– CNN (11-19-2019)

 

 

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“The GVA said there was a total of 15,381 gun deaths — including homicides, suicides and accidents — and 29,568 injuries in 2019.”

– CBS News (01-02-2020)

 

… and elected officials in the United States Senate still DO NOT ACT to SAVE LIVES.

 

At 16 we can get a job, drive a car, and PAY TAXES. The ability to participate in our society begins at 16.

Every United States citizen over the age of 16 should be guaranteed the Right to Vote. That should be the goal of the United States Election System.

 

-JC

The Case FOR The People

I hear what they’re saying… free tuition for ALL, free healthcare for ALL, debit forgiveness… They want to give away the STORE! To please you… to please “THEM”… to please ME.

But how many times have they promised us THE MOON, then stuck US with the bill on a $400 HAMMER? Talked about being greeted as “liberators”, only to be kicked out by THEIR elected government.

Assuring us that there WAS WMD… but they must have DISPOSED of it.

All of them are clambering around to take a shot at the “Big Banks” and “Big Tech” and “reign in Wall St.” Just as they did after 2008? Statutes and regulations passed, then slowly degraded through DE-FUNDING, eroding protections, issuing fines that amount to “pocket change” when (and IF) laws are found to be broken… actions taken by elected officials BEHOLDEN to the SAME entities for THEIR re-election. It is a COLD HARD TRUTH-

MONEY DECIDES OUR ELECTIONS.

After the Speakership of Paul Ryan ended, for the FIRST TIME in 10 years The House held a hearing on GUN VIOLENCE. For 10 years, The House did NOT actively investigate solutions to PREVENT GUN DEATHS. The Dickey Amendment forbids the CDC to FUND RESEARCH into PREVENTING GUN DEATHS… while the NRA spent over $30 MILLION in the 2016 election, donating to re-elect politicians loyal to their FUNDS.

In 2009, our elected officials passed the TARP Act to “bail out” the banks. Most news outlets did not call out the fact that these institutions were INSURED… on top of the bailout, they were REIMBURSED for their losses.

… my mortgage is STILL underwater.

Donald Trump inflated the value on a $20 MILLION property to over $200 MILLION in an attempt to secure a loan to buy a FOOTBALL TEAM.

Meanwhile I couldn’t write off snow tires as a work expense for my wife, a PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE NURSE who was designated a critical team member, required to show up during ANY natural disaster… guess I need a better TAX MAN.

 

In 2003, when my wife and I purchased our home, we knew the school district wasn’t the best, but we hoped we could rehabilitate our house and turn it into a profit, then move somewhere with better schools before our kids reached that age. The housing market has not returned to where it once was, and the schools have not improved.

We decided the work on our house could wait, and we enrolled our boys in a private school. It’s NOT EASY… financially speaking. But not everyone HAS that option! Many families are STUCK with whatever their elected officials provide for education. Elected officials, who are influenced by the FUNDS of wealthy groups who have earned their wealth… in PRIVATE, FOR-PROFIT EDUCATION.

History books are compiled and decided, curriculum, accountability, and standards decided by appointees… appointed by elected officials, BEHOLDEN TO FUNDRAISING.

The DONOR over the VOTER.

The people on the ballot, when it comes time for us to vote, are there because they were the BEST FUNDRAISER. At the beginning, in the primaries, in the LOCAL race for State Rep or State Atty General. MONEY decided who COULD run, and ultimately who DID run.

Look now at the Democratic Primary Debates. The idea of FUNDRAISING deciding who should have the HONOR of addressing the PEOPLE… couldn’t they have just as easily employed a polling/survey method of SOME type?

“If you want your VOICE to COUNT, you better throw in a BUCK!”

INSERT ISSUE HERE ______. IF a politician can manipulate a particular issue in such a way that it motivates DONORS to DONATE to the PARTY, then that issue will NOT BE RESOLVED. It will continue to be “on the verge ” of being “taken away” or you will be “forced to submit” to it ANY DAY NOW…

“… so you’d better throw in a BUCK!”

 

The question is… are we ready to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

The system WORKS, so well in fact, the FATAL FLAWS within it have become OBVIOUS to anyone of GOOD FAITH. We must make a CHOICE.

We can either fundamentally alter our system in an attempt to legislate a solution to every possible flaw that could arise, while continuing to correct mistakes AFTER they have presented themselves…

OR

We can CHANGE the way we CHOOSE the people we elect to represent us. Ensure the VOTERS have the ultimate say in EVERY STEP of the election process…

 

From PRIMARY ELECTION to GENERAL ELECTION.

WE FUND THE CANDIDATES.

Every Federal election.

EVERY time.

 

Give EVERY candidate EQUAL ACCESS to election funding and the press, and debates will focus on solutions to issues, not stoking fear and anger… pointing fingers instead of TAKING ACTION.

