May 21st, 2015

Today I was reading, “U.S. Releases Osama Bin Laden’s ‘Bookshelf’”:

The article had little of interest but reading the comments of readers about the article was devastating to me.


It is exceedingly difficult for me to comprehend the stupidity and ignorance of most of those comments; personally, I have only a clinical interest in what others think. But in reality, it would appear that Bin Laden is dead and hasn’t made any public appearances since his reported death, period. Hatred in America persists.

All the conspiracy theories aside, and there is now a lot of conspiracy theories, the mastermind terrorists is presumed to be dead. And all the American religious ‘clatter’ in these comments on this bin Laden article, only contributes to making bin Laden a martyr to 1.8 billion Muslims in the world who do not at all agree with bin Laden’s terrorism, but most certainly did oppose President George Herman Bush putting a U.S. military base in and defiling their Saudi Arabian Muslim Holy Land in 1991, which was the incentive for bin Laden’s attack.

And the objectionable behavior of George Herman Bush, occurred in a questionable war, Desert Storm in 1991, against a Muslim population that posed no threat to America and resulted in killing a multitude of innocent Muslim population in the bombing of Bagdad which was aired on American television by CNN, to cheers of the primarily Christian American multitude.

It is extremely sad for me, to realize that the Americans making these crude and sadistic comments about this bin Laden article, actually are not even aware of why bin Laden made his heinous terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Certainly, the comment writers making these hateful, idiotic, and ignorant comments are for the most part, as much Christian extremists, as bin Laden was a Muslim extremist, and the Christians extremists appear total unaware of how cruel, biased, and sadistic their “Christian comments” about bin Laden and all people of the Muslim faith really are.

It is painful for me to look at what has happened to my beloved democratic United States of America, the Second Invasion and War with Iraq in 2003, and my American neighbors who apparently lack any sense of love and compassion for anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own.

Is religion the root of all evil in people?

Will America ever be a peaceful and compassionate nation again, trusted, and revered by the rest of the world?

What hath God wrought?


May 17th, 2015

This is my commentary on President Barack Obama’s speech: “Whether we are Democrats, Republicans, or independents; whether we live in one of our poorest communities, one of our wealthiest, or anywhere in between, we all want our country to be one where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded.” —President Obama


Unfortunately Mr. President, you are absolutely wrong when you say that “whether we live in one of our poorest communities, or one of our wealthiest . . . we all want our country to be one where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded”; that is absolutely NOT TRUE!

Perhaps you have not noticed, Mr. President, that “Wealthiest Communities” in America are diligently trying their best and succeeding, to make trade agreements for sending jobs of our “poorest communities”, out of America and overseas; and those same “Wealthiest Communities” are determined to eliminate the Labor Unions of our “Poorest Communities”, and Mr. President, our Labor Unions are the only voice we the working poor class have in America, and in American society and in our economy.

The “Wealthiest Communities” in America have the power of wealth, which is overwhelming and our “Poorest Communities” in America have only the power of our ‘hard work’, our now quickly diminishing power of the ballot, and our ‘threatened by the wealthy’ Labor Unions.


You Mr. President were our great hope; you purportedly had our best interests in mind and because of that we elected you; and, we continue to try to do our best with what we have, which is “hard work, responsibility, Labor Unions, and Our Ballot, to merely survive, put bread on the table, and care for our children.

But do not tell us that the Wealthiest Communities in in America respect our “Hard work and our Responsibility”, or that the Wealthiest Communities are an example of “Hard Work and Responsibility”; because the Wealthiest Communities have their wealth to sustain them and they are not required to work hard nor have any responsibility for the welfare of we in the “Poorest Community”.

Instead, the “Wealthiest” buy their way to Congress to cut funding for food stamps for children living in poverty and the pass Taft Hartley laws to prevent our organizing Labor Unions, and they then pass voter suppression laws to prevent us from voting. That Mr. President, is the ‘power of wealth’.

Actually Mr. President, we of the working Middle Class and Poor never seem to have a ‘liberal progressive’ candidate to vote for and consequently, we are that part of voters who do not always vote because we have no candidate of our own kind; and of course, we are the majority.

Only God loves us, “God must love the common man, because he made so many of us.” Abe Lincoln; God provided us with Labor Unions and a ballot, but the wealthiest communities would take that away.

Personally, I neither hate the wealthy nor do I begrudge them their wealth; but I must constantly protect my only resources, my job, from the influence of the wealthy, a necessity for me to survive in life, and for my family and I to have bread on the table, a roof over our head, and find contentment and happiness in life. The wealthy can be my salvation or my demise.

