Here is something which I have no need to introduce, nor talk about. It’s here and we haven’t noticed, and for many, few care.
The one thing about social media is, we get to know the thoughts and desires of people. We post pictures ranging from our pets, children, funny things, sad things, what we’re doing, and the things that make us happy, sad or angry. Quite often, people just complain about what isn’t right with something, usually the government, including the leader of some government. We complain, we yell, we bit_h and moan about what someone is or is not doing, then we point the proverbial finger at those we say should do something… then we stop for a while… waiting for someone to do something, just because we’ve made our complaint known. When nothing changes, we start the process of complaining all over again. At times I wonder if we as a people ever learn anything, especially from our own mistakes and short-comings.
“We the People…” have forgotten that these three words says it all: WE are the ones who are responsible for what we’re experiencing. For those who vote, you are the ones responsible for the person you’re now complaining about, after all, you voted the person into office. Those of us who didn’t vote the person/persons into office – Hey! Your job is no less done than anyone else! When there is someone in office who is causing not only you, but the majority of the nation to suffer, it is EVERYONE’S issue! When will YOU stop pointing your finger while yelling and demanding someone else, “FIX IT!”?
I have a couple of questions for you:
- Do you feel better that you’ve raised your voice, literally or in some social media posting, then drop the subject for a while, only to do it again at some future time?
- Why are you demanding someone else do what you seem unwilling to do? Aren’t YOU somebody, someone?
Okay, maybe you’re feeling a bit out of your element, out of your comfort zone, or you just don’t know where to start; maybe you just feel insecure about doing something you’re not sure you can do alone. If these are some of your reasons, fine, I understand, all us can understand this – all of us have experienced the feeling of being “out of our comfort zone”. So, is there a solution? Is there some way you… all of us can be involved in bringing positive change to the world in which we live?
YES! Most definitely!
I’ll offer the following as an avenue for you to listen, then find what YOU ARE comfortable doing, then join others who are already doing something to bring the positive changes all of us want to see for ourselves and for the future of our loved ones.
I offer an archived radio program (below) as well as future programs which you can listen to repeatedly, you can download the programs and share them with others of like mind, then you can get involved in your own area… wherever you are in the world. The title of the programs are, “How to Make a Better World”. So far, the one below is archived, then there is one coming with the same title, but it’s listed as part 2. Part 3 will air in the first week of November.
You’ve already have the experience of waiting for someone else to do something better, and so far little to nothing is happening, so get involved NOW!
YOU ARE SOMEBODY! Together WE will fix it.
See the “What’s New” page on the following web site:
Start with this archived radio show:
We say we’re all connected, yet we thrive on what divides us.
There was a television series on cable(?) titled, “Falling Skies” not long ago which was about earth being invaded by aliens. This was a very well written series. The story was about a group of aliens which destroyed most of the earth. Its remnant survivors were at times encouraged kindly to accept life on what we’d call, “reservations”. Of course, the star of the series, and those who followed him, refused the offer and fought to the bitter end – which they of course won.
One of the scenes in season one, episode seven was when the opposition/resistance fighters captured one of the enslaved aliens – ones who had been enslaved from its youth told the star of the program that while humans kill their own, they’d never kill one of their own. This hit me as an all out truth about humanity.
As a race of beings, we most often think of ourselves as being superior to all other life on this planet. We study life in almost all ways available to us; some have found ways to alter life, and from what I hear, some think they have created life, in some form or fashion. The thing we seem to have lost is, quality of life – true quality. Politicians and corporations, along with their teams of scientists would have us believing they have created a better life for our whole planet. The question we should be asking ourselves is, “By whose standards?” These are the same people who have taken control of our planet financially and have each of us believing we have to pay them to live on a planet they neither created, or bought. However, most of us in Western civilization have taken well to the belief that we are born into a material world, so it’s only natural to work, buy, vacation (if and when possible), work some more, have children that you give over to the state and ‘social norms’ which someone other than you have created, work some more, then die… OH! Don’t forget to take your daily dose of prescription medicines… they have to keep you in control, after all.
Our so-called world leaders have outlawed nature, but do nothing to legalize free thought and encourage self-responsibility. You are owned, but don’t realize it. You doubt it? Try doing something that harms no one… such as “living off of the grid” as the expression goes – living in a home that does not need electricity, public water service or even a sewage system; if the government knows about it, you’ll most likely find yourself in court, fighting for your right to live cleanly on your own. There are many other experiments you can try, just to find out how free you are.