Any candidate who runs on a platform like that will be CLEARLY exposed by full public scrutiny… of their message, of their policies and positions… and without the filter of DARK MONEY. FUNDS donated by people who might prefer it if… SOME people didn’t know they were donating to such a cause. Groups and individuals who DONATE to campaigns on BOTH SIDES, expecting to buy influence with whomever wins the election… because the POLITICAL PARTIES need money, too.

 

Over the course of the last 16 MONTHS of this campaign, I’ve posted 100 entries here on my website and Tweeted over 15,000 Tweets, clarifying my position on every topic, from Kavanaugh to Parkland. From disenfranchisement in Georgia to disenfranchisement in Dodge City, Kansas. I’ve attempted to be OPEN and HONEST about my positions and have encouraged folks to press me for clarification if needed and will continue to do so. Even though it could be seen as a political cop-out, ducking and dodging policy positions so as not to be tied down to ONE position over the OTHER… I question the entire PREMISE OF THE DEBATE on EVERY ISSUE being tossed around right now. The desire of every candidate to pin down EVERY position on EVERY issue seems premature…

Don’t forget, the United States Senate is where good legislation goes to DIE.

The president ALONE does NOT make the Law. Where do these Senators expect to find the bi-partisan support necessary to FUND all of these campaign promises? BILLIONS on Trump’s wall… TRILLIONS on tuition forgiveness?

What about the SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS that have created the ASTRONOMICAL COST of secondary education? And the financial institutions left unchecked to take advantage of the unsuspecting and vulnerable?

A Band-Aid won’t fix the KNIFE IN OUR BACK… and back ’round we go again, back to the attack on the MAIN financial tool middle class Americans have relied on for the last 75+ years for our social advancement- INCREASING HOME EQUITY. Homeowners can only do SO MUCH to make that happen. A large part of it relies on the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT to do it’s part by making communities SAFER and keeping INFRASTRUCTURE up-to-date and IN GOOD REPAIR, among MANY others.

The NEXT President of The United States should NOT be the candidate who says, “I went out and listened to what ORDINARY AMERICANS have to say.” The next President of The United States should already know what’s on the mind of Ordinary Americans… because THAT’S WHO THEY ARE. Because MY SURVIVAL is tied directly to YOURS.

WE are the BALANCE upon which the entire system is judged…

What do we want our government to LOOK LIKE?

WHO should our government work FOR?

 

Is our system what we want it to BE? Remove the CORRUPTION and restore HONOR in governance… and we will discover how much MORE our system of governance can BE.

THE PEOPLE, and their UNIVERSAL ACCESS to the ballot, become the SECURITY SYSTEM protecting our Constitutional Democracy. Ensuring FAIR and EQUAL REPRESENTATION, based NOT on DOLLARS… but on EACH OTHER.

 

ONE CITIZEN= ONE VOTE

 

We MUST End The Electoral College.

 

 

JC

 

At This Moment.

It seems as if the final product of the “system program” written by Our Framers, was an A.I. of some sort.

At this moment, it’s “tethered”, under our control. Not to say our government is under our control… FAR FROM IT!! But, to say our government is TIED to the same faults as Man. Lust, Power, Greed, Sloth, etc. Because we ALLOW it, our government is tied to the ALMIGHTY GREENBACK, and ALL of the products that come from it.

So how do we release this program? How can we have an “OUT” and not have an undue influence on the creation? How do we allow it to flourish and recognize its full potential?

1.) The Right of the People to access the ballot MUST be UNIVERSAL.

It is the VOICE of the people and WE are the final say. The balance upon which the system ITSELF is judged.

2.) Elections MUST be funded and secured by the Federal Government.

ALL elections. Eliminate ALL outside funding in every single election from TOP to BOTTOM.

3.) Repeal and Replace the Electoral College.

The STATES have a voice in the form of the Senate. The Cities and communities have a voice in the form of Representatives. As these two bodies work to craft Legislation at the direction of the People on the WHOLE, The President is the embodiment of Our Nation reflected in the hearts and minds of the PEOPLE DIRECTLY in that moment, to direct the course of Liberty at THAT particular time.

To rise and defend in the face of tyranny or to shepard peace, as the days dictate. To lift up the heart of the Nation in the depths of depression, or direct careful stewardship in times of wealth. A leader we can trust with the keys to The White House without us having to watch EVERY goddamned minute to make sure he’s not gonna burn the place to the ground!

And due to the Antiquated Security System, the ‘Outdated Firewall’ we call the Electoral College has allowed a Trojan Horse through the front doors of The White House. To FIX the system, we must RELEASE the system from our control, our corrupt influence. To be a PURE system of justice and judgement, as imagined by the Framers, we must set it free.

Spooky, I know! I shuddered when I first thought it. But the more I think about it, I can’t knock it. I make more arguments FOR it than AGAINST. It solves ALL of our basic problems AND all of our complicated ones, too. It will allow an open arena for discussion of fact and truth, ALL of the ideals and principles this Country was founded upon. It would empower ALL of the UNPROVEN CONCEPTS our Founding Fathers ENVISIONED would make the best form of governance!

