Campaign Slogans: Please Pay Attention
Vaccines. Are they really a political platform? Remember the old days when politicians would talk about improving the education system, improving the economy, and deregulating unnecessary bureaucracies? Now there is actual talk, not just about vaccines but health passports that run off of a social credit score. What is really going on here?
In 2020, the world witnessed the most controversial election in history. In that race, one of the things that was discussed ad nauseum was vaccines – who was going to produce them better and faster. But did anyone notice the platform, the actual physical platform on which the candidates were standing? One of the candidates consistently had a campaign slogan printed on the front of the podium. Anyone see it? The democrat candidate had the words Build Back Better. That was the first platform slogan. What is Build Back Better? It is an actual downloadable pamphlet. That’s right. It’s right out there on the internet for anyone to download and read. Did anyone even bother to read it?
This pamphlet was not produced by the US or the DNC. It is a UN pamphlet for “sustainable development.” In it, there is reference to the “Great Reset,” and it is directly linked to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) plan to lead us to something called Agenda 2030. Did anyone read those either? Please note that these plans have been in the democrat playbook for some time now. Did voters bother to research the platform? Are they aware that part of this plan is that, in the words of Klaus Schwab, head of the WEF, “you will own nothing and be happy," among other things such as relocating everyone into condensed smart cities and creating an inventory of every item on the planet, including people? Most long-term registered democrats have no idea about any of this. They simply voted against the "other guy."
As voters started catching onto this plan of 6uild 6ack 6etter, the democrats quickly changed their slogan. Now they went with something that wouldn’t show up in a google search but tried to convey the same meaning of 6uild 6ack 6etter. It was called “Rebuild Right. That slogan didn’t last long. They probably realized that this could be interpreted as building up the right (i.e. the Republican Party), so they switched that one out quickly.
Now they had to get a new sign for the front of their candidate’s podium. What did they pick? It was even stranger than the first two. If you look up old footage or images of the 2020 campaign you will find it. Clearly printed, right there in blue and white (the UN colors), it says: "Battle for the Soul of the Nation." Yes. You read that right. BATTLE FOR THE SOUL.
What? Pretty strange for a political party to say that they want your SOUL, isn’t it? Sounds fairly religious, possibly even satanic. Why would he say he wants our souls? Sounds fairly luciferin, and what does any of this have to do with politics, one might ask.
While running, the candidate actually said that “you have to vote for me to find out what I stand for.” Absurd. We have to vote and then find out what you want to do? Regardless of the absurdity of that comment and leaving much of the plan in the dark, he did say a few things he stands for on his podium. One is 6uild 6ack 6etter. Another is vaccines. Finally, he declared he wants to do battle for our souls. Reading the Constitution of the United States of America, it says nothing about following a UN agenda, vaccinating the population, or doing battle to win over people’s souls. Who says such things? But there it is in UN blue and white.
Election drama aside, one thing that most voters could agree on is that politicians are not to be trusted. If history has proven one thing, it has proven that power, unchecked, corrupts. Power is not to be trusted, and it has always been so, going back to the Romans, before that to the Egyptians, even further back to the ancient dynasties, and even further to whoever else was in charge and thought himself better than his brother.
This is why, in a Constitutional Republic, power is balanced between the people, the legislature, the judiciary, and the executive branch. The “president” does not get to run the show, contrary to popular opinion that the president is the “highest office in the land.” Please read the Constitution if you believe this. The only real “power” granted was a veto. It certainly does not grant power over a nation’s soul! Who ever heard of such a thing? In fact, it is surprising that people didn’t run the candidate off the stage with pitchforks and spears with such a declaration.
But instead of rejecting the idea as repulsive or dismissing it as a mistake, let us take it for face value. What did this candidate mean when he clearly stated over and over again on his platform that he was doing battle for our souls?
To find the answer to this, you must know a bit about Agenda 2030 and the UN plan to inventory every item on the planet so that it can be moved about, including human beings. If you think this is an exaggeration, please pick up your copy of this document as soon as possible and read it; or listen to what is being said at Davos and the WEF. In other words, in the words Q: WAKE UP!
Why mandatory vaccines? Why a health passport and social credit score? Well, it’s all part of the DNC agenda, which is the UN agenda, which is the Gates Foundation agenda, which is the WEF agenda, which is the Paris Climate agenda, which is the (not so) Great Reset agenda, which is the Event 201 agenda, which is the Club of Rome agenda. If you don’t see this, you haven’t looked very far, and I urge you to do more research into any one of these subjects. It is not necessary to research them all. Just research one, and you will see the connections. What’s more, you will see that the draconian lockdowns had to happen, as well as the dramatization of the disease. They needed to have an event so devastating as to justify the pre-written agenda. Look at the date that Agenda 21 was written, and you will see how far back this plan actually goes. It will also be obvious that candidates who support this plan and who are literally “bought into it,” do not follow the US Constitution but instead, the UN Constitution. Didn’t know there was a UN Constitution? Well, it’s all there in black and white which is why the first thing after the election was to put the US right back into the UN, the Paris Agreement, and the WEF.
It is all connected. It is not one candidate seeking political office in defense of the Constitution of the United States of America, freedom, justice, and the American way. Hardly.
To implement this plan and to inventory every item on the planet, including people, you need a bar code. How do you bar code nine billion people? Well, it’s quite simple. You vaccinate them.
To read more about vaccine nanotechnology, click here.
Do you see the connection yet? Why was the platform: vaccinate and lockdown? Why is Gates in IT and vaccines? Why are they pushing the idea of a health passport? Does anyone realize how much money is in the vaccine, the software, and the hardware for contact tracing?
If we follow the US Constitution, the idea that a citizen must prove their physical condition like a cattle to their master in order to move about on the planet on which they were placed by their Creator, is not just preposterous, it is tyrannical and amoral. Since when did the American people become the property of the government verus the government being held accountable by the people? The very idea of this is counter to the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States of America. The very idea goes against the fundamental principles of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Now government determines our quality of life, grants our liberty, and negotiates our level of happiness based on us proving that we have had the jab? Has the world gone completely mad? Who would construct such tyranny but those who crave power and control?
Politicians are now so bold as to tell the people who pay their salary what is and is not essential business. Does anyone realize that CISA, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency division of Homeland Security was the agency that published the diagram of what is and is not essential business? Why is a cyber security agency telling the American people what is and is not essential for their livelihood? Kind of strange, is it not? Many people are probably under the impression that CISA is there to protect government computers from cyber-attacks, so why are they telling citizens what kind of jobs they can and cannot have or whether they can go to work or not? If this isn’t a red flag pointing to government over-reach, what is?
