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Republican Convention Initiative to Nominate Candidates that have a Better Chance to Help the Party Nationwide

July 16, 2020

Where there was no Republican primary, delegates are not bound to the Trump and Pence ticket.
Repubs are upset and very worried that without coattails, they will lose local, state, congressional votes
. . . tens of thousands of Americans have died recently. Trump cannot expect to win women vote due to his history of exploiting them and his public demonstrations for decades of bigotry.
Todays questions for the WH :
1) What are your reaction and plans for the Republican Convention initiative to deny Donald Trump and Mike Pence the nomination?
Since many state primaries were not held in 2020, delegates are not bound to support the incumbent administration.
2) Many Republicans are afraid of landslide losses both in congressional elections and local races and will mount a credible campaign to nominate stronger candidates that have a chance to win back the White House for Republicans and help the party at the local, state, and congressional races.
Follow-Up Question:
 Even though Trump and Pence will lose reelection, is the administration willing to do more to help public health in all 50 states, provide appropriations to help schools implement accommodations in order to hold classes, and help those 20 million Americans who have lost their jobs receive job training and unemployment insurance so that they will be able to support their families and local economic communities this Fall and Winter?
Yours truly,
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Good News: Prevailing Westerly Winds are Blowing Hard Toward White House – Time to Eject the Ideas of Trump Around the Covid 19 Virus, Gun Controls, School Openings, etc. etc. etc.

Hoax of the Day from DC – Discredit medical science and spin the truth and reality. Instead, promote the babble of a former TV game show host as if he is an authority on the Centers for Disease Control.

Mr. Trump’s haughty new york attitude is not healthy or reasonable. It would be better if we had no president in the White House than continue tomorrow with the Pence-Trump Covid 19 Task Force.

This author has a native New Yorker as a roommate. We both have emigrated to Northern California where a more balanced attitude prevails in the populace.

Yes, the good news is that the winds of health and safety are blowing toward our nation’s capital… if only Trump and his ball-less staffers would listen and take immediate action.

Please respond with specifics of how to implement plans.

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New Humourous Book coming out, soon: AMERICAN HUMOR DURING THE 2020 (2019) CORONA-BEER-VIRUS DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN triggered by the DJ-Trump-Mike Pence White House

American humor during the 2020 coronabeerviral disinformation Campaign triggered by the Tump-Pence White House -( Spring 2020 prior to the Electoral College vote ) – United States (and disjointed) States of America –

Tune into Pandora music radio, Channel 5 (CBS in San Fran), WLS-TV and Radio (in Chicago), the Daily-Journal (printed in Santa Mateo, Northern California), the Indianapolis Star (still printed in Indy), and the South Bend Tribune (printing outsourced to Latino/Latina minority-small-business in Niles, Michigan). Details will be released during Holy Week prior to Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020).

The book is co-authored by Princess V. von Dailey (a Canadian), Jessie R. Cooksey (of Berkeley, CA), and D. A. F. N. “Buck” Dailey (baptized Catholic and presently of Woodside’s Max’s Scout Services & Communications of the Americas, formerly a college student at Indiana University and the University of California, Santa Cruz; currently publishing six web-blogs * , who are currently shopping for venture capitalist in the Shallow Alto and Smenlo Park, Northern California Areas near Silicon Valley) !!!

 

Stay tuned . . . the Caltrain is coming up and down the San Francisco Peninsula and the Silicon Valley from Gilroy (from the south) to San Francisco (5th and King Streets) with stops in Sunnyvale (location of Lockheed-Martin and Google, Inc.), Palo Alto (location of Leland Stanford Junior University, and multiple venture capitalists), Smenlo Park (where skyscrapters are beginning, home of Facebook, the Menlo Park Fire Pretection District [reponsders at 9-11], and more venture capitalist firms, and “Deadwood With” (site of nightclub and topless bar close=downs, Santa Mateo (where the Princess hangs out with her publisher), and Colma (there are millions of dead bodies buried here, a larger population of people than Oakland-San Jose – and San Francisco combined)/

  • Buck  Bruggner-Dailey has not been hit by an on-coming Caltrain yet, but he has already lost his hearing at the upper range… good thing dogs can respond to his dog whistle!DSCF0128

 

OK Trumpers, Let Me Try to See It Your Way, but Trumpism is a very Dangerous Illness. (period)

I will try.

