Thank You For Your Service.

Fifty-fifty… split right down the middle.

The extremes are still extreme. California is still BLUE… Texas is still RED.

There was no Political Earthquake. There was no Political Tsunami… this is our political landscape.

This is the pinnacle of our Political System. This is the BEST it can produce, and this is what it will produce once again in 2024.

Is that the way it should continue to BE?

AP reporter: “What will you do differently… between now and 2024?” 
President Biden: “Nothing.”

Is that why you voted this fall, for nothing… for more of the same? Did you cast your vote in celebration of what Democrats have accomplished… with control of the House, the White House, and the Senate?

Joe Biden sure thinks so… and so do his DONORS.

… 

 

Joe Biden stood in the breech, long before the HEROES of the Capitol Police did on January 6. He stood up and faced the metaphorical fight, in HOPE that it might not come to that.

Joe Biden marshaled every tool at his disposal, to secure victory for his Political Party…

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/nyregion/sean-patrick-maloney-lawler.html 

A Political Party that now stands in the MINORITY.

Just look at how hard we have to VOTE to make sure things stay NORMAL. Never mind moving AHEAD… just fighting to ensure we don’t move BACK. Taking rights AWAY. Denying HALF the people of this Nation access to lifesaving HEALTHCARE.

Joe Biden stood in the BREECH to defend this Union, and we will always be grateful. We will always owe a debt of gratitude to Joe Biden and the Leadership of the Democratic Party… and we thank you for your service.

But I didn’t vote FOR nothing. In fact… that’s exactly what I voted against.

If I wanted NOTHING to change, I would have voted for the Republican Party. But now things have changed. The lives of Women have changed, and they will have to bear the consequences of this election for the next TWO YEARS.

If the Democratic Party isn’t given a reason to change, then they will not change. This fight is no longer theirs… it is OURS.

Every election cannot continue to be THE existential election of our lifetime. It cannot continue like this. The rotational speed of our two-party system has exceeded its limits and the balance has been destroyed. One side is seen as “illegitimate” by the other, and the other side AGREES. It’s the ONE THING we all agree on-

The SYSTEM is the problem.

 

Everyone agrees. Everyone… except the DONORS.

They’re just fine with the way things are going. Their profits are safe and secure. Let’s just MOVE ON to the next election… $17 BILLION well spent.

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/midterm-elections-2022/democrats-republicans-2022-midterms-spending-b2220297.html 

The Democratic Party did not win this election, yet they are celebrating. As of right now, the Democratic Party still has a slight chance of securing the House Majority… but that’s all they’ve got. 51 Senators does not a MAJORITY make. Therefore, when the gavel changes hands… the agenda will be decided by the GOP. 

Can you imagine… running against the agenda of a 20th century dictator… and only BARELY squeaking by? Just like they did in 2020. Just like they did in 2022… 

Thank god! We only lost the HOUSE!

This is what The People want. This is what they voted for…

Time for us to go and work with the GOP.

It’s not like the majority of their party supports INSURRECTION or something. Sure would be nice if there was an ongoing Presidential Commission looking into the events of January 6… but unfortunately, that train has already sailed.

 

Just before the election, Jen Psaki was on Deadline: White House, discussing conversations she had with voters in the Suburbs of Detroit. One voter brought up the issues surrounding the 2000 election, and the fact that Democrats feel the same way about the Presidency of George W. Bush as Republicans feel about the Presidency of Joe Biden.

Jen Psaki said that worried her. She was concerned that the narrative surrounding election integrity was starting to spread… as if it were something NEW within the Democratic Party.

I’m not sure if that’s her opinion or if it’s the opinion of the Democratic Party, but it shows us the mindset of Party Leadership… as reflected in the observations of a former White House Press Secretary.

The Leadership of the Democratic Party has no plan to change a system… that works just FINE for them.

The filibuster? The Electoral College? A Woman’s Right to CHOOSE? Yeah, that’s ALL on the ballot. Every election. Every time. It’s always on the line… and if you want things to stay the way that they are, then you’d better DONATE all you can before the NEXT election.

That’s their plan. That’s the way things are. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. Therefore, legislation favors those with MONEY over those WITHOUT.

Is this still a Democracy or is it not? 
I believe more participation equals BETTER GOVERNANCE.

If the Democratic Party has a PLAN to secure our Democracy, then let them speak it. Now. Before the 2024 campaign begins. In the SUNLIGHT where everyone can see. We cannot afford to go into the fight with the same tired strategies that were employed this time around… just ask Rep Maloney.

Complacency. Insincerity. Political hypocrisy. These are not the values that will secure our Democracy.

