WANNA HEAR A REALLY FUNNY STORY THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO THROW UP, BECAUSE IT INVOLVES THE FALL OF MY BELOVED AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?

March 28th, 2018

Today, on the front page of the local Newspaper, “The San Diego Union Tribune”, was a story “about the story” that a porn movie star, Stormy Daniels, told on “CBS 60 Minutes” (that drew a record breaking number of listeners); the story that “Stormy” told was about having “consensual sex with President Trump for which she was not paid, and only had sex with President Trump one time, shortly after the President’s wife had his last child.

President Trump maintains Stormy’s story was totally false, is not true in any respect, and President Trump insists that “Stormy” is lying about ever having consensual sex with him, and “Stormy” has broken an agreement that “Stormy” made with him and for which “Stormy” was paid $130,000.00, not to tell about President Trump having had sex with her???


“STORMY” DANIELS

Further, President Trump maintains that because “Stormy” broke her promise, and a legal agreement, for which she was paid $130,000.00, “Stormy” owes President of the United States, Donald Trump, $20,000.000.00 for breaking Stormy’s promise not to tell her story of her having had consensual sex one time, with him, for which she was not paid for the sex and he denies it ever happened.

Now, the reason for “Stormy” accepting the $130,000.00, agreement according to Stormy, was because she received a threat on her life, by an unknown man, in a parking lot, while “Stormy” was carrying her young legitimate child and the child’s diaper bag into the building and she felt obligated to sign the agreement because of the previous threat on her life if she told about having sex with President Trump.
That’s the joke folks!

Actually, the joke is not funny, because it tells the story of what kind of nation, America has become; humorous perhaps, but a dysfunctional fascist government; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

We in America fit fascist, today!

Do I believe “Stormy” and why; yes I believe “Stormy” and I’ll tell you why”?


PRESIDENT TRUMP AND “STORMY”

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has obviously lied with impunity on National television many times since becoming President, and I do not trust the President of the United States of America to tell the truth; and, Stormy’s speech and reasoning is that of an intelligent person, and her description of the behavior of the American President of the United States, Donald Trump, is precisely how I would expect and how I would perceive him to behave, based on his own limited intellect and personal behavior.

You have to admit, that a grown man, who insists that Stormy’s story is totally wrong, and he paid her $130,000.00 not to tell it, and because “Stormy” did tell it, President Trump insists “Stormy” must pay him $20,000,000.00 because she broke their agreement, Donald Trump cannot be too intelligent and, when such a man as that is the President of the United States, that man certainly cannot be a very intelligent President and you have to wonder about how anyone in their right mind could vote for him.

Personally, I am not an Einstein; but I have evidence that I’m not crazy, or stupid. I have several college degrees, was a certified teacher my entire life, and my “shrink” has certified me as “sane”, at my request just in case you were to ask!

God help America, because neither Republicans nor Democrats obviously can.

After the 2016 Presidential election, I do not trust Republicans nor Democrats, nor Presidential candidates, nor do I not trust the Presidential elections of any State in the United States, and I cannot trust any U.S. Congress with a favorability that is today the lowest in history!

America today is the laughing stock of the world; I lived in Europe from 2000 to 2005, and my European friends cannot believe what is happening, and they fear America’s “dorkie” President will start a nuclear war that will end civilization as we know it.

PRESIDENT TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT

March 18th, 2018

My “President” Donald Trump, Is a fascist by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

“President” Trump is also relative ignorant. I’m a retired teacher who taught government and history, and he has demonstrated that he could not have passed my high school exams of essentials in government and history. This makes me very sad.

Our voters are also to a great degree ignorant, and I would blame the teachers, however even more I would blame the American news media; the news media does not compete for providing the best source of news.

Because of the lack of control of corporate America, American voters have only six corporate conglomerates that own 90% of all prime time news Media; there is no competition for providing the best source of news, and the income of newspapers and TV news comes from ads and commercials paid for by “corporate America”.

Newspapers and TV news owe their listeners and readers nothing and give them nothing but corporate America propaganda. They “control’ the news.

It is obvious, that President Trump has indicated by his actions that he believes the President should be an absolute dictator.

