We are living in trying times. Our votes don't matter and our Constitutionally guaranteed right to redress of grievances falls on deaf and partisan ears. The immutable honor and integrity of our elected officials, and those tasked with our nation's most vital affairs have been soiled by the appearances of impropriety. We the People, have lost control of our country and our government. Justice, national security, common defense, domestic tranquility, and the general welfare of our nation are at stake. Political corruption begins at the source, politicians. If our country is to endure, we must revise our Constitution so that it may continue to remain relevant into the 21st century and beyond. We the people must demand Congress hold a Constitutional Convention to compile proposed changes, and we must hold their feet to the fire like we have never done before, to ensure those changes span all three branches of government. We must demand public input and demand Congress work in conjunction with We the People. We must also demand those changes be put on a national ballot to be voted on in Special Elections in 2020. Our voices must be heard and we can not allow partisan politics nor special interests to deprive us of the Constitutional amendments desperately needed to save our republic. It will require the brilliance, forethought and vigilance of our best and brightest citizens to work in conjunction with Congress to ensure it's completion, and appears on a national ballot by our next general election in 2020. It is a task that should not be taken lightly, but one that we must undertake. The stakes are too high. The ill winds of derision blowing across this nation must be addressed at the source, the Constitution. First and foremost, my suggestion would be to Constitutionally address our 2 party political system, and the systemic political corruption that exists within. We need specific language to address both political corruption and monies collected to fund politicians, as well as specific language to stop the incestuous influence of political lobbyists. I personally would like to see public financing of all elected officials. Perhaps a check box on an income tax return, capping political contributions at no more than $10. Additionally, I would make illegal all PACs. They will no longer be required with public financing of elections. I would also suggest that our advancement in voting technologies have made the electoral college moot. It should be disassembled and abolished. I'm sure there are many Americans with minds more brilliant than mine, who have ideas for proposed Constitutional amendments. I believe the journey to a better America begins with the first step, a Constitutional Convention. Government is supposed to work for us, not against us, or in spite of us.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Monday, October 24, 2016
By 1935, Roosevelt figured out that Americans, for the good of the country, should contribute to their own retirements. That was a no brainer. He also knew that youth and ignorance would stifle a voluntary program. Hence he signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. Social Security was solvent until Greenspan and Reagan concocted a plan to (in my opinion) illegally divert money paid into the Social Security trust fund by millions of Americans since 1935. Social Security had it's troubles, but nowhere NEAR the lie of insolvency Reagan and Greenspan perpetrated on the American People.
Reagan used the money to hide the fact that the economy was in trouble and his economic plan of cutting taxes to reduce the deficit and increase income was a resounding failure and that too, he and his presidency would be seen as a failure and as untrustworthy if he went back on his promise of a 30% tax reduction. He and Greenspan stole money to fund wars, and garner support from the MIC flourishing in Reagan's home state because of their increased bottom line. Additionally, other failed economic policies such as reducing other tax rates in the investment sector and creating loop holes enhancing corporate bottom line continue to siphon money from gov funds to fund congressional pork and other Reagan pet projects. Reagan knew if the rich corporations were behind him, he'd be seen as a good president. However, this further obfuscated the fact that the economy and the country was in trouble because of mismanagement of taxes and the infiltration of special interest money to sway the elected.
The tragedy is that Greenspan and Reagan's same accounting formula has been used by every president in office since...We are trillions in debt. The government continues to steal/misappropriate TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS from the Social Security and yet they continue to cry Social Security is in trouble. We should be demanding the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS stolen by Reagan and Greenspan be returned, and the same goes for the TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS misappropriated by every president since. The problem is not Social Security. The problem is mismanagement and unaccountably of tax payer's money! You don't need to be an economist to understand that. Here we sit, Trillions in debt, do you think we'll ever get a cent of that money back?..Where are we going to get it? China? It certainly isn't going to come from the paychecks of those who put us in this predicament.
Nope..They'll sleaze up a plan to obfuscate that they're trying to get us to pay for their ineptness and mismanagement, or worse, a plan to do away with Social Security for good. They're pretty stupid. If they get rid of Social Security, they'll be worse off...They can't make now with stealing the money, when there's no place to steal from...they'll collapse from the weight of corruption...hopefully by the hand of justice.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
If any person of voting age in America is considering voting for the Democratic or Republican nominees for President and Vice President of the United States, you should seriously seek help and wisdom. How can you say in good conscience that either of these 2 candidates is the way for America to move forward into the 21st century. In my 65 years, I've seen war mongers and peace nicks, I've seen racists and I've seen socialist candidates, but I have never witnessed the profoundly damaged ethos and character these candidates exhibit. The Constitution provides that our government is balanced by a President, Congress, and a Supreme Court. You can not balance extremism, and therefore, you certainly must not allow it to prevail. Corporate and political corruption, funded by untold special interest money, have orchestrated the perfect charade of choice in which they provide the choices, but no matter what choice you make, you lose. My conscience tells me I must act, but my country gives me little choice. This is worse than 1776. We didn't have a country back then, but we're about to lose one now. Gutless or not, the best we can hope for is that not a shot will be fired.
Truth, justice for all, and integrity that is beyond reproach, must remain the standards of government. Who among us can step forward to say this is the government, this is the country we have now? Full stop America, dire consequences are ahead unless wisdom prevails. We now have 19 days left. This election can not be allowed to continue...Stop the charade. It will be a painful and extremely difficult undertaking, but we must demand a redo of the entire election because this choice is no choice. I realize more than you know that what I'm suggesting is unprecedented in the history of America, but these are unprecedented and dire times. Our Constitution and country demand more from us, and we must have the wisdom to realize that and act. I seriously don't know how else to have said this, and you don't have to agree, but thank you for at least taking the time to read it.
Monday, October 10, 2016
As the establishment 4th estate and various talking heads attempt to explain to us what we just saw and heard one must wonder, how stupid do they really think we are? We saw it. We heard it. Some wring their hands in disgust while others salivate as the abject lunacy and hypocrisy continues. We're way past any political post debate damage control. Despite our grandiose yet fleeting moments of greatness, we should be ashamed to call ourselves America. We are damaged, and sadly the repair, if we can be repaired, will cost us everything.