Welcome to the Worlds of Doug Dillon http://dougdillon.com Home of The St. Augustine Trilogy Tue, 09 May 2017 20:48:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 44082093 Enforcing the Constitution in the Trump Era http://dougdillon.com/2017/04/29/enforcing-the-constitution-in-the-trump-era/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 17:11:18 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14581 Reprinted with permission from Indivisible Central Florida under a new title. When Mr. Khizi Khan eloquently addressed the Democratic Convention in July of 2016, he electrified people not only across the United States but throughout the world as well. With his wife, Ghazala, standing by his side, and speaking as a Gold Star Parent, he […]

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Reprinted with permission from Indivisible Central Florida under a new title.

When Mr. Khizi Khan eloquently addressed the Democratic Convention in July of 2016, he electrified people not only across the United States but throughout the world as well.

With his wife, Ghazala, standing by his side, and speaking as a Gold Star Parent, he strongly challenged Donald Trump’s knowledge of the Constitution. (See video clip at the end of this article)

Muslim immigrants and U.S. citizens who lost their son, Army Captain Humayan Khan, in the Iraq War, Mr. and Mrs. Khan spoke truth to power, not just in words, but by their very presence. And in so doing, they reminded all Americans how the Constitution is the bedrock upon which our country is built and that it is not the sole possession of political conservatives.

Preamble to the Constitution

Since Mr. Khan’s speech, unfortunately, Donald Trump was elected president and much of the country watched in horror as he immediately tried to exceed his presidential authority by banning Muslims in certain nations from entering the United States.

Sadly, those two events were just the beginning of an avalanche of poisonous words and actions erupting out of Washington, DC that threaten the separation of powers in this country and the very freedoms we have for so long taken for granted.

And in that glaring light of reality, it is crucial for every thinking American to become as familiar with the U.S. Constitution as is Mr. Khan. Too many of us in the United States haven’t had a direct encounter with that document since high school days or even earlier.

Now though, is the time to brush-up on what we think we know. This is especially true for those who wish to fully challenge Donald Trump and Company and more effectively empower elected officials who oppose the insanity that has staked a claim on our country.

To start you on your journey, we have provided links to resources below that should be of help. In this listing, you will find descriptive videos, incredibly helpful interactive websites, ways to get your own copy of the Constitution and much more. Go for it and please pass this information on to others.

Sources for Further Information

Videos:

An Introduction to the U.S. Constitution (The AudioConstitution – 3 min.)

Mr. Kahn addresses the 2016 Democratic National Convention (CNN 6 min.)

Quick History of the Constitution (History Channel – 4 min.)

Websites and Online Articles:

A PDF copy of the full Constitution for your computer files and printing: (The Constitution Center)

Buy a pocket copy of the Constitution: (ACLU)

Make Your Own Constitution Booklet (Constitutionbooklet.com)

Mr. Khan’s Speech as Reported on NPR

The Online Interactive Constitution: (The Constitution Center)

The Constitution without the Bill of Rights – easy items linked access: (National Archives)

The Bill of Rights – easy items linked access: (National Archives)

 

 

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Beyond the Universe http://dougdillon.com/2017/04/27/beyond-the-universe/ Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:57:56 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14570 A new paranormal book in English by my French author friend, Patrick Delsaut. Check it out! Beyond the Universe is a provocative look at what awaits humanity, and animals as well, after death. Building on the testimonies of those who have actually visited the “other side”, Delsaut takes readers on a fascinating journey into different […]

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A new paranormal book in English by my French author friend, Patrick Delsaut. Check it out!

Beyond the Universe is a provocative look at what awaits humanity, and animals as well, after death. Building on the testimonies of those who have actually visited the “other side”, Delsaut takes readers on a fascinating journey into different dimensions, vibratory planes, parallel worlds and universes where souls of the deceased still exist.

Using a wealth of detail, including over 400 color images, this interesting author wrote the book in order to guide those who wander in darkness in search of truth. And to do this in his writing, he shares not only his extensive research but his personal experiences as well.

Delsaut’s own connections to paranormal realms are numerous and he has shared many of them with me as a guest blogger on my website.

Patrick Delsaut

Now, to give you an even deeper sense of what his book covers, here are his chapter titles:

1.      All Living Things Have a Soul

2.      The “Gates” of the Cosmos

3.      The Physical Plane, from Cosmos to Life

4.      At the Heart of Life

5.      Beyond Death

6.      The Etheric Plane

7.      The Astral Plane

8.      Beyond the Astral Plane

9.      Logoi, Devas, Manus and Avatars

10.   God, the Source of Life and Universes

11.    Messages from the Kingdom

Beyond the Universe is available in the United States through Lulu.com. Click here to connect with Lulu. Patrick Delsaut offers the book in multiple versions to fit every budget: the full version in black and white, split into two volumes, one on color and one in black and white, and ebooks in PDF format. Eight different options. For one book, that is amazing.

