In The Army


One of the main entrance signs at Fort Carson

One of the main entrance signs at Fort Carson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Army Career.  In  the fall of September 1963 I received my letter from the President, John F. Kennedy, that I was to report to the army on February 04,1964. And president Kennedy, was shot and killed in November of 1963. Later I learn that President Abraham Lincoln was also shot and killed in 1863. John F. Kennedy’s Secretary last name was Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary last name was Kennedy. Abraham Lincoln abolish slavery in 1865. John F. Kennedy initiated Civil Rights in 1963. Back to my army career Begin at Fort Ord infantry Company “B” 4th Battalion 3rd Brigade. After I finish boot camp. I was trained as a member of the Signal Corp. And I was chosen for NCO school where I became platoon leader.  After finishing  AIT  I was sent to Fort Carson, Colorado.  Assign to 6th Howitzer Battalion Battery “C” 20th Artillery.   Awarded the Certificate of Appreciation given at Fort Carson, Colorado. Presented to Jason A. Lewis Jr, US 56 368 633 “Jason A Lewis Jr, enthusiasm, knowledge, perseverance and unswerving devotion to duty, while performing his assigned tasks for long, trying weeks under the strain of intensive observation and extreme weather conditions, is indicative of his outstanding professionalism and complete dedication to the Service.  He has earned the distinction of being singled out as a soldier in every sense of the word whose characteristic are worthy of emulation by all Artillerymen, the member of the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) and the United State Army. Walter V. Applegate, Major, Artillery Commanding Office.” While at Fort Carson my company was given a driving test for skill and proficiency in an army jeep with a trailer. We had to drive the jeep while pulling a trailer through these stanchion about the length of a parking space. In and out between the poles like a snake for time without touching any of the poles with the jeep or the trailer. I drove through with the fastest time. And my sergeant said, “okay Lewis, let see you back through without touching the poles.”  So I put the jeep in reverse and back the jeep and trailer all way the through without touching any poles.  My sergeant said, “I don’t believe it some of these guys can’t go through forward without hitting the poles.” I was given the title of The Most Skill And Proficient Driver on the base. I would drive a 3/4

English: Soldiers of the 59th Quartermaster Co...

English: Soldiers of the 59th Quartermaster Company conduct a “hot” (engine running) refuel of an AH-64D Apache helicopter at the Butts Army Airfield, Fort carson, Colorado (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ton truck, 2 1/2 ton truck 5 tons trucks, and a jeep for my Commanding officer, and other commanders that had to go on haze driving conditions. I remember on cold day with black ice on the road I was to drive a 5 ton truck pulling a 6 ton 155 mm howitzer as the lead driver to clear the ice on the road for those trucks with howitzers in the convoy behind me. I could see the howitzer was jack-knighting as I made that first right turn. And I went down the road for about half a block with my truck in my lane and the howitzer in the on coming lane. It was early in the morning with no traffic in the on-coming lane.  After that I was order to be the driver of the Commanding General on the base in his army car and jeep. My Army Career in 1964.

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Women’s Health Policies


Women’s Health Policies needs today Where do we start?  Lets go back two thousand years.  When every father had to find for his teenage daughter an older man to marry.   No man would marry a teenage girl who may have engage in making love, and may be pregnant.  Because they didn’t have contraceptive for their teenage daughters at that time.

Now lets move back to the twenty-first century.  When all parents and state legislators should make contraceptives available to all teenage girls.  Because they may be engaging in making love before marriage and could become pregnant.  And the states would have financial responsibility for these teenage mothers and their babies.  It is estimated the cost to raise a child about $24,000 until 18 years of age.  It would be less expensive  for the states to make contraceptives available to all who want to plan their parent hood.

If the states would make contraceptives available to all women who can’t afford to pay for contraceptives.  Then contraceptives could be administered through the child school health program for teen girls.  Under the vaccination and inoculation programs.  And at that time monitor teenage girls for STD which may cause cancer later in their lives.  Some may say all teenage girls should abstain from making love.  The sound of one hand clapping….makes no sound.  Do they know it takes two?    GOD has place desire in both male and female.  And no man-made law can take away what GOD has given, (desire).

