Haikus: (2016VS2022): The Future of All of Us is Truly in the PSALMS of OUR hands

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Copyright. Karen Ben-Moyal. Dec. 18, 2021.

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Setting All Propagandas Straight: Israel’s Place in the World

“When people criticize Zionists they mean Jews, you are talking anti-Semitism.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

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An Emergency Call to the General Welfare of the United States of America

Dear Friends, Colleagues, Patriots, All Peoples,

I am Karen Ben-Moyal, a candidate embracing a new era of politics in our heraclation universe to rebuild the broken system; built OF the people who created it; sacrificed FOR us, who have always owned it, to inherit. Our governing system was founded upon the principles which define the laws of nature, protected and designated by our shared values as human beings— Written on the prospect that, “All men are created equal,” including congressmen and congresswomen. Therefore, all Americans whom believe in promoting faith, prosperity, peace, and the People’s voice in policy making, should be secured by our elected representatives, and these principles lived and guided by us, should be able to withstand and adapt to the times, in our own era, and unto our posterity. Emphasis on the governing system written into a contract or constitution, fought for and won by way of a people’s revolution, to be maintained, or checked and balanced, BY us— the people, or those of whom invented our governing system, those of whom share our values and need our voices heard individually and collectively —— for the principle of power in our government and in nature has always belonged to us, the people, and must continue to be run by us— in the local, state, and federal levels of our Union.

However,


The current polarized political party system is falling on the swords of the modern-day INDEPENDENT Americans; for among these independent individuals are the keys— whose unity, faith, dignity, and courage to vote by way of securing the independence we as Americans share unto posterity is now of up most importance— so long as independent voters reunite and remain strong enough to unlock a brand new reform in our age — by changing the way we vote to align with the pure origins and ideologies which won all victories for ours and all Free, independent Republics; Those of which can fight another battle during our time, for our nation’s Constitutional values to be remembered and restored, for future of all  Americans and people’s world wide.

When it comes to keeping the flames of Liberty alive at home & taking advantage of any opportunity to spread the wings of the American Eagle abroad— we need recognize the focus of maintaining our rights at home for future generations;

May our millennial generation guide our union in efficiently utilizing Her infinite potential, thereby promoting abundant peace at home and abroad; whenever we can, because we can—-if we will it, it will be.

By working to resolve and Diminish the harmful effects caused by the political party system which control the current American govt. — we aim to order and ignite the ceasing of the negative/worthless political strategies brought forth in the past few decades by incompetent elitist leaders and a beyond corrupt election system. 

By defying and defining  the causes underlying the reasons for the dangerous resolutions and destructive uprisings of the most corrupt legislative body the US has seen in its own existence—-  brought forth increasingly every 2-4 years, leading out of the 20th century’s Twilight years and into the millennium and our presently ever-changing, modern world.

We aim to examine and restructure our polarized system of govt.’s establishment by calling out the elite powers controlling our current US system & political environment; and any and all factors included which have led our nation into the dawning of an era of mass corruption, failed political leaders and policies, most of which have slid by undetected and thus have become the stereotypical norm for 21st century candidates who continue to be elected into the US House & Senate by, of, and for the people; those of whom no longer uphold Constitutional principles, nor share the interests & values of the American citizen; thus misrepresenting the majority of America’s people who have been silenced throughout the course of events described before and during this critical time in history.

We must identify the significance of all future federal American elections, and stay close all whom hold democratic ties with our nation — and must continue to look out tor those suffering from government enslavement abroad; those of whom still hope for democracy to purify their lives—- one day— 

If we can be free to think for ourselves and vote by way of virtue and not greed — if only we can bring back the power of the individual today as it were in 1787,  independence and the freedom to pursue happiness will reach us again, and extend beyond our borders to spread the ripple effects of liberty to those across continents who just as deservedly, can only wish to reach their own destiny in our lifespans—For all inhabitants across our shores. If Within we can unite as One Under G-d, for the betterment of mankind, and for ourselves— to preserve our natural laws in love and light, created equal in the eyes of our Universal Maker and under the transparent laws originated as 10-613 commandments, to bond tightly together and amongst our shared covenant, the natural laws we all abide by in daily life, a covenant unbroken for the promise of a miracle left unspoken — unless we stand up for what’s right in our own country when we see the divide— for our posterity is but us —&  ourselves in them – Once seen upon our shining city on a hill are now  mere shadows — embracing the light , which can and will continue to carry all of what encompasses our once free and outstanding Republic — We must fight to defend our will — our right to prosper , To live on — in eternal might from the light which stems from a single candle — to burn away the corruption and the darkness, from now unto infinity — from sea to shining sea, from Our Milky to the Andromeda— 

May the torch of liberty be cherished forever and for good, in holy sparks she shines by way of ancient glory, bridging the divide of past and present, man and woman, white and black, For our duty is buried deep within This same path: For the future is built upon the stones of our generational prosperity and faith. Independent in thought, life, & in space— Yet we stand United in time, in courageous  acts to pursue our fate: 

 For; 

As the leaders of a global enterprise, we cannot let down our Maker, our brethren and sisters round the world  — nor our sacred constitutional contract — for

It has always been written in the stars , since Big Bang, the first day of creation, the first ray — Each  individual American, the voters of democratic nations — must remember to keep all human rights sacred —-if we are to restore and fulfill our collective duty as American millennials we are the future leaders of a monarchical, broken republic falling upon our own walls. 

Keeping in mind,

The constitution does not guarantee our happiness, only the pursuit thereof, Thus, our future is up to us entirely— it is already in our nature and in our blood as Americas youth, to strive for revolution— to be fought and won for of and by the people — Our peoples revolution has only just begun —

“It is not your job to finish the work, but you are not free to walk away from it.” – פִּרְקֵי אָבוֹת ‘(The Ethics of the Fathers)’

Through perseverance, sheer will, love, driven along by the hope we must keep lit, alive—- only through our unity we may REbuild the strength, may we build our future through ancient glory guided by the footsteps of our ancestors and by G-d Almighty —

With our sacred and frail freedoms, we choose to Fight for independence and justice for all—- as is our mission statement;

For the sake of our freedoms, which are only eternal if we can uphold as we all envision —

 To keep Our  responsibilities as citizens of a free nation strong in our hearts, foR our freedom to govern amongst ourselves must be KEPT, for the foundation of our house and our senate so divided — was built upon the sacrifice and faith of our brave ancestors.

And as we move past America’s most corrupt election cycle, in Texas elections and states  across the country — 

May we remember to heed the significance of the promise of a rainbow — if we look up we know it to be written in the diamond night sky, further assurance that together — we can fulfill our purpose as American citizens born of the free. 

May we seek these self evident truths, which are eternal, if we open ourselves up up to seeing and doing them—-both in strife and uphill climb of our life’s challenges,  & through the triumphant times as well—

May our generation break down the barriers which have brought America to her lowest level in time—- may we be the generation to choose to push her back up alongside her allies round the world —- lift off for all man and womankind, — to and past the moon — one day, to infinity and Mars.

Finally,

May we be the light I see in all of us, in all of you, for our posterity to glow in and one day embrace — our future is truly within the psalms of our hands.

May our Maccabean spirit leap reborn in our days, as of old. For the future of all of us, is still within the PSALMS of our hands. Don’t. Let. Go.

However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.” – George Washington, A Prominent Co-Founder of the United States of America, Military Leader and War General Hero of the American Revolution, A Leader of the first Continental Congress, Our Union’s first President, and America’s only INDEPENDENT President of the United States

Elaborating on the above quote and in observing many of GEORGE WASHINGTON’S WISE WORDS throughout his amazing life and career: Washington constantly WARNED THE PEOPLE OF THE USA OF THE DANGERS AND ULTIMATE FAILURE AND DESTRUCTION WHICH COULD RESULT OF A NATION BUILT UPON ELECTING THEIR LEADERS THROUGH A POLITICAL PARTY SYSTEM, SPOKEN LOUD AND CLEAR IN HIS CLOSING REMARKS OF HIS BRILLIANT FAREWELL ADDRESS on a SATURDAY of SEPTEMBER 17, 1796. This day is of significance as it later became known as Constitution Day, which was enacted into an official national holiday for the purpose of educating our congressmen and congresswomen, our children, ourselves, over the fundamental Principles and policies of our nations founding documents, which have since made us the first free nation in the world. Not only have we ignored this age old warning over the times, today’s American government has spun backwards in time—- towards a more monarchical system —- as opposed to the more perfect union we should all strive for, as a nation of free individuals with shared values, and as citizens of a leading global enterprise— built for, of, and by the people—-A UNITED PEOPLE, Under G-d.

We must stop ignoring the problem, as it only worsens and weakens us as individuals in our daily lives, it negatively impacts everyone who has the ability to think an original thought and not depend on a clique or group to be confident in themselves as strong men and women most American citizens are. We are the majority, getting killed by an embarrassing minority sitting on high horses year after year until our elected officials die, retire, know that the opposing party candidate will beat them in their next election, (Aka the “congressional retirement plan,” of the elite whom deserve the least for what they sow– & yet still get away with— apparently — in Americas 21st century),” or those of whom decide they’ve stolen enough money from the tax paying citizens who pay and vote them in with nothing in return, no matter how many times you try to do a task that never works, it is most likely because it does not work by nature. Thus, early retirement for the arrogant monarchs disguising themselves as saints and “leaders,” are nothing but puppets who follow the rest of their party herd to the slaughter if necessary to live out their whole lives on the back of citizens who’ve become slaves in our nation built of, for and by the people, and the rest of the world, our children, posterity pays for America’s major 2 party elite system because of our carelessness at the ballots and cluelessness of all people surrounding a typical US election system. Unfortunately, our age is facing head on, these negative effects caused by the biggest threat to our country today. Tyrants never rose to power by way of campaigning for the job of dictator—- they were carelessly voted in by people’s who’d all but forgotten to take care of our freedoms, and now is the time We the people must rise above the monarchs, before the power of the people becomes totally obsolete. We the people invented America and we the people make her prosper. We the people are the solution to our biggest domestic threat. If not now, when? If not us, who? It’s time for the free thinkers and independent minds whom drive our innovative system in a lesser than free market. Calling all eagle warriors and rebels of our generation— to stand up for what’s right, unite ourselves and take responsibility for our civil duties. After all, we are the sons and daughters of sacrifice, bravery, and patriot dreams. Take back the power of the individual on our own governing system, take back the power of the people from the hands of our enslavers, before it’s too late— “if we will it, it will be. If we will it, it is no dream.” -Theodore Hertzl, founder and engineer/architect of the State of Israel born anew in 1948

Together, we can win our own revolution, for if we are to purify the destruction of our nations broken house, we must first rebuild our own temple, and our national government so deeply divided—- before we can establish justice in our own lives for ourselves and posterity — for the purpose of spreading our own freedoms across the seas, around the moon, to shine on in igniting the perpetual flame of liberty born with us and reborn with all of us, to truly boomerang our biggest problem off the face of the earth, in order to form a more perfect union for us and then the world, a ripple effect which may live on perpetually, for the darkest corners of our globe to feel the effects of our people’s revolutionary war— WON by the people, won for the people, won of the people. We are strong and party people are weak. We are independent by ourselves and united we are even stronger. The parties will fall on themselves with or without our interference, but I’ll be damned if any tyrant attempts to fall on me— on all of us.

Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad

Your Humble Servant,

Karen Ben-Moyal, November 2020

Edited. December 18, 2020

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Students for a Better Future Radio Interview, “The World in Crisis with Karen Ben-Moyal.” (Link & Audio)

If you’re interested, here is the website link & Audio to my hour-long interview with radio talk show hosts from Students for a Better Future last night. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation we engaged in. I’ll have to take the hosts up on their offer to come back on the show and speak again soon!

Listen to the audio file version:


Listen via the direct link and Explore Students for a Better Future website:

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Thank you so much!

-KBM

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The U.N. Delusion

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United Nations = Democracy of Tyrants 
The Preamble to the United Nations Charter states that it was created to “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war,  promote fundamental human rights, the equality of women and economic and social progress.” from its founding in 1945 to date…  The United Nations has not only failed to champion these ideals, it is actively destroying them — under the guise of tolerance, idealism, multiculturalism and peace.

The United Nations has closed its eyes to invasions, tolerated genocide and accepted injustice. “Where there is tyranny it is timid, but where there is freedom it is vicious.” It knows no law but power, and it knows no justice but accommodation with a totalitarian majority. In the past this majority was assembled by the USSR and its vassal states. Today the totalitarian majority answers to the dictates of the Organization of the Islamic Conference.

On June 26, 1945, the representatives of 50 nations met and signed the treaty that created the United Nations. The Republic of China, the first nation to sign, exists now only as an isolated chain of islands, abandoned by its former allies and shut out at the UN. The nation that has taken its seat is the People’s Republic of China, a Communist dictatorship responsible for the deaths of 40 million of its own people. The UN’s treatment of the first signatory to its charter is representative of how the politicization of its laws and the degradation of its principles have undermined the founding ideals of this organization. UN Resolution 2758 mandated the expulsion of the Republic of China “for the protection of the Charter of the United Nations and for the cause that the United Nations must serve under the Charter.”2* The nation that put forward this resolution replacing a founding member with a Communist dictatorship was the Socialist People’s Republic of Albania, another Communist dictatorship, which kept its own labor camps and tortured political prisoners, and whose economy was heavily subsidized by the People’s Republic of China. The resolution barred the first signatory to the UN Charter from ever reapplying for membership in the international organization – officially in the name of protecting the UN Charter, but actually in the name of protecting the territorial ambitions of the People’s Republic of China and the political alliance of The USSR, the second signatory, was already responsible for the murder of tens of millions through its program of ethnic cleansing and mass repression. Its signature on the Charter did not alter its policies. Its gulags did not close as a result; its armies did not pull back from captive nations. A number of the 50 original signatories were already on the verge of being made satellites of the Soviet Empire. The 51st, Poland, was delayed from joining the 50 by a Soviet-backed Communist takeover. Even as the ink was drying on a charter of world peace, the second signatory to that charter was forging the chains that would bind a tenth of the other signatories into a totalitarian empire. In the two months after the UN treaty signing in San Francisco, the signatories would issue new declarations of war, drop nuclear weapons and fight civil wars. It was a reminder that very little had changed or would change: that for all the idealistic sentiments of its Charter, the UN was an affirmation….

From 1975-1979, the Khmer Rouge Communist Party carried out one of the bloodiest reigns of terror in the second half of the 20th century, causing the deaths of millions. During and after this “Cambodian Genocide,” the UN Security Council did not issue a single resolution, nor recognize the event as a major atrocity, resulting in 1.671 and 1.871 million deaths in total, or 21 to 24 percent of Cambodia’s population at the time.  While millions were dying, the UN occupied itself with condemning the Israeli expulsion of the Sharia judge of Hebron and the United States for allowing former members of the Rhodesian government to enter the country. In fact, it is significant to note that was not UN action but the Vietnamese invasion that finally put an end to the worst of the Pol Pot’s terror. The United Nations, after being approached by the Cambodian government nearly two decades later, finally got down to the task of trying some of those involved for genocide.

In 2011, one of the most hateful events took place when the  United Nations met in a city with the second largest Jewish population in the world. Soon after the anniversary of the 9/11 massacre of three thousand Americans almost a decade prior, the United Nations General Assembly recognized the existence of a Palestinian state. Even though the Gaza half of that proposed state was not only governed by the Hamas terrorist regime and their donors, it also had and still has an infamous charter calling for the destruction of Israel and the genocide of the Jewish people. Events that unfolded that September were just more reminders to the world that the United Nations is not only a biased organization, but that it is a conspiracy of tyrants and terrorists.

And finally there is the instance of the UN Kenya office which resettled refugees in exchange for bribes. An ugly example of how UN corruption and greed perverts even its humanitarian missions. The culture of corruption at the United Nations means that it is unrecoverable as an organization. The UN has taken on the corrupt character of the worst of its member states and further involvement with it diverts  America’s success in missions domestically and abroad — which means further hindering the American economy and struggling to influence free market and foreign policies overseas while regional stability and overall peace efforts are weakened worldwide….

The U.N.’s obsessive war against the free world has become its own war as well. The 65th General Assembly session had 16 resolutions targeting Israel. Burma, Iran and North Korea were hit with one each. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is dedicated to aiding the Palestinians with half of that money going through the hands of the terror group Hamas.

But whether it’s the UNRWA or WHO or UNESCO, the Human Rights Council or the International Labor Organization, the Commission on the Status of Women or the International Court of Justice; there is only one real item on the agenda: Israel.

The Isaiah Wall opposite the United Nations carries a quote from Isaiah, but a more appropriate quote would be from Ecclesiastes. “That which is crooked cannot be made straight.” The United Nations was crooked from its very beginning. Its spine was bent, its morals were bent and its purpose was bent. The tyrants and terrorists  of the world have bent it to their will.

In order to truly understand the ROOTS of the corruption constantly recycled throughout the United Nations of Terror, we must glimpse into past misconceptions and illegal, immoral behavior that has gone on too long and been tolerated by the ranking members of the United Nations, those who have been pulling the strings since the founding of the bizarre organization. We must focus on studying on the rocky foundations, relationships, and broken promises the U.N. set up and carried out in broad daylight, both during and after the years leading up to the reestablishment of the State of Israel in 1948.  An investigation into the vague and mostly hurtful responses the U.N. initiated towards Israel being attacked repeatedly in numerous wars is required– those of which Israelis had to act fast, mostly alone, and without ANY help from the U.N.  Even on their own, or with the help of American support if available,  Israeli DEFENSE wars and state building had to take place before the nation had a sovereign, secure, fair, and democratic governance system, and this was indeed done without any U.N. assistance, in fact it was done with heavy U.N. burden and hindrances that added to the anti peace agenda Israel was trying so hard to fight against. 
 
Finally, let’s look at just some of the abundant evidences which prove the true intentions of the United Nations– evil intentions which were in opposition of peace for Israelis and show the U.N. only had zero desire for justice at all. To start off, we can view the data charts below, and can see clearly the immense hate for Jews the U.N. held from day 1. By simply following the money trails, it becomes apparent that the millions of dollars stolen each year  from the U.S. to pay the U.N. has cost American tax payers a fortune, and has simultaneously gone towards the funding of terror and death and anti freedom causes.  The U.N. has obviously painted their fiscal portraits, made public, of utterly falsified facts and data– the truths spelled out here, however, will really shed light on how the U.N. has used American values as a platform to fund themselves and terrorists, and even these short findings will show just how realistic it is that this organizations’ actions — since October of 1945– have directly resulted in high death tolls, numerous and various broken treatises, and an infinite supply of anti Semitic lies, anti- peace missions have been committed by U.N. corruption.
 

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Using the slideshow images above to calculate the ACTUAL percentages of survey distributions cited by the United Nations throughout the last decade. One can immediately account for the enormity of disillusionment the U.N. fosters and continues utilizing in ongoing efforts to blind the world through false surveys and blatant lies.

