The Fake President XV, Sabotage – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

11.28.2020

The Fake President XV – Sabotage

The fake president is still pretending he did not loose the election, and he is still hoping to steal it. If he has his way he will disenfranchise eighty million voters, and destroy our democratic republic in the process.

The fake president and his supporters claim that there was voter fraud, but they cannot show any proof of it in court, in fact they are not even trying. When in court they cry about the election being unfair, but the sad truth is that the incumbent could not get out of his own way and the American people are through with him.

Having lost the vote, and having lost in court, they are now looking for a political victory. They are seeking to sew enough confusion to provide their allies with political cover so that the election ends up in the house of representatives where republicans have a numerical advantage and could theoretically invalidate the will of the majority.

This is despotism and we must stand against it.

There was good news this week; the General Services Administration has officially ascertained that Joe Biden is the President Elect, which is allowing the formal transition to begin, but at the same time Donald Trump has said that he will not leave the White House unless Joe Biden can prove that the eighty million votes he earned were legitimate.

The truth of it is this: Joe Biden doesn’t have to prove anything. Each of the fifty states will certify their own election, send electors to congress where their votes will be counted, and if the law is followed Joe Biden will become president.

We must be diligent. If we care about our country we must ensure that this process takes place as it is intended to.

Time is of the essence and everyone who has ever sworn an oath of service, whether in the armed forces, or because the were elected to office, whether they were appointed to serve or hired to do a job, everyone must stand in the way of tyranny, in service to the constitution, ready to protect it and defend it from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Those were not empty words we spoke.

Donald Trump has begun to sabotage the government, he threatens to embroil the United States in armed conflict out of spite, because he is a sore loser, or because he has taken a bribe…who knowns, it could be all three.

Stay watchful America, the orange menace has plenty of time to us American’s further harm.   

Vote IV – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

08.08.2020

 

Vote     IV

 

So Donald Trump is going to sign executive orders today pretending to address the economic woes the working class who cannot work due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

Over the past weeks he himself has not participated in the negotiations with Congress. His Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows and the Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin were said to be “not on the same page.

 

The House of Representatives passed their bill months ago, but the republican majority in the Senate is said to not want to do anything at all to help the people by extending unemployment benefits, providing another stimulus to each citizen, providing aid to local governments, shoring up the post office and other critical services.

 

Republicans want to do nothing. Republican mayors, governors, representatives and senators and the orange menace himself. They want to do nothing.

 

They want to pretend like the virus will just disappear, they want to send workers into unsafe work environments, children into unsafe schools, they do not want to test and do contact tracing, they only seem interested in telling the American people lies.

 

Today Trump reveals the bad faith in which he has had his team “negotiating” on the relief package. He is signing an order which he has no lawful authority to sign, spending money that only the congress can allocate, in order to claim that he himself “came through” for the people.

 

It will not work. We cannot cede the power of the purse to the executive simply because the executive and his cronies in the Senate do not want to negotiate.

 

They have to strike a deal.

 

We cannot let this happen. It is another assault on the constitution and the lives of the American people are hanging in the balance.

 

Trump has created the impasse so he can make his false move strictly for political purposes, he thinks it will help him, we must ensure that it damns him, and every single one of the republican lackeys that are complicit in this fraud.

 

Vote, get your absentee ballot and vote. Vote as early as possible. Vote in overwhelming numbers. Check on your friends and family, make sure that everyone votes.

 

Vote as if the Republic is at stake, freedom and Democracy are on the line. The rule of law hangs in the balance.

 

Vote that little tyrant out of office.

Vote II – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

07.25.2020

 

Vote     II

 

The talk continues about how Donald Trump will refuse to concede the presidency when he loses the election on November 3rd.

 

People are talking about the unconstitutional deployment of federal agents in American cities, like Portland and Seattle, Kansas City and Chicago, and the threat coming from the orange menace that he will send tens of thousands of heavily armed, agents into other cities without insignia, without unique identifiers without a lawful mandate to police those cities as a preemptive move in support of his anticipated refusal to relinquish power.

 

This cannot stand.

