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February 28, 2017
What we’d like to hear at the opener:
“Welcome, and thank you for coming. I mean that; you had a choice, and I appreciate the course you have taken.
With the niceties out of the way, let’s get to it, shall we?
“What we have here, is a failure to communicate”. Literally. The people have not been getting their messages through to Congress; Republicans and Democrats are seemingly at greater odds than ever; the Courts seem to have wandered quite a bit quite often; and Heaven only knows what’s been going on with those who generate “regulations”.
That last we may now have a handle on; one new one means two old ones have to go.
But all this other stuff! Wow.
It wouldn’t be so bad but we’re working on a massive jigsaw puzzle while nobody seems to know what it’s supposed to look like when it’s completed!
One of the first things we’ve got to do is recognize that somebody has to be in charge; that within that context there will be a number of lieutenants; that each of those will have a number of people working on their team.
In this situation, I am the one in charge. That’s how our system works. But half my team is not yet allowed to take the field. Come on, Congress. Now, for a moment, I speak particularly to Democrats who are being obstructionist; continuing to not let my team go to work, having already eaten up 3% of the clock, will lay any failures of this administration largely at the feet of those who are not allowing us to get on with business; a delaying tactic which may well come back to haunt in the next election and the one after that. Because this administration can hardly be blamed for action it could not take because some individuals just couldn’t stand to not have everything their own way.
Confirm those nominated. OK, if you’ve real grounds to deny somebody, get it done so somebody else can be put forward. Of course, I want my first choices; but if you really cannot handle that, then let’s try to find a way to get this government operational.
For now, we’ll be doing the best we can. And you can expect it to still be pretty good: this government needs to be able to operate even under less than the best of circumstances.
Best of circumstances. Wouldn’t that be nice? Well, that’s not what we’ve got, so let’s just all buck up and get to it: we are all volunteers here, in a way. None of us in elective office are here because we chose to not be. If it is awkward or unpleasant, so be it; we either do the job, or we need to get out of the way so somebody else can.
That isn’t pointed at anybody in particular, but to the every of the elected officials in the country."
And then into some knit-one/pearl two more or less detail on how to weave the bulk of the most important and pervasive issues -- immigration/invasion and “border tax”, tax reform, budget and debt, national security and military readiness and foreign relations -- to at least begin to get a look at what the jigsaw puzzle may actually be when it is done.
We don’t expect anything like that. But it’s what we’d like.
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 by way of our "Action Items" page to sign
[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.
We need 100,000 signatures, and would rather have twice that -- how about a half million?
We've a companion petition also accessible through the "Action Items" page 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.