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The highlighted sections while not exactly related to the current administration and Congress eerily echoes the issues of 1776 except the despots are our leaders who we have elected and certainly can and should replace. MA
The Declaration of Independence
The Want, Will, and Hopes of the People

 
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

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CON
/kän/
informal
verb
verb: con; 3rd person present: cons; past tense: conned; past participle: conned; gerund or present participle: conning
persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception.
“I conned him into giving me your home number”
synonyms:
swindle, defraud, cheat, trick, fleece, dupe, deceive, rook, exploit, squeeze, milk, bleed; More
fool, take advantage of, mislead, delude, hoax, hoodwink, bamboozle, string along;
embezzle;
informaldo, sting, diddle, fiddle, swizzle, swizz, rip off, take for a ride, pull a fast one on, pull the wool over someone’s eyes, put one over on, sell a pup to, take to the cleaners, bilk, gull, finagle, gazump;
informalstiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle;
archaiccozen, sharp;
raremulct
“she was jailed for conning her aunt out of £500,000”

noun
noun: con; plural noun: cons
an instance of deceiving or tricking someone.
“a con artist”
synonyms:
swindle, deception, trick, racket, bit of sharp practice, fraud.

The American people are the victims.

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The link below is to an extensive article which is too large to insert here. This well is worth the read. MA

 

 

https://truthout.org/articles/i-didnt-kill-anyone-but-im-sentenced-to-die-in-prison/

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I know that the ones who love us will miss us. Keanu Reeves (thrown in for effect) MA.

This current administration has allowed us a luxury rarely available. That luxury is to go back and investigate the failings of our Congress. The so-called members who fought for the people are gone and when we look back at some of the laws they enacted we would notice that they ( the laws) were for their own benefit. We now have the politicians deciding the health care of us all with no medical input or at best Psuedo medical input. The rise of the far right and far left has occurred globally and seems to be increasing in the same vein as the 1930’s rise of Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and Russian strongmen. Just a note: Steve Bannon has been a participant or egger on of these factions with his input and sometimes just his presence. Aside from his outside influence in the 2016 election, Bannon was an advisor who left under a cloud but did manage to set TOTUS on the narrowly focussed track that his mind has followed since. We must remember that “We the people” have a bigger say in Government than we think and we need to exercise that option by contact and protests that will stop the wholesale gutting of  laws that support our Constitution thereby providing the freedom the Founders fought for ( and our sons, daughters, parents  are still fighting for). The “Make America Great Again” slogan is no more than a dog whistle”  for a miscreant administration overseen by a Chaos master aided and abetted by a neer do well Congress. Our sole purpose as voters needs to be as careful an examination as we can muster of the candidates for office and the current office holders regardless of their words and slogans. WE need to passionately ignore the News that belies the truth and use our own common sense to right the “ship of state”.

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The image above is designed for use in congratulating the current administration and Congress among other for their poor representation of their constituents and workers. This image is given freely except for acknowledgement of the creator (Michael1942) when used.


Across the country the GOP has been stridently back pedaling on their efforts to kill the ACA by flat out lying about their support for the Previous conditions portion. If you look at the debates every GOP candidate will emphatically deny their support on the repeal while asserting that they are for the existing conditions which exists solely in the ACA. They are touting a bill that will (they say) include pre existing conditions but the other stuff as shown in this politico article:https://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/04/gop-health-care-bill-details-explained-237987. This is a long read but educational and worth the time. The ACA is not Perfect!- I repeat “the ACA is not perfect!”. Since Congress refused to take this on in a bipartisan manner the ACA was never fully realized. The GOP is doing what consummate liars always do and that is deflect the truth while throwing the issue back as an issue of the opposition. It is indefensible for the GOP or Trump’s base ignore facts and take on the “pseudo facts”  as truth while the Party continues to burden ALL of us with their self serving activities. The Tax Reform has given us a Trillion dollar deficit which they will if we let them take it from so called “entitlements” (their words) like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security (the retirement that most of us have worked for over 40 to 50 years and are “entitled to”). It is important that we all understand that no party, right left or center is perfect but when anyone of them does damage to the voters then we need to replace them!

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Godwin’s Law
A term that originated on Usenet, Godwin’s Law states that as an online argument grows longer and more heated, it becomes increasingly likely that somebody will bring up Adolf Hitler or the Nazis. When such an event occurs, the person guilty of invoking Godwin’s Law has effectively forfeited the argument.

There have been times when I compared TOTUS’s actions and words to Adolph and have had pushback in form of “Godwin’s Law” as shown above. The so called law means nothing as the purpose is used to end an argument or conversation using Hitler as a comparison. This being said I have decided to affix another “nick name” to TOTUS . I will refer to him as :Mitler: which means mini Hitler. To move on, our CIC is no more than a showboating bully who is so far out of his depth as be drowning in air. His method of governing is linked to his business operations where whatever he says goes no matter the consequences however in government there are no less than 10 or more people that should and often need to be involved in most if not all decisions from toilet paper to what’s for dinner. What we have is definitely “a failure to communicate”. This administration is deep in manure with the Congress and the White House staff  piling more on daily. Meanwhile “Mitler” is oblivious as long as he is praised and is allowed to tweet. The common thread is to bully, lie, deny and repeat while Congress sits on their thumbs.