President Trump believe all the voters should work for him, and he does not have to do anything for the people; he considers liberal progressive working middle class and poor to be nothing but slaves to corporate America.

“President” Trump would eliminate labor unions, who are the ONLY VOICE OF AMERICAN WORKERS IN OUR ECONOMY.

And it should be obvious to all people that wealthy corporate America can produce NOTHING ITSELF! Only workers can produce services and products.

Today, 2018, is the time for working American Middle Class and Poor, stand up for their Rights. Preamble to the U.S. Constitution: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the General Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.”

No President has the power, ability, or know how to “make America great again or just great”.

Think about it; Trump has shown he is a White Supremacist, with a Hatred for Latinos, Africans, and people according to him, of “ass-hole” nations of the world, and compassion for no one but himself!

He has convinced me, and established a record of being a liar, a bully, and has driven a wedge between America and our allies, and done everything to create a war. He wants military parades of tanks, rocket launcher, rockets, and himself as a great military genius!

“President” Trump has no concept of compassion for the people, any People!

ST. NICH’S BILLIARD ROOM ETIQUETTE AND GROWING UP IN DECATUR ILLINOIS

March 17th, 2018

As an adolescent young man, friends and I used to go the old, now gone, St. Nickolas Hotel, fancy Billiard Room, in Decatur Illinois where I grew up; we were the only “kids” I ever saw there, everyone else was olllld!

But we were pretty good pool players, sometimes shot billiards instead of shooting pool, and we were serious about it, and well behaved.

It seems like I always saw all the old farts, out of the corner of my eye, studying us carefully for something to complain about?

We were in there often, and after a while they got to know us but never spoke to us. Personally, I felt we were accepted by many of them and were considered by them to be different from “most other kids”!

When I was a kid, kids were considered “dumb ass kids” by most adults! And, I remember feeling somewhat proud of myself to be “accepted” by the St. Nick Billiard Room clientele; in those days, “Pool Rooms” were not even considered a proper place for kids, and I thought it was rather unique for me to feel more comfortable with adult clientele of the St. Nick Billiard Room than adults in an ice cream parlor.

Over the years, I’ve thought about this a lot since then and now I’m 87 years old, and I want to tell others, especially young people of my experience.

I’ve always said, I got to be 17 years old and never got any older. After college, I became a school teacher for that reason, and always felt more comfortable with adolescents than adults; I think I was satisfied at least, that I succeeded in my public school teaching job because I always considered myself an equal to the students.

Further, I always said, punishment has no place in a school room! School if for learning.

And, I considered then and now that kids have all the brains they will ever have, and some are more intelligent than me and some are not as intelligent as me.

Adults always think they have had more experience than adolescents, which makes adults superior, but I have to remind adults that all of their experience was not GOOD EXPERIENCE, and some of adults’ experience was being an adolescent.

Anyway, the old St. NicK Hotel was considered a hallowed place to me, then and now, for reasons I stated. And, now it’s gone and I wanted to tell everyone all about what it meant for me!

WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE BEAUTIFUL TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR HOPE HICKS, AND “PRESIDENT” TRUMP’S FASCIST AMERICA; AND BILLY GRAHAM’S “EXTREMIST CHRISTIAN” MILITARY FUNERAL HAVING NEVER SERVED IN THE U.S. MILITARY SERVICE

March 1st, 2018

Today, I was extremely upset with two news stories, regarding America’s questionable “President”, Donald Trump. Let me say that I do not “hate” Donald Trump, Billy Graham, or Hope Hicks, but I certainly have concerns about all three and their place in history. Why? Because I am a scholar, a retired public school teacher of government and American History, I treasure American democracy, and I am a patriot.

My concern is about Hope Hicks testimony to Congress under oath.

“During closed-door testimony that stretched roughly nine hours Tuesday, White House communications director Hope Hicks was pressed about whether she had ever lied for President Donald Trump — and acknowledged she has had to tell what amounted to white lies, according to a source with direct knowledge of her testimony.


HOPE HICKS, TRUMP COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR EXITING AIR FORCE ONE

“But Hicks argued that she hasn’t had to lie about substantive issues for Trump, the source said.” https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/26/politics/hope-hicks-house-intelligence-committee/index.html

I cannot accept a Federal Employee with no legal basis for refusing to answer questions of Congress, not cooperating with Congress; I personally served in the military, and later worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army, I had top secret clearance, and assumed I had a loyalty to all of the People of America, represented by Congress, and a necessity to speak truthfully to Congress.

