Thank you Mr President: My brother and his family lost his health insurance

November 15, 2013 Leave a comment
Dear Mr. President,

I wanted to thank you for being the change we can all believe in. In all honesty, I did not think it was possible that you can change our republic in the way you have.

Recently, I was told this very interesting story by my sister-in-law who went to the doctor for a consultation. I think this is a story you, in particular, will enjoy. She went to the doctor’s office for a consultation, she went to the front desk, and gave her insurance card to they told her to go to the doctor’s office and wait for the doctor. She went, and waited for the doctor. After about 10 minutes of waiting, the office assistant comes in and says that her health insurance has been deactivated. Meaning, the health care she has had for the last 13 plus years was canceled without warning, without a letter and not even a phone call. However, but because it was a consultation, they would only charge her 100USD for the visit, and that the procedure they would do for her later on would only cost a mere 2,000USD. So that she wouldn’t be charged anything, she had to cancel the appointment on the spot because she nor my brother have that kind of money.

You see Mr. President, my eldest brother is helping put his son through college, and as an EMT, he is barely making ends meet. Now that your Affordable Care Act has passed and is in force, neither he nor family have health insurance. My eldest brother is one the most hard working people I have ever met. He’s never, ever asked for a handout from the government, nor has ever bent the rules to get ahead. Now, because of your health care law, you have set him back. Can you explain to me how he can get health care insurance? Can you explain to my nephew that if he gets hurt now that it will have to come out of his father’s wallet? Can you explain why to my brother’s wife now that she will not be able to see her doctor any more?

I want to tell my brother to go to healthcare.gov to sign up, but unfortunately no one can successfully sign up for the website because IT DOES NOT WORK!

Mr. President, since you have one of the best health care that a president can have, I was wondering if you are willing to put him and family on your health care plan? Are you willing to help pay for my sister-in-law’s medical expenses? Are you?

You see, we came from the ghetto, the South Bronx, and we’re one of the lucky one’s to have moved out of the ghetto to New England where my mom can give us a better life. We lived with gangs, drug addicts and drug users using in our apartment buildings, roaming the streets while we tried to go to school. Now that we are all grown up, and are working, some of us went to college, like myself, and others decided to just go into the work force.

You went on television and said very clearly and in plain english, that if we liked our health care, we can keep it. You said it many times. Now that your health care law went into effect, and millions of Americans are losing their health care, you then said that is not what you meant, to saying that what you said was inaccurate. In my world where I grew up in the ghetto, we call that being a liar. So thank you Mr. President, you really are the change we can really believe in because you have helped my brother’s family from having health care insurance to having none.

My only fear, is that your policies are doing so much harm than good for our country that I don’t think we’ll have a country left once you’re done wrecking it. Am I wrong?

DC Navy Yard Shooting: Response to HillaryClintonFor2016 on CNN.com

September 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Source: http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/16/us/dc-navy-yard-gunshots/index.html

HillaryClintonFor2016 wrote:

this is exactly why we need to stop hedging our bets and just start our campaign to outlaw all guns. We need to take the house and Senate and vote for Hillary in 2016 in order for us to stand up and loudly declare that individuals have NO REASON to own a gun. People will give you examples all day long of preventing rape and murder with their guns but statistically they do more harm than good. Just because one father was able to stop his daughter from being raped does not mean we should not look at the bigger picture of guns doing more harm than good.

This is a response to the above comment made by HillaryClintonFor2016 in the CNN.com article, “12 victims slain in Navy Yard shooting rampage; dead suspect ID’d.” For a long time, I stood on the sidelines thinking about guns and if they have any value. The truth of the matter is this, I have had four family members die because of guns that were possessed by individuals who should not have had them. However, in all instances my family or their friends never blamed the gun for the killing. They placed the blame in the right place, at the individuals who pulled the trigger.

