Sunday, August 12, 2018

Let Us Be Grateful to God

Reprinted with permission of  www.ilocalnews.com/louisville

August 12, 2018 - 11:30am 
The Preamble of the 1792 Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky defines the purpose of the Constitution and reads “We, the people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy, and invoking the continuance of these blessings, do ordain and establish this Constitution.” The Kentucky State legislature, in 2002, adopted "Deo gratiam habeamus" as Kentucky’s official Latin motto. The Latin motto in English, “Let us be grateful to God,” expresses “the sentiment” of our Constitution’s Preamble, according to Members of the 2002 General Assembly. People who are “grateful to God” generally believe in God and follow one of the great Bible covenants between the Lord our God and we the people - the Ten Commandments.

As most of my neighbors know and believe, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” is one of the Ten Commandments. The Commandment condemns lying and obligates people to honor the truth. Dictionary.com defines a lie as “a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive.” How often do we see our elected State and Local government officials, judges and law enforcement officers make false statements with deliberate intention to deceive the public? All of the time, according to reports; and, “that’s not Kentucky,” as Attorney General Andrew Beshear likes to say.

There was a time when members of the press would actually hold elected government officials accountable for their actions. Today, news reports exposing corruption and holding public servants accountable for their actions are few and far between. A well written, fact-based and unbiased story used to send tremors throughout any fraudulent political or corporate operation. Now, we the people have to read fake news stories through bias interpretation lenses in order to identify the truth from the lies and deceit. Where are the good reporters of yesterday who truly exposed right from wrong, good from bad and fraud from truth?

The founding Statesmen of our great Commonwealth were a God-fearing people with a conviction for honesty, integrity and justice. These highly respected Statesmen of 1792 formed our great Commonwealth with a structure of government for the people and by a people truly grateful to Almighty God. Our elected public officials of today appear to have lost their moral compass and any conviction for the truth and justice.

Louisville’s failed Mayor Gregory Fischer, for example, appears to lie at every turn as convenience dictates, according to news reports. I sometimes wonder if Mayor Gregory Fischer can truly no longer distinguish the difference between a lie and the truth, whether he testifies under oath, or not. Unfortunately, no one seems to have the ability to hold Mayor Gregory Fischer accountable for his lies, deceit and/or criminal activities. How can we the people of Louisville hold our elected government officials accountable and align governance with the written principles of our Commonwealth? Let us be grateful to God.


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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Louisville’s Failed Leadership is Criminal

August 5, 2018 - 12:24pm

One of the top duties and responsibilities of the Mayor of Louisville is to enforce the laws of the local government, according to KRS 67C.105 (5). Mayor Gregory Fischer has truly failed to carry out these important public duties entrusted in him by the people he represents. Violent crime rates have escalated to the highest levels in five decades and homicides have doubled under Mayor Gregory Fischer’s watch, according to news reports.

Louisville’s top public safety official Mayor Gregory Fischer has enabled a rise in violent crime rates to record levels over the past seven years and the people in our community suffer the consequences. Louisville ranks as one of the deadliest cities in America, according to a survey by an association of major city police chiefs. A similar study by Areavibes.com says that 92% of cities in the United States are “more safe” than Louisville. The study claims Louisville residents have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime, and I am an experienced data point of this ugly statistic.

Mayor Gregory Fischer’s three 2011 leadership “pillars,” or goals, to create “well paying” jobs, “improve education” and be a “more compassionate city” continue to crumble, while violent criminal activity in our city hits record levels.

Mayor Gregory Fischer FAILED his 2011 objective for “well paying” jobs in Louisville. Corporations will NOT move well paying jobs to an unsafe community with record level violent crime rates. People make up companies. Qualitative factors such as low crime rates, good public education systems and other quality of life factors drive company decisions to open high paying job facilities in safe communities. Unfortunately, Louisville does not qualify.

