Let it be borne on the flag under which we rally in every exigency, that we have one country, one constitution, one destiny. -- Daniel Webster

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Robert Gates' Hidden History

There are some unanswered questions in Robert Gates' past, as the article linked to here shows. The questions are important enough that Robert Gates should not be retained in his current Defense Department role.

Coming Soon: More about Naomi Wolf's Give Me Liberty.


Friday, November 28, 2008

Reality Impinges

The reality of the world economic crisis has still to fully hit home in one sense. Even now, after all the turmoil, the government acts as if the system can be saved. This is a colossal error. Paul Krugman in today's New York Times offers supporting facts for this view. The U.S. government, and other government officials around the world, prefer to believe that with enough money "injected" into the system all will be well and the speculative markets can continue without interruption.

However, nothing could be further from the truth. Again, the Krugman article is instructive in mentioning the crisis of 1997-98, and the "dot-com" crisis. Even the "sub-prime loan crisis" failed to trigger the kind of response which really was needed. Home loans should have been put into bankruptcy with the government acting as guarantor under new terms which the average home-owner could more easily handle. Indeed, the entire financial system should have been put in bankruptcy re-organization with the government acting as guarantor as others have recommended.

Continuing with the theme of reform, the Federal Reserve System has shown itself to be inadequate to the task. Something like a national bank (but not a monopoly national bank) should instead be established to regulate and protect all banks. Experts have been working on this mostly outside of government.

So hope is far from lost. But we must be willing to truly look to the future. We must prepare for a future in which the average person gets his due, even as big dealers are either brought in line, or -- as in the case of derivative and other swindles -- put out of business.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

If Ever There Was a Musical Patriot

If ever there was a musical patriot, it is Pete Seeger. Seeger, now 89, has recently released a new CD entitled "At 89." This is a man who was essentially black-listed for seventeen years from almost all television. What a crime and a shame that this important voice was kept from people. This gentle giant of patriotism has long stood for the rights of working men and women, people of color -- basically anyone who calls America home.

To watch Pete Seeger sing his new song about Martin Luther King click on the title above or copy and paste the information below. You are in for a treat!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Supposed Obama Birth Certificate

Special Statement

In the interest of the need of the public to learn the truth about all important topics I have continued to present to readers of this web log information regarding the qualifications of Sen. Barack Obama to serve as the President of the United States. There are important principles at work here. Not only does the public have a right to know the truth as such, but in this case, it is important that any person meet the simple qualifications for the Presidency as set forth in the Constitution. If there is any important confusion about these qualifications, said confusion must be cleared up, ultimately to the satisfaction of the U.S. Congress which has final say over whether the Electoral votes are to be accepted as valid. If the Constitution is not upheld in a case of this kind it really cannot be safely upheld in any case.

In the video here you will be presented with expert testimony about the certificate of live birth which was posted on Daily Kos and other places. I regret the presenter has felt he had to conceal his identity, but I do support his decision in this case. It seems to me you the reader have the right to this information so you can make up your own mind. I encourage you to be critical and not accept this video without further study. At the same time, if I did not believe the video had a certain credibility because it was posted on the web site of Philip Berg, Esquire, I would not have included it here.

It is not my intention to harp on arcane matters or to waste valuable time and space on trivia. By posting this video, you can assume I feel this video is neither arcane or a waste of time.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Waiting Time

Our country is in a state of agitated anticipation, as it awaits the beginning of a new administration in Washington amidst the greatest economic turmoil since the Great Depression. It is a time for bloggers to be thoughtful. So I have continued to gather information these past few days. (The Supreme Court awaits a response from Barack Obama regarding the status of his citizenship.)

Meanwhile, events rush on and Americans do the best they can, often under very trying circumstances. I feel grateful for what I do have -- a roof over my head and enough food to eat. This is more than much of the world can say. Let us remember those less fortunate and pray for their sustenance.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Lawsuit against Barack Obama

The link below will direct you to up-dated information regarding another lawsuit against Barack Obama. Also appearing on the page is a video about Sen. Obama's nationality.

While many may regard this issue as arcane I do not. As Philip Berg explains in a video on the main page, there are three ways Sen. Obama is in danger of being disqualified for the Presidency based on problems with his citizenship.

As Mr. Berg states, if we will not uphold the Constitution in this regard, what other parts of the Constitution will we also fail to uphold -- freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to trial by jury? Surely it is not too much to ask of Sen. Obama to produce a vault copy of his birth certificate, something many Americans are asked to do every day.

It is obvious that failure to validate the citizenship of an up-coming President has dire consequence for the legitimacy of such a person. Failure to validate citizenship raises questions as to the true loyalties of such a person. Thus, guaranteeing that any candidate for President is a natural-born citizen as the Constitution requires, is vitally important to the interests of every citizen of the U.S.