All my life, I have walked in these same working Middle Class and Poor, shoes, Mr. President; you sir, have never walked in my shoes.


May 16th, 2015

Today, I read, “WATCH: Journalist Confronts George W. Bush On War Crimes,” By Derrick Broze:

This article expresses much of my own concerns about the 8 years of W. Bush’s regime; I don’t hate W. Bush, but his behavior as President and his administration has been of great concern to me and I believe much of the W. Bush Administration was criminal, sadistic, a violation of International Law, and even crimes against humanity. And, there is adequate empirical evidence to substantiate those concerns.

Most American have never read Richard Clarke’s book, “Against All Enemies” or the “US 911 Commission Report” or the “Statement of Purpose of the Project of the New American Century” (PNAC) and are basically ignorant in regard to the Bush wars of aggression.

And today, young Americans in their twenties have no memories or knowledge of the first decade of the Twenty-First Century or Desert Storm of 1991, which were disasters that turned most of the entire world against the United States of America, and made America the target of terrorism.


And personally, I am disgusted when I discover that almost the entire population of the United States of America have no idea why bin Laden launched his heinous terrorist attack on America on 9/11/2001; it is not a legitimate excuse for bin Laden, but it is the cause.

And, Corporate America (who profits from war) owned, controlled and edited (censored) news media, finds it in Corporate America’s interests for the People not to know or remember those years of America’s great decline, in the opinion of the rest of the world.

Personally, I had the unique experience of living in Europe from 2000 to 2005 and I travel a lot and have seen America from the outside looking in; and unfortunately, I have not always been proud of what I have seen.

Let me assure you that it really hurts to feel required at times to identify yourself as a Canadian instead of American when you are overseas, and then, when in America, to be condemned for being critical of America’s wars and foreign policy.


May 15th, 2015

Today, I read, “Debate Over New Law That Allows School Staffers to Carry Guns”;

Personally, I am an old retired school teacher, teaching was my profession; as a teacher, I experienced a school shooting, in which one of my most precious students was shot to death.

And I was brought up with guns in the house; we were poor and hunted game for food, I hunted game for food; I was drafted into the military at age 18 and taught to use military guns and how to kill the enemy, while in the military.


However, I never owned a gun of my own until the 1960’s, and during the Civil Rights movement; I received publicity in local newspapers giving my name and address, and I was identified as favoring civil rights. In San Diego where I lived, people identified favoring Civil Rights had their houses shot up by guns during the night, by White Extremist Hate Groups who opposed integration and granting civil rights of any kind. So I felt obligated at that time, to purchase a gun to protect my wife and children; I am not a pacifist.

In later years it was determined that local schools should have security personnel assigned to our schools, but they were to be unarmed; the security personnel wanted to carry weapons, but the Board of Education would not approve it. And, I agreed with the Board of Education; the security personnel I knew, did not have sense enough to pour pee out of a boot and I certainly did not want to see them with a gun in their hand.

Furthermore, I would have refused to carry a weapon myself, if it had been permitted, even after having one of my best students shot and killed on site.

When asked what can be done about preventing school shootings, my honest answer is, nothing! If pressed for an answer, I would have to say, just be sure that no one in the school, students, principal, teachers, custodians, and security personnel does anything, says anything, or thinks anything that might incite someone else to shoot them; and the answer to that is that it is impossible.

However, I personally always did everything possible that I could do to prevent school violence of any kind, which is in essence preventing any kind of hatred, bullying, or shooting. Number one, I refused to punish any students for anything; instead, as a teacher, I taught students not to do things they could be punished for doing, I did not allow them to do things they could be punished for, and that worked for me. The most difficult part was for me to be the role model for teaching the students; but being required to be the role model turned out to be actually, as beneficial for me as it was for the students.


When I look at America today, I see nothing from a majority of our political leaders and even some of our Christian extremist religious leaders, but hatred, threats, torture, war, killing, guns, better guns for killing people, freedom to carry guns for killing people, and more tax money spent on guns than on our schools; and I wonder what in the name of God they were taught in school. And I was not surprised when I learned that in America now, more Americans are killed by guns than by automobiles; that is exceedingly disheartening.

If I were to be teaching today, what would I have to be teaching my students, when politicians are passing laws allowing teachers to carry guns for killing other people.

