Respect Your Elders

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Sure, I’ll admit it. I may be a little wet behind the ears, maybe not as long in the tooth as others… so I might be mistaken from time to time. But that’s why I choose to SPEAK OUT. To clarify. To educate, both myself AND others. How else would we find the answers that we seek?


In an OPEN and HONEST debate, the best ideas always rise to the TOP. 

That is why we are here today! It’s the cornerstone of our Democracy. Ideas are proposed and discussions commence. Improvements are added, weaknesses are highlighted, and legislation is voted upon… but that’s currently NOT the case in the United States Senate.

Legislation is NOT voted upon. Legislation is proposed, debated, enhanced and amended, and then… no vote. Even when that legislation has passed the House… no vote. Even if a MAJORITY of Senators approve… no vote. The Will of the Majority is overruled by the Minority.

40% IS GREATER THAN 60%. 

40% of the people know what’s best for this country… there must be something wrong with the rest of us

In order to stop the Majority from imposing its will upon the Minority. To protect the smaller States from the larger, more populous States… as if the Great State of California, to its own detriment, would actively pursue an agenda to harm another part of this Union!

It would be a rational fear to have… if we were living in 1776. 

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We must never forget the Presidency of Donald J. Trump. The passions and fire of ONE MAN, unleashed upon the people. Stoking anger and division for more than four years, and still… he could not convince a MAJORITY of this Nation that he was correct. Even with every outlet available to him, the PEOPLE were not convinced… THE PEOPLE were correct.

The MAJORITY of this Nation STANDS for Liberty and Justice for ALL. Not everyone believes in this… that is why they are in the MINORITY.

The MAJORITY of this Nation fights to protect the Rights of ALL citizens. It does not seek to hinder or harm, it seeks to elevate everyone. EQUALLY. Anyone seeking to protect the Rights of the Minority by standing OPPOSED to the Will of the Majority should consider UPDATING their position… in-light of the conclusions drawn from our most recent ‘experiment’.

Re-reading the words of our Founders, we can see our opinions have evolved considerably over the last 200 years. Roughly ONE THIRD of the words written about the Senate in The Federalist Papers are now GARBAGE… Senators are no longer selected by the Legislatures of the individual States. We ABANDONED that practice long ago and decided the PEOPLE should choose their Senators by direct vote. And why is that? More participation equals Better Governance.

IF your position is so STRONG, why is it you cannot rally a MAJORITY of support? IF your position is to stand opposed to the Majority, so be it. Please do so… Clearly. Make sure EVERYONE knows exactly where you STAND. When time shows your position to be correct, the Majority will stand with you.

And until that day comes, the MAJORITY of this Nation will support and defend your right to SPEAK OUT. Debate and dissent are essential to a thriving democracy, and we are all working toward the SAME GOAL: a more perfect Union.

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The United States Senate is the greatest deliberative body in the world INSPITE of the filibuster, not BECAUSE of it. The filibuster KILLS debate, it does not encourage it.

What makes the Senate superior is the six year term. The House, being elected every two years, is more closely tied to the fires and the passions of the People in the moment; whereas the Senate, not being constantly consumed with winning re-election, can work with a more deliberative approach to legislation, bringing a more informed and careful eye to the situation…

At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work.

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Reading through these theoretical suppositions, written over two centuries ago, where within these paragraphs do they speak of the ability of ONE MAN to override the will of the Majority? How are those actions characterized? What are their opinions of such actions…

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They speak of TYRANNY. They use it as an example in their demonstrations, of what it is they were attempting to AVOID… THIS is what we fear, so we want to create a governing body that will produce the OPPOSITE of these acts. 

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They saw the demise of our Democracy coming in the form of a consolidation of authority. An abdication of power by one branch of government, allowing it to become subservient to another. But they did believe it could right itself, if it ever did come to pass. 

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Unfortunately, as studious and thorough as they were, they were still unable to foresee the Dark Arts necessary to accomplish such an act… 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you…  

THE FILIBUSTER. 

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… wiser words never spoken.

