Voices of our Soul

A tender hug.  A warm kiss.  A clear blue sky.  A waterfall.  An I love you.  A snow-capped mountain.  Endless plains.  Endless Oceans.  A smile.  The Grand Canyon.  A soft hand-in-hand.  Sunshine.  A playful puppy.  Springtime air.  Birth.

Wisdom.  Reverence.  Honor.  Truth.  Humility.  Authenticity.  Respect.  Civility.  Charity.  Tolerance.  Sacrifice.

Uplifting.  Spiritual.  Nourishing.  Abundant.  Possible.  Awesome.  Hopeful.  Inspirational.

Humanity.  Love.  Faith.  Belief.  Song.  Glory.  Prayer.

Peace.  Love.  Penitence.  Salvation.

God.  The Father.  The Almighty.  The Lord.

These are the voices of our soul.

The voices of serpents, sirens, and atheists sometimes seem louder.  Sometimes seem sensible.  Sometimes seem valuable.  And then we awake.  From the darkness.  And hear our soul again.  And are bathed in beauty.

We don’t need anyone to guide us.  We know.  We just know.

New Year 2022 is upon us.  Reflection and renewal are upon us.  Rebirth is upon us.  The voices of our soul are calling.

United States of America, In Name Only

We the People founded the United States of America “in Order to form a more perfect Union”.  Some say we’ve been largely successful, some say we’ve got a long way to go.

Those with the bully pulpits say we never can succeed.  Not unless they re-write the Constitution and eliminate the Bill of Rights.  Not unless they remove the names, statutes, and paintings of the Founding Fathers.  Not unless they adopt a different version of history, an unquestionable version.  Not unless they teach our children to judge people by the color of their skin.

Are those with the bully pulpits right?  Are they the only ones who know how to “form a more perfect Union”?  Is their silencing of all who question them the proper path?

The United States of America used to be defined by the Constitution and Bill of Rights, as lawfully amended from time to time.  It used to be defined by national borders, protected by armed forces and immigration laws.  It used to be defined by E pluribus unum, represented by one flag and one anthem.  It’s no longer any of that.

The United States of America used to be a nation in which Congress declared war, not the President.  It used be a nation in which the President obeyed and enforced all laws, including immigration, voting, and unreasonable searches and seizures.  It used to be a nation in which Congress created more laws by legislative debate, and the President created fewer laws by executive order and mandate.  It’s no longer any of that.

The United States of America used to cherish freedom from overreaching government.  On July 4, 1776, it commenced an armed insurrection against overreaching government in Great Britain.  It guaranteed We the People freedom from overreaching government, by including Article X in the Bill of Rights: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”  The United States of America no longer is any of that.  It absolutely, positively, definitely, and most assuredly no longer is any of that.

Believers of all stripes may debate whether the United States of America now is more or less perfect, but there can be no honest debate about the fact that the United States of America absolutely, positively, definitely, and most assuredly no longer is what it was.  It is the United States of America, in name only.

But the United States of America need not be what those with the bully pulpits say it is.  It can be what it once was.  If We the People say so.

When asked what the United States of America is, Benjamin Franklin replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

May We the People be blessed with the wisdom and courage to “keep it”.

You Cannot Shout “Fire!” In A Theatre

The Constitution (not Congress, the President, or the media) created the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court alone has the authority to say what is, and what is not, constitutional.  That core American principle was explained in the Opinion by Chief Justice John Marshall in the case of Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137 (1803):

“The Government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. … The Constitution vests the whole judicial power of the United States in one Supreme Court, and such inferior courts as Congress shall, from time to time, ordain and establish. … It is emphatically the province and duty of the Judicial Department to say what the law is.”

The Supreme Court alone has the authority to say what is, and what is not, constitutionally protected First Amendment Free Speech.  That core American principle was partially explained by in the Opinion by Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in the case of Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919):

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”

Congressional leaders, the President, and the media also say noone can shout “Fire!” in a theatre.  Yet, they insist that everyone can set fire to a theatre — and to a courthouse, police precinct, and everything else — so long as they set the fire during a mostly peaceful protest that advocates their point of view.  And they insist that everyone can set fire to every institution and neighborhood — so long as it isn’t their institution or neighborhood.

