E-Mail Editorials 2023






Previous Weekly Editorials

 These short, weekly editorials have been going out to my private list of 300 +/- readers for over 10 years. If you would like to be included please email: cklein@chuckkleinauthor.com

Subject: Reasoning
Date Sent: 26 Dec 2023
After the “surprise attack on our military at Pearl Harbor, December the 7th  1941, rumors began floating that FDR knew of the impending assault but did nothing to prevent or protect. The theoretical reasoning was that he needed an excuse to get into the war before our enemies become stronger and thus more difficult to defeat. He didn’t want to order a preemptive attack on the Japanese fleet because as that would mean the USA was the aggressor and started the war, and more importantly, that we had broken the Japanese codes. Nothing was ever proven or officially tendered as to do so might have been considered unpatriotic. 
Under the same reasoning, could Israeli’s PM, Bejamin Netanyahu, have known about the October 7 invasion by Hamus but, as FDR might have done, didn’t want to be labeled the aggressor or tip his hand of how he knew? 
What is the Biden administration’s endgame in allowing mass immigration? Is there some hidden reasoning in allowing uncontrolled access for 10s of millions illegal invaders? With this many – no habla ingles – people who are already angry at their treatment … all they need is a leader to…. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: CO Supreme Court
Date Sent: 21 Dec 2023
The media and pundits seem to miss the clear message of the 14th Amendment, Sect 3: “No person shall … hold any office.” It doesn’t say can’t be elected or be on a non-government party’s ballot or even written-in. It says the person can’t HOLD any office. That unquestionably means they could be on a ballot, elected, but they can’t occupy the office (be sworn in). 
In other words, Trump, constitutionally, can be elected but he could not become the president if found to be an insurrectionist, rebelled or gave aid to the enemy. In still other words, since he has not been convicted of anything and the definition of these terms has never been defined no state has the right to restrict who is on a ballot for a federal office. 
Finally, if a state can decide that Trump’s words were rebellious…, would a police chief who disagrees with a certain law, be rebellious if he refused to enforce that law, e.g., would Biden - the chief LEO - be rebellious if he refused to enforce drug laws, securing our borders…? If the Colorado Supreme Court Justices are rebelling against the Constitution, shouldn’t they be removed from office? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Christmas Wishes
Date Sent: 19 Dec 2023
A wish come true: American Christians and Jews are the epitome of decent, law-abiding, productive citizens and as such, have raised the moral, ethical and living standards of all peoples.
When a Christian wishes a Jew a Merry Christmas the Christian is saying: "This is my special day and I wish that your day will be as wonderful as my day represents." It is the epitome of what this exceptional day is all about.
When a Jew wishes a Christian a merry Christmas, he or she is saying: "I applaud and honor your right to celebrate this day that stands for the good in mankind and our common values that make this country what it is." 
To my Jewish friends: Please join me in respecting this day by reflecting on how fortunate we are to live in a country that not only allows us to choose and practice our own religion, but protects these rights.
To religious fundamentalists: Be they Christian, Jewish, atheist, Muslim, et al., please recognize that when you try to force your beliefs on others with lawsuits, bombs, government sanctification or "majority rule" you are not exhibiting humanitarian or altruistic values, merely your own insecurities.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Chanukah
Date Sent: 12 Dec 2023
Chanukah is the observance of a miracle that occurred when a small band of Hebrews defended their Temple from the Syrian Greeks (300 +/- years BCE). The story goes that the eternal flame, the symbol of G-d's presence, burned for the entire 8-day battle when there was only enough oil to keep the flame burning for a single day. Even today, an eternal flame burns in all Jewish places of worship.
Christians and Jews share the most important of all commonalities: We all pray to the same G-d – as we all trace our linage through Jacob/Israel to Issac to Abraham. This commonality is confirmed by the holy words recited during Jewish prayer services:  Sh'ma Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Eḥad. (English:  Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is one.) Israel is not the nation Israel, but Abraham's grandson, Jacob, who G-d re-names Israel and promises the land now called Israel. (Genesis 32:28)
Chanukah, however, was not widely celebrated until the 1950s when assimilation brought Jewish-American children into public schools that were mostly populated by Christians. Jewish parents’ anxiety of their children not getting gifts for Christmas, propelled the tradition of gift-giving during Chanukah. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: The Second Shoe
Date Sent: 5 Dec 2023
The old axiom, “Waiting for the other shoe to drop,” is from the era of cheap, uncarpeted apartment dwellings where you’d hear, in the bedroom above, a person taking off one shoe and dropping it on the floor - then you can’t fall asleep until….. It seems we’re all waiting for something we expect to happen – that second shoe:
1) With America pouring funds, raw materials and munitions in a virtual 2-front war, when will China make its move on Taiwan and thus a third front?
2) Since the pandemic slow-down and subsequent rise of the economy, predictions of a recession/depression have been pundits favorite fare… still waiting.
3) Political belligerence has taken precedent over the job of running the country promoting second-shoe prophecies of permanent shutdown. 
4) North Korea has been testing offensive weapons … when, how and who are they going to attack?
5) Hamus’ attack on Israel was the shoe … Iran (WW3) is the other shoe? 
6) As the planet experiences climate change, when are we going to actually suffer the predicted devastating and irreversible consequences?
7) Holocaust II
8) If Ukraine collapses, we’ll collectively be holding our breath to learn where/who Russia will attack next.  
Chuck Klein
Subject: New News
Date Sent: 28 Nov 2023
There’s a new player in the info game: American Free News Network (https://afnn.us/). This well-done site is a non-censored, professionally edited, online forum established in 2021 to promote, understand and share values common to the Republic and to give citizens a voice. Funded entirely by user donations they are a counter to Facebook, Google and the like who are editorially suppressed by advertiser’s financial power. 
Some of the current AFNN headlines: Justice Postponed Too Long  Is Justice Denied; Mark Twain’s Ghostly Gripes: An Imagined Critique of Modern Government Overreach; 2,000 Sociologists Enthusiastically Discredit Their Profession; The Necktie Nonsense: Let’s Loosen Up the Noose of Fashion; A Reassessment of the Pilgrims’ Motive and Legacy; Fair Taxation: A Consumption-Based Approach; The Great Government-Sponsored Love Lottery: Equity and Equality and fairness in Dating and Love; Western Civilization Has Been a Great Boon to the Entire World, Even If the “Decolonizers” Hate It; Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald: A Tale of Heroism and Heartache; Recruiting the Few Good Men: A Comparative Analysis of Marine Corps and U.S. Army Advertising….