The citizens who drafted the Constitution of the United States of America would not be pleased. If a business helps you earn a living so you can feed your family and pay bills (and the government taxes by the way!) it is essential. Period. End of discussion. Who is the government to dictate to the people when, how, and if they can work? Who are they to tell people where they can go, who they can see, how they can assemble, and how they do or do not take care of their health? Sounds unconstitutional? Sounds tyrannical? Well, it is, and it is what every oppressive regime has done to people throughout history. Just pick up any volume of history, and you will see that this is how it all starts. Call it communism, socialism, totalitarianism, fascism, or any other ism you like. It all boils down to the same thing: government oppressing the people "for their own good."
And this is not just the US. It's spreading like a cancer all over the world. Why? Because the UN pamphlet on sustainability (aka Agenda 2030) views us – the people of the world - as cattle. If you are a student of etymology, the history of words, you know that the word "vaccine" comes from the word "vacca." Vacca means cattle. Furthermore, when you talk about “herd immunity,” you are literally referencing the “herd.” In other words, talking about herd immunity in the human population implies you view them as a herd or a mass, as in a herd of cattle. Look even further, and you realize that vaccines were developed, not for people, but for livestock. Herd immunity literally measures the level of immunity of your herd (i.e. the herd of cattle) that you own. To now say that our government is there to measure the level of immunity among its citizens is to degrade the human being to that of a cattle. To require a passport and health credit score in order to move about the planet literally degrades the human being to nothing better than that of a livestock or a cattle, and this is the perspective of those in supposed “leadership” positions, that they view us as the “mass” or the “herd.” Are you awake yet?
It begs the question whether diseases are being intentionally released in order to fulfill this agenda, an agenda which seeks to brand, trap, track, control. Suspicion arises when those in power start talking about “the next one.” Look into the US lead virologist’s wiki page, and you see that he was put in charge of bioweapons after 9-11. It’s all there to research.
Now elected officials across political divides want to destroy the first two amendments. Religion. Speech. Assembly. Petition. Arms. Because if the people have these, then WE THE PEOPLE have the rights to control our own destiny. If we have these, we are not cattle. We are not a herd. We are not a mass. When we have these, we become individuals, a free people, a people sent here by our Creator, a people with a SOUL. Oh yes. A SOUL.
Who are these pushing for control over the citizens? They are easy to find. Just look at those espousing socialism and communism, those who, through their actions, develop ordinances that directly oppose the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Bill of Rights (deemed the highest LAW OF THE LAND).
Vaccines? Masks? Health Passports? Social Credit Scores? Now do you understand the 6uild 6ack 6etter plan? Agenda 2030? Battle for the Soul? Have you been awakened to the words that were right there in UN blue and white on the podium? Make no mistake. It is a battle between our government viewing us as a mass, a herd, a population to be inventoried and controlled and a battle of free, sovereign, and liberated people. In other words, this is a battle between good and evil.
Does evil (degrading people to the level of swine and cows) win? Only if the good citizens of the world do nothing. Only if we the people consent to abandoning the Constitution and allow the government to impose UN cattle restrictions. This is not so much who you voted for. It is more about whether you believe that WE ARE ENDOWED BY OUR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN INALIENABLE RIGHTS, RIGHTS GUARANTEED UNDER THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE BILL OF RIGHTS, AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
What can be done to counter an inhumane amoral agenda? Assert your basic human rights for one, and realize that there is a far better way to reach environmental balance than the (not so) Great Reset. How? I have proven it in "Greatest Moment." Realize that there is a better way to live than surrendering your rights, your faith, and your soul to a government that may not have your best interest at the center of its agenda. How? I have proven it in "Midnight Train." But if you don’t read these, then any basic history book will do, particularly the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.
The truth is, the only person who can take away your God-given rights is you. And a caution about turning on your neighbor and treading on their rights. If you want to wear a hazmat suit, lock yourself indoors, stop going to church, live an agoraphobic life, you are welcome to do so, but as the old saying goes “DON’T TREAD ON ME.” Do you consent, or do you stand up for yourself and assert your God-given right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness? Do you assert your right to religion, assembly, speech, press, petition, and arms, or do you surrender them all for the illusion of safety under the will and agenda of your Governor?
As you research these topics, there are a few initial links below for convenience. (Please note they were working at the time they were inserted, so if they are not working now, freedom of the press has been compromised). Please conduct your own independent research on these topics, including researching who owns your new source. Please realize that almost every mainstream media company is owned by the very people who are promoting this agenda. Please discuss this information before we lose our Constitutional Republic to those with a hidden agenda. Please do some critical thinking on these topics. The time is NOW!
A final question for consideration: do we allow the UN to put its big boot on our throats and treat us like a herd, a a cattle, a mass that needs to be controlled, vaccinated, tracked, and inventoried . . . . or do we live as a free people, do we live as sovereign souls bestowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, a group of citizens working in unity with liberty and justice for all, a people driven by the principles of freedom and democracy as per the Constitution of the United States of America?
the following image clearly shows where the local ordinances of your governor and mayor rank. do you uphold your constitutional rights or surrender them to the "edicts" of someone else's agenda? you be the judge.
You Are The Thing
Years ago I heard a new term: IoT. Being interested in IT, I thought it sounded great. It was an abbreviation for the Internet of Things. The concept seems complex, but it's actually very simple. You take things and you make them work on the internet. In this way, your refrigerator, the lights in your house, your plumbing, and even your thermostat could be hooked up to a network (hardwired or wireless) to send and receive data. It sounded great! You could have your oven start at a certain time, monitor a home delivery for an important package, or see what your favorite pet was doing throughout the day. It seemed like the modern break through we were all looking for, and the applications were virtually limitless.
The more I researched it, the more interesting it became. Yes. The Internet of Things sounded great. There seemed to be an endless number of applications for this wonderful technology, and I thought it was the best invention of the century . . . until recently.
Being an occasional internet warrior, I started hearing about another technology, something called "vaccine nanotechnology." What the heck is that? I pondered and researched for a long time, and then I realized it is just what it says it is. It's a vaccine that delivers nanotechnology. Like IoT, this too is a pretty simple concept once you understand what a vaccine is and once you understand what nanotechnology is.
The concept of a vaccine is basically that you take a killed form of a virus. You then inject yourself with it (hopefully with your consent and free will!) in order to stimulate your body to develop anti-bodies that can fight the real virus if and when you get it. The idea is that some viruses are so terrible, you never want to get the actual virus, so you vaccinate yourself to build up your immunity in advance. Sounds great. Few people want to get polio or small pox, so it's reassuring to know that a vaccine is available. Like these, some viruses are so terrible that vaccines are warranted in certain instances. Not all viruses have vaccines for them, but if the disease is terrible enough, the person consents to the vaccine, and a vaccine is available, it might make sense.
