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

… for what it’s worth.

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What led to the death of President John F. Kennedy.
Why did the Twin Towers fall.
What brought down the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City.
Why did Madison Cawthorn say what he just said.

What motivated a young man, to seek out some random Pizza Joint in the suburbs of Washington, DC…

What was the actual reason for our War in Iraq.

What motivated the people who stormed our Capitol on January 6.
What motivated Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to set into motion, the events that played out that Tuesday morning in September…

… does anybody even care anymore.

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https://www.politico.com/news/2022/03/31/enthusiasm-gap-dems-00021774

What motivates someone to choose violence over the Rule of Law.
What entitles someone to the perceived power to claim dominion over another… what enables them to do so.

What sanctifies unjust actions.
What enshrines deceitful tactics.
What undermines the Righteousness of the Testimony of TRUTH.
What turns the prophetic into foolishness…

… what metrics should we use to differentiate between the two.

Why arrest the mother who steals bread to feed her children.
Why ignore the billionaire who cheats on his taxes.

Why move Heaven and Earth to welcome refugees fleeing war in Ukraine… while we spend an arm and a leg shipping Haitian refugees back to the home from which they’ve escaped.

Why do we work so hard keeping other people out, when we should be focusing all that time and effort verifying every single person we choose to let in.

In this Hour of Judgement… how can we afford to turn anyone away.

What happens when the FOOD doesn’t grow.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1993

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012–2013_North_American_drought 

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https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00789-x

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https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/war-ukraine-hurt-poor-nations-importing-grain-83387197

What happens when the FUTURE … suddenly becomes our PAST.

What happens when we realize, we can take hold the Reigns of TIME and command it all to STOP. What happens when we realize… we are the embodiment of both space and time.

What happens when we finally see, we are all born of the SAME… and to which, we shall ALL one day return…

What happens when the Will of the MAJORITY reigns Supreme.

What happens when we remember, that OUR struggle is THEIR struggle; and that what happens to ONE will eventually happen to us ALL… no matter how trivial or truly significant…

What happens when the FOOD doesn’t grow.

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https://www.science.org/content/article/vanished-people-may-live-us-southwest

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

What happens when the first domino is allowed to fall unchecked…

Did you hear about some crazy shit that went down at the Oscars.

-JC

The Doors of Perception

To be polarized… what exactly does that mean? Are we referring to the idea that we stand at odds. OPPOSED… as in magnetic polar opposites.

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This polarization suggests opposition is the heart of our problem, because we are unable to find common ground from which to govern… ‘Government is the problem’. Being representative of The People who elected them, a dysfunctional government MUST be the product of a dysfunctional electorate… ‘It’s those damn voters. They just don’t understand’.

@1:18 in the video: ”Because of the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historical perspective… there’s a real vulnerability in the electorate.”

Instead of believing we stand in opposition, could it be that we are actually being polarized? As in photons of LIGHT, forced into a decision between TWO DOORS…

IF we are the LIGHT that illuminates that Shining City on a hill… maybe it’s time we considered what that means.

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If information must pass through a predetermined filter, we will never realize the full potential of this experiment. Legislative arteries, intentionally clogged by years of LARD and CORRUPTION… now working to ensure our National Security within a 21st Century Information Space.

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Can we see through the shadows… their shadows… and still see the LIGHT?

Let there be NO DOUBT!

It’s part of who we ARE, a light so bright it pierces the DARKEST night. Recognizable, no matter where you STAND.

 

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https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/01/january-6-insurrection-trump-coup-2024-election/620843/?utm_source=msn 

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Now… I may be just a simple man, but it doesn’t take an Albert Einstein to see what’s happening here. It’s the motivating factor and it’s the catalyst that allows the misinformation to GROW.

I know it. The Legislators know it. The American People know it…

Do the DONORS know it?

 

Do they understand that the short-term gains will not outweigh the devastating long-term consequences? I don’t know… we don’t know who they ARE.