Religion and the State:
Since I really don’t want to get into writing a book, nor a thesis on this subject, let’s briefly cover two topics which have been in the news recently:
Not long ago, a county clerk (a government employee) in Kentucky decided that her beliefs outweighed a government law/ruling. In brief, she failed to exercise her duties, which neither hurt or harmed anyone. Now, she has every right to take her beliefs to the system in which she works (worked?) and have the government reconsider their ruling, but since this law neither hurts or harms anyone, she should exercise her oath of office, or resign. I see nothing wrong with what Mrs. Davis believes, it is biblically based beliefs, but remember, the U.S.A. is a secular nation, not one built on anyone’s religion. As I’ve stated about gay and lesbian marriages before:
Gay’s and lesbians are HUMANS first and foremost! How you treat them says more about you, than what it says about them. If you don’t really understand why they are as they are – not your biased point of view which is based on beliefs, not facts, then the onus is on you to accept and understand, or be bigoted.
In my youth, I was a member of a Protest Christian denomination, that happened to be, and still is, very fundamental. I was raised to believe that anyone outside of our (now their) denomination was sure to burn in Hell’s fire. There are many to this day that believe this to be true of their denomination and religion. This is why there are so many atheists picking on Christianity – not so much for those that live their faith quietly and in harmony with most everyone else, but for those who are always on a “soap-box”, proclaiming their faith and beliefs.
The one religion which has caught up to, and in some ways, surpassed ‘radical’ Christianity is ‘radical’ Islam. In days of old, Christianity had its darker side; torture, crusades (overly exaggerated by most), forced “conformity” (the word most used in dictionaries with Christianity), then Protestantism, which brought on a whole new light on conformity. But after a few centuries of ‘darkness’, the adherents to such strictness, relaxed and learned to live, or as the expression goes, “play nicely with others”.
Radical Islam (Islam’s word origin comes from the Arabic, meaning, “surrender”. Muslim’s word origin is, “Person who submits”), though in some ways similar to Christianity, is really different. While Christianity demands conformity, Islam is demanding surrender to their way of life – then you will have peace. Ummmm…. peace maybe with Allah, but not with each other apparently.
Here are two points I hope to explain well here:
- For those who fight against Christians who are genuinely loving, just because they’re Christians, why? If someone… anyone shows you genuine love, do you really need to know their beliefs? If a person is wearing a crucifix while helping you, are you truly going to refuse the persons help? Don’t let the few who give any group of people a bad name be all you know and accept.
- With Islam, I have a constant battle in thought about them. While there are many Muslim’s who are genuinely kind and trustworthy, the problem these days is what is constantly in the media – mainstream media as well as alternative media. My issues are: The Koran (English spelling) tells its followers that it’s not only acceptable, but a requirement to lie (tell an untruth) to the infidel (us non-Muslim’s) to accomplish their goals for Allah. In my broad, but still limited knowledge of other religions, Islam is the only one I know which makes this statement. So, with this being stated, and with my own experiences with American Muslim’s, and a few Iranian Muslim’s living and studying here, who showed me they are far from being radical, how do we come to a common ground with the influx of immigrants? How does one tell a poisonous snake from a non-poisonous one? Not all snakes are poisonous. Please note: I’m not equating Islam to snakes, but this will become clear when you listen to the words of the video below.
Although there is one thing old and some modern Christians and Muslim’s still have in common: get rid of the original – without Judaism, there wouldn’t be any Christianity; and doubtfully, there would be an Islam. These two religions don’t want others to know their roots – after all, when the “New and Improved” version of anything comes along, don’t you get rid of the original?
However, during WWII, there were many Christian’s and Muslim’s who helped Jew’s to escape from the Nazi’s, so here are your non-poisonous. There are people everywhere that see and know that we are humans first – all of us live upon the same earth and have equal rights to the earth and each other. We know that what we do, more than what we say is what our children will learn… and their children. If we really want a planet of peace, it has to start with each of us, individually, then to our community, then it spreads from there. Word of note, I’m not saying that this way of life should automatically make the peaceful person a victim to anyone who comes along to force themselves upon us, but be wise and always seek the least violent path, till there is no other way to save yourself and those you care for, the truly peaceful.
I may continue this thought at a later date, but for now, here is the reason I was using the word snake above. Please listen to the words of the song and understand it with what I’ve expressed above.
There are poisonous snakes, and the non-poisonous. There are violent dogs, and non-violent. There are people of peace, there are violent people. How can we tell the difference?
And one last question: Is the State influencing your religion? Or is your religion influencing the State?