Today, if I were required to give my opinion about school personnel being allowed to carry guns, I would have to answer by saying that it is a horrible idea; and, if it were absolutely necessary for someone to carry a gun in the school, I would insist that the logical person to carry a gun would be the students, since they are proven to be capable of using a gun at age five and they are the most likely to be victims of guns.


May 14th, 2015

As an old U.S. History teacher, when I watch the news or read the news, I am absolutely appalled by Americans’ total absence of a knowledge of U.S. History. It is depressing!

But I am convinced that the reason for that is that teachers of U.S. History do not teach American History in the right way. The proper way to teach U.S. History is to convince students that they absolutely need to know some history to succeed in life and ‘why’ the history you are teaching, is the history that they ’need’ to learn, survive, and to be happy and content in life.

GEORGE SANTAYANA, 16 December 1863 – 1952, PHILOSOPHER

Instead, history teachers too often teach the history that the TEACHER likes best, which is usually limited to wars, generals, dates, and assassinations instead of historic ideas.

Kids will eagerly learn history when they know it is necessary for them to learn and particularly they will learn history. if you convince kids some history is something that their parents ‘do not know’.

And personally, I hate ‘busy-work learning’; kids hate ‘busy-work learning’. Teaching is all about incentives and has nothing to do with ‘busy-work learning’. Learning needs to be exciting and a necessity!

Damn, I go ballistic when I hear TV pundits expounding on history and the Constitution, when they are totally wrong and are ignorant; I have heard Glen Beck, Hannity, and Limbaugh spouting their ignorance on TV and I looked up their education to see what university they graduated from and discovered they had nothing beyond a high school diploma; no wonder Americans are “dumbed-down”.

Neither People nor kids need a formal education to succeed, but if they don’t have a formal education they should have some outstanding life experiences, like travel or extraordinary work experience instead; lying and misrepresenting history and the Constitution on national TV is not an outstanding life learning experience.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana, 16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy, philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist (and some other people including me).


May 12th, 2015

Today, I am reading, “California Transportation Department Sees $5.7 Billion Yearly Funding Gap”:

California has an easy solution to their bankruptcy, but it would be difficult to resolve because of political opposition by businesses, industry, and real estate investors and, solution is political suicide for politicians; in California, the wealth is in the land, and Proposition 13 inequitable property tax assessment provisions allows most business, industry, and real estate-investment companies privileged tax assessments at 1975 market values that has allowed them to evade paying their share of property tax, and that is what has bankrupt California.


Prop 13 provides for inequitable and one would assume obviously unconstitutional tax privileges, based on the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment; and the Proposition 13 initiative was financed by business, industry, and real estate investment companies who lied to the People saying it would not impact their public schools, highways, and police and fire protection.

Actually, it has devastated California Public Schools that was the largest real estate tax supported entity, and also highways, fire protection, police protection, and State health services.

Proposition 13 changed the way assessments are determined. Prior to Proposition 13, property was reassessed every 3 years, which made it the most equitable property tax assessment in the U.S.A.

Under proposition 13, property tax is limited to 2% increase per year but property is never reassessed unless it sells; when property sells it is reassessed at current market value.

Real estate in California increases exponentially since 1975.

Industry, business, and property-investment companies obviously never sell their property and thus are basically today being assessed at 1975 market values. Newly purchased property and new property is assessed at today’s market value at the time of sale which is much higher (several times more).

For example of inequities, 12 years ago, Warren Buffet publically stated that his $5 million estate in Malibu was being taxed at less than my 2 bedroom, below the median priced condo in San Diego; to Warren Buffet’s credit he was also stating that Proposition 13 was the problem in financing the State of California. God bless Warren Buffet. But, no one listened.

Every year I get an advertisement from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association telling me that if I still owned an average priced residence that I owned in 1975, how many ‘millions’ of dollars I have ‘saved’ because of the Proposition 13 inequitable tax assessment clause (the advertisement also asks me for a donation as a contribution for their services).

How much do you suppose all of California’s large industry, businesses, and real estate investors have ‘saved’ in real estate tax paid since 1978 if one homeowner would ‘save’ millions of dollars? The amount those businesses, industries, and real estate investment investors have ‘saved’, has actually passed on their ‘savings’ to the costs of young homeowners and new businesses who just purchase property, assessed at today’s market value.

Further, the ‘savings’ of property taxpayers who have owned their property since 1975 is actually depriving California kids of education in public schools and other citizens in the State who depend on highways, firemen, policemen, State health servers, etc. of adequate services.

