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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites (from @Truthdig)

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Donald Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites (from @Truthdig): The moral bankruptcy of the liberal class, which despite the staggering election defeat is unable or unwilling to engage in genuine self-reflection, ensures the steady march toward an American fascism. - 2017/03/05

This article by Chris Hedges is a clarion call to all interested in democracy, equality, and humanity.  "These are the times that try men's souls," quoted Thomas Paine. Although Thomas Paine was speaking of another era and crisis, the events of today are as troubling.  No doubt the country was in crisis then, and we the people then fought against tyranny as we must do today. Cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control is not a democracy, nor is it what we as a country and people can and will tolerate!

By James H. Williams

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Op-Ed Trump's cruel, illegal refugee executive order


Protesters demonstrate against the Trump administration's refugee and immigration orders at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Jan. 28 in New York City. (Stephanie Keith / Getty Images)
Erwin Chemerinsky
The new refugee policy announced by President Trump on Friday is unconstitutional and inhumane. It is also completely unnecessary.
Trump’s executive order suspends the entry of refugees into the United States for 120 days. The order also indefinitely stops the admission of Syrian refugees and for 90 days bars individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries:  Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Possibly due to poor drafting, the Department of Homeland Security said the order applies to green card holders reentering the United States. It has already resulted in chaos as travelers have been kept off flights to the United States or stranded at airports.

On Saturday night, a federal judge in New York issued a temporary stay, allowing green card or visa holders detained at airports to enter the country. The judge declared that the challengers have a “strong likelihood” of prevailing in showing that Trump’s order violates due process and equal protection.
To start, it’s illegal to bar individuals from entering the country based on nationality. The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 explicitly says that no person can be “discriminated against in the issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person’s race, sex, nationality, place of birth or place of residence.” This act was adopted to eliminate the prior practice of immigration quotas from specific countries. Indeed, in signing the legislation, President Lyndon Johnson said that “the harsh injustice” of the national-origins quota system had been “abolished.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"WAKE UP EVERYBODY!" - Original Version (Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin



We the people...“Read more, read deeper, read broadly, understand better, read!” By James H. Williams

Saturday, November 12, 2016

It’s Worse Than You Think (from @Truthdig)

It’s Worse Than You Think (from @Truthdig): The election of Donald Trump, whose appeal to voters is based on magical thinking, assures the rise of a police state unlike anything seen in American history. Its fangs will appear the moment Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed.
- 2016/11/11

The English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Thomas Paine wrote, "These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”

"It is Worse Than You Think" by Chris Hedges, bears reading, heeding and action. Christopher Hedges is an American journalist, activist, author, and Presbyterian minister. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books.

"Knowledge is power and words are its weapons."

By James H. Williams