… or are they working hand-in-hand for control and submission?
For those of you who continue to read I post I wrote here a few years ago, you more than likely will enjoy this very recent podcast which a dear friend of mine an I recorded. Here is some of the introductory information on this podcast, and the podcast player:
“This podcast has been in the planning stages for a long time. Now, finally it has been produced and published.
This is a culmination of a great deal of thought, research – not only of mine, but that of others as well – and contemplation of whether I really wanted to share these thoughts and findings with the public, especially since most people are more emotionally sensitive than observant. Most people I know that think differently are far too ready to point the finger of denial and accusations, rather than research and learn. I finally decided that there isn’t much time left to sound the alarm.
Thanks to my dear friend, Melanie Beres, an experienced international journalist and a screenwriter, who joined me in this venture, we hope that you who are interested in this information will find enough information to help you on your journey and how to make decisions to make your life the best it can be.”
*If you saw this post when it was posted, there was an embed code which doesn’t work here on WordPress, so here is the link directly to the media player:
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For the last few weeks, I’ve found myself withdrawing from the general populace – I say “found myself” because I have not intentionally moved in this direction, I just noticed that I’ve not been comfortable in the company of many. Things – events that are unfolding around us seem to be ignored by the masses, but only obvious to [in my world] a few. There are so many distractions in which people seem to give their attention, the real stories are unfolding with little to no attention. If you live in the U.S., there are those who staunchly support certain politicians blindly for any number of reasons: then there are those who vehemently hate either the same politicians, or some others. Some strongly support the politicians who intend on running for the presidency next year merely because of gender while ignoring the persons faults and failures. As one person put it, “With several million people in the U.S., these are the only candidates that can be found to run for this office?”
Our distractions are numerous, and the majority of people enjoy distractions. Some of us prefer distractions from reality for any number of reasons or excuses – you choose which applies to you. In our advertising’s – no matter what country in which you live, sex plays a huge role in advertising. Other advertisers attempt to destroy the reputation of another company while attempting to build their reputation on the rubble of the one(s) they’ve destroyed. We’re constantly sold the idea that newer is better, without ever finding out how “newer” will affect our lives. We want the newest of something while trusting companies and governments to have our best interest in their hearts.
Others yet seek to fight governments and corporations, but pay no attention to how the fighting affects them. Kudos to those that are changing their eating habits from McDonald’s, but my question is, have you traded McDonald’s for another fast-food restaurant, or have you genuinely sought a better diet? In comparison, have you sought to do the same to such industry leaders as the Koch Brothers? These brothers are the ones that seek and often times succeed in buying the politicians you elect, they also start organizations to sway the future of society – while you’re distracted with other things. Can you, will you give up the products and conveniences they provide? All of the corporations they own are listed on the internet. How about Monsanto?
In the middle east, there are those that will support the “poor” Palestinians, but because it’s an emotional decision, these same people will side with a people who are at best, fictitious. A people in which even their leaders have admitted are fictitious, a people who are from many areas of the region, then claim Israel to be their homeland. History denies them, and their leaders, on occasion admit it’s only a propaganda war, and you support it willingly. For those who support them and other’s such as them anywhere in the world – in this day of easy to find information, this is nothing more than willful ignorance.
Very recently, I was just bouncing around in search engines and ran across literally “junk” that I had forgotten about, probably because such “junk” doesn’t exist here in Mexico (thank Heaven’s). One such internet magazine was showing TV program titles they call, “FAILS”. Most of the programs were from shows such as the “Jerry Springer Show” and “Maury”. Some of the worst television ever to hit the airways. While the U.S. is on their constant debate and distraction about whether Gay and Lesbian marriages should be legal, the real problems are an ever-growing population of literally stupid people: not just those who watch this programming, but the guests that appear on those programs. Whether you believe them to be genuine or not isn’t the issue, what appears in media is far too often taken seriously, not to mention how that influences others, “Look! See! I’m not the only one that lives/believes this way!” For the record, my belief concerning Gay and Lesbian marriage is this: As far as States are concerned, if the two people wishing to join in matrimony love each other [as any heterosexual couple does], the State should grant the license. After all, the States role is only for legal reasons such as, if one of the partners should die before the other, their property can legally be turned over to their mate. If a religious institution speaks out against such marriages, that’s their right to uphold their beliefs. If the two people really want to live together, legally or not, they will, so a marriage license is only a legal formality.