Will the Democratic Party RISE to the occasion, or will they continue to cling to the PAST… elevating failed candidates to leadership positions, simply because they raised a BOATLOAD of CASH in the last election…

The People of the United States of America deserve a BETTER WAY.

 

-JC

The Time is Always Right to Do the Right Thing.

When I first started my 2020 campaign, I ran on ideals… like elevating the Will of The People, ensuring Liberty and Justice for ALL, and fighting for Equal Justice Under the Law. Virtuous, Righteous Ideals. Just as every successful candidate has done.

With practice and patience… with hard work and careful contemplation… a vision was forged. A method that might bring about an end to all this madness… a substantive GOAL to be reached.

The WORDS they speak, are the resume of the candidates. Their answer to the question- ‘What’s your vision for the future of this Nation?

That was a damn fine speech.

If that speech had been given by a candidate seeking OFFICE this fall, that speech might have sealed it. It hit all the right marks.

But that speech wasn’t given by a candidate seeking office. That speech wasn’t given by a civilian with NO POWER, someone fighting to make change happen. That speech was given by an INCUMBENT. An ELECTED OFFICIAL, who currently holds the reins of POWER.

The soaring WORDS of an aged historian ring HOLLOW… when compared to the legislative agendas pursued by the man who said them.

He said, “We The People, are the TRUE HEIRS of the experiment that began more than two centuries ago. We The People, have burning inside each of us, the Flame of Liberty that was lit here at Independence Hall.

Indeed we do Sir… every one of us.

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https://thespun.com/nba/sports-world-reacts-to-u-s-basketball-brittney-griner-news

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/04/sports/basketball/brittney-griner-biden-russia.html

We are still, at our CORE a Democracy. And yet, history tells us that blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence, is fatal to Democracy.

I most certainly agree.

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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/05/24/us/tulsa-race-massacre.html

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The cynics and the critics tell us nothing can get done, but they’re wrong. There is not a single thing America cannot do.

On this point… I must disagree. Right now, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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Because right now, ONE MAN stands OPPOSED to the Will of the MAJORITY. Thus rendering his speech to the realm of the aspirational. A vision of what could BE, if only

If only we were willing to accept EQUITY… in lieu of EQUALITY.

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https://www.vox.com/2022/6/29/23187002/black-women-abortion-access-roe

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https://www.texastribune.org/2022/06/30/texas-abortion-black-women/

EQUITY is not the same as EQUALITY.
Only EQUAL. MEANS. EQUAL.

Partisan political rhetoric is a TOOL used to secure power, in order to enact a particular legislative agenda. Partisan political rhetoric is NOT a legislative agenda.

Every American Citizen believes in the promise of Our Founding Documents. All of us share in the CELEBRATION of Our Independence. That is not in question. The question is… what are you going to do to secure it?

It doesn’t matter how angry Joe Biden gets… he’s still going to be Joe Biden. The former Vice President of these United States… the former Senator from the Great State of Delaware. The former Chair of the Foreign Relations Committee… the former Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

We all know who Joe Biden is, but I will be voting for Democratic Candidates on the ballot this fall in spite of that. The stakes are just TOO HIGH to do otherwise.

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Partisan political rhetoric will not SAVE LIVES. Only ACTION will do that. And so… we must ACT. We must VOTE. We must sound the siren and STAND UP for our Unalienable Rights.

When you defend the Rights of OTHERS, you defend those Rights for YOURSELF.

President Biden has called on us to VOTE… so that is what we must do. If he cannot summon the political COURAGE necessary to do what’s required, then we must make it easy for him to change his mind. We must fill the Senate with candidates who will ACT to secure Equality.

Every man, woman, and child who is legally eligible to VOTE, must STAND UP and DEFEND the Rights of Women and Girls this fall. We must SHOW President Biden and the Leadership of the Democratic Party, that it’s in their best interest to listen to the Will of the American People.

As we did in 2018. As we did in 2020. As we will do in 2022.
And if they fail us… as we will do once again in 2024.

We must send them the TOOLS necessary to secure Equal Rights for Women and Girls. Every day, without the protection of EQUAL STANDING UNDER LAW, more women will suffer, and more women will die… needlessly.

It’s no longer hypothetical. It’s a FACT… and we cannot wait until 2024.

Not for the sake of ONE PERSON. Not for the sake of ONE PARTY.
Let us do this NOW… in 2022.

Because it’s the RIGHT thing to do.

