What a ‘RUSH’!!

Politics aside (for those who will allow) Rush Limbaugh had two inspirational ideas he emulated:

“Talent, on loan, from God.” – too often taken as a braggard’s bravado by casual listeners and opponents, those who listened often knew the efforts behind his work and grew to understand Rush’s growth in his Christian faith.  The intonations he used to express this changed over the years to one of humble appreciation and responsibility.  Would that all of us practice those ‘talents, on loan, from God’ we are given and share them with others in the same humility ‘til our own passages home are complete.

“School of Advanced Conservatism – there are no graduates” – his approach was that education of those principles of life is an on-going, never-ending study, where knowledge leads to practice, leads to lessons, leads to study, and the cycle continues.  Politics is the study and management of how we are to live together, how we organize ourselves into cohesive communities to advance our civilizations.  To this goal he gave 38 years of his life.  Would that all of us were so dedicated.

Godspeed, Mr. Limbaugh…and thank you for your example.

https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2021/02/17/talk-radio-legend-rush-limbaugh-dies-of-cancer-at-70/

Of Kingdoms and Empires, Rise and Fall

Hebrew and Christian scriptures recall the rise and fall of the Kingdom of Israel in the books of Exodus, Judges, 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles (3 & 4 Kings).  A sizable family of Israelites flees oppression of the world power of Egypt and spends forty-years forming and solidifying its faith and principles in wilderness country.  Conquest and settlement give twelve branches of the family sway over the commerce and spiritual ritual living in the hills and mountains of the eastern Mediterranean coastline.  They manage quite well for several decades.

Businessmen, elders of the nation of Israel look about their lands and ask the Prophet Samuel for a king, to manage trade and consolidate the power of the twelve tribes under a single banner.  It is against the concept of family and the religion to do so, and a warning is relayed from God through Samuel to these tribal elders.  This effort will add to the burden of the people through additional taxing of time and wealth to support a central system.  Still, the elders insist and Saul, the Benjamite, is chosen to lead these Peoples.

David consolidates the power of the tribes after Saul’s demise in battle (and by his unfaithfulness to spiritual principles).  David creates a kingdom that the scriptures describe as a great power and archaeology tells is a small, independent fiefdom amid the greater powers of Assyria and Egypt.  Still, it holds together, and leadership passes to David’s younger son Solomon.  The kingdom is said to continue to grow in size and reputation through 1Kings chapter 10, with Solomon’s wisdom guided by the Queen Mother Bathsheba.  Then, another Queen enters the picture.

The Queen of Sheba arrives to see this great wise King of Israel and it seems fortunes change.  1Kings chapter 11 tells a story of Solomon drifting from the wisdom he prayed for, deviating from his duties to lead the people of Israel in their God-given principles of living.  He began practicing other rituals of his foreign wives.  He pressed his tribal leaders to continue to pay tribute and taxes for his continued spending on entertainment and supplication of his foreign relations.  Finally, 1Kings11:26 begins the story of Solomon’s demise, and subsequently the division of the kingdom; Judah and Benjamin for the southern kingdom loyal to the king and Simon along with the remaining northern tribes follow Jeroboam.  It is eighteen-hundred years before Israel will be a ‘kingdom’ for all of Abraham’s, Isaac’s, and Jacob’s descendants again.

It is a micro-story of the rise and fall of nations.  Prosperity brings a desire to ‘play’ in a larger venue, to gain broader influence, to gain more wealth and power.  Continued reading of these scriptures presents the intertwining of these Israelites with the powers of the world; Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Greece, and Rome.  The sizes of the governing power grows and grows until one nation has a world-wide dominance for several hundred years.  England becomes Great Britain and creates its Commonwealth.  Britain’s rule births the United States of America from its management (or mismanagement) of its thirteen colonies on the North American continent.

So goes the United States. Businessmen dissatisfied with their treatment and the limitations of their influence in trade and taxation gather in a Continental Congress and form a new nation.  The Constitution of that nation is based on the study of the empires come before it.  The Greek Plato’s ‘Republic’ teaches the lessons of democracy.  Rome presents to these men the concept of the Senate as a deliberative body guarding against the corruption of the Caesars’ executive powers.  Judges deliberate between the people and their businesses.  The Magna Carta of England lends the concept of the Peoples participation.  The Judeo-Christian scriptures give common principle to formation of the laws under the Constitution, so much so that these authors and signers of the Declaration of Independence pledge their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor’ by Divine Providence.

