Monday, July 29, 2013

Las Vegas Demlicans and Republicrats Vote Alike to Violate Our Constitution

Those who sacrifice our freedom for security achieve neither ~ Ben Franklin

Titus, Heck defend NSA surveillance in House vote

WASHINGTON — Southern Nevada lawmakers cited potential terrorist threats to the nation generally and Las Vegas specifically as reasons they voted Wednesday to allow the government to continue collecting phone records from millions of Americans.
Reps. Dina Titus, a Democrat, and Joe Heck, a Republican, found themselves on the same side as the House debated and then defeated an amendment to cut off funding for the National Security Agency’s controversial surveillance program.
The amendment by Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., was defeated, 205-217. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., voted to curb the NSA program. Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., is in Las Vegas recovering from heart surgery and did not vote.
Titus said afterward that she was mindful that there are individuals and groups “who seek to do us harm, both at home and abroad.
“Las Vegas, one of the most famous cities in the world with over 40 million visitors a year, is consistently noted as a potential location for a terrorist attack.”
The Amash amendment, Titus said, was a “blunt attempt to eliminate a critical intelligence capability.” She said she preferred, as does President Barack Obama, a “careful and thorough examination of such programs.”
Heck, who sits on the Armed Services and Intelligence committees, has access to inside information about U.S. intelligence collection against terrorists, and how it is weighed against the constitutional rights of citizens, his spokesman Greg Lemon noted.
The Amash amendment would have eliminated Section 215 of the Patriot Act, “which we know has thwarted several terrorist plots against the U.S.,” Lemon said in an emailed statement.
“Congressman Heck believes these programs are critical to maintaining our national security,” Lemon said.
Amodei had no immediate comment after the vote.
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A House Divided Over NSA Spying on Americans
by , July 29, 2013
Last week’s House debate on the Defense Appropriations bill for 2014 produced a bit more drama than usual. After hearing that House leadership would do away with the traditional “open rule” allowing for debate on any funding limitation amendment, it was surprising to see that Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment was allowed on the Floor. In the wake of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations about the extent of US government spying on American citizens, Amash’s amendment sought to remove funding in the bill for some of the NSA programs.
Had Amash’s amendment passed, it would have been a significant symbolic victory over the administration’s massive violations of our Fourth Amendment protections. But we should be careful about believing that even if it had somehow miraculously survived the Senate vote and the President’s veto, it would have resulted in any significant change in how the Intelligence Community would behave toward Americans. The US government has built the largest and most sophisticated spying apparatus in the history of the world.
The NSA has been massively increasing the size of its facilities, both at its Maryland headquarters and in its newly built (and way over-budget) enormous data center in Utah. Taken together, these two facilities will be seven times larger than the Pentagon! And we know now that much of the NSA’s capacity to intercept information has been turned inward, to spy on us.
As NSA expert James Bamford wrote earlier this year about the new Utah facility:

“The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013. Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails – parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.” It is, in some measure, the realization of the “total information awareness” program created during the first term of the Bush administration – an effort that was killed by Congress in 2003 after it caused an outcry over its potential for invading Americans’ privacy.”
But it happened anyway.
Over the last week we have seen two significant prison-breaks, one in Iraq, where some 500 al-Qaeda members broke out of the infamous Abu Ghraib prison, which the US built, and another 1,000 escaped in a huge break in Benghazi, Libya – the city where the US Ambassador was killed by the rebels that the US government helped put in power. Did the US intelligence community, focused on listening to our phone calls, not see this real threat coming?
Rep. Amash’s amendment was an important move to at least bring attention to what the US intelligence community has become: an incredibly powerful conglomeration of secret government agencies that seem to view Americans as the real threat. It is interesting that the votes on Amash’s amendment divided the House not on party lines. Instead, we saw the votes divided between those who follow their oath to the Constitution, versus those who seem to believe that any violation of the Constitution is justified in the name of the elusive “security” of the police state at the expense of liberty. The leadership – not to my surprise — of both parties in the House voted for the police state.
It is encouraging to see the large number of votes crossing party lines in favor of the Amash amendment. Let us hope that this will be a growing trend in the House – perhaps the promise that Congress may once again begin to take its duties and obligations seriously. We should not forget, however, that in the meantime another Defense Appropriations bill passing really means another “military spending” bill. The Administration is planning for a US invasion of Syria, more military assistance to the military dictatorship in Egypt, and more drones and interventionism. We have much work yet to do.

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libori · 9 hours ago
"an incredibly powerful conglomeration of secret government agencies that seem to view Americans as the real threat".
Power over and confiscating the wealth of the American populace has been the real purpose of America's wars at least since the Korean war. There is nothing to be gained by fighting poor people in third world hellholes. The real loot is the incredible amounts of wealth the taxpayer has to cough up to keep the military/terror industrial complex going.
Having intimate knowledge of every little detail of every citizen's life will cement this power and turn every American into the slave of those, who control access to this knowledge.

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Orville H. Larson · 4 hours ago
If all members of the Parliament of Whores--er, Congress--were like Ron Paul, we'd have no reason to fear.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Devastation in Detroit

