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Constitution Restoration Cooperative Association


“that’s the way it Was”

Posted by justjoe on March 3rd, 2011

Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791.  

  1. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
  2. or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; 
  3. or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Watler Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Daniel Shore and other great journalist are long gone and removed from today’s airwaves. They have been replaced by corporate owned mouthpieces who no longer, nor are they capable of challenging people of power with a simple truth. 


Witness Keith Wagner a Tempe Corona Del Sol High School Journalist. What he does is spectacular in it’s simplicity.

  1. Ask a question
  2. Demand the truth
  3. challenge the lie

A nation of Keith Wagner’s would change America overnight.

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2011 great leaders gone

Posted by justjoe on January 1st, 2011

Reverend Ambrose Lane

September 23, 2010|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun


The Rev. Ambrose Inman Lane Sr., a journalist, author, teacher and longtime WPFW-FM Pacifica Radio broadcaster who fought for social and economic justice, died Sept. 14 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Posted by justjoe on May 5th, 2010

This is a piece sent me from a friend thought you would enjoy.

I posted the following comment at her website http://simonova.tv/en and would hope you would leave her a comment and enjoy the other videos and story’s

Dear Kseniya

I am so glad that you persevered and worked through your doubt and fears with such great help and encouragement from your husband Igor.

Your artistry and story telling is so encouraging to me on my quest for world peace as it presents us with our human conflict of hate and love. My hope is that by presenting us with the outcome of hate being so distructive to the opportunity to love we will work harder for love.

As a Viet Nam Veteran from America I live with the horror of being part of a war machine that slaughtered over 5 million human beings with weapons of mass distruction and a continuing policy of destroying other countries peoples. It is such a haunting presence in my life leaving me homeless and distant from my family which, I believe is foundational to being human.

By illuminating the ravages of war and the beauty of compassion and love through your art perhaps human beings will be moved to a more peaceful way of life.

Most Sincerely,


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WE THE PEOPLE: Not Corporations

Posted by justjoe on March 31st, 2010


Our Hidden History of Corporations in the United States

First published February, 2000

When American colonists declared independence from England in 1776, they also freed themselves from control by English corporations that extracted their wealth and dominated trade. After fighting a revolution to end this exploitation, our country’s founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society.

Initially, the privilege of incorporation was granted selectively to enable activities that benefited the public, such as construction of roads or canals. Enabling shareholders to profit was seen as a means to that end.

The states also imposed conditions (some of which remain on the books, though unused) like these:

* Corporate charters (licenses to exist) were granted for a limited time and could be revoked promptly for violating laws.

* Corporations could engage only in activities necessary to fulfill their chartered purpose.

* Corporations could not own stock in other corporations nor own any property that was not essential to fulfilling their chartered purpose.

* Corporations were often terminated if they exceeded their authority or caused public harm.

* Owners and managers were responsible for criminal acts committed on the job.

* Corporations could not make any political or charitable contributions nor spend money to influence law-making.

Oh those were the days


Read More@    http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate_accountability/history_corporations_us.html


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Article I, Section 2 No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen;

Posted by justjoe on March 21st, 2010

“The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct.”

The U.S. Constitution empowers the Congress to carry out the census in “such manner as they shall by Law direct” (Article I, Section 2). The Founders of our fledgling nation had a bold and ambitious plan to empower the people over their new government. The plan was to count every person living in the newly created United States of America, and to use that count to determine representation in the Congress.

Enshrining this invention in our Constitution marked a turning point in world history. Previously censuses had been used mainly to tax or confiscate property or to conscript youth into military service. The genius of the Founders was taking a tool of government and making it a tool of political empowerment for the governed over their government.




Inkwell to the Internet

But most importantly is the cultural recording of Human Beings existence and history. Witness the Tiano people of the caribean who were considered extinct through a genocide brought about by Columbus and the european spainish conquest.

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Article VI: Clause 3; The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;

Posted by justjoe on March 16th, 2010

“but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”


“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,

or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”

The opening line to the first Amendment.

These two passages from our Constitution are not mere moments of dowdy reflections, or casual cause for consideration, but critical dictates required for the sustainable continuation of this nation. History is replete with the descending of people of one religious belief upon another, present world events most dramatically in point with terrible conflicts and acts of atrocity being fomented by most major religious followers, individually and through their governments.

I am lost and destitute to comprehend the utter  wanton and mindless acts perpetrated  upon millions of human beings and their lands because of a religious self righteousness that permeates  the heart, mind and soul of  “We the People”. I have of late entertained the thought that such mindless and reckless stupidity would best be served if the fount of that grievance (Religion) should  be consigned to the deepest depths of our oceans thus releasing us from it’s barbaric grip.

However, when all hope is lost a really great voice of reason comes to the fore to present a wonderful possibility to release us from our ignorance and fear to enlightenment. Daniel C. Dennett suggests to us that rather than fear each others faith, we embrace it through an organized study by our children of all religions as a core curriculum program in our schools.


Perhaps through knowledge of each others beliefs we can be released from our prejudices bound to us by ignorance. My own personal journey from growing up Catholic, caring and sharing through the Unitarian church community , praying, studying and singing in synagogue, Native American sweat lodge, Australian Aboriginal and New Zea land Maori community experiences has built a great strength and commitment to a hopeful future for humanity.

In each of these experiences I have found a common thread of humanity’s desire to be in community all the while exhibiting a diversity  in songs, prayers, languages and dance that if respected lead us to a more loving and caring future. I therefore submit for your consideration:

Daniel C. Dennett, Co-Director Center for Cognitive Studies@ Tufts University:



“Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

By Daniel C. Dennett


Philosophy,Atheism, Religion Daniel Dennett


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Posted by justjoe on February 22nd, 2010

“Until lions tell their tale,

the story of the hunt will always glorify the hunter”

African Proverb

To “establish justice” both sides of the story must be told.  The link below is just one of many such storys that we all must learn to become “Just human beings”


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We the People of the United States

Posted by justjoe on January 18th, 2010

One of the many interesting things embodied in the Constitution of the United States is reasoned openness of the phrasing used throughout. The first three words on one hand clearly define the object and focus as human beings, not artificially created entities, such as corporations. On the other hand it leaves open the proposition that includes all people regardless of status, though it took many years and great suffering for this to apply to  the non-white and non-male of the United States. I would add we still have a long  way to go for that equality to be applied when you consider the institutionalized inequality that still prevails today in terms of Economic, Educational, Health Care, Food, Clothing and Shelter RIGHTS.

While searching through You Tube I came across another category of Human Being whose rights must be recognized.


Amendment XIV

1:  All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.  No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

This amendment was required to establish the definition of Citizenship omitted from the Articles of the Constitution. It clearly establishes the ownership and thus the same responsibilities required of all Citizens from birth as some might want to consign ONLY to those 18 and older. I would submit that to in anyway impede a citizens (be they 0 to 18) efforts to speak freely or engage in anyway political way the responsibility to preserve and protect the inalienable rights all Human Beings is Unconstitutional thus illegal.

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Price and Cost – Big difference

Posted by justjoe on January 4th, 2010

We know the Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
more about “untitled“, posted with vodpod

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The Value of Nothing

Posted by justjoe on January 4th, 2010

Author of ‘Stuffed and Starved,’ Raj Patel was kind enough to provide us with a short interview on the relation between women rights and food sovereignty.

This last video was from

Dig In!


a collaborative project started by the

Canadian Biotechnology Action Network www.cban.ca

Check Your Head www.checkyourhead.org

the National Farmers Union Youth


Check out  or email info@cban.ca for more information and to get involved




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