These programs are pro-active policies that can……

1. Decrease the number of teen and unwanted pregnancy.

2. Decrease the number of abortions.

3. Decrease the number on welfare

4. Decrease the number of SDT, (hvp virus), in teenage girls.

Where are the GOP Policies For Women’s Health?  Their policies are to ban contraceptives, ban abortions, ban women’s health clinic, ban welfare, and ban college girls from voting while away from their home.  By saying a college address is not a valid home address for voting.  Restricting a woman’s right to vote is unconstitutional.

We had one of our GOP member made a comment on rape.  He said,if it is a legitimate rape a woman’s body  has a way to shut that whole thing down.”  Implying that a women state of mind can stop conception after a she has been raped.  I say, this GOP member is a court jester for the republican party.  This is his opinionated point of view.  No scientific facts to back up his opinion.  Conception is a biological process.  And not a state of mind process.  This GOP member has a case of foot in mouth disease.

If this GOP member doesn’t have a complete female reproductive system.  And hasn’t been raped.  Then he is not qualified to speak about what a woman body will do after rape This GOP Member lost his seat in congress.  Because there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that address a woman body after she has been raped.  Michigan State Legislature has pass a law that women have to buy “Rape Insurance” if they want to have an abortion after rape, incest, or to save  her life.  No Health Insurance Company offer rape insurance.   This is the group that call themselves, “The Right To Life,” but doesn’t include an abortion to save a woman’s life in a problem child-birth.

We had another GOP member who said,”if a woman is raped and conception take place. That was GOD’s plan.”  What is this guy smoking?  When is the last time this GOP member

set down and had a conversation with GOD?  And GOD told this GOP member of His plan after a woman has been raped.  What scripture in the bible that say it’s okay for a man to rape a woman for conception?   This GOP member is using smoke and mirror in the name of GOD for his political agenda against mothers and future mothers. Did he know GOD is non-political?  Are these GOP members not ashamed of using the name of GOD in vain?  And they call themselves Christians.  Is that not hypocritical?  Mothers and future mothers are GOD creation.  And no mortal man has dominion over them.  Not even  politicians.   No matter what politicians think of themselves.  They are not GODS.  It has been said, “there would be false GODS among us.”

I say to you politicians.  Give to GOD that which belong to GOD, (mothers, and daughters), for they are God’s creators of life.  And give to the people that which belong to the people, (their government), “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”  For you were elected as legislators, (law makers), nothing more or nothing less.  You can not serve GOD’s children as long as you worship campaign funds.  And for that money you have move over to the dark side of humanity.

We had a congresswoman from Texas.  Stated that her state had a rape kit, (bottle water),

Persecution of witches

Persecution of witches (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

that would clean out a woman 24 hours after she has been raped.  I would like to remind this congresswoman, that bottle water is not a contraceptive after rape.  These clowns must have been absent during biology class on reproduction.  Let me rephrase that.  These clowns were absent-minded during biology class on reproduction.

I want to go back in time to the fifteenth century.  When we had the Spanish Inquisition.  When church leaders implied if a woman made a sound of pleasure such as, a whine, mm, groan, wail, whimper, and a sob, while engaging in making love  with her husband.  She was declared a witch by the church leaders as practicing witch-craft.  And her husband should bring his wife to the church to be burned alive for being a witch .

Some of these men were afraid of their wives, and would bring their wives in to be burned at the stake.  You see how narrow-minded these men were.  Because some of these sound that these women made, were the same sounds you would make for your favor food or dessert.  The sound of mm may be utter for what is pleasant…defined in Oxford Dictionary as: “1. satisfactory and enjoyable. 2. friendly and likable.  I didn’t read anything  as liken to a witch.  As you can see predatory witch hunters have been around for many centuries, because of a woman sexuality.  And for this these modern-day witch hunters have declare war on mothers and future mothers for their health needs.

What I have written about here is man power over women.  I say, to all the ladies.    In respect for your mother, rebuke those GOP members who would have the U.S. Constitution to restrict a woman freedom of expressing her personal feeling.  GOD has given women the power to create life.  And that is greater than any man-made law.  Without women there would be no little baby boys to become men to write laws that imply that women are witches because of their sexuality, (personal feeling.)  Every man who walk upon the face of this earth.  Owe their very existence to a woman call, “mom.”  Maybe these witch hunters don’t have mothers.  Could they be androids?   These men should make every day to praise, and give respect to their mothers and future mothers, (their daughters.)  What kind of man would misrepresent mothers, and future mothers as witches?  These witch hunters are a disgrace to the human race.   Ladies you should unite and speak with

Examination of a Witch by T. H. Matteson, insp...