So I recognize that my personal opinion is that Hope Hicks is a very beautiful female, a former Ralph Laurent model, and has no particular training or experience for her job as communications director for President Trump.


PRESIDENT TRUMP KISSING HIS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Based on information we have about President Trump and attractive women, my first question to Hicks would be, “Has the President of the United States of America, being “an important and wealthy man”, ever grab you by your “pussy”?

Today, Hope Hicks, resigned as “President” Trumps “communication director”!

As for Billy Graham, I personally have no objections to him as a man of the cloth, who advised President’s regardless of the Presidents religion.


TRUMP ELEGIE FOR REV. GRAHAM

However, I do object to Graham’s son, Franklin Graham III as well as President Trump’s equally hateful rhetoric toward all People of the Muslim Faith, including those American Muslims who faithful serve in U.S. Military service and our Muslim member of Congress. I believe in First Amendment freedom of religion, AND I believe in First Amendment freedom FROM religious persecution. In my estimation, Franklin Graham III and President Trump are both guilty of persecution of all Muslims including several million Muslim citizens of the United States of America.

Billy Graham died, and is deserving of praise for serving American Presidents regardless of the President’s religious beliefs, of both political parties; however, Billy Graham had never served in the U.S. Military Service.

To his credit, Billy Graham wanted to serve as a military chaplain in WWII, but poor health prevented him from serving. And, Graham traveled to the troops of WWII at times as a “voluntary chaplain”. He deserves praise. However, does he qualify for lying in State in Congressional chambers, and a military funeral service, with President Trump the “Muslim Persecutor” preaching a “Christian” sermon relating to a “Christian God”!

Do the several million American Muslims, who have proved to be very good American citizens, serving in the U.S. Military, and serving in Congress, deserve to be persecuted by “President” Trump and the very reverend “Christian”, extremist Franklyn Graham.

Obviously, to me at least, if Billie Graham had been a Muslim, and a voluntary “Muslim chaplain”, would Billie Graham be given U.S. military honors?

Personally, I am very concerned about what is happening to my American democracy. President trump has proven to be a “fascist” President by definition; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

So it is that I am shamed by my beloved America, too often, in these recent events!

SCHOOL SHOOTING, WHY?

February 21st, 2018

News of the recent high school shooting in Florida devastated me!

Personally, I’m a retired high school teacher, and let us be absolutely frank; the recent Florida high school shooter, had to have a reason for his shooting; so why did the killer shoot and kill students and teachers?

Consider, the fact that the shooter had been expelled from the school; could that be the reason he shot students and teachers, retaliation for being expelled?

Why was he expelled? Could that be the reason he shot students and teachers.

Question I have, how could the school possibly teach the shooter to behave so he need not be expelled, if he was expelled; how could the school teach the shooter not to kill the students and the teachers, if the school expelled him?

And, who expelled the shooter and why and for what reason?

Beginning psychology teaches, “punishment” is the worst possible incentive for teaching appropriate behavior, because it also teaches other things than “good” behavior. Could the punishment, expelling, also teach how to get “even” for being expelled?

Tell me, dear reader, have you ever considered the effects of punishing a “person”, for bad behavior.

It takes a different kind of teacher, to believe punishment has no place in a public school; and psychologist say the only proper way for a teacher to teach “good behavior” is for the teacher to be a good “role model”.

Think about all the teachers you had, and were they “good” role models; were you aware some of your teachers were “bad” role models? What kind of teachers did the school shooter have?

Had the school and the shooter’s teachers protected the shooter from mistreatment or bullying, by teachers or other students? Mistreatment and bullying are prime elements of hatred. Hatred is one element of school shootings.

Guns, obviously, are essentially, involved in the “cause” of school shootings?

It would appear that there are two elements involved in all school shooting; they are are guns and hatred.

However, if there were no hatred, guns would not be an issue, would they?

Consider this, why are there so many school shootings in America; and not so many in any other countries? Being America has something to do with the cause.