 

The courts must intervene, and though a federal court in Oregon has dismissed the lawsuit filed their on the erroneous basis that the city attorney and the State’s Attorney General did not have standing, action in the courts must continue, and those federal agents must be arrested.

 

More importantly, everyone must vote!

 

Do not forget to vote. Do not forget to register. Do not forget to vote.

 

Double check your registration status and vote.

 

Do more, prepare yourself with knowledge; we need a massive public education campaign, we need a crash course in civics. There is an electoral process that must play out, it is different from state to state, but every citizen should take the time to become familiar with the rules, the laws that govern your voting rights in each and every local.

 

Let’s not be confused, Donald Trump will lose the popular vote, and he will lose in the electoral college. Nevertheless, between now and then there will be a massive disinformation campaign trying to scare you into not voting, trying to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter, or that your vote is illegitimate. The orange tyrant and his republican cronies will attempt to invalidate your vote; we cannot let them

 

Wherever republicans have the authority they will purge voter roles, close polling stations, make it more difficult to vote; our duty is to be undeterred, to insist on our rights, to cast our votes, and to have our votes counted.

 

Familiarize yourself with the laws that govern voting where you cast your vote.

 

Last week we discussed the voting rights act of 1965, which was designed to enforce the rights guaranteed in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and the laws that govern elections at the federal level.

 

This week lets discuss the statutes that govern voting in my home state of Minnesota.

 

In the weeks leading up to the election we will look at the statutes that govern voting in key battleground States.

 

Knowledge is power, arm yourself with it.

 

In Minnesota you can find information on voting, the voting process and your voter rights at the Secretary of State website: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/

 

The Secretary of State in Minnesota is Steve Simon. At the web address above you can register to vote online, request an absentee ballot online, you can find out where you go to vote if you plan to vote in person based on your address, and what the hours of your polling station will be.

 

You can view a sample ballot, view candidate filings, and volunteer to get involved, participate in non-partisan voter education and even become an election judge. IN addition you can stay up to date on how COVID-19 is impacting the voting process.

 

Participate, protect both your right to vote and the rights of your neighbors.

 

On this Minnesota Secretary of State website you can learn all you need to know about how elections are managed in Minnesota: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/how-elections-work/

 

In Minnesota, the laws governing presidential elections are clear, nevertheless it may be up to the citizenry to keep the election process in good order. It is being reported the Republican National Committee is prepared to spend tens of millions of dollars to challenge election results across the country. Their planned obfuscation may result in your vote being invalidated, or your neighbors.

 

We cannot let this happen.

 

Below is the process as articulated on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website for electing a president. Memorize the applicable statutes, know the process, ensure that it is adhered to.

 

The state canvassing board meets on the third Tuesday after the state general election. (Minnesota Statutes 204C.33) At that meeting the board will open and canvass the returns made to the secretary of state for presidential electors and alternates, prepare a statement of the number of votes cast for the persons receiving votes for these offices, and declare the person or persons receiving the highest number of votes for each office duly elected. (Minnesota Statutes 208.05)

 

“The governor shall transmit to each person declared elected a Certificate of Election, signed by the governor, sealed with the state seal and countersigned by the secretary of state.” (Minnesota Statutes 208.05)

 

On the day before the day fixed by congress for the electors to vote for president and vice president the electors shall notify the governor that they are at the state capitol and ready to fulfill their duties as electors at the proper time.  The governor shall deliver a certificate of the names of all the electors to the electors present. (Minnesota Statutes 208.06) On the day fixed by congress to vote for President and Vice President the electors shall meet at 12:00 PM in the executive chamber of the state capitol and shall perform all the duties imposed upon them as electors by the constitution and laws of the United States and the state of Minnesota. As a condition of having been chosen under the name of the party of a presidential and vice presidential candidate the electors are obligated to vote for those candidates. (Minnesota Statutes 208.46) The day fixed by congress for the electors to vote is the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December. (3 U.S.C. 1)

 

This process must be fulfilled, republican interference notwithstanding.

 

Hold your government accountable!

Correct the Record – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
01.18.2020

Correct the Record
Donald Trump like to refer to his impeachment as the “impeachment hoax.”

It is not a hoax. Donald Trump has been impeached. It cannot be undone.

