Nothing At All

Because the truth is easy to find, current abuses of power require no mental skill. No form of logic or reason drive today’s coup attempts.  No rational debate will end the matter.

Reason must be subverted. The purpose and conduct of the coup is irrational.  It cannot and will not stand up to American thinking, jurisprudence, or civility.

The wrangling to unseat President Trump begins with appeals to a blind morality that is not moral, and an unfamiliar ethic without ethical basis that was never seen before in America. Facts actually play no role’ whatsoever.  Lies and contrivances have been so blatant from the start that only literal insanity can justify it. The sources of contempt, hatred, and unrelenting abuse require no truth. In fact, the “truth” pounded into the sand of Trump’s impeachment attempt remains a ghost of the recent Democrat past without even a whisper of legitimacy when turned against him.

Much of this factual info is easy to find, already well established and ignored in print. Rehashing each violation will never change the viewpoint of those demanding — or too busy, unwilling, unaware, or incapable of understanding — the coup .

What remains falls into one category: preparing for the next phase of the Revolution of Hatred.  Oddly, impeaching President Trump for no reason serves them better than finding him guilty.

The escalation of violence against all institutions of reason, justice, faith of any stripe, and historical culture are not new. In 50 years we have watched the rejection of traditional family, marriage, church and synagogue, moral education, self-defense, sexual identity, self-control, moral and legal accountability, individuality and personal independence falling to the whims of the “village,” government controls, “safety,” deviance, lust, and sexual confusion, “faultless” and “societal failures,” so-called “social justice” and “team vision,” novel interpretation and re-definition of vital words and concepts.

In short, we have witnessed a complete inversion of morals, ethics, principles, value, law, manners, custom, tradition, logic, reason, duty, responsibility, accountability, and liberty.

We are now witnessing their overt attempt to single out Donald Trump as a figurehead for the former “way.”

Frankly, Trump is not even all that important. He is merely another Czar Nicholas to the Red October Bolshevik Coup, a President Hindenburg in the eyes of Hitler and his National Socialists, or the last insignificant Chinese dynastic family before Mao’s Communist overthrow.

Trump is no god or king, yet if they can unseat him in this coup, you and I are nothing. There are no rules for getting rid of us, yet they must. We will be prisoners of war, canon fodder, “vile dissidents.” Nothing more.

Nothing at all.

What is an Invasion?

Generally, an “invasion” requires military involvement, but not always.  Invasion does include military objectives or force sufficient to overwhelm a land’s defenses.  King Hassan sent the so-called Green March invasion force of starving refugees to win political victory over the entrenched Spanish troops.  It is not important to debate that 1975 invasion here.  I take no political side in that affair.  It is just a great example of a non-violent invasion, not too different from what we have at our Southern border.

The Moroccan invasion resulted in lots of bloodshed and violence on all sides.  It also seized huge investments by both the Spanish and Angolans. Clever at the time, it resulted in a long, bloody war.  No mistake, it was definitely an invasion like ours at the Southern border.

Webster wrote the first American dictionary to make certain the words of the new Republic were recorded, in part to “record the variance” between American and English, and partly to assure a precise account of “the republican debate for future generations.”  Invasion was far more to our founders than merely military, but also any hostile entry into our lands to usurp the rights or property of our citizens, or to enter illegally with a view to plunder rights or privileges.

This is no longer in our dictionaries, but it remains in the context of our Founder’s intentions, and part of the definition of what President Trump is facing at our Southern border.

It is such a delight to the corrupt leadership of the Democrat Party that they want to stop him at any cost.  If a few million more illegal invaders can slip in, what’s to stop them from re-inventing and redefining America?  Invasion is the correct name for what is happening at our Southern border.  Those who support the invasion in our halls of Congress are just as bad, but there we call it treason.

 

How to Give

I deem it the duty of every man to devote a certain portion of his income for charitable purposes; and that it is his further duty to see it so applied as to do the most good of which it is capable. This I believe to be best insured, by keeping within the circle of his own inquiry and information the subjects of distress to whose relief his contributions shall be applied.” – Thomas Jefferson

Jefferson would never compel charitable giving.  He considered it an individual’s “duty.”  A duty is a moral obligation or responsibility, like voting in a free republic, or protecting one’s family.

