HOW DO YOU AS AN AMERICAN KNOW THAT WHAT YOU BELIEVE “POLITICALLY”, IS ACTUALLY TRUE?

January 2nd, 2019

If on Facebook, or on any other social media, you see posted “America is not a democracy”, it is a “REPUBLIC”, this post obviously is by a member or believer of the “John Birch Society”, a fascist group who does not believe that the United States of America was founded by our Constitutional forefathers as a democratic Republic.

Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation, and often race and stand for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.” Definitely, not a democratic form of Government!

The famous wealthy Koch brother’s father was a founder of the John Birch Society. The “John Birch Society Blue Book”, is the manifesto of the John Birch Society. Every American should read it for what it is, and what a threat it is to American Democracy (a copy of the Blue Book can be found in any local library).

John Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 “. . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . . visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

Don’t believe it!

The John Birch Society works through “Front Groups”; John Birch Society Blue Book: “We would organize fronts—little fronts, big fronts, temporary fronts, permanent fronts, all kinds of fronts. . . “pp. 68-73.

The John Birch Society Koch Brothers financed the Republican Party’s “Tea Party” and “American Legislation Exchange Council” http://www.newyorker.com/…/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer
These are “front groups” of the John Birch Society.

In 2010, the Republican majority on the U.S. Supreme Court decided the “Citizens United” case which made U.S. Law limiting how much a corporations could contribute to elect political candidates; as a result, candidates for all political offices in America, including Congress, are bought and sold today. The present 2018 Congress was “bought”!

As a consequence, The Republican Party’s John Birch Society “Tea Party” took over (“bought”) the U.S. Congress in 2010 and still today, represents the John Birch Society control of Congress. (Though, Democrats will take over the House or Representatives in 2019.)

Don’t accept this as truth, do your own research, I’ve provided a few “reliable” sources.
Americans need to understand what has been going on in their United States democratic Republic, today; our democracy is being threatened by the John Birch Society and the Russian hackers of our national elections. You should absolutely question any author’s expertise.
(OVER P. 2 ON BACK)
As for my own expertise, I’m a retired public school teacher who taught high school government and history; it is hard for a teacher to find a good incentive to students to study history and government, and they are a required subject.

The best incentive I found, was to tell student the “only reason” for study of government and history was for them to be respectable voters when they become old enough to vote, history and government was an “adult thing”. Only then, did it seemed to appeal to students.

It greatly pains me to find high school graduates and voters, today, totally ignorant of our history and government! Today, I’m in great pain and, my cherished American democratic Republic is threatened!

It is important for today’s voters doing research, do it in reliable sources, and reliable resources are very difficult to find today.

For one reason, that I discovered was that 6 corporate conglomerates owned ninety percent of ALL PRIME TIME NEWS IN AMERICA, newspapers and television. And, almost all of today’s news is “edited”
Biased, and Corporate America propaganda!

ALL OF THE NEWS MEDIA’S INCOME (PROFITS) COMES FROM CORPORATE ADVERTISING NOT THEIR CUSTOMERS PURCHASES. ALTHOUGH CUSTOMERS ALSO PAY FOR THEIR NEWS, BOTH TV AND NEWSPAPERS ARE DEPENDENT ONLY ON ADVERTISING AND COMERICIALS. WHAT AMERICANS GET IS “CORPORATE AMERICA PROPAGANDA”.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/4fb4a982-7ce4-11e5…….

Unfortunately, most of America’s voters today are vastly misinformed.

MY DEAR FELLOW AMERICANS, IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS EXPLAINED!

December 31st, 2018

Here is what every American “should” know about the United States “Immigration Problems”!

The United States of America’s Federal Government has NO RECORDS of who living in America are actually “American Citizens” nor “where they are living”!

Repeat after me five times . . . ! “Now, I know why America has an immigration problems.” “Now, I know why . . . !”

Why you ask, doesn’t the American government know who its citizens are and where they live? And you damn well should ask! Americans seem to believe if the government knows who the citizens are or where to find them, the government would be INTRUDING ON AMERICAN CITIZENS’ “PRIVACY”!

So, now you know what America’s problem is and why it is not a problem solved by building a huge wall on the Mexican border which can be flown over, dug under, or just gone around!