Mayor Gregory Fischer FAILED his 2011 objective to “improve education” in Louisville. Four of the Ten “Worst Performing Public Schools” in the nation for the 2016-2017 school year are Louisville public schools, according to NeighborhoodScout school rankings. Please help us understand what Mayor Gregory Fischer has been doing the past seven years to own 40% of the ten worst public schools in the country.

Mayor Gregory Fischer FAILED his 2011 objective for Louisville to be a “more compassionate city.” Google Dictionary defines compassion as “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.” It appears Mayor Gregory Fischer’s path to increase “sympathetic pity and concern” is to enable record levels of violent criminal activity and, in turn, increase “the sufferings or misfortunes” of the victims. I do not believe the path traveled is the outcome Karen Armstrong intended for her movement.

Why would a company choose to create “well paid jobs” in one of the most dangerous cities in United States? How did Louisville end up with 40 percent of the ten worst performing public schools in the nation? How can a city become more compassionate for others during a time when 1 in 20 residents are victims of a crime? What say you, Mayor Gregory Fischer? Why would the residents of Louisville want to continue this path of FAILED government leadership?

Wake up Louisville. It is time for change. We can and should do better!


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Corruption in Kentucky Courts

July 29, 2018 - 4:57pm

The people of the Commonwealth of Kentucky are granted due process of law, “without delay,” by Section 14 of the state’s Constitution.

Section 14. Right of judicial remedy for injury – Speedy trial.
All courts shall be open, and every person for an injury done him in his lands,
goods, person or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right
and justice administered without sale, denial or delay.
 --  Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

How may judges in the Commonwealth of Kentucky have denied people their right to due process in Kentucky courts of law?  There are judges in the Louisville Courts who have intentionally delayed any action on legal complaints of injury under Kentucky law. Why are Kentucky judges able to deny citizens their Constitutional right to due process of the law?  Are elected judges as susceptible to public corruption as other elected officials?

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia believed “power tends to corrupt.” Does the political structure of the Kentucky Courts and judicial system enable too much power and corruption by those elected to uphold the laws of the Kentucky Constitution and protect citizens’ rights? Do we need the state legislature to enact laws that limit the number of terms for Kentucky ‘s judges, similar to the term limits of other State elected officials?

According to Andrew Beshear, the “Attorney General’s primary obligation is to the people … [and] … to protect public rights and interests by ensuring that our government acts legally and constitutionally.” What has Attorney General Andrew Beshear done to ensure Kentucky judges are protecting the constitutional rights of the people he serves? Justice Scalia used to say, “if you're going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you're not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you're probably doing something wrong.“ Has Andrew Beshear truly fulfilled his obligatory duties of Attorney General to the people of the Commonwealth?

How many courts in the Commonwealth have judges breaking the law by denying the Constitutional right of due process of law to its people? U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once said, “if the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.” Are the judges and political leaders of our great Commonwealth breeding contempt of our laws? Justice Brandeis also believed that our elected officials and judges are “subject … to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.” No person is above he law.

The Kentucky Constitutional right of due process of law must be enforced by the judges and officials elected by the people to protect those rights. “Whatever disagreement there may be as to the scope of the phrase "due process of law," said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “there can be no doubt that it embraces the fundamental conception of a fair trial, with opportunity to be heard.” Attorney General Beshear must verify that Kentucky judges and courts are protecting the people he serves before considering greater public responsibilities like governing our great Commonwealth. What say you, Attorney General Andrew Beshear?


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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

FBI and SEC tainted by Obama admin

For months now we have been hearing about disgraced FBI agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. Their illegal attempts to cover up information against Hillary Clinton, their working to undermine a Presidential election on her behalf, and so much more. It seems this all goes even deeper and I outlined a lot of the political abuse within the SEC long ago in another case.

This case is no different.

Let Us Be Grateful to God

Reprinted with permission of  www.ilocalnews.com/louisville By jpcaldwell August 12, 2018 - 11:30am   ...