Examination of a Witch by T. H. Matteson, inspired by the Salem witch trials (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

one voice that you will not support or vote for these modern-day witch hunters.  For your congressional representative.  Ladies if you are not registered to vote……register, and urge your daughters to register and vote.  Be well-informed and vote in all election.  You must be an active participant in Women’s Health Policies.   These GOP members are  infected with foot-in-mouth disease.  It’s contagious.  Because they keep attacking women.   When asked.  Why are you attacking women?  Their answer….It’s Obama who is against women because of Obama Care. This answer is illusory, and has nothing to do with their, Women’s Health Policies.  Their answer is more about a campaign against Obama as President of the United States.  You the taxpayers are paying these witch hunters a six figure salary, and they are attacking your mothers and future mothers health needs.

This message should to be shouted to every woman across this land to shake the very foundation of this man power over women.  This has gone on too long.  The time for a change is now.  If not now! When?  Ladies you should encourage every woman to vote in every election.  If your congressional representative is one of these modern-day witch hunters.  You need to write in your grandmother or great-grandmother‘s name at the ballot box in place of these witch-hunters.  To show your disapproval of these witch hunters.  Because these GOP witch-hunters are not worthy of your vote.       This is about  women’s health Policies.

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GOP Against The Constitution


GOP Against The Constitution and the GOP members of congress takes the verbal oath to uphold and defend the United States Constitution.  And there-after sign a pledge to a special interest group, (Grover Norquist‘s  Americans for Tax Reform), which is not part of the U.S. Constitution.  That pledge is for GOP members to say, “NO” to raising taxes.  Are these GOP members are aware of the jurisprudence of taking the oath of office?  The U.S. Constitution does give congress the power to raise taxes.  And the power to borrow money to pay expenses of government.  I will give you that part of the constitution later in this blog. For the GOP to say “no new taxes.”  They obstruct U.S. Government from moving forward.  How can they say, no new revenue?  When we have an ongoing ten-year war debt, in a recession, 21 million unemployed, an increase in the aged population.  With an ever-increasing number of severe hurricanes, and tornadoes. How does government protect the needs of its citizens without raising revenue?  The GOP respond by cutting spending on the middle class, the poor, seniors, college student loans, veteran benefits, and the unemployed.  At the same time giving the wealthy lower taxes.  This makes the GOP members like a reverse Robin Hood; taking from those at the bottom of the social-economic group, and given to the wealthy.  This is the GOP’s idea of small government. I would like to remind the GOP members that they were elected to congress to serve all the people of the United States.  And not to just serve their congressional district.  If their ideology is loyalty to their congressional district.  Maybe they should only run for office in local district politics.  They seem to be small-minded for small government.  After all, we are not a small nation.  Our Federal Government need to be smart enough to include all the people of the United States of America. I would like to quote the sub-text of:  The “Preamble.”         

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of...

English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States Polski: Fragment preambuły Konstytucji Stanów Zjednoczonych (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. “In order to form a more perfect     union.” 2. “To establish justice.” 3. “To insure domestic tranquility.” 4. “To provide for the common defense.” 5. “To promote the general welfare.” 6. “To secure the blessing of liberty (freedom) for ourselves and our posterity.” The GOP members need to re-read the constitution, and get to know why our founding father wrote this document, (constitution) for our nation as a democracy.  It was written for the House of Representatives and the Senate to work closely with one another if they are to get anything done.  The constitution is a document of the people, by the people, and for the people in all of the states. How does our constitution apply to Members of Congress, and their duties to serve the people of the United States of America? ARTICLE I THE LEGISLATIVE (lawmaking) BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT SECTION 8. Powers of Congress I give you the sub-text below. 1. “The power to raise  and collect taxes to pay expense of government.” 2. “The power to borrow money on the credit of the United States Government.SECTION 7. PASSING a BILL “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representative; but the Senate may propose or agree with amendments as on other bills.” Why would the GOP members violate Section 7 & 8 of their Legislative duties? SECTION 6. Congressional Privileges and Restrictions Congress have given them-selves immunity within the constitution. SECTION 2. The House of Representatives “The House Representatives has the sole power (power given to none other) of impeachment (act of accusing a public official of wrongdoing , which may result in his removal from office).  A majority vote of the House of Representatives is necessary to impeach an official.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SECTION 9. POWER DENIED CONGRESS We the people can add an amendment to SECTION 9. of the constitution. That all members of congress should not engage in or sign any pledge that would interfere with the United States Constitution.  That all Members of Congress would sign a legal document.  That they would refrain from joining or take part any special interest group’s activity or would be subject to forfeiture of pay until a budget bill is passed by the House of Representative, and the Senate.  And is sent to be sign by the president before the budget due date. I have outline items that were violated by GOP Members of Congress.  This document was written by our founding fathers.  With my extensive study of the of The U.S. constitution…..have found problems with the GOP Members of Congress.  And have offer a  solution to these problems.  No one individual or one group of individuals can correct these problems.  What is included in our constitution are “The Bill of Rights. Part III Amendment 1. Freedom of speech or freedom of the press.” We have in our constitution…what is call a test case….with the signature of 60% of register votes can amend the U.S. Constitution at the ballot box .  No matter how much one disagree with any particular item…no item can be removed from the The U.S. Constitution. We now have GOP Members who want to repeal The Affordable Care Act from the constitution.  Because they have Obama-care attach to this law.  What these GOP members forget that President Obama has to sign a bill to repeal The Affordable Care Act.

