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The Census and Original Intent of the Founding Aristocrats

Since we have a lot of loudmouth Know-it-all know-nothings running their collective head, in chorus, paid by the richest men in America to cement the notion of an American Aristocracy based on personal wealth,
Who tell us every hour of every day that they, and ONLY They, know the original intent of a group of arbitrarily assigned White Aristocrats they call the “Founding Fathers”, a group which includes up to … actually less than, 100 of the richest men in America.
Out of the 3,929,326 MEN and only MEN counted in the first census in 1790. Never mind that even the very tiny INSIGNIFICANT representative sample they define as the “Founding Fathers” never unanimously agreed on any single issue, and that John Adams, one of the Richest of the bunch, granted himself arbitrary powers in a definition of the Sedition Acts to jail people who disagreed with his personal agenda. Or that there wasn’t a Majority Consensus on the Bill of Rights, which wasn’t included in the Original Constitution. Or that of those 3,929,326 MEN more than half weren’t allowed to VOTE for who got to represent them… No Taxation without representation? How about “No REPRESENTATIVE DICTATORSHIP without Representation”?
Their “original intent” is considered irrelevant by the Pompous Ass Pseudo-Intellectuals who are trying to force their Elitist (just not actually “elite”) agenda on the rest of us.

What of the OTHERS who had to bear the burdens of the conflicted and contradictory mandates from the Tiny Minority Even Of The Landed Aristocracy who are arbitrarily assigned the title “Founding Fathers” but not only weren’t given the Vote, they weren’t even COUNTED. Women, Children, Bonded (slavery through debt) and people Born Slaves weren’t counted. Nor were the Native Americans in the territories claimed by the White Aristocratic Tiny Minority. Actually, slaves were counted as “Property” not as human population.

Wonderful group of Role Models you Right Wing Extremists have there. In 1860 American Indians were counted, but only those who had “renounced” tribal affiliations, and of course, the sovereignty CONSTITUTIONALLY defined by Treaty (Article VI) which was recognized on paper but virtually never at gunpoint.

Nor were these Americans who had given up their tribal rights accorded any citizenship rights until 1911, more than a half century later.
The United States in 1790 consisted of the 13 original states and the territories that later became the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Maine, Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama.

Notice that save for Maine and Vermont, (two French words actually) the other territories have American Indian names. There’s a reason for that. Actually “Indiana” was designated as an entirely Indian territory, hence the name.

Then number of American Indians IN WHAT WAS THE UNITED STATES at the time was far greater than the number of those Americans counted as “citizens” and a HUGE difference between their population and the fewer than 100 Rich Bitches who are said to be the Last and Only deciders of American Law.

So, are we to join their Rush to turn Beck the clock to those carefree days of yore, when only the knights and other Lords had any political say or sway, even though their numbers Palin comparison with those of the actual people, the ones whose labor feeds the Overprivileged Ones but who receive less than a tenth of the money generated by OUR Labor?

Are we to bow to the mandates by two clownish Puppets of that government, whose own ancestors weren’t allowed full participation in the government and the electoral process until 1964, years after Michael Steele (Steal?) and Clarence “Uncle” Thomas were BORN? The mandates that only the Rich, in the form of Corporate Rule, are allowed to govern Americans?

And they call Liberals “Elitists”. The Faux-“Elite” Elitists at Fox News who tell us this crap would never soil their own hands with real honest Work. Rush and Bill O’Reilly have gained over a BILLION dollars apiece being the Paid Lying Actors who promote the words their even wealthier Masters tell them to spew.

The others, Beck, Palin, North, Hannity, Dobbs, Levin, Michael the “Savage” Weiner, Karl Rove, Bill Kristol, “Scooter” Libby… None of them would put their Dainty Hands to the mill shovel, put their overly privileged lives in jeopardy in a mine or a factory where the “excessive safety regulations” they carp and complain about like the whiny-ass effete BITCHES they truly are… are consistently ignored and cut further back in every session of the Rich Bitch controlled congress.

