‘WE ARE BETTER THAN OUR POLITICS’ ~ James Mattis on “In Union There Is Strength”

“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens — much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside. Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children. We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.’ We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis — confident that we are better than our politics.”

~James N. Mattis

-Retired United States Marine Corps General & Former United States Secretary of Defense

When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens — much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.

We must reject any thinking of our cities as a “battlespace” that our uniformed military is called upon to “dominate.” At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors. Militarizing our response, as we witnessed in Washington, D.C., sets up a conflict — a false conflict — between the military and civilian society. It erodes the moral ground that ensures a trusted bond between men and women in uniform and the society they are sworn to protect, and of which they themselves are a part. Keeping public order rests with civilian state and local leaders who best understand their communities and are answerable to them.

Instructions given by the military departments to our troops before the Normandy invasion reminded soldiers that the Nazi slogan for destroying us…was ‘Divide and Conquer.’ Our American answer is ‘In Union there is Strength.’ We must summon that unity to surmount this crisis — confident that we are better than our politics.

Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people — does not even pretend to try. Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.

We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution. At the same time, we must remember Lincoln’s “better angels,” and listen to them, as we work to unite.

Only by adopting a new path — which means, in truth, returning to the original path of our founding ideals — will we again be a country admired and respected at home and abroad.

 

~via In Union There Is Strength

A MOMENT OF INSPIRATION ~ Stevie Nicks: “Ring of Angels”

I have a really good friend who whenever I leave, she says, ‘ring of angels.’  And I want to say that to everybody. You have angels around you.”

~Stevie Nicks 

 

~via Rolling Stone

PLEASE SHARE THIS VIDEO! ~ Jalalo: “5G Do Not Consent”

 

5G Do Not Consent

 

5G was not my plea
Was given no consultancy

No I Say No
Just want freedom and harmony
but it’s rolling out all over me
Whoa I Say No
But we’re rising up across the world
To Say ~ We Do Not Consent
We Say No … Do Not Consent

For 5G they’re killing trees
Endangering birds and the bees
Whoa We Say No
Endangering our humanity
Woah We Say No
But we’re rising up across the world
To say ~ We Do Not Consent
We Say No… Do Not Consent

Given what’s at stake
We’re giving this our all
Won’t leave it up to fate
We’ll write it on the walls…
Writing We Say No

We don’t want your smart cities
Your IoT and LEDs
No We Say No
It’s invasion of our privacy… We know
And we say NO
A lockdown of humanity
And we do not consent
We Say No… Do Not Consent

Putting towers on our schools
And hospitals … it’s just not cool
No We Say No
Tell me is there any proof to say it’s safe
We Say No
We don’t need more radiation
Leave our kids alone
We Say No… Do Not Consent

Mama says “NO”… Do Not Consent
Papa says “NO”… Do Not Consent
Kids say “NO”… Do Not Consent
Grandma says “NO”
Grandpa says “NO”
Bees say “NO”
We say “NO”

 

 

 

TULSI GABBARD: “Common Sense Is Not That Common”

 

 

~via Tulsi Gabbard

TULSI GABBARD: “Tulsi Gabbard Podcast .002 — How Livi McKay Won Her Battle With Opioids”

Busting through myths and stigma around medicinal cannabis and bridging the partisan divide, with Livi McKay, a lifelong conservative from Mobile, AL.

 

 

~via Tulsi Gabbard