CHILDHOOD LIFE LESSONS

SHARING what I have with friends and neighbors

PROTECTING friends and neighbors from known harms

BEING POLITE to friends and neighbors even when they are not

CHECKING IN ON friends and neighbors to see what they might need

WINNING builds confidence in accomplishing a goal

LOSING helps us learn where our thinking was incorrect

LISTENING to another point of view makes us smarter, whether we agree or NOT

RULE OF LAW =
Rule of law is a principle under which all persons, institutions, and entities are accountable to laws that are:
Publicly promulgated.
Equally enforced.
Independently adjudicated.
And consistent with international human rights principles.

ELECTIONS in the United States – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For U.S. elections in 2020, see 2020 United States elections.
See also: Politics of the United States, United States presidential election, and Initiatives and referendums in the United States

Elections in the United States are held for government officials at the federal, state, and local levels. At the federal level, the nation’s head of state, the president, is elected indirectly by the people of each state, through an Electoral College. Today, these electors almost always vote with the popular vote of their state. All members of the federal legislature, the Congress, are directly elected by the people of each state. There are many elected offices at state level, each state having at least an elective governor and legislature. There are also elected offices at the local level, in counties, cities, towns, townships, boroughs, and villages; as well as for special districts and school districts which may transcend county and municipal boundaries. According to a study by political scientist Jennifer Lawless, there were 519,682 elected officials in the United States as of 2012.

While the United States Constitution does set parameters for the election of federal officials, state law, not federal, regulates most aspects of elections in the U.S., including primaries, the eligibility of voters (beyond the basic constitutional definition), the running of each state’s electoral college, as well as the running of state and local elections. All elections—federal, state, and local—are administered by the individual states.

The restriction and extension of voting rights to different groups has been a contested process throughout United States history. The federal government has also been involved in attempts to increase voter turnout, by measures such as the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The financing of elections has also long been controversial because private sources make up substantial amounts of campaign contributions, especially in federal elections. Voluntary public funding for candidates willing to accept spending limits was introduced in 1974 for presidential primaries and elections. The Federal Elections Commission, created in 1975 by an amendment to the Federal Election Campaign Act, has the responsibility to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of U.S. presidential elections.

COUP Coup d’état, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A coup d’état (/ˌkuːdeɪˈtɑːFrench for “blow of state”), usually shortened to coup, is the seizure and removal of a government and its powers. Typically, it is an illegal, unconstitutional seizure of power by a political faction, the military, or a dictator. Many scholars consider a coup successful when the usurpers seize and hold power for at least seven days.

PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER
Peaceful transitions require a number of strong democratic institutions and norms to exist, such as the willingness of opposition parties to serve as a loyal opposition. Transitions by election put power holders in vulnerable positions, as not only do they risk potential changes in policy and practice and thus their means of power, but they also risk political retribution or retaliation.

AUDITS = An audit is an “independent examination of financial information of any entity, whether profit oriented or not, irrespective of its size or legal form when such an examination is conducted with a view to express an opinion thereon.” Auditing also attempts to ensure that the books of accounts are properly maintained by the concern as required by law. Auditors consider the propositions before them, obtain evidence, and evaluate the propositions in their auditing report.

Audits provide third-party assurance to various stakeholders that the subject matter is free from material misstatement. The term is most frequently applied to audits of the financial information relating to a legal person. Other commonly audited areas include: secretarial and compliance, internal controls, quality management, project management, water management, and energy conservation. As a result of an audit, stakeholders may evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance over the subject matter.

Auditing has been a safeguard measure since ancient times and has since expanded to encompass so many areas in the public and corporate sectors that academics have started identifying an “Audit Society”.

ONE AUDIT AFTER AN ELECTION NORMALLY IS SUFFICIENT

TO DETERMINE OFFICIAL OUTCOME.

COMPLYING with methods that keep (global citizens) ALL safe

LYING has consequences that are unnecessary and time wasting

BULLYING has consequences to avoid others harming themselves

SAFETY is the condition of a “steady state” of an organization or place doing what it is supposed to do. “What it is supposed to do” is defined in terms of public codes and standards, associated architectural and engineering designs, corporate vision and mission statements, and operational plans and personnel policies. For any organization, place, or function, large or small, safety is a normative concept. It complies with situation-specific definitions of what is expected and acceptable.

SUBPEONAS – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A subpoena (/səˈpiː.nə/;also subpœna, supenna or subpena) or witness summons is a writ issued by a government agency, most often a court, to compel testimony by a witness or production of evidence under a penalty for failure. There are two common types of subpoenas:

subpoena ad testificandum orders a person to testify before the ordering authority or face punishment. The subpoena can also request the testimony to be given by phone or in person.


subpoena duces tecum orders a person or organization to bring physical evidence before the ordering authority or face punishment. This is often used for requests to mail copies of documents to requesting party or directly to court.

EXPOSING a known disease to transmit to another is morally wrong

CHRONIC LYING presents one as “crying wolf” and when discovered the LIAR pays heavy consequences

As a 70 year old patriotic American, I am confused about what is transpiring in my country
and why none of the above childhood lessons no longer apply to Americans in 2021.

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