-JC

The Future

It’s done. The END is in sight. This week I received my first Moderna shot and in a couple more weeks I’ll get my second.

Get the SHOT… and let’s get Back to WORK. 

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Vaccines SAVE LIVES.
They save YOUR life. 
They save NURSES’ lives… 
They save AMERICAN LIVES. 

A fully vaccinated American Workforce is the ONE sure path back to economic stability at home and economic dominance abroad. We must all do our part. As President Carter said: “It’s up to YOU.” 

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This is how our government SHOULD function. This is what Leadership is all about! The accomplishments of this Administration should be remembered as extraordinary, for sure… but they must also be remembered as standard. As normal. As the benchmark by which we will compare all future Administrations.

This is how the Executive Branch of our government should function by default.

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Yet some elected officials still believe we should have listened to the previous Administration.


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March 26, 2021… We haven’t even gone SIX MONTHS, and what he did in the aftermath of the 2020 election is now LEGAL in the Great State of Georgia.


CUE: Some future Georgia Secretary of State

“Upon further review, at the urging of our President, this office has recalculated the votes and indeed…

We’ve found 11,780 votes that were cast in-error.” 

God bless the United States of America.

We no longer need to DEBATE. We no longer need to raise counterpoints to their legislation. The States will decide who’s votes COUNT and who’s do NOT…

Don’t worry… everything’s under control!
Just turn off the TV and go back to sleep.


Because of the position they have taken as a PARTY, I will not support or encourage anyone to support, ANY candidate who is endorsed by the GOP or adheres to their Party Line. And because of that fact, there is only ONE viable choice in a TWO PARTY SYSTEM…

The system is Broken. 
The American People need a FRESH START. 

When we are forced to pick a candidate because there is NO ALTERNATIVE, we become vulnerable. Our National Security is compromised. ONE PARTY supports SUPPRESSING the vote, while the OTHER PARTY appears POWERLESS to stop them, even as they hold a MAJORITY in both chambers. 

They are doing exactly what their constituents want them to do, and I’m not talking about VOTERS here…

They work for the DONORS.💰💰💰 

And what will they say, after they’ve pushed their case as far as legally possible, and possibly further… ‘We need to come together and not make this all about POLITICS.’

Besides that… what’s the alternative.

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“There are GRAVE RISKS associated with eliminating the filibuster… just so you know. Because when we’re in the minority which eventually does happen, the issues that we care most about will be harmed.” 

— Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Deadline: White House, MSNBC. (03/25/2021)


We can’t do it. Because if we DID do it, they might take it away… but we COULD do it, though. But only for special occasions. And only if you ask us REALLY, REALLY nicely. If NOT, a Senator might not get re-elected…

… you wouldn’t want that to happen now, would ya’?


I don’t think anyone wants to see Joe Manchin cry again.

Eliminating the filibuster would make them bear RESPONSIBILITY for their ACTIONS. It would force them to WORK and be held accountable for their legislation. They would have the ability to ACT instead of dodging and passing the BUCK onto the White House. Whether intentional or not, the obvious fact that their actions have benefited our foreign adversaries should not be overlooked.

For four years, President Trump made the Office LOOK weak, while Leader McConnell’s intentional inaction MADE the Senate weak. They’ve BOTH made the Judiciary weak, by dragging out court cases seeking testimony and evidence for YEARS without a conclusion. Then, when crisis comes…

We are adrift, lost in a sea of corruption. Navel-gazing… looking for someone ELSE to blame.

… but DON’T WORRY! The Midterm Elections are just a few short months away! Be sure to DONATE your MONEY to the candidate who will do ALMOST anything to get RE-ELECTED… oops! I mean get things DONE for their constituents!

They are holding our potential future HOSTAGE for their political careers. 

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Your VOICE makes a difference… use it. To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT. But be warned, in this moment if you are silent, it will speak LOUDER than it had once before. Whether this Nation stands or falls, one day it will be asked… Where did YOU stand?

… and what will you say. 

-JC 

The Price of Inaction

I find myself trying to write some kind of self-help book… as if I have all the answers. As if I could solve all these problems.

