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December 16, 2014


Simply ran out of time.  We leave the previous entry in place.
December 15, 2014

From “our” Marine:


My personal history has made me hesitant to share this due to potential appearance of conflict of interest.  Yet as a citizen who cares, and in accord with the Oath of enlistment  -- which includes the permanent obligation to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic, which I believe includes apathy, and a lack of knowledge of civics including the obligations of good citizenship --  how could I not share?

On this Bill of Rights Day, I ask you read the following.  Should you offer prayers as suggested near the end, I ask you include in those prayers a special place for Brian Terry and his family.  I also ask you become rabid about sharing this: make it go viral.  Let no person in the USA be able to not see this on this Bill of Rights Day, four years after Brian Terry’s death; four years that have yet to bring closure for the family…or society at large.

Every day is Bill of Rights Day.  Every day is Veterans Day.  Every day is Memorial Day.  Every day is Independence Day.  Every day our society, and particularly our government, need tending.  Every day.





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/iCA2t [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, and would rather have twice that, by December 23, 2014.



Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, having been imprisoned for seven months in Mexico essentially for making a wrong turn at least in part due to complicity of governments of Mexico and/or the USA [
at night on a badly marked highway in a section undergoing construction] has been released.  Praise be.

Details have been sketchy at best.  At least for now, that is probably best.  Reportedly, the Mexican Judge ordered the release on humanitarian grounds, allegedly because the young man needs treatment for PTSD and Mexico has no means to provide it.  Why that couldn't have been done at least 6.5  months ago, is not too clear.  We have no idea of what has become of or will become of his vehicle, loaded with virtually everything he owned.  [What will come of his firearms in particular?]  Unfortunately, some bleeeeeeps in California, as we suggested was likely to happen [to Greta Von Susteren] at least as far back as June 2, are making noises about charges of violations of Californias' [unconstitutional] gun statutes.

The release was announced late in the
afternoon on the last Friday before the midterm election.  [We had figured it would come late in the afternoon on the last Friday before another political event a month earlier, the House Hearing on the question held October 1.]

A petition requiring The White House demand release of Sgt. Tahmooressi was put up on the WhiteHouse.gov site [presumably by his mother].  It met the theoretical threshold number for a response May 30, and a response  -- if you can call it that: t
he "response" seems to us to be hardly responsive, and certainly nebulous --  was issued by The White House [in a Friday dump going into a holiday weekend, no less; fondness for orchestration of news?], on August 29.

We learned something from that; it took essentially 3 times as long for The White House to issue the "response" as was permitted for gathering signatures to qualify for it.  When added to something else we knew about that petition feature  -- that the threshold had been raised a couple of times...and just might be again, at convenience of the Administration --  it seemed appropriate to look into an "adjustment" to that process.  We created a new petition.  We have not been able to muster sufficient energy for it to keep it as active as our "Hierarchy of Law" one, but we have offered it a couple of outings...and expect to make it available again shortly.



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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