Florida Is Recognizing Disabilities Are Not Only Physical

Florida CRC (Constitutional Revision Commission) will be voting on the proposal for state rights for any disability, not only physical. The word “physical” is struck through.

Click on this link to see the whole proposal (1 page):

DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Basic rights; Section 2 of Article I of the State Constitution to provide that a person may not be deprived of any right because of any disability.
FLCRC.GOV
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Florida’s CRC (Constitutional Revision Commission) – Rights of Privacy

The following has been copied from an email I received from Florida ACLU.  So glad I received it.  It’s important to be aware of what our states are doing regarding our guaranteed rights.  It could be they are not “guaranteed” anymore.

Let us be aware!!

Our privacy rights are at stake.

On Thurs., Feb. 1, the Judicial Committee of the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) is expected to vote on Proposal 22, a dangerous proposal that will eliminate important privacy protections from Florida’s Constitution.

What is the CRC?
Every 20 years, a commission is appointed to examine the Florida Constitution, hold public hearings, and recommend changes to the Florida Constitution that will appear on the ballot. Based on many of the proposals that are being considered, there are several that would be devastating to our existing constitutional protections.

Tell the CRC to reject Proposal 22.

What is Proposal 22?
This proposal abolishes Florida’s constitutional privacy protections, except for those relating to informational privacy. Florida’s Constitution provides greater protections against government overreach than the federal Constitution. It protects us from government surveillance, and government intrusion in personal areas such as marriage, intimate sexual relations, reproductive and personal medical decisions, parenting decisions, such as the right to home school or provide alternative forms of education to children, and more. If proposal 22 is adopted, these protections will disappear.

If we can stop the Judicial Committee from passing Proposal 22, this threat to our right to privacy won’t be put on the ballot.

Tell the CRC to protect our privacy and reject proposal 22!

My Impressions of Doug Jones’ Win In Alabama

 

Doug Jones got the seat;

Roy was the one he beat.

Voters wanted none of Moore;

He didn’t make the coveted score.

The GOP has a machine;

They don’t cry and scream,

They accept voters’ decision;

Won with great precision.

But Moore, the cry baby,

No concede, not a maybe.

Accept your defeat, poor Roy;

You should be a good boy.

A win for our democracy,

Keep strong, guys; we’ll see.

We will look to the sky

And reach goals so high.

We’ll shout and scream with victory,

Due to the strength of you and me.

 

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The Authoritarian Playbook

Great video.  A must view.

Points out precisely the danger we are in. Don’t remain in blissful ignorance, people. He has the ignorant in his pocket.  They are a minority in our country.  They believe his every word, and they watch FOX NEWS AND FRIENDS. This channel is a spokesperson and “state-sponsored” news media that spews distortion of the truth or makes up its own “truth.”  They shout out their message to make sure they are heard.  They do not speak quietly.  Their purpose is to preach the views of the person occupying the White House.

If truth is spoken, quiet voices are all that is needed for emphasis.  All the authoritarians and dictators in the world have used shouting to get their message across.  They shout with anger and bully their listeners to come over and embrace their views and dictates.

Military force is usually used.  Did you know that the person living in the White House, has instructed that surplus military weaponry be distributed to the state and local police departments?  This includes vehicles and other equipment.

Don’t be mistaken, folks, tRump is slowly, but surely decimating our democracy and using divisive methods, creating a vacuum which will allow him and his cohorts to swoop in and take over our country.  Rule of law and rights guaranteed by our Constitution have  been distorted and/or dismissed, to please the ultra-right and a certain religious minority.

Don’t let him win. Keep up the #resistance. Keep calling the elected officials who are not representing us; they are representing their own interests and making backroom deals for their monetary benefit – not ours.

The opinions stated above are my own.

 

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I Am Getting To Feel Weary and Vulnerable, But I Know I Have To Keep Strong

I am weary and stressed and I falter in my strength to fight back. They are throwing so much at us and so quickly, that it is difficult to maintain the level of resistance as I had in the beginning of this devastation.

They are jack-hammering at the foundation of our very existence. We are feeling the vulnerability and helplessness that they, in their evil wisdom, knew would come.

Can we last – can our democracy last – until the midterms next year? Or will the damage be so great that it will be too difficult to repair?

Do we see a civil war in our future? tRump is allowing all police departments to buy surplus military weapons so that he can control any uprising. He will not hesitate to have them shoot down all unrest.

I fear we are in the throes of a dictatorship in our near future. How can we wake up those, who are in their blissful ignorance?

I have been following all the political garbage – Republican garbage – since before the election; hence, no time or strength to post on my blog since many, many months ago.

I’ve missed many of my followers’ postings; although I look in at your blog postings occasionally, listed on my email inbox.

I’m in the sunset of my life, and to think that our beautiful democracy is fading and falling into a dictatorship/oligarchy, is devastating.  I know there are many out there in the blogosphere, who disagree with me, but I also know there are many who do.

 

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Closing Thought–14Sep17

In Saner Thought

It is just fun watching the reactions to the world has to anything North Korea does……you really have NO idea how many plans are out there to deal with the ego of Li’l Kim…..

South Korea has come up with a plan that could eliminate the use of nukes by anybody…..

South Korea has taken the unusual step of publicly speaking about plans to assassinate Kim Jong Un and other North Korean leaders in the event of conflict. After North Korea’s latest nuclear test, South Korean Defense Minister Song Young Moo told lawmakers that he was speeding up the creation of a “decapitation unit” capable of crossing the border for nighttime missions against North Korean facilities and its “wartime command,” the New York Times reports. Officials say the special forces unit, which will apparently be comprised of members of the “Spartan 3000” unit, will be capable of striking anywhere…

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There Are No Words

Rusty at 12 weeks old, just a few days after he arrived in our home.

 

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Great Company

Patches decided to join me at my desk. She’s always a welcome treat!

 

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States That Legalized Marijuana May Have A Big Problem

So far, there are 27 states that have legalized recreational and /or medical marijuana.

 

This post is taken from Marijuana Policy Project:

I’ve [Rob Kampia] received news that Congressman Dana Rohrabacher’s (R-CA) amendment to the omnibus-spending bill — which has prevented the Justice Department from interfering with state medical marijuana laws since December 2014 — is now in serious danger.
Some of our allies got excited when House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) told Rep. Rohrabacher that renewing his amendment was “important.”
They got excited when a bad Republican subcommittee chair told a good Republican that Rohrabacher’s amendment would definitely see a vote on the House floor, as long as the good Republican agreed not to raise the amendment in committee. (He agreed.)
MPP never trusted these Republicans. We’ve been sounding alarm bells about this for months, and it turns out we’ve been right the whole time.
I’ve just learned that a different, bad Republican chair has informed a good Republican that Rohrabacher’s amendment isn’t guaranteed to see a vote. (Without a vote, it won’t pass.)
In my professional opinion, this means we’re screwed in the House.
Our only hope is to convince the joint House/Senate committee to choose the Senate version of the spending bill, which includes a medical marijuana amendment that was recently inserted by our friend, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).
If Congress chooses the House version, Attorney General Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will have the power to raid medical marijuana businesses and arrest patients in the 29 medical marijuana states starting on October 1.
Signed:
Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.
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Sabotaging America For Fun And Profit

Sabotaging America For Fun And Profit – http://wp.me/p1LcUS-cv