I give up, I do not need to hear any further evidence. DJ Trump is guilty of Extortion, Bribery, Abuse of Power, and another seven (7) counts of high crimes and Miss Demeanors – as specified by the United States Constitution.

What I wrote in essays from last September and October are still true today. Nothing has changed the facts of the so-called Perfect Call.

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Trumper in the US Senate

Intimidation, not pressured, is how to describe the Abuse of Executive Branch Powers.

Guilty on all counts. Now the Senate must convict Trump and Trumpism.

Trumpism is a very Dangerous Illness.

Vote for DAD in 2020 – Vote GREEN 2020! “… and Nurture Nature”

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Proponent D.A.D. for Civil Rights, Peace, and Consumer Rights

(The Dailey Sun-Chronicles ~ October 29, 2019)   Hawaii, Colorado, Indiana, and California Green Party member – David A. “Buck” Dailey – announced at a local function that he is taking up supporters’ challenges to run for the United States Congress, in the Hawai’i Second Congressional District now represented by presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard .

Buck stated, “that it was important to have another congressperson that can work cooperatively with all Americans and team with like-minded people in Congress. “ Other announced candidates may not work out with constituents nor citizenship from the other 49 states and U.S. territories. As a Green Party candidate, he plans to win the “court of public opinion” versus candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties.

The “D. A. D. 4 U. S. Congress” platform includes:

  • Restore faith and confidence in federally-managed programs.
  • Be reasonable with demands on government and quasi-government agencies.
  • Reaffirm ‘States’ Rights’, with the exception of federal adjudication.
  • Let county governments work on more important issues that biking. Fund their health care programs without the “middle-man” of state government administration costs.
  • Promote diversity training to include all nationalities.
  • Urge state police to focus on higher priorities than soccer-mom driving.
  • Protect consumer rights.
  • Demand that local elected and appointed officials solve their internal problems.
  • Find better means of energy consumption and public transportation.
  • Restore regional public transit quality and bus services to communities.
  • Apply all ten Green Party principles to federal government.
  • Appropriate funds for employment and retraining of U.S. high school graduates, before offering more green-cards and work visas.
  • Support implementation of the Green New Deal.
  • Re-sign American support for the Paris Accord designed to protect the Earth
  • Allow Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to become the 51st and 52nd
  • Ensure proper Veterans Administration benefits, reeducation, and professional services.
  • Reform the federal tax code.
  • Impeach Donald J. Trump and his Hoosier-born Vice President M. Pence.
  • Aid stay-at-home moms, caretakers, and dads.
  • Determine an equitable immigration system that encourages naturalization.
  • Plan to improve education, for both public schools and private entities: a) at home, b) in schools, and c) during after-school activities [i.e. Menlo Park Lyceum].
  • Facilitate air quality boards, clean water agencies, and local zoning commissions revise improved public policies.
  • Put an end to the “Yellow Dragon” Asian acquisition of the American land, treasures, and assets.
  • Apply the Monroe Doctrine toward Communism, except for the improvement of Cuban relations.
  • Help the United States Postal Service.
  • Support elected officials who have represented the people very well.
  • Subsidize American farmers.
  • Protect all species of plants and animals in Hawai’i.
  • Build an improved infrastructure throughout the nation, with priorities given to clean water projects.
  • Work with the offices of United States Senators Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono, particularly after 2016 congressional hearings discussing the dreaded houseless populations and the 2018 supreme court judiciary hearings.
  • Facilitate the needs of small business owners and operators.
  • Endorse that the Americas take issues in prayer to God, first. Then involve clergy, legislatures, social workers, courts, neighbors, and friends.
  • Maintain national defense without misdirecting funds for non-military projects.
  • Improve international relations.
  • Utilize ‘The Brothers’ for issue resolution and decrease stressors on the court systems.
  • Support NASA initiatives, but reject Trump’s military Space Force.
  • Observe and honor The Bill of Rights.
  • Allow Christians to behave as Christians; more will appreciate learning about the life of Jesus Christ, Son of God and the B. V. M.
  • Reform or abolish the so-called Patriot Act.
  • Respect personal liberties and freedom.
  • Seek reparations for native Hawai’ians for loss of land.
  • Guarantee water rights for all Hawai’ians.
  • Tweak the Constitution only as necessary.
  • Make housing more affordable, safer, and livable!