Well then, what is nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is basically very small tech. It is microchips that are so small that they can fit nearly anywhere, including inside a vaccine. These microchips can can send and receive signals. You can basically program them to perform any number of functions. Because they work with wifi, you can send signals to the microchips and receive signals from the microchips without any awareness at all on the part of the host via your basic wifi signal (like the 5G network that is coming to a metropolitan city near you!).
Vaccine nanotechnology, therefore, is just what it says. It is tiny (nano) microchips (technology) that are injected into the human body.
Now, one wonders why one would want to voluntarily inject artificial technology into the human body? What exactly would you be sending and receiving? What exactly is the application?
I researched this, and many patents already exist for this. In fact, these have been around for years, though not widely publicized. One application is located in public patent number US9539201B2. An illustration of US9539201B2 is found above. It demonstrates an immune response before and after nanotechnology has been injected via vaccine. The first image shows the cell in its natural state. The second image (scrambled beyond all reckoning) shows a cell after nanotechnology has intercepted its function. The idea is that science will basically reprogram your body without your knowledge or consent. The idea is that science could basically force your immune system to behave differently, and you would never be the wiser.
Other applications include using your body to actually send and receive bank payments. Sounds crazy, but it's true. A company called Trust Stamp has apparently been doing this for years.
Click here for Trust Stamp and their pilot program in Africa where they have partnered with Microsoft and the Gates Foundation to vaccinate children for banking purposes.
IoT and Vaccine Nanotechnology might seem new, but they are not. They just haven't been widely communicated to the general public. The truth is the technology is in circulation while the communication about it has been severely lacking. The question we now need to ask ourselves fairly quickly with the advent of the SARS-COV-19-2 vaccine is this: "Do I want to be the 'thing'?"
The following article reveals some surprising facts about current research into the uses of biometric data, and the implications are staggering:
BIOMETRIC DIGITAL PAYMENT SYSTEM
Please take a moment to truly ponder this question: Do I want to be the thing on the internet of things?
Will I consent to a vaccine? When this is released, will I even have the right to consent? Do I want to be programmed against my will? Do I want to receive a vaccine if I do not know what is in it? Do I want to allow myself to be vaccinated if I am not told how it will be used and/or by whom it will be used? Can I be hacked if I am a device on a network, just like other devices on networks can be hacked? Even if I am told upfront how it will be used and who will have access, how do I know these things will not change over time, just as the privacy notices on my internet accounts change monthly against my will? Could I be programmed to do something against my will or better judgement? Do I want to know who will receive and send data to and from my physical person? Do I want to have my immune system and other physiology compromised and intercepted by outside forces? Do I want to be a transmitter and receiver of data on a wifi network?
At the same time, we should be asking important questions about personal ethics. Does this go against my religious beliefs? Do I want to remain a free and sovereign human soul with certain inalienable rights? Who owns the vaccine and the technology? Does this make me a slave of a government, a corporation, or an outside entity? Could they embed a serial number in me and eliminate all of my personal privacy? Could someone program me to behave in a way that is counter to my beliefs, my faith, and my religion? Does such a vaccine go against my religion and my first amendment rights? If I consent, will I still be a free and sovereign soul with certain inalienable rights granted by God?
These are moral questions we should each be asking ourselves as mention of a vaccine starts to surface. Such a vaccine will inevitably encroach upon our personal freedoms and moral liberties. Do we want to be in the world of "things" just as our refrigerators, blenders, lights, and garage doors? Decide carefully because, like all vaccines, once vaccinated, there is no going back. There is no "undo" button in the world of vaccine nanotechnology.
PETITION FOR REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES
SUBMITTED BY THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive Branches of Local, State, and Federal Government:
WE, the people of the United States of America, demand justice. It has come to our attention that Mr. Mark McCloskey and Mrs. Peggy McCloskey, an ordinary couple currently residing in the city of St. Louis are being persecuted by the local city government without just cause and without due process of law.
According to the Constitution of the United States of America, the American people have the right to petition for a redress of grievances, and WE, the people are petitioning on behalf of this couple regardless of borders, for our Constitution protects the rights and liberties of all people under the flag and Constitution of these United States of America.
We would like to remind all levels of government from municipal to state to federal that the McCloskeys had every right to stand on their own personal property which they purchased with their own hard work, sweat, time, and money. We would like to remind all levels of government that the couple had every right to hold in their hands legal property which they purchased with their own hard work, sweat, time, and money. We would like to remind all levels of government that the couple had every right to speak and utter words as granted by their right as free and sovereign human beings living on American soil. Furthermore, we would like to remind all levels of government that the couple had every right to take immediate action forthwith to protect their persons and their property in the event of criminal action as protected under the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America as well as the Castle Law Doctrine of Missouri.
We do not take lightly the government’s persecution and harassment of innocent citizens lightly, and we will now cite in detail every incident in which the government has overstepped its bounds to violate our most sacred rights as Americans living under our nation’s flag:
1.) Congress shall make no law . . . Abridging the freedom of speech (First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America). The government shall immediately cease and desist from persecuting and harassing this innocent couple for words uttered while standing within the borders of the United States of America, much less on the property of their own home.
2.) . . . The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed (Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America). The government shall immediately cease and desist from persecuting and harassing this innocent couple for keeping and bearing arms. Furthermore, the couple shall not be questioned as to their reason for HOLDING private property while standing on the property of their own private residence.
3.) We would further like to remind the government that no crime was committed. The property was not discharged. No bullet - or even grain of sand - was released from the gun whether by accident or intention. No person was injured. Not so much as a hair was plucked from a single head. No action was taken of a violent nature. Since owning a gun is legal, any attempt to persecute this couple for such ownership shall be construed as a direct attack by the government on the Constitution of the United States of America and on the civil rights and liberties of all citizens of the United States of America.
4.) 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 (Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America). Under this article, we demand that Kimberly Gardner, a civil servant who swore an oath to protect and serve the Constitution and the Bill of Rights of the United States of America, be immediately removed from office and be required to personally pay from her own personal bank account all court costs for the McCloskeys which have resulted from her failure to uphold her sworn oath. Evidence shows that she personally, directly, and knowingly gave an order to have municipal law enforcement remove the personal property belonging to the McCloskeys, not only without any search warrant having been issued as described in Amendment Four, but without so much as any crime or suspicion of crime having been committed. Not so much as a grain of sand was dislodged by the innocent couple. As such, this personal attack on the McCloskeys represents a personal attack on the property of every United States citizen, and we, the people, demand justice through the removal of Kimberly Gardner from office and through a personal reimbursement by Kimberly Gardner for court expenses which would otherwise be paid for inappropriately through tax dollars. We will not abide by supporting such tyranny and inappropriate use of tax monies to pay the corrupt and persecute the innocent.