Monday, November 17, 2008

The Importance of Impeachment -- Will Bush Pardon Himself?

As has become normal, the election of two weeks ago is still being dissected and analyzed days afterward. Just before the election I warned of more vote stealing. It appears that did in fact go on, just not in sufficient numbers to upset at least the Presidential election result. It appears it nearly derailed other races, however.

But while the dust settles on the election there is another important matter awaiting disposition -- the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. Whether it is launching an illegal wire-tapping program, lying to Congress and the American people about supposed threats from Iraq, or exposing a covert C.I.A. agent, and so much more, George W. Bush and Richard Cheney deserve to be held to account. So certainly this is a great time to contact your Congressman or -woman in support of this worthy action. And now come credible fears G. W. Bush may pardon all sorts of potential criminals, including himself. Failure to demand impeachment now is an abdication of responsibility as a citizen. Below is a link which will take you to more information. I strongly urge you to check it out now.


Monday, November 10, 2008

Another Historic Press Boycott

As the article at the following link makes clear, the major press and media of this country appear to be engaged in another boycott of important news. Readers of this blog are well-acquainted with the law suit of Philip J. Berg demanding Barack Obama clear up questions about his status as a natural-born citizen. And almost certainly the media know of these questions. Yet they are failing to report on them.

This matter is not a reflection on the talent and ability of Sen. Obama. But it does have to do with his Constitutional ability to be President of the United States.

I know from personal experience this is not the first time the press has refused to report on a story uncomfortable to them. Nevertheless the facts are real. The article here is a good one.


Friday, November 07, 2008

Barack Obama Not Elected President -- Say What?!

That's right. Barack Obama has not been elected President -- yet. Even though Sen. Obama is being addressed as Mr. President-Elect, astute learners will remember that only the Electoral College has the power to elect the President -- with the approval of the Congress. (This latter is the most-commonly forgotten fact of our Presidential election process.) What America did on Tuesday was to select the Electors who would do the actual electing.

While this may seem arcane or only a formality, there were good reasons why the Founding Fathers decided against direct popular election of the President. After big money through the burgeoning power of corporations began to almost buy the Presidency, nineteenth century reformers sought to restore a democratic process to the selection of the President. What they came up with was, in effect, an end-run around the Constitution. Now, the letter of the Constitution is fulfilled, but the citizenry has been given the power by the various state legislatures of selecting electors who run pledged to a particular candidate. Since 1952 only the name of the candidate they are pledged to appears on the ballot.

Soon mathematicians from M.I.T. and other places will hold a conference attempting to bring mathematics to bear on the question of whether the Electoral College should be abolished. This is an interesting proposal.

As for my own view, while the Electoral College does have its drawbacks, since Congress is the final arbiter of the results of the Electoral College I find the process laid out in the Constitution to be in keeping with a representative democracy. It shields the republic from mob rule, and from an ill-informed citizenry. Let's not throw out the Electoral College until we are absolutely sure we have thought at least as carefully about the issue as the Framers did.

More about the conference on the Electoral College:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Barack Obama Is Winner of Popular Vote

Most of the world now knows that Barack Obama has been declared the President-Elect of the United States. In a gracious and surprisingly serious speech, Sen. Obama pledged his strength to a new day of hope in America.

The best thing about the Obama election is the way it brings the races together. Let's hope this has a permanent effect.

As for the Berg v. Obama suit, only time will tell what happens and whether Barack Obama ever produces the documents which have been demanded of him. (See earlier posts here.)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Obama on Track to Win Election

At this hour, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois is doing very well in his fight to win the White House. By winning Ohio and New Mexico, plus a number of other states, Sen. Obama is on the fast track to winning this Presidential election.

No matter the outcome of the election I pray for the success of our country in battling an economic and financial crisis.

Breaking News: Berg v. Obama Still Alive

From < Obamacrimes.com >

Justice Souter's Clerk has informed Mr. Berg that Mr. Berg's application for an injunction to stay the November 4th election has been denied....

The defendants are required to respond to the Writ of Certiorari by December first, after which Mr. Berg will have an opportunity to respond.

This means Barack Obama must make a response by December 1. As I understand it the main matter has not been dismissed.

Blogging the Election!

Today, as time permits, I will be posting important news about Election Day in the United States. I start by telling you about a web site which is giving good current information about voting problems as the day goes along.


Monday, November 03, 2008

More Information on Vote Stealing, Plus Recommendations

Several notable authors write on the Truthout website about recent information on vote stealing tactics. Especially newsworthy is the recent court action taken in regards to an information technology specialist connected with the McCain for President campaign.


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