Dave Hakes' – Maui Life


"I must do something!" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done"

Archive for June, 2022

Lead… Follow… or Watch…

Posted by delta on 24th June 2022

The Supreme Court did not say abortion was illegal – they simply said that they (The U.S. Supreme Court) had no business regulating it. It is not mentioned in the Constitution and never was. The Supreme Court does not amend nor enforce the Constitution – they simply interpret it and how it applies to the case before them…

I keep hearing/reading that they have taken away a constitutional right. They have not. Only Congress can create or negate a constitutional right – read the damn Constitution! I guess they don’t go over it anymore in High School Civics classes…?

If it would have been an Amendment to the Constitution then it would have been the law of the land. It’s the job of Congress to amend the Constitution. Congress had 50 years to legally secure it as a right by amending the Constitution – they didn’t. 50 years – they didn’t touch it… They simply sat on it hoping another case wouldn’t come along to challenge the validity of the original decision… Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization was such a case…

So as the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution says – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people” – the subject is a state issue, not federal…

The largest immediate hypocrisy we are going to see is states who create laws which allow freedom of choice for abortions but no freedom of choice for the jab. The hypocrisy of those who are fine with exterminating a viable defenseless human inside the womb yet will go above and beyond defending/protecting an animal or criminal who attacks or kills another viable human outside the womb. The masses bloviating about rights and freedoms who have never once voted. Hypocrisy… Incompatible Ideologies… False Virtue… Each individual state WILL pick and choose which “freedoms” and “right to privacy” you have to “choose” from…

“MY BODY, MY CHOICE” has been the mantra for 50 years. It’s been used for all types of campaigns – even other countries have made use of it. We, in America, can no longer assume we have freedom of choice… FOR ANYTHING…

It’s done – it was inevitable – now what…?

I’m no longer talking about abortion at this point.

Each state will do what they should do – govern – and it will be up to all of us to move to a location in which we mostly agree with the laws and established “freedoms” within… or take the time to attempt to change the laws where we live now…

“My Body, My Choice” was never a Constitutional Right (again, only Congress can create or negate a Constitutional Right), but it was a solid assumption based on precedent based on a judicial decree – now, it’s just a slogan based on a negated judicial decree…
Holding up the sign at an anti-jab rally just isn’t gonna make the same impression as it did yesterday…

Remember, I’m no longer talking about abortion at this point.

Freedom to choose whether or not you want the jab
Freedom to choose whether or not you can obtain, or refuse, ANY medical procedure
A doctors freedom to choose whether or not he/she can perform a medical procedure
Freedom to choose several things for your children

All “freedom of choice” arguments not associated with First Amendment Religious Freedoms are deeply associated with the “My Body, My Choice” argument…

“Right to Privacy” is a null and void argument. There is no such thing. Let me explain:

No American who uses any type of social media or keeps any data of any kind online has a right to privacy (YET) – YOU essentially wave YOUR rights when YOU agree to the “Terms of Use” for that platform (no one reads what they are getting into before clicking that button)…

All of this data is harvested and can be sold to anyone – including law enforcement – so essentially, you have no right to privacy – anyone can simply buy your data (without just cause and without a warrant)… YOU specifically need to check if the company has a government contract of any type – large or small, local or federal. If they do, part of the fine print of their contract is that they must voluntarily share data with government agencies… No need for just cause or a warrant… So far, these contracts have not been knocked down by the judiciary, but many companies are cancelling their contracts once they see what is happening with the data…

The Fourth Amendment covers you in your home and the physical “persons, houses, papers, and effects” – so they need a warrant to search your house, car, computer or phone – but at this point, most people have more information about themselves online than they do within their physical property.

