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AMERICAN FLAGS

We expect our American troops to defend our current American Flag against all foreign enemies.

But if we don’t defend our historical American Flags against all domestic enemies, how can we be worthy of our American troops?

A DIFFERENT APPROACH

—Original Message—

Sent: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 4:53 pm

Subject: FROM SCOTT MAYO, RE TWO ONLINE PETITIONS I HAVE STARTED

I appreciate your time and consideration, in reading this email.

For a long time now, I’ve been very concerned about the direction our country, the United States, is taking.

Since 2012, I’ve been especially concerned about the destructive impact that unrestrained Digital-Age technology—particularly cellular technology (cellphones and smartphones) and social media (Facebook, Twitter, et al)—is having on our country.

And since June 22, 2015, I’ve been especially concerned about an ongoing trend of state and local politicians censoring their constituents’ historical flags, and destroying their constituents’ historical monuments—without their constituents’ consent.  This posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America—and I have been doing all I can to bring awareness to it, and to elicit the help of my fellow Southern Americans, my fellow Americans, and my fellow human beings worldwide, in stopping this destructive trend.

I have started two petitions on the website, Change.org, on which I would appreciate your adding your signature to mine.

The first is to President Trump, requesting that he remove Nikki Haley from his presidential cabinet—because Nikki Haley is the initial perpetrator of this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America, and because Nikki Haley is being rewarded for her exploitation of a mass murder.

The second is to Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners to return the First Confederate Flag to its rightful place in Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays—the historical flags displays of the five nations under which Pensacola, Florida, has lived and thrived.  These local politicians have censored the First Confederate Flag from our historical flags displays since June 24, 2015—without our consent.  They have not even let us vote on this.

Our country, the United States of America, is in serious danger of self-destruction.  The sociopolitical chaos our country is experiencing in this Digital Age is unprecedented in its history.  And this sociopolitical chaos—driven by unrestrained Digital-Age technology—is spreading all over our world.

Most of us seem to be pretending that everything is fine—as if our country’s problems will simply go away if we ignore them.  But this is never the case—no country’s problems simply go away, as if by magic.

Many of us are quite aware of the danger posed to our country, but feel so powerless to do anything about it that we just give up—we just do nothing, and look forward to our deaths, or to a Biblical event that will require no action on our part.

Of course, neither of these approaches is ever effective.

We can turn our country—and our world—around.  But we can only do this together—and with small, incremental actions.

And signing online petitions is a way of taking small, incremental actions together.

Please click on the links below, and—unless either of these petitions is against everything you believe in—add your signature to these online petitions.  Your signature will be greatly appreciated—perhaps more than you know.

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

https://www.change.org/p/pensacola-mayor-ashton-hayward-and-the-escambia-county-board-of-county-commissioners-return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-its-rightful-place-in-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays

And if you want to learn more about the issues mentioned in this email, you are welcome to view my blog, Solosocial, at solosocial.wordpress.com, and to comment on posts, if you so desire.

Again, thank you so much for your time and consideration.

Scott Wesley Mayo

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 1

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 2

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

HOW IS THIS HAPPENING?

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in opposition to censorship.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in support of censorship.

In the Twentieth Century, idealistic young people gathered in support of freedom of speech.

In the Twenty-first Century, idealistic young people gather in opposition to freedom of speech.

How is this happening?

A WORD TO DIGITAL-AGE YOUNG PEOPLE

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Tougaloo College students are arrested after a civil rights protest at the Jackson Public Library on North State Street in 1964. (Credit: Clarion-Ledger)

American educator and civil rights activist Robert P. Moses (L) speaks to two men during a voter registration project in Greenwood, Mississippi, April 1963. (Photo by Claude Sitton/New York Times Co./Getty Images)

Moments before Tommy Langston was attacked on May 14, 1961, he shot this single photo of Klansmen attacking a Freedom Rider at the Trailways Bus Station in Birmingham. The photo helped identify Klansmen involved in the assault. (AP Photo/Birmingham Post-Herald, Tommy Langston, File)

** FILE ** This is a May 28, 1963 file photograph of a sit-in demonstration at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., where whites poured sugar, ketchup and mustard over heads of the demonstrators. Seated at the counter, from left, are John Salter, Joan Trumpauer and Anne Moody. (AP Photo/Jackson Daily News, Fred Blackwell, File)

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01 Feb 1960, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA — Original caption: 2/1/1960-Greensboro, NC: The participants in the first lunch counter sit-in are shown on the street after leaving the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth’s by a side exit. The four North Carolina A & T students are (L-R): David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr., and Joseph McNeil. (No photographers were allowed into Woolworth’s during this first protest; this is the only photo of all four original protesters together.) — Image by © Jack Moebes/CORBIS

(Read the stories behind these photographs here.)