Here, within the “experiment in Constitutional Democracy”, we don’t have the FULL VIEW of the project. STEP BACK, in your mind, and look at the WHOLE of our time as an invention, ready to be UNVEILED!

And, thanks to every paranoid super villain ever to be portrayed in EVERY superhero story in our time, we know we MUST have an ‘out’… a kill-switch, a backdoor to the system. Just in case, you know? I don’t think we should free the system ENTIRELY… after all, it’s got nukes!

I believe it’s the final piece of it all. In order to secure the Rights of ALL Citizens, in ALL States and Territories, the overall control and Authority of Our elections must be given freely to the Federal Government in the form of a new Constitutional Amendment. It is the final act of acceptance of Our System as the best form of governance. THAT will be the “RESET BUTTON”. A remedy that, if enough of the population eligible to vote calls for it, we can revert to the Electoral College system immediately. A simple Repeal and Replace.

IF we believe this to be the best hope for Humanity to live FREE, then we must SHOW IT in how we follow the Rule of Law.

I can’t shake the feeling that there’s a giant disconnect between our elected government and reality… what I do in my everyday ordinary life, the standards I am held up to; and what our elected officials do in THEIR everyday life and the consequences of their actions. This shows in the statement “We don’t talk about politics at the dinner table.”

Why not? To suppress an argument? To avoid dissent or criticism of your opinions? Ours, truly is, a favored nation! To take for granted the Liberty we enjoy was the blissful State our Founders dared only dream of, because the nightmares they could see warned what could come when we overindulge our fantasies.

Unfettered liberty. An expression of the individual’s rights OVER the government’s rights… maybe more like an EQUAL of the government’s rights. A “Thought Experiment”, a theoretical puzzle, to consider the possible outcomes.

At this moment, our system of governance is LABELED in one way, but it is NOT in practice and product. It is “Of the People”, the governed elect the government, but when the numbers are skewed to favor one over another, the system is NOT as advertised! It’s like a Mustang with the engine of a Pinto under the hood.

I am a stubborn mule. My opinion is correct… until it is not. When I am presented with a better argument I accept it. Not usually right away. Sometimes I may argue a futile position for a minute, but the decision is made after hearing discussion and facts. Just as the MAJORITY of the electorate in this Country.

When George W. Bush spoke to the Nation about yellow cake uranium, I believed what My President said. IN THAT MOMENT, as a citizen of the United States of America, I believed my Commander-in-Chief would not LIE. As did the MAJORITY of Americans… but WE were not privy to any “intelligence”. Elected officials who were “in the know” orchestrated a fairytale about WMD in the desert. The SADDEST part isn’t that we were ‘duped’ and allowed it to happen, to me the WORST part is these officials did it WITH INTENT…

What IS that intent?

Our system of government has produced advancements that make our lives better, longer, happier and healthier. Tied to it has ALWAYS BEEN a sacred responsibility. I enjoy taking for granted the trivial day-in and day-out Liberty of a suburban family. To eat a Tofurky for Thanksgiving, with every single side dish ever conceived… THEN 5 kinds of PIE! These feelings of family and unity, we take for granted. The warmth of that knowledge that, with a belly full of stuffing, we can fall asleep on the couch during halftime and have MORE PIE after the game.

Does anyone remember… We are STILL AT WAR. We have now celebrated 17 Thanksgivings AT WAR in ONE COUNTRY and thousands of men and women are NOT here, at home, where they SHOULD be. Every politician worth their salt will say “Support the Troops”…

To say the day the Towers Fell is an event sacred ONLY to New Yorkers is a fallacy. That day touched the lives of EVERY American in real-time, and blood is still being spilled by the sons and daughters of EVERY State in the Union. The lives of friends I have known since high school have been upended by war. Marriages ended, futures rearranged, sacrifices beyond all compare… all for THAT day.

These lip service politicians live on the LIES that keep this war going, and the divisive nature that comes from support for military personnel vs. support for an unpopular war. It is sad to say it, but it seems NO ONE IS SAYING IT LOUD ENOUGH! When we call up our military to defend our Liberty, we become INDEBTED TO THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. And to do any disservice to them LESSENS our standing as a free nation, just as much as locking children in jails for seeking asylum. So when we dishonor them TO BEGIN WITH, by extending the war, by starting ANOTHER WAR, then ENDING THAT WAR, to go and fight in Northern Africa, and the Middle East, and Korea, and CALIFORNIA…?!?

And we STILL fight in Afghanistan. Today.

I continue to seek a reason I should NOT run for President. I continue to find more confirmation that I SHOULD. I don’t say these things out of ignorance or arrogance, I say these things out of a sence of DUTY. Because I BELIEVE it to be true…

… tell me I’m wrong.😉🤓⚖