A woman consoles another as parents wait for news regarding a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. A shooter opened fire at the Florida high school Wednesday, killing people, sending students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming in before authorities took the shooter into custody. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

Are shooters crazy? To plan and successfully carry out a school shooting requires a well-functioning mind!

As stated, I’m a retired school teacher; years ago, one of my favorite students was shot and killed on our high school campus; I never got over it and I never knew the shooter.

Further, I never knew precisely the reason for that shooting. But, I have never quit thinking about it, or thinking what I could have done to prevent it? Schools and teachers are to “protect and teach” students.

Think about it! Think! Think!

AMERICAN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

February 17th, 2018

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AMERICAN CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE SHOT DOWN AND KILLED IN THEIR SCHOOLS, BY AMERICAN FASCIST GUNMEN WHO HAVE HATEFUL, FASCIST VIEWS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY AND WHO ARE EXCERCISING HATEFUL CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT WERE NEVER, EVER INTENDED BY AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL FOREFATHERS! AMERICA DESPERATELY NEEDS TO CHANGE “ONE WORD” OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT OF THE AMERICAN BILL OF RIGHTS.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”


AR15 AMERICAN MILITARY COMBAT RIFLE

The safety of American children and the American people, requires that we the people change one word in the U.S. Constitution and strictly enforce it.

The one word of the Second Amendment be changed is “arms”.

The Second Amendment should be changed to read, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear “muskets”, shall not be infringed.”


MUSKETS OF 1787 VINTAGE

The concept of the Second Amendment is not actually changed!

The musket was the “basic weapon” of the U.S. Army in 1787.

Be informed that this is not a joke; American fascists entering our public schools and universities with military the military assault weapon AR-15 has been able to kill large numbers of American school children in a few short minutes JUSTIFIED BY THE US CONSTITUTION!

“Here’s what are four things to know about the AR-15 rifle including why it’s so popular among gun owners and how many mass shootings the weapon has been used in.

“The rifle has been an American staple for decades. Former Green Beret Barry Sadler sang an ode to his AR-15 he used in the Vietnam war in the 1960s, entitled “One Son of a Gun of a Gun.” A line from the song: “You see this AR-15, she’s hot and she’s mean, and she ain’t built for love or fun. And yet this AR-15 is part of the team. She’s one son of a gun of a gun.”

“According to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, “AR” does not stand for “automatic” or “assault” rifle. It stands for “ArmaLite” — the company that created the AR in the 1950s. And failed 2015 legislation that would have banned some semi-automatic guns did not classify the AR-15 as an assault weapon.

The AR-15 and the M-16 are identical in shape, style and operation, except for a key distinction: the M-16 is only automatic, said Frank Proctor, a performance shooting and law enforcement training weapons expert in Alabama. Because the two rifles are so similar, the AR-15 is essentially the semi-automatic version—one pull of the trigger, one shot—of the M-16, Proctor said.

Automatic AR-15s do exist, but the vast majority of Americans cannot buy them.” http://time.com/5160267/gun-used-florida-school-shooting-ar-15/

In contrast a musket was the gun used for hunting and war in 1787: “a heavy large-caliber muzzle-loading usually smoothbore shoulder firearm; broadly : a shoulder gun carried by infantry!”

A musket had to be muzzle loaded one bullet at a time.


MUSKET BALLS

A AR Rifle has clips of various sizes.


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AMERICAN’S DRUG ADDICTION IS NOT RESOLVED BY BUILDING WALLS SEPARATING US FROM OUR MEXICAN NEIGHBORS!

January 12th, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP, I AM LONG A RESIDENT OF SAN DIEGO AND THE AMERICAN BORDER WITH MEXICO; I LIVE IN A PART OF AMERICA, THAT WAS TAKEN FROM MEXICO BY WAR WITH MEXICO. MY NEIGHBORS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER ARE MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES! WE DO NOT HATE EACH OTHER, WE RESPECT EACH OTHER.