America is on a path away from law, away from civil society.  Disorder and division are a way of life.  Congressional leaders, the President, and the media openly issue threats against the Supreme Court, and loudly call Supreme Court Justices racist and illegitimate.  Politics now is personal agenda, democracy and truth be damned.  “Of the people, by the people, for the people” and “E pluribus unum” are mere memories.

Congress, the President, and the media have set fire to America.  But this is not the first time the fire has been set from within.  America has survived internal fires before, and America can put this fire out too.  May we never forget the preamble to the Constitution:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

COVID-19 Vaccines: The White House Cover-Up

(Revised December 6, 2021)

Joe Biden was inaugurated President on January 20, 2021.  On that day, he promised unity and truth.

On that day, his Press Secretary made the following promise about COVID-19 vaccines: “There are a number of ways to combat misinformation.  One of them is accurate information and truth and data and sharing information even when it is hard to hear.”

The vaccines are no small matter.  They are chemicals that are injected into the bodies of human beings.  The injections are mandated, without regard to a person’s age, health, medicine usage, environment, pregnancy status, religious objections, health care preferences, or COVID-19 antibodies.

The vaccines were invented late in 2020.  How long the vaccines will remain effective is unknown.  What side effects the vaccines will cause are unknown.  How the vaccines will interact with other medicines is unknown.

Thinking people have questions.  Their questions have not been answered.  Many thinking people believe that the answers to their questions are being hidden.  Thinking people wonder why they’re told to “follow the science”, and, at the same time, the science (i.e., the scientific data) is being hidden.  Thinking people wonder why their questions are not being answered.

Some thinking people are a group of “at least 30 are scientists and professors from universities like Harvard, Yale, Brown, and UCLA.”  “After the FDA denied the group an expedited records request of all data pertaining to the licensing of Pfizer’s vaccine, Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency filed a lawsuit in September in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.”  The FDA responded to the group’s lawsuit by filing a request with the court to delay full disclosure for 55 years.  Yes, 55 years.

Breitbart News reported the above information about the lawsuit on its breitbartnews.com website at https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/11/20/fda-wants-to-wait-until-2076-to-fully-release-pfizer-coronavirus-vaccine-data/ in a November 20, 2021 article titled “FDA Wants to Wait Until 2076 to Fully Release Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Data”.

In December 2021, people who want to follow the science received some help.  It’s help that the loudest politicians and pundits with the biggest bully pulpits have failed to discover and disclose.

Just the News published information about the effectiveness of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines on its justthenews.com website at https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/covid-vaccine-mandates-undermined-research-sponsored-vaccine-makers in a December 5, 2021 article titled “COVID vaccine mandates undermined by research sponsored by vaccine makers, feds”.

The following excerpts from the news article will help people who want to follow the science now, instead of waiting 55 years:

“Recent COVID-19 research sponsored by vaccine makers and the federal government may actually undermine the rationale for vaccine mandates.  Two studies published last month in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) showed statistically insignificant differences between participants who received vaccinations or placebos in Pfizer and Moderna trials.”

“Indiana University medical professor Allon Friedman flagged the studies in a Brownstone Institute essay Thursday, calling their design ‘the gold standard and most rigorous scientific tool available to examine cause and effect relationships’ between vaccination and death.”

“’Simply put, the very best scientific evidence currently available to mankind does not support the widely held contention’ that these vaccines lower the risk of death in the studied time period.”

“In a preprint study awaiting peer review, the CDC’s own COVID-19 Response Team and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons found no distinction by vaccination status when considering infectiousness.”

The Roman Empire: It Fell From Within

The Roman Empire ruled the world.  It was mightier than mighty.  It was wealthier than wealthy.  It even took the Greek Gods and turned them into Roman Gods.  Yet, it fell.  How did that happen?  We’ve been told it fell from within.  What does that mean?

