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February 15, 2019



Low hanging fruit from questions fielded by tabby cat Trump this morning in reference to the declaration of emergency:

(Paraphrasing) undocumented immigrants commit crime at a rate lower than the citizenry so how do you [Trump] support a “wall” based on such criminal activity?


How tabby cat Trump might have responded but didn’t:

First, there is no such thing as an undocumented immigrant. That is a loaded euphemism intended to distract from reality and color the conversation to suit your agenda. On that basis, I would be justified in simply dismissing your question. But I am responding, and more fully and appropriately than you might like.

I want to encourage rational discussion: that will require that all parties try to focus on facts including practicalities and opinions, properly labeled, and within perspective.

To the question of undocumented immigrant: it takes a good deal of documentation to get through the immigration process, so the phrase is a contradiction in terms. There can be undocumented migrants; but not undocumented immigrants. The same is true for the phrase illegal immigration: an illegal legal process makes no sense. By statute  -- and this is something that is the responsibility of Congress --  the appropriate term for persons illegally in the country, is illegal aliens. If you, and your ilk, did not believe that the phrasing had significance, you would not be creating these non-terms and insisting on their usage. The general population would be well served to examine any argument using such non-terms and replacing them with appropriate forms of more accurate phrasing such as “criminals and/or invaders”, and subjecting themselves to that argument again using the less sympathetic  -- and more accurate --  language.

You take a position that these people illegally in the country commit crimes at a lower rate than the citizenry. That is likely not possible and certainly not knowable let alone provable. Since you, and too many of your ilk, insist on handing out such ludicrous claims, I feel I have little choice but to combat such nonsense with a hard-line reality: there is nothing that a person illegally in the country can legally do. They cannot work; they cannot engage in commerce in any way, shape, or form; they cannot, taking the argument to the absurd (which then matches the degree of the nonsensical position that you have taken and asserted as fact), even breathe legally. I base this last in air quality; has anybody here heard of an environmental impact report on the aggregated breathing of some 10 million  -- and some would argue more like 30 million --  human beings, on air quality? We have regulations in this country about almost everything; arguably, too many regulations. And all these people, are violating virtually all of those regulations all the time. They are breaking law. There may be a relatively small number of crimes charged to persons illegally in the country, compared to crimes charged against citizens; much the same may be true of convictions; much the same may be true of crimes reported. But there are far too many other variables to pretend any reasonableness in your assertion...which is moot in its inception: these folk would commit no crimes here if they were not here.

If I ever entertain another question from you, if you don’t do a better job in presenting it, you can expect to be told to sit down and/or leave the area, your question will not be answered at that time, and I will move on to others who choose to present themselves in a more reasonable fashion.




Next, here, readers are asked to take action on the items on our “Action Items” page [particularly petition #4, for PLAN B].





We continue to petition to The White House in support for “Hierarchy of Law”, largely designed to keep UN & similar attempts against US sovereignty, as regarding arms and the Law of the Sea Treaty, from ever allowing the UN or others to dictate to the US, while still allowing the US to adopt positions in line with such.  Do you really want the UN telling us what to do about an invasion at our border, for example?


Please help this effort to protect US Sovereignty and The US Constitution.  More, here.  Or, take our word for it and immediately go to The White House site by way of our "Action Items" page to sign
[making use of the WhiteHouse.gov site ensures that nobody need leave any information here, potentially saves us a lot of work, and provides opportunity for visitors to also choose from a variety of other petitions that they may also wish to support...or not].

Let’s get this thing over the 100K signatures-in-30-days threshold for a response…in record time.

We need 100,000 signatures, and would rather have twice that  -- how about a half million?



We've a companion petition also accessible through the "Action Items" page with the objective of maintaining and even improving this petition access as a tool for responsive government [novel concept, huh?].  Signatures also requested for that one.





September 17, 2011, Constitution Day: we begin another effort at blogging.  Previous efforts have ended unceremoniously for a variety of reasons; for the most part we simply have not found it appropriate to pretend that we had something of significance to say publicly each and every day, too easily then neglecting for too long, distracted by daily life rather than making such an effort a part of daily life.

This process may well be subjected to similar problems but should result in a different end: for this blogging has a new intent added to the old, one of being an exercise in and a marking of self discipline [do not expect perfection; we don't, though we will strive for minimal evidence of our imperfections].  A daily entry is a part of our objective: it may be as brief and seemingly dismissive as " Nothing today", "We, too, sometimes need a break: this is one of ours.", or " Have noted news; gathering thoughts", but we are committed to at least checking in each day, and ask readers consider doing likewise.  [Entries may or may not be keyed to or even linked to other parts of the site, but we will endeavor to minimize choppiness.]

Too often, we may go on too long.  We may try to cover too many bases, resulting momentarily in a light treatment of heavy material, but we believe longer treatments will be available elsewhere on or at least through this site.

One of our objectives is to not waste a visitors' time.  We don't mind even offending folk, if it is all honest and above-board; but we would be disappointed if, having visited, somebody left feeling they'd wasted their time [much as we don't mind somebody leaving our table not being uncomfortably full, but would feel badly if they left hungry despite their efforts to become at least reasonably satisfied].


That will have to do for today: life interrupts.


Addendum, October 4, 2011

Any post more than a week old will be subject to being moved from this page and archived. For the immediate future, the Archive will be available on another page on the site.

Addendum, October 6, 2011

We will, from time to time, review and edit for typos et al, so that later readers may not be subjected to them.

Addendum, December 9, 2011

We have reorganized [again] so that the single most recent blog entry is readily available without having to mess with a slide bar much.  Recent entries will go to another page, eventually to archives, though those pages will be as we read, oldest first.  We hope this makes things easier for visitors.


Change is not sufficient; we need improvement.






(general) PLAN

Exercise integrity, and encourage others to do so: Support each other, and encourage others to do so;

Educate ourselves, and encourage others to do so; Use the term Usann, and encourage others to do so;

Resist tyranny, and encourage others to do so; Exercise authority over officials, and encourage others to do so;

And take the country back, one day, one moment, at a time.

Our goal is to follow the above plan in our lives and our business, thus being a part of returning our country, The United States of America, to the Republic it was envisioned and designed to be and The Great Experiment -- the Rule of Law -- brought to the world by the Founding Fathers.

We ask readers -- and others -- consider doing likewise.


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September 3, 2017