I was listening to one of his lawyers, Alan Dershowitz talk about the “alleged impeachment,” and about his desire to speak up against the unconstitutional impeachment of Donald Trump.

The impeachment of Donald Trump is not a thing that has been alleged, is being alleged, it is a historical reality.

The 116th Congress has impeached the 45th President of the United States.

Donald Trump has been impeached for Abuse of Power, and Obstruction of Congress.

It is grossly irresponsible for the fourth estate, our media, to pretend that this hasn’t happened, or to allow anyone they are speaking to, interviewing, participating on a panel with to issue these kinds of counterfactual statements without challenging them.

Donald Trump has been impeached, he is a disgrace.

The process of impeachment was legal, therefor it was constitutional, Alan Dershowitz is wrong.

We cannot let this criminal regime and its supporters continue to lie on his behalf, muddle the truth, pretend that Donald Trump’s crimes in office do not matter.

They matter.

Correct the record.

Speak the truth.

Traitor – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
10.05.2019

Traitor
A lying, cheating, thief, that is the character of the man that occupies the white house: the fake president, the orange menace, the little baby tyrant.

As a veteran who swore an oath to protect the constitution of the United States, to protect it from all enemies, foreign and domestic, I am sickened by the lack of moral probity that half of the United States Congress is demonstrating as they make apologies and excuses for Donald J. Trump, I am sickened and disheartened and fearful for the republic, because they swore the same as of service as I did, and they are treating it so cheaply.

The president is a traitor to the country, it is fully apparent. Donald J. Trump is operating a rogue regime and an enemy of the state.

This week that bloated bloviating blowhard called for civil war, not to protect the people, but to protect himself.

He is actively threatening a repeat of the deadliest war we have ever fought, he would sacrifice all of those live to line his own pockets.

He is seeking the aid of our adversaries abroad to strengthen his political position, he is petitioning them, and attempting to extort them to do so.

As he is being called to account for his criminal deeds he is out on the stump lying to his followers telling them that he is being subjected to a coup de etat.

Do not let it stand!

Listen; a coup de etat is an illegal, extra judicial, violent overthrow of a duly elected government. What congress is engaged in right now through its impeachment inquiry is a constitutional, process designed to safeguard our democracy.

Anyone who takes up the language of coup, and civil war, is giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States of America.

We cannot trust them, they need to be voted out of office, and taken off the air waves.

Donald Trump belongs in prison, along with his sons and his daughter and his wife, along with any person who has knowingly gone along with his schemes to undermine the rule of law or the separation of powers between the three branches of government.

His crimes cannot be ignored.

The sycophants who praise him and protect him in congress, those fools in his administration they need to stop. Their constituents need to ask themselves what is wrong those people that they do not have the common sense that would afford a normal person the ability to tell when they are being lied to, or to discern when they are being conned.

Republicans in congress, especially in the Senate they need to stop running from the man’s crimes, acting like they are powerless to do anything about it. They have to make a principled stand to fulfill their oath and defend the Constitution.

The time to act has come!

Independence Day

I have always loved the fourth of July; the mid-summer holiday, the nostalgic look back at the victories of the Continental Soldiers, the American revolutionaries throwing off the yoke of tyranny and the oppression of kings.

I loved it.

I loved it uncritically as a child.

I loved it without thought or question.

A part of me still does.

As I grew older and I learned more about the real history of the revolutionary war, the real politics of the founders, the philosophies that drove them, the numerous ways in which they were morally and ethically compromised (compromised is too light of a word), compromised by war mongering and profiteering, compromised by slave-holding; as I learned more about these historical-truths, it became self-evident that the nation was founded on a carefully balanced set of ideals that the founders themselves did not have the courage to live up to.

America was founded on a compact of lies.

The preamble to the constitution states that all people are created equal, that all people inherently possess rights which we cannot be separated from, the foremost of which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We hold these truths to be self-evident that these rights are inalienable, or se we are told. These rights do not derive from government, they derive from God, the creator of the universe, God the creator of every person in it, these rights do not belong to us because we are Americans, they belong to us because we are human beings, and the American purpose is to defend those rights, both within our borders and around the world.