After Obamacare
The final collapse of Detroit should lead to thorough congressional investigations into the pathology that killed a great American city. You might think "killed" is too strong a term, but consider these facts about what was once our fourth largest city with the highest per capita income of any city in America.
The recent bankruptcy in Detroit is a harbinger of the steady decay of government competence in America. To have the city with the highest per capita income in America in 1950 collapse economically, culturally and in the basic aspects of civilization is horrifying. To have a city of 1,400,000 people decline to fewer than 700,000 is astonishing.
With the collapse in population there are 78,000 empty houses. Some can be bought for $1 (yes, it's true) and no one will buy them.
The number of Detroit manufacturing jobs dropped from 296,000 to 27,000.
No one will create new jobs in the city because it has become a public safety and public services wasteland. In some ways it resembles the post-devastation world of the movie Mad Max.
Imagine a world in which 40% of the traffic lights don't work. Almost one third of the ambulances don't work. Of the ambulances that have been repaired some have over 250,000 miles on them. In some dangerous neighborhoods ambulances will not go without police. On average it takes the police nearly an hour to show up when called. Faced with this public safety crisis, the politicians cut the police force by 40% and closed most police stations to the public 16 hours a day.
As the politicians have eliminated public safety personnel and budgets, crime has soared. You are 11 times more likely to be killed in Detroit than in New York. You are 5 times more likely to be the victim of a violent crime than the national average. The police solve fewer than 10% of the crimes committed in Detroit. (You thought the reference to Mad Max was exaggerated?)
Mark Steyn has a devastating analysis of the collapse of Detroit and its wider implications. He writes:
"The tunnel from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit, Michigan, is now a border between the First World and the Third World — or, if you prefer, the developed world and the post-developed world. To any American time-transported from the mid 20th century, the city’s implosion would be literally incredible: Were he to compare photographs of today’s Hiroshima with today’s Detroit, he would assume Japan won the Second World War after nuking Michigan."
The greatest problem in Detroit isn't structural. It is the collapse of human capital. Consider Steyn's further observation: "Forty-seven percent of adults are functionally illiterate, which is about the same rate as the Central African Republic, which at least has the excuse that it was ruled throughout the Seventies by a cannibal emperor...The illiterates include a recent president of the school board, Otis Mathis, which doesn’t bode well for the potential work force a decade hence."
Detroit is a human tragedy for the unnecessary pain its residents are living through. It is an historic tragedy for the loss of a great American city and a symbol of American industrial power. It is a sobering warning of what can happen in the rest of the country if we continue to tolerate massive, systemic breakdown in government.
Detroit is not unique. It is in fact a warning signal of what can happen to us at every level of government if we continue to tolerate the breakdown in government capabilities and performance.
For two generations we have had a political system dominated by protecting the government class and growing a dependency class. More and more people got unsustainable deals through government employee union power to coerce politicians (for whom they were often the largest and most powerful reelection threat). More and more people were told they didn't have to learn or work or be productive because someone else would take care of it all for them.
These pathologies need to be exposed and studied. Their lessons should be applied at every level of government across the country.
Detroit's problems are not new. I outlined the pathology and some possible solutions at the Mackinac Policy Conferencein June 2010. I also spoke there in September 2007.
Six months later on March 27, 2008 at the American Enterprise Institute I responded to then Senator Obama's speech in Philadelphia on race. A significant part of my talk focused on Detroit:
Senator Obama asserted, the history of legalized discrimination 'helps explain the wealth and income gap between black and white and the concentrated pockets of poverty that persist today in so many urban and rural communities.'

So let’s take Senator Obama seriously about discussing this. His analysis is simply factually false. The collapse of Detroit, from 1950 to 2008, which I think should be the centerpiece of the fall campaign, because it is the case study in bad culture and bad government. Detroit in 1950 had 1,800,000 people. Last year, it dropped below 900,000. Less than half the housing stock is needed. It is the first American city in history to drop below a million.

The numbers are actually worse than that in the last three years: Detroit had three times the out-migration rate of any other city in the United States. Twenty-seven thousand additional people fled Detroit. It dropped from being the number one per capita income city in the United States to ranking number sixty-second.

Now, you could say, well, it’s all the auto industry’s fault. That’s simply not true. First of all, there are large parts of America that have very successful auto industries. They tend to be in right-to-work states with low tax rates and without the United Auto Workers. But they’re quite successful. We’ve had a very large increase in factories that produce cars.

Second, even in Michigan, despite a very destructive governor and a very destructive state legislature, Grand Rapids is in the middle of a building boom. Now why is Grand Rapids, on the western side of Michigan, growing dramatically while Detroit, on the eastern side of Michigan, is continuing to collapse?

The results are even worse. The best estimate of the Gates Foundation was that a freshman entering the Detroit school system had one chance in four of graduating on time. Three out of four children in Detroit are being cheated by one of the most expensive school bureaucracies in America.

But that’s because we measure the wrong metric. The primary metric of the Detroit school bureaucracy has nothing to do with the children. It has to do with whether or not the paychecks are issued every month. And it has been a stunningly effective bureaucracy at issuing paychecks. It just doesn’t do anything for the paychecks. And yet no one wants to talk about this.

So start with the idea that if we’re going to have an honest conversation, we ought to start with Detroit because if we can’t have an honest conversation about how big a disaster Detroit is, we sure can’t have an honest conversation about poverty in America, and we sure can’t have a conversation about what needs to change.

It’s that simple and that direct. And I think virtually no one on the Left is prepared today to talk candidly about Detroit because it is their institutions and their culture which has caused the collapse of one of America’s great cities.

And you may think I’m exaggerating. Consider the following. An entrepreneur offered $200 million to develop charter schools in Detroit and was rejected on the grounds that he was obviously a white racist attempting to overturn the black power structure. “I am disappointed and saddened by the anger and hostility that has greeted our proposal,” explained [Bob] Thompson to the Associated Press.

"Because of these contentious conditions, we are not going to move forward with our planned charter high schools. Our proposal to build a number of new, very small charter high schools in Detroit was intended to increase options for Detroit parents and children. The proposal was meant to be for kids, and not against anyone in any institution."

Now what does that tell you about pathology, when you can have a system failing, and remember, if you’re an African-American male, and you drop out of high school, you face a 73 percent unemployment rate in your 20s and a 60 percent chance of going to jail.

And you have to ask yourself, by what moral authority did the Detroit school bureaucracy block $200 million from saving young men from going to jail, from giving them an opportunity to go to college, from offering them hope? And why did no one speak out against it?
The disaster in Detroit involves ruined lives, lost futures, tragic deaths, avoidable poverty, and a host of societal, governmental, economic and political pathologies.
The Congress should thoroughly explore the disaster and outline what steps we need to do to avoid repeating this terrible human tragedy in other cities.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

ACLU Reverses Itself Again on Double Jeopardy

For the ACLU, George Zimmerman case is awkward déjà vu

The American Civil Liberties Union is experiencing some uncomfortable déjà vu.

George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of black teenager Trayvon Martin has triggered the specter of an awkward and often raucous debate the group thought it had put behind itself two decades ago.

After the 1992 acquittal of Los Angeles police officers in the videotaped beating of African-American Rodney King, ACLU leaders split sharply over the possibility of a federal trial for the officers. 