Now the GOP want to defund The Affordable Care Act which is part of the U.S. Constitution.  Every thing in The U.S. Constitution is automatically funded by congress. What we have here are GOP Members acting as immature temper tantrum children.  And they are willing to shut down the government by not raising the debt ceiling to pay on the government’s debt.  And have the U.S. Government default on its loan.  For what they call repeal Obama-care.    And denies health care for thirty  million U.S. Citizens.  But the GOP would accept this bill if Romney were president, and it was called Romney care.  Romney sign a bill like this when he was governor of  Massachusetts.  This ACA in Mass. has been in service for 6 years.  And the state of Mass. has most of its citizens are in a health insurance plan.  At a lower health insurance premium for its citizens.  If it is good enough for Mass. it has to good enough for the other 49 states.     Romney is the father of The Affordable Care Act.  These GOP members are still campaigning against President Obama.  Even though he has been elected twice, and not running for any office.

The U.S Constitution is the people’s government.  When your congressional representative  violate the U.S. Constitution base on his/her political party platform.  As a good citizen you need to re-register as an independent voter.  You will be able to vote for the person and, not the political party.  With, “a fist full of dollars,” big money may be able to buy a political party, and politicians.  But big money can’t buy your vote.  Because you will not sell out your soul for, “a fist full of dollars.”

This will take big money out of government.  Because big money doesn’t care about you. They only represent the rich, big business, and Wall Street.  Only you can cast a vote for the government that represent you and your family.

 

What we have here is the, GOP Against the Constitution.

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Politics & Policy


Liberty BellThe distinction between Politics & Policy is all too quickly loss in today’s discourse. The important issues of daily life and philosophy rarely get discussed without the participants diving up into teams.  Policy is debated.  Politics argued.

The objective here is to provide a place to offer and to find solutions to policy matters without the grind of politics and worse yet partisan rhetoric.

There may not be any element to our lives which isn’t learned upon by some policy or another.  More often than not, policies compound.  Leading to more policies until society looses tract of the original goal.

These policy onions are then deep fried in a political batter made of self-interests.  Here we can begin to peel them apart until they make sense.  Until they work again.

At time, here at Policy Over Politics, passes we will continue to add topics and their subsets of policies.  You, the readers are encouraged to contribute.  You are welcome to suggest topics and or specific solutions.

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ABOUT THE POLICY POLITICS BLOG


U.S. FlagWith the re-election of President Barack Obama on November 6, 2012, the nation began to absorb the stark realization that it is in the midst of an idealistic and demographic transformation.  The change involves the newly formed coalition of numerous groups from within the mosaic which is America.  Those groups represent the following:

Women

African Americans

Hispanics

Asians

Native Americans

Unions

The above as well as a large number of America’s highly educated underprivileged and under-served people of the United States of all colors and ethnic origins.

This blog has been built in support of America and the new coalition which has and will continue to make this country an even brighter beacon of hope and salvation for the world. This is an unabashedly liberal/progressive blog.  It is unabashedly liberal because of the negative connotation attributed to the liberal and or progressive label by right wing reactionary ideologues in recent years.

The articles posted will be written through the lens of the aforementioned philosophy.

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2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats help, Jason prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people.

English: San Francisco cable car cresting a hi...

