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There is no such term as Homeland. Stop using the term “Homeland” is and always will be America.

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Senator Boxer:

Republicans say, 'Oh, we're in danger, we have to go to go to war, put combat troops on the ground!' But they're wiling to shut down the department that protects Americans here in the homeland, from a terrorist attack.
Republicans say, 'Oh, we're in danger, we have to go to go to war, put combat troops on the ground!' But they're wiling to shut down the department that protects Americans here in the homeland America, from a terrorist attack.
The very name should be changed from
The Department of Homeland Security

To:
The Security Department of America.

It always should be America.

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The term Homeland comes from former USSR, Russia, and Germany.

Take the term Homeland shove it.

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I don’t believe in playing other people’s rules when the rules are rigid. The gun culture that has been created and embraced by the GOP and the NRA is a phony culture. It is neither American nor is it of any American historical culture.  

It was not the Colt .45 or the handgun that tamed the Wild West where handguns were used to murder, kill, or otherwise commit crimes.

No it was the farmers and their families that tamed the West. The farmers were not armed with handguns. Nope, they came to the Wild West with their shotguns. Anyone who has used a shotgun knows that they can kill anyone with a Colt .45 or any other handgun long before the handgun can get into their accuracy range. When you can kill someone at range without being harmed the handguns carriers soon stop carrying or using handguns. That is what allowed the farmers’ families and townsfolk to walk their streets in peace.

Americans don’t believe in guns or the ownership of guns as part of being an American. This is a Hollywood movie genre that has corrupted what it is to be an American. Something that the business lobbyists known as the NRA has grabbed onto and used to sell more guns and ammunition by pushing fear.

Fear is not part of America. It is a tool of the NRA and GOP. Fear is used to a weapon to terrorize Americans into believing everyone needs guns, and more guns because GOP and NRA have armed the criminals with assault weapons.

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to avoid all Healthcare benefits to workers. It appears this is spreading all businesses in the U.S.

Enterprises formerly ran under Catholics are now employing the same status to stop all healthcare benefits. No family has to be concerned with what healthcare benefits they have, as of now they don't have any.

Scientology membership is going through the roof.

Using this logic, the US Chamber of Commerce sent out newsletters advocating that all US Businesses do alike and find Scientology members willing to be 51% owners, short of that they suggest that business owners change religion to Scientology to avoid providing healthcare to worker under ACA.

Scientology appears to be the answer to the GOP failed attempts to destroy all healthcare of American workers. Americans at one time were unionized and asking for benefits increases like healthcare instead of higher pay. With current workers unable to stop incomes from decreasing and totally unable to stop the suppression of healthcare benefits, it appears that all U.S. workers will be earning the same wages and benefits as workers in China, India, and Bangladesh, minus the healthcare benefits.

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 at 03:52 AM PDT

President Obama

by Ronald England

President Obama,

Voters' rights, Voter suppression, abortion rights, and union rights are all under attacks from the corrupt GOP Tea Party. Just as I have explained for years there is "No Gay Rights" only "Equal Rights." It is now time to ensure every American has the same rights and freedom as enshrine in the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other Amendments to U.S. Constitution. The States cannot abridge the rights and freedoms of Americans just because the GOP has stolen the elections at the state level around the country.

If you want to stop this then you, President Obama, must set the stage by making a simple statement. It is time President Obama makes declaration to Nation and end the voter suppression once and for all. It is time to end the fight over abortion, politician have no legal business interfering with Americans assembling with their doctors any medical treatment or advise. Neither Congress nor State Governments can pass laws abridging the rights of Americans to assemble as they wish with each other. The commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution is not superior the Bill of Rights, Amendment 1, Amendment XV, and Amendment XIV.

"It is Americans' right of the people to peaceably to assemble."

Americans assemble to vote on each election day. Americans assemble to talk to one and other at Unions, Associations and Societies (aka, Skull and Bones, PTA, and all the other things they assemble to engage in doing), Americans assemble in private talk politics, religion, or commerce. Americans assemble to meet with their lawyers. Americans assemble to meet with their doctors in private.

"Congress shall make no law abridging the right of the people to peaceably assemble."

This is our civil rights that we need to shout out that they are not going to take away from us:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

AMENDMENT XV
Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.