The history of these United States demonstrates these concepts are continuously challenged.  Aaron Burr, one of these founding Fathers, attempts repeatedly to form a more British system, with the wealthy controlling the country rather than the People.  Slavery continues despite the words of the ideal that “all men are created equal”.  Another war must be fought to end its practice, and another hundred years of struggle before the ideas of that practice are attempted to be quashed by Constitutional amendments.  Others see these attempts and try to rid the country of other ‘isms’, formulating laws and amendments to protect their own interests.

All the while, the misreading and the misunderstandings of the Judeo-Christian principles continues, and these fall away as other, more seemingly ‘modern’ concepts creep into the Peoples’ minds.  The principles brought over by immigrants and carried across the land by pioneers, the foundations of common beliefs, becomes diluted and eventually dissipated.

Now comes the new Founders reviving old concepts of broader influence and more integrated wealth management and consolidation.  Now comes Zuckerburg and Soros, Gates and Bezos, the new media moguls, the international businesses now outgrown of the freedoms afforded, tested, and exported by the United States.  Now comes Amazon, Target, Facebook, Twitter, international airlines, and a world economy.  Now comes the Trilateral Commission and its affiliated non-government organizations, and the world will once again be changed as another ‘empire’ comes to its own demise by its own principles and the purposeful miseducation of them.  Now come the new Tories. https://time.com/5936036/secret-2020-election-campaign/

We have watched the loss of a consolidated faith in the Judeo-Christian principles of scripture to the philosophy of ‘Relativism.  Our laws are based rather on the desires of individuals and the slavery to creditors (personal and the government).  We have watched the demise of the rule of law, the flouting of the Constitutional rule by multiple States and National bodies of the United States.  Scripture records “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (Mt 12:25; Mk 3:25; Lk 11:17) and the sixteenth President of this empire quoted it to inspire the People.  One-hundred fifty years after that attempt, we are divided by more than a single issue. Rule of law vs judicial activism, environmental activism vs manipulation of the environment, population control via abortion vs respecting life from conception, exploitation of racism, exploitation of immigrants, exploitation of and misinformation of wealth management, and the ‘Rebels’ defending the Declaration and Constitution are publicly declared unfit, requiring ‘retraining’ or ‘extermination’, are a few of the issues. Many today want to reconcile the differences of the People without recognizing the reasons and purposeful practices that created the divisions. The ‘Tories’ listed above are but a few and visible ones, yet they are the ones who brought about this demise purposefully.

What remains is for any still faithful to the spiritual scriptures and to the concepts of the Constitution to return to the practices of the original values providing us freedom, living those principles we hold so dear, knowing the trials and tribulations of the ancestors that did, and bracing for the persecutions to come. 

Is this ‘Valley Forge’, or is this the great divide? How well those principles are lived as example to and sway others will determine the answer.

Eighteen hundred years is an awful long time.

Erasing National Political Boundaries?

Feb 9th, ’21 NPR’s Market Place Morning Report gives Bitcoin closing at $46K on Feb 8th. Pretty good price for a nontangible idea. Does this new Emperor have any clothes? Will it become the new world standard as international banks begin to share these ‘credits and charitable organizations begin ‘accepting’ it into their books as ‘real money’? It appears to be so. Seems its not really much different then using a piece of plastic to trade numbers in a bank account for merchandise. Last thought…. if its banks that ‘back’ the Bitcoin, what’s the point of sovereign national borders any more?

Protest/Riot/Insurrection – Why is Main Street Different from Wall Street? A Call to ‘ACTION’

This weekend and coming week we will hear and see more and more in the media about an impeachment trial of a former President of the United States. One word is used in the Articles in order to justify and amplify the political argument against this President. The use of that word demonstrates the real division within our country, a division between Main Street and Wall Street.

That word is ‘insurrection’.

It’s been used by politicians and media to characterize the events in Washington D.C. on January 6th, 2021. More than a hundred protestors vandalized their way into the U.S. Capitol, disrupted the business of Congress, and fatally injured two Capitol security officers. The ‘appearance’ of instability of the federal government could not be tolerated and more than 25,000 troops were called up to occupy the federal capitol city. 5,000 of those troops remain.