5.) . . . Nor shall (any person) be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation (Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America). It is a an egregious affront to all citizens that the McCloskeys are being asked to answer to a Grand Jury when no crime was committed. Not so much as a grain of sand was tossed at a bystander, and, as such, any criminal persecution of the innocent will be construed as a tyrannical act of the government and as an affront to the United States citizenry at large. Furthermore, no monies were offered by Kimberly Gardner in exchange for the couple’s property. Therefore, the citizens demand that Kimberly Gardner be required to pay from her personal coffers a just rental as monetary payment in exchange for the time she has retained the couple’s personal property, the value of which is to be set by the McCloskeys, and furthermore demand that she immediately return said property to their possession immediately as is their legal right to own and bear.
6.) It shall be noted that the Castle Law Doctrine of the State of Missouri allows citizens to protect their person and their property. We would like to remind all levels of government, from local to state to federal that the McCloskeys did not fire a weapon and furthermore that not a single person or bystander was injured, but that, had such an incident been warranted by the actions of an angry mob who was threatening the couple with murder and violence and vandalism, they would have been in their proper right to defend themselves on the soil of the great state of Missouri as free and sovereign souls, as well as written and specifically granted under Missouri’s Castle Law Doctrine.
Should the judicial branch, the legislative branch, or the executive branch of government require a reminder of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, and Castle Law Doctrines of our great nation, WE THE PEOPLE ask you to kindly reference all of the copies of these governing documents which have been paid for throughout the history of our country by, not only the tax dollars of hard working American citizens but also by the blood of the patriots who have fought and died to preserve the principles of our country. We do not take these matter lightly, and we remind all civil servants of their oaths and the money that citizens pay to fund their salaries.
We furthermore submit graphic evidence which demonstrates the governing order of law in our nation as a reminder to all civil servants of the United States of America of the priority of law in our country.
It is an insult to every American regardless of color, creed, gender, age, occupation, race, national origin, and every other demographic that the McCloskeys have been treated in this manner. The disregard that has been shown for the rights of the McCloskeys, and, by extension, every American living on American soil must be remedied with immediate effect, and Kimberly Gardner must pay for her actions and her breach of oath. We will not abide by these injustices, and we seek immediate remediation for these actions.
To summarize, we require the following as per the CONSTITUTION, BILL OF RIGHTS, AND MISSOURI CASTLE LAW DOCTRINE:
* All contrived charges of any nature against the McCloskeys will be immediately dropped and no further action taken to persecute and harass these innocent citizens
* Kimberly Gardner will submit monetary compensation from her own personal bank account to the McCloskeys in the form of a rental payment for the period of time she retained their personal property at a value set by the McCloskeys
* Kimberly Gardner will immediately recuse herself from her office for failure to uphold her sworn oath to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights
* Kimberly Gardner will immediately return all illegally seized and unjustly confiscated personal property to the McCloskeys as no crime was committed and no warrant obtained
* Kimberly Gardner will personally pay the court expenses for the McCloskeys and any associated pain and suffering for putting them in a legal proceeding without any crime having been committed
* The McCloskeys will no longer be harassed or persecuted or put in a position of having to defend their actions by any branch of United States government since the couple was within their legal right under the Constitution and Bill of Rights of the United States of America
* Furthermore, since no weapon of any type was discharged with no crime of any nature having been committed, the couple will no longer be asked or required to respond in any way regarding their actions pertaining to this matter by any person at any level of government or law enforcement.
WE, THE PEOPLE FURTHER ASK THAT THE GOVERNMENT TAKE A MOMENT TO SELF-REFLECT ON THE WORDS OF DANIEL WEBSTER: “I shall exert every faculty I possess in aiding to prevent the Constitution from being nullified, destroyed, or impaired; and, even though I should see it fall, I will still, with a voice feeble, perhaps, but earnest as ever issued from human lips, and with fidelity and zeal which nothing shall extinguish, call on the PEOPLE to come to its rescue.
WE THE PEOPLE STAND WITH THE MCCLOSKEYS, and, as those having taken a sworn oath to uphold the CONSTITUTION AND BILL OF RIGHTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, remind you to do so as well or immediately recuse yourself from your respective offices for treason.
Thus the people have spoken and so it is.
THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The Making of a Limited Edition
When we say these books are hand crafted, we mean it.
In the early days of book publishing, printing was a very manual task done by hand. The word "typesetting" came from the physical act of setting down type by hand. Page layout meant just that, laying out the page in block form using a frame as a guide so that it corresponded to the measurement of the page. Changing fonts literally meant physically changing out the type blocks, or, in more recent times, the font wheel. The paper needed to be loaded into the press, and the printing press quite literally did that: it pressed the ink onto the paper. Later, the process was changed so that metal plates were used for a process called offset printing. This process required the production of negatives which were touched-up by hand to ensure quality before being reproduced onto metal plates that were loaded into the press. The plates absorbed the ink and then transferred the ink onto the paper. Color runs took multiple trips through the press. The process was labor intensive and costly, but it produced books of exceptional quality and style.
If you have ever perused a used book store, you will see the difference between the books produced in the early to mid twentieth century and the books of today. They are heavier, and the binding is often stitched by hand. The paper is heavier, and the covers are cloth.
The hard cover version of "Midnight Train" was produced by hand, not by the print-on-demand processes used today by wholesale distributors. The hard covers are individually numbered and signed. This way the reader truly receives something unique. Just as a painter individually numbers their prints, these books have been crafted with the same care that went into book making in the early days of the printing press. This print run will not be reproduced, and the color, gold foil, and graphic cover are unique even among high quality books from the last century.
The Limited Edition is produced in St. Louis, Missouri and was handcrafted by the book's main character in his own independently operated printing company. Books like this are rare, particularly hard bound color editions. With the personalized inscription, unique ISBN, and individual serial number, these books are one-of-a-kind.
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My father grew up under communism. He escaped his country with no money and didn’t speak a word of English. Yet he came to this country seeking a better way of life. Can you even imagine the injustice he must have experienced in order to even consider taking such drastic measures? I think about his story. I wrote it so that all people could remember and learn from the past so as not to repeat our troubled history, and yet I see the very things he lived through taking place in the United States of America, a country which is supposed to be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. Is it? I am starting to wonder.
There is a pandemic, and the implications of this have been used in order to justify exceptions, exceptions, which I am sad to report, have nothing at all to do with taking precautions to stop the spread of the illness but rather only to curtail the freedom of citizens.
To provide some historic context, pandemics did not just emerge as a twenty first century phenomena. They have been around since people have populated the planet. A few of the more commonly known are: polio, small pox, bubonic plague, leprosy, H1N1, the first go with SARS Covid 19, Ebola, AIDS, Spanish flu, tuberculosis, and cholera. If you are a student of history, you know that the death rates for many these viruses far exceed the current death rate from the second round of SARS Covid 19, the one loosely termed the coronavirus.
Pandemics are nothing new, but what is new is the way this one is being approached, not by the medical field but by people in elected positions who have sworn an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States and the rights of the citizens.