The circle of his own inquiry” suggests what we might call “doing our own research.”  Doing good involves doing the most good, in Jefferson’s opinion.  That can mean finding the most pathetic and downtrodden, weakest and most vulnerable, defenseless or nearest death individuals.  Or it may mean a few dollars here there to dozens of struggling businesses.  Or maybe a single donation each year to an impoverished family for a child’s important operation.

“Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.”

In terms of money itself, the only limit on necessity is “more,” so we really can not give too much.  If you think of it in terms of the US Govt, 3,000 billionaires surrendering everything would simply pay a year of status quo taxes. And then the billionaires would all be gone. Paying taxes has nothing to do with charity or good works, but it is another duty . . . within reason.

Two of my primary charities are both orphanages.  One in Kenya, one in Pakistan.  They always need help, and I have watched as they monitor and photograph the lives of the children.  At first it was a kid here and there with a special smile, then the new kids.  The directors with whom the interaction takes place.  The longer I watch, the easier it is to send money through Paypal.  I have no doubt of their good work, the sincerity of their missions in terrible places.

Perhaps most interesting is that both orphanages encourage me to visit.

And I have to admit it is tempting, but if I did visit either of them, it would cost my entire charity budget for more than a year.  And that is how I ultimately know my choices are good ones.

Both directors have repeatedly told me, “The children would be more blessed, excited, and encouraged to meet you than to eat or wear good clothes.”  Let that sink in.

And that means I have to admit I am afraid to go where these incredible people live all day, every day — especially central Pakistan.

George Washington was incredibly generous to individuals, organizations, schools, churches, and missions to poor Americans.  He almost never talked about it, but he did say,  “It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

There are 26 children in the Kenya orphanage right now.  Every once in a while Director James in the Kenya home writes to me and says, “The kids have nothing to eat today. The pantry is completely empty.”  That sounds like a scam, right?

I no longer believe it a scam, even for a second.  At all.  James told me this morning it costs $32/day to feed the kids if they can buy in bulk for the month, “and that includes the salt, oils and spices. . .”It’s terrible when it gets this bad.  To run out locally and buy a day of food costs $52.

$960 to feed around 26 beautiful kids for a month.  $37 apiece. A buck and a quarter per day.  Add another quarter each day for clothes.

I won’t tell you who they are in this post — in part, for the safety of Munir and the Pakistani children . . . but I would be happy to tell you as part of your personal inquiry!  Do your own research, and I pray you feel really uncomfortable if you do nothing with freedom’s duty.

 

 

 

Reddened Black Face

Several recent political witch hunts worked out poorly, but nobody saw the fallout for Democrats and blackface.  It seems that everyone destined to go into Democrat politics in Virginia has a recorded event of blackface in his past.  Oddly, the blackface seems to be an excuse for worse crimes and hideous morality, but now they started their inquest and must let it run its course.

It appears that the Jimmys, Kimmel and Fallon, Sarah Silverman and other Democrat show hosts also donned the blackface for some reason.  Republicans, too, but their center of guilt seems to be Florida. Blackface is something Democrats have always accused Republicans of, so . . . eh, who cares.

The particular irony comes from blackface being thrown — by Democrats! — at one of their own, precisely because they felt that blackface was a minor charge.

Obviously, Democrats do not care about shoe polish or theatrical makeup.  They calculated that the petty charge would never hold — there would be a long public shriek that would settle quickly enough.  Oops.  It started expanding.

The real horror is that Governor Northam celebrates the murder of children with vigor and enthusiasm.  “Keep it comfortable until you make the decision,” he said. The bill itself included tolerance for killing the child right up to the point of breathing air. “‘My bill would allow that. Yes,’ Tran said, as calmly as any grocery store butcher goes about their business,” and that comes from USA Today, a publication lacking in moral foundations.

Many Democrats are favorable to delivering the head then cutting it off, or laying the child on a table and discussing whether to kill it, but they use “safe” political language to say it.  This thing on the right is a fetus, tissue. Nancy Pelosi commented on President Trump’s objection by saying, “It’s really quite a sad thing when you know that we’ll be talking about something that applies to the health and life — health and ability to have other children of women.”  Who’s health? Whose life are we talking about after the child is born?  It is the mockery of murder, the disease of abortion.  It no longer means anything to kill children right up to the birth canal because it is a political issue, not a moral one.  Not moral right, but “civil rights,” and those only of women, and those only who already hate, fear, or dread motherhood.