I’ve been honored to have my treatises of the How and Why with Suggestions on resolving the Mid-East crisis included on this site (click on authors). 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Thanks
Date Sent: 21 Nov 2023
Though we all might be divided 
But for this day we are united 
There is so much to be thankful for
That one day of giving thanks
Is not enough to completely
Bring us together and unify the ranks
The traditional holiday meal when
All holding hands thanks is rendered
Not only for being in America
But acknowledgement to G-d is tendered
Oh yeah, and if next year
Everything remains just so
We will be thankful if there are
Other options than Donald or Joe
* P.S. On a personal note, I am most thankful for my Christian friends who contacted me with concern over the current anti-Semitism.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Is, Is Not
Date Sent: 14 Nov 2023
IT IS NOT Humas, Hezbollah or Iranian cells that are the enemy nor is it “radical Islamics”. It’s Muslims. They subscribe to the teaching of the Koran which states infidels must be killed or converted (Islam means submission to God. Muslims are those who practice Islam). The people/citizens of Iran, Gaza, Lebanon, Americans…  support their warriors. Warriors are the extension of the people they represent, i.e., the people are each other’s enemy.
IT IS NOT Hamus vs. Israel, but Islamic/Muslims vs. Israel …  and the people of all non-Islamic/Muslim nations. 
IT IS NOT about killing civilians. During WW2 the Allies killed a lot of civilians – intentionally or unintentionally makes no difference to the victor’s history. There are no “’innocent civilians”, e.g., women are soldiers too and children left in a war zone are the crimes of the parents.
IT IS about, Numbers: There are only 14 million Jews worldwide while Islamics/Muslims number 2-Billion – a fourth of the planets population, the second largest religion, and IT IS about saving the other 6-Billion from the conquering goals of Islamics/Muslims.  
Anti-Semitism is hate for who they are; Islamophobia is hate for what they do.
Chuck Klein, author
Subject: The Swamp
Date Sent: 7 Nov 2023
The Swamp is the huge number of bureaucratic federal employees that, for all intents and purposes, run the country. They are the ones who write the thousand-page bills that elected officials don't/won’t take the time to read relying on their staff (a Swamper) to advise on how to vote. Additionally, Swampers, on-their-own, continually create new bureaucratic rules and regulations to justify their agency’s funding. 
The Swamp is the result of a 50+ years of mission-creep, to wit: College grads with liberal arts/social science degrees gravitate to government jobs and remained as more employees are added. Over time, they have become the over-whelming majority of bureaucrats who, unintentionally, are the most powerful and controlling factor in D.C. Protected by civil service, these entrenched 10s of 1000s of almost exclusively Democrat-voting bureaucrats control reports, statistics, department rules, regulations, official government opinions, recommendations, judiciary appointments, et. al. These liberal arts/social science grads also permeated the teaching profession, thus perpetuating the liberal/social/Democrat agenda. Business/Engineering college grads became the leaders of industry. 
The evidence of Swampers is the unprecedented amount confidential political and government “leaks” that surfaced under Trump. In other words, Swampers don’t leak/undermine Democrat presidents’ secrets, ‘cuz they, themselves are Democrats.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Timeline
Date Sent: 31 Oct 2023
3761 BCE (year 1, Hebrew/Jewish calendar) G-d forms the sun; creates Adam & Eve in Canaan (present day Israel).
2100 +/- BCE G-d tells Abraham: His descendants (seed) are to be the leaders of the world if they keep the covenant that all male children are circumcised; and these Chosen People are promised all the land of Canaan. 
1200 BCE +/- Moses (Abraham’s descendant) leads his people to the Promised Land, but G-d orders all the Canaanites be killed. They are not. [Why would G-d order the killing of His people? Perhaps, they are the ones who did not keep the covenant … or were people of another god.] 
1 +/- BCE/CE Jesus is born in Canaan/Palestine. 
1948 CE The United Nations recognizes the land of Canaan/Palestine as the Jewish State of Israel. War breaks out and continues today. [Are today’s Palestinians the survivors of ancient Canann who want “their” land back? Should Jews forsake/ignore/repudiate a direct promise (order) from G-d?]
2023 CE (Hebrew/Jewish year: 5784) Possible solutions: a) The world’s nations chip-in to purchase the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt creating a permanent home/state for the Palestinians. b) Start WW3 – the war of Good vs. Evil - by nuking Iran.
Chuck Klein
Date Sent: 24 Oct 2023
  In a quest for half the truth, I asked the age-old question: Is the glass half full or half empty?
* DNC: “Publicly, we say the glass is only half full. This way we can get more taxes. Privately, we’ll leak the position that the glass is almost empty and blame it on the Republicans.”
* GOP: “If we say the glass is completely full, we can fool most of the people most of the time and that’s always worked before.”
* The FOP: “Our position depends upon whether the glass is perceived to be wearing a seat belt, texting while driving, armed and dangerous. . . .
* The Bar Association: “If a client said any glass, jumped up and hit him/her/it, we’ll go to the wall defending him/her/it.”
* DJT: “Full or empty, it was stolen.”
* NY Att. Gen.: “Why do you want to know? We ask the questions here, Klein. Full or stolen, if it was Trump’s, it was over-valued.” 
* Convicted Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein: “Half glass is kind of sensuous.”
* Bill Clinton: “Say…he’s right. I’m getting excited. Hey, Hill, Did you see...”
* Hillary Clinton: “Shut up, you twit.”
Chuck Klein
Date Sent: 17 Oct 2023
The politicians - both Dems and GOPers – have, again, threatened to shut the government down. The goal here is for the Dems to cause the shutdown and be able to blame it on the Republicans - or vice-versa. For a shutdown to be effective in the blame-game, the voter must be inconvenienced such as the closure of public parks, safety worries of furloughing military personnel and/or Border Patrol officers. Of course, these politicians are never troubled with loss of personal revenue or their own staff laid-off.
Closing a Nation Park to save money is the dumbest plan inasmuch as our parks generate a significant amount of income - tourist (tax) dollars spent on travel, lodging and eats, plus park entry fees. Laying off border cops only emboldens more illegal crossings and the inherent crime that follows. Stop paying the military? Come on.
Perhaps what is needed is a priority list to designate who is laid-off and what is subject to closure. How 'bout if we start with: Closing all Congress' free-bees, including but not limited to:  indoor recreation facilities, cafeteria, physical fitness rooms, swimming pools and other such Capitol Hill perks plus furloughing 50% of each member of Congress's staff?  
Chuck Klein
Subject: EXTRA
Date Sent: 13 Oct 2023