The other important thing that you should know, is that your present President of the United States is stupid, a liar, and a fascist by definition! Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation, and often race and stand for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

Amen!

NO GREAT WALL OF TRUMPTON, TO COME BETWEEN ME AND MY MEXICAN FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN A U.S. DEMOCRACY!

December 28th, 2018

Personally, I just have to disagree with President Trump, and his Great Wall between Mexico and me, because I don’t hate Mexicans, and he does!

And, personally I have lived here in San Diego and the Mexican border, for most of my life. My Children were all born here; my children’s best friends were of Mexican culture. Some of my closest friends are Mexicans or of Mexican culture. Sone of my best friends ARE Mexican citizens who live just across the Border in Tijuana. And, I can go across the border and enjoy Mexico and my friend anytime I choose; I don’t have or need a damned wall separating me from Mexico and my neighbors whom I love; a line in the sand will do!

One of my totally American friends who was quite wealthy, used to go across the border to Tijuana to fill up their big expensive car with gasoline in Tijuana, because it was cheap, because the Mexican government subsidized gasoline for their working People, so they could drive to work and back. And, I never considered my wealthy friends smugglers for smuggling cheap, subsidized by the Mexican Government, gasoline into the United States, but that is what they were doing.

And, I had another working American friend who went to Mexico to buy her bakery goods, because the Mexican government subsidized the bakery goods so that bread would be more accessible to their poor Mexican families. Actually, I never considered my American friend smuggling Mexican subsidized bread into America, but that is what they were doing.

Personally, I never considered Mexican smugglers responsible for Americans who were drug addicts; instead, I considered American drug addicts responsible for Mexican smugglers!

And, I never considered Mexican fascists in America, as respectable citizens of Mexico or the USA; they were merely fascists like the American Nazi Party, the Ku Klux, Clan, and White Supremacists who are all legal in America and I always believed American fascists should be made Illegal, just like President Eisenhower made any American Communists illegal, in 1953!

Our American President makes no secret of his “hatred” for Mexicans! I was taught, when I was growing up, to “love my neighbors” and that includes loving my Mexican neighbors and friends.

So, I consider President Trump’s Wall against Mexico an affront, personally, and politically, to me and my Mexican neighbors. My American President is actually an affront to me and my neighbors and friends.

My President of the United States Trump, has shut down my American government, and he was not elected by a majority of American voters, he was elected by the antiquated Slave States in America, the “Electoral College” and Russians as proved by American legal experts.

We “true” Americans, must stand fast and restore American democracy, and our democratic Republic!

There is no American government today; the fascist American President Trump-Trump has closed the American government, so he is President of NO GOVERNMENT! Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation, and often race and stand for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

As an American citizen of a democracy, I say, “LET HELL FREEZE OVER BEFORE I PAY ONE CENT OF MY TAXES, TO BUILD A WALL AGAINST MY MEXICAN NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS!

As for our “closed government”, I say, it is income tax time; let us not pay income tax until we have an established American Government again, instead of a fascist President Trump dictator of an American government that does not even exist today because he closed it!

Tell the soldiers to go home until they can be paid for their service to America.

Let it be known that I do not blame Republicans for our Republican President Trump, he rebukes his own party like he does everyone else, but the REPUBLICAN PARTY IS RESPONSIBLE for eliminating our FASCIST PRESIDENT TRUMP from the democratic nation that he has closed down; Republicans control the Congress, the Supreme Court AND THE PRESIDENCY! Democrats can only “assist” Republicans for doing the right thing and “impeach and remove President Trump”!

BUILDING A STUPID WORTHLESS BORDER WALL, PUTTING THE BILL ON THE CUFF, AND CLOSING DOWN MY GOVERNMENT, IS AMERICA’S CURRENT REPUBLICAN DISASTER!

December 25th, 2018

I’ve lived in San Diego on the Mexican border most of my life. Mexicans are my friends and my neighbors.