Section 1.
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude--

Section 2.
The Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

AMENDMENT XIV
Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.

Section 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

It is time for the President to stand up set the record straight.

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Ron England

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The GOP meme has always been that Unions kill industries. They hold up the American Auto Industry as the prime example.

It was not the Unions that has destroyed the American Industry but the greed of the American Auto Executives.

Up until the 80s American car buyers had to order their new cars from a la carte menus. With or without such things as radios, heaters, defrosters, seat covers, air conditioning, power steering, and until mandated by Congress without seat belts.

In the 60s-70s these pesky Japanese thought of a way to cut costs. They would not offer a al carte shopping for their but would offer only fully loaded car models. You know as the cars now a days. They had one more trick, all the cars on the lots were the same. All had the same options, radios, heaters, defrosters, seat covers, air conditioning, power steering, and same price tag. You could walk onto a Japanese car deanship and pick any car on the lot of the same model and the price was the same.

While over at the American Auto Dealership every car had a different price. That is how they could list a car for a price to bring you in only to find that price was for a specific car (specific lot number) which never seem to exist, "The old bait and switch."

Well Japanese were kicked Detroit's asses. American buyers wanted cars that were fully loaded without the price gouging of the American Dealerships for air conditioning or power steering, or a heater, or defroster. You could still buy a used car in Minnesota that was ordered new in Florida without either a heater or defroster, yet have air conditioning. Who knew?

But the GOP meme that the Unions were to blame for the failing car sales was just to easy to sell to the American public.

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Thu May 16, 2013 at 05:52 PM PDT

Save Colorado Court Costs

by Ronald England

In an article on Huntington Post, James Holmes Prosecution Could Call 3,500 Potential Witnesses In Trial Of Aurora Theater Shooting Suspect, it is reported:

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Court documents say prosecutors in the Colorado theater shootings have listed about 3,500 potential witnesses they could call during the trial of defendant James Holmes.

The estimate was in a motion filed Tuesday. None of the witnesses have been publicly identified.

There is no need to waste court costs or jury duty time on having to listen to 3,500 witnesses. Move the courtroom to the scene have all the witnesses that were in the theater that afternoon in their seats. Leaving open the seats of those killed.

Swear the audience witnesses in, and ask who shot at them that day. Have them identify the individual.

Send the case to the jury. Get their verdict. March the convicted outside, and execute the Bastard.

That is the speedy trial the dead deserve.

Case closed  

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The most important part of the Constitution of the United States is the Preamble. It can be read for each, or with each phrase in the Constitution.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.

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So how do we clean up the mess that the GOP has made of every State’s Republican Form of Government, and shall protect? It is the mission of Democratic Party candidate for any office, dog catcher to President that they will support reform of the redistricting of all government office representation districts. The GOP has made it their mission to take control of every state legislature for the purpose to permanently destroy “Republican Form of Government” by anyone other than themselves. It is time to storm the gates and demand that this criminal organization known as the GOP be stop in its tracks from destroying our “Republican Form of Government”.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.
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Article. I.
Section. 4.

The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.

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Everyone needs to stop using the god damn word "Friends!"

Fuck it. They are the enemy!

Kerry and the Democratic Party, lost the elections using that Term!
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Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 07:43 PM PDT

UNDERSTAND the GOP or die

by Ronald England

The GOP has a plan and right out of the John Birch Society. Do any of you remember who was Romney's former campiagn manager until he died? It was Paul Weyrich! Do the research and he has a handbook manual for destroying America!

Also see Morton Blackwell's faudulent 501(C), The Leadership Institute. Blackwell has the founder of the John Birch Society , unless he has removed him, listed as being on the Board of Directors. The guy has been dead since about 1985 in the shoot down of the Koren airliner. He by the way is the only Democrat on the Board. I bet he has some real wing ding conversations with teh other Board Members.

Here is a site on Paul Weyrich's Training Manual.

Paul Weyrich's Training Manual

To read the original training manual from the Free Congress Foundation called The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement, click here.

