C-Span hosted a discussion with Susanne Bonamici (D–Oregon) and Glenn Thompson (R–Pa) on the topic of career and technical education in the USA.
For those who argue that we are a Constitutional Republic and not a democracy, one wishes an explanation that the People’s Republic of China is labeled communistic. Both democracy and communism are process, and to mix the two with the notion of a Republic is word play.
C-Span hosted a call-in discussion today asking the US taxpayer whether their taxes justified the services received. Most people expressed the FACT that low-income earners carried the bulk of the burden while politicians use funding to buoy the fortunes of American and foreign oligarchs (my interpretation). This is surely an outcome of the illegitimate Supreme Court decision called Citizens United that legalized corruption in our electoral process that has enriched so-called lawmakers, (most unduly and corruptly influenced by foreign–money and big-money interest lobbyists and PAC’s to pass oligarch-friendly laws), while practicing dereliction of duty toward We The People (my interpretation).
Direct governmental transfer of cash to fraudulently-intended individuals is only one type of abuse by our government for the big-money campaign donors. We The People could use some TLC, as suggested in the Preamble.
Sacred is the essence of humanity and nature.
That women have been trained to suspect our own viability is the practice of patriarchy. For instance, the demeaning way Trump speaks about women bolsters his personal ego at the cost of female vitality. We find this attitude sometime violently so and sometime mired within religious restraint, from too many places in hierarchical Establishment. Women can fill their requisite space as intended by the Creator without defining from others.
Media has been awash recently with informative highlights.
Do we have to say it? Codify natural rights.
Have we spent too much energy on economic interests and not enough on natural rights and the application in a democratic Constitutional Republic? — https://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/principles-and-virtues –Drawn from an examination of human nature, these principles and virtues shape the American republic with ordered liberty and help form the conscience of the nation. Together, the principles and virtues bind a diverse, self-governing people together in communities and promote a healthy civil society. The continuation of the American experiment in self-government requires we know and understand these principles and practice these virtues.
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The need to codify natural rights seem to follow growing violations of natural rights by some.
Just a thought….conflict of interest is often predicated on greed and power.
We can consider different ways to view life. — https://thenaturalhistorymuseum.org/events/unfence-the-future/?link_id=0&can_id=193d62b237484a25dee2367907a4dd04&source=email-unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy&email_referrer=email_1857901&email_subject=unfence-the-future-taking-down-fortress-conservation-and-its-enduring-legacy –In the history of conservation, the logic of fencing was institutionalized in what critics call “fortress conservation,” a project of drawing boundaries between designated wilderness areas and their outsides, expelling perceived threats to ecological balance–from Indigenous Peoples, to predator species. In the process, habitats have been fragmented, and lifeworlds devastated.WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
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C-Span hosted a discussion this morning about HR5, and a caller spoke of codifying parental rights. Some people see parental rights as a natural right associated with liberty, to the same extent that some people hold as a natural right a woman’s control of her own body.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”…preamble to the US Constitution
That codification of actions of personal liberty seems to be the response to violations of human rights and natural rights. The rights of children should be protected unassociated with political ideology.
Kelisa Wing is free to write books transparently expressing her thoughts, if she wishes. Use of a taxpayer-funded position in promoting her personal work is the topic for question. Would an educator sincere in intentions to ensure honesty in history curriculum use her position to self-promote? Capitalistic hierarchical Establishment has accomplished too well it’s apparent intention of superimposing capitalism in place of democracy. They are not the same and may be contradictory to each other.https://openthebooks.substack.com/p/military-stonewalling-on-controversial –However, we filed a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain her contract, salary, job description, and any conflict-of-interest paperwork she’d completed. The government produced a heavily redacted offer letter and job description. For example, the agency even redacted her name from the offer letter out of “privacy.”
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The good points articulated by Ms. Wing are shadowed by conflict of interest. But then the entire political body at this point is pretty much tainted by the corruption buoyed by Citizens United.
Teaching of the basics such as reading, writing, and rithmatic (sic) is actually less glorious but more useful in permitting each individual to learn how to think rather than what to think. This gives the tools to support personal journeys.