-JC

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A Pyramid Scheme

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https://theintercept.com/2022/07/29/bank-of-america-worker-conditions-worse/ 

How can this be seen as a viable path toward a stable economic future? Focusing on the financial stability of corporations and financial institutions ensures there will always be something out there for people to BUY… but it doesn’t ensure there will be someone out there able to BUY IT.

Our Government goes to great lengths to ensure financial support for producers and manufacturers, but it often overlooks or is indifferent to the financial needs of the American Working Class.

They’ll step in and take action when the price of GAS or OIL starts to skyrocket, whether they actually have an effect on prices or not; but when people start losing their JOBS due to a pandemic… they hesitate. They drag their feet.

They fail to anticipate or understand the knock-on effects of an event like that. The generational trauma that can result from a family losing it all.

Companies and corporations, they have insurance payouts and golden parachutes. When things go SOUTH, they file for bankruptcy and then try it all over again…

Man, wouldn’t that be nice.

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/07/us/climate-tax-deal-vote 

So, we’re COOL now… right?

See… they’ve been working for the American people all along.

Democrats get shit done! This is the People’s Agenda!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/climate/trump-paris-agreement-climate.html 

All of it is ‘transitory’… because through all of it, there is no consistency between Administrations. It’s all or nothing. Do or die. What’s done under the leadership of ONE party is immediately undone by the NEXT. And it’s all done in the name of POLITICS.

Our Elected Officials play GAMES… while Americans DIE

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https://www.npr.org/2022/08/02/1115325176/pact-act-veterans-burn-pits-toxins-passes-senate 

Of course they were gonna pass that BILL. C’mon, it’s just POLITICS! They’re not monsters… just Senators. But you see… the problem is though; this is just what we’re able to SEE. Just the TIP. What other practices do they engage in that We, The People, aren’t privileged enough to see?

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If you’re not a fan of the sausage being made, then maybe we should change the way they make the sausage.

Our Right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS is not transitory. It’s not an entitlement or a government handout… it’s what makes this Nation GREAT.

It’s not the WARS we’ve won. 
It’s not the GODS we worship.

It’s the UNALIENABLE RIGHTS that we’ve been given by Our Creator; enshrined in Our Constitution and protected by Our Bill of Rights.

These Rights are UNIVERSAL… regardless of the STATE in which you live.

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Because it is SELF-EVIDENT.

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The most PARTISAN among us should not be allowed to dictate to us which of our Basic Human Rights are acceptable… and which ones are not.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/kavanaugh-conundrum-trump-s-fbi-grandstanding-highlights-flaw-bureau-s-ncna911991 

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https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/08/04/fbi-kavanaugh-wray-whitehouse/ 

The laws are written to benefit those at the TOP, while the rest of us must work just to get by. There is no SAFETY NET for the majority of this Nation. If we FALL, we fall. We start back at ZERO and pray we will somehow work our way back UP… Golden Parachutes be damned.

The people at the TOP of the pyramid must remember… it’s a long way DOWN without the support of the people at the BASE.

-JC

 

The Will of the MAJORITY

It’s nothing new. It’s just the same old cliches. It’s the microcosm vs. the macrocosm… as above so below… what’s good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER.

When serving in an agency or organization that deals with matters of National Security, there’s a strict protocol employees must follow when serious problems arise internally. Dispute resolution, disciplinary actions, incompetence and dereliction, etc… all of them must be resolved in-house, in order to limit exposing classified intelligence.

Superior officers, supervisors, HR’s, IG’s… they can’t just call the local PD and risk exposing someone’s identity, or the details of an ongoing investigation. But conflicts MUST be resolved, because conflicts will arise whenever people, work in close proximity to other people… under extraordinary circumstances.

I think most Americans already understand that, even if they’ve never really given it much thought. Because basically, our government and all of its various entities and agencies are run like a SMALL BUSINESS. A heavily regulated, overly nitpicked, underappreciated small business.

So, that government-mandated, strict protocol… that Standard Operating Procedure… is like a LIFELINE for every employee of the United States Government. It’s the same for our Armed Forces as well.

It’s easy for us to be ignorant of that fact or to just take it for granted that such a system exists. Especially since we rarely hear anything about it.

Because IF there ever was a problem… naturally, someone would SPEAK OUT.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/29/jan6-texts-data-security/

And their story keeps changing by the hour.

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There were even HINTS that something serious was going on, starting in the early days of the pandemic.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/politics/anthony-ornato-deputy-chief-of-staff-for-operations

So… what’s the logical conclusion of that government-mandated, strict protocol?

The United States Congress.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Let us celebrate the news… PROGRESS in the United States Senate.

Screenshots from MSNBCs ‘Prime’ (7/29/2022)

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All of this could have been done ONE YEAR AGO.