First we can discuss the claim made by many millennials who proclaim themselves Republicans: In contrast to the arguments commonly made by liberals countering Israel’s right to statehood, Americans on the right tend to make the argument revolving around the false and unsubstantiated claims which assume their fears for American tax dollars and foreign aid being wasted on Israel.Most in this category falsely account for the State of Israel’s blame to be shed on the country’s BORROWING of “too much money in foreign American aid.” Of course they forgot to account for the statistics of the world in which you will discover that America sends funds to almost all world nations, even enemies of the state, increasingly each year.  Not to mention, since the miracle that was the 2016 election of our current commander in chief, Donald trump has managed to work with Israel in eventual economic sovereignty  of the state of Israel to occur over the next few years. This means that since 1948, Israel has managed to eliminate debt to their American allies while growing towards economic dependence and are now beginning to fund world nations themselves, without having to rely on American aid ever again. Today, Israel is a sovereign nation, simultaneous in relieving America of some financial distress and are the second growing leaders of technological advancements to the world. Actually, Israel has also been watching over the United States in terms of carrying the weight shifted by Obama’s failed 8 years which would have resulted in major decline of not only United States, but was a major blow to global progress. Israel continued in research and continue to hold the title of the number one country to contribute strategic considering  agricultural growth and trade, weaponry development, advancements in space exoneration while NASA was removed by Obama at the beginning of his first term here in the states. Israel maintained balance of the world’s achievements and growth in all forms during the stagnant 8 years of Obama term. While America’s position eventually declined in all its former glory for the first time, in all areas relating to world  globalization, the world allies of America would have been left in the dust if it had not been for the state of Israel’s actions during the time. The eternal U.S. flame was held high by the state of Israel, even if Americans themselves were living in darkness here at home, Israel took major actions towards noble efforts as they saved the expertise learned by their best friends since israel’s reestablishment in 48, the nation was able to uphold fundamental advancements formerly carried out by only the  U S of A.. Israel modeled America’s historic strategies for war, law, and peace,  this allowed for Israel to carry some of the American burden ignored by the Obama Admin. for almost a decade. Israel made successful strides before, during, and after Obama’s two terms of doom, however, the fact that the small and young state of Israel was able to significantly improve and even upstart new democratic missions shared by the two countries sacred bonds revolving shared values between them, was a noble achievement in itself.  Not only did Israel give the world new ideas and gain economic control of themselves and others in the region, they were able to hold down the American fort while Hitler incarnate sat in the white house and steered both citizens of the U.S., as well as institutions, especially the  United nations, to frame his anti israel biases and destructive ideas as those of the masses. This was all distorted mostly through the media, another counterpart in the circle of anti freedom fighters that made America fall at record breaking declines. ALL OF which sent shock to America’s former allies,  israeli investors, strategic and trade partners, as well as americans themselves. However, Bibi Netanyahu was able to envision truth and harvest light, at least enough for law makers and the israeli government as a whole to see the truths which were blinded during the time and it was truly a blessing Netanyahu was sitting rime minister during America’s darkest hour since the civil war. This allowed for israel and Her citizens to maintain respect for America through and through. One administration shadowed so much truth while mass media gave way for highest divisions here at home and throughout the U.K. and canada, fueling hate and anti semitism disguised by the never ending news and social media highlights falsifying the state of American progress, and in the meantime covering the atrocities commited under obama by the feds during the 8 years he used to kick start the very real on sight of a world war 3 .. even after U.S. former back to back wins in world wars 1 and 2 made it nearly impossible for  anyone or nation in this dimension to bring the rise of another world war,  the rest of the world and its leaders were set into wartime motion efforts, seeking refuge for future attacks and shelter, while living with the most concerning fears of the era we are living in, terrorist attack after terrorist attack to all regions of the world and here at home, made the chaos all the more real and the fear of innocent civilians all over the world rise along with the anxieties of the neglected American allies as they watch USA transform into thin air or slowly become stacked against the leaders the globe once relied on, can’t imagine the allies feelings of losing their nuclear umbrellas, their safety exposed while the threat of a nuclear holocaust beginning to take form with the holders of the most destructive and dangerous nukes and military weapons being the enemies of the U.S. who were once defenseless  and yet held the firearms and manpower to make this nightmare almost tangible to the eyes of the surrounding regions and civilizations whose dictators were gaining more means for destroying America and Israel every day obama sat in the white house. All such distortions were all made evident by the force of the U.N.’s  guiding shadows, United Nations set the lights of darkness not quite ready for destruction but growing significantly each year, towards ultimate disaster, and loss of freedom’s virtues were for the first time brought against the lights of hope, the lights using all their extra strength to combat the darkness, burning away the darkness caused the shadows to stay shadows, but as we know from historic events, eternal flames are only eternal if they are able to shine on forever. The chances for these lights to continue burning were shed each day, shining less and less over the years and this was also evident here at home, and all over the globe.    At this time, the world’s leading countries grew tired and became misguided and thus were sent even more off track by the obama admin.’s ongoing, hateful attempts to divide and conquer via media outlet resources.

A great miracle however, was to take lead of the downwards course of events; the effects of justice soared steadily throughout the  months of the newly elected leaders in America in 2016, and this caused the start of this great miracle.

Thus, before we even realized it ourselves,

Israel watched, alongside the entire world,

as,

A Great Miracle Happened;

Here,

and There.

Thankfully, Israel was able to steer clear of  all the lies resulting from the webs entangled within our very own American nation. While fighting for their own freedom, Israel continued to create strides that have led the world towards higher pursuits for peace,  resulting in one of the leading reasons america’s advantages was automatically restored, once Obama was out of office that is. Israel now holds the torch in creating their own defenses, in both numbers in army  combat as well as military stations  and missions to assist impoverished nations all over the world, whether it was through trade of resources or Israel  becoming the savior of nations who had been hit hard by natural disasters in need of aid and rescue. Not to mention, Obama era called for zero strategical/ technological advances in regards to medicine and educative efforts for growth.

UN Logic  also Singles Israel out as the only country in the ENTIRE world that discriminates against women.

This is mind boggling because when you actually USE logic you’ll discover that there is only one place in the middle east that grants their supreme court to women, the ONLY judiciary system in the middle east  in which an Arab woman, male, Jew, Hindu, Ethiopian, Hispanic, Asian, LGBTQ person, etc. may have the right to vote and the right to a fair trial. Only ONE tiny state in the ENTIRE region allows the virtues that come with freedom of speech, right to assembly, equality under the law, etc.

And that place is the State of Israel.

 

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Closed Borders Promote Peace



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Preface


“You build bridges to those people who will work with you. You build walls against those people who would destroy you.”

                                                                      

 
To Whomever it May Concern,
 
To deny another man the freedom that he himself has is to diminish the meaning of what it truly means to be an American & patriot at its core.
Instead of relying on politicians to secure our blessings of freedom,  America’s unfulfilled journey towards restoring covenants of old must live on, even if these American duties, both divine and of historic means,  are not fully understood by all.  Justice is offered by nature’s glorious law(s); in the form of choices and decisions and the will to stand firm in the face of adversity. Should all acquaintance be forgot, focus your inner eye on the grand old flag. The symbol of liberty and peace through strength may never be forgotten if it is bounded into your every day decision making. Justice for all will win so long as the balances which weigh out and redefine the global scale of things serve as a permanent reminder to those who may freely choose to think and give; receiving nature’s gift is easy, and yet so rare in our world and even more difficult is it to maintain and secure. The rekindling of Lady Liberty’s flame takes courage and above all, faith beyond belief. Indifferent to the light of democracy are tyrants and their followers who take nature and natural law for granted. This is a blatant fact, for those who believe a dictator could govern a nation better than a majority elected leader are not followers of the American way towards freedom for all, nor contributors to the universal right to become economically stable and therefore hinder the growth of a global civil society. A freer world market should be the guiding light Americans envision when embarking into strategic cooperation  in general,  in daily life and in your work endeavors. To be united and free as the wind that blows,  natural laws are to be influenced all over, to shine away the darkness in all corners of the Earth.  Universal rights can be protected and justified by certain inalienable truths, so long as these truths are proclaimed as the governing laws of the land, of the free of course. Not to mention, natural laws must be protected by those individuals who have the avenues to lead and/or participate in any form of the growing  free enterprise system. America and Her guiding lights must work to maintain Her own free society, by striving to fulfill Her duties as a nation of free men and women, to work to redeem all rights thereof for all who will it. The majority of mankind exist under enslavement of some kind. America’s duty to restore human rights unto all nations has only just begun. A victorious revolution for each actor, as well as any nation-state, including that of American foreign policy makers, requires a reconstruction of laws and amendments needed to continue the virtues our forefathers risked their lives and others to this day have died for us to carry out.
 
The basis of true progress is resulted from the improvement or update of amendments, not legally outlined in the Bill of  Rights, Declaration of Independence, nor Constitutional principles, but within the realms of foreign affairs. Amendments thereof are required for the successful revision of all such American policies, and therefore must first and foremost be rededicated to coincide with American traditions,  while reminders of the notions of freedom must be simultaneously determined and outlined for the purpose of transforming knowledge into growth. A genuine reevaluation of the whole concept of globalization is necessary by law makers or those who contribute to endeavors politically regarded to the public eye.  All such reevaluations must be maintained by certain methods for successful working implementation in order to later become known by lawmakers for citizens to vote on, and if done correctly, all laws to be amended within the realms discussed in the following situational efforts will be agreed on by all sides of beliefs, both political and religious. As a republic, we should be united in what was meant by our ancestors when the origins of our United States heritage were born and written/interpreted into law. All citizens of America, citizens of our ongoing melting ot of immigrants of old and of new, are wired to instinctively follow the guidelines which have been clearly set out for us descendants, because all of us were born with natural law to pursue our greatest amount of happiness. We must strive for the betterment of us and all mankind,  to accomplish in today’s modern age, a fruitful and bright future of all of us, that is, justice restored again, one day, for all mankind. Virtuous ordinances and universal laws upon which these structured elements were endowed by our Creator unto us as human beings, must be designed by a working legislature and voted into action by citizens who wish to embrace U.S. ideals in other worldly corners, as American laws were created to do. All truths which are self evident in nature are endowed by our universal Creator, meaning all such ancient laws must be created to fit into the changing of times, for all men and women to carry out in our ever changing lives, world, and endeavors.
 
As Americans, our duties to create peace throughout all lands is considered a priority, just as our right to vote is to be seen as a privilege and utilized by Americans accordingly. Fact is our American identity calls for similar action to be taken regarding ever changing laws of reformation in American foreign policy to be enclosed at times of need by our national doctrines.
 
As American citizens, all such duties handed unto us cannot remain unfinished, nor are we allowed to stop half way down the line in humanity’s progress towards peace and prosperity in our life cycles.
On the contrary, these rights are part of what established the guidelines which make up the soul of an American, those of which are obviously threaded into Constitutional principles.
 