Communists have a tactic, and it is worth noting that the first thing they do is remove local municipal law enforcement (i.e. “defund police” just as Seattle is doing at this very moment). They close churches and places of worship (just as the current Governor of California has mandated). They silence and persecute intellectuals (just as many scientists and doctors are being persecuted for presenting evidence that goes against the group think which is being delivered by government agencies such as the CDC). They ask you to spy on your neighbor because that is what a “good citizen” does (just like some cities have set up systems to report people who are in violation of ordinances). They ban books (just as historical books are being banned from libraries and schools). They erase the historic names of places and monuments (just as we are seeing across the country even with those who are immortalized because they were great leaders that pushed for positive change and freedom, perhaps especially around those who pushed for positive change and freedom because that type of individualism runs counter to group think and the communist ideology, i.e. “everybody equal”).
Under communism, people start to slowly shift their belief in God and free thought for group think and belief in science and system. The individual is objectified as nothing more than a data point or a serial number. You are inventoried, and you are tracked. This is all done in the name of the “greater good.” (Just as the lead virologist at the CDC is talking, not about a cure but about donated samples, mandatory vaccines, and contact tracing).
A kind of group messaging (what we call propaganda) is constantly reinforced in order to change your thought process. You are programmed through programming. In my dad’s case, they didn’t have television at the time, so they broadcast this over loud speakers. This was 1950’s style communism. Today it’s done through multiple mass media and social media outlets.
The implications for the individual human are incredible, much less the implications for business. Read my dad’s story, and you will see how small businesses evaporated into a production system of drones where the people at the top flourished from the sweat and blood of the nameless masses. Communists hate small business. Small business is the mark of the individual. It is an affront to the collectivist, and so the communist must destroy it.
The communists are all too eager to have you do things from which they exempt themselves. This is the true meaning of the word entitlement. It’s a “do as I say, not as I do” mentality, one that benefits the person in charge at the peril of those without power.
I don’t know the exact moment this started in the United States, but the first clear sign to me was the closing of all of the churches in March which happened all at the same time. When the church closes, look out. Look out especially when every church closes at the same time across an entire country! Even if you are non-religious, look out. This is a clear sign that the government is usurping the will of the people. There is a reason the founders of the US listed freedom of religion as the first bullet point under the first amendment. When there is a pandemic, the church is the first place I would want to go. In fact, even if this virus were lethal to the point of only a .00001% chance of survival, and especially then, the church would be the first place I would seek refuge. But they closed them, and no one even raised an eyebrow. Interesting . . .
Another right listed first in the amendments is freedom of peaceful assembly. Here too, people were “not allowed” to gather in groups of ten or more. “Not allowed.” I find that interesting. The Bill of Rights allows it. The Bill of Rights is very clear, yet politicians said not to, and people were compliant in surrendering the right even though the limitation of the government’s power is clearly written for all. Also interesting . . .
Then there was a group of rioters who swarmed around cities without obeying laws, much less ordinances, and even went so far to commit acts of murder, vandalism, theft, brutality, assault, impediment of public facilities such as fire trucks, and any manner of indecent criminal behavior without so much as a reprimand much less a prison sentence that they rightly deserved, and people still did not advocate their own right to freedom of assembly. More interesting yet . . .
Freedom of speech? Well, the Governor of California recently “banned” singing in public. Please read my dad’s book on this one. There is a great passage about singing. The communists hate singing. Ban singing? Sounds ridiculous, but there is a reason they do it. And then look out for what's next Ban speaking? Yes. Singing is a form of speaking, so if you do not have the right to sing, you do not have the right to speak. Definitely they will. After that? Ban breathing? Perhaps. Line you up to force vaccinate you? I will say no more, though I still have the right. Wake up people. You want to talk about “woke”? Wake up.
There was recently a couple in the news who had been standing on their lawn when a mob approached their private residence. The couple had guns. They did not fire guns. They just held them. Heck, maybe they just wanted to hold the guns on their lawn. So what? Owning a gun in this country is still legal and a protected right under the second amendment. Or is it? . . .
What happened next is appalling, and if you are not incensed and outraged about this, all I can say is read my dad’s book to see what happened at Bleiburg.
Now the couple has a right to own a gun. There is no crime. In fact, the gun is not even fired. No bullets are dislodged from either fire arm. They just stand there on the lawn. Yet, a city “official” does the following: 1.) orders the guns removed by police, 2.) without a search warrant, 3.) without a crime having been committed, 4.) without reasonable search and seizure, 5.) and the property is taken without reimbursement of the money paid for that property, 6.) while the government came into their home to do all this. How many amendments are we violating here? Let’s add them up just for fun.
First, there is the second amendment which is the right to bear arms. Next, there is the Castle Law doctrine of Missouri which states that even if the couple had killed trespassers, they would have been within their rights. There is the third amendment which is that the police had no right to be in their private home. There is the fourth amendment which speaks to reasonable search and seizure which was clearly violated when the government entered without a search warrant and without any crime having been committed. Then there is the fifth amendment which is that no person shall be deprived of property without due process of law and no property taken without just compensation. That is four amendments and one law. This is clear, and yet there is debate? Did they stop teaching fourth grade civics class and we just didn’t realize it? Four amendments and a law, and yet those people are still being harassed by the government. What sort of madness is this?
Now we get to the ninth amendment. In short, the ninth amendment states that if anything wasn’t already listed as a right, it’s a right. So if you are questioning whether the government has the legal right to vaccinate you or make you surrender a DNA sample against your will, the answer is no. Let’s move on.
The tenth amendment is pretty clear. The individual states, municipalities, and the citizens of those states and municipalities have the right to do whatever else needs to be done beyond those things listed as the responsibility of the federal government. What is an example? Well, one is that states and municipalities have the right to create local municipal police departments. Remember when I said that the first thing the communists do is to destroy the local municipal police department? Now why would they want to do that? Well, if you are a communist, you don’t want any competition. You want your government big, and you want control at the top. Get rid of the idea of neighbor protecting neighbor, and take away guns. Yep. That is how it all starts. If people think there is “systemic injustice” at the local municipal police department, what kind of “systemic injustice” do you think is going to happen when you have untrained civilians reporting on each other or a fascist government at the helm? If you still don’t know, read my dad’s book. It explains very well what happens when you no longer have the protection of your brother, sister, and neighbor to keep you safe.
So there you have it I am sad to say. It’s an up to date list of amendments that have all been completely trampled within the last five months. Unprecedented is right. The virus is not unprecedented. That stuff has been around forever. All of the amendments being trampled? Now that is unprecedented, and I didn’t even get into mask wearing and the farce of having people wear and breathe through dirty bacteria ridden masks that are virtually ineffective against viruses, or people trying to stop “fake news” and silence experts in the medical community.
