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The People Have The Power

  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    Do we not have the power? Or does the government own us? Are we ever going to let the government own us?
    NO! 
    So why all the violence and hatred?
    I really think the violence and hatred is manufactured and put on display to incite others and cause them to loose their minds and common sense.

    We the American People need to find reality and tend to it.
    Those who are pretending to illusion and delusion through hatred, violence and law breaking actions must be dealt with.


    After all, the law is on the side of the people.

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
      Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      "The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886.  It was designated as a National Monument in 1924.  Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933."
      https://www.nps.gov/stli/index.htm
      https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statue_of_Liberty

      The Reality is that America stands for Liberty.

      We can all get behind this precept. Lets not hate each other. Lets recognize what is happening ... together.

      It is Liberty that is Enlightening the World.

      Not tyranny,
      Not socialism,
      Not high taxes ... for America.

      Not Globalism for the world, but independence for every individual country.

    2. Don W profile image83
      Don Wposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      The executive branch of the government is currently defying court orders for them to stop enforcing parts of Trumps Muslim ban. When a government refuses to follow the rule of law, why should citizens not do the same? Is the government above the law?

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        "The executive branch of the government is currently defying court orders for them to stop enforcing parts of Trumps Muslim ban."

        The court orders are from the judicial branch so where do they get the jurisdiction to tell the executive what to do?

        PS The ban is temporary. The media fails to inform us of this fact.

        1. Don W profile image83
          Don Wposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Kathryn, please tell me you are being sarcastic with comment and are not serious.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
            Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            The executive branch is checked by the judicial branch of course. My (very) bad.
            Hamilton in Federalist Paper 70:
            Just understand:  "Energy in the Executive is a leading character in the definition of good government. It is essential to the protection of the community against foreign attacks; it is not less essential to the steady administration of the laws; to the protection of property against those irregular and high-handed combinations which sometimes interrupt the ordinary course of justice; to the security of liberty against the enterprises and assaults of ambition, of faction, and of anarchy. Every man the least conversant in Roman story, knows how often that republic was obliged to take refuge in the absolute power of a single man, under the formidable title of Dictator, as well against the intrigues of ambitious individuals who aspired to the tyranny, and the seditions of whole classes of the community whose conduct threatened the existence of all government, as against the invasions of external enemies who menaced the conquest and destruction of Rome.

            There can be no need, however, to multiply arguments or examples on this head. A feeble Executive implies a feeble execution of the government. A feeble execution is but another phrase for a bad execution; and a government ill executed, whatever it may be in theory, must be, in practice, a bad government.

            Taking it for granted, therefore, that all men of sense will agree in the necessity of an energetic Executive, it will only remain to inquire, what are the ingredients which constitute this energy? How far can they be combined with those other ingredients which constitute safety in the republican sense? And how far does this combination characterize the plan which has been reported by the convention?

            The ingredients which constitute energy in the Executive are, first, unity; secondly, duration; thirdly, an adequate provision for its support; fourthly, competent powers.

            The ingredients which constitute safety in the republican sense are, first, a due dependence on the people, secondly, a due responsibility."
            http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/fed70.asp



            More:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalist_No._70

    3. promisem profile image98
      promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Neither. Our billionaires own both us and the government.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Proof?

        1. promisem profile image98
          promisemposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          I have posted plenty of it here. The Koch brothers alone have a larger political staff than the Republican National Committee -- 107 offices nationwide with more than 1,200 staffers and a budget of $800 million.

          http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/k … les-217124

          Just go look up the campaign contributions to PACs that support various candidates.

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
            Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Do I have to? sometimes I just don't want to know.

    4. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      As I have stated before, people aren't conscious of their own power.  People have been taught by parents, religious figures, & other adult authorities that they have no power.  They were further inculcated in the premise that they aren't important- they are merely average, the common person, the little person who means absolutely nothing.

      They were further taught that the important people were those w/power.  There is a worship of those w/power whether it Is politicians, the highly educated, celebrities, & other noted people.  People tend to follow, even worship those w/such accolades because to them, the latter are so much better & know more than they do.  They contend that it is the more authoritative among us who have the credibility while those who aren't in powerful positions know nothing & hence have no value.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Yes this is true. Of course, we must all find ways and become brave enough to change this. It starts with each person. I believe no matter what our up-bringing we can discover the strength within us. It takes focus and the will to do so: Thinking will. Not Blind or Un-thinking will.

        Thinkers will wake up the others. There are great thinkers here on HP smile

    5. colorfulone profile image85
      colorfuloneposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      President Trump invited Sheriffs from across the country to meet with him at the People's House.  The Sheriffs have never been invited to the WH before, ever.   Something wrong with that?   

