Admittedly, I am not a history major; however, I seem to remember something about the American colonies taking exception to being ruled by executive orders. In fact, if Iâ€™m not mistaken, they spent a great deal of time, effort, expense and human life to ensure that they would be free from the continuation of such actions. They wrote a document called the Declaration of Independence and followed it up with another called the Constitution of the United States, whereby they specifically articulated their refusal to be governed by executive orders. Of course, back in the day they were not called â€śexecutive orders,â€ť they were called the â€śkingâ€™s commandsâ€ť and, like todayâ€™s â€śexecutive orders,â€ť had the power of law.
Republicans now control the Senate and the House. President Obama must work with this reconstituted Congress or resort to executive action, exactly the sort of thing the founders outlawed with the establishment of our republic. It must be remembered that the Founding Fathers knew full well the dangers of independent action being taken by one individual in the seat of authority.
Apparently, Ebola may initially have been contacted and spread as a result of â€śhandlingÂ bushmeatÂ (wild animals hunted for food) and contact with infected bats. The first EVD outbreaks apparently occurred in remote villages in Central Africa. Only mammals (for example, humans, bats, monkeys, and apes) have shown the ability to become infected with, and spread, the Ebola virus.â€ťAccording theÂ latest info from the CDC, â€śthere is no evidence that mosquitoes or other insects can transmit Ebola virus.â€ť
Depending on where one lives, the headlines in the local (and some national) news recently would have featured various commentaries and reports on the following: â€śNumerous protests have been held since the Aug. 9 killing of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson. Tensions escalated last week after a white officer in St. Louis shot and killed another 18-year-old black man, Vonderrit Myers Jr., last Wednesdayâ€ť (Reuters).
If you are a black born prior to 1950, you have seen, and probably experienced, some of the aforementioned activities, especially if you were born in the South. Blacks marched, sued in court and protested for the right to achieve civil rights and exercise the civil liberties now freely available to any and all who live and work in the America of 2014. Homosexuals can register for any hotel and eat at any restaurant, etc. Homosexuals are perfectly free to exercise any and all constitutionally guaranteed rights in the U.S,
Blacks have been misled, mostly the by the left-leaning media and black leadership rhetoric, to believe that the Democratic Party, from FDR to LBJ, has enabled giant strides for black voters via civil-rights legislation. The Democrats are purposely credited with all the civil-rights victories accorded blacks.
As many of you are aware, there is a plan or movement (call it what you will) to remove every trace, every vestige of Christianity and the influence of the Judeo-Christian God from American history and from the modern political landscape. The problem is, these principles are the basis for most, if not all, of our constitutional liberties.
I hate to sound like a recording glitch, but on several occasions I have attempted to point out that the people with whom we are in conflict in the Middle East donâ€™t think like we think. The most dramatic evidence of this was the recent beheading of two journalists by ISIS, or ISIL, (whatever the current label) terrorists. Make no mistake, these are not patriots, freedom fighters or defenders of liberty; they areÂ terrorists, pure and simple.
Consider this: A 2007 special report released by theÂ BureauÂ of Justice Statistics, reveals that approximately 8,000 â€“ and, in certain years as many as 9,000 â€“ African- Americans are murdered annually in the United States. Ninety-three percent of these murders are perpetrated by other blacks. To put these numbers in perspective: 6,400 U.S. service men and women have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the course of a decade-long war fought in those nations. During the Vietnam War, which lasted nearly 13 years, some 58,000 Americans were killed â€“ nearly 13 percent of whom were African-American...
We have become so accustomed to laying all our ills at the feet of our leaders that we have gotten to the point where not a single ounce of responsibility lies at the feet of those truly responsible for the current state of affairs. We completely absolve the true culprits of the real responsibility and then wonder, â€śHow on earth could we find ourselves in such a predicament?â€ť It seems we have forgotten who is really in charge and, subsequently, who is to blame. The real guilty parties? The American population â€“ â€śWe, the People.â€ť