Friday, September 21, 2012


I believe my TIME is spent. Summer is gone. I am the last to know anything.  This I assure you from my experience of yesterday to those recent. The dark night carries forward on into today. For some unknown reason, I get everything turned backwards. Finally, now at summer’s end I will have my  Schwinn, one of two ever new, undergo repair. What backward movement repairing an old stalwart, contemplating the meaning, if any as winter approaches. This past spring a red cardinal sang the same solo to me each morning.  Awake and move Forward!
As I sit sipping my coffee at the keyboard, I hear the familiar song of a beautiful Red Cardinal. It is a song beckoning to a female to join in union. I hear, than imagine how nature can employ a  persistent cry reaching much  farther than my courtyard window. Is it a simple calling to a personal me or one touching the lives of others?
On the other hand, does its’ range more extensive. After all, millions of this same species use their call to reach all.  A cardinal native to our country resounds persistently loud and clear until it reaches our mightiest, the soaring American Eagle. The range and scope may even touch the endangered bird of Egypt, Ibis an ancient bird representing a transfiguration. The ancient honored Ibis who took on the aggressive role of the falcon, Horus.   This falcon Horus possessed great power to transfigure man, perhaps a government.
In addition, the Great White Pelican of Libya occupies a lofty position among ancient traditions with a following still present today. Is it any surprise that the birds, today and antiquity is but just one of many signs urging to us, it is time. Move Forward!
Make no mistake. I am not without sin, grave  mistakes, and some of the worst choices that can made by one man. I often pay more attention to those of little means resulting in a distancing of myself to  those closest and loyal. I rely on the perception they were strong and did not require my intervention. I was not oblivious of this fact. I would anguish over this dichotomy, a reach from a weakened position to help a larger whole while lacking the skill for more intimate social relationships.  

This past summer now ending, I failed myself  to take note. The signs were all there. Summer just ending we endured record-breaking temperatures, a host of tornadoes and floods while simultaneously farmers plagued with drought . Thankfully, the vast majority of Americans survived. They did it through their common spirit and faith in the history and future of ALL. They cooperated for the common good, not for the wealthy. If necessary, they relied on common sense and compromised!  United, they came together as they have so many times in the past to overcome one setback, one hurdle and they did not need accomplish it willing by taking on two jobs at $9 per hour. One party wants to turn back the clock, another block wishes to return to a past where they ignored the plight of most only to sip Tea. What an outfit!

There is another choice where some believe does not have a proven record and winning a race to a prosperous finish line. Do they not get it? For the past four years the Republican Minority Leader in the House has vowed to do nothing but remove the sitting President. That is exactly what they did while millions of Americans suffer without a job! 

During  President Washington’s terms, those known as "obstructionists"  were deemed “scallywags.” With the end of the Civil War ushered in a new Era of Reconstruction. Former Confederate states condemned the invasion by Northern bankers and industry as they traveled south with a singular goal of taking charge of the defeated South in rebuilding an economy. They began to unduly influence local governments and their economic restructure. All of which lined  their pockets. These are the “Carpetbaggers." Today they might defined as “Venture Capitalists of Private Equity.”  Carpetbaggers became the "bain" of the South as simple Arithmetic dictates who will win this game and who will pay.
In recent months many of you may witness the beauty of a lazy summer day, a night where you saw the Northern Lights. I suspect 47% of you took a dip in the pool, a boat ride along the Detroit River, perhaps a family barbecue followed by a magnificent display of fireworks to celebrate the signing of our Declaration of Independence. Yes. It is our Independence signed, sealed and delivered. How many times must we  repeat the words meant not for the privileged but,for one America.  

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

At present there is one Party that interprets and attempts to implement the intention of the authors of this, the greatest document espousing freedom by way of Revolution. These are the democratic majority who strive to stay true to the assertion of that we are all “endowed by their Creator with certain…” 
But the signers of this Declaration did not mean to stop with this one document. They are the architects of a more perfect Union and possessed the vision that when this new government submits to interests that challenge our rights, freedom, equality in treatment and pursuit of happiness, the People are obligated to bring them down.
On the other hand, another Party that wish to interpret this Declaration to their own advantage and will  fight   to uphold their misguided version of to who is guaranteed their rights. They will have you believe that the intent of the authors was not to uphold freedom and equality “for all men” and women. Slavery continued subjugating one class upon the plight of another. A Republican President, Abraham Lincoln began the re-education of those espousing those beliefs under God. He proclaimed the Emancipation Proclamation.

They did not give up as Radical Republicans in Congress (much like those who exist within the Republican Party today) took steps with legislation to allow Jim Crow Laws perpetuated in the South. These local laws were written with one goal in mind; to deny every man's right to vote. Today, the Republicans revive the prejudice within them by raising the most trivial criteria in determining an individual vote. Some act under the guise of protecting the sanctity of the “ballot” by arguing  “one man, one vote.”

The similarity of what occurred in the past is rearing its ugly head again. Among us one party ignore the basic tenets of our freedom. They bulldoze local governments to amend voting laws in their favor. In some cases, they are succeeding. They are forcing voters to provide several documents of identification and proof of residence before exercising their God given right to vote. 

The majority of prior administrations adhered, but there is one now that if elected will usurp your rights, ability to earn fair wage, equal pay and deny benefits for all working Americans. I defer to the following paragraph of Our Declaration.

--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

What is at stake in this upcoming Election is a choice for whatever it’s acknowledged faults will move Forward to see that you Rights are not usurped and the Governing body now be merged by a Corporate entity that are individuals one day and conglomeration when in their favor. This election is about ALL of the People voting for a representative government who swear to uphold the words of the Declaration and U.S. Constitution.  

As common sense Americans we must come to the conclusion that the rights of all can only be upheld by re-electing President Barack Obama! But we must not stop with one office. We need to elect a Democratic Congress and Senate so that obstructionists to progress and division can be achieved. We need to Move Forward!

As far as I can determine that my time is near over. It will have been spent in obscurity and without notoriety. I will only try to accomplish what I can based on what I have to offer.