These courageous, young Black Americans (with the support of some courageous, young White Americans) were not interested in censoring anyone’s historical flags or monuments.

They were interested in gaining real access to the ideal rights to which they were entitled, as Americans.

The cowardly, young White Americans (with the support of some cowardly, young Black Americans) who are interested in censoring everyone’s historical flags and monuments, would do well to learn from these courageous, young Black and White Americans who sought to secure their own rights—not to infringe on the rights of others.

AFTER ALL, THAT’S HIS JOB.

This is how President Trump’s new immigration policy does not work:

The lines to immigrate to our country legally, from Mexico, are ridiculously long—maybe even as long as those at the Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank.  These lines are so long that many people crossing from Mexico (they’re not all Mexicans) choose to take their chances crossing illegally instead.

Those caught crossing illegally have to go through federal criminal court before they can go through federal immigration court.

Those who have only crossed over from Mexico illegally once, and have committed no other crimes, are charged with misdemeanors, and sentenced to time served (which is usually less than two days).

But those who have crossed over from Mexico illegally more than once, and those who have committed any other crimes (including misdemeanors), are charged with felonies, and sentenced to at least two years in federal prison here in our country, before they are deported anyway. 

This makes no sense at all.

If we don’t want illegal immigrants in our country, under any circumstances, those illegal immigrants must be deported immediately.

Otherwise, billions of our tax dollars are used to federally imprison countless illegal immigrants on our soil, before they are deported.

We cannot afford Trump’s illegal immigration plan—any more than we can afford to maintain the Zionist State of Israel, the foreign country to which more of our tax dollars are given by our federal government, without our consent, than any other foreign country.

I have contacted President-elect and President Trump eleven times now, about one thing and one criminal politician in his administration: Nimrata Randhawa Haley.

On the eleventh time though, I asked him to do three more things than removing Nimrata Randhawa Haley from his cabinet.  I also asked him to not only move our embassy in the Zionist State of Israel back to Tel Aviv—but to remove our embassy from the Zionist State of Israel entirely, and to immediately stop all of our federal government’s support of the Zionist State of Israel (i.e. to stop using untold billions of our tax dollars annually to hurt the Palestinian people, and use those same untold billions of our tax dollars annually to help the American people instead).

And I asked him to nominate a Supreme Court justice who vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade and Obergefell v. Hodges.

And I asked President Trump not to prosecute illegal immigrants whose only crime is crossing into our country illegally—but to do everything he can to make sure those illegal immigrants go through the entire process of legal immigration into our country, if that is at all possible.

Otherwise, it is absolutely ridiculous for us to hold illegal immigrants on our soil, and pay for their federal imprisonment with our tax dollars—especially when they’ll be deported anyway, in two years or more.

I didn’t vote for Trump or Clinton.

But I expect Trump to keep his word to the millions of Americans who voted for him in the 2016 Republican primaries—and if he has done anything at all, he has done the opposite.

Trump has been betraying the trust of his countless supporters, who have been counting on him, ever since he nominated Nimrata Randhawa Haley to a position in his presidential cabinet—before he was even inaugurated President of the United States.

Trump must get Nimrata Randhawa Haley out of his cabinet.

After he does this, he must do everything else he promised his countless supporters he would do.

If you voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primaries, I urge you to contact him right now, and tell him what you want him to do for you.

And if you voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primaries, I urge you to contact Trump right now, and tell him what you want him to do for you.

Sure you want Trump impeached, and removed from office—so do I.

But until he is (if he ever his), put him to work making America better for you—whichever United States citizen you are.

After all, that’s his job.

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-some-honor-to-your-cabinet

https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

ARLENE BARNUM SPEAKS


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