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My response to Mr. Khizr Khan…

Mr. Khan,

I hope this letter finds you well.

I agree with you that everyone world over should read, and more importantly make an effort to understand, the U.S. Constitution. Having studied it myself, I agree with your plea and suggest we begin with every U.S. Lawyer.

I would add that particular attention should be paid to the first ten amendments otherwise known as The Bill of Rights… A Bill of Inalienable Rights… The Rights possessed by U.S. Citizens which cannot be taken away, ever, without destroying the Founding Document you waved in your hand.

It was indeed the correct venue to make such a plea, I can think of none better.

I Commend your Son’s service in protecting that very Document which your preferred Ideology see’s as limiting all of the things you want to do for/to us.

I’m incredibly sorry your son lost his life in his principled endeavor.

I am grateful there exist people like your son who do those things the rest of us are either unwilling, unable, or have done so already, in the defense of the Greatest Experiment in Self Governance the World has Ever Known.

He was clearly a great man… and your personal loss cannot be fully understood by either candidate for president.  Neither of them have experienced such pain.

If your Son’s sacrifice is not to be in vain, Genuinely Understanding American Exceptionalism and Enlightenment Governing Theory is desperately needed by your audience. But as you made clear, it starts with reading the Document, and only then can anyone begin to comprehend your son’s sacrifice for our Freedom.

You have chosen a difficult quest…

I promote your efforts.

-Mike at makeaneffort


Hurray for Hillary’s VP Choice!

Tim Kaine

File Photo: Sen. Tim Kaine

Let’s give a big round of very Old Rich White Male Applause to Tim Kaine… because it’s not as if the Black Vote is going anywhere!  Hear!  Hear!

Hillary has decided to prop herself up with the Junior Senator from Virginia. Why?  Because the Are You Ready Campaign has determined to run with “Boring” as their positioning statement.  Oh… and the Senator speaks El Espanol.  Yes, he actually speaks Spanish, it’s not some insulting and foolishly offensive accent implying he does.  Not only will this be new to the Hillary Campaign, the addition of Kaine genuinely brings two new language skills to the effort ramping it up to a total to two.  Impressive.

Most importantly, Kaine supplies the Hillary camp with something she desperately needs… he humanizes the candidate.

In the same way the DNC quietly promoted the faux-candidacy of Bernie Sanders in order to make Hillary appear “Centrist”, they have continued with that strategy by tapping the Senator for VP.  The thinking goes that he will allow her to appear; not covered in hair, down to earth kinda, intelligent, less green, female and possibly human by comparison while delivering the hairy, non-bathing, eco-terrorist, beta male, could be a monkey vote.  All things she desperately needs if she is going to win the presidency.

If you ask us here, it’s a wise choice indeed.

For full disclosure… I know Tim Kaine.  Well, he’s more of a distant cousin.  While we are both from Virginia, his side of the family tended to be, how shall I put it, a bit closer.  I got the functional alcoholism and they all now have wings…. and they wear shoes.  (The shoes are weird.)