Like I could change the climate in our political discourse, proposing some sort of legislative action that would convince our elected officials, that it’s in their best interest to put the needs of their VOTERS over those of monied interests… as if they would even listen to the words I would say.

Then again, maybe it is something simple, like there’s some point that needs to be addressed… some important FACT that needs to be raised. They are busy people, and the last few years have been action packed…


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Or maybe they just need to see things from a different perspective.


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I’m not sure anyone could write a self-help book that would address their needs. How does anyone allow that to happen?! At first glance, a 100 year event is difficult to prepare for, so it’s understandable if people are caught off-guard, unexpectedly…

But that’s only at first glance. 

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Accountability, for actions taken by elected officials, as well as their engagement in INACTION, is necessary. But… that’s not what I’m speaking of. Accountability has been lacking for MANY years now, it’s only a product of the situation.

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There are many people and events that we will never forget, and we seek corrective actions in their name, for the benefit of the nation as a whole and the benefit of the survivors they left behind. But that never brings BACK the people we have lost. That never fills the void after the fact, a loss no legislation could restore.

What message could I send to someone who holds their office despite their public actions? Despite the fact they are despised by their own constituents as well as their colleagues?

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It’s not Texas’s fault. It’s not the voters who’ve caused this mess. Ted Cruz isn’t to blame either, he’s a product of the situation we find ourselves in. He was CHEERED as he read “Green Eggs and Ham” from the Senate floor, just as he was when he was fighting for the people he represents… by challenging our free and fair elections.


What could I say to someone like that, that would change their mind? What legislative action could be taken that would convince him not to do that again in the future… or ANY legislator for that matter?

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The mother of 11-year-old Cristian Pineda filed the wrongful death lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the utility giants “put profits over the welfare of people” by ignoring previous recommendations to winterize its power grid.


There are no bounds in our society when it comes to the expression of our thoughts, except for when those thoughts lead to violent actions against others. The actions taken by elected officials in EVERY State are in support of the people who make it possible for them to hold that office. Their actions, while in office, reflect the needs of their constituents.

Their actions would never cause harm to their constituents’ families…

or their constituents’ interests.

It’s top of mind. Their JOB depends on it.

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Who’s interests do these people represent? 
Just ask them! They’ll happily tell you… it’s no secret. 

No… I don’t have all the answers, nor would I ever claim to have them. But I do believe, I know how we can FIND THEM. The hypnotic trance of the pendulum has lulled everybody into a false sense of reality. Pointing the finger, looking for someone else to blame.

Red or Blue. Left or Right. We ALL know what the problem is.

It taints our discussions by adding weight to a politically dishonest stance. It amplifies support AND it SILENCES opposition. It can create the perception of great knowledge and ability where there is none. It can convince someone to stand in support of a cause that stands antithetical to what they believe in their soul to be true.

Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. 

 

What is the price of inaction? 

As a Nation, what lessons have we learned from inaction. We know, what we do today will determine how difficult our path will be tomorrow. Throughout our Nation’s history, there have been many more monumental undertakings engaged in than what it is we must do today. What our Founders saw simply as dutiful action, undertaken to protect the rights of our citizens… we now revere and celebrate as our Bill of Rights. 

We must not take it for granted. They took action! They made the RIGHT CALL. We must do no less than what they would have done, especially if they had been given the knowledge we now have. 

 

-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

“We All Know What the Problem IS…” Official Campaign Video

 

 

“The Framers were RIGHT… this IS an ‘experiment’. When our nation’s existence is viewed in-total, as a set of FACTS and DATA, conclusions can be reached. Recommendations can be made…
We must End the Electoral College.”
The problems we face as a nation CAN be solved, but only if we STAND united…
… as EQUALS.
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#EndTheElectoralCollege

 

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The last couple weeks have been quite busy trying to get this video published, as well as many other things. I found it best to focus on my work as the thread unravels, focusing on what CAN BE… viewing all of this as a lesson on WHY we need this change.

I look forward to returning to a somewhat regular schedule in the next couple of days after some well deserved SLEEP.

 

JC