They could be titans of industry or any number of wealthy individuals, all pooling millions of dollars into dark money SUPER-PACS. Facelessly. Anonymously… have they no sense of history at all?

There is no ROI once Democracy dies.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/world/asia/apple-daily-hong-kong.html 

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Left or Right, Red or Blue. We all know what the problem is. 💰

It does not matter who you are or how much money you have, there will come a time where it’s not enough… appeasement is never an option.

But we must remember, polarized light passed through multiple filters will restore CLARITY. Our polarization unites us… we are the target of their polarization.

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We must secure our elections from outside interference, ensure our elections reflect the Will of The People directly, and defend the right to vote for every citizen. That is how we secure our Democracy.

Corruption is inevitable, no matter what laws we create. It’s up to us to CHOOSE who should have access to the reins of power. THE PEOPLE. 

More participation equals BETTER GOVERNANCE. Always.

 

 

-JC

LEADERSHIP

(At 8:02 in the video) “Let me just say how important it is to have a RULE vote.”

Did you see it? If you BLINKED you might have missed it, because I’m sure everyone has at least ONE eye on the news these days.

“Let me just say how important it is to have a RULE vote. Once we have the RULE vote we have the path to the floor. People have to understand… this is the threshold.”

—Speaker Pelosi 

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If a majority of LEADERSHIP doesn’t support a particular piece of legislation, it doesn’t get a vote. The MINORITY decides the agenda for the MAJORITY… 


Their
agenda… not OURS.

 

Until Friday night Speaker Pelosi didn’t have the votes necessary to secure THE RULE. With 13 Republican Representatives hidden up her sleeve, she could have moved on this legislation at any time.

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The House Democrats forged a viable path forward to pass BOTH pieces of legislation. Begrudgingly, yes… but it was established. That’s why we’ve been waiting. That was the PLAN. We all hate sausage making, I get it… but we knew what we were getting into when we VOTED back in November.

What changed… why now? Who thought that this strategy would benefit the Democratic Party? It certainly wasn’t the strategy supported by the MAJORITY. Why weren’t they listening to what THE PEOPLE wanted…

MSRP of the Maserati Levante starts at $78,000 and goes up to $153,000.

Oh, right… luxury cars usually have pretty decent SOUNDPROOFING. That is, unless you’re CHEAP and spring for the basic package.

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This is now who we ARE. This is what we present to the rest of the world.

Q: Is the United States a reliable partner?
A: Yes.

We’re willing to undercut our OWN TEAM to make sure shit gets done.

 

Don’t like THAT description? Then make up your OWN & fill in the _____ , because the LEADERSHIP of the Democratic Party decided this course of action behind closed doors, and then forced their caucus to vote.

There was a plan… and then that plan CHANGED. For what? Why. To save FACE after a devastating election cycle? For the PARTY? For the DONORS?

I don’t know, but ONE thing is clear… this wasn’t done for the VOTERS. The MAJORITY would have celebrated the passage of both bills as soon as this negotiated process played out. And now…?

 

Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Energy.

Let us all place our HOPES in the hands of a handful of Senators, who are BEHOLDEN to the DONORS for their re-election… be sure and hold your breath.

The political establishment has now tipped their hand and shown us who their ‘kingpins’ ARE. The members of their political hierarchy who are the most valuable to their plans… their future… their PARTY.

And they hold these positions of HONOR, of LEADERSHIP… because they are the best FUNDRAISERS.

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The Infrastructure Bill… who benefits? The DONORS. Directly. The “wealth” will trickle down to The People via the JOBS they will create. Never mind the damage that’s been done to our social fabric…

It’s time for the PEOPLE to get back to work. It’s not OUR fault we lost in Virginia… the VOTERS just didn’t understand.

I thought that was why the DNC prioritized $25 MILLION for “voter education” over the summer. Apparently they think NO ONE showed up for their classes.