Furthermore, quitting is not in a true American’s blood, dying for what’s right is to be expected in the ongoing pursuit of peace endeavors worldwide.
To share the pillars of freedom which branch from the American tree is to guarantee your own civil rights as a citizen of humanity intertwined for working knowledge to be succumbed by the realization that all human rights should be universal and dedicated to all. Justice is meant to be lived by mankind, this includes those living outside American borders.
 
Thus, all constitutional rights must be reordered for worldly advances for the promotion of self governed regimes to manifest into the destinies all were born to accomplish.
To assist others in peace pursuits is to abide by our American duties..
Unlocking the doors of freedom for all regions and societies should be our collective aim as a society. To experience this justice is as American in U.S. heritage, as are the privileges to vote in American elections or the rights to fair trials are relevant in American endeavors and are as self evident as any and all American dutiful tasks belonging to all U.S. citizens living freely today.
 
Among other findings, the examples listed beforehand are standards to which U.S. rights must be lived and guided by for all time, as all were set into existence to be contributed eternally through the ages.
 
That is, to represent the opportunistic ideals America was founded upon should remain secure to ourselves, in both our hearts as well as our laws, as the leaders of a global enterprise were born to do.
 
It should be a well known American mission, for we cannot ignore, deny, nor cease these ideas from existence. Until completion of all such endeavors described are set as universal markers towards global standards for all mankind to live virtuously in the free.. New and old ordinances must be written to coincide with the future in mind, and restored by the hands which first brought divinely inspired regimes to life.
 
Thus, ancient glory must constantly be redefined and refueled by effective globalization efforts, to domino the rest of the world aside from Israel and America, towards efficient treatises of peace and autonomy to begin interacting within the borders of each nation state. For these attributes are crucial to all mankind to abide by, as the natural laws of nature are to be forevermore cherished and felt in ripple effects– these rights must be continuously protected by border control.
 
To unmask the guises of those who wish to harm freedom, we must redeem the identities of all of us as individuals to reconcile negotiations and strategies for collectively defeating all such enemies of the current and future allies of state democracies..
All nations and citizens of free democracies, both formerly dedicated to constitute peace, as well as those whom will choose to participate in the free market once restructure of their own laws allow in future times, are the main factors for navigating prosperity in theory into real life outcomes.
 
With faith and law being the seeds which unite humanity’s shared values, or those rights meant to be shared by all of us who live and breathe, the laws of nature stem from the webs entangling this knowledge.
 
In other words, the laws combining politics and religion can be taken from one famous sentence. “All men are created equal,” because “all are endowed by our Creator.”
The envelopment of the branches  of these truths must no longer be meticulous to the status quo. Currently modeled by American enterprises, faith in one Universal God must be secured by law, as tis a birth right for all to own and enjoy, these values have been intertwined into the DNA of humankind since the dawn of time. As an already free society, independent democracies in existence today must work to seek the same end goal, and all whose minds are free from government control may then be able to eventually take measures to cooperate with world leaders in efforts to bring these same lights of freedom to their very own dark corner of the world.
 

Therefore, the denial of our own rights as citizens of America is an anti American attribute, and thus the decision to shield American rights from all creatures endowed by our universal Creator– simply– ain’t ‘Merican. 

As for those who stand united in the American cause, stay in the struggle, victory is on its way thanks to citizens like you.

                   The future of all of us                 

                             is truly                           

                                               in the PSALMS of our hands. 



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Why Inequality Trumps Equality: In a Nutshell

Equality before the law is essential, in terms of how it is applied to people, and this is enforced more successfully in the United States than most other countries.

However, our inequalities are what make Americans thrive and work so well together. We should embrace these differences– not suppress them. They are the gems which make our country so special and so unique. Not to mention, it’s what makes us sovereign; the shining city on the hill. 

Yes, we are all equal under the law– and rightfully so– but our conflicting characteristics, ambitions, goals, dreams, interests, aspirations– our DIVERSITY– is what truly makes this country continue to grow economically and thrive strategically… If we were all equal, we would never have the opportunity to pursue our own version of the American dream, for we wouldn’t have the freedom to do so.

So yes– equality is silly. Makes you wonder why so many ppl our age advocate for this foolishness. I suppose silly people lack the ability to connect these dots that have been right in front of all of us this entire time….?! 

Thus, our INEQUALITIES are what drive capitalistic societies into becoming the FAIREST systems of government, in the world. 

Jerusalem, Mankind’s very First ‘Embassy’ Among other Thoughts, a short Tribute to the Homeland of all of US. Yours Truly, KBM

 

 היא מדינת ישראל

President Trump at the Israel Museum. Jerusalem May 23, 2017  Pr

 © Karen Ben Moyal, 5/16/2018

ירושלימ של זהב

Jerusalem, humanity’s very first embassy;
Origins of the first planted seeds;
Sprouted With light, love, faith, and liberty;
A desert only blooms when hope prayer and fate;
Are shared by an unbroken bond, lit with an eternal flame; 
The Tree of Life, the roots of all mankind;
Our worldly Branches connected;
An ancient species restored;
Bonded by prophecy,
in Hope; never fear;
With a passion for purpose— one quite clear;
To honor democracy;
to grow autonomously:
To gain independence,
And spread the wings;
Of freedom, peace,
And economic prosperity;
Unto their neighbors, and now all over the world
In gratitude they give thanks;
To the world,
To their Rock;
To the Redeemer, Adonai;
And of course, To their most cherished ally…
Those who have been awaiting reunion
Ever since Genesis—
In fact, only nation in history Never to wish the Israelites harm;
The United States of America,
For the first time in 2,800 years, took Yisrael under their arms;
It’s Foundations structured in pure *לב*
From Tel Aviv to the Red Sea,
Beyond The Sea of Galilee to the sand dunes of the Negev;
Happiness finally fulfilled,
For All cultures of the world now preserved;
The history of all of us is now Secured;
The entire globe welcome,
Free to return and rejoice
;
.ירושלימ של זהב
Jerusalem of Gold;
Lives on;
In our hearts and in our Universe;
The redeemers of Zion
Now, too, have a voice;
The Land of Israel belongs you and me.for the sake of our posterity.
Let us keep our Holy Land prosperous and free;
“היא מדינת ישראל.”
She is the State of Israel.
~ Forever & Ever.Amen.
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The Re-Birth of Conservative Socialists in the 21st Century

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Copyright, 2018. Karen Ben-Moyal

The Re-Birth of Conservative Socialists in the 21st Century

Note from Author: {As A Prologue}

Today’s self proclaimed constitutionalists and “Libertarians” have forgotten the foundational structure in which the core reasoning for an establishment for freedom was ever established, really would love to hear what the modern day BSers who claim the founders did not believe in contributing to the entire world, although the basics of our nation’s founding principles and fundamental values clearly states these basic laws to govern humanity towards freedom, I guess you may assume if you are not too big on thinking, that the meaning of “all men endowed by their creator,” or the many mentions of “All men being created equal,” was only meant to Americans?

This has always been something I have laughed at and in recent months seemed to be more of an issue that has continued to come to light in the narrow world of millennialism and Common Sense not only gives light to this fact over and over and over again, Jefferson too states in the Declaration itself and all other works, quotes that revolve around the true meaning of what it means to be an American:

Thomas Jefferson, the country’s first secretary of state and its third president, characterized the new United States of America as such: “the solitary republic of the world, the only monument of human rights . . . the sole depository of the sacred fire of freedom and self-government, from hence it is to be lighted up in other regions of the earth, if other regions shall ever become susceptible to its benign influence.”

So I know this is not normal but all things normal have been long lost from academia all the years I have attended college anyway. So, you tell me, Is this normal or is the west headed for decline with the the future leaders of America who have this mindset or who are even further off from what American Independence meant for the world at the time of its arrival?……………….. 😦

To me.

This paints a much larger canvass for discussion — for the purpose of effectively understanding these “truths” —
One must to look to another perspective, and perhaps some Insight into the meaning of“The hope” can be restored for the whole world to benefit from.
To shed light upon a group of words Americans know well — however, to understand the depth of this notion— Reevaluation should be considered at this point in out nations time and age —
In other words, the truth held behind the words themselves considers one to seek further analysis of how such universal rights” were established into law to begin with: One must look into the origins or to the roots of their *liberty tree*

****Hint-
“what it truly means to be citizen of humanity = why Americans set out to establish these rights = what it truly means to be a citizen of America = rooted at the core principles of mankind’ since Genesis:I

“…Liberty and Justice for All.”

“..Hold These truths to be self evident..”

“…That all men are created equal;

“..That they are Endowed by Their Creator with certain unalienable rights…“

The Road to
M A N I F E S T

D E S T I N Y

Begins Over Again:

Circa AD Year of RENEWAL;

Or

~Yr 2020 A.D.~

The Re-Birth of Conservative Socialists in the 21st Century

Copyright. KBM. 2017.

