Gov. Mike Pence on the Issues …


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Future of conservatism demands traditional marriage. (Feb 2008)

Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)

Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)

End Birthright Citizenship;no more anchor babies.(Apr 2009) Declare English as the official language of the US.(Feb 2007)

Voted YES on funding for health providers who don’t provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)

 

Climate Action Must Address Fossil Fuels, Protect Forests, and Listen to Communities




As Hurricane Florence bore down on the Carolinas and super Typhoon Mangkhut devastated the Philippines and parts of China, the streets of San Francisco were also flooded last week by tens of thousands of people demanding greater, more urgent action to address the global climate crisis.Led by the native Coastal Miwok and Ohlone peoples of the Bay Area and indigenous peoples from around the world, over 30,000 demonstrators filled Market Street in the largest West Coast mobilization for climate justice ever. The “Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice” march in San Francisco was one of over 900 actions in 95 countries calling on governments and institutions to leave fossil fuels in the ground and commit to 100% renewable energy.Amazon Watch made sure that a delegation of the Kichwa indigenous peoples from Sarayaku was also there. They made the long journey from deep inside the Ecuadorian Amazon to share their solution to the climate crisis, their Kawsak Sacha, or Living Forest Proposal, which they publicly launched in Ecuador this summer. This visionary proposal would create a new international category for the permanent protection of native land, free of natural resource extraction and based upon the interconnected relationship between indigenous peoples and all the living beings within their their forests and waters.


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This is NOT America …


Npelosiwomenshc

 Just another rant …On Jan 21 we all saw posts on social media cheering for America’s new president and had to respond.

I admit trump won the Electoral vote but he did not win the popular vote which is more important to most Americans who believe in one person one vote.  Obviously,  America seemed stunned at how election 2016 turned out and though there was talk about the electoral vote and how changes to the caucus, delegate rules and processes, which have been a subject of debate for years- republicans are feeling themselves and doing little on all levels least we talk about the number of actual Sessions held in Congress. Unfortunately, the electoral process not only gave us trump some folks … the trump trifecta don’t seem to be that worried or interested in much else than getting life time judges appointed rather than preparing for another cyber attack in 2018 or 2020 let alone how to improve the caucus and delegate rules.

Ah… to be an American in this era of trump, who started his bid for president by shouting that Obama is not an American? If you follow his rise, and I do not use that word loosely,  we are definitely still hearing folks comparing him to Hitler, maybe Mussolini ,while seemingly supporting  white nationalists and or supremacists as well. Yes, some say he is acting a little like Napoleon, or dreams of being a king and yes it is all snarky … but ultimately a dictator; none of which is accepted or the norm here in the US of A.  I voted for Hillary, supported her without question knowing what we had …it was a binary choice.  This man is NOT presidential material, cannot fix our problems alone, he is NOT our savior nor does he care about his constituents who sadly were/are misinformed in my opinion. Apparently, with the fear being tossed around his constituents are all too willing to be pushed and verbally shoved into whatever direction they need to change the balance of white V nonwhite America?

However, the change that is coming is one that will appear positive by all those in his camp and given the position of power the President has, #teamtrump can and will do anything they want.   The thing is, our end result seems to be headed in a negative direction.  Why do I say this, any person with so much power should know not to act out with revenge in your mind, he has a reputation, is called a narcissist in all its forms; so what we have had to experience for the last 2 years will not only impact Hillary voters but his constituents who continue to vote against their better interests, and as we witness all the rollbacks of the Obama legacy, his administrations reach will be long and global in ways that will take years to clean up or correct. I first posted this in 2017, Today the news is covering his comments at the UN Assembly, tariffs, his SCOTUS nomination and as we watch the stock market take a dive on numerous occasions; I continue to be reminded of the house of bush #financialcollapse of 2007 and hope for the best. We have heard him disparage people of colour,women,lgbt,trans and has stated it was planning on making folks in the US eat from dry goods boxes while taking money from countries that need help to cope with drought, disease and health care issues that impact children and women etc. Do folks on the right even know that $15billion with a B cut in spending includes a $7billion of social services for children?

I believe in choice, so the effing idea that women should be punished for making decisions about her own body is crazy in itself but this man has just made it impossible for Americans to help women globally with the Reagan gag rule…Do they know the number of unsafe-abortions may increase certainly along with other reproductive issues women have and will most definitely continue-  in all probability, end up in a rise in the rate of mortality among women globally?