As for the Baltimore riots; we seem to have forgotten an old idiom, “It takes a community to raise children.” Everyone is placing blame on someone or something, or both, all the while denying that we’re a community, and now with the aid of technology, we’re a global community. Don’t believe it? How many people can you see throughout your day with their faces looking down into their smartphones and tablets? When was the last time you or others you know had a lengthy face-to-face conversation? Another distraction? Even here in Mexico, children and adults are virtually glued to their smartphones and MP3 music players. So, what was going on in the world while the world was, and is strongly or loosely glued to the happenings in Baltimore? Well, let’s see: the volcano in Chile erupted again, with just as much force as the first one, AND only hours apart, another strong volcano in Indonesia erupted. Both of these were so powerful, scientists around the world are monitoring the ash output via satellite. While that’s going on, a lake of lava in Hawaii has overflowed. By the way, do you know that not only is the magnetic north pole moving towards Siberia, Russia, but the magnetic south pole is moving to meet it? Do you know what the possible consequences are? These are only a couple of things going on that WILL eventually affect us all. Do you care?
While most people I know acknowledge that the world is changing for the worst, then agrees that a positive change needs to happen soon, each individual is far too distracted to be a leader, or even an individual for positive change. I see many reasons for the laissez faire attitude, ranging from:
- I need to support my family;
- I need to support my life-style;
- I don’t want to be homeless;
- I have bills to pay…
All of these are justifiable reasons, but is there something that you can do while fulfilling your personal obligations? Do your ends justify the means? Only you can answer these and other questions now, and in the future – no matter what the future brings.
While there is a constant battle for your attention, your money, your allegiances, the real world continues to ebb and flow without the attention of the masses. While you’re concentrating on your distractions, even the subtle ones that pit us against each other, the world continues in its downward spiral.
Whether you claim a religion, or not, everyone can see that we as a global society will not change – we will never, in our current way of life, accomplish a unity which will grant us the peace most of us want. There are far too many variations of peace, and as I’ve seen it, built upon someones Utopian ideals which work for that individual, or those of like-minds, but for those of us who disagree… ?
- To bring about peace, it has to start with you. If all you see is a war, whether a war of minds, thoughts, beliefs, life and lifestyle – that is how you will react. You will find something and someone to fight;
- If your distractions are self-indulgent, you’ll never find peace, not personally or globally;
- If you see a need for peace personally and globally, it has to start with you – even if it ends with you. If you have a “connection” with Someone/Something bigger than you, then you already know there is a “Master Plan”, and our “Free Will” is what will take us individually to a level which we can only speculate upon. No one has been “there”, so we can only imagine what the future holds. I’ve read and heard many different versions of what to expect – all I can say for the ones I know of is, as long as free will is granted to everyone, you may be on the correct path to a better future. After all, even if you come from a (loosely put) Judeo-Christian background, the G-d of the Bible didn’t create a religion, He only wants you, me… everyone to KNOW Him. Religions have a bad name because of men and women who want others to adhere to their beliefs. Grant everyone the freedom to choose as you have, it’s a start.
Our world is changing. How will you journey through it with the time you have? Peacefully, lovingly, or forcefully, with fear? How will you make a difference?
What’s distracting you?
For a great deal of my adulthood, I’ve wondered why there was a continuous war against Judaism. Before you go running off thinking this is about Judaism only, please stick around, it’s not only about Jew’s and Judaism.
While I love to read, I especially love to read things that I can learn from, I haven’t read anything about what I’m going to address here. This is a culmination of many of the things I’ve read about history, most of what you most likely already know, especially if you attended schools during the sixties and seventies. I say this because it seems that many that attended schools after that era know little to nothing about history – or a very revised history.
Recently, I was preparing for one of my radio programs and this thought came to mind, “Why are people so willing to accept what is told them?” Well, as life often does, during the radio program, the answer came indirectly through one of my guests. It was like a huge flash in a pan of hot oil! After the realization hit me, I felt relieved to finally understand, yet stupid for not adding 2 + 2 for all these years. What I mean is, I know a lot about religious and secular history; I know a lot about the dark ages and the inquisitions, but I never added the one “ingredient” that made me understand it all a lot better.
