Sanders Calls For 21st Century Bill of Right

My friends, we are in the midst of a defining and pivotal moment for our country and our planet. And, with so many crises converging upon us simultaneously, it is easy for us to become overwhelmed or depressed – or to even throw up our hands in resignation.   But my message to you today is that if there was ever a moment in the history of our country where despair was not an option, this is that time.   If there was ever a moment where we had to effectively analyze the competing political and social forces which define this historical period, this is that time.   If there was ever a moment when we needed to stand up and fight against the forces of oligarchy and authoritarianism, this is that time.   And, if there was ever a moment when we needed a new vision to bring our people together in the fight for justice, decency and human dignity, this is that time.   In the year 2019 the United States and the rest of the world face two very different political paths. On one hand, there is a g…

Patriot Act Treason

The question of the 14th. Amendments' requisite oath to: "... Protect and Defend The Constitution of The United States" is, as you say, "Legally Binding", but the object of any law is, logically, its intended effect.
        With that in mind, I would pose the following:
       Is it reasonable to expect every government office-holder to become an expert in Constitutional Jurisprudence, lest he inadvertently "Act" to the detriment of 'The Constitution' and possibly to his own foolhardy vilification, and is that specifically 'The Defect' the provision sought to correct, or is it rather the work of those members who would stifle, or refuse participation to certain new members coming from the newly reconstituted "South"?
     In any case, is the 14th. Amendment the best mechanism to address this or other threats to our nation today? I fear instead, a wholesale breakdown in the polity, where charges and counter-charges are leve…

Presidential candidate Sen. Sanders, People of color, and his 'Paternalistic' appeal. 

Normally, one would expect any culture to hold certain beliefs or understandings as settled, but the increasing factionalism, or polorization in our politics insist I preface my 'argument' with the clearly defined and precise term:

     Paternalism; Def.:  n.
                   1."feeling of a father for his children," 1851;"government as by a father over his children,"  1866,   

      2. [  ] "... governing [   ] in the manner of a father dealing benevolently and often intrusively with his children.

     [  a. The underlieing rational being the myth of racial or cultural  superiority whose object is to benefit the inferior class by rule/law or by absorbtion;

     b.  Usually associated with autocratic rule. ]    

     The question of whether Sen. Sander's appeal to 'People of Color' is paternalistic is the object of the argument.

        'Paternalism' disparages most social programs today, but the founders strategy in disso…