English: San Francisco cable car cresting a hill with Alcatraz in the background Deutsch: San Francisco: Cable Car, im Hintergrund Alcatraz Island (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Republican Party


The Republican Party leader is,  “Ted on Cruz Control.”  The junior senator from Texas.  Ted Cruz, and some of his members call themselves “Tea Party members of rebellion against Obama’s Administration.  His fellow senator call Ted, “wacko bird.”  The mad insane senator.  This wacko-bird is all puff up and flapping his wings.  Telling his fellow GOP members in the House of Representative to repeal Obama Care.  The GOP members in the House, (republicans are the majority Party) passed a bill to repeal Obama Care over forty times.  And it fail forty times to pass in the Senate which the democratic is the majority party.  Obama is a democrat.  We don’t need these wackos in the U.S. Government.

This is insanity, doing the same thing over and over with the same result, (failure).  Then The Ted said, ” we want to delay Obama Care for one year.”  This bill fail in the democratic  control senate.  Then the Ted Cruz, said,”we want to remove one item from the Obama Care) or we will shut down the government by not paying on the government’s debt.  This is legislating by hostage taken of the government.  In order to repeal Obama Care the President has to sign the repeal  into law. Not going to happen!  So this repeal is a suicide  mission that has damage the republican brand.

For six months the Ted and the GOP members of congress place them-selves in front of TV news cameras saying, “Obama, wont negotiate with the republicans in the house on paying on the government debt.”  This is a case of foot in mouth disease by the GOP members.  The U.S. Constitution specify that only the House of Representative and the Senate can create and negotiate to pass bills in the Legislative Branch of  Government.

GOP Top 5: 5-17-11

GOP Top 5: 5-17-11 (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Legislative define in the Oxford Dictionary as: “1. having the power to make laws.  “2. relating to laws.”  The president is the Executive Branch of Government.  And is the Chief Executive, (person who see that laws are enforced, or carried out.)  The president sign bills into law.  The president is not required to negotiate while a bill is still in congress.  But he can make recommendation of what he will sign into law.

We have two chambers in congress.  The Senate and the House of Representative.  Only those two chambers can negotiate on any or all bills while in congress.  These two chambers have elected members as republicans and democrats.  And what is passed by those two chambers will go to the president desk for signature into law.

The GOP members are holding the U.S. Government hostage to derail Obama Care.  They say this law is a train wreck waiting to happen.  A similarly health care bill was passed in the state of Massachusetts in 2006.  And that Health Care train is still running on the track with 90% of the uninsured now with health care.

The GOP members in the House, which is 1/3 of congress are obsess with delegitimizing  Obama, as President of the United States of America.  These GOP members represent 10% of the U.S. population.  And that part want to delegitimize Obama, as president of the President of the United States of America also.  So we have a government shut down for this rebellion.  The strategy of the GOP members was to obstruct Obama’s Administration even before he took the oath office of the Presidency in 2009.

These GOP members in the House have a laundry list of demands which has nothing to do with paying on the government debt.  Passed spending by congress.  These GOP members have resorted to hostage taking as a way to legislate to pass their political agenda in congress.  These GOP members are financed by big money, (the Koch Brothers).  Have spent over two hundred million dollars to repeal, or defund Obama Care in the last year. And have spent over two billion dollars to make Obama, a one term president in the 2012 election.    With the GOP message they have become a party of exclusion with only 10% of the population in the red states, (Republicans) .

With unlimited amount of campaign funds for elections.  There is a thin line between donation and a bribe.  To donate is for campaign finance.  Bribery is ownership of the campaigner.  And that lead to corrupt politicians.  That lead to billionaires and millionaires owning government for power over the people.

The people are very angry.  One register republican party member.  Stated that he had been a lifelong republican, and voted republican in all elections.  But in the next election he was going shut down those republicans who were responsible for shutting down the government.  There is outrage among the population all across this nation.  The GOP approval rating is at its lowest level 24% and, still falling.  More than 53% blame the GOP for the shutdown of the government.  Those of the Tea Party have hurt the brand of the republican party.  Now this shutdown of the government has been call the Cruzcifixion of Ted Cruz.   “Old Ted Cruz.”  Where forth are thou?  You can come out from hiding wherever you are.

And 90% of the people will not vote for a republican president.  The GOP want to make the presidency weak so they can legislate by hosting taken.   To have absolute power and control over the people’s government is what The Republican Party want.

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