It is rather interesting, that when a suicide bomber detonates his ordinances, the media or politicians are quick to blame the suicide bomber and his ideology but yet they never seem to come to terms and blame the ordinances that exploded and caused the damaged. However, when a shooter goes on a rampage, suddenly now, the tool that was used is to blame and not the individual who pulled the trigger. Can we say irony? Can we say hypocrisy?

Within the next few hours or days, you’re going to see people on CNN, ABC, Fox News and all the mainstream media outlets with their analysis and they’ll point the finger at the AR-15 as the culprit. You will see Piers Morgan, again, on his anti-2nd Amendment crusade to ban AR-15s and you will see the media plaster photos of the victims who died, especially of the police officer that was murdered, too. They will tell you that something needs to be done, and that we need to stop this chaos. They will plaster photos of the victims, especially the police officer, and say we need to do something because more people will die if we don’t. I agree, we need to stop the chaos, however, banning the tool is not the answer. If that is the case, then we need to ban automobiles because of the amount of people who are killed and injured as a result of vehicular homicides that occur in our republic. We also need to disband police departments because of the amount of complaints and excessive use of force.

You’re going to see Michael Bloomberg and Diane Feinstein come out of their caves and start their rhetoric about guns, and AR-15s. Remember one thing about these individuals, they have protections that we civilians do not have or can afford. They can afford to have armed escorts and body guards while we civilians do not. They want us, the American people, to rely on the government to protect us. However, when the government always steps in to protect or to help they do more harm than good. Don’t believe me? Just ask the people Louisiana how good of job they did when Katrina hit? Ask the law abiding citizens of Louisiana who were disarmed and left to fend for themselves or were arrested for having the tools to defend themselves. Ask the Branch Davidians how well they were treated by the government at Waco or Randy Weaver at Ruby Ride. Ask the people of Hurricane Sandy how well they were helped by the government. Keep in mind, this is all in recent history, and we can cover more examples but it would be futile because many will fail to see to come to terms with reality.

So therefore, what is the use of these examples if we can not come to terms with reality about our government? Our government wants us to be disarmed, just look at the unconstitutional legislations they’re attempting to pass. Of course, they’ll never say it outright because they’re too cowardly to admit such a thing because to do so would mean the cat is out of the bag we will see them for who they really are. We would see them as opportunists using a tragedy to further the agenda of disarming the American people. They would rather have the police armed to the teeth while we civilians are left to their mercy and that is a situation myself and millions of other Americans are not willing to accept.

You will be told that there is no reason to own a gun, like HillaryClinton2016 wrote, however, what this individual and the individuals that agree with this view is that we face threats in society. Dialing 911, and asking the rapist to wait while the police come is not going to deter a rapist or a carjacker. They will also tell you that only military and the police should have these types of weapons. What individuals like HillaryClinton2016 fail to understand is that we civilians face the very same threats police face, the only difference being is that civilians like myself do not have a uniform or a badge. While law enforcement can call for backup and be surrounded by their colleagues, we civilians just have 911 and whatever weapon we can get our hands on to defend ourselves with. The criminal will always find a way to circumvent the law, it is the law abiding citizen whose hands will be further constrained by laws that will restrict their right to defend themselves.

I am willing to bet that where this tragedy occurred is at a “gun free zone” where in a nutshell, only certain individuals have the privilege to carry weapons while the rest of the people are just there waiting to be slaughtered because some lunatic thought it was a good way to end his life and the lives of others who did no wrong to him. Sound familiar courtesy of Sandy Hook and other “gun free zone” tragedies? The only crime was to be there at the same time the deranged suspect was and who lost all moral human convictions.

Now what I just wrote will offend many people, and will get me condemned for being morally obtuse, and insensitive. However, I would argue to look beyond the fabric of attempting to be offended and simply look at the facts. Before the Sandy Hook shootings, I was never much concerned about the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution because I trusted the government it would always do the right thing, however, evidence now proves otherwise, the government can not be trusted to protect us. As a result of the Sandy Hook tragedy, I educated myself to understand why we have guns and why civilians like myself are allowed to have them. It is not a tool for just duck hunting or deer hunting as Andrew Cuomo would have you believe. It is not a tool to dismember, maim or kill someone. However, it is a tool to defend yourself, your family, your home and most importantly our republic. The media and politicians will say but that is the job of the military to defend the republic, to which I say no, it is not. It is the duty of every American citizen, that is what our Founding Fathers intended and anyone who says otherwise has not read their history or is ignorant of it.