So Northam will go down for actually saying it, but through the charge of blackface.  Dreadful, isn’t it?  His “utter moral failure” is for wearing blackface, not for revealing the hidden language of abortion.  The nature of hatred for all Blacks in America has now been leveled against a host of Liberals because nobody wanted to say the truth is really that they just hate children before, during, and soon after birth.

One last comment: if killing babies isn’t hatred and violence, what is?

Giants In the Earth

Follow the money.” Corruption in our modern system means, simply enough, that tracing something to the source of dollars, or the source of financial influence, leads you to the legislation or court decision.  If you find the correct route, too often you find the “proper reason” for a shady act or opinion.  “Justice” has nothing to do with such acts.

They need not be inevitable.  The truth is, as a nation, we generally do not pay attention as the power of the Immortals rises and puts us out of business, pushes us away from life, and constrains our freedoms.  The pursuit of happiness becomes more difficult.

The Immortals are citizens who seldom die, speak with a chorus of ten thousand paychecks, and keep growing in power and might by the legislation of Congress and the approving decisions of the Supreme Court.  Giants in the Earth.

They arise from power, of course — yours and mine.  We have little choice. The Supreme Court granted it to them out of thin air.  Magic!  Divine Authority!  The powers of demons rolled up from the shards of the Civil War, dredged from the rivers of taxes, knocked down from the mountains of righteousness.  And we paid for it.

There is a sentence in Genesis that was translated, “There were giants in the earth in those days.”  A careful look tells us the word for Giants is nephalim.  Nephil means the Fallen.  The suffix -im is the Hebrew plural.  Many fallen men of renown, indeed.

Jefferson On the 14th Abusement

Thomas Jefferson had a lot to say about what the courts have done to the 14th Amendment, even though it was not written for a generation after his death.

As mentioned before in this series on the abuse of the 14th Amendment, our nation was not born in a vacuum, and the complete fall of East India Trading Co. was fresh on the minds of our free people.

“I hope we shall crush . . .  in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson, in the early years of the 19th Century.

Asked to speak for the grand 50th Anniversary celebration of the United States, Jefferson (now old and feeble) sent a brief message instead, acknowledging the wonder of 50 years, and July 4th being “the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God.”

This address to the people, and the warning to corporations, was abandoned by our courts.  Not all at once, of course, but since the huge (and actually nonexistent) loophole of the 14th Amendment, banks and big business are the “more equal” pigs of George Orwell’s book, 1984.

It happens when corporations ride and Congressional bureaucrats sell saddles.  Even then, Jefferson pushed to have corporations die within a reasonable lifetime.  The horror now is an eternal ruling class named Apple, JP Morgan Chase, Berkshire Hathaway, and Microsoft.

The original intent of the 14th Amendment was to resolve the financial debts of the Civil War and give the federal government power in respect to the rights of newly freed slaves.  Original intent, as originally conceived, is the normal and substantial opinion that “we meant what we said and wrote!”

The outrage against judicial corruption of our Constitution was already was clearly felt by Jefferson by 1819, when he wrote, “The Constitution is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and form into any shape they please.”

We can learn a lot from our Founders’ Wisdom regarding their specific meaning, what they intended for “Constitutional Law,” and the perverse Frankensteinian notion of a “living document.”  Maybe next.  I’m already quite sickened by the contempt of our courts.

 

What Process Truth

“We would never have known by what process truth is to be ascertained, if we had not previously ascertained many truths. . . Doubtless, the most effectual mode of showing how the sciences of Ethics and Politics may be constructed would be to construct them.”

 

Although the majority of the book is grindingly slow, somewhat like milling bones, John Stuart Mill’s A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive, Book V literally explodes with the wisdom of the first four books.

Creating a rationally ethical political system does not begin with a blank slate.  It is often argued (even by me) that our nation indeed tried “something new.” They did it, however, by carefully considering and applying the wisdom of a broken world against the cumulative success and brilliance of a shadowed past.