The group eventually suspended its policy opposing double jeopardy — only to reverse itself the following year.

A New York Times editorial back then called the ACLU “torn by internal disagreement.” A Boston Globe column described the organization as “twisting itself up in knots.”

The heated debate highlighted one of the ACLU’s challenges: It is perhaps the nation’s foremost advocate for civil liberties — but it also has a long history advocating for civil rights.

More than 20 years later, President Barack Obama’s comments reacting to the Zimmerman verdict dwelled on race while calling for respect for the trial process and the jury verdict.

“The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner,” he said Friday. “The juries [sic] were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that’s how our system works.”

Meanwhile, the ACLU’s first public reaction drew notice in some quarters for leaning heavily toward racial justice — while staying silent on civil liberties and due process in the Florida case.

“Last night’s verdict casts serious doubt on whether the legal system truly provides equal protection of the laws to everyone regardless of race or ethnicity,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero said in a statement on July 14, the day after the Florida jury’s verdict. 

“This case reminds us that it is imperative that the Department of Justice thoroughly examine whether the Martin shooting was a federal civil rights violation or hate crime.”

The statement went on to call for additional federal guidance on the use of race in law enforcement and for a new federal law aimed at ending racial profiling.

But it was the specific reference to an “imperative” for DOJ to investigate under criminal statutes — an apparent endorsement of the calls of many civil rights activists and groups for a federal prosecution of Zimmerman — that threatened to reopen old wounds.

That call came even though the ACLU’s long-standing policy, restored in 1993 after the King debate, explicitly rejects such an option. 

“There should be no exception to double jeopardy principles simply because the same offense may be prosecuted by two different sovereigns,” the policy says.

Romero’s statement stirred concern among some civil libertarians that in a rush to join the chorus of outrage over the Zimmerman verdict, the group had turned its back on the policy it settled on two decades ago.

In an apparent attempt to stem the controversy, a top ACLU official wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday to make clear that the group does not favor a second prosecution of Zimmerman in federal court.

“We are writing to clearly state the ACLU’s position on whether or not the Department of Justice (DOJ) should consider bringing federal civil rights or hate crimes charges as a result of the state court acquittal in the George Zimmerman case,” Laura Murphy, director of the ACLU’s Washington office, wrote.

“The ACLU believes the Double Jeopardy Clause of the Constitution protects someone from being prosecuted in another court for charges arising from the same transaction. 

A jury found Zimmerman not guilty, and that should be the end of the criminal case,” she wrote.

Attorney General Eric Holder has said the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division is continuing to investigate Martin’s shooting — and the department has even set up an email address to gather information about the case. 

However, Obama suggested Friday that those upset about the verdict would be unwise to expect a federal prosecution.

“I think it’s important for people to have some clear expectations here,” Obama said. “And law enforcement is traditionally done at the state and local levels, not at the federal levels.”

Romero, who provided Murphy’s letter to POLITICO, said Thursday there was no intent to change or depart from the double jeopardy policy.

“I think there are real serious concerns about going back on the double jeopardy policy. It is a slippery slope that if you allow the government to prosecute individuals for one crime and then fail and try again, it creates the wrong incentives for the criminal justice system,” Romero said in an interview on the outskirts of the Aspen Security Forum.

Romero acknowledged that cases like that of Trayvon Martin sometimes prompt disagreements within the organization, and often put the group at odds with other civil rights groups.

“Good civil libertarians will differ on this issue, like a lot of our issues that divide the membership or the leadership whether it’s campaign finance or whether it’s civil rights prosecutions after a failed trial,” he said. 

“The unique part of the ACLU is that we have to balance some of the concerns that we have that are long-standing, deep-seated values like racial justice against broader concerns about the administration of justice.”

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Z Rescues trapped family of four in an Overturned Truck

George Zimmerman, who has been in hiding since he was acquitted of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, emerged to help rescue a family who was trapped in an overturned vehicle, police said today.

Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of Dana and Mark Gerstle and their two children, who were trapped inside a blue Ford Explorer SUV that had rolled over after traveling off the highway in Sanford, Fla. at approximately 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

The crash occurred at the intersection of I-4 and route Route 46, police said. The crash site is less than a mile from where Zimmerman shot Martin.

By the time police arrived, two people - including Zimmerman - had already helped the family get out of the overturned car, the sheriff's office said. No one was reported to be injured.

Zimmerman was not a witness to the crash and left after speaking with the deputy, police said.

It's the first known sighting of Zimmerman since he left the courtroom following his controversial acquittal last week on murder charges for the death of Martin. Zimmerman, 29, shot and killed Martin, 17, in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012. The jury determined that Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense.

The acquittal prompted dozens of protests across the country this past weekend and his lawyers have said that Zimmerman has been the subject of death threats. His lawyers said Zimmerman has been wearing a bullet-proof vest when he ventures out in public.

Zimmerman's parents told ABC News' Barbara Walters they too have received death threats and have been unable to return to their home.

"We have had an enormous amount of death threats. George's legal counsel has had death threats, the police chief of Sanford, many people have had death threats," Zimmerman's father, Robert Zimmerman said."'Everyone with Georgie's DNA should be killed' -- just every kind of horrible thing you can imagine."

An indication of the animosity toward Zimmerman is the number of threatening phone calls being received by a woman in Winter Park, Fla.

Lori Tankel told that someone had incorrectly posted her cell phone number online thinking it was Zimmerman's. She said she started receiving threatening calls within an hour after the jury had reached a verdict on July 13.

"They were saying things like, 'Zimmerman? Is this George? We're going to get you, we're going to kill you,'" she said.

Her cell phone number is only one digit off from Zimmerman's, she said.

Tankel said she received at least 80 phone calls within one day of the jury's not guilty verdict. While the threats died down during the week, she said they ramped right back up again on Friday and continued through the weekend.

"Those phone calls were extremely malicious," she said. "I think at that point, they kind of knew it wasn't George Zimmerman's number, but they were still going to harass me."

Tankel said she initially reported the threatening calls to the the Seminole County Sheriff's Office, but was told to follow up with law enforcement in Orange County, Fla., where she lives, to file a report, she said.