A few years ago (1994), some huge walls were built on the border here in San Diego; it turns out the fence builders used illegal alien labor to build the damn walls, and the smugglers built tunnels under the wall and into San Diego that had electricity and all the modern conveniences. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/golden-state-fence-company-fined-5-million-hiring-undocumented-workers-build-border-wall/

ILLEGAL LABOR

Migrant workers taking American jobs are not the problem for American labor unions; it is the illegal American employers who are the problem. Illegal American employers, recruit illegal migrant workers and if caught, the employers pay a small fine and go out and recruit another illegal immigrant. In other nations they don’t have that problem; if an employer is caught with illegal employers working for them, the employer goes to prison. Walls won’t stop illegal American employers hiring illegal immigrants! Illegal American employers are the immigration problem.

Smuggling is easier by boat on some barren beach or by plane.


TUNNEL UNDER MEXICAN/USA BORDER

Smuggling dope into America is not America’s smuggling problem; American dope addicts are America’s smuggling problem. That doesn’t take a college degree or a tunnel to understand!

President Donald Bone-Spur Trump is guilty, of contributing to the migrant border problem; the President has illegal immigrants working for him in his hotels and golf courses! But have you ever heard of the President of the United State being found guilty of our labor laws regarding undocumented foreign workers!

Americans! Your President is just not very intelligent; and he apparently believes he, as President, is incapable of committing a crime. And that explains a lot of America’s political problems.

Trump apparently thinks he is America’s fascist dictator and American voters work for him, when actually, the President is supposed to work for us, “we the People”.

Causing a government failure simply because Congress and the People do not share our need for a worthless border wall, is not working for the voters, nor is building the President’s` damn wall in the voter’s interests.

My great grandchildren will be paying for President Trump’s stupid border Wall and the President doesn’t care; President Bone Spurs Trump has said that he doesn’t care about the national debt because he will be long gone before payment is due. END

GOLDA MEIR, ME, AND FEMININE POLITICAL INFLUENCE!

December 13th, 2018

Recently, I notice d that I am getting very old, I’m 88 but never consider myself old, until I recently began to often reflect on my past. And, today, I was thinking about how weird that I was, when I was young and thinking political?

So, I would like to share with you, what ran through my mind today about years and years ago; of all things it was about Golda Meir when she was an American citizen and before she moved to Israel and became the Israeli Prime Minister.

Then, I had for my own reasons lost faith in all American politicians and I felt what America needed most at that time was a female President like Golda Meir whom I greatly admired. So, today, I was thinking that it was strange that I would admire Meir, so much, and wish for her to be President of the United States of America!

Probably I was attracted to her because of her many feminine quotes, like these:

“Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”

“Whether women are better than men I cannot say – but I can say they are certainly no worse.”

“Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart, don’t know how to laugh either.”

There is one quote of Golda that I simply could never agree; it is, “Not being beautiful was the true blessing. Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.”

Frankly, I never considered Golda Meir to not be beautiful; if I recognized her image, and I always did, I never considered her image as being ugly, or not attractive. She was the Golda that I admired.

Then Golda moved to Israel and became the Prime Minister; I missed her.

Golda was a great Prime Minister of Israel. But I so wanted her to be President of the United States; and today, that sounds crazy of me. Of course, Golda could never qualify for President of the United States, because she was not born a U.S. citizen or born within the United States.

Oh, by the way, I am not Jewish; and I never considered Golda Meir’s religion to change anything for me.

Today, all those years later, I wonder what her great attraction was, that caused me to so admire Golda Meir? Of course, I’m aware now that it was who, and what, she was!

For me, Golda was about the influence of my mother, I am sure. I was fortunate to have a wonderful, intelligent, and caring mother and father. What I perceived was that there was a great difference in how they thought, male and female, how the spoke, how they walked, and I could admire both of them for who they were.

What I realized was at times I needed my father and at other times I most needed my mother.

And at what we had in America, for a President, who was always a male; and there were times when what America really needed was a “mother’s” Presidential influence.

And, Golda Meir was a lot like my mother, and I could easily vote for my mother to be President; she could handle it, whatever the problem was. And, I could say the same about my father but they would handle things differently.

Unfortunately, America has never had a mother for President of the United States, when America really needed a mother!

