Independence Day 2018

 

4thofJuly

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Today, We March.
We March for our Lives!
We March for Civil Rights!
We March for Equality!
We March for Freedom!
We March for Justice!
Though I have Marched countless times before,
Today is the first day in America I have had to March to keep Children out of Cages!

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At the March with DAMON: A Terrible Selfie of us in the blaring hot sun! 6//30/18

Today was the March against the Forced Separation of Immigrant Refugee Children from their parents.
Today was the March against ICE’s Brutal Policy of Concentration Camps… or do we call them simply “Tent Camps”?
What did we call them when we did this to the Japanese-Americans during World War II? “Internment Camps?”
And during Slavery?
And when we put LGBT+ Men and Women in Prison for Loving and being who they are?

It doesn’t so much matter what we call it. It’s Wrong!
Injustice is Wrong!

Follow the Money Trail of who Profits from incarcerating these kids:

http://time.com/5316722/nonprofit-paid-458-million-trump-administration-detain-migrant-children-family-separation/

“…The company doesn’t appear in grant records for what the government calls its “Unaccompanied Alien Children Program.” Instead, it was issued a contract in February for “emergency shelter” for as many as 500 immigrant children, records show. The contract was increased on May 4 to provide beds for as many as 1,000 children, and will pay the company as much as $31 million…”

The Speakers today were exceptional.
2018-06-30 12.30.18KERRY WASHINGTON asked us to stay hydrated, not just because we were Marching in 90 degree heat, and not just today, but because this is a Long Haul Fight! She also reminded us that this Country is Imperfect, but that that is exactly what we can Love about it — its potential to Grow, and even with our imperfections, to Find Our Way!
2018-06-30 12.48.08AMY SCHUMER made an appearance in a Much Appreciated Show of Support!
2018-06-30 12.20.34AL SHARPTON spoke quite passionately about having just returned from Texas addressing a Group of Evangelicals and letting them know that they cannot support dONALD tRUMP and purport to be Christians. He reminded them that as Christians, they Worship a Refugee, and that tRUMP’s Policy of separating Refugee Children from their parents and putting them in Cages is completely antithetical to that Faith!

Nativity Refugee Crisis

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2018-06-30 12.53.31Several other Speakers made suggestions such as,
“The White House wants Zero Tolerance?
How about Zero Tolerance for Poverty?
How about Zero Tolerance for Police Brutailty?
How about Zero Tolerance for Inhumanity?”

 

2018-06-30 12.19.282018-06-30 11.21.06How about Zero Tolerance for Lies?
FACT CHECK OF THE DAY: Three sources of government data contradict Friday’s claim by the White House economic adviser, showing instead that the federal budget deficit is actually increasing.

2018-06-30 11.43.31We all showed up:2018-06-30 12.17.28
All Colors,
All Genders,
All Faiths,
All Ages…
All People Together!
All Americans!

We The People!
We the People!
We the People!

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This week, we Celebrate the 4th of July: Independence Day!
This Day commemorates the Second Continental Congress’ vote for Independence from a Tyrannical Ruler on July 2nd, 1776, and after two days of debate about the wording — mostly with the Southern Colonies insisting upon the inclusion of wording to protect the institution of slavery — the Declaration was finally approved on July 4th, 1776.

In Honor of the Upcoming Holiday, it is well worth another Read:
(n.b.: The choice of bolded text is mine.)

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all 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. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Emoluments

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Hitler

A Meme from the Internet… Sound Familiar this Week?

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

XiPing

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump (L) hold the second round of talks in the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/2134660893232056/ 

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

Ava DuVernay

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He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

Roy Moore

An Actual Campaign Ad for Alabama’s last election

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

Kennedy 2

A Political Cartoon from the Internet

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

Court

A Post from the Internet

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

Bingo

A Meme from the Internet

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

tRUMPKIM

tRUMP Meets with Kim Jong Un June 11, 2018

tRUMP and PUTIN

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He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBgGjoGof6A

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

“In such an environment, a sharp price hike in newsprint, which is generally the biggest budget item after labor, could force dozens of additional publications to close or be reduced to shadows of their former selves,” Forbes continues. “The killing of local newspapers by the imposition of tariffs would gut the nation’s free press.”
https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/forbes-steve-forbes-newsprint-tariffs/2018/06/29/id/869153/
Read Newsmax: Forbes: Newsprint Tariff Is Tax on America’s Free Press | Newsmax.com

Tax Plan

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For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/27/573546883/trump-signed-96-laws-in-2017-here-is-what-they-do-and-how-they-measure-up

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

McConnell

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For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEe7_zgZbuI 

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren.

 

We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.

Activists In L.A. Protest Separation Of Migrant Children From Families

A Protest Sign Yesterday from an internet post

We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.

We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.

They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

George W

A Meme form the Internet

This week we Celebrate Independence Day!
We Celebrate all of the Treasured Principles which our Founding Fathers so respected and emulated and upheld in the Creation of this Great Nation of ours!
We Love this Imperfect and Beautiful Country of Ours!
We do not confuse Respect for the Office of President with Respect for the person who may hold that Office.
In Gratitude for this Already Great Country of Ours,
And to Protect Everything that we Love about it

We March!

 

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Baldwin

And, of course…

Marches June 30 2018

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Justice

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