It is obvious that if the assessment clause of Proposition 13 were to be repealed and replaced with the previous assessment provisions, which was reassessment equitably every 3 years, California would have more than enough money to fund all the States essential needs (plus a surplus) without raising property tax rates. Wealth in California is indeed in its real estate.

To change Proposition 13’s assessment provisions would require a Constitutional Amendment, since Proposition 13’s initiative made it a California Constitutional provision and not merely a law.

However, replacing Proposition 13’s assessment provisions has become political suicide in California because the People have been convinced that Proposition 13 is saving them money, which is not necessarily true. And, even for those saving property tax costs, they are now paying more sales tax and income tax and Fed Income tax if they claim property tax as an exemption.

But the real wealth in California is property; property tax is tax on the more wealthy, property owning Californians, and sales tax is a tax on California’s poorest citizens.

A working poor person pays the same rate of sales tax on their work overalls that a wealthy man pays on his yacht; and chances are, the wealthy man is buying his yacht out of state or as a business expense, purchased without paying sales tax. Life is cruel.

God bless California, no one else seems to want to do it.


May 12th, 2015

Bigotry and hate is primarily a Republican thing in America, just look around you, listen to Republican Presidential candidates, try to find reliable news sources for making your decisions; Americans need to know what Republican and Democrat candidates are thinking and the People need to do something about it.

Further, Americans need to read this article, “U.S. Defends Record Before Human Rights Council” and unfortunately, very few will:


Americans who refuse to read stuff like this and refuse to read of discrimination and hate and war and killing are as much to blame for it, as the actual perpetrators.

Most People in America have no idea what the rest of the world thinks about Americans; this is not good folks. With electronic technology today, all the world including those in the most remote parts of the world, in the desert, in the jungles, on remote islands, electronically hear about America’s ruthless, aggressive wars for the benefit of Corporate America, America’s bigotry, America’s hatred, and America’s abuse of racial and religious minorities and that is why and how, America itself, created the foreign terrorists who attack the U.S.A.

Is it no wonder that Bin Laden acted November 11, 2001, because America defiled Saudi Muslim Holy Land in 1991 by putting a military base in Saudi Arabia when 1.8 billion Muslims in the world opposed it? That does not excuse bin Laden, but it does explain why bin Laden did it.

Rest assured that it is no pleasure for me to write this.

Campaigning for the 2016 Presidential Election has already started; and Republican candidates and elected officials are expressing vitriol, hatred and threats of war and it is also coming from every single one of the more than twenty, Republican candidates for President.

This article of mine, is not an expression of hate for the Republican Party, this is a legitimate concern about the vitriol, hate, and sadistic rhetoric directed by Republican leaders and candidates at minorities in America and at other sovereign nations abroad and threats of war and violence to other human beings; these voices are heard around the world and not just in America.

Personally, it is extremely painful for me to experience high profile Americans expressing this kind of hate and threats. From 2000 to 2008, I suffered from the corrupted U.S. Presidential Election in 2000, I suffered from Nov. 11, 2001 and the heinous bin Laden terrorist attack, and I suffered from the wrongful American Invasions of Afghanistan in 2001 and invasion of Iraq in 2003.

From 2000 to 2005 I was living in Europe; I saw the reputation of my beloved America deteriorate before my eyes. My own U.S. State Department warned me to “not wear cowboy boots” while living in Europe and to avoid speaking English in crowded places lest I suffer an attack. I know what foreigners think about America and Americans, and why; I know that Iran and all of the rest of the world is hearing what Republican members of Congress are saying about Iran and efforts to avoid war with Iran.

All the world hears the American Republican Senator, in front of TV cameras, singing, “Bomb, bomb, bomb, Iran”.

And I know that the rest of the world fears America for that reason, as well as the history of Desert Storm, the 2001 Invasion of Afghanistan, and the second 2003 invasion of Iraq. And it shames me that the world fears America and American nuclear and military might, just like the world feared Hitler and the Nazis and their military might in 1939.

In all seriousness, I am not a dyed in the wool Democrat and I have often taken issues with Democrat elected officials including President Obama, at times. But the Republican Party is no longer the Grand Old Party of my personal heroes Abe Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Earl Warren. The Republican Party today has become the Party of hate, vitriol, and sadistic wars.

Because of the political framework in America, it is difficult for me repudiate the present day Republican Party of hate and war, and convince anyone that I speak as an American and not a Democrat. Which means it is difficult to assess American bigotry and war mongering as basically Republican; and, be assured that there are bigots and war mongers in both parties, of course.