This was never more than wishful thinking, and today within our own borders we are trampling all over these rights, rights which belong to everyone, including, the immigrant and the alien among us.

Instead of welcoming and protecting and sheltering the poor and the disenfranchised who have come to us for asylum, we are imprisoning them, denying them due process, dehumanizing them, abusing them, and it is breaking my heart.

We have always failed to live up to our ideals.

The expression of these self-evident truths in the Declaration of Independence, and its codification in law, in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights, did not at the same time abolish the institutions of slavery, give women the right to own land, to vote and other modes of self-determination.

It did not outlaw wars of aggression against the sovereign nations of the First People. These self-evident truths, these inalienable rights, did not prevent the United States of America from entering a campaign of genocide and extermination against them.

The founders applied these principles to themselves, and their “peers,” and used those principles to justify their separation from the dominion of the kings of England, they used these principles to protect their property after the war of independence had been won, but they refused to extend these principles to everyone within the aegis of American power, and we are still failing to do that today.

The 4th of July is Independence Day, it is a day to celebrate our freedom, and our victory in the revolutionary war, there is much to celebrate in that.

I am a veteran, I know that war and battle create many opportunities for selflessness and displays of courage that most human beings cannot help but admire and applaud, even though the antecedents of war and the causes of conflict are always unjust, morally vacant and abhorrent.

Always, without exception, war is a failure of human beings to live up to the purpose we were created for.

In my heart, I want to celebrate the revolutionaries, their courage, the flag which unifies us as a nation, but I find it difficult. The story of America, beginning on July 4th, is one that has many bright moments, but we are foolish, cold-hearted and ignorant if we do not at the same time recognize the millions of slaves who built our first cities, who farmed the plantations, who established our first industries, and the millions of people belonging to sovereign nations that we crushed in our westward expansion, starving and killing them without mercy, displacing them, outlawing their religion and customs, erasing their languages.

I find it difficult.
Who among us, knowing that history, finds it easy?

You would have to be a monster to be unmoved.

Today Donald Trump is breaking with all tradition to hold a political rally in the capitol, to put the military on parade at a cost of millions of dollars; to stroke his ego to cover up the blemish of his cowardice and erase the record as a draft dodger.

The 4th of July should be a time of soul searching and deep reflection and community, forget about the flag waving and jingoism.

Ask yourself what it means to be an American; immigrant, refugee, stolen people, enslaved people, conquered people, vanquished people, and the revolutionary. We are the descendants of them all, the immigrant, the refugee, the stolen, the enslaved, the conquered, the vanquished, and the revolutionary; we are their children and grandchildren and great grandchildren…we are one people with a common history, and a common set of ideals we should be continuously striving for.

We are a great nation, if and only if we remember it all.

Given – 2019.07.04
Given 1st – 2016.07.04

Destroying the Truth – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
09.12.2018

Destroying the Truth

Twenty years ago the Republicans in the House, many of them, like South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, still serving in congress, impeached President Bill Clinton, for the crime of perjury.

They impeached him for lying under oath. They failed to convict him in the Senate, but all of the republicans in the Senate at the time voted to convict, many of them are still there now, like the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, the Senator from Iowa.

These hypocrites pretended that fidelity to the truth was so important that they would throw the duly elected President out of office, because he lied to federal investigators, under oath, in the context of a hyper partisan investigation that began by looking at some real estate deals and ended up focusing on a consensual sexual relationship between him a white house intern

The Republicans in the Senate do not care for the truth, not one jot, the truth is a thing to be parsed for political advantage, they themselves are sworn to uphold the law and to protect and preserve the Constitution of the United Sates of America, now they are willing to turn a blind while Judge Brett Kavanaugh, lies to their face, not once or twice, but repeatedly.

My opinion is not the judgment of a court of law, I do not have hold back from expressing it until I wait for evidence to be presented that convinces me beyond a reasonable doubt.

I am just a private citizen, and I have seen enough from this guy and his apologists in the Republican Party, the President and the Senate, the members of the house and all of their paid pundits, to know that this man lied in his testimony before the senate.

He lied in these hearings related to his candidacy to sit on the Supreme Court, and he lied in his testimony when he was first made a federal judge.

He lied.

He lied about his activities in the Office of Legal Council for President George W. Bush.