My biggest problem in 2016, with considering Hillary Clinton for the Presidency, was that to me Hillary was definitely a woman, and feminine, however as a politician, to me, she talked like a male politician, she thought like a male politician, and appeared to be a woman who behaved like a male politician when running for office. Yet, Hillary is an attractive and obviously female.

And I was always aware that Golda Meir was definitely a female and a “female politician”!

Today, the best female politician that I recognize as definitely female, and definitely a female politician, is Sen. Elizabeth Warren. I do admire her as Presidential!

For me, Sen. Warren walks like a woman, speaks like a woman, and thinks like a woman and thinks like a female politician! So, I would vote for Elizabeth Warren for female President of the United States of America. I think of Liz Warren as I earlier thought of Golda Meir, so many years ago!

And now at my advanced age, I appreciate that Golda also said, “Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do.”

SEASONS GREETINGS!

December 12th, 2018

Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

MUCH LOVE!

AMERICA TODAY, HAS BEEN HACKED BY RUSSIANS, AND PRESUMABLY IN 2016 ELECTED A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WHO PUBLICLY AND OFTEN, ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, MAKES FASCIST REMARKS AND SPOUTS HATRED OF MUSLIMS OTHER HUMAN BEINGS, INCLUDING AMERICANS OF THE MUSLIM RELIGION!

December 10th, 2018

This post is about a totally stupid fascist AMERICAN PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP[, who does not even know what the hell a Muslim is; he apparently is not even aware of are Muslim citizens living in American, there long has been, and the President of the United States wouldn’t know one if they were living next door.

Muslims are normal people, Muslims are my friends and some of my relatives are Muslim.

I was born in America in 1930, drafted in 1948, and served in the military with Muslim Americans.

America is not this President’s country, America is OUR CITIZEN’S COUNTRY, GODDAMMIT!

AND, AMERICAN MUSLIMS AND I STILL SERVE OUR COUNTRY AND PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT BECAUSE HE HAD “BONE SPURS” IN HIS FEET THAT ONLY ALLOW HIM TO PLAY GOLF, NOT CARRY A RIFLE IN DEFENSE OF AMERICA!

MUSLIMS DO NOT ALWAYS DRESS AS MID EAST MUSLIMS, THEY MOST OFTEN DRESS LIKE AMERICANS WHEN THEY ARE AMERICAN AND THEY DRESS LIKE OTHER NORMAL PEOPLE; MUSLIMS ARE NORMAL PEOPLE.

MUSLIMS ARE PEOPLE! This President’s speeches against Muslims is totally disgusting!

The heinous Muslim terrorist, bin Laden, who attacked America on 9/11 was a Saudi Arabian Muslim terrorist and he, and Saudi Arabian terrorists, attacked America because, in 1992, American President George Herman Bush’s Desert Storm War against Iraq (against Muslims?), insisted on putting an American military base in Saudi Arabia, thereby defiling Saudi Arabian Muslim Holy Land, over the objections of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

America’s military base in Muslim Holy Land was the excuse that the Saudi Arabian terrorist bin Laden used, for attacking America on 9/11.

American troops after 9/11, including American Muslim soldiers, then invaded Muslim Afghanistan (who had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11), the terrorist were Saudi Arabians); and, those American troops included Muslim Americans who became American war heroes.

Looney Tunes American “Christians” who spout hatred for all Muslims, including American President Trump, simply are not what I consider Christian. True Christians, I know, love their all their neighbors, have compassion for their enemies, and are “Good Samaritans”.

My ancestors fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, World War I, World War II, and I had 2 grandsons in combat in Afghanistan and I’m proud of all of them (not the war); and my Great, Great Grandfather who fought in the War of 1812 was a half breed Cherokee Indian.

After the War of 1812, my Great, Great Grandfather was forced by President Andrew Jackson to move out of his native home in Tennessee to west of the Mississippi, because of his Cherokee blood. President Andrew Jackson, was America’s only other fascist American President that I know of, because of his “Trail of Tears”!

Instead Great-Great Grandpa moved to Illinois to avoid President Jackson’s Trail of Tears. Our family secret was that Grandpa was part Indian because Illinois is “east” of the Mississippi River.

On a trip to Tennessee on business, later, my Grandpa was assassinated in Tennessee! His body was identified by a check in his pocket addressed to him, as a pension for serving in the War of 1812.