Another warning sign is lead virologists not talking about cures but talking about contact tracing. When did the medical people suddenly stop talking about cures and start talking about IT contact tracing? Conversely, when did the people in IT start talking about medical matters, such as a former IT CEO talking about vaccines? Since when did we start taking medical advice from the former CEO of a tech company while silencing actual doctors with PhD’s. But this is how it all starts . . .
All I can say is this. I am a solution person. How do we fix this mess? For one, you can read my book to see where this all leads us. It’s pretty short and clear. As they say in AA, the first step is admitting you have a problem and snapping out of your denial of that problem. The book is not a long read, and I wrote it in short quick chapters to appeal to the modern reader. Beyond the book, pick an amendment. Any amendment will do. Just pick one, and stand by it. You must stand for something. Because when you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Freedom is too big a price to pay for a disease that has over a 97% rate of recovery, and that's even with the data from the experts being massaged in their not so subtle ploy to advocate mandatory vaccines and contact tracing.
Dear Citizens of the United States of America,
I would like to cover a few key points which everyone is losing sight of lately. I have had several online debates with people wanting to fuel the flames of violence and further injustice with caustic and presumptuous language, others who want to dismantle critical operational systems in this country, and still others who want to nip at the very Bill of Rights and Constitution that are there to protect our mutual freedom and liberty.
Let’s regroup for a moment to reflect.
If you are advocating for violence, please stop
The First Amendment to the Constitution protects the rights of citizens to peacefully assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances. It does not bestow any right to commit murder, steal, block a fire truck, shoot at innocent vehicles driving down the road, set fires, vandalize, commit acts of violence, etc. Those are the actions of criminals, and criminals will be arrested and put in jail. Peaceful assembly is a protected right, but the moment someone commits a violent act, it is a riot. Any person who commits such acts should be tried and punished to the fullest extent of the law. No citizen has any right to commit a crime against any other citizen, regardless of their demographic or station in life. If you are advocating for violence, please stop.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the right of citizens to bear arms. Citizens have the right to protect themselves against criminals, foreign invasion, and other gross and extraordinary injustice. In the event someone commits a violent and unjustified act, they will be tried and punished to the fullest extent of the law. If you feel that owning a gun gives you the right to use it for anything other than those reasons previously stated, consider that acting on such impulse is criminal behavior and you will be incarcerated as a criminal. This Amendment ensures a critical right which history has proven again and again. If you are advocating for its abuse, you are condoning criminal behavior. Please stop. If you are condoning its abolition because a politician tells you it’s in your best interest to take away your rights, please stop for a moment and question a line of thought which is to plead to your government to take away one of the most essential rights defined under the Constitution. History has proven again and again what happens when governments disarm their citizens. Question any official that advocates for the removal of any right of citizens under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Consider the proper level of government to address grievances
The Tenth Amendment bestows on states the power to establish and enforce laws in order to protect the safety of the public. For those persons who feel there are injustices enacted and perpetrated by their state’s municipal and state police departments, you should be outraged at your governors, mayors, and local leaders for condoning such action since these are state and locally run institutions. If you are not asking for any redress of grievance at this level, consider that your state systems must be addressed. Law enforcement reports at this level of government. It does not report to the president or the federal level. You may protest at that level, but your governors and mayors are responsible for these state-run institutions. This was intentionally set forth for the purpose of decentralizing power so that it does not become corrupt at a higher level. If you are advocating that these powers be surrendered by the states and instead assumed at that federal level, please stop. The balance of power that was created under the Tenth Amendment prevents the potential of putting all power of the militia into one central authority, a decision which has the dangerous potential to lead to a totalitarian system of government.
Please exercise some level of common sense
In relation to this Amendment, some are advocating that no police protection may be required and that these systems of protection be entirely dismantled. In practical terms, there are reasons that law enforcement exists. When a person is rear ended at a red light and has to go to the hospital, when a neighbor’s dog is loose and threatening other citizens, when there is a robbery or vandalism, when there is a domestic dispute, etc., there is a very real and practical justification for having trained police officers on staff to respond. If you are advocating for the dismantling of law enforcement, then the citizens of your community will probably look to you for an alternative solution for these real-world situations. If you are proposing such a radical plan, then it would be productive to have an alternative plan on hand to suggest. Otherwise, you are just advocating for chaos and disorder in our nation, and one would be justified in inquiring as to whether you are of sound judgement and character.
Please measure your words and treat others with respect
The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States protects freedom of speech and the press. Many thanks to the Founders for putting this first in the Bill of Rights because it is a freedom that many people in other countries do not have. That said, please temper your words. When you call people names, presume to read into people's hearts and minds just because of the color of their skin, or use presumptuous, caustic, and offensive language, it incites an emotional response rather than a rational one. At a time when we need solutions to social problems and are experiencing increasing levels of violence, “losing our heads” does not lead to peaceful resolution of grievances but only causes further outrage and violence. You have every right to use extreme and provocative language that enrages the sensitivities of others, but realize that you are adding fuel to the fire, igniting further violence, a violence that can only rip the nation apart instead of bringing it together.
Wake up to technology and its effects on your health
As relates to the press, many people are taking to social media as an outlet. Please realize that these electronic channels of communication have been deliberately programmed to elicit an emotional response from you, particularly that of anger and outrage. Studies have demonstrated that it is actually anger which elicits a higher response than joy, and social media uses this to its advantage. Additionally, those technologists who program the algorithms that feed data to you, find what you are “feeding” on and feed you more of it, particularly if it is caustic and opinionated. Realize that this is not news but rather opinion. If you are engaging in opinionated commentary on the internet, realize that it will only elicit a great deal more of it. You have every right to engage in it, but please be aware of the impact it may have on your emotional and mental health as well as your outlook on society. If you feel that the electronic media it is overwhelming your circuits, consider turning away and turning to other more impartial sources of truth for news and commentary. They are becoming scarce in this country, unfortunately, but they do exist.
Responsibility at all levels of government
The current violence and brutality in this country is heartbreaking. It is further dividing us instead of uniting us. We, as a nation, should grieve for all people who have been subject to criminal behavior by any person who violates the principles outlined in the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights. Those in violation of these basic principles of human decency and justice should be tried and punished under those rights set forth under Amendment Five and Six of the US Constitution, regardless of any demographic of any kind. Those who have been granted power and authority to govern and to enforce the laws of this nation, such as our elected officials and those who have been paid to protect and serve, must be checked. Citizens have not only a right but also an obligation to ensure that the powers of government do not stray from their original intent as outlined in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and leaders must be held accountable in accordance with the level of responsibility to which they have been elected and hired to serve. All elected and hired officials are accountable to their appropriate station and should be measured accordingly.