In America, this is what it means.  All republicans, White and Black alike, are racist White supremacists.  It’s a moral imperative to teach our children that Whites and Blacks are different from birth, and for the FBI to silence all parents who disagree.  The National Anthem and American Flag are repulsive symbols of America’s birth in 1619.  All vestiges of the Founding Fathers must be erased.  Free speech and the free exercise of religion no longer are free.  One Man One Vote is a pipe dream, as is equal justice under the law.  “Rules for thee, but not for me” is not the same as “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”  Superman no longer stands for “truth, justice, and the American way”.

And there’s more.  There’s the cultural mores taught to our children by everyone other than the deplorables.  It’s a broad brush to say that hedonism, narcism, amorality, and vulgarity have become America’s religion.  The devil is in the details.  Listen to and look at what pundits, politicians, and performers teach our children all day every day.

Listen to the language used by pundits, politicians, and performers.  Listen to the lyrics of WAP by Cardi B, a Grammy Award winner.  Look at the idolization of immodesty and misogyny that fills every nook and cranny.  Look at the red carpet gowns.  Ask your 11-year-old daughter what she thinks.  (Yes.  I said your daughter.  I didn’t say your child who identifies with its genetic code formerly known as female.)

And look at the November 14, 2021 article titled “ Cover Band ‘Brass Against’ Apologizes For Singer Peeing On Audience Member During Rage Against The Machine Song”.  Breitbart News published the article on its website breitbart.com at https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2021/11/14/cover-band-brass-against-apologizes-for-singer-peeing-on-audience-member-during-rage-against-the-machine-song/.

Here’s an excerpt from the article, which reports on a performance by a rock band named Brass Against:  “Sophia Urista, the lead singer for the eight-member band, told the crowd ‘I gotta pee’ during the group’s set at the ‘Welcome to Rockville’ music festival in Daytona Beach, Florida.  In the middle of a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Wake Up’ (the song played over the end credits of the original Matrix film), she continued, ‘I can’t make it to the bathroom.  So we might as well make a show out of it.’  Urista called a middle-aged man with a beer can stuck to his forehead to climb onstage.  ‘I’mma piss in this motherfucker’s mouth,’ she told the audience.  And as promised, she made the concertgoer lie flat on stage while she dropped her pants and let out a nearly 15-second stream, all while continuing to perform her vocals.”

That’s the America we gave to our children.  That’s what it means to fall from within.

Fox News

Many American Presidents have done at least one good thing for America.  President Ronald Reagan was one of them.  He gave us Rupert Murdoch, who then gave us Fox News.

I hear cries of heresy all around.  Millions of Americans are reacting to what I just said by filling our nation’s cities with murder and mayhem.  With what America’s rulers call mostly peaceful protests.

Let’s pause.  Let’s give the flaming police stations and courthouses time to finish burning and then cool.  Let’s give the looted stores time to re-stock their shelves or shut their doors forever.  Let’s give social media time to modify their algorithms, to cancel any person who mentions Ronald Reagan.

Okay, now let’s resume.

There is only one question for deplorables and non-deplorables alike.  If it’s fine and dandy for every politician and pundit to claim that fiction is fact, why isn’t it fine and dandy for Fox News to do the same (as alleged by America’s rulers)?

I’m still waiting for Barak Obama to close Guantanamo.  I’m still waiting for the photographs of Hillary Clinton landing under sniper fire in Bosnia.  I’m still waiting for CNN and MSNBC to produce their evidence that Hunter Biden’s laptop is Russian disinformation.

Richard Nixon hated The Washington Post.  America’s rulers hate Fox News.  No ruler of that ilk wants to be exposed.  But exposing is exactly what the Fourth Estate is supposed to do.  And no network does it as reliably as Fox News.

If Fox News lied as much as America’s rulers claim, America’s rulers would spend all day every day publishing proof of the lies.  But they don’t.  Because they can’t.  Because the alleged plethora of lies doesn’t exist.  It’s America’s rulers who tell lies.  Lies made up out of whole cloth.  Like when they declared that parents who complain to their local school boards are domestic terrorists.