As for me, I am not a Muslim but I will not tolerate Americans, including the President of the United States of America, threatening my Muslim neighbors with their disgusting religious hatred, without speaking up.

And, Muslim haters are fascists by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation, and often race and stand for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.” I consider President Trump to be a fascist.

In 1953, under President Eisenhower, America made Communism illegal; but fascist, racists, and religious hatred is legal in my American democracy! Personally, I believe it is time to make American democracy legal and America needs to eliminate American fascism in America! Fascism should be illegal in the United States of America.

WHAT IS BEING LIBERAL? WHAT IS BEING CONSERVATIVE? A LESSON THAT SHOULD BE LEARNED IN PUBLIC SCHOOL!

December 2nd, 2018

Conservative and/or Liberal: Webster Dictionary definition of conservative: “Disposed to maintain existing views, conditions, or institutions; moderate cautious.” AND, Liberal: Webster Dictionary definition of liberal: “Not narrow in opinion or judgments; tolerant.”

AS FOR ME? I PLEAD GUILTY OF BEING EACH OR BOTH, DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF DAY IN WHICH YOU ASK ME! UNFORTUNATELY, CONSERVATIVE AND LIBERAL ARE TOO OFTEN MISUSED TERMS IN AMERICA.

THE AMERICAN LANGUAGE DOES NOT ALWAYS MAKE SENSE? THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES!

PLEASE HEAR ME! THOUGH I AM JUST A POOR RETIRED, UNDERPAID, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER, TRYING TO TEACH YOU! I’M A TEACHER!

JUST WHY DON’T AMERICANS SPEAK REAL?

THE “ONLY” PURPOSE OF ANY NATION, ANY NATION TO BE A NATION, IS TO PROVIDE FOR ITS PEOPLE ALL THOSE THINGS THAT THE PEOPLE CANNOT PROVIDE FOR THEMSELVES AS INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS. AND, THAT MY FELLOW AMERICANS IS STRICTLY “SOCIALISTIC”!

YES, SOCIALISTIC, THINGS LIKE THE U.S. ARMED FORCES, THE STREETS WE DRIVE ON, THE FIRE PROTECTION WE HAVE, OUR POLICE, OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, OUR U.S. POST OFFICE PROVIDED FOR IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION! AMERICA IS OUR SOCIALISTIC NATION BASED ON DEFINITION AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION.

“SOCIALISM” IS BASED ON “COOPERATION” OF ALL AND EACH CITIZENS OF A NATION; AND, “CAPITALISM” IS BASED ON “COMPETITION” OF ALL CITIZENS OF A NATION. OPPOSITES, RIGHT? AND THAT IS OK! BOTH HAVE A PURPOSE FOR AMERICANS, HEAR ME!

THE “VALUE” OF CAPITALISM IS THAT IT ALLOWS CITIZENS TO BENEFIT FROM THEIR OWN CREATIVENESS, THEIR OWN INGENUITY, AND THEIR OWN EFFORT. IT IS A NECESSITY AND IT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AMERICA’S PROGRESS THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY!

AND AMERICAN CAPITALISM IS BASED ON THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION AND THE “BILL OF RIGHTS”, AND ESPECIALLY THE FOURTH AMENDMENT; Amendment IV: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF PROPERTY.

AMERICA IS NOT EITHER/OR SOCIALIST OR CAPITALIST, AMERICA IS BOTH; BOTH IS A NECESSITY!

UNFORTUNATELY MOST AMERICANS SEEM TO BE IGNORANT OF THAT FACT; AND THAT CAUSES AMERICANS TO SUFFER! CAPITALIST AND SOCIALISTS SHOULD “NOT BE FIGHTING ONE ANOTHER”.

PLEASE PASS INFORMATION ON; EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE LEARNED THIS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, BUT THEY DIDN’T. IF YOU DIDN’T LEARN THEN, NOW I’M TEACHING YOU!

THERE IS ONE OTHER THING AMERICANS SHOULD BE AWARE OF: AMERICA IS A DEMOCRACY!

