The top 20 percent of households own 90 percent of the stuff in America Their average net worth? $3 million. That leaves just 10 percent of the pie for the remaining 80 percent of the populace. The American top 1 percent gobble up twice as much (40 percent) as the top 1 percent in France, the U.K., or Canada, and more than three times as much as the top 1 percent in Finland.
Are you tired of all the winning yet? Trump is exhibiting the traits of “dictatorial leaders throughout history and in illiberal societies throughout the world.” “He is showing clear signs of […]
Carrier, the company President Trump pledged to keep on American soil, informed the state of Indiana this week that it will soon begin cutting 632 workers from an Indianapolis factory. […]
Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. He does not possess the requisite intellect and does not understand the significance of the office he holds nor the tASKs […]
(Originally posted AugUSt 26, 2016) Genesis 4:9. Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” (1 Thessalonians […]
Judah Philip Benjamin, QC (AugUSt 11, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was a LAWyer and politician who was a United States Senator from Louisiana, a Cabinet officer of the Confederate […]
a Trump ally, describing the new president as if he hasn’t quite reached preadolescence. As the story goes, he’s surrounded by aides who effectively serve as babysitters, distracting Trump to […]
We should not waste our time or imaginations trying to reconfigure Trumpism to explain why all of the “good people” supported him. It is more important to see it for […]
The official U.S. Electoral College WEB site, providing current presidential election state electors timeline and roles and responsibilities, LAWs and requirements, and vote distribution. U.S. Electoral College Home […]
This man is the top advisor to the president of the United States. Think about that for a minute. Already Republicans like Reince PreibUS and Newt Gingrich are taking to […]
Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs before obtaining work authorization to legally work in the United States. Source: REPORT: Melania Trump worked in the US illegally – Business […]
So we take away the Clean Water Act and allow mines to dump unlimited waste, and take away the Clean Air Act and allow power plants to spread unlimited ash […]
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway threatened Harry Reid for harshly criticizing Trump’s election and all the ugliness Trump stands for. Conway says Reid should be “very careful about characterizing someBODY in a legal sense.” Reid replied “It only […]
You’ve also lost the right to moralize to Blue America about family values. Now we sincerely hope and pray that your daughters or sisters or your wives and all women and […]
Steve Bannon has a new title to add to his resume—chief strategist and senior planner. He’s Donald Trump’s top man in the White House. Bannon is known for his anti-Semitism, white nationalism […]
We have lots of Rights in this country: More Rights than any people have ever had in history. But Rights, ALL RiIGHTS, come with responsibility and one responsibility that comes […]
The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at […]
the number of hate groups in the country has grown immensely in the past year. the number of organizations linked to the Ku Klux Klan grew from 72 in 2014 […]
2014 Budget of the United States federal government From Office of Management and Budget $3.506,000,000,000 (3.5 trillion) (actual) 2014 Gross Personal income in the United States 14,740,000,000,000 (14.7 trillion) (actual) 2014 Amount of […]
From veto message, February 21, 1811. “BecaUSe the bill vests in the said incorporated church an authority to provide for the support of the poor and the education of poor […]
By Jim Schutze http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/letter-from-texas-listen-america-trump-is-just-embarrassing-cruz-is-scary-8095715“… you don’t live in Texas, so you haven’t had a lot of opportunity to hear Cruz’s father speak or pay close attention to his behavior. Please. […]
The actions of the Bundys, in Nevada and Oregon, are not the first time that arms have been taken up against agents of the Federal Government becaUSe someone didn’t want […]
It is economic incentive that drives enterprise, not the supposed nobility of spirit of the wealthy. That idea is aristocracy. Our nation is founded on the self-evident truth that aristocracy is a lie, and that powerful elites do not share their money, power, and privilege with the people. We now have a new aristocracy, created by transferring literally trillions of dollars in wealth to the wealthiest people in our society
[Q]: A third Texas president, L.B.J., created Medicare in the mid-’60s. Your hero Ronald Reagan campaigned vigorously against that, saying it would lead to socialized medicine, would end liberty in the United States. Who was right: L.B.J. or Reagan?
[Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz]: It’s not worth tilting at windmills. I don’t know. I wasn’t alive then.
Who was right? Who’s to say? That was in the before-times. I have no opinions on the before-times.
The United States is the most powerful colossus in the history of the world: Our nuclear warheads could wipe out the globe, our enemies tweet on iPhones, and kids worldwide bop to Beyoncé.
Yet let’s get real. All this hasn’t benefited all Americans. A newly released global index finds that America falls short, along with other powerful countries, on what matters most: assuring a high quality of life for ordinary citizens.
The Social Progress Index for 2015 ranks the United States 16th in the world. We may thump our chests and boast that we’re No.
Tom Cotton will try to block Iran deal at any cost. He’d prefer war..
what does Cotton want? Not war, he insisted. But military action that is not war … that he’d be good with. Calling it war is a false choice, according to Cotton, but bombing Iran could be in a separate category.
On March 9th, 2015, forty-seven United States Senators committed a treasonous offense when they decided to violate the Logan Act, a 1799 law which forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments.
Those like Mr. Netanyahu who have opposed any agreement except on terms that cannot be realized should not engage in wishful thinking about the likelihood of such alternative approaches succeeding. They should be clear-eyed in comparing these alternatives with the kind of agreement that can be realized. Of course, if Iran is not prepared to accept a reasonable deal, the United States would have little choice but to turn to nondiplomatic approaches.
For the life of me I can not understand why people keep supporting politicians who have been bought and paid for by the likes of the Koch brothers and the oil and gas industry.
“$100 from 2 million people … a total of $200 million … is 20 percent of what the Koch brothers themselves are prepared to spend. … Maybe the game is over. Maybe they have bought the United States government. Maybe there is no turning back. Maybe we’ve gone over the edge. I don’t know. I surely hope not.
July 11 2014
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
Corporations, which should be the carefully restrained creatures of the law and the servants of the people, are fast becoming the people’s masters.
“… I consider the business of hunting as already become insufficient to furnish clothing and subsistence to the Indians. The promotion of agriculture, therefore, and household manufacture, are essential in their preservation, and I am disposed to aid and encourage it liberally. … In truth, the ultimate point of rest & happiness for them is to let our settlements and theirs meet and blend together, to intermix, and become one people. Incorporating themselves with us as citizens of the U.S. … And we have already had an application from a settlement of Indians to become citizens of the U.S.
I love this one. A letter from the President of the United States, to his grandchildren.
I am very happy to find that two of you can write. I shall now expect that whenever it is inconvenient for your papa and mama to write, one of you will write on a piece of paper these words `all is well’ and send it for me to the post office. I am happy too that Miss Ellen can now read so readily.
Anger and Fear.
“Three types of anger are recognized by psychologists:
The first … is connected to the impulse for self-preservation. It is shared between humans and non-human animals and occurs when tormented or trapped.
The second type of anger … is a reaction to perceived deliberate harm or unfair treatment by others. ….
The third type of anger is … related … to character traits …”
“… angry people are more likely … to blame a person's behavior … on his nature than on his circumstances.
History of the Pledge of Allegiance.
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1892 to 1923
"I pledge allegiance to my flag and to the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all."
1923 to 1924
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of
James Madison’s draft of the Bill of Rights was prepared and introduced shortly after the First Congress convened in 1789.
“The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending
All these people who keep yelling about the Constitution and how it’s being violated by the government and keep insisting that “This is a Christian country.” and claiming the government is carrying on a “War on religion” need to read it.
Here’s a link to the constitution.
And here’s what the 1st amendment actually says:
¨Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not with-standing.”