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“Conservative Socialism” was a term coined by German Economist F.A. Hayek in the 1930’s to describe the nationalistic movement unprecedentedly taking place under the guise of German pride– that of which led up to the Second World War. Whilst reading his “Road to Serfdom,” the underlying messages behind F.A. Hayek’s ideas is what originally inspired me to form this logical (working) analysis. Hayek’s method so accurately predicted the rise of the Nazi regime that it was almost as if he already lived through the war and traveled back in time to write his predictions. Then again, this genre of quality is what makes the thinkers we remember, remembered. I have not really written much on my blog ever since I accomplished the initial goal I set out to do initially. This goal evolved around the 2016 Presidential Election. Such crucial information was simultaneously being severely hindered from the public during the time. By taking the personal initiatives towards spreading my thorough research & genuine life experiences, I was able to address and debunk all those who formed their opinionated theories on misguided propaganda rather than the truth, (i.e. historical facts or evidence). Hence the title of my blog, the “Concern” part obviously stemmed from the dire lack of political knowledge I commonly witnessed amongst my peers and my professors during my daily life as a college student. Simply put, it is my firm belief that if one hides from the truth, one is essentially hiding from oneself. And honestly, the longer you live this way, the more you discover you are not actually alive. You have several choices when your peer, your elder, or your neighbor comes to you with their own wisdom encompassed for the sole purpose of following their own passions. In the end, it is up to you to decide how much you want to learn, from anything in life; your knowledge is your doing. All of us depend on you if you plan to join us in the future when we are running this country. The following pages are going to revolve around my thoroughly researched opinions built from facts, over how the U.S. ought to conduct its business with foreign allies, foes, and humanity as a whole. As you read, please keep this in mind: It is very common for a carefree individual to hold such deep admiration for oneself in such a way they only care about their own wealth and sustaining it ruthlessly enough, to the point that they don’t care what happens to the middle or lower class. Rather than lacking respect and compassion for those less fortunate, the ones who think we should not follow history’s examples and suggest absurdly unrealistic ideas such as the claim in favor of the U.S. randomly detaching itself in sustaining American efforts from the rest of the world, have zero decency– not for themselves, not for anyone– at all. Not only is this morally irresponsible, it is a tasteless failure for a leader to leave their marked territory and their friends abroad to pursue a plan that has never even been tested, to prove a conspiring point. To idolize the idea that America can live amongst itself and cut off foreign trade or support of any kind has all sorts of implications that will be discussed at length in the following pages. Among other issues, keep in mind that pulling out of the world means loss of control with regards to economic prosperity, maritime forces, as well as mobility in air space. These aspects alone are crucial to the survival and development of American prosperity, not just mankind– who, by the way, we should also be thinking about in every act and policy we plan to pursue. This is simply because enormous responsibility comes with being the leader of a global enterprise.
Furthermore, please read the following PSA in which I took Hayek’s idea of a Conservative Socialist and transformed the systemic circumstances of a modern governing system. By arguing the similar reasoning in Hayak’s points, I paved a guide for one to follow in my logical footsteps towards expressing a whole new argument for a different age and country. Furthermore, I’ve decided to share with you all, my own take and personal my philosophic reasoning which connects Hayek’s theory. By utilizing modern-day arguments originally infused by a high dose of the “Buy American, Hire American” brigade, I plan to elaborate on this subject and completely debunk all other theories from here on out. Hopefully, my supporters and blog followers will find this subject as intriguing as my previous work. Either way– I am grateful for the opportunity to have a platform for you to listen.

The Re-Birth of Conservative Socialists in the 21st Century

Conservative Socialism is a term that could be used to describe the characteristics of those who fill the societal realm of today’s anti-globalists. To begin, I would like to ask this oxymoronic group just one question: Since when do human beings achieve economic prosperity through their nation? Isn’t the reason that America is the youngest yet most successful nation– (esp. economically)– because of individual free trade? Hasn’t the purpose of creating wealth always been up to the individuals who are trading with one another? Ever since this whole new wave of nationalism came about, it has sparked a trend of ignorance– anti-socialists actually agree with everything that socialism stands for without even realizing it. This here is a pretty scary parallel to Nazi Germany or perhaps today’s Venezuela and North Korea.

Think about how scary it would be if we did not allow World trade between America’s farmers, entrepreneurs, car dealers, etc. if you stop to think about it just for a moment, wouldn’t trade within our nation and our nation only give more power to the federal government? Giving up our ability to trade with foreign investors or markets will eventually give rise to the Feds whom will undoubtedly achieve full power over our economic boundaries… Placing restrictions on a concept which has made us the greatest nation in the world– how much sense does this nationalistic approach make to you? If you have a working mind, it should strike you as utter nonsense. Not allowing individuals to trade with whoever they choose is thereby just another form of Tyranny. A guise which restricts us from our well being and prevents us from depicting the natural scope of our own human nature– our own identity. Worse still, giving up this natural human right would prevent one from achieving his or her desires because stealing the free will of a free nation whose foundations birthed the world’s first free market– is ultimately the only end game in the eyes of absolute power. That is, the power stemming from the core elitists who have governed side-by-side the past eight years. You know, those who consistently blame middle-class Americans for their failures, not at all shocking, but ironic, that their schemes have always been aimed against the bourgeoisie yet to their astonishment, fell short. And now they choose to blame this unfinished business on those who put them into power and supported them in the first place. While it would be fair to make the claim that this outcome was a stroke of karma, justice, Kismet, divine will, fate, serendipity, or even sheer dumb luck never is the case for validity in such a circumstance. A leader who ridicules those he was given the honor and privilege to lead is a fallacy no matter how beautiful your most loyal paparazzi paint your picture.

Economic prosperity has been proven to work and continues to work so long as government and politics cease to intervene. Foreign trade has always been on the side of those who wish to trade with one another, giving benefit to the consumer, supplier, as well as their market investors. Why else would someone engage in trading goods if it was not mutually beneficial for both ends? No one is forcing someone to trade globally, they do it for a reason that obviously benefits them. And if it no longer benefits them, they can hop out of the ring at any time and find a better deal with anyone else in the world offering them a better deal. That’s the beauty of a natural economic system. Free flow of goods has nothing to do with policies which can only burden free people’s in the long run. Individuals trading with whoever they can profit most from, that is, without restrictions, regulations or unfair trade deals placed upon the individual should have nothing to do with nations trading with one another. This is how corruption forms, when the state takes it upon themselves to choose what form of trade works best for the majority of its melting pot of diversifying citizens–none of whom are the same– inevitably making the goals and relationships up for individuals as the government so chooses. This is the only realistic outcome that could result when any elite minority in power chooses to restrict anyone from our primal source of freedom.

Bottom line– Once you give a nation the power to Control your trade deals and your free markets, you are giving up your right to choose who you would like to do business with. No nation has the right to choose or decide who you yourself could benefit from. Freedom at its core would be sacrificed for the rest of your endeavors in life. Free trade is genuinely the source of all wealth. And It is no nations job to tell you and each individual from different walks of life how to trade and whom to trade with. Thar is what giving up your freedom looks like. And this is honestly the first permissible step towards a scary path of utter destruction. Not just the nation as a whole, but rather, you are committing aspirational suicide. More significantly, you’re paving the path to your own Self-destruction. Enslavement is the link between today’s Conservative socialists and self-proclaimed socialists. Their plans are one in the same. Nothing but a blueprint is all this hype is about. Propaganda goes both ways in this case– somehow fake news continues to effectively persuade both sides of the political spectrum. Persuading outrageous ideas that will end in both sides destroying themselves. Amazing how loudly and proudly they can manage to promote such irreversible damage. My hope is that they end up realizing this sooner rather than later– before they end up finding themselves living in the third world.

It’s time everyone starts thinking for themselves. After all, America’s most unique creation has always been her ability to surpass any other nation in creative thought. In other words, The underlying values which most contribute to our nation’s unprecedented success have always had its roots in our diversely competent creation of thought. This fuels competition– that of which is needed for anyone to succeed. Without competition, we are lost. Our demise is inevitable if we ever reach this ridiculous nationalistic approach to trade. Boundaries for business have no place in our free world. The second we allow it is the second we give up our natural born rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.

To be continued.

KBM, July 2017


In the meantime……
Some thoughts from my personal philosophy, some have been published and some have yet to be discovered. These are always ‘to be continued:’

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December 18th, 2017: From the Roots of My Tree

Huuuge thanks to all of you lovely ladies & gents for the kind birthday wishes and sweet thoughts this past December 18th!