I finally came to understand that as Rome fell from its greatness, the Christian Church, which was still new became the Catholic (Latin for Universal) Church. As one De Paul University professor, a Catholic Priest, explained it in a Comparative Religion Class, “… the word Catholic is Latin for Universal. This means that at the churches inception, it took the best from all of the major religions of that time…” He then wrote on the board a long list of old and extinct religions such as Zoroastrianism (still alive), Mithra-ism, Hellenism, Judaism, Christianity, and many more. In other words, the creators of the Catholic Church were seeking to bind all of the religions of the day into a ‘One World Church’. If man can have a bit of each religion embodied in one religion, the hope was to make the appeal to everyone that they could unite the world. After centuries of slow growth, the dark ages came upon Europe, meaning that if you weren’t one of the “fold”, the reigning governments under the church could and did make life very difficult for anyone not “sanctioned” to do business as well as making life very difficult.
Okay, most of us know that part, but what I forgot was, the Catholic Church went throughout the world seeking out all those who lived differently than what the church condoned. What we know is that the church either converted them and/or killed those they found. What few know or remember is that the church kept the information they came across of any religions that had a strong spiritual basis. By killing off the smaller groups/societies, they pretty much eliminated the information, leaving the Vatican Archives with most of that information.
Here is where my ‘lighting bolt’ (I’m trying not to say epiphany) of realization flashed in: When there is one group seeking one-world control through their combining of all of the worlds religions – someone is seeking control. Every ancient land they went to, they destroyed not only their culture, but specifically their religions… their connections to our source of life, who most of us call, G-d. So why hate Judaism? Judaism is NOT just a religion, it is a way of life. Judaism is something that is lived ever part of everyday, and I do not mean just observances or doing something without knowing why. While there are many things in Judaism that are not fully understood, there are more that are. But without getting too deeply involved in that, the point I really wish to bring out is that there is a very strong knowledge and sense of spirituality within Judaism. Not only has the Catholic Church tried to wipe out Judaism, other religions and governments around the world have tried. Why? If you can remove the spirituality from people, if you can remove not only a belief in our Creator, you can control the individual, a community, a country… the world.
Take a look around you – how many people are trying to win your heart, your soul with their beliefs? From people knocking on your door, asking to speak with you about their beliefs, never asking if you’re seeking for anything, then becoming upset or angry at you for not “believing”: or the fundamentalist atheist who is just as intrusive as his/her religious counterpart, wanting to convince you to lose all belief in any Deity. Then there are those that get us to focus on money, materialism and possessions. Let’s not forget those that get us to focus on family and a whole host of other things that can, and oft-times does get us to focus on anything but our connection with our Creator. Now we have the “Radical Muslim” who is threatening to, and is in some places actually killing those that don’t convert.
What is important to everyone is what most, if not all Jewish Rabbi’s* will tell you, “You don’t have to be Jewish to know G-d.” Why is this stated? Throughout the ‘creation story’, there is NOT to be found any text stating that the Creator created a religion. The controlling religions tell you that if you leave their fold, voluntarily or by being kicked-out, or excommunicated, you will go to hell. There is more control in that than any direction to a loving Deity.
The world is actively fighting for control over each one of us – some don’t care, others don’t know, and will willfully go along with the plan of men. Others will see this as a war for freedom in government and fight their governments, corporations and a financial system only, and ignore their core. Those of us that see and know the fight is about our soul and what sets us free will fight for each other, because all else is as it should be.
*some clergy who call themselves, "Messianic Jew's" call themselves Rabbi, but they're Christians, therefore Judaism does not recognize them as authentic Rabbi's
The world is going the way of an old expression, “Going to hell in a hand-basket”, and you aren’t doing a thing besides watching it happen. What is wrong with you?
There is civil unrest in your communities; there are wars being waged almost everywhere in the world; there are “rumors” of wars to come – yet you do nothing but watch. Do you really think this will just go away? Or do you think this will just get better on its own?
A friend and I have discussed from time-to-time a topic we call, “Everything is as it should be.” This is to say, no matter what we do, these events will happen anyway and for us to interfere is to be meddling. Other friends and I have similar discussions and come to the thought that we are not merely observers here. We were born on this planet, so it is our home. We not only have the right to want better for ourselves, but it’s our obligation for ourselves and for everyone else as well.
I see, in probably my limited vision of what our problems are a few basic reasons for our current mess:
- We’ve become the preeminent consumers. If something is available to be purchased, we’ve gotta have it! There’s no thought about need, just want. Part of the reason for our wanton consumerism is the desire to make life “easier”. Most of the time, those “things” do not make life easier. Also, let’s bring up the loss of privacy most of us have forgotten about. Do you think the only things being monitored by governments and corporations are your smart phones and computers? Think again. Also, if you’ve bought it, someone without the money wants to steal it, hack into it… etc. You’ll be spending more time and money that you thought you gained with your new gadgets.