THOSE WHO SAY IT IS NOT, ARE AMERICAN FASCISTS, LIKE THE EXCEEDINGLY WEALTHY AND INFAMOUS, JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY (Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement or regime that exalts nation, and often race and stand for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.)”

“AMERICA IS A DEMOCRACY, ALL CITIZENS VOTE, AND MAJORITY WINS; HOWEVER, THE MINORITY OF AMERICANS ARE “PROTECTED” FROM THE MAJORITY RULE, BY THE CONSTITUTIONS BILL OF RIGHTS”. DEMOCRACY STANDS FOR EQUALITY, FRATERNITY, AND LIBERTY!

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY IS ALL ABOUT, AND DEMOCRACY IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!

HOLD YOUR POLITICIANS TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY; AND PLEASE FORWARD THIS!
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IT IS URGENT, THAT AMERICAN VOTERS AND WORKING MIDDLE CLASS AND POOR REALIZE THEIR EXISTANCE AND ECONOMY IS BEING COMPRIMISED POLITICALLY, AND HOW AND WHY!

November 27th, 2018

Americans, as a People are not stupid; they are however most often made stupid, for the sole purpose of providing Corporate America with the means to make huge amounts of profits, at labor’s expense.

And in America today, the American People are simply and deliberately indoctrinated in stupidity intentionally, for the benefit of corporate profits.

Take my word for it, I have lived in different cultures and I can tell you that capitalism is different in America, than in other cultures. And Capitalism is different in different circumstances within America!

We Americans are taught that out democracy is “good” for the People! It is! However, democracy can be misused to the advantage of certain elements of our society. And, basically Americans need to understand how their human rights can be misused.

For example, in our American democracy, the People vote and a majority wins, and we believe a majority represents the People. However, if the minority of wealthy Americans and wealthy Corporations are allowed to use their wealth to decide elections, elections no longer represent the working Americans. Voting and majority rule no longer represents the People, voting represents the wealthy.

If voting and majority rule represents the people, does that mean voting does not represent the minority in any way? In our U.S. Constitution, our founders believed that the Bill of Rights protected the Rights of the voting minority.

Hence, America’s Constitutional Bill of Rights exists to provide protection for the minority of American voters!

But, a problem exists in America, when Constitutional voting and/or the Constitutional Bill of Rights are deliberately misused to the advantage of one particular segment of the population.

U.S. Constitutional Voting and Civil Rights must be “controlled” by government to accomplish their specific purpose! And, Americans need to be taught the actual purpose of our Constitution. Unfortunately, too many of our voters are not aware of the specific purposes of our democratic Constitution.

Some elements (the John Birch Society, for example) of our American society would have Americans believe that our Constitution was never meant to make America a democracy! John Birch Society Blue Book, p.124 ” . . . democracy is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) “Our founding fathers . . . visibly spurned a democracy as probably the worst of all forms of government.”

Unfortunately, the John Birch Society has become a player in recent politics; the John Birch Society, Koch brothers, financed the Republican “Tea Party”, and the “Tea Party”, as a front group for the John Birch Society, won both Houses of Congress in 2014, and have had a debilitating influence on our government since then, and now especially with the “Electoral College” win of the Presidency in 2016 by President Trump, and evidence of Russian hacking in the election, America has a President elected by a minority of American voters and perhaps a foreign government.

Another huge factor in American economy, occurred in 2010, when the U.S. Republican majority of the U.S. Supreme Court decided by a 5-4 decision, “Citizens United”, providing that the law establishing legal limits on political contributions by corporations, was illegal.

Since 2010 it is obvious that American political candidates and elections have been actually “bought” by Corporate America and Congressional Districts have be gerrymandered by another John Birch Society “front group”, financed by the John Birch Society Koch brothers, a nonprofit corporation, the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.

America’s government and economy are in a crisis today.

So, obviously and unfortunately, some elements of our American democracy have had a very bad influence on American law and our “capitalistic economy”. And unfortunately, American workers today are uninformed and their rights and income are being taken from them, by “bad law”, and a bad Congress.

Voters need to understand some basics of any capitalistic economy. For example, wealth cannot create products or services, and only labor can actually create products or services.

Further, capitalism is based upon competition, however production is based upon cooperation of capital and labor!

