Month: February 2014
When two or three are gathered in true patriotic unity, even State House Legislators listen. Women matter and it’s time for America to benefit from, not repress, female power. Truth is, women of any color are more in danger of being beaten, raped or murdered by someone they know in the military, neighborhood and living rooms during a Super Bowl game.
However, when two or three are gathered in union for equal opportunity for all regardless of gender, even the Virginia General Assembly, if only behind closed Privileges and Elections committee doors, recognizes Attention Must Be Paid.
On Thursday February 20, I interviewed Patrick MacDonnell and Thomas Bunting, Legislators of Tomorrow, thirteen instrumental in getting HB-206 (for University/College Student awareness of Mental Health Services) passed in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Two days prior, it was Andrea Miller, a most active advocate for the Constitutional equality of all Americans, serving as Deputy Field Director for PDA and Co-State Coordinator for PDA Virginia, and since 2008, a leader with the ERA Three State Strategy for both Virginia and the nation.
Virginia Delegate Mark Cole (804) 698-1088 (Chair of Privileges and Elections Committee, empowered to call up or down vote with no discussion at the committee level) believes it’s illegal for Va GA to vote for constitutional equality for women, even after the Virginia Senate did.
To educate non-attorney Cole and honor our Mothers’ sacrifices, nudge Virginia’s House Speaker, William Howell (804) 698-1028 in an equality for all legislative direction.
We must educate ourselves about those, once elected, who vote against us. Surveys suggest an estimated 25% of misinformed Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, though the opposite is true. Millions believe the earth was created in the same space of time as six of our twenty-four hour days, but not all fossils are found in Congress.
On Friday February 21st, many informed voters stood their ground for equality and by their numbers, educated Virginia Legislators to keep the ERA alive, at least for now.
Most Americans regardless of gender, age or political party believe, in The Land of the Free women are equal to men, and enjoy all the benefits in pay, medical treatment and personal choices, that men are guaranteed in the United States Constitution – but three Supreme Court Justices, say no penis, no way little girl, not for you, nor your grandmother’s sisters.
Whether mental depression or economic recession, failing to recognize our reflection in propped up regimes, domestic & foreign, we’re blinded to the imperialism of a denied minimum wage and the equality of justice and opportunity guaranteed all, except women.
37% of Americans believe melting polar glaziers and extreme shifts in weather disprove climate change and most believe Jim Crow is a thing in our black and white TV past, but thirty Governors and State Legislations are imposing fifty-five new voting restrictions on those who are most likely to vote for change and equality, including for our constitutionally unprotected citizens: women.
Let’s get the low down on the House of Cards being dealt by Governors at the bottom of the deck: Ohio cutting early voting days; LGBT awaiting service from Arizona Brewer; North Carolina Pat McCrory swimming in coal pool, while West Virginia says, drink water at your own risk and no Kansas Medicaid expansion.
When two or three are gathered behind closed doors, maybe powerful men ruled by Koch, make war on SJ78, failing to understand basic premise: equality for women equals Justice for All.
From creation to 2014 Valentine’s Day, how do we love the Thee of you and me? Is it recognizing our contribution to our fate; the metal in warm Sochi ski medals; defeat by feet of East Coast snow; lack of immediate solutions or inability against latest pollutions?
From conquering red skins to red coats, how now do we conquer ourselves? By judicial review stocking the new private stockades, owned by those who banked on bank stocks, stocking up with stock option trades? Are we victorious with a Gettysburg Address or continuing us against them, when long lines fail to prevail, closing election polling places for the majority of the minorities?
From forgiveness of Valentine lovers to celestial guidance and unresponsive government, how do we stand our ground so merged in herds by Comcast, Time Warner, Media Corporatism and Cruz style politics?
Lacking belief in the standards in poor’s, is 1% mental madness desperately marketing black and brown into ravenous customers, while denying them the vote for their success? How do we choose between being snowed in by snow job or venturing onto the meadow, only to be snuffed out at the ballot box?
From a hand up, to the blessings of an equal opportunity to gain, who then, for the stacked deck we’re dealt, can we blame? Smoked windows of granite buildings, extended limos, gated communities or puppeteers of smoke screen shame?
Can we take equality by taking stock of the gifts we’ve already got, or do we need more sunshine on the possibilities of purpose driven humankind? Rediscovering golden rules on roads so less travelled they’re overgrown with our forgotten promise, shall we greedily grab the first bite or recapture the magic of a one for all, all for one, good fight?
From hope to miracles, we unblock virtual and material bridges, and manufacture best, when equalizing foundations for full economic opportunity, if we honesty employ, and raise minimum wage with true political diversity.
From the power from which all sons and daughters come, is it not still true, to those that much is given, much is expected? To each his own, but all are given talents at birth, pre-selected — some ten, some five, but at least one, in all invested.
Now what are we to do with what we can do? Pulling together or pushing apart, the sun will melt the snow if not the heart, but only free will in national combo, can propel us into today, before another inequitable tomorrow.
From what’s been forgotten to what we’ve learned, is it Forgiveness from the 99%, Guidance from higher mental States, Helping taxes from 1%, Blessings from unity, Gifts from giving, Miracles for those grasping opportunities in changing, Health from chemical free water and food without pesticides and pharmaceuticals and Money, not love transformed into evil, but proof of life’s greatest achievement: a playing field that’s level.
Shall we use our given talents to give back for humanity’s common good or relive days of, let them eat leftover scraps from board room tables, renewing equation of women as chattel and minorities, property, whenever able?
From such suits of mass destruction, can we defend a modicum of distinction, or emulating, as requested, the super wealthy, shall we too declare independence for ourselves by enslaving those whose daily labors, build 99% of 1% dreams in Wall Street cells?
Can we not at least agree, in Happy Valentine decree, the world will be a lonely hearts club for all, when oil slicks witness the last tree fall. Leaving no safe fish nor fowl, clean water or Middle Class worker bees to deal — money alas, is no substitute for a meal.