Petition: Protect Taiwan’s Students, Protect America from China’s Military

I posted a new petition on Change.org to raise awareness of the deep problems with Taiwan’s “black box” negotiations with China. Congress and the American public need to know.

You can view the petition here. It is very easy to sign it:

http://www.change.org/petitions/us-congress-protect-taiwan-s-students-protect-america-from-china-s-military

 

What, specifically, was Snowden’s crime?

“I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”

—Ronald Reagan

While I will neither support nor condemn Snowden, the people need the US government to handle problems much more effectively.

According to the US Constitution, Article III, Section 3…

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.

“Only”…

Snowden has been branded as a “traitor” by Secretaries, Generals, and Legislators in the US government—which means that, in their opinion, Snowden helped a US “enemy”. But that creates a problem—Snowden told the public. Is the “public” now the enemy of a democratic/republic State?

Snowden didn’t tell secrets to the Chinese or Russians or North Koreans in secret. That would/could have been “treason”. And, most importantly, none of his accusers give him any credit or appreciation for his conscientious, though youthful, dedication to “consent of the governed” and “government of, by, and for the people”.  · · · →

Some of My Favorite Quotes

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently—they’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, about the one thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.”
– Steve Jobs

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry, for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom.”

—Albert Einstein

“Real freedom will come only when we free ourselves of the domination of Western education, Western culture, and the Western way of living.”

—Gandhi

“But his cunning overreached his aim; his words touched too deep, and awoke a fire more fierce than he designed…”
– Tolkien, of Morgoth’s words to Fëanor

“Good photographers just take a lot of pictures.”
– Jonathan William Ramer

“Jesse, everyone is unique, but you are different.”
– Angela

“Goodbye’s before a long trip aren’t as hard as greeting friends when you get back… because you haven’t seen each other in so long.”
– Silas Sheffer

“Jesse, you are acting crazy.  · · · →