But Tankel she said she won't be changing her number anytime soon.

"I'm a sales representative for several different horse-related companies, and I have five states in my territory," she said. "To change business cards and contact everybody, it's not that simple."

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Tough Love Works

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by Richard Charles (Ricardo Carlos)
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Detroit and Trayvon Martin in the same week provided fertile ground for bigger government promoters, from the President and poverty advocates on down, to come out of the shadows and plead their case for more government powers with emotional appeals.

Never mind Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton both have a long history of blackmail race baiting shakedowns of rich corporations, while appropriating authority from authentic Black leaders like Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr, whose descendants agreed with the Zimmerman verdict:

Where in our Constitution does it say government has the right to rob middle class Peter to pay poor Paul?

What government does today does not protect life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness for all, just mostly special interest groups.

If Big Government actually eliminated poverty and war, we would have won the $125 Trillion dollar century-old wars on poverty and war from 1913 on. 

Poverty and war in fact became enormous government industries costing trillions from taxpayers each year.

In 1913 the new Fed and IRS acts, previously ruled unconstitutional, began to finance bigger government.

The Fed, IRS and Wall Street financed government growing faster than our economy and 316 Million population. 

They took livelihoods and money from productive American citizens through deliberate dollar devaluation, inflation, involuntary progressive taxation, rigged markets and subsidized illegal or unproductive members of society with free rides for votes.

All the while they made emotional irrational “politically correct" appeals for middle class taxpayers to just dig deeper and sacrifice their savings for the good of the whole, especially the children:

Nothing could be further from the truth.

These are the same lives aborted by taxpayer dollars because corporate government cares so much for them. As Mother Teresa observed, a civilization that kills its unborn children is not civilized or moral.

Alamo Frontier Hero and Tennessee militia man Congressman Davy Crockett thought so little of unconstitutional forced government welfare that he invested his entire US Representative career opposing it.

He began with a congressional speech called, “Not Yours to Give.” His logic defeated a House bill to spend $20,000 of taxpayer money on a Navy widow:

"Mr. Speaker — I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the suffering of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.

"I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to so appropriate a dollar of the public money.”:

To show just how divisive, empty and illusory these choreographed claims of government welfare are, let’s casually debunk the big corporate government monopoly narrative from the longest running show in the world on TV today, Meet the Press (on air with NBC since 4 December 1947):

Host David Gregory opened with:

“This Sunday… The president seeks to ignite a new conversation about race in America.”

We have been having impassioned conversations about race and slavery in America at least 400 years, since before the US Constitution, War of 1812, Abolitionists, Civil War, assassination of President Lincoln, the 13th Amendment on 6 December 1865 abolished slavery, President Harry Truman integrated the military, Ike sent troops to Little Rock and Presidents Johnson and Nixon passed Civil Rights Acts:

It is remotely possible this “conversation” may again re-ignite ethnic race riots as we saw before 118 times in American history, where corporate monopoly government special interests benefitted from divide and conquer inflammatory rhetoric:

President Obama:

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”

Not really. 

You were elected twice against weak candidates Mr President, by just 32.6% and 29.7% of eligible American voters, not a majority of Americans:,_2008,_2012

We Americans still deserve better inspiration from our leaders including a Nobel Peace Laureate who used drones and depleted uranium to commit genocidal war crimes:

Trayvon Martin, despite the misleading monopoly media narrative, was 6-3 with a burglary tool found at the Sanford scene. 

Mr Martin wore a dental grill, Facebooked and You-Tubed gang sign behaviour and dress. Mr Martin had three suspensions from school for illegal drugs and possession of jewelry (impounded) with a screwdriver.

Mr Martin's cell phone had 600 incriminating cell phone criminal links indicating prior involvement with drugs, gang fighting and firearms that your Special Prosecutor and Judge would not admit as evidence:

Much emotional media hype and obfuscation continuing today after 15 months described George Zimmerman as a white vigilante when he was actually the German, Hispanic and Black son of a Judge who called the cops and had criticized the white son of a Sanford Police officer for beating up a black homeless man:

On June 26, 2012, the lead investigator of the case, Christopher Serino, was transferred out of the Sanford Police Department's investigative unit and reassigned to the patrol division at his own request. Serino said he felt pressured by several of his fellow police officers to press charges on Zimmerman when he believed there was not enough evidence to do so, and that one of the officers pressuring him was a friend of Martin's father:

The facts presented in a court of law were that on a rainy evening of 26 February 2012 in a gated community in Sanford, Florida, a Black teenage male suspended from school for drugs and peering into windows was shot dead on top of a middle-aged Neighborhood Watch Coordinator who was screaming for his life after he called the police and was jumped:

Sanford is a middle class multi-ethnic, multi-racial former Naval Air Station and current Amtrak auto train terminus community on Lake Monroe and St John’s navigable river in Central Florida near Disney World. 

Sanford is where #42 Jackie Robinson trained for the Brooklyn Dodgers and experienced racism. Maybe it is just a subliminal coincidence the movie '42' was simultaneously released: 1:47

Sanford has an above national average crime rate and uses Neighborhood Town Watches dating from Colonial America:

The court facts presented were that 17 year-old lean and mean 6-3 Trayvon Martin attacked a 29 year-old overweight 5-7 armed Neighborhood Watch Coordinator who did his job by calling police regarding a suspicious character in a hoodie casing homes by peering into windows. 

The police arrived in just two minutes.

In those two minutes George Zimmerman fought for his life after he was attacked by an aggressive man 8 inches taller with a longer reach. 