He lied about his receipt and use of stolen e-mails from the Democratic members of congress.

He lied about his connections to the law firm of the current President of the United States.

Now he is lying about his sexual assault of a fifteen year old girl when he was in high school.

Everyone knows he has lied about these things and is lying. The President knows, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky knows, every member of the Judiciary Committee knows.

Everyone in the world who has paid any attention to his nomination hearings knows that he is willing to commit the crime of perjury, the crime they impeached Bill Clinton for, he is willing to commit that crime over and over again, just so that he can get a life time appointment to the Supreme Court.

He knows he is a lying liar, and he just does not care. For him, and everyone who is supporting him, the adherence to the truth is a matter of convenience.

They are like the old man in Tom Wolf’s novel, Bonfire of the Vanities, who tells his son, “If the truth won’t set you free…then lie.”

I prefer the wisdom of Merlin, who tells King Arthur when he asked what the greatest quality of knighthood is, Truth he says, it is Truth, “because when you lie, you murder a part of the world.”

Step back for a moment and have some perspective. I know we are not going to stop the lying liars from lying, and every politician lies, republicans have not cornered the market on it, and the democrats in office, even the most virtuous of them prevaricate.

This is different, there are nine members of the Supreme Court, the sit there for life, they have the power to interpret law in such as way as to make sweeping changes in our culture. They are no elected, they are nominate and then confirmed by the Senate.

This conservative Republican Party can find someone else to take the seat on the highest court. They can and they should find someone who does not have to lie to get past his hearings, who isn’t guilty of the things he is guilty of, and he is guilty of them.

He is guilty of sexually assaulting that girl when he was in high school, and he is guilty of lying about it now.

And that is where we are.

Anonymous – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
09.08.2018

Anonymous
There has been a lot said in the past few days about the anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times, attributed to a senior Trump administration official, talking about the amoral and corrupt character of Donald Trump.

It said he is a danger to the nation, and to the world. That he has no understanding of or regard for the law. It said he is woefully ignorant and worse, that he doesn’t know it and he doesn’t care to know it.

It dished a whole lot of dirt about Donald Trump, dirt that most of the country already knew was true.

I knew he was ignorant, amoral and dangerous even before he announced his candidacy for President of the United States.

How is it that it took so many other people a year and half into his daily displays of completely self-absorbed maleficent-madness to figure this out?

What could any of those people have been thinking when they signed up to serve in his administration? Were they thinking that he wouldn’t be utterly self-serving? When he refused to divest himself of his holdings, were they thinking it was okay that he breach the emoluments clause of the constitution every day, enriching himself and his family everyday with monies from foreign princes and powers for hotel rooms and gold course dues. What have they been thinking ever day that he spends on the golf course, or shut into his room having his “executive time.”

What are any of them thinking?

Donald Trump and his criminal regime represent an existential threat to our democracy and way of life. Not only because of his gross ignorance, or his deep-desire to acquire and hold on to power at any cost. He is a danger to our democracy because seeks to destroy or institutions and norms, whatever they might be if he believes that honoring them will reflect poorly on him, and this is the case every day, every single day he does and says disgraceful things that undermine the dignity of the office.

Every single day he appears to be digging a deeper hole in regards to his penchant to obstruct justice, to use the levers of power that reside with the President to go after his political opponents.
He abuses his power to attack the free markets, free enterprise, the free press, undermining the rule of law, demanding loyalty to himself over and against the constitution.

That is who he is.

How is it that the anonymous author of that op-ed could not see it, well in advance; because he or she and the other people they claim to represent, are just as self-serving as him.

The idea that they are serving the country by operate some kind of “shadow” government is the biggest lie of all.

We only have one president, that man is incapable of fulfilling the duties of his office. Je is guilty of many serious crimes, high crimes and misdemeanors.

He needs to be removed from office.

Independence Day

I have always loved the fourth of July; the mid-summer holiday, the nostalgic look back at the victories of the Continental Soldiers, the American revolutionaries throwing off the yoke of tyranny and the oppression of kings.

I loved it

I loved it uncritically as a child.

I loved it without thought or question.

A part of me still does.