This man is a failing protectionist, acting as an isolationist with white nationalists seemingly standing side by side. History speaks to us rejecting this behavior so you have to wonder, will trump be the thing, that vehicle for women on both sides of the political aisle as well as race as a common denominator to vote out asap?! The poll numbers obviously suggest women see or are seeing that this man should not be in power but enormous numbers of women are marching not just in America but globally and while he is only talking to his constituents this carpetbagger can’t help but make all his speeches about him. He has stomped on our constitution already, broken what most will say are American values and while republicans wring their hands in joy, their corrupt behavior will show itself as some of our economist suggest could be another ride into another ditch with all the costs created by actions like moving the Israel embassy, repealing ACA just to name two lest we talk about block granting education ending Medicaid and increasing qualifiers reinstating others that restrict health care … this man is NOT the savior but an emperor wannabe though he seems to act as if he was voted in as a king … hopefully, his voters will see the light in time.

People of colour feel our rights our bodies will now be targets and a threat while living as Americans depending upon what city is most likely to take his comments literally. If or will their social norms make them choose to act above the rule of law, least we talk about how folks interpret trump’s rhetoric and unfortunately  will be spread as often as he holds rallies for the people to see him and how far  his communication staff  are willing to go and say whatever it takes to keep his followers.  Is it possible, is it apparent that this era of trump needed to happen to America …equality, freedom and the pursuit of happiness seemed to be sliding away …  hopefully not gone, just a wicked storm before the reboot to a better America …right?

On January 26,2017 when trump whipped his pen of revenge out and seemingly took America back to the dark ages in just a couple of minutes then moved on to other acts of hypocrisy on the regular

Our country is NOT moving toward a more perfect union but I believe that we must gain insight, become mindful, analyze all that must get done before election 2018; we need to be 2-4 steps ahead of the trump administration and while I completely disagree with a couple of pro-trump bloggers, one was kind enough to accept opposition comments. I also admitted I understand their point, said as much when we elected Obama and watched as the opposition party in congress pledged to do nothing … So, as bill after bill had some kind of stipulation or nasty pill /rider attached to it; no one addressed stagnant wages, 21st century living, climate, renewables or jobs and while babies were/still are being killed by guns; infrastructure among other things were all put on hold unless and until republicans could get the trifecta to make change their way.  Thing is, they have done nothing to improve the status of Americans below 2% and our social programs like social security, Medicare and Medicaid —- which btw we all pay into are at risk in the hands of this trifecta,  “affordable healthcare”  for regular folk is at risk … FACT!  and how ironic is it that congress enjoys good health care paid for by US taxpayers … yet, women seem to be wearing scarlet letters or phrase of #preexistingcondition

I say he is talking in WNcode… Has anyone in the US of A thought we would have to deal with freedom of speech and or censorship on this level, yet this government of trump seems to want absolute power of the people or at least the press and control women, tell scientists that any and all information about climate has to pass a White House review panel before the public sees it or that a joint government/nonprofit summit can be and have been canceled by a President? This is offensive and should be considered inappropriate autocratic behavior imo.  The notion of being told to have babies let alone comply or be punished is insane, that the media needs to shut their mouths, torture works though it’s against the Geneva convention, that we should have taken the Iraqi oil or that nukes should be available to all while sidestepping the 1st Amendment … maybe a lot of other amendments as team trump hearkens back to a time when men(white mean) who governed considered themselves to be the only legitimate Americans and suffice it say there weren’t many amendments back then to protect what we now call folks in “protected classes”  So, I am resisting. I am not naive; but I am hoping that enough folks who usually sit on the sidelines will finally see through the bull before November 6th, while others continue the fight to end his trifecta in 2018.

Thanks for letting me exercise the 1st amendment

Nativegrl77

The Bill of Rights: A Transcription


Note: The following text is a transcription of the enrolled original of the Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the Bill of Rights, which is on permanent display in the Rotunda at the National Archives Museum. The spelling and punctuation reflects the original.

On September 25, 1789, the First Congress of the United States proposed 12 amendments to the Constitution. The 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the amendments is on display in the Rotunda in the National Archives Museum. Ten of the proposed 12 amendments were ratified by three-fourths of the state legislatures on December 15, 1791. The ratified Articles (Articles 3–12) constitute the first 10 amendments of the Constitution, or the U.S. Bill of Rights. In 1992, 203 years after it was proposed, Article 2 was ratified as the 27th Amendment to the Constitution. Article 1 was never ratified.

Transcription of the 1789 Joint Resolution of Congress Proposing 12 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution

Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Article the first… After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.

Article the second… No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened.

Article the third… Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Article the fourth… A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Article the fifth… No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Article the sixth… The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Article the seventh… No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Article the eighth… In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Article the ninth… In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Article the tenth… Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Article the eleventh… The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Article the twelfth… The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

ATTEST,

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, Speaker of the House of Representatives
John Adams, Vice-President of the United States, and President of the Senate
John Beckley, Clerk of the House of Representatives.
Sam. A Otis Secretary of the Senate

 Amendments 11-27

The U.S. Bill of Rights

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

 Amendments 11-27

Note: The capitalization and punctuation in this version is from the enrolled original of the Joint Resolution of Congress proposing the Bill of Rights, which is on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.