To outlaw guns, or to limit what civilians can and can not do will open a pandora’s box in our republic of the likes we have never seen. Our republic will be placed into two classes, those that can and those that can not. Those that can defend themselves, and those that can not. Remember, according to the ruling by Warren v. District of Columbia police are under no obligation to protect you. So, who than must we turn to be able to defend ourselves if the police are under no obligation to protect you? To outlaw guns means to be at the mercy of the state, and history has shown us, the state has done a good job of turning on the very people that either put them in power or allowed them to rule. All we have to do is ask the people of the former Soviet Union, Armenians of Turkey, Nazi Germany, Uganda, Cambodia, China, North Korea. Better yet, let us ask the Native Americans if we can trust the government at all to do anything right. It is simply a matter of time before our government after disarming the American people that they will turn on us.

If you don’t believe me, fine, I understand. Months ago, if someone asked this very same question to me, I would have said that individual was a conspiracy theorist, paranoid, delusional or simply plain out crazy. However, all I would ask is this, look at the evidence, and don’t take my word for it. When you have looked at all the evidence ask this simple question, is it really a conspiracy theory when turns out to be true?

It is the American citizen, not the soldier . . .

It is the American citizen, not the soldier or reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier or poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier or campus organizer,
Who has given us freedom to demonstrate.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier or lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a free trial.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the American flag,
And who allows protesters to burn the American flag.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who surrenders their freedom to serve our republic so that future generations may enjoy that freedom.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who makes makes the ultimate sacrifice in defending our republic’s freedom.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who swears an oath to the Constitution of the United States to defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Whose principles are armed & guarded by the Constitution of the United States of America and the Declaration of Independence.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Whose duty is to defend the Constitution and our republic.

It was the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who wrote  the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

It was the American citizen, not the soldier,That fought for our independence, each hero, brave and bold.

It is the American citizen, not the soldier,
Who wears his uniform proud, and will surrender their life so that our country may live.

I wrote this in honor of not the soldier, but in honor of those Americans who fought and continue to fight for our freedom, from the days ’76 to the present day. You don’t have to wear a military uniform to defend our country. We have people fighting for our country all the time, and the majority of the time, they do not have a uniform. They are a simple individual whose patriotism that defines our blessed republic. Mahatma Ghandi, took on the British Empire, the most powerful nation during his time, and yet, he was not a soldier but a citizen of his country. He fought for what he believed in, freedom. Likewise, in our country, the United States, we have people fighting for our country, our freedom, all the time, they are simple mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, lawyers, doctors, factory workers, and teachers; the list goes on and on. At any given time, in times of crisis, it is the American citizen that will answer the call of our country, and of the several States that represent our glorious Union.

My intent is to not offend our soldiers, but to honor every American citizen who believes in freedom and will fight for it. To those American citizens, who gave their lives for our country, to those American citizens who are in jail fighting for justice, to those American citizens who will risk their lives and fortunes so that our republic may continue, I salute you all.

 

 

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It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer,
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protestor to burn the flag.

Then they came for me. . .

April 26, 2013 Leave a comment

After seeing what happened in Boston as a result of the false flag bombing, I couldn’t help but notice the state of our country. I am very alarmed, angry but also sad. Now, under the pretext of “keeping us safe” or “rescuing us” the militarized police can now disregard the Constitution, take us from our homes at gun point and behave like Nazis demanding our papers. I wrote the below poem as a response to what happened in Boston because it leaves open so many questions that the Massachusetts government won’t answer or even the FBI.