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Editors’ Notes:

D.A.D. has earned Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Manager (CM), and Registered Environmental Assessor (REA) designations with a M.S. in Public Health and Safety from Indiana University at Bloomington and also received two post-graduate certificates from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). He supports activities of Occupy San Francisco Peninsula, local high school districts, and has also practiced as a legislative advocate in three and as a paralegal in two states.

Buck was born in South Bend, Indiana, home of the University of Notre Dame, in December 1953.

In 1992, D.A.D. lost an U.S. congressional race [to Anna Eshoo who is still employed in the D. C. ~ giving away American jobs locally via visas and green-cards] and in 1994 he tried to obtain more votes than popular Stanford Law Professor Tom Campbell to work in Sacramento becoming a California State Senator for human rights and services. D.A.D. spent over seven years at Lockheed during the Cold War, which was about seven years after earning his masters from Indiana University at Bloomington. After service between 2003 and 2008 as a California Departments of Public Health and Health Services’ Health Facilities Evaluator, he was illegally terminated and narrowly lost his judicial appeal versus current California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who now insists on running from the United States Senate to the presidency.

D.A.D. is a Past President of the Sons of the American Revolution – Silicon Valley Chapter – State (California) Director of the National Safety Management Society, former International Director of Communications for the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Past President of three Toastmaster clubs, and officer of two San Francisco Bay Area chapters of the ASSE.

Buck Dailey is a proud parent and publisher, author of books, screenplays, and web-blogs, Obama campaigner during his last presidential race, comedian and humorist, sports and culinary critic, business administrator, and environmental, health, security, and safety engineer.

DAD fell “in love at first site” in 2002 when he was on the island with his wife and daughter while attending the Maui Writers Conference in Wailea. He and his wife moved to the Pacific Coast in 1980 from the Midwest. Their daughter, now an Interior Designer, graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School, Las Lomitas Elementary School, and San Francisco State University. DAD’s wife and he operated preschools in San Francisco, then in West Menlo Park, for over 30 years. This indicates their sincere belief in good education for all.

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Open Letter to the Trump-Pence Administration: Please Resign and Retain Some Measure of Dignity!!

September 29, 2019                          Volume 9, Issue 4                   ***** Edition

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Nixon and Agnew resigned, thus a Republican-American precedent has been set and the bar has been lowered.

The White House is now worse than the singular drama of a Teapot Dome (1920s) or a Watergate (1970s).

From campaign finance, treason, violations of the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution, to other high crimes and misdemeanors, aside from ethics and international peace, here’s how the gun-loving D.J. Trump and homophobic Vice President Pence Administration have run afoul of the American law.

  1. Campaign Finance Violations

  2. Bribery

  3. Honest Services Fraud

  4. Extortion

  5. Witness Intimidation

  6. Obstructing Justice

  7. Conspiracy

1. CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATION

It’s a crime for an American to ask a foreigner for help winning a U.S. election.

The whistleblower warned Trump appeared to be doing exactly that, in what legal experts said looks like the strongest case that Trump may have broken the law in the Ukraine saga.

“There’s a strong argument that the president’s conduct violates federal campaign finance law, although I wouldn’t say it’s a slam-dunk case,” said Richard Hasen, a specialist on election law at the University of California Irvine.

A theoretical future prosecutor would need to demonstrate that Trump sought something of value for his reelection from Ukraine’s president, and that he knew the law says he shouldn’t.

In case you forgot: Trump’s inner circle, including his son Don Jr. and the top brass of his campaign, narrowly skated past this one during the Russian investigation, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that neither of those clauses could be fulfilled.

The whistleblower warned Trump appeared to be doing exactly that, in what legal experts said looks like the strongest case that Trump may have broken the law in the Ukraine saga.