Mr Zimmerman’s nose was broken. Mr Zimmerman was knocked to the ground. Mr Zimmerman’s skull was repeatedly smashed on the concrete by Trayvon Martin like an Ultimate Fighting Contender on top of him, who muffled Mr Zimmmerman's screams and told him, "You're gonna die tonight.":

There were 8 witnesses, most of whom were not admitted by the Special Prosecutor or Judge:

Mr Zimmerman reached for his gun, which Mr Martin tried to take from him, until Mr Zimmerman shot him once and killed him:

Mr Zimmerman was treated for a bloody nose and multiple head wounds the media first denied he had, a claim one court witness repeated: (see pictures in squad car)

NBC Nightly News,NBC Today Show and the NBC Miami Affiliate deceptively edited the 911 udio tape to make it sound like Mr Zimmerman was a racial profiler. After Erik Wemple of the Washington Post called them on it, they fired three NBC employees and issued a quiet apology that did not air:

Mr Zimmerman sued NBC Universal for defamation:

After he was cleaned up by medics at the scene, ABC News obtained a surveillance video of Zimmerman walking unassisted into the Sanford police station after the shooting. An officer is seen pausing to look at the back of Zimmerman's head, but ABC originally said that no abrasions or blood can be seen in the video.The Daily Caller disputed this claim, and posted a still from the ABC video which showed the injury on the back of Zimmerman's head. ABC later reported that it had "re-digitized" the video, and said that this version showed "what appear to be a pair of gashes or welts on George Zimmerman's head," but the story's main focus was on a doctor who claimed it was unlikely that Zimmerman's nose had been broken. One look at the picture of Mr Zimmerman in the door of the squad car and it is clear he suffered a broken nose:

Mr Zimmerman was questioned by Sanford Police for five hours and released. 

The Sanford police chief said Mr Zimmerman was released for lack of evidence and lack of legal grounds for arrest, and that Zimmerman had a right to defend himself with lethal force.

Six weeks later a monopoly media circus showed pictures of TM as an innocent little boy, accused Mr Zimmerman of financial fraud with his spontaneous defense fund and covered up crucial evidence. 

The Police Chief was forced to resign at taxpayer expense in a media political witch hunt. 

The baying media hounds and New Black Panthers who put a target on Mr Zimmerman's back and million dollar bounty on his head, claimed the support of athletes and entertainers (as well as CNN and NBC), telling President Obama to “do his job on this one”: 4:39

Mr Zimmerman paid a one million dollar bond for bail and his family went into hiding for their safety:

Thank God for a trial jury of peers per our Constitution 16 months later.

Now you, Mr President and your Attorney General, after refusing to prosecute ACORN, Illegal Alien and New Black Panther election fraud, want to go after George Zimmerman for civil damages and endless government litigation fueled by race baiters further dividing our great nation. 

You are using a free pass from corporate monopoly media profitting by playing the race card over and over again, like the Ronald King LAPD arrest beating “news” until it caused LA casualties and riots 21 years ago: 1:33

"David Gregory: The president's deeply personal remarks about the after effects of the George Zimmerman trial add to the debate about stand your ground laws, racial profiling  and the plight of African American boys in the criminal justice system and our society.”

Trayvon Martin was not a boy. He was 17 and 6-3, suspended three times from school with a burglary tool, jewelry and drugs, old enough to volunteer for the military with parental permission.

Our Second Amendment protects all Americans' right to bear arms to defend themselves and their nation,

The facts are 58% of 2.3 million prison inmates were African Americans. 

Some of them were innocent, plea-bargained without a jury trial, set-up or railroaded by the “correctional” industry that quadrupled its involuntary customers from 1980 to 2008 to number one in the world, making the USA a defacto prison state, especially with mandatory non-violent marijuana incarceration law terms at the Federal level:

Does this justify racial violence or better justice?

From 1999 to 2009, more than 52,000 African Americans were killed in homicides, 47,000 of them by mostly illegal guns in urban jurisdictions that ban guns. 94% were in fact murdered by other African-Americans:

What racial profiling plight of “boys," beyond that self-imposed with racial stereotypes based on fact?

Yes, many cops and racist of all colours are prejudiced. 

For over four centuries government has not found an effective way to eliminate injustice by passing more and more laws and spending more and more taxpayer money. 

Now our economy is contracting a real -2% a year from big bad government:

“If Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? (out here) and do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman who had followed him in a car because he felt threatened.”

Mr President, these were not the actual evidence and facts presented in a court of law. A Constitutional Law Professor would know this.

“With us: the president of the national urban league, Marc Morial; chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge; author and PBS host Tavis Smiley; former chairman of the RNC Michael Steele; and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree.”

What do all these panelists have in common beside being Black?

They profit from race despite our 14th Amendment that states in part:

“ No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.":

“Plus ...
The remarkable financial collapse of a major American city ... Detroit files for bankruptcy ... What's next for its residents - including thousands of city employees and retirees - and what does it say about the plight of America's cities in this fragile economic recovery?”

There’s nothing remarkable about the financial collapse of Detroit at all. 

Borrow and spend more money than you have for sixty years and this is the inevitable result. 

According to the Mayor of Detroit, NBA Hall of Famer David Bing, "Detroit is just the first city of many dominoes that will probably fall:"

Similar is happening with Federal government. Since 1913, the privately owned Fed IRS franchise created fiat usury Federal Reserve Notes out of thin air, devalued the dollar and paid 20 times leveraged 6% (120%) usury dividends to the hidden Fed owners. 

The Fed IRS money trust raised the cost of living through monetary inflation, an invisible tax, and lowered the standard of living through excess taxation, arguably unconstitutional taxation without representation. 

It is only a matter of time for the Federal Government to face financial reality also.

The principle of something for nothing is financially and morally bankrupt and does not prevail.

What a unique moment Friday was for this presidency, for any presidency.  And, Congresswoman, I wanna start with you.  Describe the impact of the president coming out at the White House speaking about race in such a personal and, frankly, off-the-cuff way.
I was very proud, quite frankly.  I think that it was timely, but more importantly I think that he could feel the anger that was going around across this country.  And he felt that he needed to respond in a way that I think took a lot of courage.
For him to basically say that we have a situation where a young man is basically convicted of his own murder, that someone can hunt you down and then say, "I'm afraid," and kill you; he made it clear that Trayvon Martin had rights as well.  And he made it clear as well that African American men, for history, for a very, very long time, have had to deal with this problem.”

It is truly frightening we have members of Congress and media who ignore due process including evidence, law enforcement, the court, the law and common sense, to twist facts to demagogue and race bait to the lowest denominator. 

Mr Martin was not convicted of his own murder. Mr Martin was not hunted down. Mr Martin was the aggressor. Mr Zimmerman was found Not Guilty by a jury of his peers in a court of law.

“When Trayvon Martin was first shot I said that this could have been my son.  Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.  And when you think about why, in the African American community at least, there's a lot of pain around what happened here, I think it's important to recognize that the African American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn't go away.”

Mr President, you demean the deaths of 52,000 African Americans a previous decade, deaths approaching the Vietnam War, most of them killed by other African-Americans using illegal guns, to promote the unconstitutional anti-gun agenda of your party. 

Could any of those 52,000 black on black deaths have been your son or you 35 years ago? 

Race baiting by a half-white President is very unbecoming to America, about as credible as President Clinton regretting he did nothing about the Rwanda genocide.

A history that doesn't go away.  And yet, Tavis Smiley, you were critical of the president.  You said on Twitter, "His comments were as weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid.  He took too long to show up and express outrage."
I appreciate and applaud the fact that the president did finally show up.  But this town has been spinning a story that's not altogether true.  He did not walk to the podium for an impromptu address to the nation; he was pushed to that podium.  A week of protest outside the White House, pressure building on him inside the White House pushed him to that podium.  So I'm glad he finally arrived.
But when he left the podium, he still had not answered the most important question, that Keynesian question, where do we go from here?  That question this morning remains unanswered, at least from the perspective of the president.  And the bottom line is this is not Libya, this is America.  On this issue, you cannot lead from behind.
What's lacking in this moment is moral leadership.  The country is begging for it, they are craving it.”

Mr Tavis is correct DC spins stories that are not true, and this is one. It is funny he mentioned Keynesian and brought up Libya, an African war secretly armed and funded by unwilling taxpayers and the Nobel Laureate using NATO as a cover, a war against a decentralized direct democracy that began and ended in Benghazi, funded Al Qaeda terrorists who engaged in ethnic cleansing, tortured and assassinated a leader who raised standards of living, life expectancy and literacy by developing Libyan natural resources of aquifer irrigation and sweet crude to replace him by a reactionary Arab Spring Muslim Brotherhood ITC like that that failed in Egypt amidst continuing strife:

Neo-Keynesianism is the discredited theory of a Kings College Bursar and Mathematician turned government economist who allegedly believed governments could borrow, spend and tax their way to prosperity, a theory disproved by FDR turning the 1929 Market Crash into the 1929 to 1949 Great Depression and World War II. To be fair to Lord Baron Keynes, he admitted:

I work for a Government I despise for ends I think criminal.”

To Tavis' point, Professor, there has been criticism.  It's been building over the course of the week.  Janet Langhart Cohen wrote in the Washington Post, journalist and author, on Tuesday that he had imposed himself in this silence about race.
And she wrote this:  "During this period of self-imposed silence, we have watched our criminal laws become radicalized, our race criminalized.  Blacks continue to be faced with punishing unfairness and inequalities, soaring rates of unemployment, discriminatory drug laws, disproportionate prison sentences, unequal access to health care and healthy food, unfair stop-and-frisk policies, and accidental shootings of unarmed black men by the police; even more are treated with indifference of contempt.  We're told to stop complaining, to get over it, no one cares."  Tavis' argument that this has not been part of this president's agenda.”

Is the glass half full or half empty?

In fact, this is more race baiting. 

Affirmative action for blacks backlashed into popular Constitutional laws like the Prop 209 California and Michigan Civil Rights Initiatives and lawsuits like US Regents vs Bakke challenging reverse discrimination. In fact, UC graduation rates of African-Americans increased as much as +56% after affirmative action was eliminated, likely due to better qualified applicants who did not depend on government largesse oblige:

But that's the key piece, the discussion that starts and ends quickly.  I hearken back to the gun debate, and the president bootstrapped the gun argument with his initial comments the day of the jury verdict in a way that was disconnected.  And if you look at the momentum behind that discussion, coming off of Sandy Hook [and Aurora and US Rep Gabrielle Giffords], and the raw emotion from the American people saying, "We want something done here. Let's move on this."
What happened?  The discussion dissipated.  Then this was something that the president came out again and heralded, but then let the steam fall out of it.  So my concern on this is it's great to step to the podium-- I tend to agree with Tavis.  It's great to step to the podium to be in that moment, but then it's not so much leading but continuing to inspire the conversation so that it doesn't die on the vine--”

Mr Steele correctly divined that the race baiting is a back door to the unconstitutional anti-gun agenda.

Okay, but what is this, in particular?  I mean, the president spoke about wringing bias from our lives.  These are intimate conversations between blacks and whites that are very difficult to have in a big public setting.  But I think when you start boiling it down, it is the question that I thought he was asking, which is:  What is the "this" ?  There's no federal program that can deal with this.  So how does he lead and on what does he lead.
There is no federal program that would lead on this.  But for me-- he gave a State of the Union address this past year, he talked about the idea that we have to do something about guns, and he talked very candidly about that.  He talked about Gabby Giffords, he talked about all the victims.  He says, "We want a vote.  We simply want a vote."  And that was him saying, "I want this to happen," and there was a vote, and it failed, right?  So he's been pushing that issue on and on again.
In terms of what he's done for the community, it's very obvious when you look at the things that make a big difference.  He's been pushing a jobs plan from the beginning, without success.”

We agree with Mr Gregory and Professor Ogletree that there is no federal program that can deal with this (race baiting).

We also agree with Harvard Professor Ogletree that this is all about gun confiscation and the (government) jobs plan(s) have failed.

Real defacto unemployment in America is still 28.27% after government indebting and spending trillions of taxpayer dollars:

Professor, let me just see if I can help put some of this in context as well.  You look at what has happened in 2013.  We've got obviously the Trayvon Martin that everybody's talking about.  This is happening to black boys across this country every day.  You look at the fact that we have a Supreme Court that just gutted the Voting Rights Act.”

There is that black boy shibboleth again. A 6-3 gangsta who could volunteer at 16 with parental consent to die in the military is not a boy. The Supreme Court found that using 40 year-old voting data to micro-manage voting at the county level is no longer responsive to current needs:

Federal control of county voting also appeared to violate the Ninth and Tenth Amendments in our Bill of Rights. They protect rights not enumerated in our Constitution and limit Federal government powers to those enumerated in our Constitution:

And they're trying to do the same thing with affirmative action.  You look at a House of Representatives who, just last week, took food stamps out of the farm bill.  You look at this past week where they have decided to block Title 1.
We are being attacked from so many sides that you have to at some point decide where you can have the most impact. “

This is a US Representative who ignores our Constitution to favour special interests that do not represent all Americans, let alone the majority of Americans.

How about the particular issue of the law that seemed to loom so large over this situation, and that is the Stand Your Ground law?  In Florida, 21 other states have a law that really redefined the concept of what we consider to be self-defense.

It's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods. // These laws try to fix something that was never broken. There has always been a legal defense for using deadly force if - and the "if" is important - no safe retreat is available.”

Here is the anti-gun unconstitutional Trayvon Martin wedge agenda yet again.

Now, Michael Steele, some Republicans have immediately politicized this into the gun debate and said-- when I say "politicized," I'm not making a judgment.  But they are putting this into the gun argument about the ability to defend one's--
--self.  In this particular case, you had the police officers who told George Zimmerman, "Don't pursue this young man."
That's right.
"Don't do that."  He gets back into his car, he says he feels a threat, and he follows him --
That's what the attorney general, what the president's talking about.
Well, and that's what the facts tell us.  But the question now becomes is this a proper role for the federal to go into or--
Versus the states?
Versus the states.  To go into all 21 states now and tell them how to change their laws or to remake their laws?  No.  I mean, this is something that's going to have to get worked out state by state.  You have 21 states, other states out there as well, so it's not just Florida.
So when we start this conversation, you have people talking about, "Well, I'm going to boycott Florida.  I'm not going to perform there, I'm not going to go there."  Well, you're not going to go to the 21 other states?  There's got to be some level of consistency, number one.  Number two, on the political side of it, again, the facts of the Trayvon Martin case, this was not brought into it.  This was not the underlying argument that was made.  The defense backed off that--
--as a defense.  My understanding--
However -- there was a jury instruction, and people have missed the fact that the jury instruction was cited by one of the jurors--
As the reason --
--as the reason for the acquittal.  So it was an issue in the case.  And these Stand Your Ground laws, what's striking about them is how they got on the books.  They got on the books because of an effort by the N.R.A., in conjunction with A.L.E.C., to introduce them and pass them in states across the nation.  It is the role of the nation's chief justice--
And this --
--so who is the attorney general--
But, Marc, do you know who's used the Stand Your Ground law in Florida the most is African Americans.
In fact, Michael, it's not just in Florida--
But that doesn't mean--
The reality is that another group pushed Stand Your Ground, but African Americans have been using it around the country--”

Finally, two admissions that Stand Your Ground laws in 21 states benefit African-Americans and all Americans, the Federal Government should stay out of State's Rights and one admission the facts of the Zimmerman case were twisted by those with an anti-gun racist agenda.

The most important thing is that the Stand Your Ground law is one of the things that has incited and ignited, I believe, this movement across the nation which I think, David, is the beginning of a new civil rights movement to challenge these issues, because of what the congresswoman has said.  The landscape has changed. The Voting Rights Act decision by the Supreme Court, which was striking in its superficiality; the Trayvon Martin incident; and everything from the police officers not arresting George Zimmerman at the very beginning, to the need for a special prosecutor, to the fact that the special prosecutor herself did not participate in trying the case; to the composition of the jury; to the way in which the case was tried; all the way to the verdict strikes people as just mountains of evidence--”

Monday morning legal quarterbacking, especially when it is racist, does not work for African Americans or all Americans. 

Our 5th Amendment of our Constitution does not allow double jeopardy, being tried twice. It prescribes rules for indictment by grand jury, protects the right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy:

These laws were followed in the George Zimmerman trial and he was acquitted.

Let me-- well, let me ask this, Professor-the attorney general is looking at this as a potential civil rights violation against George Zimmerman.  I heard the president, to me, sort of lower expectations--
Exactly.  Exactly.
--for that being made.  On what basis?
The reality is that this is not a federal issue, it's a state issue, and states have moved forward and talked about Stand Your Ground and a lot of other issues as well.  And I think he's saying the federal government can't do anything.  We can be behind it.  Rodney King, it was the state that started, didn't do well, and then the federal government came in.  And a lot of these cases of people being assassinated, people being killed, being beaten, the federal government is there and responsive to that, but not the--
And I think, David, that's what the protestors-- and I celebrate them.  I applaud the efforts in these 100 cities yesterday.  But I think what they missed is what you've just astutely pointed out.  The president basically said to us, without saying to us, "This ain't goin' no further.  You can march and protest and rally--"
I don't think-- The mistake that people make is to prejudge an investigation before it takes place.
Well, the attorney general will decide. But the president did seem to—
But I understand about the Stand Your Ground laws.  But there are some things we can do.  We at the Congressional Black Caucus, have put in place, at least dropped over the last couple of weeks, racial profiling laws because that's what this law is.  I don't care what they say it was; that is what it was.  And so if we start to do some things from the congressional perspective, maybe they can help.  But let me just say this:  I don't care how many laws you put in place, you cannot legislate about prejudice or bias or racism.  You cannot do it.  And so all we can do is the best we can.”

Isn’t retrying George Zimmerman post-judgment prejudice against a sound legal decision by a jury of peers in a court of law with due process?

Wasn’t even arresting and trying George Zimmerman after the DA and Police found insufficient grounds for a trial and an outside special Federal Special Prosecutor was brought in, an expensive abomination of justice at taxpayer expense?

The Stand Your Ground laws make no mention of race. They are most certainly not racial profiling laws. 

We agree no matter “how many laws you put in place , you cannot legislate about bias, prejudice or racism.”

Can I put something else on the table that goes to the racial profiling debate, that is provocative.  It was from Bill Cohen in the Washington Post, his column on Monday.  I'll put it up on the screen and get your reaction to it-- Richard Cohen, excuse me.
"Where is the politician," he writes, "who will own up to the painful complexity of the problem and acknowledge the widespread fear of crime committed by young black males?  This does not mean that wild racism has disappeared and some judgments are not the product of invidious stereotyping.  It does mean though that the public knows young black males commit a disproportionate amount of crime.  "In New York City, blacks make up a quarter of the population yet they represent 78% of all shooting suspects, almost all of them young men."