- Because of our consumerism, if we have jobs, we don’t want to lose our jobs – our security. Without our work, we feel that others will look down upon us, think that we’re not living to our potential – or theirs. Heaven forbid others should see us being less than our peers.
- Fear: we’re afraid of what can, may or almost surely will happen if we speak out. After all, it’s easier to salute whatever flag is waved before us so long as we live comfortably.
- Lethargy: “I’m just too tired after my day of… to get involved.” Or maybe you ask, “What can I do?” Have you ever tried sleeping with a mosquito flying around your head?
- “That’s why I voted. Those politicians are supposed to do my bidding.” Yeah, they’re doing a great job, aren’t they? You voted, then you let them run free with your future and that of our children, and their children. Yeah, you’re the smart one aren’t you?
… by the time I got here, I forgot the other descriptive sentences I thought of, but as you can easily see, the above are some of the “reasons”, or if we’re to be honest, the excuses we give, and/or have heard for not being involved in OUR FUTURE. What’s really being stated in the above is, your own immediate self interest is more important than the future – yours or even that of future generations. As long as you have yours, or have the possibility of getting yours, to hell with anything or anyone else, right?
That brings me to entitlement: a rather short topic. As long as you have yours, and those “above” you and below you leave you alone, you’re comfortable with your gains, no matter how you got them. You want what others have, whether materially or otherwise: those less fortunate than you? “Awww, those poor people. I hope someone helps them.” End of subject.
You’re probably pissed at me by this time, or at least wanting to know what I’m doing that makes me any better. Better? I’m not any better than anyone else, besides, is making a comparison with me going to make life in this world any better? If you’re honest, you know the answer is, NO!
I have friends that concentrate most of their time in working within governments to get them back on the track the forefathers instituted; yet others are fighting against the government for positive change; and there are those like me who work our tails off trying to get those with greater interest in themselves to see that they’re wearing blinders – they don’t see what’s going on around them. Usually this is self-imposed blindness, but no matter the cause, they/you only see what you choose to see. Of note here – some of what you see, hear and understand is not your fault. There is so much misinformation thrown at us throughout each day, we don’t always know what is the truth, deception, cover-ups, or out-right lies. But it is your job to understand what is going on and why. As I stated above, I rather help people see what is so you can decide what you should do. Each of us has different abilities, so why take the cookie-cutter way of working together? Every action starts with thought – no thought, no action.
If you’re one who lives in the U.S.A., this applies mostly to and for you – if you live in another country and you have a similar constitution, you probably should check into the following:
- Seventh Amendment: The Seventh Amendment continues a practice from English common law of distinguishing civil claims which must be tried before a jury (absent waiver by the parties) from claims and issues that may be heard by a judge alone. It only governs federal civil courts and has no application to civil courts set up by the states when those courts are hearing only disputes of state law.Learn more…Amendment VIIIn suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
The Tenth Amendment helps to define the concept of federalism, the relationship between Federal and state governments. As Federal activity has increased, so too has the problem of reconciling state and national interests as they apply to the Federal powers to tax, to police, and to regulations such as wage and hour laws, disclosure of personal information in record keeping systems, and laws related to strip-mining.
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.
Here are the links to the above:
The Seventh Amendment: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/seventh_amendment
The Tenth Amendment: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/tenth_amendment
Before I come to the end, allow me to share something you may or may not have heard or read about recently. The following comes from, “Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: “The Internet Will Disappear”” My thoughts on this is, if you enjoy your privacy, the future is bleak. To have access to all of that
technology means that every device has to know who you are… wherever you go. If my assumption is correct, how are you going to live in “tomorrow world”?
These two last points are very interrelated. Most everyone has seen this photo, but probably like me, I didn’t know the story behind it. Before I introduce you to the story, allow me to point out there are others in this photo that are not saluting such as the officer in the bottom-center of the photo; he appears to be looking at the cameraman; the officers in the front row are not saluting either, and there may be a couple of others as well. What really makes August Landmesser stand out is the fact that he has his arms folded as if to say, “I’m not even thinking about saluting this twit!” Click here to read the story.
Now to close, with a video.
Many of us that aren’t Muslim have serious concerns about our future, no matter what country you live in. The following video answers a lot of questions, not only that of Islam and its potential threat to the whole of humanity, but to what this whole article is about: What the Hell is the Matter with You? The question is asked by a Muslim student, “What about the peaceful Muslims?” Listen to the reply. I hope you the best in whatever you decide to do, and I hope you’re ready for the future – whatever it brings: