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May 4, 2015
They say that when it rains, it pours. Seems about right.
Got to a point to put in the blog on Sunday and...web connection went South. Couldn't recover to save our bleeeeep. Spent most of the day trying to get things back together; current access most limited and through use of another machine.
With luck, we'll get this mess back on track on the morrow, and more or less caught up in another day or two.
Meanwhile, please sign on to the petitions through our "Action Items" page...and encourage others to also sign...and encourage others. Can you believe that in just about a week of 1 to 5 expansion each day, the 100K signature threshold can be met?
Day one goes from 1 to 5 others for a total of: 6
Day two goes then to 25 more: 31
Third day to 125 more; 156
Day 4, another 625; 781
3125 more on day 5 3906
A 6th generation of 15,625 19,531
A 7th, another 78,125 97,656
We keep beating the bushes looking for people who care enough about preservation of the US as a nation, and preserving The Constitution as well; we continue to be frustrated.
Perhaps it is true: we, as a society, get the government we, in general, deserve...like in public school, working to the lowest commonly held standard.
Of course, it would only take a few minutes from each of admittedly a lot of people -- who are still, however, a very small portion of the population -- to perhaps make a huge impact. Step up: there's an old country lyric about "I'd rather be sorry for something I've done, than for something that I didn't do".
We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”,
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/iBHYi
[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.
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 -- how about a half million? -- by May 31, 2015.
We've a companion petition at
http://wh.gov/iBHYs with the objective of maintaining and even improving this petition access as a tool for responsive government [novel concept, huh?]. Signatures also requested for that one.
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.
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.
Taking no ads, the only revenue to keep this site going is out of our own pockets and should arguably
be going to other things, from the few items sometimes in our store, and whatever
donations might be put in the tip jar on our Comment/Support page.
To the extent that you think reasonable
-- and please think for a moment about how long it would take you to put something like this together,
and what it would cost you, in energy and money, to then make it and keep it available on the web --
we ask you consider contributing to our delinquency.