      They got to go into the Oval Office afterwards to look around.  Well, that's never happened before either.  Anyway it was interesting to listen in on the meeting. 
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNxBMs8p1QE

      Reportedly, what its like on the border now is like night and day of what it was like before Trump took office.  I don't think the Sheriffs will get tired of winning!   They are encouraged.

      1. colorfulone profile image85
        colorfuloneposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Oh my God!  Maybe I shouldn't have posted that link because this could call for impeachment.  Baited breath.

        At the end of the video the Sheriffs presented the President of the United States in the Oval Office with a GIFT...a sculpture of a Western Sheriff.  It was the first time this NSA sculpture has been presented to someone outside of the Sheriffs office. 

        "There's a new Sheriff in town!" 

        http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13396624.jpg

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    "As police dispersed the crowd from campus, a remaining group of protesters moved into downtown Berkeley and smashed windows at several local banks.

    ~~~~> No arrests were made throughout the night." yikes!?

      WHY THE HECK NOT???????

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/01/us/milo-y … -berkeley/

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    "UC Berkeley said it had prepared security measures following what had happened at Yiannopoulos' previous events. One of his planned speaking engagements at UC Davis was also canceled last month in response to protests.vProtesters shut down Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Davis.

    'Ultimately, and unfortunately, however, it was impossible to maintain order given the level of threat, disruption and organized violence,' UC Berkeley said in a statement."

    Well, I guess we, (WHOEVER is hosting "right wing" speeches,) better gear up and get law enforcement behind the event.


    RIGHT?!!!???

    Right.

    PS Trump is really dumb if he thinks the university was at fault. Berkley did not facilitate outsiders to infiltrate the peaceful protestors,(students I presume,) and incite violence. In fact President Trump needs to ask the university what can be done to beef up security... As in, contribute MORE money toward this end.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    "The university blamed "150 masked agitators" for the unrest, saying they had come to campus to disturb an otherwise peaceful protest."

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    "UC Berkley officials did not facilitate outsiders to infiltrate the peaceful protestors,(students I presume,) and incite violence."

    OR DID THEY?

  6. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    Also: We need to know who is behind those masks! mad

  7. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    Scotland's history reveals People Power:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LGZPtyo6kE

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Don't you dare take the name of my country and my country's heroes in vain.

      1. ahorseback profile image77
        ahorsebackposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        That's exactly the way most Americans feel about--- mindless ,directionless 19 year old Soros inspired and funded rioters !    It would be one thing if they even knew WHY they were rioting .

        1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
          Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          These are the disgruntled students who never found their true purpose in life. They have been robbed of their own joy of life by the pitiful indoctrinations of public school. The are happy to lash out at SOMETHING! They know not what else to lash out at. Our students who did not fit in with the program are ripe for the picking in this political climate. We have a hidden issue not being dealt with yet. It is there, however, and it must be dealt with eventually.

          1. ahorseback profile image77
            ahorsebackposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            The left in America is so naïve , They've allowed this of your youth  -- IT IS ALWAYS  the uninformed  , self centered , idealistic  ,energetic , extremely programmable and dreamy minds of the "educated enlightened" youth  that are the first stop on the recruitment  highway  for  the  worlds political movers and shakers , Mao Zedong , Stalin , Hitler , Mussolini ,  Castro, Khomeini , on and on - First stop they ALL make is at the universities . AND ,  When a mainstream media becomes complicate  with these education institutions of mindless ideology , it begins !

            1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
              Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Unless Soros is not hiring students! Who IS under those masks?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image76
                Castlepalomaposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                My left side is all bad?.

                Can I  get an operation and remove and get rid of all the left sides of my being? Like my brain sometimes I think left and sometimes I think right. Sometimes conservative and sometimes liberal.

                1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
                  Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  There is nothing beneficial about your left side … OR IS THERE?

                  1. Castlepaloma profile image76
                    Castlepalomaposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                    Should I remove my back, it"s not as attractive as my front. Maybe I should call up Trumps wife for advice on plastic surgery. Afterall Trump says the outside is more important than  the inside. Like a Walmart happy face, yet sad in the inside.

      2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        What is your point?

  8. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago
  9. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    who is funding the protests and why is really becoming the question.
    http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/11/anti- … g-charity/

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 15 months ago

    God is, of course, what will strengthen both sides and all people, so your solution is right on.
    But really, do you think True Spirit of Love God would want us to let in terrorists who are intent upon destroying the West? Who worship a false God/Allah and destructive ideologies?

    ( If you say we should abolish countries / nations, you are wrong. Dead wrong.)
    The Way I See it)

 
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