First they came for the gun owners in Connecticut and New York by passing laws against the 2nd Amendment, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a gun owner. I never read the Bill of Rights to the Constitution or took seriously the warnings by our Founding Fathers about tyranny or read the history of governments disarming their people under the guise of keep our children safe and general safety and what happened afterwords.

Then they came for the those who questioned the media or what the government said, and I didn’t speak out because I believed what the media or government always said was true and never bothered to think for myself or to research, think critically to see if they’re telling us the truth or a lie.

Then they came for those who questioned and stood up to the Federal government and President(who told us he is the change we can all believe in), because of their unconstitutional policies. I didn’t speak out because I took the Federal government and President at their word to honor the Constitution.

Then they came for those the government considered extremists because the extremists believed in the Constitution and demanded our elected representatives honor their oaths and obligations. I didn’t speak out because I never read the Constitution or was “too busy” to even bother to read it.

Then they came for the those who questioned why the police are now acting the like Nazis, and I didn’t speak out because I was conditioned to believe, like sheep following the sheepherder, it would never happen here, in America.

Then they came for me because I finally read the Constitution and woke up to what was happening around me, but by than now it is too late, there is no one left to speak for me!

 

Original Poem

First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.

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I am an American citizen: I am not a terrorist! — Video Version

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

I am an American citizen: I am not a terrorist!

I am an American citizen.
I believe in the ideals of our Constitution, and our Declaration of Independence.
I am not a Democrat or Republican.
I am a simple person who believes our country is dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

I am an American citizen.
I believe governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
I am not an extremist!

I am an American citizen.
I believe our Southern sister States fought for:

* the Constitution
* for freedom
* liberty as bequeathed by our Fathers to protect their homes and NOT to protect slavery
I am not a racist!

I am an American citizen.
I believe our Northern sister States who fought for the Union believed that the life of the Union was essential to the life of liberty.
That other sentiment, dear to every true American heart-Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!
I am not a tyrant!

I am an American citizen.
I believe our Northern and Southern sister States fought with valor as God gave them to see the right in their cause.
One for liberty in the union of the States, the other for liberty in the independence of the States.
I am not ashamed of either side!

I am an American citizen.
I wish for our future generations to enjoy the freedoms we inherited from our Fathers purchased by Revolutionary blood.
I believe our freedoms are worth defending, fighting and dying for just as the patriots of old and today have.
I am not a terrorist!

But. . . .

Like every one else, I don’t understand why our elected officials are not held accountable when they commit crimes and excuse their colleagues behavior.
I am fearful our elected officials have lost their way, they no longer represent the people, but themselves.
When will our countrymen wake up and correct these errors and mistakes?

Like every one else, I never took seriously the warnings by our Founding Fathers about tyranny.
I was ignorant of our history.

Like every one else, I don’t understand why our president needs 2 billion bullets and weapons.
I never thought I’d live to see the day where a president of the United States would prepare and raise an army to invade his own country.
I am not a conspiracy theorist nor am I being paranoid, especially when they openly talk about it or are exposed for doing so.

Like every one else, I never thought I would live to see the day where American troops are patrolling American cities and towns.
Maybe I am overreacting but I have to ask, are we, the American people, the enemy? Are we at war? If so, with whom, and when did Congress declare war?

Like every one else, I never thought a president of the United States would . . .
. . .condone the deaths of an American citizen with an executive order.
. . . order the deaths of an American citizen without due process of law.

I was naive.

Like every one else, I don’t understand why our elected officials think law abiding American citizens bear arms only for deer or duck hunting.
Do they not understand or remember the history of our country? Are they so ignorant?
I am not a duck or deer hunter but will use a firearm to defend my freedom and yours.

Like every one else, I am confused. Why is Piers Morgan on a crusade to terminate our rights protected by our Constitution?
Does he not remember what started our War for Independence against his country? It was gun confiscation!
Does Piers not remember that part in history of what happened when tyrannical governments disarmed the populace?