27 years ago today I started down this life path on Earth. Every birth is renewal, the reproduction of light, love, knowledge, and ultimately, life itself.
Today, I can proudly say that although my birthday was filled with non-stop job interviews and I am blessed to have graduated only a few days ago, from the University of Houston with my Bachelors of Science degree in Political Science.
Since the status quo has consistently brought this assumption to my attention over the years, or the notion that many of you feel as though politics is only a field for those who seek to pursue mass corruption, evil games of manipulation, and/or for power-hungry tyrants who ruthlessly seek out benefits for their own personal gain; and who simultaneously end up causing destruction to whomever stands in their way, In other words, today’s world does not view politics as being in the favor of We, the People, who always seem to get stomped on bc of “greedy” politicians looking to murder, persecute, or enslave civilians in order to reach their questionable life missions and/or goals.
To clear this up for those who continue to question why I chose to fulfill this purpose: The answer is simply this: My passion is not merely to excel at a life of “politics,” not as you all define the term at least.
Simply put, there is an eternal flame that burns within my gut, my innermost core, the soul of my being. My view of politics is more than just a longing for power or money or to tell lies and/or conduct mass manipulations. Politics is merely THE most effective career path to actually make a difference in the world. As Gandhi tells us, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” How does one obtain the position of power to be able to literally fix the problems they want to see solved? They go into politics. This is the 21st century, there is no way around it. To achieve anything near or revolving around heightened activism efforts takes political strides these days. It’s not a bad thing to be passionate about it, either. It is actually a quite noble pursuit if one does strategically develop a fair, safe, and valid plan with honest intentions to achieve lastingly effective results and engage in such efforts that will benefit most People, the greater good, i.e. for thy neighbors, thy friends, thy church group members, whoever it shall benefit, it shalt be one of their own, their fellow citizens. We are, after all, a nation made up of a democratic government meant to be ruled. “by the people, of the people, and for the people.”
How curious is it that no shame disembarks upon postulates after office who advertise promises of pure deceit in return for votes– they sell their souls for political power and become most cherished by the very individuals on whom their scheming is effectuated. This goes for both sides of the political spectrum in 2020.
Furthermore, my heart beats to the drum of an indescribable rhythm. An inexplicably intense feeling which streams down heavily from upon an intangible source of pure desire– to be used for the sole purpose of helping others. However, it takes guts to love, and therefore takes a whole lot more willpower to keep rekindling this drive within a soul. Well, within my soul — that’s for sure.
The way I see it, the more backstabbing and caniving behavior I witness throughout the motives of my peers and even mentors and superiors, the more karma reaches out to me. This is what motivates the light and thus fuels the flame which keeps your candle lit for as long as it takes to restore justice, or, the betterment of mankind; However little or small the issue or dilemma seems to be at first glance, or before a ripple has begun to take effect, the problems and disasters the GLOBE faces today are more complex than meets the eye…. WAY more complex. In this case, the ripple begins with you, it is born from you, it is created through your choices and your will, and, of course, the Will of G-d.
In sum, I can’t help but think of politics as the best — way/venue/route– possible — to take care of humanity itself. If you really think about it, the meaning of life is having the genuine knowledge and self-awareness of your own immortality. Wisdom is the only concept that sets the abstract apart from actual human existence. If you’ve got one but not the other, you will remain in the darkness.
With a little hope, focus on your very own destiny, and most importantly, with some serious GUTS you will find the inner strength to conquer your own self and may even overcome your fears, your insecurities, or whatever may be holding you back. Just remember that whatever is preventing you from truly seeing — or — whatever is keeping you in the dark — is only an emotion that YOU were responsible for letting in, and, you must thereby work twice + as hard to show that emotional creep the exit– out the door. You must also strategize a way to build a barrier around your heart –tall and strong enough so that your anxieties, or stresses, but mainly — your fear(s)– can disappear, for good. This means your guard must always be raised, and your mind must keep ego fierce enough to face your battles, but do not let your ego overcome your sense of humility.
Moreover, these passions, motives, feelings, thoughts, attributes, whatever you’d like to name them — are the matches which fuel the fire that my destiny requires to continue to grow and branch out as far and wide as the roots of my own tree of life, or perhaps the wind that blows will allow. Follow your wind, and I can promise you that —
Your deepest passion(s) will inevitably lead you to your purpose.
With this in mind, I encourage you all to go outside and take a look up into the starry Heavens above. EMBRACE tonight’s New Moon, embrace the endless wonders and impossibilities of our universe. Keep in mind, that with a little bit of creativity and imagination, the Milky Way is sure to throw some magic your way. NOTHING. IS. IMPOSSIBLE. Take it from someone who has literally defied the odds only your fears are forcing you to face. Get rid of fear, get rid of doubt, it sounds cliche, but honest to G-d, believing in yourself works. Your choices are half-chance, so.are.everybody.elses. Run with that 50% chance, run with it to the moon and back. Odds are, you will be the only person striving for the seemingly “impossible.” Because, in reality, not society’s reality, but through your OWN realistic lense, you know your possibilities are actually endless. And there is absolutely nothing that can stop you. Except for fear, don’t let it creep up on you. Your fire can blow it out of the water.
Fire kicks doubt’s ass…. Trust me. NO, better yet, trust in y-o-u! HAVE FAITH IN YOUR ABILITIES.
Did not mean for this to become a whole motivational speech or w/e, but thought it was about time for it, from my perspective anyway.
The origin of all of this thought was to remind y’all to embrace this time/season of renewal, as we ALL transition into the rest of our BEAUTIFUL journeys!
Happy Holidays and a Sweet New Year, Y’all! Take good care.

-Karen Ben-Moyal, Dec. 2017

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Former Houston City Council Worker, Karen Ben-Moyal: Research Publication Data, Findings, and Recommendations to Fix Houston’s MBE/WBE Program

The following Excerpt was pulled from former Houston City Council Worker, Karen Ben-Moyal’s Executive Summary incorporated into her Official Research Publication over her data findings and recommendations to fix the City of Houston’s MBE/WBE Program, which was originally created to exclusively grow and promote Houston’s small businesses that are owned and run by minorities and women only. Both the data and the proposal were presented by her former Employer, Houston City Councilman Mike Knox, to the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, in January of 2017.

“According to the research recently conducted through use of Houston’s Office of Business Opportunities website within the last several months, studies showed that after calling 500 of the 1,929 M/WBE businesses listed on Houston’s OBO website, 1 in every 5 vendors was out of business. Additionally, other statistics acquired on Houston’s MBE/WBE program proved that 1 in every 3 listed OBO vendors were in business, but had not renewed their certification licenses in years. This report presents the findings collected from a number of issues derived from the city of Houston’s OBO program. It then discusses the recommendations for potential improvement and various plans towards success, for both contractors and subcontractors of Houston’s small businesses. These recommendations were based off the City of Chicago’s WBE/MBE Procurement program and website, as well as Chicago’s ordinances which were recently implemented. These recent implementations to Chicago’s OBO program proved to provide ground-breaking tools that not yet been surpassed in revenue and level of overall successes. These include helpful workshops and symposiums, which assist vendors in running their minority and/or women-owned businesses, regular auditing systems, financial reimbursement programs, and graduation programs; which allow subcontractors to quickly graduate and become prime vendors with ease. In sum, this report represents months of research, discussion, analysis, and outreach in further identifying opportunities to improve efficiency, increase accountability, and economize public funds in government procurement. The Office of Business Opportunities’ stated goal is about implementing innovative paths for growth, creating new ways to promote equal and fair opportunity in small businesses, and efficient ordinances introduced and maintained by the city. In order to stimulate efficiency in communication/collaboration, and to expand small-business vendors and jobs, a channel of local government must be willing to provide resources to businesses that currently lack the appropriate amount of courteous guidance, competitiveness, and financial assistance required to succeed in their local communities’ businesses. However, based on the findings from Houston, an apparent lack of coordination among qualified vendors directly impacts the vendor community. Complication and confusion created by varying processes and forms can create barriers to entry and frustration among businesses. This potentially results in a less competitive vendor pool. It also fuels the perception that Houston is a challenging city with which to do business. Contrastingly, one city that seems to have a successful procurement program is the City of Chicago’s M/WBE program. The City of Chicago’s plan highlights recurring opportunities for active vendors to reduce burden and cost through collaboration, joint purchasing, and shared services, as well as enact meaningful reforms. The City of Chicago’s efforts are intended to further current efforts to ensure that their policies and practices support competition, efficiency, transparency, integrity, and uniformity in procurement.”

In order to view the PDF files of both the physical data collected, as well as the official report on the findings of my research and the recommendations I came up with in response to these findings, please view the 2 followings links listed below:

  1. To view PDF file of the data pie chart used to project OBO Statistics collected, click here to openLink for Data Spread Sheet: Collection of OBO Statistics Prior to Writing Research on Findings and Recommendations
  2.    To view the PDF file of my executive summary, findings, and recommendations report, please click this: Link for Final Research Report Houston’s Office of Business Opportunities Program: Executive Summary, Findings, and Recommendations
Copyright: Karen Ben-Moyal, 2017

Why Inequality Trumps Equality: In a Nutshell

Equality before the law is essential, in terms of how it is applied to people, and this is enforced more successfully in the United States than most other countries.

However, our inequalities are what make Americans thrive and work so well together. We should embrace these differences– not suppress them. They are the gems which make our country so special and so unique. Not to mention, it’s what makes us sovereign; the shining city on the hill. 

Yes, we are all equal under the law– and rightfully so– but our conflicting characteristics, ambitions, goals, dreams, interests, aspirations– our DIVERSITY– is what truly makes this country continue to grow economically and thrive strategically… If we were all equal, we would never have the opportunity to pursue our own version of the American dream, for we wouldn’t have the freedom to do so.

So yes– equality is silly. Makes you wonder why so many ppl our age advocate for this foolishness. I suppose silly people lack the ability to connect these dots that have been right in front of all of us this entire time….?! 

Thus, our INEQUALITIES are what drive capitalistic societies into becoming the FAIREST systems of government, in the world. 

Modern-Day, or Socialist-Feminism, is Cancer

This undying issue is becoming more and more outrageous– at least within the spectrum of American millennials– I feel it needs to be addressed.

Respectfully, I have just one basic question for you Self-proclaimed feminists: Why can’t women celebrate the magic only we can perform and that men can’t? Instead of striving to be like men, why not embrace our gender’s unique abilities?
– Ex. The ability to create human life is the single most miraculous process performed in this universe. So much so that it is truly beyond human comprehension. Yet, this formula is only endowed upon one gender. In fact, it is impossible for men to ever experience growing another life form, developing it for 9 months, and then producing the end result by escorting it out of ones own body. The miracle of life is just one example.

Ladies! Please Realize that WE have the upper hand. Why not utilize our unique abilities instead of wasting them by whining or longing for the opportunity to have what men possess and that women allegedly don’t. *We all know we’ve got equal rights here in America. In fact, our country was the first to address this issue & revolutionize an entire movement out of it. America’s women’s rights movement even paved the path toward the adoption of women’s rights worldwide. In case you haven’t heard the memo, we succeeded. Equal opportunity in the USA prevailed. Just sayin, I believe these inexplicable wonders that WOMEN possess and MEN cannot ever experience–should be celebrated– not stomped on.

Embracing your badass magical powers > Pretending to fight for rights we already have.

But that’s just my opinion.

NoteWorthy

IS IT NEWS-1This excerpt from a speech given by John F. Kennedy is one of the most legitimate and accurate responses to the illegitimate reporting, underlying deceptions, and false claims spewed and depicted by U.S. media, now and then.

In his address, Kennedy was exposing the multimillion dollar news outlet corporations who are currently waging a war on the Trump Administration today, and who in turn, have essentially become the most dangerous threats to the national security of the American people. Kennedy addresses this issue in stating the claim that, “If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war has ever imposed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of ‘clear and present danger,’ then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent. . . .” In other words, how could the public interest be of any concern to those who stand to gain such benefits and symbiotic relationships with their fellow elite? So long as they stay in power, they have the tools to manipulate, sabotage, corrupt, and even destroy a nation—literally.

The truth of the matter is, our nation’s national security is not at the heart of the concerns of those who seek to reap the benefits of their own ratings and monetary gains. Common sense and foreign analysis prove that America’s implementation of deterrence to deter nuclear threat and to secure the protection of our nation and its allies, is in no way a threat to the American people, nor is it a threat to any other countries abroad. In sum, the underlying issues with such propaganda continue to be hidden by the entities lurking about the fake news media, the only difference is that our generation cannot take a moment to glance up from their screens and see the world for how it really is– not how it is depicted in cyber space. Although, if you won’t trust any politician, perhaps you will listen to a guy we can all agree with. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The real world is an enlightening endeavor. The 21st century can either make or break you. Your potential to explore the gloriousness of its vastness lies in actual space, not cyber space. Ferris knows it, Kennedy knew it, Trump knows it, I know it, and you could know it too. Just look up.