To visit Patrick on his website and see his other books, click here.

 

 

 

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Shielding America From Trump: ACLU http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/14/shielding-america-from-trump-aclu/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 23:51:18 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14548 The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy. You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions. No more. With the ascendancy of Donald […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.

american_eagleYou know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.

No more.

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.

And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.

It is time. We can wait no longer.

American_FlagThe horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.

The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.

FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:

Lincoln1925 – THE SCOPES CASE

The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.

1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII

The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.

1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.

Freedom Is Not Free1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

So! It’s time!

Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.

Click here to access the link to the ACLU.

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Thanksgiving: Old Fake News http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/14/thanksgiving-old-fake-news/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:53:03 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14541 Many Native Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about Thanksgiving. Can’t blame them. Like Columbus Day, many of us in the United States continue to celebrate a very skewed version of American History. Native Americans have vastly different stories to tell. It seems to me that as a nation, as states and as local communities, we should […]

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Many Native Americans aren’t very enthusiastic about Thanksgiving. Can’t blame them. Like Columbus Day, many of us in the United States continue to celebrate a very skewed version of American History. Native Americans have vastly different stories to tell.

It seems to me that as a nation, as states and as local communities, we should follow the path already laid out in Plymouth, Massachusetts in cooperation with the United American Indians of New England. They have erected plaques telling the sad but very real stories of Native American interaction with the original European settlers of the northeast United States. Multiple thousands of similar incidents happened over the centuries in this country and we would do well to make them known in very public and permanent ways.

Here are the plaques. I won’t editorialize on them except to say that the historic facts as stated are not in dispute.

Cole’s Hill, Plymouth MA (Near the statue of Massasoit)

The exact text:

“Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Many Native Americans do not celebrate the arrival of the Pilgrims and other European settlers. To them, Thanksgiving Day is a reminder of the genocide of millions of their people, the theft of their lands, and the relentless assault on their culture. Participants in a National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection as well as a protest of the racism and oppression which Native Americans continue to experience.”

Erected by the town of Plymouth on behalf of the United American Indians of New England.

Plaque Commemorating Native American Metacomet (King Phillip) in Plymouth’s Post Office Square

 “After the Pilgrims’ arrival, Native Americans in New England grew increasingly frustrated with the English settlers’ abuse and treachery. Metacomet (King Philip), a son of the Wampanoag sachem known as the Massasoit (Ousameqin), called upon all Native people to unite to defend their homelands against encroachment. The resulting “King Philip’s War” lasted from 1675-1676. Metacomet was murdered in Rhode Island in August 1676, and his body was mutilated. His head was impaled on a pike and was displayed near this site for more than 20 years. One hand was sent to Boston, the other to England. Metacomet’s wife and son, along with the families of many of the Native American combatants, were sold into slavery in the West Indies by the English victors.”

United American Indians of New England.

If you care to see the agreement between the town of Plymouth and the United American Indians of New England, click here.

If you would like to connect with the United American Indians of New England, click here.

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Time and Stephen Hawking http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/14/time-and-stephen-hawking/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:45:44 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14546 A Book Review A Briefer History of Time Authors – Dr. Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow Hawking The former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the university of Cambridge –  the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663 Director of Research at the Institute for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge, Diagnosed many years ago with ALS at […]

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A Book Review

A Briefer History of Time

Authors – Dr. Stephen Hawking with Leonard Mlodinow

Hawking

  • The former Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the university of Cambridge –  the chair held by Isaac Newton in 1663
  • Director of Research at the Institute for Theoretical Cosmology
    at Cambridge,
  • Diagnosed many years ago with ALS at the age of 21, he was given only 2 years to live.

Mlodinow

  • Physicist
  • Has written for Star Trek: the Next Generation

Bantam Dell, Random House 162 p.

Having one of the most brilliant minds in the world, Stephen Hawking continues to amaze the world with his scientific explanations of all Creation.

There is no such thing as time, reallyIn this shortened, more readable/accessible version of their book,  A Brief History of Time, Hawking and Mlodinow once again probe the nature of space and time. Written for the general public, this effort is a successful attempt to target pockets of interest within that market. Two such areas are “relativity” and “curved space.” In the process, however, Hawking and Mlodinow have actually expanded some of their explanations  in order for them to be more easily understood.

New, colorful graphics are an excellent addition and short, enticing chapter titles, like “Newton’s Universe”, “Wormholes and Time Travel”, and “Quantum Gravity”, quickly draw the reader into what the authors have to offer. But if you are a veteran student of this subject matter, you may not find anything new.