Like every one else, I never thought our government or press would. . .
. . .deem us mentally unfit because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our liberties, property and family.
. . .would deem us extremists because we question our government’s abuse of authority and are political dissenters.
Why can’t I defend my liberties, property and family or question our government?

I thought it was our obligation and right to question our government and president, am I wrong?
Like every one else, I never thought our government would deem us felons because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our lives with a 30 round magazine.
What crime did I commit?
I am confused, isn’t the role of government to secure, defend our liberties and not take them?

I Am An American, I Am Not A Terrorist
Like every one else, I never thought our government would . . .
. . . .deem us terrorists because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend the sovereignty of our State.
. . . deem us terrorists because we hold our liberties and rights be sacred and are non-negotiable.
I am not a gun fanatic or lunatic nor do I wish to overthrow the Constitution but to protect it against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Like every one else,
I thought the role of government and jobs of our elected officials are to secure, defend and protect our liberties.
Why do people like Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo and Diane Feinstein use tragedies as an excuse to take our rights away?
Have they forgotten the oaths they have taken to defend, and protect the Constitution of the United States of America?

Now. . .

My eyes are open,
Our country is being taken from us,
I want my country back!

I look for inspiration and guidance,
I read of the days of old, when t’was the days of ’76
Where free men, young and old,
They fought and died for our freedom, our independence,
Each hero American than: brave and bold.

With the noble Stars and Stripes,
Our patriot ancestors, in triumph they appeared,
In what was called the shot heard ’round the world.
In the darkest of times, today, we call upon the memories of our patriot ancestors;
We seek their guidance as they understood their duties to be in the spirit of ’76;

To fulfill that promise 7 score and 10 years ago:
That government of the people, for the people and by the people with her Constitution shall not perish from this Earth.

I am an citizen American who loves the Constitution, our flag and our republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States;
Like the patriots of old believed our country to be;

I am an American citizen: I AM NOT TERRORIST!

By Cycloneous

Credits

Quotes, text, speeches and movie lines referenced:

Declaration of Independence, 1776

Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln, 1863

Liberty and Union Speech, Daniel Webster, 1830

American Creed, William Tyler Page, adopted 1918

John B. Gordon, CSA, Reminisces of the Civil War, Causes of the Civil War, 1903

Robert E. Lee, CSA, Gods and Generals, refusing Union command, 2003

Google images search terms:

American bald eagle, betsy ross flag, dhs bullets, soldiers american soil, daniel webster, andrew cuomo, diane feinstein, spirit of 76, gun control, american revolution, drones, executive orders
obama, ignorance, confederate and union soldier, confederate flag, robert e lee, declaration of independence, constitution, no democrat no republican, U.S. Seal, tyranny, michael bloomberg

Software Used:

OpenShot for Debian
OpenOffice
GIMP

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I am an American, I am not a terrorist – Original

March 7, 2013 Leave a comment

I am. . .

I am an American citizen,
I believe in the ideals of our Constitution, and Declaration of Independence,
I am not a Democrat or Republican,
I am a simple person who believes our country is dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.[1]

I am an American citizen,
I believe governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,[2]
I am not an extremist.

I am an American citizen,
I believe our Southern sister States fought for the Constitution as bequeathed by our Fathers, to protect their homes and not to protect slavery,
I am not a racist!

I am an American citizen,
I believe our Northern sister States who fought for the Union believed that the life of the Union was essential to the life of liberty,[7]
I am not a tyrant.

I am an American citizen,
I believe our Northern and Southern sister States fought with valor as God gave them to see the right in their cause,
One for liberty in the union of the States, the other for liberty in the independence of the States,[7]
I am not ashamed.

I am an American citizen,
I wish for our future generations to enjoy the freedoms we inherited from our Fathers purchased by Revolutionary blood,
I believe our freedoms are worth fighting and dying for just as the patriots of old have,
I am not a terrorist.

But. . . .

Like every one else,
I didn’t understand why our elected officials are not held accountable when they commit crimes and excuse their behavior,
I am fearful our elected officials have lost their way, they no longer represent the people, but themselves.

