Illegal Alien/Undocumented Immigrant

Anyone who comes into my house by any other means than knocking on the door and being granted entry is there illegally. Look if someone is in desperate need and simply trying to survive then I am going to help because I WANT TO. Americans are among the most tolerant people in the world. Where else would you be able to break in, demand to be fed, clothed, housed and even require language accommodations? Sure, why not, ok, fine there you go, but still it’s not enough, Americans continue to be seen as intolerant. Let me break into your house and claim a right to reach into your fridge or purse, then tell me it’s not illegal.

A welcome mat is placed outside the door of America and that door is wide. All we ask is that you knock to announce your presence, and upon entry conduct yourself as a guest. Citizenship in this country is a privilege and all privileges are earned. Those who are blessed to have been born here have inherited the privilege from those who have fought and died for it. The fight is not over because privileges can also be lost if they are not protected.

This is the greatest country in the world as evidenced by the multitudes trying to get in. There is no great flock trying to get out. I honestly don’t care what label is put on immigration,  just don’t tell me that I owe you something because you made it across the border. Again, if you are hungry I’ll feed you, if you’re thirsty I’ll give you a drink, it’s what Americans do.

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Self Evident Truths

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

So self-evident are these truths that it requires no commentary.

1. All men are created equal.

2. All men are endowed by their creator with unalienable rights:

a. The right to life

b. The right to liberty

c. The right to pursue happiness

3. Governments are instituted by men to secure those rights, and the governed have the power.

4. That when a government fails to secure those rights, or it is    destructive to those rights, or asserts power against the will of the people, then the people have a right to alter or abolish it as they see fit.

This is the basis for our government, it is the reason people flocked here from all over the globe. This country was and is much sought after for the freedoms we have enjoyed. Those who wish to change that into any form of socialism is an enemy simply because all socialism takes the power out of the people’s hands. I wonder why those with socialist views don’t just move someplace where socialism is already active. Maybe it’s not necessarily what they want, maybe it’s the control. I submit to those who think that they will have a place of power should this abomination of a government ever win out, that TYRANNY has room for very few in power. Most will be brushed aside like the rest of the masses.

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Our Founding Fathers’ Honor and Respect

I don’t claim to be in any way an expert on these prized documents, I just feel that too many Americans have either not looked at them for a long time or have never seen them at all. To my shame I have also neglected to understand how amazing they really are. The men who worked on them were very careful in how they placed every word. This is evident as I examine line by line. I hope you will follow me as I revisit this amazing document.

The first sentence of the Declaration of Independence is:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

It is straightforward and unapologetic about the purpose of the document, we are breaking our political ties with you, and assuming a separate and equal station or position.  We are entitled to assume this position by natural law and by God who created it and us. It is out of respect for the opinions of mankind that we lay out our reasons.

Beyond the obvious purpose of this document, I notice that they did not use the word we, but they. They used “a people” instead of we. It leaves the impression that these men could see the potential for the document to be used in the future, sort of like a template. Maybe they knew that honor and respect among the people would create a society much sought after. That’s just my opinion, but…

MAKESENSEDONIT

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The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

— John Hancock

New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts:
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut:
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York:
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey:
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware:
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland:
Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia:
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina:
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia:
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

 

MAKESENSEDONIT


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Post a Day 2011

I am participating in post a day 2011 which is my commitment to post a blog every day throughout the entire year of 2011. I think that it will be fun as well as challenging, but there is so much to write about!

I am also anxious to see posts by others who have taken on this challenge. I have not had the time to surf the different writers yet so this is a great way to get to know everyone. Let the challenge begin!!

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M.S.D. On The Elderly (MakeSenseDonit)

I am a fairly old donit, almost 50 years old, and I have noticed many changes over the years. One thing I have been pondering for several years now is the way prescription medication is advertised on television. My first question is why it is advertised at all since it is the job of a doctor to know what medications are available and to offer them according to the need. With so many images of people happily restored to health, it’s like drug pushers have entered the home offering the latest feel good pill.

The second question I have is why would anyone voluntarily ingest this stuff after hearing the “common” side affects: dizziness, fainting, skin rashes, difficulty hearing, fatigue, depression, etc. Then “other side effects include” swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, heart attack or stroke, liver problems and death. Well alrighty then, hand one over.

My final question is why isn’t more being done to protect the elderly who are the biggest target? I have seen how respected elders once were and celebrated only second to new births. These once revered for their wisdom and knowledge, for their accomplishment of longevity, and wealth of experience are being flagged as a liability.

Endorsed by Barak Obama, the new regulations in the Affordable Care Act  include “end of life counseling” or, as Sarah Palin and other conservatives view it “death panels.”  Apparently for those who did not swallow the pill, elders will now be pummelled every year with questions about their death.

Giving the benefit of the doubt, maybe liberals really don’t see how offensive this is. Then again…

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Introducing Makesensedonit

Hi folks! I’m a donit that has always been fascinated by human beings. I like to watch people interact with each other and ponder the actions and reactions that occur. Sometimes I ask myself a question about what happened and then attempt to answer it. Often times I find humor in the interactions, or irony within a situation. There are many issues and concerns that people must deal with in private life, as well as corporate and worldwide events. I find myself imagining what I would do in a situation or how I might react.

A wise man once said about having pets in the home “If it doesn’t work, we eat it.” That is why I work here exercising my mind, because the alternative makes me shiver my sprinkles off being who I am, Makesensedonit.

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