Updated Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Public Matters and Issues of


Links to Government Sites, Elected Representatives, and Documents. Downloadable Essays, Etc.

Click for the Pledge of Allegiance
(to our REPUBLIC)
with history and comments!

A sufficient reason for being a REPUBLIC instead of a Democracy is that "Generally the Majority Will Be Wrong!"

Our American Constitution online
The Supreme Law of the Land

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.  Article VI

The Constitution in a simple unencumbered HTML document.

OUR AMERICAN CONSTITUTION This is an article that I wrote years ago from the Mormon point of view, using references to the scriptures with my discussions of reasons why it is a wonderful document, and how its implementation works to preserve liberty and free agency, which I define. This is a MS Word document and either requires or displays best if you have MS Word installed on your computer.
       Here are some responses by members of the General Authorities of the Mormon Church, including the late President of the Church, G. B. Hinckley. L. Tom Perry's is perhaps the most complimentary and enthusiastic, even generously asking if it would be all right if he quoted from my article.

The Declaration of Independence in a simple unencumbered by annotations or comments document. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
It is the grossest hypocrisy to say that we can capture people for whatever stated reason and not give them the same protections from the American government as we give ourselves! Once a person is within the jurisdiction of our law, he is entitled to the full protections of the law, just as an American citizen is because he has the same rights. Special laws and ways of dealing with persons not Americans contradicts the very foundational rational and validity of our claim to unalienable rights (as a part of all men)!

George Washington's "Farewell Address" in its entirety in a simple unencumbered HTML document.

    The USA Patriot Act:  America's Disgrace!    


Civil Rights, and how the Supreme Law is being broken by those who took the oath:

The Oath Requirement for all civil officers (for even the policeman as it says all;
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;  Article VI

The Supreme Law is being broken by subverting/betraying the following Constitutionally guaranteed rights :

Some of the fundamental changes to Americans' legal rights by the Bush administration and the USA Patriot Act following the terror attacks, "911" (Associated Press, September 5, 2002):

Government may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity to assist terror investigation.

Government has closed once-public immigration hearings, has secretly detained hundreds of people without charges, and has encouraged bureaucrats to resist public records requests.

Government may prosecute librarians or keepers of any other records if they tell anyone that the government subpoenaed information related to a terror investigation.

Government may monitor federal prison jailhouse conversations between attorneys and clients, and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes.

Government may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist terror investigation.

Government may jail Americans indefinitely without a trial.

Americans may be jailed without being charged or being able to confront witnesses against them.

The USA Patriot Act is not lawful or legal even though passed by Congress and signed by the pushy President Bush because only the people can change the Constitution (and hence the "law"), and that by the provisions within the Constitution:

Habeas Corpus, the only specifed "right" in the Constitution before the enumeration of 10 in the bill of rights is violated by the Patriot Act, Bush, and all those who have supported the Patriot Act.

   ``It is manifest that it was not left to the legislative power to enact any process which might be devised. The article [5th Amendment, ed. by Dad] is a restraint on the legislative as well as on the executive and judicial powers of the government, and cannot be so construed as to leave congress free to make any process `due process of law' by its mere will.''  Murray's Lessee v. Hoboken Land and Improvement Co. 59 U.S. (18 How.) 272, 276 (1856).

My strong thoughts and poignant feelings about what we Americans are letting our "leaders" do is expressed by a founding father thus:
     "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin, 1759

 That is we are throwing away our freedoms to save our necks...hardly patriotic, and we call it 
 "The USA Patriot Act"! 

Be active in Civil Rights and saving the Constitution! Here is a link:  THE BILL OF RIGHTS DEFENSE COMMITTEE 

DAD'S LETTERS, giving the above against torture, etc., as the reason to decline solicitations in behalf of the National Republican Senatorial Committee received from Senators Orrin Hatch and Bill Frist, replying to them respectively Friday June 13 and Thursday May 29, 2008.

Due Process, Law of the Land (from Magna Carta), and Protected "Persons"

                  Click!                 Did you know that the reason the Founding
Fathers chose the bald eagle is that the bald eagle
does not have a crown (as the rulers of Europe,
etc. wear/wore).

National Debt

    Debt Clock; Find out what the National Debt is now, and links to other sites and reference materials!
    National Debt, State debts, World debts along with population figures and much more!
    Debt is the means by which (foreign) bankers take control of "Democracies"; read this illuminating and well-written article! A must!
    To the Penny, find the National Debt (fromhttp://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opds121999.htm"g that for the last 10 fiscal years
    there has not been a Federal Surplus!
    National Debt is owed to whom? Click on this reference to find the answers!
    Clinton untruthful about budget surpluses: My letter to Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and Congressman Bono the night of the
    State of the Union Address by President Clinton.

Welfare State?

    Social Security is not an "Entitlement", but an earned and paid-for annuity!
    Anti-Family Social Security Administration also Make-work for More Gov't Workers and Cut SS Payouts

    Welfarism now pays much better than median income...and is tax free  (Thanks to A. N. de Gaston, Junior for the link to this.
    We remember that, during his campaign of 2012, Romney expressed that 47% are dependent on government.

Immigration: Birthright Citizenship should be stopped.


Links to Elected Representatives in Government

    U.S.A. (House of) Representatives
    U.S.A. Senators
    President  Send President Bush an E-letter!

Home page of the White House.    See latest News releases and videos of press conferences, history of Presidents, etc.!

Home page of the Department of Labor

Links to the Congress

    Calendar of bills for House and Senate, Search capability by Bill number or contained text, Directories, Library of Congress, etc. (Legislative Information provided by the Library of Congress)

THOMAS...legislative information on the Internet by Library of Congress

Freedom Keys, "The price of liberty is eternal vigilance!" and so many other fantastic great quotes, that you really must visit this page!

Some Great Quotes;  For all of my favorite Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, Libertarians, Vegetarians and whatever else all you weirdos claim not to be but really are!

King, taxes, and children..the people's idea!