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These are not intended as attacks. This is simply a recitation of the FACTS. A mirror, held up to their actions… and none of it is ILLEGAL. They make the rules. It’s their show, their agendas. Not the agenda of THE PEOPLE.

Let them eat cake… but first we need more means testing.’

Did you survive 2020? Congratulations, you qualify.

THIS is our government, the best elected officials money can BUY.
The question now becomes, do we want that to continue to be the case in the FUTURE.

 

-JC

 

50/50

 

That was the vote in the Virginia House of Delegates on February 21, 2019, on a proposed rule change that would have forced a vote on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment…

… it failed.

 

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Kirk Cox, FRM Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates

A bill supported by over 80% of the people of Virginia. It would have PASSED had a vote been allowed… but it wasn’t even allowed out of committee.

 

ONE YEAR LATER, after the delegates were held accountable at the ballot box for their INACTION in the legislature, Virginia voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, thereby meeting the Constitutionally required threshold of 38 States.

 

 

Just last month, the United States House of Representatives voted to clear the way for final ratification by removing the original deadline, and now…

 

ONE MAN, in the United States Senate stands OPPOSED.

 

 

While it was shocking to see the Virginia Speaker of the House deny equality to more than HALF of his constituents, it was even more shocking to see the Democratic Presidential Candidates stand SILENT as it played out. FIVE WOMEN. 37 States. Only one more to go…

What a lost opportunity to educate the public… about Equality and the legislative process. About Income Inequality and Economic Disadvantage.

A lost opportunity to bring us closer to that more perfect Union.

 

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“ERA bill dies for good…” -Washington Post (02/21/2019)

 

I have NO DOUBT that if the Democratic Women running for President would have stood on the steps of the Virginia Statehouse in solidarity with the ERA activists, they would have swayed ONE MORE VOTE. With the national media bringing SUNLIGHT to the situation, we would now be standing one year CLOSER to equality.

 

Then again… we would STILL be standing right HERE, no closer than we are TODAY.

 

The Majority Leader of the United States Senate does NOT support equality.

The Majority Leader of the United States Senate stands OPPOSED to the MAJORITY of this nation.

The Senate Majority Leader is opposed to the Rule of Law, as conceived by the Founders of this nation, and will not move to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

38 of the 50 States… 76% of this nation now DEMANDS it.

It does not matter his rationale, the PEOPLE have spoken.
Equality should be the Law of this land.

The Senate must Ratify the ERA.

 

When storms rage, you cannot simply seek SAFE HARBOR, as your ship will be smashed upon the shore. You must sail headlong into the winds and face it, with full faith in the strength of your ship & its crew… and press ONWARD. Even if that means just treading water, because the alternative

… well, the alternative is no alternative at ALL.

 

In years past, leaders have spoken of the ‘Fog of War’. In this digital era with the adversary we are engaged with, the entire WAR is FOG. There is no battle. There are no physical sides being drawn.

When we forget who we are, and what we STAND for… our enemies win. When we begin to selectively administer Justice and forget that we are ALL created equal, we FALL BACK… being pushed closer to the rocky shores of our PAST.

 

We know where we have BEEN. We must remember where we are GOING.

 

Well-trodden paths are safe and familiar, but they will only lead us to where we’ve been… back to where we are TODAY. Even in the dark of night, even in the deepest fog… we know our path is TRUE when we listen to our moral compass, as it always points us HOME.

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Screenshot (90)We cannot allow ourselves to be complacent. We must fight to hold on to what we’ve already secured. The Constitution outlines a process for RATIFYING Amendments to the Constitution, it does NOT outline a process where ONE MAN can override the overwhelming majority of the PEOPLE.

Anyone who stands opposed to the opinion of 76% of this nation, should not be referred to as Majority Leader… and this fall, the PEOPLE will show him that.

Equal. MUST. Mean. Equal… or we will lose this fight before it’s even begun.

JC