The following has been copied from the Yurica Report:

Conquering by Stealth and Deception

How the Dominionists Are Succeeding in Their Quest for National Control and World Power

By Katherine Yurica

September 14, 2004

Americans and the main-stream media have been very slow in catching on to the fact that we are in a war-a war that is cultural, religious and political. One document not mentioned in The Despoiling of America is the closeted manual that reveals how the right wing in American politics can get and keep power. It was created under the tutelage of Paul Weyrich , the man who founded the Free Congress Foundation. Conservative leaders consider Weyrich to be the "most powerful man in American politics today." There is no question of his immense influence in conservative circles. He is also considered the founder of the Heritage Foundation , a conservative think tank made possible with funding from Joseph Coors and Richard Mellon-Scaife. Weyrich served as the Founding President from 1973-1974.

To get a sense of how revolutionary the political fight for power in the U.S. is, we need to look at a few quotes from what has been dubbed, "Paul Weyrich's Teaching Manual," the Free Congress Foundation's strategic plan on how to gain control of the government of the U.S. Written by Eric Heubeck, and titled, "The Integration of Theory and Practice: A Program for the New Traditionalist Movement," the document is no longer available at the Free Congress Foundation's website for obvious reasons. But excerpts are published at the Yurica Report . The excerpts explain why the Dominionists are winning; the tactics they endorse are sheer Machiavellian:

I have paraphrased the four immoral principles of the Dominionist movement as the following:

1) Falsehoods are not only acceptable, they are a necessity. The corollary is: The masses will accept any lie if it is spoken with vigor, energy and dedication.

2) It is necessary to be cast under the cloak of "goodness" whereas all opponents and their ideas must be cast as "evil."

3) Complete destruction of every opponent must be accomplished through unrelenting personal attacks.

4) The creation of the appearance of overwhelming power and brutality is necessary in order to destroy the will of opponents to launch opposition of any kind.

According to Jeffry Sharlet, Hitler's Mein Kampf and William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich are studied as textbooks in a particular leadership training group he wrote about in Harper's magazine.

Eric Heubeck, the author of Mr. Weyrich's manual, does not mince words. Here is a sample of the most immoral political program ever adopted by a political movement in this country. Notice that the manual begins with the adoption of the fundamental fact of Machiavellianism:

"This essay is based on the belief that the truth of an idea is not the primary reason for its acceptance. Far more important is the energy and dedication of the idea's promoters-in other words, the individuals composing a social or political movement.

"We must, as Mr. Weyrich has suggested, develop a network of parallel cultural institutions existing side-by-side with the dominant leftist cultural institutions. The building and promotion of these institutions will require the development of a movement that will not merely reform the existing post-war conservative movement, but will in fact be forced to supersede it-if it is to succeed at all-because it will pursue a very different strategy and be premised on a very different view of its role in society..

"There will be three main stages in the unfolding of this movement. The first stage will be devoted to the development of a highly motivated elite able to coordinate future activities. The second stage will be devoted to the development of institutions designed to make an impact on the wider elite and a relatively small minority of the masses. The third stage will involve changing the overall character of American popular culture..

"Our movement will be entirely destructive, and entirely constructive. We will not try to reform the existing institutions. We only intend to weaken them, and eventually destroy them. We will endeavor to knock our opponents off-balance and unsettle them at every opportunity. All of our constructive energies will be dedicated to the creation of our own institutions..

"We will maintain a constant barrage of criticism against the Left. We will attack the very legitimacy of the Left. We will not give them a moment's rest. We will endeavor to prove that the Left does not deserve to hold sway over the heart and mind of a single American.  We will offer constant reminders that there is an alternative, there is a better way. When people have had enough of the sickness and decay of today's American culture, they will be embraced by and welcomed into the New Traditionalist movement. The rejection of the existing society by the people will thus be accomplished by pushing them and pulling them simultaneously.

"We will use guerrilla tactics to undermine the legitimacy of the dominant regime.

"We must create a countervailing force that is just as adept as the Left at intimidating people and institutions that are used as tools of left-wing activism but are not ideologically committed, such as Hollywood celebrities, multinational corporations, and university administrators. We must be feared, so that they will think twice before opening their mouths.

"We will be results-oriented rather than good intentions-oriented. Making a good-faith effort and being ideologically sound will be less important than advancing the goals of the movement.