This could have already been helping Americans RIGHT NOW, because they could have voted on it LAST SUMMER… and then moved on to more pressing things.

We can clearly see it… there IS a problem.

It transcends PARTY. It transcends POLITICS. It goes beyond the previous Administration… it goes to the HEART of our government.

It’s a problem that cannot be resolved by political appointees or investigative committees alone. It’s a problem that involves the process by which they are appointed to those positions in the first place. It’s a problem of such magnitude, it requires the attention of every American Citizen…

That is, unless… THIS is the way we want our Government to continue to BE.

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As we gaze upon the Sands of TIME that lie before us, scattered in the aftermath of a fit of adolescent RAGE; what knowledge can we gain from the broken pieces… what lessons can our SHARED HISTORY provide? 

What comes next when the lights are FLASHING RED.

What comes from signals missed and messages unsent.

What price do we PAY when we ignore the warning signs.

Who suffers the most when we give in to LIES.

How many more cycles of BUST and BOOM are we willing to endure before we recognize… the problem lies WITHIN the system. 

It’s not the Legislators that fail us…

It’s the LAWS that have allowed those legislators to SUCCEED. 

Legislators legislate, based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. To fund their re-election campaigns, to fund their political organizations, and to fund their political PARTIES.

Longevity doesn’t decide who will hold positions of leadership within the two parties. Seniority doesn’t decide who will hold a Committee Chairmanship… it’s money.

Whomever DONATES the most money to the National Party will be given that HONOR. That’s why they constantly FUNDRAISE instead of doing what’s necessary…

Doing what’s necessary might piss off their DONORS.

Our legislative and moral agendas shouldn’t be decided based on MONEY… and neither should our Elected Officials.

-100% Taxpayer Funded Federal Elections

-ONE CITIZEN=ONE VOTE

Remove the corruption, restore HONOR in governance.

Let us UNITE in Common Cause and secure our elections. 

Let us ENSURE that the Will of The MAJORITY of this Blessed Land… always reigns Supreme.

-JC

The Promise of Renewal

What allows the opinion of the MINORITY to rule the day…
It’s nothing more than the appearance of DOUBT.

Another possibility. Alternative facts. That legal grey area… where in one instance, if one person shoots another in the middle of 5th Ave, that person goes to JAIL. But of course… there are some instances where that doesn’t happen.

Because the shooter has a BADGE and LEGAL AUTHORITY.
Those people… they get TIME OFF.

With pay.

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I’m not a Branding Expert. I’m not a Media Guru or a Messaging Consultant.
I’m not an expert, period. Always a student… never the teacher.

But THIS? This is a branding exercise… this is a message.
When you see this, you know what it’s about.

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That didn’t just happen.  That wasn’t an accident. That wasn’t done out of fear for the safety of others. There was no judge. There was no jury.

There was no Enforcement of LAW… just an execution.
No one to hold accountable for their crime, and no one held to account.

Has anyone stopped and considered the consequences of our just carrying on like nothing ever happened? You know, back to business as usual. Nothing to see here! Just move along to the next shiny object…

Never mind that gaping WOUND we’re walking around with… the soft underbelly exposed for all to see.

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Why does our Democracy STILL STAND?

Because there was someone there, to PUSH BACK against the depravity. To uphold Righteous Values. Because evil prevails when men of HONOR stand silent… and this Nation is worthy, of every ounce of effort called for in this moment.

To be SILENT is to be COMPLICIT in Her demise.

Every year we till the fields, in anticipation of the bounty we will receive. With patients and practice, our gifts continue to grow. Our work only rewarded once the harvest is done.

Every year we toil and every SPRING we start anew, but every year brings with it new challenges. In the blink of an eye, our hard work can be washed away or left to whither… all dependent upon the desires of the STORM.

But every year regardless of the outcome… if we CHOOSE to start anew… our fields must be cleared, the remains turned back into the soil. With hope that someday… maybe this year… our bounty and our harvest will only GROW.

I believe in the Promise of Renewal.
I believe in the Infinite Potential of what might BE.

I long for our FUTURE with the same nostalgic passions, that some people harbor for our PAST. Our Better Days may still be ahead of us, but I question embracing a strategy of inaction, as the means of making it come to be. Watching. As TIME passes… just hoping someday, those dreams might become reality.

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It’s one of the fundamental laws that govern our physical reality. The pendulum will swing TRUE… because it must. That energy doesn’t just go away. It remains. It must be released. Like a hammer striking chisel or a sledge raining down destructive blows… that choice is always OURS.

The American People retain the POWER to do BOTH.

-JC