Insert Issue HERE ______ .

C942CAC5-C52C-4FC8-B600-05D674EDB408
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/11/26/kevin-strickland-gofundme-donations/

Is that not the embodiment of ALL our worst fears? There are few things that compare to false imprisonment… how can we call ours JUST, if this continues to happen. Is THIS what we’ve fought and died for… when it could be so much MORE…

Because I am SELFISH. I don’t want what happened to Mr. Strickland to happen to ME. Because I don’t want what happened, to happen to MY friends or MY family. Because I know… if we are SILENT, we could be next.

On this ideal we stand UNITED.

02D1299C-B71D-4430-80A0-2551FEFA7C00
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsden_flag

Railroaded. By those who were entrusted with AUTHORITY and POWER. The inkwell may have SPILLED all over this case, but how many others are sprinkled with the ink of their quills… how many lives were impacted by their office, in such ways that we’ll never know…

And this is just ONE case. In ONE city. In ONE STATE.

When we allow bias and prejudice against ONE, it leads to MORE. Based on race… based on gender… based on nation of origin… based on MONEY. Ideals that are not held by the MAJORITY thrive when we stand divided… chasing SHADOWS instead of establishing LAW.

Clarity. Before ALL ELSE… let us establish what it is we are striving FOR… is it for HATRED? Is it for EXCLUSION? Or is it for UNION… already established. Does anyone else worry we’re fighting amongst ourselves, while the other side doesn’t understand what it is their opponents are fighting FOR?

We’re just throwing around a bunch of pre-packaged political rhetoric that means NOTHING when exposed in the light of actual thought and conversation. It evokes within us a guttural response. Instead of asking QUESTIONS we simply rely on our preconceived notions… most of which were misinformed from the start.

6E308962-DC4B-43BD-8535-C6DB47773E9ACD0DD613-2972-457B-8744-8BBDD2E3B51B

https://apnews.com/article/fact-checking-160551360299

4229DD6C-411A-41CA-8A5A-FBF2E9335745E6C6191F-F878-457B-9CCA-44361F3ECC69
https://www.sfchronicle.com/sf/article/Is-shoplifting-forcing-Walgreens-to-cut-back-in-16536960.php

That was the solution for overcrowded prisons? Changing the dollar amount has the window-dressings of addressing a societal problem, but it does so at ARMS LENGTH. It doesn’t address the underlying issues that lead people to resort to such extreme measures.

2078C43D-49ED-48B1-BF08-9392AD6CED61
https://www.archdaily.com/972133/lehrer-architects-designs-new-tiny-home-villages-for-homeless-residents-in-los-angeles

… it’s not a permanent solution, but it is a good start.

The answers we seek already exist. We’re being presented with what’s leftover… only after it’s been approved of by the DONORS.

Explains why Democrats could only get HALF their agenda passed.

2D083148-5F04-436E-8728-1C3A1F458A59
https://nypost.com/2021/11/11/manchin-against-tax-credits-for-union-made-electric-vehicles/

EE7FAD91-5AF7-4271-879D-1782FCC080F8
https://www.axios.com/manchin-senate-spending-biden-87a445c2-cfdf-4bba-bc20-dd62db2a613a.html

412447AF-04F0-4692-A9A3-4475B75C0E6D
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/manchin-dems-2t-bill-faces-senate-gauntlet-81366189

FA235F61-1AAB-4500-8EB7-DC945D46A5FE
https://www.dailyposter.com/pharma-front-group-has-spent-1-2-million-backing-sinema/

Insert issue HERE _____.

The insanity generated by a vocal MINORITY on both sides is being amped up by BOTH political parties, in order to motivate people to DONATE. Legislators legislate based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. Instead of solving problems, they FUNDRAISE… they can’t raise MONEY on a problem that’s already been SOLVED.

… and the struggle marches ON.

Because this has been going on for GENERATIONS… beyond my lifetime. I was born the year Kevin Strickland went to prison. My kids will be 18 in just a few years.

Will they be just as frustrated as I am today, attempting to teach their children the SAME LESSONS tomorrow… fighting the SAME FIGHTS for things that seem so close, yet just out of reach?

Kevin Strickland is PROOF they will not.
Ahmaud Arbery is PROOF they will not.

Laws have CHANGED. Knowledge has been codified. Acknowledging that, what once was believed to be Justified… is not. Changing the way we live our daily lives. A new understanding… lessons, learned the hard way.