MY NEIGHBORS, MY FELLOW RELIGIOUS CONGREGATION MEMBERS, SOME OF THE TEACHERS OF MY CHILDREN, AND SOME OF MY DOCTORS ARE “MEXICAN” BY HERITAGE OR “ILLEGAL” IMMIGRANTS, SOME ARE LEGAL MEXICANS WHO WERE BROUGHT FROM MEXICO AS CHILDREN AND HAVE BEEN RAISED, EDUCATED, AND HAVE CHOSEN CAREERS JUST AS ANY OTHER AMERICAN LIKE MYSELF; AND I DEPEND ON THEM.

WALLS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO DRUG ABUSE BY AMERICAN DRUG ATTICS; AMERICANS ARE GUILTY OF THEIR ADDICTION AND AMERICAN DRUG ADDICTS ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AMERICA AND THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT!

WALLS ONLY SEPARATE ME FROM MY MEXICAN FRIENDS IN MEXICO; DO YOU UNDERSTAND? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT MEXICO IS NOT THE SOLUTION TO AMERICA’S DRUG PROBLEMS; AMERICAN’S DRUG PROBLEMS ARE AMERICA’S PROBLEM OR YOURS AS THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MEXICO.

AMERICAN PRESIDENT RONALD REGAN IS NOTED FOR TELLING COMMUNIST RUSSIA, “MR. RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, TEAR DOWN THAT WALL!”

I AM TELLING YOU, “MR. PRESIDENT TRUMP, DO NOT BUILD THAT WALL”

AN ACTUAL WALL WAS BUILT A FEW YEARS AGO HERE ON OUR OWN SAN DIEGO BORDER WITH MEXICO; IT WAS FOUND TO BE BUILT BY AN ILLEGAL AMERICAN EMPLOYER WHO HAD IT BUILT WITH ILLEGAL MEXICAN LABOR, AND THE WALL HAD TUNNELS UNDER THE WALL, COMPLETE WITH ELECTRICITY AND COMFORT ALL THE WAY INTO SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

A small fence separates densely populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean.

YOUR WALL, MR. PRESIDENT, MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT TO THOSE AMERICANS LIKE ME, WHO DEPEND ON OUR MEXICAN NEIGHBORS AND HAVE THEM DEPEND ON US!

“MR. PRESIDENT, TEAR DOWN YOUR PROPOSED MEXICAN WALL; LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR!”

THE CHEROKEE INDIAN “TRAIL OF TEARS”, MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER, AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S FAVAORITE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON!

January 10th, 2018

My Great-Great Grandfather Elias Walker (1789-1838), fought in the War of 1812 for America, the same war that made Andrew Jackson famous and a candidate for President!

As President after the war, Jackson had a law passed requiring all Indians in the United States including the Cherokee, to leave their native lands in Tennessee and move west of the Mississippi River. Great-Great Grandpa Walker was a half breed Cherokee, and he had to move out of Tennessee in order to avoid “Jackson’s Trail of Tears”.

So Grandpa Walker moved to Illinois, where I was born, and that was not west of the Mississippi and therefore, Grandpa Walker’s Indian blood was kept a family secret.

A few years after Grandpa Walker moved to Illinois, he returned to Tenn. to finish some business he had there and he was assassinated September 17, 1838 ; his body was identified by a check he had on his person, given him for fighting in the War of 1812.

At no surprise to me, President Donald Trump chooses President Andrew Jackson for his “favorite President”, and not long ago honored some American Indians for their WWII service where they used Native American language on radios in Germany so the Germans would not understand what was transmitted.

Trump posed with the Native American heroes he was “honoring”, in front of a picture of President Jackson hanging on the wall in the White House where the ceremony took place.

Strange, no one besides me seemed to notice the picture of President Jackson, hanging there on the wall in front of those Native American heroes. I did.

Should Americans know about American history and how Native Americans are still treated in America?

Ask President Trump!

TRUMP SCREWS AMERICAN CONSUMERS; AND ALL ALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE CONSUMERS

December 15th, 2017

Yesterday, I watched President Trump report to the American People that his Administration had eliminated most of the regulation of business in America, and that was a great thing for business and now business was free to do business in any way they chose! This was a great thing for American business, President Trump said; he never mentioned how it would affect the American consumers (and every person in America, especially working Middle Class and Poor).