No kidding. Finally, a little reality therapy from a member of the monopoly media.

He acknowledged that, number one.  Number two, most blacks are killed by other African Americans and most whites are killed by other whites and I'm sick and tired of having this debate as if there's something unusual about that.  You kill people in the communities where you live and work and rob.  That's how this works, number one.
But with all due respect to Marc and Tree, all I'm saying is this:  This is not a chronos moment, this is a kairos moment.”

In other words, it is time for unconstitutional political opportunism, also known as mob rule? No, it is time for representative leadership in DC instead of special interest politics as usual.

But back to your point about New York City, one of the reasons that African American men tend to make up a disproportionate number is because of profiling.  You've got two kids on a street, in New York in particular with their "stop and frisk" policies, they're going to pick up the black kid.  Not to say that the white kid wasn't committing a crime, but the black kid gets in the system and never gets out.  Or they decide, "You know, but he's from a good family.  Let's put him in a diversion program," but the black kid gets a record.  Profiling has a lot to do with those numbers as well, and they are skewed based on the perception that black kids--
But one thing that's  going to have to be on the table is the economic opportunities jobs.  And the obstructionism about summer jobs, jobs plans, jobs training that's taken place in this nation after the recession, when this unemployment rate is so high.  It can't be done with a law enforcement approach alone.  It has to be done with an economic opportunity approach.  So I hope that this conversation is going to confront the very challenging issue of economic opportunity.”

More subjective racial politics before Mr Morial told the truth. 

Official African American unemployment is 13.7%, almost twice the overall national rate. Only recent graduates have higher rates:

The actual black unemployment figure is at least double that, as illegal aliens, undocumented workers, displace unskilled black employment.

At last we come to the decisive defining moment for election voting booth insight:

Government believes more big government borrowing, red tape, special interest spending and taxing is the answer to everything, especially jobs. 

Government apologists ignore Assistant Secretary of Labor Senator Moynihan’s Department of Labor study based on research dating back to the 1930s, on what welfare government did to replace slavery, destroy the Black family and perpetuate poverty in the Negro community:

"The steady expansion of welfare programs can be taken as a measure of the steady disintegration of the Negro family structure over the past generation in the United States."

“without access to jobs and the means to contribute meaningful support to a family, black men would become systematically alienated from their roles as husbands and fathers. This would cause rates of divorce, abandonment and out-of-wedlock births to skyrocket in the black community (a trend that had already begun by the mid-1960s)—leading to vast increases in the numbers of female-headed households and the high rates of poverty, low educational outcomes, and inflated rates of abuse that are associated with them.”:

There is this bigger question.  You think about major institutions, whether Washington is broken.  Schools, cities.  George Packer, we discussed the book that he's written called The Unwinding:  An Inner History of the New America. And he writes this, in part:  "No one can say when the unwinding began, when the coil that held Americans together in its secure and sometimes stifling grip first gave way. Like any great change, the unwinding began at countless times, in countless ways.  At some moment, the country, always the same country, crossed a line of history and became irretrievably different.  If you were born around 1960 or afterward, you have spent your adult life in the vertigo of that unwinding.  You watched structures that had been in place before your birth collapse like pillars of salt across the vast, visible landscape."  You think a lot about this concept of whether this is American decline, or if this is something much more temporary and narrow.”
It's not American decline, it's class.  We've had a lot of discussion about race on the show today; to me, the class divide is bigger than the race divide.  If you're in the educated class, college-educated communities, you're not seeing decline.  You've got intact family structures, you've got rising incomes; you're doing fine.
If you're in the less-educated, whether you're African American, Latino, white, Asian, you're seeing collapsing social structures, you're seeing 70% of African American kids born out of wedlock; 65% of Latino, high percent of poor white kids.  And so what you're seeing is this collapse of order on the bottom.  If you're born into a certain class, there are certain railroad tracks.  You just go along the tracks, and--
You know what, David, that's inconsistent with what the 20th century was about.  Because what the 20th century was about was the rise of the middle class and the opening of doors of economic opportunity.  And I think that the class divide, combined with the race divide, is America's greatest 21st century challenge.  But what's changed is the world in which we live.  The world in which we live, with new competitors all across the globe, and within the changing demographics of America.
And so we had substantial progress in the middle of the 20th century when it came to closing the class divide.  We've departed from that.  And what I'm concerned with is that we, in many, many polite circles, do not think that that class divide is a challenge to America's economic competitiveness.
And, Governor, you know, my mother, born in Detroit, grew up at a time when a middle-class job in Detroit was possible, that you could really think about sustaining a family on.
Well, that's the whole point is what is-- if we want Congress to act on anything it is on a strategy to keep and create middle-class jobs in America.  You're right, but we're ensuring the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, and that large scope of poor, the group is getting larger.
So how do we create, in a global economy, middle-class jobs in America?”

So we conclude full circle with the inescapable truth that government can not, does not produce productive jobs or prosperity, it can only protect them, which it is not doing. 

Government regulates, subsidizes failure and violence, kills, takes, taxes and throws people in jail.

The fact is, only small businesses from 20 to 500 associates or employees create lasting productive jobs, and government knows it: 

Government laws and regulations written by big business paid political lobbyist special interests destroyed the level playing field and land of equal opportunity in their favour, returning as much as 77,500% on drug industry lobbyist costs at consumer, taxpayer and worker expense: 

The only government strategy that worked in America since before 1492, when the Algonquin, Delaware and Iroquois Confederation governed with their Constitution that became the US Constitution, was defending liberty, life, justice, peace and prosperity:

If only government would get out of our way to defend and support only our Constitution, and not the hijacking of all our freedoms by special interests with a divide and conquer agenda.

Our national agenda is freedom, life, unity and the renewal of American justice, peace and prosperity.

As US Rep Davy Crockett knew, what makes America great is not government charity, an unconstitutional oxymoron, but the self-reliant American melting pot of tough love, so all Americans have an equal opportunity to rise above their circumstances. 

With your help we can do this to start America's recovery:

Sincerely, Richard Charles (Ricardo Carlos)

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