Here’s the kicker, deleting an app on your phone does not delete the data from the company server online. You have to contact the company directly and ask them if they will delete your digital profile from their server/s and/or database/s – THIS IS NOT A JOKE! As an added bonus, the caveat to the “kicker” is that they have no control of deleting your digital profile from who they have already sold your data to – those who have already bought it can do whatever they want with it. The data most people think is on their phone isn’t actually on their phone. Their phone is a “portal” to the data/information which is actually stored on several servers in another state/country which is being sold to companies you will never hear of and stored on their servers in other states/countries

Here’s something even farther down the rabbit hole… and you never agreed to the “Terms of Use” for this:
Thinking locally, all the new cameras being put on the traffic lights – do you really believe you have a right to privacy…? They know exactly who is going where and when with no probable cause for a warrant. They simply harvest the data, store it directly to a data farm with no probable cause for a warrant. They can then mine, scrape and forage the data – at their own discretion – to “find” probable cause for a warrant after the fact. The whole thing is ass-backwards legally…

The new assumption here is that EVERYONE is guilty until proven innocent. Like I said – ASS-BACKWARDS

Your “freedom of choice” now depends on where you are as you read this – what are the laws in your city, county or state? If you wanted to change the laws, how hard would it be? How long would it take? What would YOU have to do? Are you a lone conservative surrounded by liberals? Are you a lone liberal surrounded by conservatives?

Every state is different – each county within each state is different – you need to know the differences!

According to your city, county or state charter/constitution – who has more “juice”? The legislature or the executive? Who are these people? Do they agree with you on the issues? Do the voters in the area agree with them?

Always go with a strong legislature who carries the same ideology as you – preferably a two-thirds majority to over-ride any potential veto from the executive. Legislatures make laws, laws are hard to overturn because it takes longer to get a group of folks to modify or negate (for several reasons). Executives can only make mandates (or executive orders) and those can be quickly overturned by legislation, the judiciary or the next individual to hold that particular executive office. The only durable power an executive has (in most city, county and state scenarios) is the veto of (potential) legislation that crosses his/her desk…

You will continue to read, watch and hear that the majority wants this or that according to “such and such” survey or poll. Really…? Is that really the case in your area…? Local politics in the U.S. is representative of the local population – if the majority of voters in this city, county or state wanted this or that then they DO vote people into office to make this or that happen. It really is as simple as that. Have they done it yet…? Are you aware of the real needs and wants of the voters in your area…? Look at the people they voted into office past and present – it’ll give you a good idea…

If you live in an area in which the local politics and laws have always left your stomach churning then maybe it’s time to move on… Moving somewhere that has a historical pattern of supporting your personal beliefs or principles will be much more agreeable to your psychological and physical health… Then again, some of us just want the fight… Some people crave the potential martyrdom as well… Hey, we need those folks too! They’re stories raise awareness to things we may have never considered!

Many are upset because it now requires them to actually do something… They actually have to get off their ass and out of their little bubble and do something… Most people don’t even vote, so getting them to actually do something other than simply sit there and complain is a lot!

I’m hoping that this political climate will force many to consider their local politics head on. Force everyone to dig into their local statutes, read them, understand them, consult a lawyer for assurance and decide whether or not THIS is somewhere they want to live. Most will do nothing but complain, a few will try to change things locally and many will move to a state which already supports their values.

In any case, you can’t just be an “armchair quarterback” and “hope” for change… You can’t just sit there watching the news or waste away reading about it on social media – if you want change, you have to do something outside your comfort zone… NOW

If you don’t have kids, you probably have no concept of what I’m saying. For those of you who do, is this the world you want to leave them…? Is this the State, County, City or Political Atmosphere you want them growing up in…? Raising your grandchildren in…?

How free do you think they’ll be in your present location 20-40 years from now…? Will the occupation they have always longed for even be available locally by the time they finish their schooling…? What bits of freedom will they have to surrender to complete their schooling…? What bits of freedom will they have to concede to get that first job…?

Some people want things to happen; some make things happen; most wonder what happened – which are you…? Which do you want to be…?

First thing first: FIX THE PROBLEM, NOT THE BLAME

Whatever you find the problem to be today…

Trying to fix the blame is nothing but a waste of time and money – in the meantime the problem gets bigger, grows more tentacles and becomes harder to fix…

I wrote something related to this in August 2020:
After a ton of research – what I found…
and another one about SCOTUS the past January:
SCOTUS v MANDATES

We all must cultivate the Capacity to find the Truth (not our own truth – the actual truth), the Integrity to tell it (no matter how much it hurts), the Presence to make people listen and the Character to do something about it (even if it means suddenly moving to where the action is) – no matter the consequences…

Posted in Personal Tidbits | No Comments »