Click here to find this book online.

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School Discipline in Colonial Florida http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/14/school-discipline-in-colonial-florida/ Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:39:42 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14543 Colonial St. Augustine, Florida. Regulations for schools, classrooms, teachers and students. Talk about educational control! If you have ever thought you had a lot of rules to follow in school, check out the ones below from 1786 in the colonial city of St. Augustine, Florida. This was during the final decades when the Spanish owned Florida. […]

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Colonial St. Augustine, Florida. Regulations for schools, classrooms, teachers and students. Talk about educational control!

Spanish soldiers

If you have ever thought you had a lot of rules to follow in school, check out the ones below from 1786 in the colonial city of St. Augustine, Florida.

This was during the final decades when the Spanish owned Florida. In those days, schooling was definitely controlled by the Catholic Church but in the name of His Majesty the King of Spain.

Formal education during most of colonial St. Augustine was for only for boys, even those of African ancestry–as long as they were not slaves.

Sorry ladies but that’s how it was back in the day.

Castillo de San Marcos watch tower

These rules were written by Father Thomas Hassett, Parish Priest, Vicar and Ecclesiastical Judge of St. Augustine.

They lasted until the city passed into American hands in 1821. Father Hassett was just one of many Irish priests who served Spanish St. Augustine over the centuries.

The primary source of this information is the East Florida Papers from the Library of Congress. But to make them easier to understand, I cut out the less interesting parts and paraphrased much of the original wording.

Whether you are a student, a teacher, a parent or a history buff, I think you’ll enjoy what follows:

  1. All teachers must be approved by St. Augustine church and city leaders.

    The King of Spain’s royal coast of arms at the drawbridges

  2. All teachers must obey and carry out the following rules completely.
  3. The King of Spain pays teachers sufficiently. In that light, no teacher may demand any kind of payment from parents.
  4. Teachers shall prepare a list of all students in the city and request that their parents send their children to school. If parents keep their children away from school for whatever reason, the teachers shall report them to the Parish Priest. The Parish Priest shall decide how to deal with those parents.
  5. School shall open each morning at 7 am. Students shall not be dismissed for lunch before noon.

    Oldest House inside

  6. After lunch, school shall open again at 2 pm.
  7. Each day, except in winter, students shall not be dismissed before sunset.
  8. Each day in winter, students shall be dismissed a half hour before sunset.
  9. As each student enters school both in the morning and after lunch: he shall greet with proper courtesy, first his teacher and then his fellow pupils; he shall then hang up his hat after seating himself in all modesty; after crossing himself in the name of the Holy Trinity, he shall take up the book or paper with which his study is to begin.
  10. At 8 am in the morning and at 2:15 in the afternoon, the teacher shall call the roll. If anyone fails to answer, the teacher shall immediately send one or two boys to that student’s home to learn the cause of his absence, and if necessary, to bring him to school. If warranted, the teacher shall then apply appropriate punishment to the student when he arrives at school.

    Oldest House – outside

  11. Teachers should treat each student impartially as faithful Christians worthy of love and charity.
  12. Teachers shall take special care to get to know each child.

    Old Schoolhouse

  13. Teachers shall try to be moderate in their punishment of students.
  14. Teachers shall not yell or swear at students nor should they throw in their faces the faults of their parents or other relatives. Nor under any circumstances, should teachers allow students to treat each other in this way either. This means in school and anywhere else.
  15. Students shall arrive at school with their hair combed and with their faces, hands and feet clean (if they come barefoot).
  16. Teachers shall not permit a student to attend school if he has a contagious disease. The student’s parents must be notified immediately so they are not offended by having their child kept out of school until the child is cured.
  17. The schoolrooms shall be swept at least once a week by the pupils themselves and the teachers shall appoint enough students to get the job done properly. This task should be shared equally by all students.
  18. No student shall leave the schoolroom, even to go to the bathroom, without getting permission from the teacher.
  19. Not more than one student shall leave the schoolroom at a time. Each time a student leaves the schoolroom, the teacher will give him a special ruler to take with him. The next student needing to leave cannot do so until he obtains that ruler and the permission of the teacher.
  20. When a student leaves the schoolroom, his absence shall be measured by a pendulum hung from the ceiling of that schoolroom. The student shall put that pendulum in motion as he leaves and the teacher shall note whether or not the pendulum is still moving when the student returns with the ruler.
  21. Every month, the Parish Priest and the teachers shall give all students an examination to determine their progress in writing, reading, arithmetic and Christian Doctrine.
  22. Seating in the classroom will be determined by a student’s progress in their examinations.
  23. Teachers shall instruct students how to assist at Mass and in services at the Parish Church on special days of the year. Teachers are to then name two students at a time to assist in these services.