As I grew older, and I learned more about the real history of the revolutionary war, the real politics of the founders, the philosophies that drove them, the numerous ways in which they were morally and ethically compromised (compromise is too light of a word), by war mongering, and profiteering, and slave-holding. As I learned more about these truths, it became self-evident, that the nation was founded on a carefully balanced set of ideals that the founders themselves did not have the courage to live up to.

America was founded on a compact of lies.

The preamble to the constitution states that all people are created equal, and inherently possess, rights which they cannot be separated from, the foremost of which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The rights are inalienable, or se we are told. They do not derive from government, they derive from God, the creator of the universe, and every person in it, they do not belong to us because we are Americans, they belong to us because we are human beings, and the American purpose is to defend those rights, both within our borders, and around the world.

This was never more than wishful thinking.

The expression of this truth in the Declaration of independence, and its codification in law, in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, did not at the same time abolish the institutions of slavery, give women the right to own land, to vote and other rights of self-determination.

It did not outlaw wars of aggression against the sovereign nations of the First People. These self-evident truths, these inalienable rights, did not prevent the United States of America from entering a campaign of genocide and extermination against them.

The founders applied these principles to themselves, and their “peers,” and used those principles to justify their separation for the dominion of the kings of England, they used them to protect their property after the war of independence had been won.

The 4th of July is Independence Day, it is a day to celebrate our freedom, and our victory in the revolutionary war, there is much to celebrate in that.

I am a veteran, I know that war and battle create many opportunities for selflessness and displays of courage that most human beings cannot help but admire and applaud, even though the antecedents of war and the causes of conflict are always unjust, morally vacant and abhorrent.

In my heart, I want to celebrate the revolutionaries, their courage, the flag which unifies us as a nation, but I find it difficult. The story of the America, beginning on July 4th, is one that has many bright moments, but we are foolish, cold-hearted and ignorant if we do not at the same time recognize the millions of slaves who built our first cities, who farmed the plantations, who established our first industries, and the millions of people belonging to sovereign nations that we crushed in our westward expansion, starving and killing them without mercy, displacing them, outlawing their religion and customs, erasing their languages.

I find it difficult. Who among us, knowing that history, finds it easy?

The 4th of July should be a time of soul searching and deep reflection, forget about the flag waving and jingoism.

Ask yourself what it means to be an American; immigrant, refugee, stolen people, enslaved people, conquered people, vanquished people, and the revolutionary too we are the descendants of them all, the immigrant, the refugee, the stolen, the enslaved, the conquered, the vanquished, and the revolutionary too.

We are a great nation, if and only if we remember it all.

Given – 2018.07.04
Given 1st – 2016.07.04

Alien – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

06.16.2018

 

Alien

 

There are a hundred and ninety-two references to aliens, to strangers in scripture and none of them give license to any person or power to treat those people unjustly.

On the contrary, the law of the sacred text calls us to remember where we came from, to remember the fact that we were aliens once in a foreign land, this is true of the ancient Hebrews, and it is true of us, of all of us non-native Americans living here in the twenty-first century.

“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God (Leviticus 19:34).

Listen to the word, and listen to this.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable right, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The United States of America begins with this script. The rights articulated here are not given by the ruling power to the people, the people are endowed with these rights by the creator, and they cannot be abrogated except by extreme necessity.

All people are endowed with these rights; women and children, men, citizen or alien.
Listen to the law.

“Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien (Deuteronomy 1:16).”

These are the dictates of fairness.

All people under the aegis and authority of the United States are to be afforded the same protections under the law, whether on our sovereign territory or on foreign soil.

Wherever our flag flies, or the agents of our government are acting on our behalf, they are to uphold, support and defend the constitution, the purpose of which is to protect the rights of all people from injustice and tyranny.

“The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States (shall be upheld in relation to)…foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.”

This is the law our nation was organized under. The constitution, its demands and the fundamental human rights it protects are to be enforced everywhere at all times in regard to all persons regardless of their standing as a citizen.

As the prophet said: “Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another (Zechariah 7:10).

This is a simple injunction, and we have a responsibility to hold are elected representatives accountable to it.

Put all of our leaders on the record now, ask them if they support these crimes against humanity!