Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vote Doc Medina 2012

Allow me to state the obvious- I am not running for President. The following is simply a list of things that I would do as president. They are things I would like to see done by the next President of the United States. I am sure there are problems with the things I suggest here, but, hey - This is MY list ! Where is yours!?

Through Executive Order on Day One:

Order the U.S. Treasury to print and issue real Dollars which will replace The Federal Reserve Notes we use now.

Immediately use available police/troops to raid all Federal Reserve branches in the nation. Detain, Audit, Investigate.

Abolish the I.R.S. and Income Tax - Replace with a10% Flat Tax for everyone including corporations. It's enough for the church it should be enough for government.

CUT MY OWN SALARY and the salary of everyone in Washington TO MATCH THE ANNUAL INCOME OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. The better the average American gets paid the better Washington does as well.

Reinstate The Glass-Steagal Act and The Uptick Rule.

Cease all lobbying until stringent ethical laws regulating lobbying can be enforced.

Stop all foreign aid. The world needs to put on their big boy pants and stop sucking us dry.

Bring the troops home as fast and safely as we can. I'm talking about having everyone home in two months at the most.

Get rid of the Trilateral Commission and The Council for Foreign Relations. Kick the United Nations out of the U.S.

Adopt the following Foreign Policy with a televised message to the world:
Don't mess with the USA. We are America. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

Give companies who create jobs in the U.S. tax breaks and tax those who ship jobs overseas.

Finish the damn fence on the Mexican border.

Cut the size of bloated government agencies. Not by firing personnel, but, by attrition. Meaning- a hiring freeze and allowing personnel to retire when their time comes.

Start a new Space Race and a Clean Energy Race; Not with another country but amongst private American companies.

Tax Rebates for every American to purchase firearms.

Remind the American people that Government is not a group of "Officials" holding power over them. Instead Government is a collection of Public Servants. Government's job is not to tell the people what they can and can't do, it is the peoples job to tell the government what to do.

Being that these Executive Orders would most likely get me killed- My last Executive Order on Day One would read as follows:
In case of my demise, all Day One Executive Orders will stand till the scheduled end of my presidential term. Anyone, attempting to do away with The Day One Executive Orders, before that time, shall be tried for treason to the Republic, its people, and Liberty.

That's the first day folks. After that my mission would be to get Government out of the way of the American people so that they may make the nation great again.

Monday, October 17, 2011

#OccupyPhoenix - MIC CHECK

I arrived at Cesar Chavez Plaza, downtown Phoenix, the morning of October 15th an hour before the Occupy Phoenix event began. Occupy Phoenix was scheduled to begin at noon, but, the plaza was being “occupied” by other groups that morning. There were several groups of people, intolerant to any views that were not their own, handing out pamphlets and holding signs. Amongst the various groups, with professionally made signs, I identified – The AFL CIO, The National Socialist Party, and several local unions. Arriving early to witness this other event gave me a clear understanding of what had happened to the Occupy movement across the nation. The Occupy movement, or 99%, is a leaderless movement in which everyone in attendance can lead as long as a consensus is reached in the general assembly. These other groups attempt to inject their ideals into an open minded movement, an action that proved to be an “epic fail” at Occupy Phoenix.

At noon the real Occupy Phoenix crowd arrived. There were people of all ages and backgrounds, children, seniors, veterans, school teachers, college students, former Republicans, former Democrats, and disenfranchised Tea Party people. The crowds were energetic, polite and friendly. Many of the people seemed relieved to see that many other attendees had similar feelings about the corruption affecting government and the economy of this nation. People chatted, shook hands, and admired each other’s clever signs. Walking amongst the crowd were volunteer medics and volunteer water carriers whom were welcomed by all in the hundred degree weather of Phoenix. The organizers set up speakers on the steps of Phoenix City Hall which is adjacent Cesar Chavez Plaza. After a few welcoming words and safety tips the general assembly got underway.

The first speaker expressed solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement, explained how things would be done through consensus, and that every individual in attendance had a voice which should at the very least be respected by all. Then the microphone was offered to anyone who would speak. The topics included: the struggles of individuals, the importance of the U.S. Constitution, veterans against wars, corruption in government, loss of individual freedoms, reinstating the Glass–Steagall Act, ending the Federal Reserve, and 9/11 investigations. There were many other speakers all heard, respected, and repeated by the audience so that everyone in the plaza could hear the message. After a couple hours of this the unions and Nazis realized they had no chance of taking the movement over and had just about cleared out.

In an attempt to comply with the City of Phoenix’s laws the Occupation was moved to Margaret T. Hance Park at about 5pm. One side of the park was hosting Oktoberfest, with very little police presence, which was the side of the park I arrived at. Arriving on the wrong side of the park afforded me the opportunity to see the massive buildup of police force for the “99%”. While walking towards the side of the park where the assembly was being held I talked to some police officers in the area. The officers seemed annoyed that they had to cover this event instead of enjoying their day off, one officer said “We’d rather be at home, Oktoberfest, or that Irish wedding over –there.” There was a double perimeter of police present for an event that was peaceful, relatively quiet, and being held in a public park which would not close for six more hours. Tactically speaking the assembly had setup in the kill zone of an ambush, although nobody there was in that mind frame.