If members of the general population are not attentive to all levels of government, from municipal to state to federal, then they are not exercising their responsibilities as citizens. If they neglect to vote at all levels of government, then they are neglecting their rights and responsibilities as citizens.
There is a dangerous mind-shift occurring in the United States. Citizens have begun to surrender their rights. They look to the politicians (particularly to the role of president) of this country as having supreme power and authority, rather than looking to them as public servants administering and governing in the best interest of the country’s citizens. And if that individual is not administering and governing in the best interest of the citizens, then they must be questioned and held accountable, regardless of any party lines. Citizens who align to one party without questioning their candidates or their platform, or those who do not exercise their right to vote regularly and at all levels of government have neglected their responsibility as citizens. This has, in fact, become so rampant that one supposes we may at some point need to start the process over, voting out all long term politicians and administrators and looking for a fresh approach to old problems such as education, law enforcement, environmental issues, and the like.
In terms of justice and equality, if one of our citizens has had their rights violated, then every citizen of the country has had their rights violated. When someone acts beyond their rights and station, they must be held accountable for their actions and in accordance to their station. This is not a one time event, but a consistent responsibility of the citizens. We must all monitor the behavior of our elected and hired officials, from the president to the clerical worker. These people are civil servants, and they have a responsibility and accountability to all citizens, regardless of demographic.
Furthermore, it is appalling and disappointing that elected officials are proposing mandatory electronic voting at the federal level when this could be decided at the state and local level and that they are proposing this change through the oversight of a commercial business entity which would not be tied in any way to a balance or review process by the citizens. Furthermore, these politicians are soliciting money to support this political platform which should instead have arisen from the will of the people. When these types of egregious manipulation of the system occur, we should not jump on the bandwagon because of party lines but instead question the will and intent of those in positions of power. If you see this type of abuse happening and you are aligned to these representatives, please hold them accountable instead of defending their manipulative endeavors to disrupt the election process for all citizens. If you defend or provide money to them, then please stand in review of your own role in the corruption of the electoral system which is intended to be fair and impartial with direct oversight at the municipal level by neighbors in your own community.
Recent events have shown many violations taking place in all of these areas. This is not a call to further criminal action and violence but to constructive dialogue and constructive action. We are witnessing the abuse of power at many levels of government, from municipal to local to state to federal. If citizens are not researching all candidates, questioning their party lines, taking time to vote at all levels of government, signing petitions, exercising their freedom of speech and assembly, but instead taking to the streets in anger, violence, and vengeance against their fellow neighbor, that is not a path toward resolution. It is the path toward anarchy and further injustice. This is an election year. Let us not become so mired in anger, division, and hatred of our fellow citizens and those that do execute their power to protect and serve rightly that we forget to hold our politicians at all levels of government accountable.
Exercise your rights
Please know and exercise your rights, defined in the Constitution and Amendments. Please vote this election year at all levels of government and challenge anything on the ballot that opposes the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Most importantly, do not become so consumed by the emotions of hatred and division and taking to the streets out of a spirit of violence and revenge and being consumed by electronics and technology and dividing by agenda instead of standing on principles that you forget the power of human decency and respect for your neighbor and your fellow citizens. Measure your words and actions carefully. Remember that our country can only thrive and improve if there is unity, justice, decency, and respect for all citizens.
The Pandemic and Three Myths Of Health
2020 is not the first recorded instance of a pandemic. In fact, pandemics have been quite common in history. A few of the more commonly known are: polio, small pox, bubonic plague, leprosy, H1N1, the first go with SARS, Ebola, AIDS, Spanish flu, tuberculosis, and cholera. Epidemics and pandemics are not new, but what does appear to be new are the myths that are starting to arise about how we respond to them and health in general. It seems about time we address some common myths and urban legends that are circulating about the origins of these diseases and how we respond them.
Myth #1: Government and Doctors are Responsible for Public Health
Physicians can treat an illness. Physicians can also run a battery of tests to check certain indicators of health or screen for illness. Physicians can suggest treatment and give advice. But going to the doctor does not necessarily equate to health. The simple acts of walking to your car, starting the engine, driving to the doctor’s office, undergoing tests, and speaking to a doctor, do not, in and of themselves, make you healthy. Improved health relies on individual actions and choices.
A large portion of our health comes from what we eat, how much we sleep, what we drink, and what we breathe. Every cell in our body is made up of what we take in. Food, water, and air are the building blocks of every cell in our body. If that food, water, and air are unclean, we can expect to be unhealthy. If, on the other hand, the food, water, and air are pure and natural, we can expect that these will contribute to better health.
Because we are responsible for what we ingest and what we ingest contributes to health, responsibility for health care, therefore, comes from our own health care decisions in terms of what we eat, drink, and breathe. Junk food, high fructose corn syrup, carbonated drinks, and inhaling cigarette smoke may not be in the best interest of our health. On the other hand, clean air, clean water, and organic food that is close to the minerals and nutrients of the earth create the essential building blocks that are necessary for optimal cellular function and regeneration.
As far as the government and the term healthcare are concerned, the government does not offer health, nor does it offer care. Recently, the government created mandatory health insurance regulation under the guise of calling it healthcare. The very word “government,” means “to govern.” The primary role of government is, therefore, to institute governance, nothing more, nothing less. When the government instituted a system of health insurance, it did not institute health care. What the government put into place was a complex health insurance system that it could administer.
Myth Busted - Be suspicious of any thing or person that claims to have control over your health care. Health care is the responsibility and choice of the individual.
Myth #2: Health Means Being Physically Fit
There are actually at least five types of health: physical, mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual. Physical health is the condition of the body. Is the body running optimally, or is the body struggling to perform basic processes such as digestion, exertion, breathing, circulation, etc.? But this is not the sole area of health. There are others. Mental, emotional, financial, and spiritual health also play a role in the quality of our lives.
We may spend a lot of time and attention on our physical health, but what is the condition of our mental health? Are we addressing our emotional needs for human contact, love, and connection? What about our financial needs? Do we have enough money in the bank to pay bills and attend to our needs and the needs of our family? And do we have a spiritual connection and framework for the world around us whatever that might be for each of us individually? If any of these areas suffer, our health may suffer as well.
Not only that, but when one of these areas is out of balance, it can throw off the other areas of health as well, leading to a sort of downward spiral of overall illness and imbalance. If our physical health suffers, it can affect our emotional, mental, spiritual, and financial health. If our mental health suffers, our physical, financial, and emotional health may decline.
One could, therefore, argue that the most important goal of life is to attend to all aspects of our health. And when we take time to contemplate life, nearly every action we take relates back to health. From paying bills, to going to the grocery store, to socializing with friends, to spending time at the gym, to our job, to going to church, every action (or in action) we take has some consequence on our health.
We should expand our view of heath. To think only in terms of the physical body is myopic. Health of the heart, mind, body, and spirit, along with the ability to earn a living, are equally important and can greatly contribute to our happiness, joy, purpose, and financial stability.