Like every one else,
I never took serious the warnings by our Founding Fathers about tyranny,
I was ignorant of our history.

Like every one else,
I don’t understand why our president needs 2 billion bullets and weapons,
I never thought I’d live to see the day where a president of the United States would raise an army to invade his own country,[3]
I am not a conspiracy theorist.

Like every one else,
I never thought I would live to see the day where American troops are patrolling American cities and towns,
I am not over reacting but are we at war?

Like every one else,
I never thought the president of the United States would condone the deaths of American citizens with an executive order,
I never thought the president of the United States would order the deaths of American citizens without due process of law,
I was naive.

Like every one else,
I don’t understand why our elected officials think law abiding Americans bear arms only for deer or duck hunting,
I am not a duck or deer hunter but will use a firearm defend my freedom.

Like every one else,
I never thought our government would deem us extremists because we exercise our right to bear arms to defend our liberties,
I am confused, isn’t the role of government to defend our liberties and not take them?

Like every one else,
I never thought our government would deem us mentally unfit because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our property,
Why can’t I defend my property?

Like every one else,
I never thought our government would deem us criminals because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our families,
What is wrong with defending my family?

Like every one else,
I never thought our government would deem us felons because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our lives,
What crime did I commit?

Like every one else,
I never thought our government would deem us terrorists because we want to exercise our right to bear arms to defend our State’s sovereignty,
I am not a gun fanatic.

Like every one else,
I thought the role of government and jobs of our elected officials are to secure, defend and protect our rights,
Why do people like Andrew Cuomo and Diane Feinstein use tragedies to take them away?

Now. . .

My eyes are open,
Our country is being taken from us,
I want my country back!

I look for inspiration and guidance,
I read of the days of old, when t’was the days of ’76[4]
Where free men, young and old,
They fought and died for our freedom, our independence,
Each than American: brave and bold.

With the noble Stars and Stripes,[4]
Our patriot ancestors in triumph they appeared,
In what was called the shot heard ’round the world.

In the darkest of times, today, we call upon the memories our patriot ancestors,
We seek their guidance as they understood their duties to be in the spirit ’76,
To fulfill that promise 7 score and 10 years ago,
That government of the people, for the people and by the people with her Constitution shall not perish from this Earth.[5]

I am American who loves the Constitution, our flag and our republic like the patriots of old,
Please understand: I am not a terrorist.

Copyright 2013, by Cycloneous

[1] Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson / Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln

[2] Declaration of Independence

[3] Gods and Generals, General Robert E. Lee

[4] New York Volunteer, Bobby Horton, Homespun songs of the Union Army

[5] Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln

[6] Inscription on the monument to the dead of the Confederate States Army, Arlington National  Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

[7] Reminisces of the Civil War, John B. Gordon

Christopher Dorner Commentary

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

In viewing the tragedies unfold in California regarding the murders of people as a result of the Chris Dorner fiasco, one can not stay silent and refuse to have thoughts on this matter. It is rather altogether fitting that the opinion of this blogger, that I shall attempt to be impartial with the matter at hand, and hope that who ever reads these words would hopefully agree to the same.

I have never been a fan of police authority, and I do agree, they are a necessary evil in our society because we need our laws to be enforced, and we, the citizenry, require certain protections from individuals who attempt to circumvent our right to be free from harm. I would also presuppose that the police are in essence good, because they are representative of their respective communities, state and Constitution of whom they swore to protect, and to uphold. However, unfortunately, we are put in a position, as we are now, where the police, the very individuals who swore an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, have swayed from their duties as they were trained to do, and are now usurping their authority that they are privileged to have.