But the time has come to face fact. The evidence is clear if People look carefully; and, media news in America has become suspect and not trustworthy. It is obvious the news media is owned, operated, and controlled by Corporate America and represents only Corporate America’s interests.

For the sake of America and American democracy, it is necessary to listen to exactly what elected officials and candidates for public office actually are saying. For the sake of American and your children, every one of us needs to get to know the candidates and what they stand for. For the sake of humanity and the world, accept your own responsibility to make a difference and vote.

If there is only one thing that you can do for America and your children, it is register and vote ‘intelligently’ in every election; know what the candidates stand for, whatever party they represent. You are the difference between hate and compassion, cooperation and competition, war and peace. Think positive.

God bless America!


May 11th, 2015

Mr. President, I voted for you, twice and let me assure you the neither myself, nor the AFL-CIO, nor Sen. Warren are hypothetical and we have seen trade agreements severely cost American jobs because labor is cheaper in Third World nations; we didn’t learn it in law school we learned it by watching lines of unemployed American looking for work, who have lost their Jobs because of trade agreements.


And, Mr. President, I can also assure you that neither Wall Street, nor Corporate America, nor Republicans are hypothetical and they dearly love your trade agreement and can’t wait to see it become the law of the land and take advantage of cheap labor overseas. We didn’t learn this is Law School either, we read it every day in the Corporate America owned, operated, and edited news media praising the virtues of your trade agreement.

We working Middle Class. the working Poor, the AFL-CIO, and Sen. Warren, and myself are not wrong in opposing legislation written by those who longingly desire to cut the average wage, eliminate minimum wage, eliminate our unions, lower corporate labor costs, increase corporate profits, and can hardly wait for trade agreement legislation that they wrote and you want to see enacted become law and their Corporate American dream come true.

President Obama, you have never walked in my shoes and in law school you never learned to walk in my shoes. Actually, I attended law school myself and probably learned the same things you and Sen. Warren learned in Law school. What I learned in Law School is that every person looks to law to protect their ass or screw someone else that stands in their way from profiting from the law.

You and I are on different sides of your trade agreement legislation; I do not know your motives, but this is a huge issue for me, very huge and it is not hypothetical.

NOTE: This is a response to, “Why Obama is happy to fight Elizabeth Warren on the trade deal”:


May 5th, 2015

Today, I’m reading, “TX Republican Lawmaker Wants Women To Carry Deceased Fetuses – To Full Term”:

“Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler) put forward an amendment that would make it illegal to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks, even if a fetus “has a severe and irreversible abnormality,” effectively forcing families with wanted, but unsustainable pregnancies to carry to term at the behest of the state and against the advice of their doctors or their own wishes. Schaefer said that suffering is “part of the human condition, since sin entered the world.”

American men, especially male legislators, are more and more looking terribly creepy and sadistic to me; and, I am a man and I totally do not understand it. Evidently, I just don’t seem to fit into American society today.

I greatly loved and admired my mother, she taught me what it was like for her to be a woman, and Mother taught me to respect women for being women, and that is what I have tried to do; unfortunately, I have also known a few women who had absolutely no respect for me for being of the male gender. Pity.

Gender has always intrigued me, even as a child. I always wondered at the differences between male and female, Mom and Dad, brother and sister. And when I was in college and learned of human ‘hermaphrodites’, it absolutely fascinated me; the estimated frequency of all sexually mosaic conditions (hermaphrodites and pseudohermaphrodites) in humans to be about 1% of the population.

Actually, I wish that I had learned of intersex people when I was a child. Personally, I see no reason for keeping intersex people a dark secret; I think that is unkind and intersex people should be just as proud of their self as men and women, if God truly created all People equally.

PICTURE: In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus or Hermaphroditos was the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. According to Ovid, born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the water nymph Salmacis. His name is the basis for the word hermaphrodite.

It would appear to me that children should be taught about intersex human beings in grade school, to counter their being indoctrinated by our society in social gender mysticism and mores.

“True hermaphroditism is a medical term for an intersex condition in which an individual is born with ovarian and testicular tissue. There may be an ovary underneath one testicle or the other, but more commonly one or both gonads is an ovotestis containing both types of tissue. . . . Although fertility is possible in true hermaphrodites (as of 2010 there have been at least 11 reported cases of fertility in true hermaphrodite humans in scientific literature), there has yet to be a documented case where both gonadal tissues function; contrary to rumors of hermaphrodites being able to impregnate themselves. “

Every time I hear of legislation by men dealing with issues specifically female and using Christianity primarily to support their abortion, contraception, and homophobic issues, I always want those men to explain to me why their God created intersex people and how God’s intersex humans were to react to their ridiculous misogynist legislation.