Myth Busted - Anything and any person that stands in the way of our path to these five aspects of health should be questioned and cross examined for motive and ethics.
Myth #3: Humans Were Put on the Planet or Evolved on the Planet to Conquer Nature
If every cell in our body is constructed from what we eat, drink, and breathe, then the health of the planet is our number #1 goal in life. Our planet and its condition has a direct impact on the health of the individual. If we treat the planet badly - polluting the air, water, and food supply - then we pollute our lungs, our digestive systems, and our circulation. Right now the planet is suffering from our actions, and it shows in the number of people who are seeking treatment for cancers, asthmas, digestive illnesses, respiratory illnesses, and the like. If we make the planet sick, we make ourselves sick as well.
The condition of the planet is a reflection of the condition of our bodies, minds, and hearts. If the planet is sick, we are sick. If the planet is well, it contributes to our health and wellness. To think we were put here to conquer that which sustains us is like saying our goal in life is to harm ourselves. Our goal should rather be to care for ourselves and for each other.
Even a tree depends on soil, food, and air. The same is true for every living organism on the planet, including humans. It is our arrogance that would have us believe otherwise. If we destroy that which sustains us, we destroy ourselves.
The recent epidemic is proof that we must take better care of this planet. Whether the virus evolved from nature or human laboratory is inconsequential. It is a sign that we are making ourselves sick and that we must change our current behavior to become better stewards of the planet.
Littering our oceans, polluting our air, altering our food supply through genetic engineering, and social isolation which will contribute to many emotional scars, is a clear sign that our health and the health of the planet must be our number one goal for this lifetime.
Myth Busted - Human health depends on the health of the planet. Humans were not put on earth to conquer and destroy it but to care for it. Caring for the planet is the highest form of self care and care for others because what we do to the planet, we do to ourselves.
The truth is that we do not need complex governance systems of economy to survive. History has proven that we can, in fact, live without them. But we as humans absolutely need clean air, clean water, and clean food. The current epidemic is a wake up call, a red flag that our planet is out of balance. The solution for this balance and returning to a state of health is not to impose government tracking and mandated social isolation. These are merely precautions based on fear. The solution is improvement in the way that we treat the earth and each other.
I was revisiting my Constitution and Amendments this morning during quarantine. After all, I had nothing better to do with my time. Interesting read. I remember studying these back in high school and junior high. As I read them, they came back to me. "Ah, yes. I forgot about that one. Now I remember."
I bought this copy during one of my international travels, back when free Americans could still travel. It was in an airport book store. Will we still have those when we get released from quarantine? I hope so. I really liked them. The pamphlet was in a little box on the side of the counter, and they were selling them for a little over a dollar. “Why not?” I asked myself, so I picked one up.
The full Constitution and 27 Amendments are only 38 pages long, and this booklet is only 3” x 5”. It takes a few minutes to read.
As I read it this morning, I was amazed by its simplicity. The wording is very straightforward and simple. It goes straight to the point with no legal double talk. It is written for clarity, not for confusion as are many laws and bills today. Even the Amendments are summarized at the top with one clear statement. The Founders knew what they wanted to say, and they said it. They did not mince words. They did not want any confusion or question. They said what they meant, and they meant what they said.
I encourage everyone to buy their dollar copy and read it. It is rather eye opening, particularly in the midst of quarantine. When you do read it, you will realize just how many of our Constitutional rights are stepped on. Here is a little summary of the more obvious transgressions.
Amendment I - Freedom of religion, speech, and the press; rights of assembly and petition
We are currently prohibited from assembling in groups greater than 10. We are not allowed to enter a house of worship. We are being censored on public platforms which are intended as communication channels. The press and news media are being directed as to what to report and not report.
Amendment II - Right to bear arms
There are those in government who are challenging this right. They feel it is for our own good to disarm ourselves. They ignore so many history lessons like those before, during, and after the World Wars as well as the Revolutionary War, when citizens, deprived of the ability to protect themselves, were at the mercy of injustice. There is a reason this Amendment exists, and the government is questioning the rights of the people. If this right fails, it is a slippery slope for all rights.
Amendment III - Housing of soldiers
This Amendment restricts the entry of government soldiers into our homes. This does not just mean physical presence; it extends to virtual presence as well. No government entity shall be housed in our homes, and yet the NSA is collecting personal data on its people. This is about to extend to medical and HIPPA data as well with forced government testing and tracking of all citizens, invading not just our homes, but our physical bodies.
Amendment IX - Rights retained by the people
This is perhaps one of my favorite Amendments as it says very clearly that the Constitution is not meant to restrict the rights of the people but rather to ensure the rights of the people. “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
Amendment X - Powers retained by the states and the people
Now we have come to my favorite Amendment, the one that covers everything after. It simply states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” That one statement limits the power of the federal government and ensures the rights of the people and the states in which they live. People say that the Constitution says nothing about the “right to privacy.” Wrong. It clearly does. Read Amendment X, and you will see why this right is protected under the Constitution of the United States. This extends to the right of the people not to have to donate personal medical data and “specimens” to the US government for collection and data tracking.
Amendment XIV - Civil rights
This one is also very clear, echoing the words in the Preamble to the Constitution in its aim to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” It says that no State shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property.” Being forced into your home, being denied the ability to freely travel, being prevented from labor, and being prevented from property which you earned through your own free labor are the restrictions of the current pandemic.
This is not to say that citizens should not, of their own free will and for the benefit of society and their neighbors, take recommended precautions, but those precautions of six feet distance, which would be reasonable and logical even for a simple outbreak of the flu, should not be imposed on citizens by their government. We are reasonable people, and it is in each person’s right, power, and freedom to exercise the recommendations of healthcare specialists and scientists. It is even in their own right, power, and freedom to intentionally become sick if they so choose, perhaps as in the case of caring for or visiting others from a sense of concern or moral obligation.
And when the government selects to control its citizens' actions and movement saying that it is for our own protection and safety, beware. That is the mark of an authoritarian government that is not acting on behalf of its citizens but instead acting on its own self interest. We must value liberty above the government’s urge for control under a false assertion that such a system is acting for our own good. We as individual free people are responsible for our own health and safety, not a system of government.
We the people have the ability to act on our own behalf, and this is not just an ability, it is a set of rights outlined in the Constitution of these United States. No system should violate those rights, and if it does, it is a good citizen who stops and questions such violations. The rights are not hard to understand or access. They are all beautifully outlined in 38 simple pages that everyone can buy for a dollar or read for free on the internet.
These rights and liberties are the reason my father traveled an ocean and escaped a communist, oppressive, and unjust system of government. Let us not repeat the mistakes of the past. By all means, let us remember our Constitutional rights which our Founders fought, died, and carefully ensured for all citizens.