"We need more people with fire in the belly, and we need a message that attracts those kinds of people.. We must reframe this struggle as a moral struggle, as a transcendent struggle, as a struggle between good and evil. And we must be prepared to explain why this is so. We must provide the evidence needed to prove this using images and simple terms.."

In actuality, the concept that dominionist minded conservatives should establish parallel or dual institutions is a new form of segregation. This is especially apparent when a conservative institution offers the same services or products as the liberal oriented institutions. In other words, if it is not possible for dominionists to takeover or grab power in every institution-they create a parallel world so that the left is to be separated and segregated from the right and conservatives are urged to purchase from the conservative institutions.

The fact that Weyrich's plan has actually been instituted is all around us. The Council on Foreign Relations is mimicked by the secretive dominionist Council for National Policy. [2] The so called "liberal" press is countered with Fox News and Sun Myung Moon's Washington Times , and dominionist talk show hosts spew their right wing political views and venom from coast to coast. Public schools are countered with private home and chartered schools. And in the last few months a move has been made within the churches to break-up and divide denominations along the lines of conservative beliefs in certain social issues so that two sets of churches will be created: one that practices right wing politics and one that is liberal!

It almost mimics what Jesus said he would do in the Bible: those on the Lord's left will be cast into outer darkness, those on the Lord's right will be the chosen elect, the over-comers of God's people. This biblical imagery appears to be a powerful biblical affirmation for church-goers who desire to be on the Lord's "right" politically as well-until one realizes that when the two groups of people stand facing the Lord-the mirror image is reversed: those on his right will be those facing him on the left; those on the Lord's left will be those facing him on the Lord's right!  It's just an aside, but it suggests to me that justice will actually be done, when the Lord says, "I never knew you" to those who loudly proclaim their hypocritical religious devotion to him, while ignoring his command to feed the poor and cloth the naked. The biblical passage goes on to say that those about to be cast out ask, "When did we fail to feed the poor and cloth the naked?" The answer is: "In as much as you did it unto the least of these my children-you did it unto me." When dominionists seek to privatize medicare and social security, and deregulate corporate controls on whole industries, so that the poor and needy become poorer and needier, they have done it to the Lord.

 To read more from Katherine Yurica on this manual click here. Last updated: February-2005

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I want to ask a serious question to members of Daily Kos community.

What is the meaning of these words?

"or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

First Amendment - Religion and Expression

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

This is unconstitutional:

Congress cannot pass laws that do these: "or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

If it is unconstitutional for the President and Congress to abridge the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government, it is unconstitutional for any state government to do it as well.

TEACHERs and State workers Union cannot be broken deprived of their rights.
 

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Sat Aug 06, 2011 at 10:52 AM PDT

Civil Rights Act (1964)

by Ronald England

I am not a lawyer, but I see a total failure of our entire juridical system in combating the GOP continued assault on everyone's right to vote.

First and foremost there is no such thing as state rights to vote. What do I mean by that statement?

No state is able to pass any law preventing a citizen from voting. Whatever Federal law on voting applies to state voting rights. How? If you are prevented from voting in a state election and also prevented from being able to vote in Federal Elections that the "Civil Rights Act (1964)" ensures every person can vote.

It is call redistricting and it divides the population into districts for representation in Congress.

If you are able to vote in Federal Elections you cannot be denied the right to vote in state and local elections.

So what does this have to do with the vote suppression efforts of the GOP?

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Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 11:25 AM PDT

Mr. President

by Ronald England

If what I hear is true about the President making a deal with the GOP on the Debt Ceiling, then I am done with this President and the Democratic Party.
I will not support either in any manner. I will not fund or do any work for any Democratic Party candidate or issue.

Mr. President your mission was to correct the criminal behavior and acts commented by the GOP. Instead of pursuing that mission you  have re-enforce those activities and made them policy. Instead of driving a stake into the heart of the criminal GOP enterprise you have put a stake into the heart of the Democratic Party.

My Democratic Congressmen and Senators, Jerry Connolly, Jim Webb, and Mark Warner by voting time after time with the GOP on Bush Tax cuts and Healthcare betrayed the Democratic Party and the Virginian Voters who supported and voted for them.

Why would anyone stand with a party that has no backbone for American values?

You lost my money, my support, and my votes.
I QUIT!

We The People” QUIT!

Ronald England

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