Proving the monetary value of a Biden investigation would be tricky, but expert analysis could be used to show the value exceeds the $25,000 required for a felony, said Hasen, since overall spending in the 2020 election is expected to be in the billions.

And the fact that Trump’s inner circle was investigated by Mueller for this potential crime could be used as evidence that he should have known the rules.

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2. BRIBERY

Trump’s interaction with the Ukrainian president could potentially count as soliciting a bribe, former prosecutors said.

“The same law that makes it a crime to offer a bribe also makes it a crime to ask for one,” said Patrick Cotter, a former New York prosecutor who helped bring down the mobster John Gotti.

Bribery as defined by 18 USC 201 includes a public official seeking “anything of value” for influencing a public act.

“Trump has exposure for soliciting a bribe under Section 201,” wrote Harry Sandick, a former New York prosecutor, adding that bribery may be “the strongest of any of the proposed lines of charging.”

3. HONEST SERVICES FRAUD

Trump’s behavior toward Ukraine could count as honest services fraud, according to Barbara McQuade, Detroit’s former top federal prosecutor.

“The theory is that by performing an official act in exchange for personal gain, a public official defrauds his constituents of his honest services to make decisions and take actions that are in the best interests of the public,” McQuade wrote Wednesday on the Just Security blog.

Other legal experts agreed.

“I find McQuade’s argument convincing,” wrote Jens David Ohlin, vice dean of Cornell Law School, in response to an email from VICE News. “Though, as she notes, the Supreme Court has severely limited the doctrine. It would have been much easier to describe this as honest services fraud ten years ago before these Supreme Court rulings.”

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4. EXTORTION

There’s a fine line between bribery and extortion, from the law’s point of view.

The difference generally hinges on whether the person being asked for a payout is more like an accomplice, or more like a victim, Cotter said. If the person is being threatened, then it may be extortion, he said.

The whistleblower said Trump personally issued instructions to suspend almost $400 million worth of security aid to Ukraine, shortly before pressing Zelensky to “look into” Biden.

But the episode represents a close call, said Sandick, and the nitty-gritty details are crucial.

“It depends on whether Trump is seeking tangible, transferable property, like actual evidence of Biden’s crimes, or whether he is seeking something intangible (an ‘investigation’),” Sandick wrote. “Extortion has been interpreted narrowly to preclude a prosecution when the property sought is purely intangible and non-transferable.”

Extortion seems unlikely to apply to this case, given the language of the relevant federal statute, said Robert Eatinger, former acting general counsel for the CIA.

5. WITNESS INTIMIDATION

After the whistleblower’s complaint emerged, Trump called the source “almost a spy,” before apparently making a dark allusion to capital punishment for treason.

“You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now,” Trump said.

Afterwards, top House Democrats accused Trump of witness intimidation and of obstructing their impeachment inquiry.

“The President’s comments today constitute reprehensible witness intimidation and an attempt to obstruct Congress’ impeachment inquiry,” they wrote in a joint letter on Thursday.

But Trump has argued in the past that some of his most incendiary public comments were really just jokes, and he could do so here as well, said Sandick.

“I think that Trump would argue that he was being colorful and not actually threatening to kill the whistleblower,” Sandick said. “I wouldn’t charge it based on what we know now.”

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6. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

The whistleblower wrote that after Trump’s infamous July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president, the White House went into “lock down.”

At the advice of White House lawyers, officials took the unorthodox step of moving records of the call into a separate system for protecting highly classified documents.

“That was very unusual,” said Larry Pfeiffer, whose career in intelligence included serving as White House Situation Room director in the Obama administration.

“The White House staff is walking on perilous ground here,” said Duncan Levin, a former New York prosecutor. “That could be a violation of obstruction of justice.”

It remains unclear who made the decision. And any theoretical obstruction charge would depend on important details, including the corrupt intent to obstruct and the existence of a pending investigation or legal proceeding.

“Obstruction is one of the harder cases to bring,” said Rocah. “You’d have to show they were covering it up not just because it looks bad, but because Congress or the DOJ was going to be looking into it.”

Yet this would hardly be the first time Trump’s been accused of obstructing justice. Mueller’s report outlined multiple instances of obstructive behavior, in evidence so damning that over 1,000 former prosecutors signed a joint letter stating that anyone else would have been charged.