We do know the very best and most sublime government in the history of the world, and we can see how we abandoned it over time.  We can all see what a horrible mess it has become, and why.

It still exists, and no rational person can deny that the founders of America: the Great Experiment, knew by what process truth was to be obtained.  They constructed this nation on the highest ethics and politics ever conceived or implemented to create the envy of this world’s history.

It only stopped working because we let it.  We allowed the power, wealth, immorality, and greed that chewed up and swallowed every nation become the government of this one.

14th Amendment Outcomes, Illustrated

“Personal rights . . . are a species of rights of the most sacred kind.  [Anyone who would use his wealth] or presume upon the influence it would give him, to dispossess or rob another of his property or rights, uses that pecuniary property as he would use fire-arms, and merits to have it taken from him.” – Thomas Paine, 1795

Using money and its influence is now “business as usual” for most of our United States and State and local governments.  With sufficient wealth, you can buy low taxes and new assessments, accept stolen property, dispossess whole neighborhoods of their homes and small businesses, force code changes and escape regulations, compel your competitors out of business, and a great number of other abuses.

You can also purchase the right of Personhood for your corporation, creating a straw man cum scape goat for your personal and corporate evils.  It is very little wealth and a great deal of influence used to bury the rights of individuals with the shovel of willing government.

Outside of purely illegal miscarriages of absent justice without challenges, almost all of these pecuniary “rights” can be attributed to the 14th Amendment.  (Usually in conjunction with the commerce clause, but 500 words is the goal for article length.)  After one of the judicial horrors (Citizens United vs FEC, a case worthy of its own article and special attention for its convoluted and stupid reasoning at another time) Justice John Paul Stevens was so incensed by the 5-4 decision that he read part of his dissent from the bench to reprimand his fellow Justices.

Stevens declared from the bench that the inexcusable majority opinion in this case “threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. The path it has taken to reach its outcome will, I fear, do damage to this institution.” Our nation and government, he stated, “cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold.

Bought and sold indeed!  The most distressing and disgusting aspect of this case, though, has little to do with the decision itself. It was rejected by Stevens, but his dissent was joined only by Breyer, Ginsberg, and Sotomayor — the three most liberal partisans on the court and the most eager to kill the case.  Its support came from the Conservatives, though the case has the most un-conservative nonsense written into it.  It includes bench legislation, insufferable stupidity, ignorance of their own established law, and as much irrational and circular logic as any case in the history of the Court.

It also covered two sets of facts: one set offered in Court, the second argued only by the Justices in their decision (wrongly.)  It was such a bad decision that Chief Justice Roberts felt obliged to write a second opinion to defend the majority opinion and explain the bad reasoning.

Nobody, but nobody, argued for legitimate reasons, and the express constitutional justifications were utterly and inexcusably ignored in favor of further partisan perversion of our sacred document by a thoroughly corrupt court.

We have since lost Stevens, a great and honest man, impartial Juror, and perhaps the last truly fair and decent Justice who will ever serve on that now disgusting body of cheap legal opinion.  Much worse, however, is that his replacement was the partisan who argued badly for the losing side: Elena Kagan.

Corporations in America

This will be a supporting article for the 14th Amendment abuses. As it continues, the obvious need to “make it a book” becomes more apparent. What can happen, of course, is to publish a short list of supportive documents to start to tell the story, and maybe introduce some long-forgotten concepts of “good” that stand in the moral and legal forefront of our “old, dead, no longer relevant US Constitution.” The only thing really old or dead about it is our modern refusal to consider its wisdom or follow its precepts.

The concept of a corporation has changed considerably in America, but one can honestly say that we grew from mostly British corporations. The Virginia Colony, William Penn’s Pennsylvania, the Massachusetts Bay Colony, etc. were corporations. It can also be said that our founding as States or as the States United were essentially without corporations.

The first corporations in the USA were mostly banks, and infrastructure groups, set up by groups of citizens to build roads, bridges, waterways, etc. The corporations did things the States could not afford. They were given permission for specific goals, with strict time constraints, specific areas to address, and capitalization limits. It took a good deal of pressure to get permission for our early corporations because we knew how dangerous, powerful, and expensive corporations and corporate leadership could be. We knew their immoral capacity and even the evil outcomes of greed, carelessness, or circumstances.