However, the word was not widely used for the riotous behavior of the masses across the nation in the summer of 2020.

Cities across the nation erupted into violence for months and that violence continued through January. Tens of thousands of vandals attacked federal buildings, burned police stations, injured and killed police officers. Mayors and Governors declined to allow federal troop assistance to quell the riots. Prominent political figures, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandra Ocasio-Ortiz, and the current Vice President Kamala Harris called for the violence to continue as a protest against institutionalized racism in the United States.

247WallSt.com reports as of August 2020 $1 – $2 billion dollars damage has been done. This number exceeds the amount of the third covid-19 aid package currently moving through Congress. Four months of rioting, with five more to be accounted for.

But these did not constitute ‘insurrection’. These were ‘peaceful’ protests against social injustice. These actions took place on Main Street, in and around our homes, diminished our safety when the politicians took away funding for our local police forces and did not allow for State and National authority to weigh in to help citizens.

When the politicians were threatened and the ‘appearance’ of the federal systems’ stability was challenged, $500 million was expended in less than a week’s notice to bring armed troops into Washington DC.

The divide is illustrated. Political factions have benefited. Corporate and Finance has been stabilized. Main Street is still fighting for recovery.

The call to action is simple and should be accepted across the land at the grass roots level, for it is the grass roots, the citizen and immigrant alike that are being trampled for the sake of the elite and global commerce over those that actually drive the use of that commerce.

Tweet/post/write/copy&paste for the remainder of February about the misappropriation of the ‘I’ word to any and every editor, media, and sponsor. The effect is expected to do little except remind the ‘elite’ that the grass roots pays for their prosperity. This effort is one place where we can unite as citizens, as Americans, particularly if the combined efforts top the 150 million combined number of our votes for either ‘side’ last November.

God speed, and God Bless these United States.

Black and White. We Need a Different Path.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” MLK Jr. Aug 28, 1963.

And yet, still today, Jan18 2021, our ‘diversity’ laws and programs focus on the color of skin rather than the content of character. Diversity of race rather than of ideas drives hiring, access to education, selection of diversity managers and directors, and the rhetoric of public discourse in the quota requirements legislated. Prominently, ‘blackness’ is pitted against ‘white superiority’ in our media, while the mestizo, Latino, Indian, Native American, Chinese coolie, and others fade to the background. By law, the distribution of federal funding required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act has institutionalized the racism it was intended to mitigate. Congress chose to continue the racist arguments.

On this day, let the events of our recent months of social turmoil turn us turn to programs focused on content of character, comparing and contrasting virtues of character instead of color of skin, and bring Reverend King’s dream closer to a reality. Let us require in our primary, secondary, and universities the teaching of virtue and vice, of moral codes and simply ‘right and wrong’. Let corporate diversity programs redirect their efforts towards behaviors based on the virtues of cultures rather than the race that generated a given culture.

This CAN be accomplished (with no apologies for the use of capital letters). We’ve watched corporate American and World businesses change society from homogenous to heterogenous in under two decades where gender ideology is concerned. The LGBTQ community based the gender arguments upon this civil rights legislation. Business ought lead the way to a world where racism is an historical academic subject rather than an ongoing social argument. If it does not, then like the ‘euphoric’ days where the 1964 laws were first believed a success, racism will continue to plague our society and the social gains of other programs modeled after it will likely fail as well.

If you’ve read this far, let me state plainly I do not think this is possible in our current social construct, or ever. Arguments of race and gender are matters of internal formation of conscience and humans have collectively lived in a relative moral coexistence. The driving force of discord is the difference in moral development and moral choice for a given society. These choices ebb and flow over generations. Only when a society is steeped in a common moral code is it cohesive enough to banish from ‘public’ view those actions deemed unacceptable, while the private ‘conscience’ may hold the contrary beliefs. Probably the most evident example is the continuing war between Islam and the Western culture, where the oral tradition of the Q’ran is taught throughout the Islamic world and the West has an ever growing diversity of thought, lacking its former common commitment to Christianity and the Bible.