The president can’t be indicted while in office, according to DOJ policy, and Mueller said that meant he couldn’t reach a final decision on whether Trump committed obstruction.

7. CONSPIRACY

Reaching an agreement with others to commit any of these other crimes would set up the possibility of a conspiracy charge.

“A conspiracy is just folks getting together to commit a crime,” said Cotter. “You could potentially have conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, conspiracy to obstruct justice or conspiracy to solicit a bribe.”

A conspiracy charge requires not just an agreement, however, but also at least one overt act.

That’s not easy to prove. Mueller, for example, evaluated whether to bring conspiracy charges against members of the Trump campaign for participating in Russia’s election interference activities, but ultimately decided the evidence was insufficient to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

“There’s a strong argument that the president’s conduct violates federal campaign finance law, although I wouldn’t say it’s a slam-dunk case,” said Richard Hasen, a specialist on election law at the University of California Irvine.

A theoretical future prosecutor would need to demonstrate that Trump sought something of value for his reelection from Ukraine’s president, and that he knew the law says he shouldn’t.

In case you forgot: Trump’s inner circle, including his son Don Jr. and the top brass of his campaign, narrowly skated past this one during the Russian investigation, after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that neither of those clauses could be fulfilled

Proving the monetary value of a Biden investigation would be tricky, but expert analysis could be used to show the value exceeds the $25,000 required for a felony, said Hasen, since overall spending in the 2020 election is expected to be in the billions.

And the fact that Trump’s inner circle was investigated by Mueller for this potential crime could be used as evidence that he should have known the rules.

Even Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano thinks the evidence looks strong against Trump on this one.

“Trump apparently personally and directly committed the crime for which he claimed Mueller exonerated him,” Napolitano concluded.

The Department of Justice, however, said that after reviewing the record of Trump’s Ukraine phone call, it found “there was no campaign finance violation and that no further action was warranted.”

That decision has been criticized by legal experts.

Read: Trump’s Ukraine Scandal Is Also Attorney General Bill Barr’s Scandal

“It doesn’t sound like they interviewed the whistleblower or anybody involved,” said Nick Akerman, a former member of the Nixon-era Whitewater prosecution team. “They didn’t really do a criminal investigation. The whole thing was just put under the rug.”

Thanks to Greg Walters of The Week for this reporting.

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Indeed, the mere fact that there is so much corruption prevents any single episode … but it is the totality that matters. A corrupt ‘miasma’ has enveloped Washington. For generations, both parties upheld that the government would abide rules, laws, and norms dividing from all presidents’ personal and political interests.

The norm of bureaucratic professionalism and fairness is a pillar of the political legitimacy and economic strength of the American system, the thing that separates countries like the U.S. from countries like Russia, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and China The decay of American culture is difficult to quantify since 2017, but the signs are everywhere. ‘Trump’s stench’ is slowly seeping into every corner of government.

To be sure intimidating a novice foreign leader and threaten to weaken Ukraine’s national defenses, dovetails neatly with Trump’s pro-Russian stance. Fact: The N.Y. Post reports that Trump is using the aid, which enjoys bipartisan support, as an extortion device.

By conscripting foreign countries to rough up U. S. citizens and domestic political rivals, Trump has been fracking new ground.

During the ’16 presidential campaign, Trump denied concerns about the unprecedented conflicts of interest that would arise from him running a business – at the same time he wields enormous international power. Republicans in Congress have behaved with no concern whatsoever about Trump’s corruption, refusing to take even modest steps like compelling the release of his tax returns, which he had three years ago promised to reveal.

“… Corrupt the Entire Government”

By Jonathan Chait -From the New Yorker Magazine – 9-9-2019

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The following by David A. F. N. Dailey – The Sun Chronicles – September 23, 2019

 

As my Mom would say, “This president is killing me.”

 

It is worse than University of Notre Dame Band getting beat up by the #3 University of Georgia football team. Both behaviors are criminal. They say the POTUS cannot be indicted for criminal acts.