Further, I hate to be partisan, but these men and male legislators who make news by humiliating and mortifying women, appear to be almost entirely, Republicans; does it have anything to do with what is in Republican drinking water? Religion? Genetic? A Political Party requirement?

I’m not a dyed in the wool Democrat; when I go to the polls I always check out the Republican candidates as well as Democrats and pick the lesser of the 2 evils; Democrats ordinarily win for a reason. Be advised that I would vote for Republican Abe Lincoln and I would vote for President Obama if he were a Republican, in the same circumstances.

But there is something wrong with the Republican Party and it never seems to me to get fixed. Why do Republican men appear to sadistically hate the female gender?

Personally, I think all candidates of all parties should have to pass a psychiatric exam to be a candidate; that would reduce the number of candidates drastically, even before the primaries.

God bless America and women and intersex humanity!


May 4th, 2015

Today, I’m reading, “Bernie Sanders: What’s Wrong With America Looking More Like Scandinavia?”

When interviewed on TV, George Stephanopoulos asked the 73-year-old Vermont senator if it’s really possible for someone like him to be elected president. Sanders, who identifies as a democratic socialist replied: “Well, so long as we know what democratic socialism is,” he said. “And if we know that in countries, in Scandinavia, like Denmark, Norway, Sweden, they are very democratic countries, obviously. The voter turnout is a lot higher than it is in the United States. In those countries, health care is the right of all people. And in those countries, college education, graduate school is free.”

When Stephanopoulos said Republicans were likely to jump all over Sanders for saying the U.S. should be more like Scandinavia, the senator said he has no problem with that.

“That’s right. And what’s wrong with that?” Sanders said. “What’s wrong when you have more income and wealth equality? What’s wrong when they have a stronger middle class in many ways than we do, higher minimum wage than we do, and they are stronger on the environment than we do?”

“The fact of the matter is, we do a lot in our country, which is good,” he added. “But we can learn from other countries.”

Berne Sanders is right of course, in saying he is and the people should be for democratic socialism; democratic socialism is what our forefathers created in the U.S. Constitution.

Our Constitution protects property rights and the rights of citizens to profit from their own creativity and ingenuity, but also provided for the government providing essential communications for the People, the Post Office, something our Constitutional forefathers felt too important to have to rely on the private sector; the Constitutional forefathers provided for the U.S. Postal Service in Article I, Section 8: “Congress shall have the power to establish Post Offices and post Roads”. And personally, I have always had the utmost pride and respect for the U.S. Postal Service.


The U.S. Constitution does not mention ‘capitalism’: the U.S. Constitution simply provides Rights for the People for protection of their property and also specifically provides for government ownership and control for the only communications known in 1787, postal service, the U.S. Post Office.

In modern times, Americans have approved of Social Security, Medicare, and Obamacare; America is a democratic socialist nation.

Too bad that the Republicans in recent years have wanted to rid America and the People of our Postal Service, from Nixon to Sen. McCain, Republican wanted to privatize the Post Office, so it will be like Television, where watching 20 minutes of program is interrupted by 10 minutes of commercials. And, I try to read something important on the internet that I’m paying for and yet I’m deprived of reading it because I have interference from pop-up ads for Capital One Bank, something I have no interest in; it’s totally frustrating.

When I am in Europe, I can get from one city to another by High-Speed Train faster than I can get there by airplane, and in the USA, I can’t even get slow train service to my home town, Decatur Illinois, which is a railroad hub, because there is no passenger trains stopping there; in Europe the railroads are owned and controlled by the government that runs the trains to places where they are needed by the People. God bless government owned railroads and public transportation.

Railroads eliminated passenger service after WWII because railroads could make more money hauling freight and the U.S. Government, who heavily subsidized the railroad with our tax money, allowed the railroads to destroy and eliminate passenger service; so instead of exceptional service like Europeans have, we Americans have government Amtrak that is harassed by the railroads, providing antiquated inadequate services instead.

Bernie is right; America was created a democratic socialist Republic and the Republican Party has destroyed what the Constitutional forefathers created; America is now a plutocratic oligarchy and the people have lost their power of the ballot to the wealthy because of a Neocon Republican U.S. Supreme Court who decided ‘Citizens United’ and approves of voter suppression legislation.

My vote is for Bernie; but Corporate America’s news media is for any Republican. Who will win, in 2016, the People and the Constitution or Corporate America?