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The Declaration of Independence Redux

I thought this would be a good time to actually reread and review the actual document American's hold so dear without understanding the full implications of it in the present world. It really could be about right now and not always about King George. "He" means "He" except where it could be "She". It all depends on where you are. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America 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 a

Hilary Clinton-Lessons in Old Commentary

  Yes, I understand Hilary is old news and maybe even no news, but sometimes there are lessons in going back ( after all isn't that what historians do?) over the lessons of the past to get to the future. I think so. Hilary Clinton 2016 As I watch a Hilary Clinton clip from 1995 where she passionately expounds on the rights of women being the rights of all, I can hardly contain my skepticism of her. What I feel about Hilary Clinton is what I feel about all political con men.   A con man will not tell you anything that s(he) does not already know that you know.   When Hilary Clinton or any other politician says what millions before her and contemporaneous with her are saying, she is only saying it because she has the power of wealth to say it. She, like most politicians, has no real philosophy or belief other than an expedient liberal plea and support of those who back her. She does not lead, she follows the shallow interests of her own class and the misinformed chants of her sup

all the many reasons it will only change when we mean it to.

 written in 2008 I always attempt to show why or at least how history shows that whether it is palestine, cuba, vietnam, old or young, rich or poor, nothing ever changes not because it's not meant to, but because its not supposed to. And, of course, thats where we come in, do we mean it to? Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Conquest, War, Famine and Death Famine, Pestilence, War, Cruelty, Climate Change, Arrogance There's a stretch between Mexicali and San Felipe between two small mountain ranges that is just a two- lane road with no shoulders and drop offs on each side, about twenty feet almost straight down. At the bottom of the drop off road shoulders is the occasional wreck, someone who went off and depending on the shape of the vehicle, one may be able to safely predict whether or not anyone survived. It's not far down there but depending on what wheels go over first, a rollover is almost certainly guaranteed. I've never been over this stretch of road without t

Only a few actual issues

written 2022 There are only a few actual issues in the world which are repeated often enough, over and over, throughout history, it seems to anyone in the present, wherever that present may be, disguised as something new by modern technology and conventional wisdom, it may all seem new. Because History doesnt reflect reality of the historical moment, being built on whoever is in power and managing the interpretation of the moment, reality always seems to contain a strong element of unresolved, complicated nuances. This is, mainly because over the course of centuries, men have controlled the narrative through their religions and insistence that nations, governments are the most ordinate of authority, next to god. In the rare occurrence when a woman or man who understands what limits power inherently has, that it normally corrupts, these have been unable to do little to change the discourse to a more real relationship between government and governed. They are, first, the main elephan