KBM

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The Rehnquist Court’s Federalist Legacy & The Transformation of the Tenth Amendment

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Karen Ben-Moyal

Constitutional Law

Introduction

The purpose of the 10th Amendment has been a controversial issue since the founding of America’s constitution. Of all the foundations implemented into the Bill of Rights and the Constitution since America’s founding, the issues which continue to surround the Tenth Amendment have stemmed from the conflicting interpretations of both the court and politicians at different points in time. In fact, they remain at the heart of the most controversial debates to date. Furthermore, the tenth amendment, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,”[1] is meant to protect each of these powers from both entities. Those powers not delegated are reserved. It says nothing about whether delegated powers are to be broadly or strictly construed. In retrospect, the most significant differences in constitutional law are a direct result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s revival of federalism as a constraint on federal power. The federalism decisions, which will be discussed in detail, are the product of the Rehnquist Court. With a majority comprised of five conservative SCOTUS justices under the leadership of William Rehnquist who were all deeply committed to protecting state rights from federal government invasion. Justices Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and O’Connor, were responsible for introducing the concept of “New Federalism,” which virtually affected every area of U.S law, both civil and criminal, which ultimately changed the course of history and the future of the Supreme Court. The Court’s rulings are also pledged with restoring what the founders had in mind when they composed the tenth amendment. Among them, to restore dual sovereignty between government entities, establish an effective and fair system of centralized power, and overall, protecting the virtues that come with the promise of individual liberty. Thus, the goal of this report is to address and evaluate past Supreme court cases and specific provisions that were both relevant to the reconstruction of the Tenth Amendment as a limit on the powers of Congress, and were resolved by the Rehnquist Court. It will also provide an analysis to express the data and briefings which are fundamental to each court case, and thus significant to the evolution of constitutional law. Another area that requires further analyzation concerns the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Therefore, an analysis over the significant role that the Rehnquist Court played in the expansion of sovereign immunity is essential to understanding this part of the discussion.

The Transformation of the Tenth Amendment Over Time

Throughout the course of American history, the Supreme Court has transitioned between two very different forms of federalism.  The details of these changes in interpretation throughout American history are worth noting. The first involves a somewhat nationalist view, or the belief that the tenth amendment is not a separate constraint on Congress, and that it is only a reminder that Congress may only legislate if it has authority under the Constitution. The second pertains to the “federalist” approach, or the conviction that the tenth amendment protects state sovereignty from federal intrusion.   In America’s first century of existence, the Court took the former approach. In the court case, Gibbons v. Ogden[2], for example, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the perception that the scope of Congress’s powers had any limits under the Tenth Amendment because he held the strong belief that any exercise of constitutional enumerated authority was granted by the constitution unto congress to serve the purpose of expanding scope of Congress’s Commerce Clause. This vision last until 1890’s until 1937 when the Supreme Court shifted to the latter approach. During this time period, the Court placed great emphasis on the Tenth Amendment, redefining it as a limit on congressional power. An example of this was represented in the court case, Hammer v. Dagenhart,[3] when Congress passed a law forbidding the shipment of good in interstate commerce if those goods were manufactured by any form of child labor. The Supreme Court held that it violated the Tenth Amendment. From the late 1930s until the early 1990s, constitutional clauses related to federalism were greatly discounted due to the massive expansion of federal power enacted under Franklin D. Roosevelt and his “New Deal” Congress. Under the leadership of the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, however, the meaning of the Tenth Amendment utterly transformed the way the Courts view the idea of federalism, creating a new form of this concept called “New Federalism.”  Further, the decisions made by the Rehnquist Court involving the Tenth Amendment not only strengthened the bond that coincide between two different entities of government, it also reinvigorated the concept of Federalism by achieving an even greater endeavor. It defied the majoritarian opinion of the elitists, essentially giving back what was lost by the states throughout time and history, gaining back the power to govern on their own terms. Thus, this was a victory for both the states and the people. Public trust in the government has since increased because the people being governed are lacking in fear of tyrannical overthrow by the national government.  As for the states, they were given back the powers by which they were originally intended to receive.  Three sets of doctrines were at the heart of some of the major decisions held by the Rehnquist Court. Taken all together, these three manifestations of constitutional law epitomize a Revolutionary departure from court decisions in prior years.  The following manifestations by the Rehnquist Court include themes which represent the court’s devotion to the preserving of states’ rights and importance of state autonomy: 1. Significant limitations placed on the scope of Congressional power under the Commerce Clause and under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment. 2. The revival of the Tenth Amendment as a limit on federal power. 3. Finally, the court’s expansion of the sovereign immunity doctrine.

Limiting the Scope of the Commerce Power

Over the years, the Rehnquist Court handed down a succession of decisions which drew stable boundaries between the powers of the national and state governments.  In turn, the court was able to effectively keep tight rein on congressional power under the interstate commerce clause.

Gregory v. Ashcroft

Gregory v. Ashcroft,[4] was a case in which four Missouri state court judges challenged the provisions of the Missouri Constitution located in Article V, 26, which ensured a mandatory retirement age of 70 for most state judges. The court was then compelled to consider whether or not the mandatory retirement provision violates the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”)[5]. The Missouri judges further argued that the mandatory retirement provision violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. This case was significant because of the fact that it signified one of the first indications of the resurrection of the Tenth Amendment. Another noteworthy point the Court added to its decision in this case stressed the importance of autonomous state governments.

United States v. Lopez

The court case, United States v. Lopez,[6] is considered one of the most important Supreme Court decisions that limited the power of Congress under the commerce clause. With respect to the defense of states’ rights, this case set a paramount precedent for the court’s future.  A 12th grade student brought a gun to school. The student was caught, charged, and convicted under the Gun Free School Zones Act of 1990, which stated that possession of a firearm within 1000 feet of a school zone is considered a federal crime. In court, the defendant argued that the act was an unconstitutional act of the Commerce Clause which exceeded the scope of Congress’s powers. Moreover, in U.S. v. Lopez, the Court expanded upon the theoretical reasoning previously applied to the case of Gregory v. Ashcroft. Moreover, it concocted a rule of disposition which limited the scope of Congress’s commerce power for the very first time since the New Deal. Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion for the court’s decision by retracing fundamental principles. In his ruling, Rehnquist quoted James Madison’s vindication located within the Federalist Papers, he stated that “The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. This constitutionally mandated division of authority was adopted by the Framers to ensure protection of our fundamental liberties.”[7] Thus, the court held that, “Congress can regulate under the commerce clause only in three circumstances: 1) the channels of interstate commerce; 2) the instrumentalities of interstate commerce and persons or things in interstate commerce; and 3) activities that have a substantial effect on interstate commerce. The Court found that the federal law prohibiting guns near schools met none of these requirements and thus was unconstitutional.”[8] The same logic was applied to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, (in the case of United States v. Morrison[9]), which Congress authorized under the pretense of the Commerce Act.

Cases such as Lopez and Morrison open the door to constitutional challenges to countless federal laws, especially those that regulate non-economic activities.

Narrowing the Scope of Congress’s Powers: Section Five of the Fourteenth Amendment

Another significant source of congressional power worth noting is section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Equal Protection and Due Process Clause, in particular. It establishes that Congress has the power to enforce its provisions. However, this power was significantly restricted in 1997, in the decision of a case called City of Boerne v. Flores[10] in which the Court ruled that Congress may not use its Section 5 powers for the expansion of the scope of rights or implement new ones.

City of Boerne v. Flores

In City of Boerne v. Flores, the Court declared the Religious Freedom Restoration Act unconstitutional because it sought to enhance protection of the free exercise of religion. The Court argued that the expansion of the scope of rights made it impermissible for the court’s authority to determine the content of religious freedoms. There is an issue here. The dramatic new limit on federal powers puts the constitutionality of many federal civil rights laws in doubt. Another problem that this ruling created was that it (almost) seems as if this case was the precursor to states’ rights beginning to infringe upon the powers of the federal government. You start to see drastic changes and major complications in later Supreme Court decisions. A major change in the way the court approaches future cases dealing with state governments and their newfound ability to avoid being sued, by almost any means by the national government, become apparent in later years. You begin to notice a pattern in cases such as Kimel v. Florida Board of Regents,[11] when the Court decided that state governments may not be sued for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Decisions such as these set the precedent that state governments cannot be sued when they violate federal law. The crucial question persists: Is this an instance in which the Rehnquist Court went too far in extending the power of the states?

Revival of the Tenth Amendment as a Limit on Congressional Power

Another aspect of the Rehnquist Court’s federalism revival has been its use of the Tenth Amendment as a limit on federal power. During this time, the Supreme Court held that the Tenth Amendment reserves a zone of activities for exclusive state control. Rehnquist’s first major triumph came in the 1976 case of National League of Cities v. Usery[12], which established a limit on the powers of Congress to interfere with such “traditional governmental functions.” Additionally, the Tenth Amendment also prevents the congress interference of certain (state) law making processes. In the next two decisions discussed, the Rehnquist Court revived the Tenth Amendment as a constraint on Congress’s authority.