When Fox News began, I couldn’t stand to watch it.  I thought it was inaccurate and un-American.  I did not believe a Deep State exists.  I did not believe the Fourth Estate is an arm of the Democrat Party.  Boy, was I wrong.

Thank you President Ronald Reagan.  Than you Rupert Murdoch.  Thank you Fox News.  Thank you Tucker Carlson.  Thank you all, for your brave patriotism, for exposing the truth.

Fox News is our best hope for truth, justice, and the American way.

Merrick Garland, America’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer

On October 21, 2021, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified under oath before the House Judiciary Committee.

Phil Rizzuto’s play-by-play commentary would be “Holy Cow!”

Imagine hiring a former Supreme Court nominee (albeit an unapproved nominee) to be the Chief Security Officer for your home.

Imagine your Chief Security Officer telling you he has no idea how many of the many intruders to your home are being prosecuted for breaking into your home.  Imagine him reporting your mother to the FBI for being a domestic terrorist, the only reason being that the employment agency that got him his job told him to report her.  Imagine his son-in-law getting a financial reward for every book that every intruder left on your children’s bookshelves that teaches your children to judge people by the color of their skin.

America’s chief law enforcement officer is no different than your Chief Security Officer.  Merrick Garland’s testimony was exactly that.

Holy Cow!  But, wait a minute.  Stop.  Don’t react without thinking.  Think.  Was Merrick Garland’s behavior any different than that of anyone else who rules over America?

No.  Absolutely not.  Not a single one of America’s rulers hesitate to make one thing clear.  One very important thing clear.  Crystal clear.

At every opportunity, in every way possible, the people who rule America proudly demonstrate the fact that they rule America.  That they are above the law.  That they can do whatever they want.  That they are entirely unaccountable.  Why else would they flaunt behavior they know would incriminate or shame anyone else, if caught?

America’s chief law enforcement officer showed America that he considers law enforcement to be political gamesmanship.  America already knew that, but hearing it directly from the Attorney General’s mouth while testifying unabashedly under oath … well, that’s truly something existentially different.

Merrick Garland crossed the line.  It’s unacceptable for any Attorney General to behave as he behaves.  Completely unacceptable.

Merrick Garland’s Memorandum dated October 4, 2021 outraged Americans.  It explicitly set the FBI against all parents in our nearly 14,000 public school districts.  It explicitly says parents expressing themselves non-violently at school board meetings “runs counter to our nation’s core values.”  (During his October 21, 2021 testimony, he ultimately admitted parents do have a constitutional right to do so.)  His Memorandum is his legacy.  It defines who he is.  It defines who the rulers of America are.

Declaration of Independence #2

On July 4, 1776, America’s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.  It’s primary author was Thomas Jefferson.  An inspirational memorial to him is in America’s capital.  He wrote:

“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 among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”.

With the 2016 Presidential election, the Declaration of Independence #2 began.  Murder and mayhem became the order of the day.  Lawlessness took control of America’s institutions and cities.  The media modeled itself after Pravda.  The lessons of Martin Luther King, Jr. were cancelled.  Racist lost all meaning.  The Deep State came out of the closet.

The coup de grâce came on October 18, 2021 (245 years after the Declaration of Independence).  The New York City Public Design Commission unanimously voted to remove the statute of Thomas Jefferson from the City Council chambers in City Hall.

The forces behind the Declaration of Independence #2 proudly declare their actions to be exactly what the Declaration of Independence says: “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new Government”.  They proudly declare their “Right” to “institute new Government” that they define and they control because they know best about everything. Everyone else is evil. Everyone else must be silenced.

We the People of the United States of America proudly declare the opposite.  We are a nation of laws.  E pluribus unum.  God bless America.  Of thee I sing.  One nation under God.  I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  The Constitution.  The Founding Fathers.  Separate but equal is unconstitutional.  One person one vote.  I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.  Rejected: At birth, White and Black babies are not the same.  Rejected: I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.  Rejected: All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

We the People now often ask a question: Is it too late to save America?  My answer is simple: It’s too late only if We the People say it’s too late.  There’s only one Declaration of Independence.

