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Freedom of Speech, Flags and Kneeling

What many  Americans don’t  know…

is that the federal law  prohibits using the American  Flag “as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery,” “embroidered on such articles as cushions or scarves, T-shirts, hats and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins, wrapping paper, Kleenex or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard,” “for advertising purposes” or “as a costume or athletic uniform.”

In 1976 an exception was been made for lapel pins.

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The Star Spangled Banner

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,

O’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;

O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 

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What is Freedom Of Speech?

Freedom of Speech includes the right:

  • Not to speak (specifically, the right not to salute the flag).
    West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943).
  • Of students to wear black armbands to school to protest a war (“Students do not shed their constitutional rights at the schoolhouse gate.”).
    Tinker v. Des Moines, 393 U.S. 503 (1969).
  • To use certain offensive words and phrases to convey political messages.
    Cohen v. California, 403 U.S. 15 (1971).
  • To contribute money (under certain circumstances) to political campaigns.
    Buckley v. Valeo, 424 U.S. 1 (1976).
  • To advertise commercial products and professional services (with some restrictions).
    Virginia Board of Pharmacy v. Virginia Consumer Council, 425 U.S. 748 (1976); Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, 433 U.S. 350 (1977).
  • To engage in symbolic speech, (e.g., burning the flag in protest).
    Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989); United States v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990).
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Pay Attention to the USA – not China

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United States First and Foremost

The Eight Roles of the President – 

  • Chief of state. Chief of state refers to the President as the head of the government. …
  • Chief of executive. The President is also chief executive, vested by the Constitution with broad executive powers. …
  • Chief administrator. …
  • Chief diplomat. …
  • Commander in chief. …
  • Chief legislator. …
  • Chief of party. …
  • Chief citizen to Care for and protect the United States of America


America First

Sister Jean – 98 and still hot!

The Nuns Have it!

Blame it on the Boss in Roma

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The N.C.A.A. men’s Basketball Tournamenthas a knack for creating instant celebrities, and few have fit the mold quite so perfectly as Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun who serves as the team chaplain for the Loyola Men’s Basketball Team, which upset two opponents last week and will face Nevada in the round of 16 on Thursday. She is unique – very cheerful and full of good cheer for the boys She truly is  charming.

And, lately, she has seemingly been everywhere.

You have to know, there are Jesuit schools across the nation looking for the Right Guy to do a ” Sister Jean” for their team.

Other Hot Nuns: 

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Are you a Kneeler?

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched –

they must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

Warren Buffet can fix Congress: Bam!

Hey! Remember: Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.

pexels-photo-210881.jpegHow To Fix Congress in Seven Easy Steps

Warren Buffett said, “I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,”  he told CNBC.

“You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise. In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

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4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5. Congress loses Their Current Health Care System and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/17. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.

Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.

The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term’s), then go home and back to work.

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Tell a Friend: If each person contacts a minimum of 20  people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message.

Perhaps it REALLY is time.

 

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If you agree with the above, pass it on. And on. TELL a friend, a  neighbor,  a pal on Facebook

Paul Ryan the Bully. Again

Before he escapes from our nation’s capital – Paul Ryan fired a Jesuit.

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“…The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops took sharp exception, calling on Congress to resist “for moral and human reasons” cuts to food and nutrition programs to the poor. The Conference called instead for “shared sacrifice … including raising adequate revenues, eliminating unnecessary military and other spending, and addressing the long-term costs of health insurance and retirement programs fairly.”

Even the Faculty at Georgetown  put it more bluntly in an open letter to Ryan. They say clearly:  “Your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

BIG angelUpon Retirement Ryan will give up his $223,500 salary as speaker of the house, which is $49,500 more than U.S. congressmen who do not hold leadership positions make.

And NOTE: according to celebritynetworth.com, Ryan is already worth $7.8 million.

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Many including Rep. Peter King of New York, are upset about the firing of the Rev. Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit, as House chaplain. “To be the first House chaplain to be removed in the History of the US Congress, in the middle of a term, raises serious questions,”

King told reporters. “I think we deserve more of an explanation of why. Was there political pressure?”

From whom?

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Sister Jean – 98 and still hot!

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The N.C.A.A. men’s Basketball Tournament has a knack for creating instant celebrities, and few have fit the mold quite so perfectly as Sister Jean, the 98-year-old nun who serves as the team chaplain for the Loyola Men’s Basketball Team, which upset two opponents last week and will face Nevada in the round of 16 on Thursday. She is unique – very cheerful and full of good cheer for the boys She truly is  charming.

And, lately, she has seemingly been everywhere.

You have to know, there are Jesuit schools across the nation looking for the Right Guy to do a ” Sister Jean” for their team.

Other Hot Nuns: 

Trump_Little Sisters-2-2

Pompeo Pompus?

Pompeo  got elected to Congress as a Tea Party Republican from Kansas in 2010.

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Then #45 told him to run the CIA.

Not His Business/Bombastic: Pompeo Recently Declared that the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea…he said this  ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump.

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“Pompeo –  a hard-liner on issues of national security, broadly,….He’s smart, but he’s also quite bombastic, and that plays well with  My Way or the Highway Trump.1060x600-4277d59d49e65585c113cd04615c9c14

Pompeo  declared that the U.S. would not soften its stance on North Korea ahead of planned talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Trump.

1787 – Guns Then and now

The Second Amendment was written in 1787

How much has the United States of America changed since 1787?

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The Second Amendment

NOW:

What is collusion?

 

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