Word had reached the assembly that the Phoenix City Manager and the Mayor ordered everyone still present, at midnight, to be arrested. At sunset everyone sang the national anthem with pride in their eyes and freedom in their heart. The assembly spent the rest of the evening discussing the possibility of arrest. They expressed concern for the safety of children, seniors, and the handicapped present. Police began to stage more units a few blocks away and a mobile command center staged at the park. The occupation had decreased in size after the vent was moved to the park and it did not seem they would have the massive numbers of people required to keep police from arresting everyone. A call for more people was placed and dozens showed up. Tents were set up and everyone agreed to non violent contact with police should they be arrested. The night ended with over forty Americans pepper sprayed and arrested (for their safety) while they chanted “We are non-violent. We love you. We love you.”

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Machiavelli v. Madison (Just for fun)

The contrast between Niccolo Machiavelli and James Madison stems from their perception of the people to be governed. During the renaissance Machiavelli lived in a time of kings and princes, when the people were subjects to a ruler. At the time of the American Revolution, Madison believed all men to be equals. Anyone enjoying freedoms and rights should prefer Madison’s view of limited government and equal rights.

During the renaissance the people were seen as subjects to be ruled over according to their true nature. This true nature was believed to be a lesser existence not worthy of making decisions let alone ruling themselves. This concept is exemplified by the following popular excerpt from Machiavelli’s The Prince:

It is much safer to be feared than loved, if one has to lack one of the two. For one can say this generally of men: that they are ungrateful, fickle, pretenders and dissemblers, evaders of danger, eager for gain. While you do them good, they are yours, offering you their blood, property, lives, and children ... when the need for them is far away; but,
when it is close to you, they revolt. The Prince Ch12

With such a perception of people; Machiavelli would more than likely argue that the state must maximize their exercise of power and even have the right to spy on its people, for the peoples own good of course.

At the time of the American Revolution a new concept of sovereignty had emerged. The people were all equals and had rights given to them by God. The people were now fit to govern themselves. The power of the state was delegated by the people. James Madison was aware that the state may try and abuse its power and attempted to preempt this by writing the Bill of Rights. Madison would not have been a supporter of the state spying on its people as can be gathered from the fourth amendment:

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

To limit the power of the government, Madison also tried to list every right of the people. Being that the rights were too many to list; he gave us the ninth amendment:

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This amendment gives the people many rights in a short sentence. Just because certain rights are not listed in the bill of rights, it does not mean those rights do not exist.

In a contrast of Machiavelli v. Madison, to a free people whom enjoy ultimate liberty, Madison’s approach to government is the better choice. Machiavelli’s views of the people may have made kings better rulers upon their subjects at the time. Yet, who would rather be ruled upon than rule

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Two Headed Hydra Vs. The Grass Roots Movements

Occupy Wall Street has been marginalized by the "conservative" talking heads. Protesters have been labeled as communists, hippies, liberals, etc. This will completely be further perpetuated by people like Michael Moore and Van Jones coming out in support of the movement. What the majority of the American people fail to realize is: Much like the Tea Party which was coopted by the neocon GOP; Occupy Wall Street IS A GRASS-ROOTS MOVEMENT! Occupy Wall Street protests "Banker Greed" the same bankers that engineered the financial crisis facing our nation. Furthermore, both of the above-mentioned movements have a common target. The "enemy" in question being the private banking cartel which has hijacked our republic, The Federal Reserve.

I will attempt to explain the problem in very simple terms. Wall Street (mostly Federal Reserve ran) created derivatives, which they knew to be extremely risky, in order to maximize their profits. After getting credit rating agencies to give these garbage investments great ratings they sold them to the American people. While the investments were profitable they made a lot of money. The minute the investments went bad, The Federal Reserve (bankers) made the U.S. government pay for their losses with tax payer money! These were the bailouts you might have read about. In turn the government will raise taxes and implement austerity measures (cut benefits) to make up for the bailouts paid to the bankers. This is what I'm calling a two headed hydra attacking the American way of life. This would be like someone gambling who keeps all the winnings and when they lose they reach into your wallet to cover the loses!!!

The Tea Party protested the bailouts before being coopted by republicans into being their voting machine for any candidate the GOP wanted to package as "conservative". The talking "conservative" heads have marginalized the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the "liberal" establishment is now taking over the movement to advance their agenda. The two party system is dividing two grassroots movements with a common "enemy".

Each party being one of the heads of the same monster attacking the American people. By dividing the american people this private cartel of bankers, know as The Federal Reserve, maintains control of the very people it preys on. They've hijacked our government and will feed upon this nation until there is nothing left. When that day comes it maybe to late for the American people to unite. This is why it is of the utmost importance that anyone reading this educate others on this matter.

The military fosters a sense of unity amongst its members in order to accomplish its missions. Troops of very different walks of life are able to set aside their differences to accomplish their goals. If service members fought amongst each other during missions over their beliefs the enemy would prevail everytime. Another commonly seen attribute in a successful unit is that its members often place the mission ahead of themselves, selfless service. To anyone reading this, I ask you to please place your partisan beliefs aside and realize that in order to save our nation from attack we will all have to work together. We cannot continue to allow the establishment to take over grass-roots movements of the people by the people.