This is a crosspost with editorial commentary (by me) from https://blog.tendenci.com/mlk-day-2020-read-the-docs/ . I wrote that post, and given this is my personal blog I’ll add a bit more of my opinion on the topics of today, **
Disclaimer: I’m a programmer and an established businessman with a long history of accomplishments and contributions to the global community. But mostly to America as that is where I am a proud citizen. I’m an independent because I grew up on Army bases throughout the world and in the Military (I have *not* served, my parents and brothers have), we were taught to NOT be partisan. TAMU reinforced that. It forces you to THINK. I’m not allowed to be a sheep to any cult on either side. And because I LOVE my country, that’s how I roll. Deal with it or stop reading. For reference, eschipul on linkedin
Let’s start with this. The US Senate is about to take away your Second Amendment rights to bear arms. Yes, read that again. We are going to lose our right to bear arms. Guaranteed.
Why? Because we can’t just pick and choose which parts of the Constitution we want to follow. Logically, if you do that, when a new “King” takes over, they will strike through the articles and amendments that THEY don’t like.
Yes, the “conservative” party (a misnomer as neither party is conservative or liberal if you actually read their party planks) is missing the fact that if you ignore the part of the Constitution at the request of one branch of the government, then ALL of the constitution is subject to dismissal by future Executive Branch leaders.
If this becomes true, which we all hopefully pray it doesn’t, we will have become either a monarchy, a dictatorship, or an autocracy. (Think Cuba under Castro.)
The Title of Nobility Clause is a provision in Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution, that prohibits the federal government from granting titles of nobility, and restricts members of the government from receiving gifts, emoluments, offices or titles from foreign states and monarchies without the consent of the United States Congress. Also known as the Emoluments Clause, it was designed to shield the federal officeholders of the United States against so-called “corrupting foreign influences.” The clause is reinforced by the corresponding prohibition on state titles of nobility in Article I, Section 10, and more generally by the Republican Guarantee Clause in Article IV, Section 4.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Title_of_Nobility_Clause#Presidential
Let’s start with “Freedom of speech.” That means if I start a company, and grow a following in social media or whatever, I can express my opinion, right? So this is me saying that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. personified the leadership I expect of my elected officials. And he wasn’t elected – he was a LEADER.
Was MLK a perfect man? Of course not. But daaaaaammmnnn, he was patriotic. He understood that strong resistance to social injustice is STRONGER when it is done PEACEFULLY. That is strength.
Dr. King’s actions, peaceful and strong, are what makes America great. Not the valuation of the top 1%’s investments.
The American experiment is about PEOPLE. You, me, all of us. Together. As RFK stated.
Yes, obviously we must stand with a strong military behind a voice of reason. But that amazing power requires rational leadership. And real power comes from truth. To find truth, in a country ruled by LAW, you can’t ignore subpoenas. The Mafia does that.
On this day, on Martin Luther King Jr. day 2020, we encourage everyone to read Dr. King’s speech.
Don’t read the news “about” it. Read the docs! https://www.archives.gov/files/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf
That is the end of the post on blog.tendenci.com, the company blog. It also ran as the masthead on https://www.tendenci.com yesterday and was posted to all of our social media accounts.
As a true patriot and believer in the American dream, I must speak out as I see bipartisanship and an American public accepting the replacement of the K-street swamp be replaced by an even more corrupt corporate swamp of national intrigue. I’m disappointed in us.
What do I ask of you? I have no authority or ability to ask anything of you, except rationality.
Understand this: if the Senate ignores the facts, refuses to hear the facts, refuses to read the documents, not only will you lose your right to bear arms, but the very fabric of our country will be shredded and we will truly be subject to tyranny of the majority.
And being raised Catholic, people who were also persecuted in the global tragedy of WWII, American “dough-boys” who literally saved the world, will have succeeded only briefly. Only to see our rights thrown out the window by a reality TV personality.
In closing: to those who think I am “flip flopping” – I am not. The data has changed. Only a fool doesn’t change their views when their data changes. I don’t suffer fools. Nor should you. We will not only lose lose our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, but the supposedly conservative party will have distorted the constitution to make all rights “questionable.”
** The great fool is he in whom we cannot tell which is the conscious and which the unconscious humour; we laugh with him and laugh at him at the same time.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suffer_fools_gladly