From My Corner: October 8, 2022

Elections are almost here

We are getting close to November 8th, the day we must decide which way this country will go because there are many areas of daily living that we have to straighten out.

Some people vote D or R down the line because they tend to vote for the party, no matter who is running or what they stand for.  Last week I mentioned the abortion issue as a common subject that alienates people.

Whether you are concerned about crime, gas prices, heating your home this winter, the high cost of health care, etc., take the time to research how each candidate thinks about those problems.

How about a “Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which includes plans for parental consent requirements before students use school libraries?  Each day, parents are losing more control over their children at school.  Pornography is becoming prevalent in classrooms as well as libraries.  Don’t you want to see elected someone who will defend your right to decide what they are being taught or exposed to?

You will find that you will agree with each of them on some of the things you are interested in, and despise how they feel about others.

The more educated you become on the candidates’ stand, the more difficult that decision will be.  And, your decision will be responsible for sending someone to Boston or Washington D. C for years to make decisions affecting your life.

Notice that I am not mentioning names; this applies to both parties.  The responsibility of putting someone who will do a fair and objective job while in office is yours.  They usually don’t lie about what they plan to accomplish but voters get blinded by one or two issues.

The abortion pronouncement, most people don’t know what the Supreme Court’s decision meant.  It simply said that it should have never been decided by that Court.

If something is not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, it belongs to the individual states.  The “protection” provided 50 years ago said that abortions should not be persecuted becoming legal in the country.

During that time, states had enacted laws protecting the right to an abortion or prohibiting them.  Massachusetts, for example, protects a woman’s rights with some limitations.  Be careful with a candidate making promises about this because it may be irrelevant to you.

The same goes for the ballot questions.  There are two opinions in the booklet published by the Secretary of State’s office for each question.  This year we have three making it on the ballot and you should take the time to read about them.

Question #1: Increasing taxes on people earning over a million dollars.  Sounds good enough for most of us to say yes but, have you taken the time to learn how communities will be impacted and who will be hurt in the process?

Question #2: Regulating dental insurance companies to spend 83% of the premiums on expenses or improving services.  We know that insurance companies never lose; they simply raise the cost of insurance so, is it a good idea?

Question #3: Expanded availability of licenses for alcoholic beverages.  Do we not have enough licensed places?

When we study both points of view on these questions, we can make decisions based on reasoning, fully aware that not everybody will benefit from it but, in your judgment, is the least bad.


Things that puzzle me

Speaking about the politicians we allow to control us, many of their decisions are outrageous, not just unconstitutional.

When the creation of a new law is discussed, it goes through a strict study – at least we hope – to make sure it complies with the mandates of our Constitution.

Why then we have laws to prevent and punish crime and district attorneys all over the country allow criminals to get out without posting bail?  Why are they permitted to do this and not be fired by governors?  They go back to re-offend.  That’s the reason for the crime rate increase.

One reason for this happening is that corruption has run rampant in this country and politicians look the other way.  The problems are right in front of them and they ignore them.

Now, to everybody’s question: What’s happening at the US border?

Article 4 Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union that each state is protected against invasion by foreign nations, revolutionary forces, drug cartels, and uncontrolled (illegal) immigration.  If we cannot control our borders we cannot defend our national sovereignty.

You may be in favor of opening the border but my message is that it goes against the Constitution.

The 14th Amendment Section 1 of the Constitution says that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside,” yet, with the entry of many immigrants through the border, several cities have opted for allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections which goes against the Constitution.

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, according to the 4th Amendment.  Lately, the FBI is going around doing to citizens what was done at Mar-A-Lago in clear violation.

The Right to Speedy Trial by Jury, Witnesses, and Counsel is outlined in the 6th Amendment.  In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury… to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation… and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense.  So, why are there so many January 6 demonstrators in jail (some in solitary confinement) for more than one year without appearing before a judge and having charges pressed against them? This is not about their guilt or not but about a Constitutional violation.

The one that bothers me most is that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has several police stations spying (supposedly) on Chinese residents living in the United States.  Read Article 4 Section 4 again to see how it’s precisely about that.  Just do a little research online and it will surprise you.

Why no one talks about it?  Why are these things happening?  Day and night news programs are feeding us threats of pending Armageddon and COVID fears.

I hope that you can examine the names and questions on the ballot to make a wise decision when voting.

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