Domestic Terrorists Question the Covid-19 Vaccine

The consequences of America’s investment in China’s Covid-19 research are devastating.  America’s investment has killed more than 4,000,000 around the world, including more than 700,000 in America.  Nobody disagrees with any of these facts.

However, there is disagreement among the scientific community and the political community about the pros and cons of taking the Covid-19 vaccines.

People who rule Americans’ lives insist that “Follow the science” is synonymous with “Take the vaccine”.  They insist that any person who questions the vaccines is a Domestic Terrorist who must be cancelled.

Medical experts at prestigious medical institutions who express a contrary view do so at their own peril.

Should Americans unquestioningly trust and rely on what is said by the people who rule their lives?  Are people who question the vaccines really Domestic Terrorists?

Well, there’s a lot of hyperbolic rhetoric filled with certitude blasting from the mouths and microphones of the people who rule Americans’ lives.  So, let’s slow down.  Let’s take a deep breath.  Let’s see if there’s any information that tends to prove or disprove that the hyperbolic rhetoric is anything other than hyperbolic rhetoric.

Well, there actually is a lot of information that proves the hyperbolic rhetoric is nothing more than hyperbolic rhetoric.  However, for the sake of simplicity, all it takes is to read the news.  No, not the news published in America.  The news published outside America, where the news isn’t published by the people who rule Americans’ lives.

Al Jazeera published an October 8, 2021 article on its website aljazeera.com that is titled “Finland joins other Nordic nations in curbing Moderna shots”.  The article reports that “Finland has joined other Nordic countries in suspending or discouraging the use of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in certain age groups because of an increased risk of heart inflammation”.

Do you believe that Finland and the other Nordic countries are Domestic Terrorists threatening America?

If so, you probably unquestionably trust and rely on the people who rule Americans’ lives.  You probably also believe that America is being led towards “unity”, and that Americans should teach their children to judge people by the color of their skin.

If not, cancel your Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Turn off CNN and MSNBC.  Enroll your children in a non-government-run school.  Never forget that the Deep State and Fake News are real.  Make your voices heard in the 2022 midterm elections.

Joe Biden Got the Last Laugh

Lots of highly-paid charismatic politicians and pundits have been telling us for a long time that Joe Biden is suffering setback after setback.  They say what they say either because they don’t understand politics, or because they don’t care what they have to say in order to get highly-paid.

Either way, the highly-paid charismatic politicians and pundits accumulate power and wealth.  Either way, their clever words and passionate opinions come and go like a passing breeze.

Take away the clever words and passionate opinions, and what remains?  Undisputed facts remain.  Let’s take a look at some undisputed facts.

When Joe Biden was Vice President, he blackmailed Ukraine for the financial benefit of his son Hunter.  The clever words and passionate opinions about the blackmail have come and gone, and the money remains in the Biden family.

When Joe Biden ran for President, he said his son Hunter and he do not discuss his son’s miraculous overseas financial windfalls in China (America’s number one national security threat), even though they fly together on Air Force 2.  The clever words and passionate opinions about the lie have come and gone, and Joe Biden got to be the President.

When Joe Biden became President, he opened America’s borders and encouraged millions of unvetted, unvaccinated people from around the world to immigrate by paying for their health care, education, and support.  The clever words and passionate opinions about America’s health and safety have come and gone, and the millions of immigrants remain in America.

The list of undisputed truths goes on.

The clever words and passionate opinions of the highly-paid charismatic politicians and pundits came and went like a passing breeze.  Joe Biden ignored them.

Joe Biden did not suffer setback after setback.  He got what he wanted.  He got richer than our Founding Fathers thought possible for a public servant.  He changed the demographics of the nation.  He undermined the First Amendment.  He restored segregation.  He taught the Catholic Church who’s the boss.

After fifty years in government, Joe Biden got the last laugh.