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October 22, 2014


Why vote?


We probably cannot fully answer that question here, but we can offer some ideas, some insights, and, hopefully, energize the juices of a few minds such that they will be able to at least reasonably answer the question with respect to their own activities.

“Why vote?  It only encourages them.”

An old joke we heard from a WWII veteran: we do not know where that veteran got it or when, but suspect it goes back to about WWII, perhaps earlier.


If you are a millennial, you might want to vote because you’re very life may depend on it.  Really.  Literally.  Everything in your life literally depends on the results of the next election.  The people elected will largely control your finances, your opportunities, your Health Care.  As a result, even your personal relationships will be extensively impacted by the results of the next election.

If you are unemployed, you might want to vote because the impacts of government are immense and pervasive and have serious effects on both the availability of jobs and the resources one might have to rely on when one does not have a job.

If you are employed, you might want to vote because of the difference between your nominal wage or salary, and the bottom line in your paycheck.  And because it is one of the rare opportunities to choose the individuals who are to be shepherding that difference, allegedly for the betterment of us all.

If you are a senior, you might want to vote to perhaps improve the legacy to the younger citizenry.  Surely the burden of the national debt approaching $18,000,000,000,000 at this moment, and expected to increase significantly over the next few years, is a shabby inheritance to leave to younger generations: when one is ultimately judged, either in another existence if there is one or in the memories of those left behind, it may weigh heavily on the scale.

Please note that to each of these, the almighty dollar is a major factor.  True whether one is “poor”, “middle class”, “wealthy”, even if one is of “the 1%”.

So, for us, the short answer to the question of “why vote?”, is this: it’s your money.



We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”, largely designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the US to adopt positions in line with such.  Do you really want the UN telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?


Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution.  More, here.  Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site to sign: http://wh.gov/ilAOP  [making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].

Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.

If you are familiar with the place “III”, or “3%” holds in the gun rights realm, then it becomes simple: just 3% of the “likes” for National Association for Gun Rights on Facebook would be sufficient.  A similar proportion of NRA “likes” would get the job done as well.  That doesn’t go directly to questions of sovereignty, either; those who dislike “foreign entanglements”; those opposed to the Law of the Sea Treaty; or any number of other specifics, each of which would be covered by the proposal at issue.  [Gun people tend to not be “joiners”, so the potential pool from such resources could be far greater than indicated by “likes” for NRA or NAGR, so the proportion needed might be significantly less…but every signature counts, as does timeliness; please do whatever research you need to make yourself comfortable with signing ASAP and sign].
The confirmation email for having created a petition includes:

 Until your petition has 150 signatures,  
it will only be available from the following URL and will not be publicly  
viewable on the Open Petitions section of We the People


We need 100,000 signatures by October 24, 2014.



The petition requiring The White House demand release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is no longer available for signatures.  It met the theoretical threshold number for a response May 30, and a response  -- if you can call it that --  was issued by The White House [in a Friday dump going into a holiday weekend, no less], on August 29: it took essentially 3 times as long for The White House to issue the "response" as was permitted for gathering signatures to qualify for a response.

The "response" seems to us to be hardly responsive, and certainly nebulous...a bit like the way this Administration flounts terms like "many" or "some" in referring to numbers; not particularly helpful and perhaps counter-productive.

Sgt. Tahmooressi has been in prison in Mexico for now some 5 months, essentially for making a wrong turn at night on a badly marked highway in a section undergoing construction.

CIC, which used to mean "Commander in Chief", apparently now refers to "Clown"   -- or perhaps "Coward" --  in Chief."



September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging.  Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.

This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections].  A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise.  [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]

Too often, we may go on too long.  We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.

One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time.  We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].


That will have to do for today: life interrupts.


Addendum, October 4, 2011

Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.

Addendum, October 6, 2011

We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.

Addendum, December 9, 2011

We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much.  Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first.  We hope this makes things easier for visitors.


Change is not sufficient; we need improvement.






(general) PLAN

Exercise integrity, and encourage others to do so: Support each other, and encourage others to do so;

Educate ourselves, and encourage others to do so; Use the term Usann, and encourage others to do so;

Resist tyranny, and encourage others to do so; Exercise authority over officials, and encourage others to do so;

And take the country back, one day, one moment, at a time.

Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.

We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.


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To the extent that you think reasonable

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and what it would cost you, in energy and money, to then make it and keep it available on the web --

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