Main Street is Burning. Wall Street Must Come to Its Aid (but it did not)

This article first published on LinkedIN as a commentary for why major corporations should take action on the riots of the summer of 2020. It was edited and updated as indicated below. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/main-street-burning-wall-must-come-its-aid-john-zoll/?published=t&trackingId=rtPlrc8jLbTfBHTADsWBYQ%3D%3D

Edit January 13, 2021: But Wall Street did not come to the aid of Main Street. Not until the Trump political rally on January 6th, 2021 did Wall Street and major corporations begin to take action. Some of the rally’s participants pressed into the Capitol building during the certification process and disrupted the actions of Congress. Five people’s lives were lost in the event. While this pales in comparison to the riotous activity across the nation in the summer of 2020, only this threat to the perception of instability and the U.S. currency motivated major corporations to take action. Political donations are halted to those who support the President. Social media corporations silenced the President’s social media accounts and throttled traffic to conservative websites. One new social media company was shutdown by the AmazonWebServices. Congress moved to a second impeachment process with only days left in the President’s term of office.

Businesses across the country on Mainstreet have been shut down, boarded up, and some burned out by those who do not believe in the philosophy of government this Pledge (of Allegiance) represents. The purpose of this LinkedIN site is to promote business relationships. This will not be successful when the governmental philosophy under which business is conducted is undermined. ‘Powering through’ without addressing the erosion of the foundation is a fatal decision.

‘Philosophers’, of which I am one as a theologian, do not necessarily earn much money. Business leaders, from the small business owner to the company and boardroom CEO’s do, and they make money for those of us who invest, whether directly or through our retirement 401Ks. Preserving the foundation of business operations requires the preservation of the method of government under which we all currently work.

Philosophy is not something commonly discussed. Rather, terms of ‘strategic planning’, ‘tactical advantage’, and ‘financial stability’ are the normal watchwords and guiding principles of business. What happens when these are impacted by a shift in the conduct of government?

What happens has been demonstrated over the past four months in the streets of our cities where a lack of support by government for law enforcement results in the damage on Mainstreet. What happens is demonstrated when the cable and airwaves call this damage ‘protest’ instead of ‘riot’. What happens is demonstrated when the businesses of sport suffer market ratings drops of 30% and 40% over the same cable and airwaves transmissions.

The ‘attack’ on our government, and the Pledge in particular, started decades ago. School children were not required to stand and say the words nor taught the need to understand the words. We had ‘international’ students who needed to not deny their own heritage, we were told. The requirement was an ‘infringement’ of students’ free speech rights. Parallel to this, the Stars-and-Bars were taken down at public schools and replaced with other national ensigns. Only a hundred years ago, during great European migrations, making this pledge was considered essential.

Instead of a ‘melting pot’ society, where all nationalities blended and yearned for the freedoms of the United States and the ‘American Dream’, the segregated society was encouraged. 

Business requires labor to conform to business policy for the promotion of successful operations. Labor conforms or finds other business to join with for successful ventures. The struggle has been in the boardrooms for decades as well, and the boardrooms have followed ‘politically correct’ policies… to the current environment. Business is more culpable than government for the current situation.

It is up to business leaders in the board rooms to make the changes, to recognize the failed social policies of those promoting ‘politically correct’ and to make the changes necessary to support the freedoms of the Constitution over the desires of the socially diverse. Is it more important to set up divisive policy within, or require conformity for unity of purpose?

Main Street is burning. Wall Street must come to its aid.

President John Adams’ Full Letter to Massachusetts Militia

Recorded here for reference to the preceding entry “Follow Abe’s Advice…”

TO THE OFFICERS OF THE FIRST BRIGADE OF THE THIRD DIVISION OF THE MILITIA OF MASSACHUSETTS.

11 October, 1798

Gentlemen,

                I have received from Major-General Hull and Brigadier-General Walker your unanimous address from Lexington, animated with a martial spirit, and expressed with a military dignity becoming your character and the memorable plains on which it was adopted.

                While our country remains untainted with the principles and manner which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence.  Bu should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance, and display in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords or our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.  Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

                An address from the officers commanding two thousand eight hundred men, consisting of such substantial citizens as are able and willing at their own expense completely to arm and clothe themselves in handsome uniforms, does honor to that division of the militia which has done so much honor to its country.

                Oaths in this country are as yet universally considered as sacred obligations.  That which you have taken and so solemnly repeated on that venerable spot, is an ample pledge of your sincerity and devotion to your country and its government.