Certainly their Corporate Whoremasters never would. Yet they claim to be the spokesmen of “Real Americans” and claim the power and right to say who “Real Americans” are.
They pretend to be Working Class yet never work. They’re no more Working Class than their sorry Chickenshit Chickenhawk asses were ever Real Soldiers.

Does Florida celebrate the 4th of July?

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA- I’m looking forward to observing how Floridians celebrate the Fourth of July. During our nation’s War of Independence, La Florida fought on the side of the Brits. The territories were traded from Spain to comprise the king’s 14th and 15th colonies, and they declared nothing in 1776, except to quarter British Forces.

Later of course Florida seceded with the South to keep from having to share slave labor profits with the Union.

I would not begrudge bygones if Florida in present times didn’t remain so famously conservative. The sunburned state is full of retirees hoarding their riches, Disney fascists, and former Batista Cubans who long to see the mob and feudal sugar cane plantations restored to Cuba. Which descendant of any of these presumes to wave the Stars and Stripes tomorrow in the name of what America says it’s about?

Reenacting wars of colonial imperialism

A Revolutionary War reenactment with Colorado Springs D-12 schools
COLORADO SPRINGS, 1776. District 12 elementary school 5th graders reenacted a couple Revolutionary War battles, where the heretofore unstoppable Red Coats fought in vain to crush the American insurgency.

Ryan
Aided by Awakening Councils of British Loyalists, the English troops threw overwhelming force against Colonial militias who would not fight fair.

Hiding in the woods
Comprised mainly of army irregulars, dressed often as ordinary civilians, because they were, the “American” rebels would not renounce terrorist tactics, human shields and unconventional warfare.

Fighting against insurgents
British soldiers were conscripted from among the families who could afford neither education or apprenticeships to the skilled trades. Whereas their Tory collaborator were from the colonies’ wealthy landowners.

Devon
The British armies represented a coalition from client states of the empire, such as the Scottish Highlanders. These occupation forces supplemented their number with private contractor mercenaries, the professionally equipped, widely despised Hessians.

French
The Continental insurgency was accused of including foreign fighters.

Wounded on the field

Red Coats
British military superiority was overwhelming, wherever they concentrated their forces, the rebels withdrew. But there were never enough British soldiers deployed to hold the entire countryside.

Continental Army
The American Freedom Fighters were assisted by France, home of “French Fries,” later called “Freedom Fries,” and the Statue of Liberty.

Ryan
After eight long years of far flung military engagements, incurring an insurmountable national debt, the English conceded victory to the separatists in what became known as the American War of Independence.

EPILOG:
Support Our Troops
Playing the heavy in a reenactment of the US patriotic struggle against British occupation, was not so bad as playing a turncoat.

Most Americans look back and picture themselves having been Lexington Minutemen, or Kentucky Rangers or Continental Marines, but many of our forefathers fought against the patriots. The more ignoble among the collaborators were: Simcoe’s Queen’s Rangers, the Loyal Irish Volunteers, the New Jersey Volunteers, Brant’s Volunteers, Butler’s Rangers, Caldwell’s Company, Docksteader’s Rangers, DeLancey’s Brigade, Brewerton’s Company, the King’s Royal Regiment, the Loyal American Regiment, the Royal American Volunteers, the Queen’s Rangers, and Tarleton’s British Legion.

POSTSCRIPT:
Reports of atrocities were dismissed as enemy propaganda. Evidence emerges later of what happens when infantry are left to their own initiative. Witness: stretcher-bearers and wounded come upon a British patrol coming off the lunch-hour, and are put to the bayonet.
Nurses

Elementary school reenactment of failed suppression of colonial insurgency

LaraCOLO. SPRINGS- Last Friday D-12 fifth graders fought the Battle of Saratoga in a private park adjacent Broadmoor Elementary School. Their reenactment meant to teach the horrors of war, and to have fun.
 
The young British occupation troops in the foothills of Pikes Peak in 2006 discovered the fate of all empires.

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga

Battle of Saratoga