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Dear NEd
Our Illegitimate President Trump had it half right when he said the mass shootings in a church in Texas (within a mysterious moon cycle, I might add, of the mass shoot- ings at a Las Vegas casino) were the result of a “mental health problem.”
Just as with the numerous accounts of sexual assault ricocheting through the daily mediasphere, these societal ills have everything to do with the psychological disconnect of the “one among the whole” — and can be rooted in the desire, as the French philosophers would say, of having “power over the other” — in its elementary state, acted out as the “bully in the playground.”
And we look toward our authority figure, the federal government, for some com- fort in these societal injuries, but instead, what is revealed is the groundwork of this modern dilemma — in the policies of the past century. We must remember that it was us — the United States Government, that has been running around the globe, fondling the natural resources of other nations. If those “weaker” nations acquiesce, “Hey it’s a good time for everybody.” But if they don’t, well, we’ll bomb ‘em where the sun don’t shine.
Dare say, it was akin to sexual assault or a mass shooting that Harry S. Truman ordered an experimental bomb be dropped on two civilian populations in Japan at the tail end of the “War to End All Wars,” And dare say, it is with that history in mind states within the Asian continent wish to arm themselves with equal firing power.
And double dare say, it was with the accumulation of nuclear weapons that the US Military Industrial Complex strutted around the globe, under the guise of “democra- cy for all,” and ransacked the hills and fields of foreign lands for the corporate giants, who while disproportionately sharing in the spoils of war, pay back very little. As a percentage of the whole, these fat cats have been turning the tables on the common man for more than a century in tax returns to the United States Treasury.
And triple dog dare say, it is with the bully club of nuclear weaponry that the Mili- tary Industrial Complex still goes ‘round the globe, decimating civilian populations in the name of “fighting terrorists.” Many of these “terrorists” are charged with crimes from unverifiable intelligence, and are never afforded due process in a court of jus- tice — the pillar of the very Democratic Republic we mean to subject the rest of the world to.
This Christmastime, let’s take back our taxes and invest in something other than a Military Industrial Complex this budget cycle! Hey, just give it a year, and we’ll take off $670 billion off the National Debt! Like weight watchers, but with real meat! Certainly, our President, who likes to shill his own steaks, would give it a thumbs-up.
Edward O’Rooni
To the Editor:
Our own judicial system in these United States — is failing to uphold the rights of the individual citizen as guaranteed by the governing contract taught all our school children!
In courts across the country, natural-born citizens are harassed by a For-Profit Justice System, every day extracted from lives, liberties, and pursuits of happiness. Especially in municipal courts, a judge who is duly sworn to uphold the Constitution is more likely persuaded by a salary and pension, and has illegitimately become the sole decision-maker in instances involving property seizure, personal imprisonment, and levying of excessive fines.
In times of national crisis and upheaval, we must bring back the power of the jury! Our forefathers and foremothers thought so highly of the jury that they underlined its importance 5 times in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
If Rip Van Winkle were to wake tomorrow and witness the state this country has turned into, he’d go back into the woods and sleep another hundred years ... That, and be called to jury duty, so maybe he could nullify some of these stupid laws these “bribed-out” legislators have passed in the interim.
                     Jeannie Kaycek
Dearest NEDitor,
If we were to take a look at “President” Trump’s 6 — that’s right, SIX — verifiable bankruptcies, we can see a pattern of disregard for the Nation’s Middle Class.
Especially this time of year, when Christmas is in the air, I can only think back to those hardworking Americans who believed Donald Trump and his Empire would pay their bills if they only did his bidding — all given a cold slap in the face Christmas morn- ing when it was handed to them, probably via certified mail, that “the Don” was seek- ing bankruptcy protection and wouldn’t “be able” to pay any of the contractors who worked for him, likely offering them an Ebeneezer Scrooge-size fraction of the monies he’d promised.
And even though these contractors had finished their work, had put in their day’s time, and had made plans based on the compensation they’d receive, each were forced into either sacrifices, or bankruptcies themselves.
For those whose spines may have been more bendable than others, perhaps they also filed for bankruptcy and passed the burden on down the line, creating the spiral of economic chaos that consumed much of the early 2000s and led to so many losing their homes, and for large part, their lives.
For those with more resolute muster who were also employed by Trump Inc. and de- cided it was better to pay the people who worked for them, they were left to make up the difference, and work double-time, making for a most unpleasant Christmas indeed.
Meanwhile, our current “President” was able to retain his Trump Tower, his private jet, and a litany of luxuries no regular American would consider affording himself. Mr. Trump’s actions from 1990-2009 highlight the very nature of the problem of our age: capitalism as we know it breeds irresponsible executives whose love for greed surpass- es most anything else (except for maybe a Pizza Hut pizza, as a Trump commercial from the 1980s would have us believe); and that ultimately, a big club, a private plane, and a little grease will turn the head of most every authorizing investor or regulator.
Our Nation’s Executive Office has never harbored the likes of a 6-time Bankrupt Pitch- man — it was meant to house statesmen and individuals of solemn character. This fly-by-night imposter must be removed from office immediately, in handcuffs, and we must hold a re-vote on the 2016 election, as it has become so mired in controversy that its legitimacy — and the legitimacy of all our future elections — are in dire jeopardy!
Dear Editor
Oliver Locke
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I’d like to submit this for consideration to your readers, of our current state of affairs. They are passages from the US Constitution:
No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.
No capitation, or other direct, tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the cen- sus or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.
The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been com- mitted; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the leg- islatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amend- ment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
Thank you,
Reflecting on “Miss America,”
Finnigan Ross
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