 

Ivanka Trump‘s father is more interested in a good photo opportunity than protecting my family and friends from death. I am comforted that we presently do not have any young adults serving in the military under DJ Trump’s command.

 

I wish Ivanka Trump and family would do an intervention and get their father to resign; even Nixon and VP Spiro Agnew were able to resign with some dignity.

 

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Juneteenth Anniversary for Human Rights

Modern society is still faced with human trafficking, fair wage discussions,

union activities, and issues of human rights equality under the law.

 

The Dailey Sun~Chronicles – “No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”

 

Volume VIII, Issue 43                                  6 – 19 – 2019                           ***** Edition

 

“Annual Observance of Juneteenth”

Juneteenth – the formal end of slavery (by law, on paper) throughout the United States in the mid-19th Century – is an observance all mankind should take heed.

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The following was taken from Wikipedia:

During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, with an effective date of January 1, 1863. It declared that all enslaved persons in the Confederate States of America in rebellion and not in Union hands were to be freed. This excluded the five states known later as border states, which were the four “slave states” not in rebellion – Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, and Missouri – and those counties of Virginia soon to form the state of West Virginia, and also the three zones under Union occupation: the state of Tennessee, lower Louisiana, and Southeast Virginia.

More isolated geographically, Texas was not a battleground, and thus the people held there as slaves were not affected by the Emancipation Proclamation unless they escaped.[7] Planters and other slaveholders had migrated into Texas from eastern states to escape the fighting, and many brought enslaved people with them, increasing by the thousands the enslaved population in the state at the end of the Civil War.[8] Although most enslaved people lived in rural areas, more than 1,000 resided in both Galveston and Houston by 1860, with several hundred in other large towns.[9] By 1865, there were an estimated 250,000 enslaved people in Texas.[8]

The news of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender on April 9 reached Texas later in the month.[10] The Army of the Trans-Mississippi did not surrender until June 2.[8] On June 18, Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island with 2,000 federal troops to occupy Texas on behalf of the federal government.[7] The following day, standing on the balcony of Galveston’s Ashton Villa, Granger read aloud the contents of “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves:

The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.[11]

Emancipation Day celebration in Richmond, Virginia in 1905 – the 50th anniversary

Formerly enslaved people in Galveston rejoiced in the streets after the announcement, although in the years afterward many struggled to work through the changes against resistance of whites. The following year, freedmen organized the first of what became the annual celebration of Juneteenth in Texas.[11] In some cities African-Americans were barred from using public parks because of state-sponsored segregation of facilities. Across parts of Texas, freed people pooled their funds to purchase land to hold their celebrations, such as Houston‘s Emancipation Park, Mexia‘s Booker T. Washington Park, and Emancipation Park in Austin.[8][11]

Although the date is sometimes referred to as the “traditional end of slavery in Texas” it was given legal status in a series of Texas Supreme Court decisions between 1868 and 1874.[12]

In the early 20th century, economic and political forces led to a decline in Juneteenth celebrations. From 1890 to 1908, Texas and all former Confederate states passed new constitutions or amendments that effectively disenfranchised black people, excluding them from the political process. White-dominated state legislatures passed Jim Crow laws imposing second-class status. The Great Depression forced many black people off farms and into the cities to find work. In these urban environments, African Americans had difficulty taking the day off to celebrate. The Second Great Migration began during World War II, when many black people migrated to the West Coast where skilled jobs in the defense industry were opening up.[13] From 1940 through 1970, in the second wave of the Great Migration, more than 5 million black people left Texas, Louisiana and other parts of the South for the North and West Coast. As historian Isabel Wilkerson writes, “The people from Texas took Juneteenth Day to Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, and other places they went.”[14]

By the 1950s and 1960s, the Civil Rights Movement focused the attention of African-American youth on the struggle for racial equality and the future, but many linked these struggles to the historical struggles of their ancestors. Following the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign to Washington, DC called by Rev. Ralph Abernathy, many attendees returned home and initiated Juneteenth celebrations in areas where the day was not previously celebrated.