Capitalism only works efficiently when “collective bargaining” takes place between employer and employees; and the essence of collective bargaining is that there should not be winners and losers, but instead simply “agreement” between workers and management on wages and working conditions.

It is essential that labor and management are not construed as “enemies”; because after collective agreement, they work for the same purpose, the success of their collective business enterprise!

Collective bargaining (formal or informal) is essential in a capitalistic economy; without it, the economy reverts to a period in history when no middle class existed, there were only the wealthy and the peasants!

In our American capitalistic economy today, the People have forgotten the past history of economics. The American economy is facing a crisis, and unfortunately, American politicians are ignorant and too often biased.

Today America faces the problem of “inequity in Incomes”; the wealthy are getting more of the wealth and the working Middle Class and poor are suffering from lower average wages and higher prices!

The American inequity of income problem is evident, known, and a national problem, but politicians have ignored it. The result is that the wealthier are getting even wealthier, the Middle Class is diminishing, and Americans living at the poverty level is increasing drastically.

America since the 2016 election is having a very evident government political crisis that is so bad that the people are not even aware of the economic crisis Americans are facing. Americans are blinded by the politicians equating the American economy of the condition of the “stock market”!

This is of course, only one person’s assessment of America’s problem today, but I hope it is helpful.

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“ARMISTICE DAY” HAS BEEN ELIMINATED! WHY?

November 13th, 2018

As a very old American (88 years old), yesterday I experienced another “Armistice Day”, while my younger (yet very old) friends celebrated Veterans Day. Most Americans today do not recognize “Armistice Day”; they are not even AWARE of what an armistice is.

The name of the holiday for November 11th each year in America, was changed some years ago to “Veteran’s Day”; it is not the same.

When I was young, on the 11th month, the 11th day, and the 11th hour of every year, America experienced “Armistice Day”. Every bell, horn, or whistle was activated followed by a time of silence out of respect for soldiers who died in the horrible catastrophe of World War One.

As a child, I was reminded of war, the First (purportedly the “last”) World War! My uncle Roy died in France in that war. As a child, I was also aware of many “shell shocked” men, who were soldiers and survived that War; these “shell shocked” veterans of World War I were survivors of gas attacks. They were the fathers, uncles, and relatives of my friends; these veterans lived with abnormal behavior the rest of their life, caused by being gassed on the battle front. These “shell shocked” were my concept of what any war was like.

For me, November Eleventh is still Armistice Day. I do not celebrate “Veteran’s Day”, though I a “technically” a Veteran, though “drafted” between wars and never serving in battle. I cannot take my being a “veteran” seriously, though at the time I served my country because I felt obligated make my contribution, protecting my American democracy.

Further, I have relatives that have served in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, my uncle Roy in World War I, my brother Walt in World War II, and my wonderful grandsons Daniel and Andrew who were in combat in Afghanistan.

This Armistice day, I was talking to a good friend of mine who is a “Veteran”, and he had never heard of the worlds “Armistice Day”. I taught him what it was!

Later in the day, I watched in news the President of the United States “celebrating” Armistice Day in Paris France, the historic place where the Armistice was signed. The President of the United States had to be reminded by news reporters that the Armistice of World War I is not “celebrated”, it is observed!

The American President Trump, then decided NOT TO ATTEND the services recognizing the sacrifice of American soldiers in the French graveyard of American soldiers who “liberated” France in WWI; this was the purported purpose of President Trump being in Paris, but since it was raining the American President did not attend, because of the rain. Representatives of all other nations involved in World War II, stood in the rain commemorating those brave Americans who were killed liberating France!

President Trump it seems, was primarily interested in meeting again with Vladimir Putin, dictator of America’s most dangerous enemy, who was in Paris to honor our American soldiers who died to free Paris of its invaders; President Trump has a love for the Russian dictator, who has been proven to have “hacked” America’s 2016 election that President Trump “won”!

Personally, I am having a difficult time, experiencing this American President, Donald Trump, who received 3 million fewer votes of American voters than his opponent, and won the election based on a “pro-slavery” Electoral College Constitutional election device from the year 1787.

My feeling is that my American democracy has been stolen from me.