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Thank you, Jimmy.

plainsmural0607 Plains, GA.  April 15, 2007.

My hat’s off to the poor Georgia farm boy who made it big.  I’d like to spend more time in Plains and other south Georgia farm villages.  Folk art like this is being quickly gobbled up by corporate monotony, (broken) concrete, and pavement.

What is the global warming effect of megatons of concrete and pavement being smeared across vast acres of previously fertile farmland, land which breathed CO2, drained saturated earth, and produced O2 and food?  Massive flooding, followed by draught?  Man’s genius at work?

Those who don’t get a vote in the polls or in voting booths, the lowly peanut, for instance, are being force-fed chemicals that deprive the naturally balanced ecosystem of vital nutrients. in the dance of life . . . how much healthier it would be if the federal government and Wall Street collapsed sooner than later?  Awesome.

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Jimmy giving the Sunday service at Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains, GA, April 15, 2007.  Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity, was also a member and was present at that service, during which  Jimmy introduced Mr. Fuller.  After the service was over, others crowded around the President (once a president, always a president, if you like him, say I), so I approached Mr. Fuller with a Supreme Court Balls Starter Kit.  This is a Publix glass peanut butter jar filled with Libby Belle’s propaganda, Supreme Court Balls Designer Labels, “Support our troops  Bring them home” bumper stickers, a few coins to represent common cents, and my Church of the Holier Than Thou, Incorporated business cards.

I begged Mr. Fuller to pass the jar along to President Carter.  I said we have to save south Georgia, which is being overrun by the military, to feed money exporters up Nawth.  Does anyone else think it’s eerie that Savannah is now calling itself the World Trade Center?  Would you want that economic advantage in your back yard?

So here is a free copy of the Supreme Court Balls Designer Labels.  Best part is anyone can make sheets of these liberty statements and paste them on the back of their Southern Company bills, for instance, to protest the tax imposed to pay for Plant Vogtle’s anticipated debt. Sell SoCo stock, is the first part of what I gotta say.  The second part is to get off the grid as fast as possible, before US incompetence blows us out of the water.

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I do not claim to speak for Habitat for Humanity.  Many years passed before I did my first volunteer stint October 24, 2015.

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Above:  The Habitat for Humanity worksite in Garden City, GA October 24, 2015. A delightful day, perfect weather, well organized, lunch delivered by golf carts. A good time was had by all.  Only the band was missing.

Below:  The United House of Prayer for All People, with lions guarding the entrance, and three crosses overseeing those who enter. It rests quietly in the neighborhood where a flock of Habitat for Humanity volunteers, paid staff, and well-wishers prettied up six houses in one day. I found this House of Prayer on my way to the porta-potties (Composting toilets, anyone?  Don’t need plumbing–the mechanical kind, that is.)

I also noticed litter everywhere and wondered if Habitat or the United House of Prayer could sponsor volunteers to pick up trash and deliver it to the Garden City Hall during one of the council meetings.

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Thanks, in part, to you, I’m proud to be a Georgian.

Bless you, Jimmy.  May you always walk with angels.

Katharine Otto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Constitution, Article 2, Section 1

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The capitol city had not been built when the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia September 17, 1787, but this is the most relevant photo I have.

For those who have not read the US Constitution recently, I’d like to quote the 5th paragraph of Article 2, Section 1, which delineates the necessary qualifications for the President of the United States.

“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”

I interpret this to mean that the “natural born citizen” qualification was specifically intended to keep Alexander Hamilton out (as the writerswithoutmoney bloggers have noted), but after that, it was an open field for those 35 or older, who had lived here at least 14 years.  But I’m not a lawyer.

Article 3, Section 1, defining the Supreme Court, is even more vague:  “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.  The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.”

In other words, there are absolutely no Constitutional requirements for Supreme Court justices, no specified number, and the appointment for life is not written in the Constitution.  This means that the last word on every law in the United States rests on the power of nine unelected but appointed individuals who are notorious for 5-4 splits.

This is not a “democracy.”  It is not a “republic.”  It is an economic engine driven by the “Framers”  and funded by a continent of previously untapped natural resources that they needed taxpayers to exploit.

While ObamaCare is blamed on or credited to Democrats, let’s not forget that the Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote.  He weaseled around to the personal insurance mandate by calling it a “tax,” thereby effectively passing the world’s first tax on breathing.

Citizens who are willing to put up with this deserve to be slaves.