DC450BF0-FB2C-4ED1-B2EA-762D7127ECB3

“An error doesn’t become a mistake, until we refuse to correct it.”
-John F. Kennedy

If we put aside the confusion and focus solely on the GOAL… the Mission Statement, the Ark of OUR Covenant. As She STANDS, with no biases to blind us… humility and compassion will guide us HOME.

Because that could be YOU… because that could be ME.

CE199395-DA91-4194-9742-EC9BC23FDF24F5B3E58B-8A7D-4A37-AE90-A09F841C68C7

https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/22/adam-johnson-photographed-capitol-riot-pelosi-lectern-pleads-guilty/8725500002/

9E053B45-195F-42F0-919B-1E322A22B3B0
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/us/police-killings-undercounted-study.html

B734D73E-2DAB-4593-90C8-B42DCE530DBE

1F757A42-AF8C-47E0-BC7F-2A1DE85BCC84

We are all but MEN, susceptible to fallacy and vice. We will find comfort in humility… because we find strength in numbers.

-JC

Where Do YOU Stand.

The PEOPLE demand action…
and THEY go on vacation.

The PEOPLE want to secure our Right to VOTE.
The DNC commits $25 MILLION to the cause.

8AD14B8A-AD72-4AC1-A973-7D89E52561E3

They’ve chosen to prioritize VOTER EDUCATION. Well… I suppose it’s about time we went to D.C. and EDUCATED them.

Our Rights will not be secured by MONEY. Our Rights will not be secured by INFRASTRUCTURE. Our Right to VOTE will only be secured by LAW. With LEGISLATION, PASSED by the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT… that’s how we secure the franchise.

That’s how we ensure the Will of the People reigns supreme. More participation equals BETTER GOVERNANCE.

STAND UP and SPEAK OUT!

How do we defeat the BULLY and the LIAR? We STAND UP for the Rule of Law, we stand FIRM in our convictions… and we stand UNITED.

We do not do this for a Political Party. We do not do this for our own self-interest or our own personal gain. We defend our Right to Vote for the NEXT generation, and the one that will come after them.

We do this because it is necessary. There must be no boundaries standing in the way of any citizen who wishes to participate in our democracy.

Our future National Security is ensured when our access to the ballot is secure.

STAND UP and SPEAK OUT… and you will not stand alone.

-JC

Birds of a Feather

07AF18B9-9321-4231-B155-7E1208ED2CE6
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/15/science/physics-neutrino-antimatter-ichikawa-t2k.html 

 

… 

 

The simple act of observing an event WILL CHANGE its outcome… it is a FACT. Demonstrated consistently, time and again. 

 

… 

 

2F83D36D-17B5-4424-B2BE-C25C0D662EC3

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/joint-chiefs-chairman-feared-potential-reichstag-moment-aimed-at-keeping-trump-in-power/2021/07/14/a326f5fe-e4ec-11eb-a41e-c8442c213fa8_story.html 

 

… 

 

Being born of the SAME, our destinies are entangled. Our WILL can overcome the inevitable. The tide was turned with the glance of an EYE. Because we SPOKE OUT and cried for ACTION, because we stopped and witnessed devastation. United, we watched and said, “No more.” 

As it was one Tuesday morning in September, we sat helpless and witnessed devastation playing out within our SKIES. United, we watched and cried, “No more,” and we were given the ability to manipulate TIME. 

One of those four planes was unsuccessful that day… because we SPOKE OUT. We gave them that time. 

The Will of the American People is REAL… and it is TANGIBLE. 

 

… 

 

 

… 

 

There is no reason WHY that building should be standing. In the chaos of that moment, of that day. Within the grand scheme of things, within this chaotic Melting Pot of Passions… they said so themselves. Determined, they went there with a purpose. Who doubts the Will and ingenuity of the American People once they’ve settled on an agenda? 

There is no reason that building should still be standing today… 
and yet it does. 

I am NO FOOL. It was built by the hands of man, someday it will fall. It will come down. But in the meantime… what allows it to STAND? 

Is it the mortar or the stone? Is it the skeletal rigidity? The way in which it was constructed… the very force that will bring about its ultimate demise gives rise to its ability to continue to stand. The genius within the architecture gives rise to its longevity. Within those halls we create our FUTURE. Within those walls we find our shared destiny. 

 

… 

 

43B11314-7E33-4F54-A1CE-38581F4D841D

 

… 

 

It doesn’t come from the structure itself, the generative force centered within the beating breast of our Democracy. That SPARK is not created by the vessel, the sum total is greater than the individual pieces from which it was made. 