By the way, to partner with the Pentagon hearkens back to the notion of strange bedfellows. If you want to be taken seriously on the topic of human and natural rights……..
The work of authority should be to ensure barriers are removed on that journey for everyone, not just for some.
A governmental response would be to guard against violation of human rights and environmental rights, for a start.
The standard by which we measure ourselves needn’t be patriarchal. — https://mronline.org/2023/03/24/you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=you-strike-the-women-you-strike-the-rock-you-will-be-crushed-the-twelfth-newsletter-2023&mc_cid=30b53ca844&mc_eid=2833cdb99b — Within hours, Western governments and central banks secured billions of dollars to bail out the financial system. This crisis could not be allowed to escalate.
Other serious developments in the world might be called a crisis, but they do not elicit the kind of urgent response undertaken by Western governments to shore up their banking system. Three years ago, Oxfam released a report that found that the ‘world’s 22 richest men have more wealth than all the women in Africa’.–end of mronline info–
War crimes happen in military actions. —
https://popularresistance.org/20-years-after-iraq-corporate-media-defends-us-war-crimes/ –United States troops began the invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003 under the direction of president George W. Bush. The death toll estimates for Iraqi civilians vary between 275,000 and 654,000 as a direct result of warfare, with one study estimating as many as 1 million deaths . If even the lowest figure is correct, the U.S. committed a horrific war crime, a deliberate attack on a civilian population.
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From Remaloeb and included in appreciation for acknowledgement of real value. — https://www.facebook.com/rema.loeb/posts/pfbid02k3tCCwffHJZrvtFop2iDdW1twkN3Rjf9VbHqrwR9ZayeV1tUWWtCSJFpasDty8cMl —
These trees are the oldest living thing on earth. The information that scientists learned from studying them led to adjustment of carbon dating procedures. –end of tweet —
From gatewaygreens — https://mailchi.mp/730ddc72bab7/green-party-of-st-louis-meeting-wed-april-19-2017-recent-and-future-elections-6231429?e=d624642c9f —
Were you at the showing of “A Sewer Runs Through It: A History of the River des Peres” or did you miss it? If you came, please send the message below to your friends and urge them to register for the REPEAT SHOWING at 7 pm, Tuesday, March 28. If you missed it you can reserve your spot with a NO COST Eventbrite ticket (see below). We anticipated 40 – 60 people registering for the first event but had vastly more interest than expected. Space limitations caused us to shut off registration at 160. Please notice that the March 28 repeat event is at the University City High School Library. Since the second event might also “sell out,” it would be good to reserve your spot as soon as you get this. All panelists will speak at the second showing.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”—Preamble
Control of information promotes Establishment stories.
Is it a dictatorship, when transparency to the public is challenged and laws are enacted to benefit the elite while the majority of the public are used to that end?
Human rights and indeed environmental rights supersede legislation. This FACT appears to have fostered another euphemism which is “ordered liberty”. “Ordered liberty” insinuates man-made laws in place of human rights. FACTually speaking human rights are intrinsic to people as environmental rights are intrinsic to nature. Hierarchy has as its mission, limiting these rights for exploitation by Establishment.
AS ABOVE SO BELOW
As above so below. So far we haven’t tried it but we could attempt an experiment in improving lifestyle pertaining to infrastructure which may uplift attention to humanity that may incidentally address the insanity that is expressed in the violence and aggression on our streets. Not only is gun safety an issue that needs attention, but so is vehicular safety. One notion sees the promotion of both guns and vehicles by commercial interests as filling a deficiency in the characters of some people who have not received the validation that could otherwise do so by society based upon principles of humanity rather than hierarchy.
Ongoing emails from an organization that says it is working for voting rights calls into question the anomaly of reasoning that voters must approach big-money interests and commercial interests in order to secure the voting rights that seem fundamental to our democratic (small d) Constitutional republic. This begs the question as to whether said voting-rights organizations are simply ignorant on the topic of civil rights, or are they a front group for fascism.