Category Archives: ~ Campaign 2017

Paul Ryan and ayn rand … a reminder of contradictions


I don’t know about you but if you grew up with a certain teaching or dogma and you are now in your mid-forties + … it must be hard to convince folks that you now reject a philosophy after only a couple of hours later –  just saying

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Voting is a Right NOT a Privilege ~~ The Struggle continues


votingTime to pass the Voting Rights Act, change redistricting rules and make it easier for ALL Americans to VOTE

Dear America

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

 On March 7, 1965, hundreds of brave unarmed nonviolent women and men dared to March for African Americans right to vote.

The fact is that less than 1% of eligible Blacks could vote or register to vote.

People organized a Peaceful Protest March from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery. However, as these protesters crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge to Montgomery the police, some riding on horses had, looking back, a predetermined  tactical intervention plan against protesters, and as police proceeded to engage in “excessive use of force.” it became clear as protesters continued on that the excessive force was now an active use of police brutally; beating protesters like #RepJohnLewis   some of these officers actually surrounded and knocked out young protesters using their night sticks,  sprayed water cannons while others used tear gas. These kids had no weapons; they did NOT fight back, but showed courage and strength. We must never forget that some of our fellow  Americans died for the right to vote in an adverse harmful environment, quickly retreated while journalists and photographers became witnesses to the violence and suffering .

The brutal reaction by the police was not only caught on tape it forced then President Johnson,  once against civil rights programs as a Senator to call on Congress for equal voting rights for all on March 15.

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The Voting Act of 1965 was signed into law on August 6; is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.

A day that started out peacefully quickly descended into an awful johnlewisbeatwithknightstickugly March of death for the right to vote called ,”Bloody Sunday”.

Now, some 48 years later, a new “Jim Crow” era has emerged with a major step backward in the fight for civil and voting rights. There are conservative states targeting not only African Americans but Senior citizens, first time voters, early voting, Students, low income, immigrants and the undocumented though Republicans call them (illegals) Dreamers. In addition, Governors from Republican controlled States are allowing election officials to purge voters, people without birth certificates were given limited or completely denied access to the voting booth failing to meet new voter ID regulations in time and were treated like possible (illegals). This  is the 21st Century; we should be on a progressive path toward equality for all not one that will re-engage folks in the act of racism or exclusion leading to suppressing participation in the election process. In this  year 2017, Republicans continue to pass and or enforce new, even stricter voter ID legislation or influence their districts with strange redistricting rules regulations while judges … have struck down these bills that ultimately suppress the vote or shut people of colour out.

We need to push back  on all attempts to suppress the right to Vote.

With so much at stake, it is time to stop sitting on the sidelines. If we are going to succeed, Conservative lawmakers NEED to hear our Voices.

We cannot let the naysayers turn back the clock on Voting Rights or the next generation.

Thank You for Taking Action

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donald trump said it …


  1. 3.5 Million voted illegally, election 2016
  2. President Obama bugged or wiretapped the trump hotel
  3. The Wall will be built and paid for by Mexico 100percent
  4. The Central Park Five are guilty though the DNA test showed they were NOT
  5. Obama may not be an American … fact :Obama is an American by in Hawaii; trump tried to delegitimize Barack Obama
  6. March 29: Trump alleged that when Michelle Fields “found out that there was a security camera, and that they had her on tape, all of a sudden that story changed.”
  7. “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.”  fact:Only 9 returned to the battle field out of 161
  8. “According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.”
  9. “Look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”   – false
  10. trump stated that he could not get enough American workers to staff all the seasonal jobs his resort required during the busy season. When confronted with the fact that he had staffed a wrecking crew with undocumented Polish workers –
  11. “The murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years.”   not true
  12. “I have already saved more than $700 million when I got involved in the negotiation on the F-35.” … already saved – Obama wins F-35 engine battle with Congress
  13. Says “109 people out of hundreds of thousands of travelers” were affected by the immigration executive order.  – fact: 90,000 were affected
  14. Terrorism and terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe have “gotten to a point where it’s not even being reported.”  false

 

resources: politifact dailywire and the internet