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As Far back as I can remember there was always some mistrust of the political system and the participants involved in it. This mistrust is not a bad thing as it should keep us always questioning their actions and motives. This does not mean each participant is untrustworthy however the system may very well be a bit out-of-order. We as voters should never put complete trust in all political systems or participants as the system has been  controlled by long serving members of the system from the local to the Federal level. We currently have an inordinate level of suspect information being issued by these folks under the guise of “looking out” for the voters. This suspect information allows for voters to support actions against themselves and to their own detriment. We have become a nation of puppets guided by an administration and Congress who seem to think we are merely puppets and can be handled as such. My go to explanation of what Congress has done for themselves is the law they enacted to receive an automatic cost of living adjustment. Prior to that law they had to publicly present it and vote  it in.Public outcry was such that they enacted the law so they did not have to publicly announce it.  Do Members of Congress get Automatic Pay Hikes (COLAs)?
Under the terms of Public Law 101-194, the Government Ethics Reform Act of 1989, lawmakers receive an annual adjustment in pay [a cost of living adjustment or COLA] equal to the change in the government’s Employment Cost Index for the fourth quarter of the prior calendar year versus the year before that (this constitutes a one-year time lag between when the pay raise is measured and when it actually takes effect). An automatic provision is made for this pay hike each year, and is self-implementing without any specific vote by Congress (i.e., passage of the overall Treasury appropriations bill enables the raise to occur). However, Members of Congress can, by majority vote, block the pay increase from taking place. This occurred for salary hikes slated for 1994-1997 and for 1999.
P.L. 101-194 also created a new Citizens Commission on Public Service and Compensation to make quadrennial recommendations on salaries for top-level federal officials. However, according to an October 31, 2005 Congressional Service Report, this Commission has not convened.
Members of Congress have linked their own pay increase to that of thousands of other high-ranking personnel in the federal government, including cabinet agency heads and judges. 

Given the actions of Congress in regard to the often cited American People why should they get paid at all? Why not tie their pay to their productivity? I am sure they get adequate compensation from big money backers even after leaving office. Voters need to pound the water line on our elected officials until reform and accountability occurs.

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Ignorantia juris non excusat[1] or ignorantia legis neminem excusat[2] (Latin for “ignorance of the law excuses not”[1] and “ignorance of law excuses no one”[2] respectively) is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because one was unaware of its content.
European-law countries with a tradition of Roman law may also use an expression from Aristotle translated into Latin: nemo censetur ignorare legem (nobody is thought to be ignorant of the law) or ignorantia iuris nocet (not knowing the law is harmful).

It has been said enough times that “ignorance of the law is no excuse” or as stated above “excuses no one”. We have possibly the most or one the most flagrant example of legal (Constitutional) ignorance now presiding in the White House. TOTUS has one and a half sources of information and those are 1/2 Faux news and the 1 is in his own mind which is limited to his ability to understand what he is hearing or listening to. There appears to be penchant for interpreting information according to his ego as a self-proclaimed “Stable genius”. Every President has a staff of people who help him to understand the  daily issues facing the country and normally are not swayed by personal beliefs for the most part. This resident has a different take on things which is colored by his lack of knowledge and his often misguided sense of the topic. TOTUS believes he is smarter than his staff and everyone else so any advice given is either taken or dismissed depending how much pandering is involved. Any issue that disrupts is eagerly accepted and used regularly despite the advice of better informed people. The less honest members of our Congress have used his ignorance to push agendas that benefit themselves and party rather than ALL of the American Voters whom they regularly cite without our consent. This Resident has regularly addressed issues that have little to nothing to do with National and International issues rather than doing the work of the country in a professional way. The NFL is not a National issue yet he has weighed in on it in his “town halls” which he uses regularly to push national issues out of context and to get a dose of adoration. This is an act by a person who is way out of his comfort zone but has too big an ego to accept proper assistance to do the job right.

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There appears to be a difference of opinion about what is correct and what is not. Picture this: Barack Obama pardoning Rod Blagojevich or Hillary Clinton would have been reason to call for an investigation. Resident Trump has pardoned: Sheriff Arpaio, Scooter Libby and Dinesh D’Souza all people legally convicted by a jury. He is also considering pardoning Martha Stewart who has served her time and commuting the sentence of Ex Governor Rod Blagojevich. TOTUS blasted the previous administration over what is termed “catch and release”. Briefly this is  “catch and Release”

“1.Aliens who “pose a threat to national security, border security, or public safety”
2.Aliens who are “misdemeanants and new immigration violators”
3.All other immigration violators
The instructions to CBP noted that those in category 3 would not be detained and deported, and therefore CBP agents were advised to not waste resources arresting them but rather focus on priority one and priority two offenders. The Associated Press reported on a similar set of guidelines.”

What is being done and has been done by this Resident is more of an ego boosting action than a carefully thought out action. This White house occupant is driven by gaining accolades and his name” in lights” rather than commonsense actions that benefit the Nation. Adoration is his main pursuit and bullying is one of his main weapons. Whatever demeans former President Obama and the Democrats regardless of the long term damage to the country is his goal. In his attempt to complete campaign promises he has ignored the rule of law, Constitutional law and moral authority. The correction lies in the hands of the voters as we apparently have no Congress to check “TOTUS”.

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