The truth is self-evident. Our Founding principles call for the abolition of all barriers to equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These ideals are the guiding stars we follow on our collective journey into the future. No mere written words, or laws passed, can ever eclipse what people hold in their heart & mind. But they can proudly show us what ought to be there if we can overcome our selfish nature and find within ourselves the strength of character to make it so.
Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
Although progress towards these sacred ideals has never stopped, our journey is far from complete. The Founders clearly marked the starting point, even as they themselves stumbled on the path. We must continually diminish the evils we suffer until we right ourselves.
Although deeply flawed themselves, our Founders aspired to be something more. We also must mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our fortunes, and our sacred Honor in the pursuit of the dream that can come true – Equality.
Speaking of totally misleading…
Tom Paine wrote The Rights of Man, the most influential book of the American Revolution.
He was banned in Britain for his far-left [Jacobite!] views such as free higher education for the poor, government sponsored pensions for those 50 &over, 95% taxation on personal income over $4 million, the rights of citizens to petition their government, the rights of citizens to peaceable assemble, uncensored free speech — and much more that is still considered heresy by right-wingers.
In short, to truthfully be a Tom Paine fan is to be a confirmed leftist.
Ex-presidents go on to live the most interesting lives. Should he be the loser come November 3rd, Mr. Trump’s remaining years will be agony for him.
“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming.” — A. Lincoln
Angry Millionaire couple Karen & Ken stand their ground as peaceful protesters walk by in the street — or
— 2nd Amendment meets 1st Amendment with plenty of live ammunition:
Showing a Noose around Mr. Biden’s Neck – For Any Reason
Radical Right-Wing Snipers in Our Streets
120 Thousand Dead Americans With No Idea What to Do About It
Covid Vaccine Soon Promises — When There May be No Vaccine Possible Ever
Federal Government Support of Covid Testing Ends
Trillions of Tax $ Given Free to Highly Profitable Big Businesses
Tens of Millions Permanently Laid Off
Extended Unemployment Insurance Cancelled
Unstable Stock Market Going Up & Down & Down Like a Yo-Yo
Tear Gas and Troops Used on American 1st Amendment Citizens
Environmental Protection, Health, and Safety, Laws Trashed
Americans Banned From European & Other Countries
Billions of Tax $ Stolen From U.S. Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard Used for Worthless Wet Paper Bag Wall
North Korea – We Lose
Iran – We Lose
Syria — We Lose
Afghanistan – We Lose
Venezuela – We Lose
Mexico – We Lose
Philippines – We Lose
China – We Lose
Russia – We Lose
Fear, Hatred, Division, Unchecked Disease, Incompetence, and 20 Thousand Lies
KEEP AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
TRUMP! FOR PRESIDENT 2020! [what have we got to lose?]
Bravo! That’s what we are all about. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Hawk Newsome, the president of Greater New York Black Lives Matter did say “If this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it. All right? And I could be speaking figuratively. I could be speaking literally. It’s a matter of interpretation…”
And I say it’s about time someone said it.
The current policing ‘system’ for American citizens — most particularly black citizens – requires that we put up with brutal abuse and death from the very hands that were raised in oath to serve & protect us.
What We the People want is for the police to stop murdering black people. No one would dream of meekly surrendering American lives – endlessly — without doing something about it if the murderers were part of a terrorist system or a foreign country’s system. We would put a stop to it one way or another.
Personally, I could never respect someone who shrugged and said ‘yeah, they are killing us and are gonna go on killing us, but I’m not gonna do anything to try and stop it’, any more than I could respect someone who called for violence for anything less than self-preservation. Totally reform the policing ‘system’ and the need for people to violently defend themselves from it will cease.
What would you do? Some Americans, at least, will not be sheep to the slaughter.
Trump ain’t the only one losing it this week…
Ramirez ‘toons this week:
• U.S. Supreme Court chief justice portrayed as a criminal
• Comparing American citizens to ISIS and Taliban terrorists
• Gloating that more private citizens are murdered by their neighbors than by police
• Compared a Founding Father with confederate traitors
• Sweeping police reform bill passed by Democrats shown as stopping reform
• Pushes Q-anon conspiracy theory that verifiable vote-by-mail is actually dead people
nothing else to see in America this week — and off he goes to the next…
No matter who you are, you have to admit that he sure does dumb things sometimes. How could any reasonably conscious person not know that the President of the United States will be filmed in public? So his “rally” was a bust and he’s feeling low, and now he comes hang dawg back to Washington and lets the whole world see him slouching by — in an election year. Dumb.
Politics aside, we really can’t have dumb presidents — even if they are tricky enough to fool some of the people some of the time.