New York v. United States

For the first time since the overruled case, National League of Cities[13], the decision held in New York v. United States[14], the Court invalidated a federal law as violating the Tenth Amendment. Moreover, the court held that, “While Congress can encourage states to dispose of waste, they do not have the authority to compel them to do so.”[15]   In New York v. United States, a federal law deemed the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act,[16] required states to provide for the safe disposal of radioactive wastes generated within their borders. The act also provided monetary incentives for states to comply with the law and allowed states to impose a surcharge on radioactive wastes received from other states. Moreover, the act protected the claim that if states did not properly dispose of any wastes within their borders by January 1, 1996, they would essentially “take title,” or in essence take responsibility for all damages, thereby inserting them the obligation to become accountable for any future damages that may or may not occur, both indirectly or directly. Nonetheless, by a 6-3 margin, the Rehnquist Court held that the “take title” provision of the law unconstitutional because Congress imposing either option on the states would be considered impermissible and strictly off limits under the constitution. The Court contested this argument by which the defense stated, “that it was ‘clear’ because of the Tenth Amendment, that ‘the Federal Government may not compel the States to enact or administer a federal regulatory program.”[17]

Printz v. United States

Several years later, in Printz v. United State[18]s, the Court applied and extended New York v. United States. The significance of this case was that it further extended the limits on congressional power to use state officers directly. Moreover, Printz involved a more controversial challenge to the federal Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which required that the “chief law enforcement officer” of each local jurisdiction conduct background checks before issuing permits for firearms.[19] The Court concluded that Congress violated the Tenth Amendment by compelling states to implement federal mandates.  This case was also significant because the majority opinion contained the revival of the term, “dual sovereignty,” [20] which was redeemed by Justice Scalia in order to explain the structure of American government.

The Expansion of Sovereign Immunity

Another indispensable change in the law from the Rehnquist Court has been the Supreme Court’s significant expansion and rejuvenation within the scope of the doctrine of state sovereign immunity from civil suits under the Eleventh Amendment.

Alden v. Maine

In Alden v. Maine[21], probation officers in the state of Maine sought compensation for their hours of overtime work. They argued overtime pay was required under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. The act permits state employees to sue in trials held by their own state courts. However, a Maine trial court dismissed their assertions on the grounds that sovereign immunity exists in this case. The Supreme Court later affirmed the decision and held that because of state sovereign immunity, a state government cannot be sued in state court without the consent of the state, even if the basis is off a federal claim. After a 5-4 decision, Justice Kennedy expressly defended sovereign immunity based on this assumption. Thus, the following explains the reasoning behind the court’s decision. Delivered by Kennedy for the majority opinion:

“The constitutional privilege of a State to assert its sovereign immunity in its own courts does not confer upon the State a concomitant right to disregard the Constitution or valid federal

 law. The States and their officers are bound by obligations imposed

 by the Constitution and by federal statutes that comport with the

 constitutional design. We are unwilling to assume the States will

 refuse to honor the Constitution or obey the binding laws of the

 United States. The good faith of the States thus provides an

 important assurance that “[t]his Constitution, and the Laws of the

 United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof … shall be

 the supreme Law of the Land.” U.S. Const., Art. VI. (103)”[22]

 

In other words, the court held that the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act violates Maine’s sovereign immunity guaranteed under the Eleventh Amendment. Although this logic does not stem directly from a literal translation of the Eleventh Amendment, the grounds for this decision are well within the Constitutional structure that promotes the argument for a view of federalism that does not violate the common law principle that, “a sovereign may not be sued without its consent.”[23]

Gonzales v. Raich

Finally, in Gonzales v. Raich,[24] both principles of state sovereignty and of enumerated powers were ultimately tested in the court of law. At the time, California was one of nine states that legalized medical marijuana. Despite this fact, federal agents confiscated medicinal weed plants from the property of a California resident under the Compassionate Use Act.[25] Even if you don’t agree with Rehnquist’s opinion here, and as far as significance goes, this case was the one in which William Rehnquist’s no-nonsense character really made an impact on the perception of the chief justice. In Gonzales v. Raich, Rehnquist made a legend out of himself, for he was one of only three justices who were willing to stand up and defend his faithfulness and devotion for states’ rights, (even though the opinion went against the majority of the court). It is even likely that his decision in this case was highly unpopular among the majority of the people living in the United States of America at the time. The chief joined the dissenting opinion written by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, which in reality, consisted of the most basic logical principles. They rebutted the claim that Congress cannot just decide to transform the noncommercial possession of homegrown marijuana, on the basis of nothing, not in the abstract nor the law, in attempts to classify it within the same category as “interstate commerce.” Finally, the court concluded that, “Congress has the power to prohibit the local cultivation and use of marijuana under the power of the commerce clause.”[26] Justices O’Connor, Rehnquist, and Thomas made five or six valid arguments when they dissented this decision. Among them, is that the decision would allow Congress to regulate intrastate activity without audits, so long as there is some indication of a legislative pattern, and if it appears that the regulating of intrastate activity is consistent with the interstate regulatory scheme. The last argument we shall discuss is notable because it uses the substantiated basis for stare decisis.  The dissenting opinion addressed the inconsistencies that come to light when comparing this Gonzales v. Raich with Lopez.  The Court said Lopez’s regulations were not commercial and that Congress should have just said that the crime was “transfer or possession of a firearm,” thus including some commercial activity and making it constitutional. However, this was not the case. Furthermore, The Court also warned that this was clear sign of possible federal tyranny in the distant or not so distant future. The dissenters suggested that if the Court always succumbs to Congress in this way, enumerated powers may eventually lose their substance and thus render the risk of total government takeover on the national scale.

Conclusion:

Throughout America’s history, the Tenth Amendment has had an ever-changing effect on the way American citizens view their government. In contrast, it has also had a substantial effect on the way the government governs their people, and the ways they are allowed to govern their people.  Furthermore, this research paper sought to examine the nature of this transition, and dissect preceding Supreme Court cases and decisions in which the court had previously invoked the Tenth Amendment.  While there were negative connotations involved in the process, the benefits of this cultivation probably outweighed the bad things. The trust of the public is essential in effectively governing a Republic, and it would be scarce if Congress alone decided the boundaries on how to police the limits of its own power, especially because of the serious concerns held by the majority being governed. Further, the idea of “New Federalism” is not only beneficial to the order of American Constitutionalism, it creates a huge benefactor to both the people, and their government, because of the inevitable doubts that arise from the dangers of excessive control by the federal government. Thus, national powers are implicated by the specific issues that the Supreme Court’s federalism cases address. Whatever the perspective, it is generally agreeable that the Tenth Amendment coexists in our Constitution with some of the most important clauses ever enforced. These provisions are what make up the foundation of our nation’s unique constitution. Taking the position of safeguarding and reestablishing foundational principles that had been lost in history. These include the advancement of the concept of equality, the establishment of an effective line between the separation of powers, and overall, the court’s accomplishments in the narrowing of the scope by which congressional authority has the right to rule over the states.

List of Cases

  1. Gibbons v. Ogden: (1824)
  2. Hammer v. Dagenhart: (1937)
  3. National League of Cities v. Usery: 426 U.S. 833, 96 S. Ct. 2465, 49 L. Ed. 2d 245, (1976)
  4. Gregory v. Ashcroft: 501 US 452 (1991)
  5. New York v. United States: 505 U.S. 144 (1992)
  6. United States v. Lopez (1995)
  7. Seminole Tribe v. Florida (1996)
  8. Printz v. United States: 521 U.S. 898, (1997)
  9. City of Boerne v. Flores (1997)
  10. Alden v. Maine: 527 US 706 (1999)
  11. United States v. Morrison: (2000)
  12. Kimel Florida Board of Regents (2001)
  13. Gonzales v. Raich (2005)

 

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[1] Carp, Robert A., and Ronald Stidham. “Annotated Constitution.” The Federal Courts. Fifth Edition ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ, 1985. 273. Print.

[2] Gibbons v. Ogden, 22 U.S. 1 (1824)

[3] Hammer v. Dagenhart, 247 U.S. 251 (1918)

[4] See Gregory v. Ashcroft,  501 U.S. 452 (1991).

[5] 29 U.S.C. §§ 621-634 (1982 & Supp.1987).

[6] United States v. Lopez, 514 US 549 (1995).

[7] See Federalist  Papers: http://www.narlo.org/federalist.pdf. The Federalist Papers. Chicago, IL: CALI ELangdell, n.d. Web.

[8] See:  http://www.socialstudies.org/sites/default/files/publications/se/6601/660108.html

[9] United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000).

[10] City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U.S. 507 (1997).

[11] See Kimel v.Florida Board of Regent, 528 US 62 (2000).

[12]  See National League of Cities v. Usery, 426 US 833 (1976).

[13] See National League of Cities v. Usery, 426 US 833 (1976).

[14] New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992).

[15]   See cases New York v. United States & Printz v. United States (Court Rulings)

[16] Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980. In response to the complex disposal issue, Congress passed the Low Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-573), which established that each state was responsible for disposing LLRW generated within its boundaries. http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/governing-laws.html

[17] http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/printz-v-united-states

[18] Printz v. United States (95-1478), 521 U.S. 898 (1997).

[19] The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Pub.L. 103–159, 107 Stat. 1536, enacted November 30, 1993), often referred to as the Brady Act or the Brady Bill,[1][2] is an Act of the United States Congress that mandated federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States, and imposed a five-day waiting period on purchases, until the NICS system was implemented in 1998.

[20] See– Dual Sovereignty Doctrine: maxim of law which allows the double prosecution of a person by more than one state for the same crime, where both states have jurisdiction for the prosecution, and notwithstanding the double jeopardy rule.

[21] Alden v. Maine, 527 U.S. 706 (1999).

[22] Quote from the majority opinion delivered by Justice Kennedy of the Rehnquist Court in Alden v. Maine.

[23] Quote pulled from Chapter LIV. The Suability Of States. 611. A Sovereign State May Not Be Sued Without Its Consent. http://chestofbooks.com/society/law/The-Constitutional-Law-Of-The-United-States/Chapter-LIV-The-Suability-Of-States-611-A-Sovereign-State.html#ixzz4RbY18Kfb.

[24] See Gonzalez v. Raich, 2005. 545 US 1 (2005).

[25] See 410 ILCS 130/) Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.

[26] Choper, Jesse H., Richard H. Fallon, Jr., Yale Kamisar, Steven Shriffin, Michael C. Dorf, and Frederick Schauer. Constitutional Rights and Liberties: Cases, Comments, Questions. Twelfth ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001. Print.

Tis of Thee

Combination of 4 Parts:

Part 1: Foreward

Part 2: How Revolutionary Was the American Revolution?

Part 3: The insanity of the Left’s ‘build bridges not walls’ philosophy 

Part 4: Debunking Popular Propaganda

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