    St. Augustine Cathedral

  24. On nights when special religious processions pass through the city streets, the teachers shall attend with their students. No exceptions and no excuses. Teachers are to make sure students behave at these times with modesty and devotion.
  25. Teachers shall attend all services of the Church with their students.

    Tolomato Cemetery on Cordova Street

  26. If a boy dies, the teachers shall march with their students in the boy’s funeral procession. If necessary, four boys shall carry the dead boy’s remains to the burial place.
  27. On four specific days, a year, all students seven years of age and above shall make confession in the presence of their teachers. Just before those days arrive, teachers shall instruct their students how to properly prepare themselves for confession.
  28. Teachers shall not permit any other language than Spanish to be spoken in the school.
  29. Whenever students meet any of their elders in the street, they should greet them with proper courtesy.
  30. Upon leaving school, students should go directly home without loitering, or shouting, or committing mischievous pranks in the streets.
  31. If any black students should attend school, they shall sit apart near the door. But teachers are to give them the same quality of instruction as all the rest.

If you would like to read the actual wording of these rules, click on one fo the selections below:

Original version in English

Original version in Modern Spanish

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TRUMP RESISTANCE Step # 1: ACLU http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/13/trump-resistance-step-1-aclu/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:29:57 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14537 The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy. You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions. No more. With the ascendancy of Donald […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.

american_eagleYou know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.

No more.

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.

And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.

It is time. We can wait no longer.

American_FlagThe horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.

The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.

FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:

Lincoln1925 – THE SCOPES CASE

The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.

1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII

The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.

1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.

Freedom Is Not Free1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

So! It’s time!

Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.

Click here to access the link to the ACLU.

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Stop Trump’s Power-Grabs with the ACLU http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/13/stop-trumps-power-grabbing-with-the-aclu/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:19:10 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14533 The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy. You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions. No more. With the ascendancy of Donald […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.

american_eagleYou know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.

No more.

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.

And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.

It is time. We can wait no longer.

American_FlagThe horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.

The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.

FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:

Lincoln1925 – THE SCOPES CASE

The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.

1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII

The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.

1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.

Freedom Is Not Free1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

So! It’s time!

Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.

Click here to access the link to the ACLU.

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1984 is Upon Us – RESIST Trump with the ACLU http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/13/1984-is-upon-us-resist-trump-with-the-aclu/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 18:25:08 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14531 The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy. You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions. No more. With the ascendancy of Donald […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.

american_eagleYou know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.

No more.

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.

And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.

It is time. We can wait no longer.

American_FlagThe horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.

The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.

FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:

Lincoln1925 – THE SCOPES CASE

The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.

1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII

The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.

1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.

Freedom Is Not Free1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

So! It’s time!

Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.

Click here to access the link to the ACLU.

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DUMP TRUMP’s Orders with the ACLU http://dougdillon.com/2017/02/13/dump-trumps-orders-with-the-aclu/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 16:39:24 +0000 http://dougdillon.com/?p=14528 The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy. You know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions. No more. With the ascendancy of Donald […]

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The American Civil Liberties Union: Resisting Trump’s headlong race towards destroying our democracy.

american_eagleYou know, I rarely post anything to my blog relating to politics. As a writer of books and a 30-year career educator, I have deliberately avoided public declarations involving political parties and governmental actions, or inactions.

No more.

With the ascendancy of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States, and his actions soon after being inaugurated, I can no longer remain silent.

And what I am hoping is that others like me who see the Trump administration as a threat to our democratic institutions also finally enter the field of battle.

It is time. We can wait no longer.

American_FlagThe horrific executive orders now flying out of the White House, such as the Muslim Ban, need to be counteracted with all due haste. And to help make that happen, I have chosen the ACLU as my standard bearer.

The ACLU is already acting as the tip of the spear in this legal fight, and I encourage you to join/support that organization and its tremendous efforts in addition to whatever else you might do or already be doing to resist this increasing peril.

FYI. Here are just a few of the crucial stands the ACLU has made:

Lincoln1925 – THE SCOPES CASE

The ACLU hired the famous attorney Clarence Darrow to defend teacher John Scopes when Tennessee charged him with violating a state law against the teaching of evolution.

1942 – THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS DURING WWII

The ACLU denounced the federal government’s internment of more than 110,000 Japanese Americans in prison camps.

1954 – BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION

The ACLU supported the NAACP in the legal battle against school segregation.

Freedom Is Not Free1973 – REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

The ACLU support of a woman’s right to privacy in deciding whether she will continue a pregnancy or not. Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton

So! It’s time!

Please conisder joining me by being part of the solution to this incredible threat to our democracy.

Click here to access the link to the ACLU.

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