In the case of the Los Angeles Police Department, we had an individual who served our country, and than served his community by becoming a law enforcement officer. Christopher Dorner, during his tenure, saw things that did not like because of the culture that is infamous within the Los Angeles Police Department. He alleges blatant racism because of the color of his skin, and he also noted abuse of authority by his fellow officers. As a result, he reported his experience to his superiors and to his knowledge, nothing was done, and his tenure as an law enforcement officer came to an end because he broke an unwritten rule, a code to remain silent. He appealed his termination, and to his knowledge, nothing was done, and as a result, feeling backed into a corner, he chose what he believed to be his last resort, the use of force.

It is alleged that Chris Dorner killed Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence, and Michael Crain because he believed them to be part of them problem as perceived by Dorner. His grievances against the Los Angeles Police Department lost any form legitimacy as a result of him attempting to air them. It is rather repugnant, and despicable of any one to claim to have grievances and yet to use deadly force to kill others who are not part of the problem, or use any form of deadly force at all. It is my opinion, that there are many avenues available to Chris Dorner or any one for that matter to air their grievances. Dorner was free to go on YouTube and make a video, he was free to go to the media, he was free to make a blog and point out his grievances, he was free to protest on the steps of the Sacramento capitol building, he was free to use different forms of exercising his freedom of speech. It was his right to do so no matter how popular or unpopular his speech may be perceived.

In Chris Dorner’s manifesto, he quoted Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of our republic, and author of the Declaration of Independence, he quoted the following, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” This quote from Thomas Jefferson is undoubtedly true, and yet it is one of the many quotes from our Founding Fathers that has created the most noise because of the extremism it presents to which I support because of my views on the constructions and interpretations of our republican Constitution. Blood was spilled, but blood was spilled by individuals who had nothing to do with Chris Dorner’s grievances, and it saddens me that as our irresponsible press covers this story of Chris Dorner, they are twisting the facts by down playing the deaths of Monica Quan, Keith Lawrence and Michael Crain. It is rather all fitting that this is the quality of the press we have in our country to a truly abhorrent degree.

Even more so, their are public portions of the public who see Dorner’s crusade as a holy war, or some form of jihad to show the LAPD who is in charge and what can happen one of them goes against the very establishment that he was a part of. It is an abhorrent idea, that as a society we have come to condone this form of behavior. Simply put, people were killed by Dorner allegedly and now those individuals do not get to see the light of day again.

The question remains, did Dorner have legitimate grievances, and for some what I will say will be difficult for some to understand and comprehend but I think it must be said. It is possible that Dorner’s grievances were potentially legitimate. It is potentially possible the system failed in protecting not just Dorner but the individuals in which the LAPD were sworn to protect. All we have to do is look at the incidents that helped bring to light what was happening in the organization called the Los Angeles Police Department such as Rodney King.

Where I believe Dorner failed is the moment he began allegedly killing individuals and making his threats. This, I believe, made his grievances null and void and made him a killer and not the hero that some are making him out to be. Liberals and conservatives alike will look into this tragedy and promote their agendas, in the end the ones that suffer are the people who were shot at, the families of the individuals that were killed and most importantly the trust of the Los Angeles Police Department and peripheral authorities involved.

Last but not least, I take extreme prejudice with the LAPD for nearly killing three individuals who, by the grace of G-d, were not killed because of the actions the officers who shot at their vehicles without investigating thoroughly to assess whether Dorner was in the vehicles in question. It is my belief, too, that Dorner knew something, and as a result, this was their way of attempting to silence him or to simply eliminate a threat because of the alleged killings of the three individuals prior.

I would also say, that all parties are at fault for allowing this to progress to the point it has. No one can make the argument that all methods of having this matter resolved peacefully were exhausted. In the case of the LAPD, they were negligent in their duties, and in Dorner’s case, he was extremely misguided on what he believed his last course of action to get his point across. Simply put, everything and every one failed, from the judicial system to the Dorner himself. I would make the argument, if you feel slighted, than you are free to make a blog, you are free to make a video, you are free to protest on the stairs of the capitol building in Sacramento, you’re to voice your opinions peacefully because our Constitution protects and guarantees that right. However, what you are not free to do, whether you are the LAPD or Dorner is to put in danger the lives of innocent civilians.

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