Don’t give up the ship…



In July 1863 the USA beat back the secessionist Confederacy at Gettysburg when Lee made more blunders than one General should be allowed to make.

Implementing Pickett’s charge across more than half mile of open field. Fifteen thousand Rebels walked, ran into a hail of musket balls and canon fire from 6,500 Union Troops dug in and secured behind protective barricades at the foot of Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg.

The result was more than 6,000 casualties for the secessionist and 1,500 for the Union and a victory for the Union, and a retreat back to Virginia in a thunder storm of rain and mud for the Confederates.

Recently I read a paragraph from a book on writing that I’m reading that I marked with an index tab and highlighted with a yellow marker so I could come back later and read again.

In November of 1863 Lincoln spoke 272 words which later would be known as the Gettysburg Address. “Two hundred seventy-two words, where in the closing Lincoln defines for eternity the complex requirements for democracy as ‘that government of the people, by the people, for the people.’ Perfect. And if you don’t believe me, consider this. Ann Coulter has typed up seven books and hasn’t accurately defined ‘democracy’ even once. “

On July 4th, 2017 America celebrates the birth of the nation amidst one of the greatest challenges to this democracy in the more than 200 year history of America. Donald Trump will be nothing more than a blemish, a scar on the face that is America.

Don’t give up the ship…




Many Troubling, Unanswered Questions about Voting Machinery in Georgia House Run Off

Opaque machinery raises questions about the vote count.

Jon Ossoff, the Democratic newcomer who ran against Republican former Secretary of State Karen Handel, won the absentee vote 64% to 36%. That vote was conducted on paper ballots that were mailed in and scanned on optical scanners. Ossoff also won the early voting 51% to 49%. Those results closely mirror recent polls that had him ahead by 1-3 points. In the highest of those polls, he was ahead by 7% with 5% undecided and a 4% margin of error.

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