That energy is imparted on to it from us, The People. We are the LIGHT that illuminates the Shining City. We are the BEACON that lights the way for generations to come… it’s found within us ALL

There are some who seek TRUTH and remain mired in DARKNESS; but we must remember, they still seek the TRUTH. We all journey toward the EAST, and our path bends toward the LIGHT. 

 

… 

 

 

… 

 

5FC78D71-5D00-468B-A8BD-14B8854FC700
A staircase within the US Capitol.

 

… 

 

Once upon a time it was a path untrodden… unknown horizons within a virgin territory. Yet they were willing to fight and die for the CHANCE, for the opportunity to find out. Was Mankind destined to be ruled over, or could we govern ourselves justly and remain FREE. 

Like the Rosary Beads of an aged adherent, like the meditative paths walked by devotees throughout the millennia; the rites of passage are followed through the LIGHT as well as through the shadows. We celebrate them in times of triumph, we cling to them in times of tragedy. They bear witness to our history, they guide us onward toward our destiny. 

We hold these truths to be SELF-EVIDENT. That we are ALL created Equal… and we have PLEDGED our LIVES and our SACRED HONOR to this Cause. Our Rites and Rituals are celebrated daily, we pay respect to those who have fallen in defense of our Country every time we gather… knowing none of this would be possible without the SACRIFICES they have made. 

… 

 

Although it was never written, our victory was preordained. It echoes throughout time as a Fundamental Principal, a Universal Law that undergirds our reality. Our scientific endeavors have now proved what’s been written, in countless religious texts over the course of thousands of years. When the LIGHT overcomes the DARKNESS, through the FORGE and the FIRES… we are what remains. 

It now burns within us ALL

 

… 

 

D92F3781-EE01-426C-8F07-00586161D776
D-Day, colorized.

… 

 

A FACT. Demonstrated consistently, time and again. What once was… no matter how much TIME has PASSED… is always just around the corner, threatening our future.

We tip the scales in the judgement between what is and what will BE. We decide the course, we plot the journey. The PEOPLE… the MAJORITY of the citizens of the United States of America. It was born OF us. It must ALWAYS be a reflection of the same. 

If we are not fighting to secure our Democracy for everyone, then we are allowing it to FADE AWAY. Piecemeal. Watered down until it’s no longer possible for the PEOPLE to decide, and it won’t be due to any law that was PASSED… it will happen because we could not agree. INACTION will be the death of our Democracy. 

 

We have paid the price of both Blood and Treasure. We have secured the KNOWLEDGE necessary to find ‘Peace in our time’… 

 

Appeasement is NEVER an option. And we must STAND UP for the Rule of Law. 

 

… some things never change. 

 

-JC 

 

A ‘Show-Me’ State of Mind

It’s kind of like a union. There are dues that are paid and protections afforded. Certain considerations are made in crucial moments, sometimes seemingly inexplicable… often without full explanation or any consequence.

… 

 

F666500C-1DA9-4A16-9773-317801DE3723https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/561916-black-caucus-pac-endorses-nina-turners-opponent-in-ohio-special-election

… 

 

2792992A-89C9-49B4-ABF8-D0D31F27CBCA

https://www.wkyc.com/article/news/politics/nina-turner-leads-poll-11th-congressional-district-race/95-5842fe8f-4824-4185-8020-c0f16a47da96

… 

 

It’s the CAUSE… where do you STAND? Because it’s either you’re WITH us or AGAINST us. ‘What? You dare step outta line?! You’re no better than one of THEM. You’ll LEAD them to winning the next election!’ 

… 

 

… 

 

It’s the CAUSE for which they STAND… preservation of the PARTY

In their eyes, from their point of view… there’s no one else who can stand and fight the forces of opposition, they’re too big to FAIL. They hold HALF the cards. 

The fate of our Nation rests in the hands of two political parties, that no MAJORITY would vote for if they were presented with a better option. Because they said so… or else. Too big to fail is never a good thing. 

… 

 

CECEE6A5-55F9-495D-AACA-6559858C361A258B7CFA-80D6-4DED-B39D-C0EA69B89CF6https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torture_Memos 

… 

 

When our Presidents consider what policies they will pursue, they consult with the White House Legal Counsels, the Solicitors General, outside legal counsels, personal advisors who are also lawyers… all in an attempt to avoid breaking the law. To avoid having a policy or directive BLOCKED by the courts. 

The previous Administration didn’t give a damn about legal OPINIONS. They acted in what they saw as their constituency’s best interests, and they let the courts decide what would stand and what would be struck down. They challenged the OPINIONS of legal counsel. They pushed through their agenda come hell and high water! And when their actions were halted they appealed or started again. 