Since the 1980s and 1990s, the holiday has been more widely celebrated among African-American communities. In 1994 a group of community leaders gathered at Christian Unity Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana to work for greater national celebration of Juneteenth.[15] Expatriates have celebrated it in cities abroad, such as Paris.[16] Some US military bases in other countries sponsor celebrations, in addition to those of private groups.[16][17]

Although the holiday is still mostly unknown outside African-American communities, it has gained mainstream awareness through depictions in entertainment media, such as episodes of TV series Atlanta (2016)[18] and Black-ish (2017),[19] the latter of which featured musical numbers about the holiday by Aloe Blacc, The Roots,[20] and Fonzworth Bentley.[21][22]

 

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Footnotes:

  1. “Juneteenth Celebrated in Coachella”. Black Voice News. June 22, 2011. Archived from the original on January 22, 2012.
  2. “Juneteenth”. Merriam Webster Dictionary. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  3. “National Observance of Juneteenth is Still a Struggle”. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  4. Taylor, 2002. pp. 28–29.
  5. “How to Celebrate”. Juneteenth.com. Retrieved June 19, 2014.[self-published source]
  6. “Mascogos. Siempre listos para partir”. El Universal (in Spanish). September 19, 2016. Retrieved July 31, 2017. Sin embargo, la fiesta de la comunidad es el 19 de junio – el Juneteenth Day en Estados Unidos – el día que los esclavos de Galveston, Texas, supieron que eran libres.
  7. Cruz, Gilbert (June 18, 2008). “A Brief History of Juneteenth”. Time magazine. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  8. Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. “What Is Juneteenth?”. The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. PBS. Originally posted on The Root. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
  9. Barr (1996), p. 24.
  10. The Texas Republican (Marshall), April 28, 1865, p. 2, contains a reference to the surrender
  11. “Juneteenth”. Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Retrieved July 6, 2006.
  12. Campbell, Randolph (1984). “The End of Slavery in Texas: A Research Note”. Southwestern Historical Quarterly. 88 (1): 71–80.
  13. Adams, Luther (November 29, 2010). Way Up North in Louisville: African American Migration in the Urban South, 1930–1970. University of North Carolina Press. ISBN978-0807899434.
  14. Wilkerson, Isabel (2010). The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. New York: Random House. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  15. Chandler, D.L. (June 19, 2012). “Juneteenth: Celebrating The Early Moments Of Freedom Today”. News One. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  16. Moskin, Julie (June 18, 2004). “An Obscure Texas Celebration Makes Its Way Across the U.S.” The New York Times. Retrieved April 28, 2011.
  17. “The World Celebrates Freedom”. Juneteenth.com. Retrieved June 19, 2006.
  18. Ho, Rodney (October 25, 2016). “FX’s ‘Atlanta’ recap (‘Juneteenth’): season 1, episode 9”. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
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Alabama is a Sad Example that Respect for Human Life Does Not Extend Beyond the Womb

 

By the way,

Alabama has the fourth worst infant mortality rate in the country.
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb. (Credit: Getty Images)
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb. (Credit: Getty Images)

After signing the country’s strictest abortion ban into law Wednesday, Alabama Gov.

Kay Ivey (R) explained her reasoning in a statement, citing “Alabamians’ deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God.”

But that belief is not reflected in the state’s abysmal statistics when it comes to child mortality, child poverty, food insecurity, education, child care, or paid family leave. Indeed, Ivey’s stated commitment to giving “every person the best chance for a quality life and promising future” doesn’t seem to extend beyond the womb.

Under Alabama’s total abortion ban, providers could face jail time of 10 to 99 years for providing abortions. Patients are exempt from criminal and civil charges. The only exception is if the health of the pregnant person is at serious risk. There are no exceptions for rape or incest. The law will go into effect in 2020, but is expected to be met with lawsuits before then

But the Alabama legislature has done little to tackle this problem, choosing instead to focus primarily on “fringe issues and oddball causes that don’t improve Alabamians’ lives and health,” the editorial board of a local newspaper wrote in 2018.

The same holds true of the state’s child poverty rate. A 2018 report by VOICES for Alabama Children found that there were more children living in poverty in 2018 than in 2000. About 26.5% of children in Alabama live in poverty, including about 30% of children under the age of 5.

