Thoughts for today, #456 …. “Peaceful Protests …. Nonviolent Resistance …. “!!


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~~January 12, 2017~~ 

PEACEFUL PROTESTS

Nonviolent Resistance

Nonviolent resistance (NVR or nonviolent action) is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, economic or political noncooperation, satyagraha, or other methods, without using violence.

~Wikipedia~

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As the day draws closer, as more and more policies are withdrawn and rejected, as new ones as forcibly introduce, we must stand up.

#Protest #Resist

We ALL are together in this!

HortyRex©

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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the United States Congress from enacting legislation that would abridge the right of the people to assemble peaceably.

 The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes this prohibition applicable to state governments.

The Supreme Court of the United States has held that the First Amendment protects the right to conduct a peaceful public assembly.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/peaceful-assembly/us.php

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‘First Amendment Defense Act’ …. “FADA …. be informed …. it’s coming …. “!!


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~~December 23, 2016~~ 

‘FADA’

Would Be ‘Devastating’ for LGBTQ Americans

Yes, it would be devastating!

After all the work, advances and attained goals, with this simple bill, the beginning of discrimination against a group of the American fabric would be openly and brazenly attacked and stripped of their human rights.

We must stand up and fight!

HortyRex©

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by MARY EMILY O’HARA

Earlier this month, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Mike Lee of Utah, through his spokesperson, told Buzzfeed they plan to reintroduce an embattled bill that barely gained a House hearing in 2015. But this time around, they said, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) was likely to succeed due to a Republican-controlled House and the backing of President-elect Donald Trump.

FADA would prohibit the federal government from taking “discriminatory action” against any business or person that discriminates against LGBTQ people. The act distinctly aims to protect the right of all entities to refuse service to LGBTQ people based on two sets of beliefs:

“(1) marriage is or should be recognized as the union of one man and one woman,

or (2) sexual relations are properly reserved to such a marriage.”

Ironically, the language of the bill positions the right to discriminate against one class of Americans as a “first amendment” right, and bans the government from taking any form of action to curb such discrimination – including withholding federal funds from institutions that discriminate.

FADA allows individuals and businesses to sue the federal government for interfering in their right to discriminate against LGBTQ people and would mandate the Attorney General defend the businesses.

~LGBT COMMUNITY … READ FULL ARTICLE HERE~

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/first-amendment-defense-act-would-be-devastating-lgbtq-americans-n698416

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Why does being legally married matter so much to the LGBT community?

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IOTD …. Special Edition …. “Stand up, I said …. I’m thinking …. “!!


StandUp

~~September 3, 2016~~ 

STANDING UP FOR SOMETHING

San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/

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The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent philosophy.

~~Wikipedia~~ 

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Ann Telnaes

https://www.facebook.com/anntelnaes

Ann Telnaes is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001.

Follow @AnnTelnaes

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #559 …. “Kap …. Exercising his 1st Amendment …. his beliefs!!

https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/iotd-image-of-the-day-559-kap-exercising-his-1st-amendment-his-beliefs/

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Thoughts for today, #397 …. “Colin Kaepernick …. I am with you …. “!!


StandPat

~~September 1, 2016~~

CONFIRMED

Colin Kaepernick will sit again during tonight’s National Anthem

Here’s what I know – he will likely sit alone.

In fact, I doubt one player will ever join him in this, but what I do know is this …

MILLIONS of Americans will be joining him in spirit as we protest injustice in this nation.

I, for one, will never stand again for that damn anthem.

Jackie Robinson made the same commitment.

It is based on a lie and written by a bigoted slaveholding man who originally celebrated the murder of slaves in the song itself.

I pass.

Always.

~Shaun King~

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Shaun King

https://www.facebook.com/shaunking/?fref=nf&pnref=story

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Nick Anderson

Cartoonist

Hearst Papers

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Something to think about … “Citizens United”!!


Citizens

~~February 1, 2015~~ 

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, No. 08-205, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a U.S. constitutional law case dealing with the regulation of campaign spending by organizations.

The United States Supreme Court held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by a nonprofit corporation. The principles articulated by the Supreme Court in the case have also been extended to for-profit corporations, labor unions and other associations.

In the case, the conservative lobbying group Citizens United wanted to air a film critical of Hillary Clinton and to advertise the film during television broadcasts in apparent violation of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold Act or “BCRA”). Section 203 of BCRA defined an “electioneering communication” as a broadcast, cable, or satellite communication that mentioned a candidate within 60 days of a general election or 30 days of a primary, and prohibited such expenditures by corporations and unions.

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The United States District Court for the District of Columbia held that §203 of BCRA applied and prohibited Citizens United from advertising the film Hillary: The Movie in broadcasts or paying to have it shown on television within 30 days of the 2008 Democratic primaries.

The Supreme Court reversed this decision, striking down those provisions of BCRA that prohibited corporations (including nonprofit corporations) and unions from making independent expenditures and “electioneering communications”. The majority decision overruled Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce (1990) and partially overruled McConnell v. Federal Election Commission (2003).

~~GALLERY~~ 

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The Court, however, upheld requirements for public disclosure by sponsors of advertisements (BCRA §201 and §311). The case did not involve the federal ban on direct contributions from corporations or unions to candidate campaigns or political parties, which remain illegal in races for federal office.

“As it appears in … full read”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC

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~Keith Olbermann on on “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission”~

Almost prophetic. Uploaded in 2010. What has happened in five years?

~Uploaded on Jan 21, 2010~

Today, the Supreme Court, of Chief Justice John Roberts, in a decision that might actually have more dire implications than “Dred Scott v Sandford,” declared that because of the alchemy of its 19th Century predecessors in deciding that corporations had all the rights of people, any restrictions on how these corporate-beings spend their money on political advertising, are unconstitutional.

In short, the first amendment — free speech for persons — which went into affect in 1791, applies to corporations, which were not recognized as the equivalents of persons until 1886. In short, there are now no checks on the ability of corporations or unions or other giant aggregations of power to decide our elections.

None. They can spend all the money they want. And if they can spend all the money they want — sooner, rather than later — they will implant the legislators of their choice in every office from President to head of the Visiting Nurse Service

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