You know when the bubble burst? One, then two, then handfuls of banks began collapsing, recession set in, mortgages collapsed, and the government had to step in and bail out “too big to fail” corporations? It cost the government all of that, more than 22% of the GDP, and it cost taxpayers 20% tax increases and more for decades.

No. Not the 2008 collapse in America. The 1772 collapse of the British East India Company in England. That was something that would never happen in America. It was fresh and clear in the minds of the colonists, and resulted in higher taxes on tea. (That part you know.) Our nation began with a clear understanding of that horror, the terrible destruction, and all the associated problems of giant, greedy corporations. Like government, corporations were a dangerous tool, and a fearful power.

In America, there was no lack of wisdom about what corporations were, or could be. It was obvious that they could be good or bad, and could do good or bad, and have good or bad character that might change radically with every shift in controlling interests.

That is where the limited idea of “personhood” originated. It was an exclusively legal title, exercised only in courts of law, and only for liability issues. It prevented a corporation from claiming that directors had changed since the crime was committed, for instance, and therefore was no longer responsible. There was no political, social, or moral right whatever. It was, to be very clear, a “dead personhood,” never even remotely available to lobby or directly influence elections. Nor, in those early days, was there much need for such things, because America itself would never stand for it.

The Progress of Kavanaugh

The abuse by Democrats continues.  It was never enough to drag a good judge behind their wagon.  Rational people forget that the flag of Democrats flies against all things traditional, reasonable, rational, and Constitutional.  Democrats in the real world seldom recognize what their Party does, simply being swept along by the current of “change” against the “Party of hate.”

Is change itself bad?  Of course not, but change by itself is terrible.

Change has a wonderful history.  Used as a means to a better society it can bring many joyful improvements, but change is a dreadful goal all by itself.  The Democrats of today use “change” as an end rather than a means.  You can see that ambition in titles of Democrat organizations:  Move On, Our Revolution, and Swing Left, for instance, large Socialist organizations, representing actions without goals.  Even “Progressive” means nothing but motion without a destination.

The progress of Progressives is change.  Sometimes they acknowledge that their Revolution is an effort to alter every institution, standard, ideal, foundation and tradition of Western society, but they are hard pressed to explain why.  “Change is inevitable,” they say, “change is good.  We need to change.”  If pushed harder, they list problems. “Change is important because violence, rape, theft, murder, exclusivity, racism, sexism, capitalism, colonialism, imperialism, corporatism, fascism, oppression, suppression and Trump are bad!

The Kavanaugh nomination was going handsomely.  No problems.  So Democrats took a play from their history: an unsubstantiated sex abuse claim.  How can anybody say that sex abuse is good, after all?  To the new testament of Progressives, an accusation could damn him.  After all, how can anyone dismiss such a sexist, violent charge?  It should not matter if he actually did it or not, because we need change — we need to honor Blasey-Ford for coming forward!

To Progressives, you see, the charge is really sufficient.  It really has no bearing whether Kavanaugh did anything, because he represents all the bad in stable, conventional society.  His personal guilt has nothing to do with it.  Men are evil.  Especially Republican men, because they are all patriarchal and hateful.  Guilt by much more than association.  He is, after all, one of them.  So the Progressive thinking goes.  If he has been accused, there is simply no way he can really be innocent, because it is men who rape and savage women, and he’s a man.  An Accused man.

Add to the Progressive mindset a short list of new “movements,” arrayed to unseat Trump, impeach and/or murder Kavanaugh and Rand Paul, and bring about “change,” including Antifa mobs (of course there are one or two bad apples, but mostly they’re caring kids.) CNN running segments on Trump’s penis, 92% negative coverage for the President, and comparing Kavanaugh to Apartheid.  It keeps getting more Progressive.  Yet it’s done to oppose hate.

Naturally.  After all, only hateful people are accused of rape.  Except Bill Clinton, Gerry Studds, Gary Hart, Ted Kennedy, Gary Condit, Al Franken, John Conyers, Eliot Spitzer, and the Weiner, to name a few, but most of those were just part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, and what difference does it make now?

What will we see next?  It’s happening.  Now.  All around us.  And they call it Progress.