Alabama is also one of the most food insecure states in the country, with more than 16% of the population struggling to afford food. This means that more than one in five children grow up hungry. The problem, as Hunger Free America CEO Joel Berg explained to Alabama Today, has much to do with the state’s lack of a minimum wage, instead abiding by the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.

“It’s no surprise that we again found that states with higher minimum wages have less hunger among working people and states with lower minimum wages had more hunger among working people,” he said.

Exacerbating the situation are recent drops in food stamp recipients, thanks to the expiration of a federal waiver that allowed Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to be exempt from work requirements. Now, all able-bodied SNAP recipients between the ages of 18 and 49 who aren’t raising children must have at least a part-time job to qualify for benefits. Last year, 38,000 Alabamians lost eligibility to food stamps.

education. The state’s per pupil funding of $9,497 is significantly lower than the national average of about $11,400. Similarly, Alabama has done little to enact regulations for childcare services, allowing hundreds of child care centers to claim a religious exemption from licensing, even as child injuries and deaths at unlicensed centers have garnered attention over the past few years.

The average family in Alabama has a tough time affording child care, as the cost of taking care of one infant demands 11% of a family’s income. Research by the Economic Policy Institute found that this cost is “out of reach for low-wage workers.”

Making matters worse, Alabama does not have a statewide paid family leave policy. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, “This means Alabamians face impossible choices when new children are born or adopted and when serious personal or family health needs inevitably arise.”

Time to Act – Help Generation Z Americans Manage Their Anxiety

Attempts to shield children from words, ideas, and people that might cause them emotional discomfort are bad for the students. They are bad for the workplace, which will be mired in unending litigation if student expectations of safety are carried forward. They are bad for American democracy, which is already paralyzed by worsening partisanship. When the ideas, values, and speech of the other side are seen not just as wrong but as willfully aggressive toward innocent victims, it is hard to imagine the kind of mutual respect, negotiation, and compromise that are needed to make politics a positive-sum game.

Rather than trying to protect students from words and ideas that they will inevitably encounter, colleges should do all they can to equip students to thrive in a world full of words and ideas that they cannot control.

Using Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques and effective medicines can be implemented to help Generation Z overcome their anxiety.

MEDICINE (#13) and COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY

A partial list from Robert L. Leahy, Stephen J. F. Holland, and Lata K. McGinn’s Treatment Plans and Interventions for Depression and Anxiety Disorders (2012).

  1. Mind reading. You assume that you know what people think without having sufficient evidence of their thoughts. “He thinks I’m a loser.”
  2. Fortune-telling. You predict the future negatively: things will get worse, or there is danger ahead. “I’ll fail that exam,” or “I won’t get the job.”
  3. Catastrophizing. You believe that what has happened or will happen will be so awful and unbearable that you won’t be able to stand it. “It would be terrible if I failed.”
  4. Labeling. You assign global negative traits to yourself and others. “I’m undesirable,” or “He’s a rotten person.”
  5. Discounting positives. You claim that the positive things you or others do are trivial. “That’s what wives are supposed to do—so it doesn’t count when she’s nice to me,” or “Those successes were easy, so they don’t matter.”
  6. Negative filtering. You focus almost exclusively on the negatives and seldom notice the positives. “Look at all of the people who don’t like me.”
  7. Overgeneralizing. You perceive a global pattern of negatives on the basis of a single incident. “This generally happens to me. I seem to fail at a lot of things.”
  8. Dichotomous thinking. You view events or people in all-or-nothing terms. “I get rejected by everyone,” or “It was a complete waste of time.”
  9. Blaming. You focus on the other person as the source of your negative feelings, and you refuse to take responsibility for changing yourself. “She’s to blame for the way I feel now,” or “My parents caused all my problems.”
  10. What if? You keep asking a series of questions about “what if” something happens, and you fail to be satisfied with any of the answers. “Yeah, but what if I get anxious?” or “What if I can’t catch my breath?”
  11. Emotional reasoning. You let your feelings guide your interpretation of reality. “I feel depressed; therefore, my marriage is not working out.sco
  12. Inability to disconfirm. You reject any evidence or arguments that might contradict your negative thoughts. For example, when you have the thought I’m unlovable, you reject as irrelevant any evidence that people like you.

 

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