They didn’t seek to break the law, in many instances they sought to TEST the limits of the law and expand its definition and application. 

… and THIS Administration? 

 

They seem to fear the law. They believe the OPINIONS of their legal counsel seem firm… why should they be challenged? Why should they seek different OPINIONS? You have to consider what people might think if one of their Executive Orders were struck DOWN… how would that make the President LOOK? How would that make the Party LOOK?! 

Someone might think they were criminals! Hearings could be held, investigations could be launched… that might scare the DONORS. 

But don’t forget, they hold the MAJORITY. There would be no hearings if courts decided their ACTIONS were too extreme, and the courts have no problem saying so… it’s their DUTY to do so. Give them something to DO instead of fearing their OPINIONS

What is the OPINION of the Democratic PARTY? Seriously… I would like to KNOW, and so would every other American Citizen. Make sure it is FULLY DEFINED before it’s shot down in flames. 

… 

 

CD831AA7-8CA7-4FF7-A569-71298A92F1C6
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/06/02/state-voting-restrictions/ 

 

… 

 

As the sun sets on our democracy, they might look back with fondness for the Presidency of Joseph R. Biden. For FOUR YEARS… he did what was legal and there was no hint of scandal. No court struck down any of HIS Executive Orders. He stayed well WITHIN the framework of ESTABLISHED LAW… 

A fitting capstone to almost 240 years of FREE and FAIR elections. On a scale of 1 to 46? A solid 23. Not a scratch on it… the last time this Nation had a Democratic President. 

And sure, what MORE could have been done? The courts, the decisions… it would have been illegal to even TRY

… 

 

81841D51-7A66-4D8C-8AE0-0AA2FDF671D3

 

… 


Their tactics, though they seemed illegal, were only slightly mischievous… according to the Supreme Court. What more
could have been done? I mean, after all… it was “a priority” of his Presidency. 

… 

 

 

… 

It’s a fight WORTHY of the full attention of the highest authority in our current POLITICAL landscape. $25 MILLION is a lot of CASH… how will those resources serve to secure our Right to Vote? 

The DNC now believes this issue is of such IMPORT, they are willing to spend TENS of MILLIONS of DOLLARS on… 

Educating. Voters. 

 

Of course… if only we weren’t so dumb. Then maybe… Democrats might hold ALL THREE BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT? Then maybe… we’d have UNITY in the Unites States SENATE?

Hmmm… we’ve ALL seen this show before! Their attempt to “educate voters” is as big a DODGE as is the Republican Party’s BIG LIE. The VOTERS don’t need to be educated. A MAJORITY of us already know… 

They just want to raise more MONEY

… 

 

image

 

… 

 

The emails. The fundraisers. The get-out-the-vote drives. ‘The struggle continues!’ ‘The fight marches on!’ They BLOW SMOKE while ROME BURNS. 

Progress was made. We stressed the importance OF the passage OF this legislation that’s being BLOCKED…’ as it has now been for days. Months. YEARS. As it was BEFORE they came to power. 

But hey, you know. You gotta toe that PARTY LINE… amiright! When the chips are down. When it’s all on the line. Not everyone’s tough enough to HANG IN THERE… together. For the PARTY… Who else ya gonna vote for? 

… 

 

 

… 

 

Yes, Madam Vice President… this is the fight of our lifetime. Let us pray your Administration dedicates a bit more time and determination to THIS fight, than they have so far to the fight for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

… 

 

EFC0EDF3-F23C-4950-9066-AE588AF380C4
https://richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/powhatan/powhatan-today/local-powhatan-girls-involved-in-equal-rights-amendment/article_07ef203e-fb9d-11e7-a0b9-ff975530f870.html 

 

… 

 

But hey… how’s that bipartisan infrastructure package coming? 

 

… 

 

I worry they’re walking into a gunfight with a switchblade. They’re fighting a prairie fire with PRAYER. They’ve shown up to a cockfight carrying a CONDOM… who the hell is that gonna protect once the fighting really gets underway? 

 

While I appreciate ACTION being engaged in by the Leadership of the Democratic National Committee, I remain unconvinced of the effectiveness of their strategy to create legislative change. It certainly is a SHAME the Democratic Party’s Leadership isn’t more OPEN to new ideas, new OPINIONS, and new strategies… 

 

“Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. 
Same as it ever was… same as it ever was.” 

-Talking Heads, ‘Once In a Lifetime’


-JC

“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.

… 

 

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… 

… 

 

“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

… 

 

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? 

… 

 

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