After the ISIS attack that killed and injured people in New York City, President Trump urged swift repeal of the visa lottery program Congress enacted. The purpose of the visa lottery program was to bring diversity into America’s immigration program, according to Senator Chuck Shumer.
President Trump wants an “extreme vetting” process on immigrants from Middle Eastern and African nations that are mostly Islam and indulge in religious persecution of other religious faiths. The conflict is over America’s Constitution and freedom of religion. ISIS is bringing its one and only one religious idea to America with terror attacks, thinks to the said visa lottery program. I have a world of objections.
My lawyer, Edward S. Corwin, authored The “Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law. Law professor Corwin logically answers the issue before us, but here’s the rub: President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a progressive liberal Democrat, in 1933, during the Great Depression, asserted that government had the “inherent duty,” even if it is not written in the Constitution, he said, to do what he deemed was necessary to keep millions of Americans from starving.
No problem. The Supreme Court said fine, but only on a temporary basis.
No way, said the progressive liberals. They packed the Supreme Court with progressive liberals and put in place a permanent plan for redistribution of the nation’s income, in our case, against our inherent right to exist on the fruits of our own labor. Say progressive liberal, we are for the common good.
The idea was to give the meek and poor a shot at the good life. Well meaning, but unconstitutional, off we went on the Yellow Brick Road. Like the visa lottery program, it did not work that well. The meek and poor got the fruits of my labor. I got the street for my home.
There are certain intrinsic values, my lawyer expertly explains, that never change. America’s Founding Fathers did a marvelous job of incorporating those values in America’s Constitution.
As I see it, after studying the U.S. Constitution, we are intelligent animals—logical and at the same time emotional—we often let emotion override logic. We confuse good with evil and evil with good. Thus, giving the meek and poor the good life, although well intentioned, the plans of mice and men often go awry.
In my case, although it took 11 years to prove my point, the makers and keepers of the law owe me an apology. The tax collector, the IRS, admitted on the front page of The Palm Beach Post that it had been mistaken many times, and for 11 years, in collecting tax from me. I was meek and poor at the time. I ended flying with the eagles. So much for earthbound authority.
Religion begins with something imagined: God’s purpose. There are a great many imagined purposes of God and may the strongest of the bunch win, right? It now comes down to a nuclear contest. The strongest just might leave us history written in the rocks.
This is not to say we are not aware of the possibility. But what can we do? Do we loudly protest on the street, or drive a truck over people? If not this, do we contact our representatives? It you don’t have $25,000 or more to give them, forget it.
Follow the money. It flows in and out of a container with many a hole. Where it ends, nobody knows. We hear, however, that the banking family of Rothschild is the richest in the world, with the money to buy the result they want, right?
Add our government representatives and their redistribution policy; we, individually, lose much of our control. We become increasingly dependent on government—one world government, that is, and whatever. We’ve come a long way toward becoming an ant-like colony with one common goal, and now a president that wants to make America great again. How? By closing our borders and “extreme vetting.”
Religion—something imagined—something supernatural that we can’t understand—in conflict with closed borders and extreme vetting, something that encourages individual responsibility, the young among us having not been educated to that way of life, they would not know the danger of open borders and collective bargaining.
Who would know this better than this 92 year old? In my youth, we were educated in family values. There was no income tax or redistribution of income, not until the Great Depression brought about the inherent duty of government, or better said, turning individual responsibility over to government.
In the beginning of America, we seem to have forgotten, it was religious oppression that brought Europeans to America. America began as a land of opportunity, gradually to become a land of rules and regulations, just as in every other case. Individual responsibility turned into government oppression and the process ending in America’s destruction if we refuse to change.
Going over my past and present, at midlife a drastic change, I looked within for my answers, I was, so-to-speak, reborn. I proceeded to live a charmed life. Two things—I had studied my Constitution with the idea of using it to demand my rights, and I looked within for answers.
It wasn’t until I was in my eighties that I discovered that Jesus taught what I actually did—studied the “Higher Law” and looked within for my answers. I had a bigger than life calling. It was then that my spiritual guides took over. I’ve never seen an angel or anything like that. I just know I’ve got spiritual guides. There are too many coincidences to be coincidence, one being finding the love of my life after three failed marriages. Finding love is finding God. My wife and I are spiritually united. I never had that understanding in my former marriages.
Since looking within for my answers, not only finding the love of my life, I’ve found a greater family, certain special people. The same as my wife, I know the moment I meet them that we share values.
It is upon us, the Age of Aquarius, when the stars align for a great change. We are about to emerge from our earthbound cocoon to our intended image, which will be from one world in a universe of worlds, to a state of greatly expanding consciousness.
It started in me by looking within and ending with the desire to be of universal service. It begins the same in all of us, at first aware only of self. As we grow, we become aware of more and more. There comes the time when we are mature enough to run our own lives, but this is not to be. We go from parental authority to world authority. It ends in this world but claimed to be supernatural authority. In Islam’s case, Sharia law, in other cases something else, but never the individual in charge of his or her own life.
Jesus judged his authority to be hypocrites. He told them that the kingdom of God is within us.
Jesus, speaking of his authority, “Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing, but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?….Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord….So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand.”
“And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying he saved others; let him save himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen of God.”
And what do they say today? It is share and share alike, except for authority. They remain worshiping the gold of the temple.