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What is Government and Why doesn’t it do what it’s supposed to do? (#1 in a series)

August 7, 2011

Does Government have “Rights?”  Has Government become a political party, the Party of Government?  Current Events offer us clear insights if we can see past the clutter of conflicting characterizations ‘about’ current events and locate among that emotional-clutter the nuggets of structural information that will inform participants in the discussion on Government.

We have expectations, each one of us do, about what the government is and what it should be doing and we tend to believe everybody else already understands what we understand, then we rant about what we think is happening and this is where our inter-personal and inter-societal dialogue begins to spiral into “clusterfuck,” an Organizational Dynamic’s Term that needs no further explanation.

People don’t have a clearly defined idea of what government is and we don’t trust what somebody else thinks government should be (it means something different to everybody who has an opinion) so how can we understand what is happening in the relationship between government and people all around the globe right now?

Is America the Government and it’s Military and Police Force or is America the people they govern?

Is the Government those we elect or do they control the government?

Is Syria the Government of President Assad with his military and police power or is the nation the people who live and work there each ruled by the authority of the government?

What purpose does this institution we call “Government” have and what is happening to it in modern times (August 7, 2011)?

As the Syrian Government “cracks-down” on non-violent dissent creating violent self-defense by the people of Syria, some questions become pressing for each and every human on the planet.  The global Human family is in crisis and this is but one symptom.

Elections are announced at the same time the Syrian National Military is occupying several city’s and killing thousands of their own citizens with Tanks and heavy armor to keep the current political leaders in place.  Is this pretense of a legislative and executive government elected by the people supposed to stand in the face of obvious contrary evidence?

Is the purpose of Government so vital to the people and the Nation that violent repression and killing of those who disagree with government authorities is reasonable behavior for a Sovereign Nation?

Can you think of a legitimate reason to use government force to suppress the free exchange of ideas between people, especially with people who disagree with governmental results and it’s impact on the people they rule?

Can any common-criminal claim government sovereignty and simply kill those who disagree with them to force an entire nation to submit to the leadership’s (or Political faction’s) domination?

But the most important question now is how long can International Relationships and a Globalized Economy continue to conduct business as usual with thinly-veiled criminal gangs running entire Nations, criminally misusing internationally sanctioned National Government Authority?

In the next few posts we will explore this “problem-cloud” and try to sort out what government really is as a function and how it operates under “normal” situations, then we can look at and understand possible solutions to some of these pressing problems.  Please stay tuned for the next Post on “What is Government- (to be announced, wait  for it…)? (#2 in a series)”

President and Chairman of the Board, Roger Jolley

September 7, 2010

City Commission Candidate photo

I am leader of a team creating an organization to serve the global human family in a similar way that the Chamber of Commerce serves the business community.

The International Chamber of Justice will deliver services online and advocate for local individuals with both corporate sectors; the government and commerce sectors.

We expect to have a local body in each U.S. County, matching the advocacy power of the Commerce Sector with “We the People Power.”

Our International growth will be independent of our domestic development, undertaken by individuals within their own particular political and social system.

Our Mission includes protecting and promoting the economic interest of our members while reconciling our personal relationship with government, which we need to do its job, and with the commerce sector that we need for jobs, and to buy goods and services.

We must find a sustainable relationship to replace the incessant conflicts of Industrialism: our institution proposes to serve all parties and provide a pathway to this goal.

People United-Community Mobilization- meeting in 1 hour.

January 28, 2010

Today, our Face Book site posted the video of St. Augustine and St. John’s County’s 2010 celebration of Dr. King and to memorialize the Marchers of 1963 and 1964 who helped the nation see the need for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

I encourage those of you on FB to search for the International Chamber of Justice Inc.  As I sit here preparing to walk down to the church I am thinking of the words of Rev. Hardy speaking on behalf of  St. Augustine and St. Johns County.

There were not as many attending this year and I’ve already noted the marchers were not singing this year, not even as they entered the old slave market.

I wonder if some believe Civil Rights are now protected and the struggle is over.  If the struggle is over, all is left is to remember and attend an annual event, eating breakfast with those who are currently using police power to violate civil rights not withstanding our idea that the struggle is over.

The struggle is not over.  Jim Crow abides at City Hall and the Courthouse and our new organization proposes not to oppose and overcome them but to seek dialog and discussion and finally resolve what I feel now are silly disagreements that at the time seemed to make perfect sense…for the times.

We must acknowledge what went on here and what is going on now, but not dwell on it or seek to embarrass anyone, but move on together not as Black people or White people, the Chamber of Justice has a vision of One People, the Global Human Family; all we see are people…please leave your adjectives at the door;-)

COSA A pattern and practice of uncivil wrongs

January 27, 2010

As the City of St. Augustine enacts four more anti-free-speech ordinances aimed at protecting the local Tourism Industry monopoly owners and repressing competing political views with aggressive and hostile use of police officers doing the will of the Commerce sector leadership, our organization feels called upon to take action.

The Civil Wrongs Movement will move on the City of St. Augustine and all of the decision-makers, those private and public who have sustained a city policy most respondents claim they are unaware.   City Commissioners deny suppressing free-speech, even as they empower police officers to act in their name to punish those claiming these rights.

The policy and problems to be solved by the policy is hidden behind subterfuge and misdirection of the City attorney and the Chief Law Enforcement decision-maker, City manager Bill Harriss even as City Commissioners validate the hidden policy in the name of solving a different problem entirely.

The matter of a city policy suppressing the civil rights of targeted sub-classes of Americans is dismissed in the minds of city commissioners, as they focus on solving a contrived and phony problem of Downtown Commercial landlords and the white-only Tourism Industry monopoly perpetrated by these official city policies.

These same city commissioners depend upon the Downtown Chamber of Commerce gang for campaign contributions to get re-elected, and they agree to the extra police protection provided their secret masters in return.

This quid-pro-quo where a handful of merchant princes get strong-arm protection from City police Officers is clear evidence of a criminal conspiracy to interfere with Rights, a federal Crime punishable with time in the Federal penitentiary.

Forget Free-speech violations, or arguments over what is and is not Art, when a city police force is used in a criminal conspiracy against Rights, the Department becomes a corrupt organization and arm of conspiracy…so what are you going to do about this?

Do you think the SAPD is a criminal conspiracy and no longer a legitimate Law Enforcement Agency?

January 27, 2010

Thank you LadyEmmy for these nuggets:-) http://ping.fm/GkbPx

January 27, 2010

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” ~ St. Augustine

January 27, 2010

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be” ~ Dr. MLK

January 26, 2010

LET’s not Forget! Shame on you America: the country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment – yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won’t have the guts to copy and repost this.

January 20, 2010

Many of us are really in the information business, not in the retail business we think we are running.

December 24, 2009

Its a miracle, social entrepreneurs are finding each other and linking, listening and commenting as we each do in our location-beautiful:-)