President Trump’s TV spectacle made me sick at my stomach because I am a history teacher and know why regulation of business became the law of the land. But unfortunately, most Americans do not remember any history that they studied in the public school, and they were totally ignorant of why those regulations of business were enacted in the first place; personally I seriously doubt that the current President of the United States has a clue to why business needs to be regulated for the good of the American People.

It was ironic to me, that Republican President Trump would eliminate all regulations of business, because the Republican Party has had two excellent Presidents in its history, President Lincoln and President Teddy Roosevelt, known as the “Trust Buster”. President Roosevelt was the President who said that if America was going to be a capitalistic nation, business and corporations musts be regulated to prevent monopolies from eliminating competition, and screwing the consumers (and every American is a consumer).

So, President Trump is the antithesis of the Republican Presidential hero, President Roosevelt, “The Trust Buster!”

Sadly, the worse example of a monopoly, today, is America’s news media that President Trump seems to hate.

And the news monopoly is dangerous to America. When freedom of the press was written in 1787, the only news media was village newspapers, each individually owned and operated; their freedom of the press was to preserve the news media’s right to print the news, as the truth, informing the people, a necessity of a democracy.

However, today, 10 corporate conglomerates own 90% of all prime time news in America, newspapers and TV. They do not compete for news gathering, they do not compete at all, they have a monopoly and all their profits comes from corporate advertising, not the sale of their product!

Americans are not privilege to legitimate news, the news media today is the propaganda devise for Corporate America who has a monopoly on the news media and without any control of their propaganda for their own benefit.

Corporate monopoly in America today, particularly in the news media, is an extremely dangerous threat to American democracy and an invitation to fascism; Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.” The news media in Nazi Germany became the Nazi propaganda device for the benefit of Adolph Hitler to control the People.

THE CONCEPT THAT POOR PEOPLE ARE LAZY IS IDIOTIC AND IMMORAL IN OUR AMERICAN DEMOCRACY!

December 4th, 2017

In our American democracy, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure the domestic Tranquility, provide for the “common defense”, “promote the General Welfare”, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.” Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.

There is only one purpose of every government and that is for the government to provide for all the people, all those things the citizens cannot provide for their self “as individuals”; in other words, our population shares the necessities of life that an individual cannot provide for his or her self as an individual, for survival. It works like insurance.

And yes, this is also called socialism, or democratic socialism in the case of the democratic U.S.A.; however, every nation is socialistic in concept, like India, the United Kingdom, Russia, Nazi Germany, and the U.S.A.

Things like defense for example, the U.S. Army is a socialist entity, and so are roads and highways, and firemen and policemen, and public schools, Social Security, Medicare, and The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), today! It means a united people taking care of and, “loving their neighbor as their self”. It is like “insurance”, and all and every of our citizens, are beneficiaries.

However in America, a citizen has a Right to profit from his own ingenuity and creativeness; America is also “capitalistic”, and America has many of the richest people in the world.

Poor Americans are NOT LAZY, many are unemployable for a variety of reasons; but lazy is not the cause of being poor; many Americans work full time and are poor and the unemployed poor work harder and longer hours than many employed Americans, just to survive day to day without having a job.

Here is the definition of a poor person, in English language, Webster Dictionary description of poor: “Lacking material possessions.” Got it?

A poor person becomes poor in many ways, lost their job, got sick and couldn’t work, went bankrupt, was born with or injured causing defects that prevent normal employment, they are incapable of competing with you. I’ve personally known many poor Americans. If you perceive “poor people” being lazy, you just don’t know poor people and simply perceive them as your “inferior”! And one third of ALL American children lives in poverty!

So, I was a public school teacher my entire life and worked with poor kids with poor parents; I can tell you that they were not lazy.

And I can assure you that teaching school was not lucrative, so that my family and I lacked many “material possessions”! For much of my own life I worked two jobs to adequately provide for my family, and could identify with poor families who “lacked material possessions, including food, clothes, a home, heat, electricity, etc.”

Therefore, I don’t accept the idiotic concept that poor People are lazy. I’ve always been poor; I was born in the Great Depression, most people were poor, AND I’m not lazy! Fortunately as an adult, I was lucky to have always had the opportunity to work and pay taxes for among other things the well-being of my less fortunate neighbor; it is called, “loving your neighbor”, and caring for them, whoever they are.