I am shocked and amazed at just how far the “con” has gone. No one is ignorant to the fact that politics is dirty… politicians prefer it that way! The more grey area, the more wiggle-room; the more loopholes and lard, the more room for fulfilling ones own self interests.
But 31%?!? My god… The polling in Virginia on the issue of Equal Rights for Women and Girls, shows the amendment is SUPPORTED by 81% of the State. That’s a no brainer! How many politicians would stand opposed to an issue supported by THAT many people? Well…
The final vote in the House of Delegates in the Commonwealth of the Great State of Virginia was 50/50 AGAINST Equality for Women and Girls in the United States, failing to get a hearing on the floor because of opposition to a RULES CHANGE. Support for the bill was in THE MAJORITY yet the bill was BLOCKED FROM BEING HEARD.
That is NOT a question. It IS the answer. It is a DEMAND.
It’s the answer to the question of voter turnout.
It’s the answer to our lack of gun safety legislation.
It’s the answer to our illegal immigration problems,
It’s the answer to the issue of “Dreamers”.
It’s the answer to our failing education system.
It’s the answer to roll-backs on environmental regulations.
It’s the answer to lack of oversight on Wall St.
It’s the answer to the lack of accountability.
It’s the answer to the MASSIVE income gap.
It’s the answer to our failing healthcare system.
It’s the answer to our crumbling infrastructure.
It’s the answer to our addiction to fossil fuels.
It’s the answer to our deepening racial divide.
It’s the answer to the vilification of Women’s Health.
It’s the answer to HOW CAN ALL OF THIS CONTINUE TO NOT BE SOLVED?!?
Paul Ryan called it “The Hastert Rule”. I call it BULLSHIT… because that’s all it is.
When I stood up and said “NO MORE!” to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, he did NOT answer.
The SPEAKER was SILENT.
If I were accused of supporting the agenda of a “serial rapist”, I would have at least made a public denial, or questioned the direct link between the legislative tactics being engaged in and the legislative tactics of Dennis Hastert, convicted fellon.
No. Paul Ryan choose SILENCE. My goodness… Yes, it really is THAT SIMPLE!
Paul Ryan’s political agenda was built upon a foundation of LIES and DECEPTION. When the political winds of change came his way, it all BLEW AWAY like a house of cards, HOLLOW to the core.
How many ‘Paul Ryan’s’ are there in Congress?… in the Senate?… in YOUR Statehouse?
When men and women of HONOR stand up and DEFEND the rights of others, there is no argument on Earth that can bring them down! And when we stand united, we BECOME the beacon, as the pure unified intentions of our nation shine a light wherever darkness rules… JUST BY STANDING UP. We cannot help but exude confidence in our American Exceptionalism!
It’s infectious… Liberty is. That’s why leaders in a nation ruled by tyrants SILENCE the press, SILENCE citizens who speak too loudly. Once it’s heard… it cannot be undone. The mind will NOT let it go. “… with Liberty and Justice for ALL.”
Somehow, one hot summer in Philadelphia, a mere man sat in-conference with the gods, and envisioned a world where ALL men are created EQUAL, just as the day they were born. There is none other on Earth that is as desired as ours! If we are to hold it up as THE example, should it not be the best it can? The absolute… The Pinnacle of Human Societal Evolution. It is an experiment, incomplete in its current form. Tethered to the whims and wills of mere mortals.
Never before had such a nation been conceived! Doubts in the fidelity of the common countrymen made many question if it were even possible. But the HOPE in the idea, that one day it COULD be so, led those imperfect men to create the perfect document, enshrining a system of EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.
… sometimes, all you have to do is SHOW UP and the barriers will start to FALL.