I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America

Alexis de Tocqueville

Alexis de Tocqueville was the famous 19th century French statesman, historian and social philosopher. He traveled to America in the 1830s to discover the reasons for the incredible success of this new nation. He published his observations in his classic two-volume work, Democracy in America. He was especially impressed by America’s religious character. Here are some startling excerpts from Tocqueville’s great work:

Upon my arrival in the United States the religious aspect of the country was the first thing that struck my attention; and the longer I stayed there, the more I perceived the great political consequences resulting from this new state of things. In France I had almost always seen the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom marching in opposite directions. But in America I found they were intimately united and that they reigned in common over the same country.

Religion in America . . . must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country; for if it does not impart a taste for freedom, it facilitates the use of it. Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of the United States themselves look upon religious belief.

I do not know whether all Americans have a sincere faith in their religion — for who can search the human heart? But I am certain that they hold it to be indispensable to the maintenance of republican institutions. This opinion is not peculiar to a class of citizens or a party, but it belongs to the whole nation and to every rank of society.

In the United States, the sovereign authority is religious . . . there is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America, and there can be no greater proof of its utility and of its conformity to human nature than that its influence is powerfully felt over the most enlightened and free nation of the earth.

In the United States, the influence of religion is not confined to the manners, but it extends to the intelligence of the people . . .

Christianity, therefore, reigns without obstacle, by universal consent . . .

I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors . . . ; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.

America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.

The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.

The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts — the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.

Tocqueville gives this account of a court case in New York:

While I was in America, a witness, who happened to be called at the assizes of the county of Chester (state of New York), declared that he did not believe in the existence of God or in the immortality of the soul. The judge refused to admit his evidence, on the ground that the witness had destroyed beforehand all confidence of the court in what he was about to say. The newspapers related the fact without any further comment. The New York Spectator of August 23rd, 1831, relates the fact in the following terms:“The court of common pleas of Chester county (New York), a few days since rejected a witness who declared his disbelief in the existence of God. The presiding judge remarked, that he had not before been aware that there was a man living who did not believe in the existence of God; that this belief constituted the sanction of all testimony in a court of justice: and that he knew of no case in a Christian country, where a witness had been permitted to testify without such belief.”

Day’s World: Day’s Ways

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

~Proverbs 29:18 (KJV)

in his 1801 letter to Benjamin Waring Thomas Jefferson wrote“The will of the people. . . is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.”

Day’s Ways

1. Restore the U.S. Constitution to its rightful place as the Supreme Law of the land, with nobody above the law.

2. Work together with Russia to defeat ISIS. Let Russia deal with ISIS in Syria. US, stay out.

3. Prosecute pedophiles, no matter what their station in life.

4. Prosecute war criminals, whether American or another nationality.

5. Prosecute false flag perpetrators, political assassins, and their handlers. Investigate the 9/11/01 terror attack with a fully-funded, independent commission. Investigate the Sandy Hook “massacre” with a fully-funded, independent commission. Same for the Las Vegas massacre, Parkland, and others.
6. Make it federal law: To hold public office, a person must have only U.S. citizenship.
7. Prosecute bankers who break the law.
8. Audit the Federal Reserve. End the Federal Reserve. Repeal the Federal Reserve Act.
9. Pull the troops from foreign countries who are creating terrorists by killing civilians. Cut the defense budget, and increase the budget for diplomacy.

10. Prosecute those who have politicized the Internal Revenue Service, the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the intelligence agencies.

11. Cut the budget for intelligence agencies.
12. Repeal NDAA, the PATRIOT Act, FISA, and the Affordable Care Act.
13. Outlaw and punish covert overthrows of sovereign nations.

14. Enforce the Posse Comitatus Act.

15. Oppose the push for more socialism in all its forms.

16. Take “journalists” off the CIA’s payroll. Defund the CIA until it stops interfering in domestic issues. Stop Operation Mockingbird.

17. Stop CIA drone strikes that create more terrorists. Defund the CIA to that extent.

18. Stop CIA regime changes. Defund the CIA to that extent.

19. Stop CIA involvement in drug-running and human trafficking. Defund the CIA to that extent.

20.  Stop CIA and NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance of American citizens. Defund the agencies to that extent.

21. Bring anti-trust actions against amazon, the television networks, the media empires, Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter.

22. Defund Planned Parenthood.

23. Prosecute criminals who perpetrate election frauds.

24. Prosecute George Soros and his confederates for sedition and for inciting riots.

25.  Make it Law: For each dollar that Congress spends, it must cut two dollars from the federal budget.

26. Make it Law: High school graduates and anyone over 18 years of age must serve two years in the military or do community service for two years.

27. Nationalize or seize (under executive orders) Rothschild holdings worldwide.

28. Do extreme vetting of immigrants in order to protect Americans. Deport  legal immigrants who are convicted of felonies. Deport illegals.

29. Tax arms sales, with the proceeds to go into a fund for veterans’ care.

30. Disclose the Secret Space Program.

31. Although a politically unpopular move, at some time we will have to cut entitlements so we can balance the budget. This will prevent a global financial blowout.

32. Meanwhile, account for the trillions missing from the Pentagon budget.

33. Set up military tribunals for those accused of child sex trafficking, sedition and treason.

34. Seize assets of child sex traffickers, and put the traffickers in prison.

35. Infiltrate Bohemian Grove and videotape crimes committed. Prosecute accordingly.

36. Encourage private businessmen to sponsor entrepreneurship programs in the inner cities.

37. Achieve peace on the Korean peninsula.

~Day Williams

Justice Louis Brandeis on Free Speech

Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous, self-reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the processes of popular government, no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present, unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.

~Justice Louis Brandeis, concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

Brandeis Justice

April 9: Drama and Television

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
April 9
Drama and Television

278.
D.A. Adam Schiff: A prosecution based on debt re-financing. That’s going to get you real far with the jury.
Stone: I’ll lay it out for them. I’ll draw them a Monopoly board.
D.A. Adam Schiff: Yeah, I’d like to see them get from “Park Place“ to “Go.”
~Law and Order, “The Serpent’s Tooth”

279.
My Pa did not put me up to this! I put me up to this!
–Joe to Enos Milford (from Short Shanks), Bonanza, “The Hayburner”

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March 7: Justice (Law and Lawyers)

March 7
Justice  

 

184.

The house of everyone is to him as his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence as for his repose.

~Semayne’s Case, 5 Report 91 (1604)

 

185.

They [corporations] cannot commit treason, nor be outlawed nor excommunicated, for they have no souls.

~Sir Edward Coke (1549–1634), Case of Sutton’s Hospital, 10 Report 32 (1612)