Friday, November 4, 2016

Inspirational Snippet: Standing Rock Sioux

I have been pondering so many things this morning and crying.   In my opinion, the greatest failure of our country is not the presentation of the worst political candidates ever in political history (that runs as a close second); it is the failure to protect its people. By the way, Constitutional Law was my favorite type of law when I was in college.

I feel I need to present to everyone what the first amendment is: "The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, ensuring that there is no prohibition on the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights."-Wikipedia

Our government is failing to uphold the first amendment for its people. Unfortunately, our media, government and many people prefer the drama of the political race than report/address/give attention to the fact that slowly as Americans we have been losing our Rights....I saw losing because they are not just taken away--we have allowed them to be taken away from. (This is an important thing to remember --we are responsible for our reality.) The truth is we have all been guilty for not paying attention to what laws have been created, what rights have been violated, what rights have been taken away and really letting corporations/politicians steal/cheat/lie/etc. It is our responsibility to make things right. This predicament we are in right now in our country is due to all the above. We need to take back control of our government/democracy.

Right now the focus is on Dakota Access Pipeline because of the water---BIG, REAL issue for all of us! Especially if you or anyone you know lives near the MIssouri River. You really don't believe an oil spill can be contained or contaminated water can be contained do you? But the treatment of protestors in North Dakota is even a far greater risk to our lives than you even may be aware. The violence occurring in North Dakota is done by the militarized police on behalf of the state government and corporate interests. Not only are they breaking laws, but they are violating the Bill of Rights, Human Rights. What laws are they breaking, you ask? The company/police are violating laws/injunctions/property of the Native people. They are supposed to protect the protestors even while they are protesting, did you know that? Of course they are--these people are expressing their 1st amendment right and deserved to be treated to protection from harm--that is the law!! The militarized police that is here to serve and protect is being turned on the people and against the people and laws they are supposed to protect and serve. The atrocities (I know a big, strong word, but the only way to explain what is happening there) are REAL---they are showing us that greed/power can do whatever it wants, that those in power are untouchable and could do whatever they want to get what they want-this paves the way for it to happen elsewhere.   Don't let the drama of the media and mainstream venues distract you from the truth--the truth is ALL HUMAN RIGHTS ARE IN DANGER OF BEING VIOLATED--MORE IMPORTANTLY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT HAS ALREADY BEEN VIOLATED. What will you do?

Please take action in some way to help these peaceful people--these atrocities affect all of us--not just the people in North Dakota--but if corporations/government/police get away with this behavior--then what do you think will happen in your area next??? Believe me there will be a time that this type of behavior will infiltrate all parts of our country, if we do not speak up or stop this now.    

The protectors are peaceful and have no weapons--their only weapon is LOVE, their voice and their presence.  I stand with Standing Rock! Do you?

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