Citizens Soap Box

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City Images wishes to know what's on your mind... Speak up, citizens!

This originates from the days when individuals would stand on a wooden crate used for shipment of soap or any other dry goods from a manufacturer to a distributor.

So, we want to know what's bugging you? Write to your heart's content.

What's keeping you up at night and worth sharing with the online community?

The truth is many of our leaders don’t know enough about what we want and need. Your stories help them better understand the value of the taxes you and your families pay to support your area.

We’ve already sent multiple messages to our elected leaders. And each time you send legislators your thoughts, they get the message: we want fair and clear rules for all our citizens.

Now, it’s your turn to make your voice be HEARD!!!

Donald Trump gets to treat everyone around him, from his aides to the press to the people targeted by his policies, as his own personal punching bag because he’s never been confronted with anyone more powerful than he is who punches back.

DEMOCRACY FOR ALL

Solution

A constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision and to restore the principle of one voice, one vote in our electoral process has been introduced.

This Democracy for All Amendment would reverse destructive Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC, that have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to buy unlimited influence in our elections. Crowley joins Reps. Over 100 members of US Congress support the constitutional amendment.

Nationalism vs Globalism

Idea

Globalism has been the American philosophy for a long time and can be seen in media, academia, at financial corporations and at charitable foundations. Then came The Donald and changed everything, with his nationalism promises on immigration, foreign policies and trade talk.

Nationalists believe that any true nation must have clearly delineated and protected borders, otherwise it isn’t really a nation. They also believe that their nation’s cultural heritage is sacred and needs to be protected, whereas mass immigration from far-flung lands could undermine the national commitment to that heritage. Globalists don’t care about borders. They believe the nation-state is obsolete, a relic of the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which codified the recognition of co-existing nation states. Globalists reject Westphalia in favor of an integrated world with information, money, goods and people traversing the globe at accelerating speeds without much regard to traditional concepts of nationhood or borders.

Globalists are motivated by humanitarian impulses. For them, the rights and well-being of the world’s people supersede the rights and well-being of the American populace. Nationalists don’t care about dominating world events. Being nationalists, they want their country to be powerful, with plenty of military reaches, but mostly to protect American national interests. They usually ask a fundamental question when foreign adventures are proposed—whether the national interest justifies the expenditure of American blood and treasure on behalf of this or that military initiative. The fate of other people struggling around the globe, however heartrending, doesn’t usually figure in nationalist considerations. The fate of America is the key.

The US history of trade admits of no straight-line analysis. Andrew Jackson was a supreme nationalist, and a free-trader. William McKinley made America a global power but was a protectionist. In our own time, though, the fault line is clear. Globalists salute the free flow of goods across national borders on the theory that this will foster ever greater global commerce, to the benefit of all peoples of all nations. Whether they are right or not, their focus is on the American citizens whose lives and livelihoods have been also hollowed out in many instances. Thus has a powerful new wave of protectionism washed over the body politic, leaving globalist elites running to get out of the way. Globalists were too focused on global trade and commerce to notice the horrendous plight of America’s internal refugees from the industrial nation of old.

Therefore, it's not women vs. men; evangelicals vs. liberals; Latinos vs. Whites, working-class Americans with no college; progressives vs. traditionalists; old vs. young. These are all important, but not crucial. An understanding of this mudslinging camp pain and the upcoming election, or what may be known as the revolution of 2016 will be what is driving The United States of America into a period of serious political tremors.

The mission of informing, enlightening, illuminating, stimulating and entertaining our readers also involves equipping digital content consumers with knowledge, wisdom, and context needed to act as productive citizens.

DOSE OF NEWS

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3 MILLION OF US

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The US is a multicultural melting pot comprised of people who make up an international salad of world languages. The final figures indicate that over 3 million registered voters cast more ballots for other candidates who were also running for president and not Donald Trump, making him the least popular president-elect in history.

The data is clear and figures are right here. The Donald does not appear to have a mandate, no matter how many times he repeats it and continues to say it. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/trump_favorableunfavorable...

DOES IT WORRY YOU?

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Let all nations UNDERSTAND Before Our Time Runs Out. http://www.conservation.org

RESPECT

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This feeling of deep admiration for someone elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

Esteem, regard, high opinion, admiration, reverence, deference, honor. It can also be used in reference to aspect, regard, facet, feature, way, sense, particular, point, detail/

Everything is possible and all problems can be resolved with respect, admiration, and consideration. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Aretha Franklin sang about it back in 1967 and it still rings true. Aretha Franklin - Respect (Original Version) https://youtu.be/6FOUqQt3Kg0 via @YouTube

DUMP ON TRUMP?

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Which media outlet helped develop Donald Trump into a national broadcasting celebrity? Will this famous candidate soon implode and become infamous? The Ugly American is alive and dumping on US.

It is US laws which allowed Donald Trump to file for corporate bankruptcy four times, The first time was in 1991, then in 1992, later in 2004 and finally in 2009.

These bankruptcies were connected to over-leveraged casino and hotel properties, which are now operated under the banner of Trump Entertainment Resorts.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEWS YEAR

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HEALTH TRENDS

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According to a recently released survey from Kaiser Health, in a campaign that so far has not been about policy issues, equal shares of voters name terrorism and national security, along with a candidate’s personal characteristics like leadership ability, character, values, and experience, as top voting considerations for the 2016 presidential election, with health care ranking further down the list with a cluster of other issues.

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The annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner was held last night. I recall attending this black tie event in years past, but this time I watched it online. This was a zoo atmosphere and the focus should be on journalism scholarships. Frankly, I preferred it when it was limited to politicians. journalists and media executives.
The night the news died http://po.st/lcOfVS via @phillydotcom

This Washington event has evolved into a Hollywood type party, where movie stars mingle with politicians and the president makes fun of both himself and his political opponents.

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Query

Is the poem the only one in the Citizens' Soap Box? Where are the rest, if any?

DEAR LADY

Dear Lady standing by the sea
You are a welcome sight to see
I have left the walls and shores of tyranny
And now I gaze at thee
You stand so tall for all to see
Your burning torch lights up the night
So all can see your Crown of Liberty
We who have come from across the sea
Stand on crowded decks to gaze at thee
I know that if by chance you gaze at me
My only wish is to be free
Dear Lady standing by the sea.

By City Islander Jim Mullarkey
82nd Airborne Division