John Adams

Adams, Charles Francis. “The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States.” Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1854. pp. 228, 229 . On-line Google.com/books downloaded 08 Jan 2021.

Follow Abe’s Advice, or fall into oblivion

It’s freedom ‘of’ religion, rather than freedom ‘from’ religion.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; …”

The distinction is important when it comes to whether or not the Constitution is adequate for governing our nation.

The Christian Bible was the common book of education carried in the European migration to this continent. It was the book generations of Americans learned to read from and consequently the population gained knowledge of a moral certitude from. Set aside the arguments of Imperialism, it was also the book used to teach the slaves and the indigenous peoples . It was this book that the Judeo-Christian foundation of our Constitution was derived from along-side the Greek foundations of social order.

The evolution of the culture wars of the 1960’s opened up the world of differing and more contemporary philosophies to the tens of thousands of students attending universities since and the traditional western liberal arts Greek-philosophies a rudiment of education. Other philosophies have been taken up that are in conflict with the original common Judeo-Christian moral norms to the point that a cacophony of voices vies for the moral soul of our country.

President John Adams raised concerns on this note, as did President Lincoln. We are cautioned about a division of moral foundation. Mr. Adams wrote a commentary to a brigade of the Massachusetts militia in 1798. Mr. Lincoln was addressing the Illinois Republican Convention in 1858, only months before the Civil War.

“While our country remains untainted with the principles and manner which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence.  Bu should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practicing iniquity and extravagance, and display in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.  Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords or our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.  Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.  It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams

“Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention:

If we could first know where we are and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln

Mr. Lincoln quoted the Christian scriptures with his ‘house divided’ comment, where Jesus was contending with priests who called him the devil, a nod to the commitment of our leader to the Judeo-Christian Tradition.

Adams knew the common moral commitment was a necessary foundation for adherence to the Constitution only recently approved a decade earlier in his time. Lincoln thought the country could survive, only if the moral question of slavery were put to rest. He would be the man to see the country through the strife.

The Presidents of these United States will preside over similar times in the coming decade. Already the events of the last several decades has brought us to the point of a similar split in moral commitment. We cannot continue to survive with the social upheaval currently pending. We must resolve as a nation to return to our founding moral certitude, or we will forever change into another nation, losing the freedoms and guarantees we currently enjoy. We must follow Lincoln’s guidance of his second inaugural address,

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”

or we shall suffer the fate of great nations fallen before us. That time will eventually come, but must it come so soon?

Historic Documents. “Bill of Rights and Other Amendments.” https://www.ushistory.org/documents/amendments.htm#amend01

Adams, Charles Francis. “The Works of John Adams, Second President of the United States.” Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1854. pp. 228, 229 . On-line Google.com/books downloaded 08 Jan 2021.

Lincoln, Abraham. “A House Divided.” Speech to the Illinois Republican Convention, 16 Jun 1858. https://www.ushistory.org/documents/housedivided.htm

“Second Inaugural Address.” Washington D.C. 4 Mar 1865. https://www.ushistory.org/documents/lincoln2.htm

The Courage to give “our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor”. Why the Capital Assault is not a surprise.

They were wrong to assault the Capitol.

But, what else could they do?

It’s been the policy of some political factions for years to tear at the fabric of the American Dream, to say it isn’t ‘real’, that it’s ‘not for all’.

Our Flag is desecrated and disrespected, …

…through ‘art’ displays protected as free speech,

…by kneel-down protests at sporting events,

…by secondary school leaders and students who pull it down to replace it with other banners,

…by school boards who remove the requirement for a Pledge of Allegiance in morning classrooms and the lessons that tell why it’s important from curriculums,

…and by ‘We the People’ who elect School Board members.

Riots abound for months in our streets,

…and City executives and legislators give it a ‘pass’ as free speech, while Main Street burns,

…and State executives and legislators don’t hold City leaders to task for law and order,

…and State leaders further prevent federal support for quelling the riots.

Election laws are bypassed, ignored,

…by State executives,

…by State and Federal Courts,

…and by State Legislators who refuse to hold the executives accountable.

Civil authorities fail to follow laws and protocols during a national and international crisis.  The executive actions shut down lives across the country, decimate the economy, prevent people from earning a living and carrying out their personal responsibilities.

Then, in Michigan, a different protest takes place.  A governor is threatened, and a State House is occupied, and suddenly there is a problem.

And now, ‘shock and awe’ that another protest attacks the nation’s Capital.

We are surprised because we do not know our own history.  The President-Elect states this is ‘unprecedented’.  Legislators and corporate business and organizations are ‘shocked’ and demand action.

Remember,

Boston Riots, March 5th, 1770.  The first ‘patriot’ rioter killed was Crispus Attuks, a black man. 

Boston riots that trash docks and shipping, December 16th, 1773.  Today we call it ‘The Boston Tea Party’ and we had modern political faction take on that name.

Lexington and Concord, April 19th, 1775.  ‘Farmers with pitchforks’ and muskets (lots of muskets) harass a military column sent to confiscate weapons in the Massachusetts countryside.

Militia Raid on a Federal Armory at Harper’s Ferry MD, October 16th – 18th, 1859.  Perpetrators were hung for sedition.  The leader’s name was John Brown, hero to slaves, pariah to the politicians.  Who was the man who lead troops to quell the riot?  One Robert E. Lee, who’s memorial statues have been recently removed, displaced, and destroyed from our public venues, including the Capitol building that was breeched January 5th, 2021.

Bonus Army Protestors removed from the Washington Mall, 1932.  George Patton was directed by Douglas MacArthur to use federal troops to remove 17,000 war veteran protestors from their tent city on the Mall.

Our country is built on protest and riots.  Some people will only suffer the failure of the rule-of-law for so long before rising up to fight for what they believe in.

I’ve outlined offenses against our National symbols and Constitution over the past few years.  I’ve compared it to the Revolution that formed this country and mentioned a key point triggering the Civil War and the Great Depression.  How much longer will one political faction continue to flout the rule of law, continue to ignore the voices of the other half of the nation before the assault on the Constitution and the symbols that represent it cease?

I know of another nation that fought over taxation, economic prosperity, and the philosophy it should live by.  It fractured into two nations, both which were wiped out within two hundred years.  Those nations did not recover before 1400 years had passed, and a new nation, OUR nation, One Nation, Under God, stood to support it.

We are a divided nation.  No longer do we ascribe to a common philosophy read in the Judeo-Christian scriptures.  No longer do we teach in our schools the uniqueness of the American experiment that let’s every person seek their own fortunes according to their own abilities.  No longer do we ascribe to a freedom of speech and ideas that allowed us to come to jointly believe and build this One Nation. 

Until we correct and repair the foundation, we will remain divided, and as both that Judeo-Christian scripture reads and one great President prefigured, “A house divided cannot stand,” and this one, like so many other powerful and great nations in history, will fall to our own internal failures.

My rosary prayer intention, beginning January 6th, 2101, is that We the People will rise in support of the Constitution that binds us, that we will all choose to hold each other accountable to it, “and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity,”.

Now we know what it will take for ‘business’ to pay attention.

For a few years now, athletes led by Colin Kaprinick and LeBron James have chosen to kneel in protest against the symbol of our nation and the inequities they perceive…

…and business has been silent, …no, some rewarded the leaders for doing so.

For months now, Main Street has been burned and looted by what the corporate media calls ‘peaceful protests…

…and ‘business’ organizations have been silent.

For weeks now, lawyers and conservative radio and hundreds of affidavit-signing citizens have been arguing, shouting, talking, protesting for adherence to State and federal Constitutions…

…and ‘business’ organizations have been silent.

When State and Federal Courts refused to hear the pleas of protestors and lawyers…

…’business’ organizations have been silent.

Last night and this morning, ‘business’ finally spoke out.  https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/business/business-leaders-reactions-washington/index.html

Only now, when the stability of the national and global economies are threatened have these leaders come forward.

Now we all know what it will take to get the ‘elite’ of business to pay attention.  The next question is “What will business do?”

President Trump will bear the burden of all of this as corporate media continues to rant for the globalist interests.  In the meantime, will ‘business’ go back to ‘business-as-usual’ or will ‘business’ use it’s corporate and PAC power to move politicians to revert to following the rule of law and re-invigorate the education system on the real power of a Constitution that gives the power to the People?