The Israeli -Palestinian never-ending wars might be neutralized if the UN purchased the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt creating a permanent home for the Palestinians – with a demilitarized buffer zone between them and Israel.


Israel could then order all Palestinians out of Gaza (sans weapons) by a set date after which Israel will level the Gaza. The leveling would be necessary inasmuch physically occupying the Gaza, as is, would subject Israeli soldiers to boobytraps, land mines and/or suicide assaults. The Gaza Strip would then revert to Israel.  The Prisoners held by Hamus must be released before this New Palestinian state would be acknowledged by the UN.


The Sinai is sparsely populated (600,000 Egyptians), mostly desert and mountainous – but with borders to the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. It measures 15M acres - 100x the size of Gaza. Value: 15M acres @ $1000/acre = $15B (cost of the missile defense system given to Poland). To entice the deal, we could divert the $6B Biden has earmarked for Iran.


Palestinians who claim the Sinai Peninsula is uninhabitable would have to answer the question: Would this be an admission they are not as intelligent or as capable as Israelis who produced an oasis on similarly uninhabitable land and with fewer people?


This is a win-win: Egypt unloads unused land for $15B; the Palestinians get their own land and nation; Israel recovers lost territory and gains a secure border; The West’s economy improves with contracts for superstructure in the new country; nobody has to die.


Failure to make this plan work, coupled with the Biden Administration’s goal to evacuate all Americans from Israel, could be exactly what Hezbollah (terrorist in Lebanon) need for attacking Israel from the north. With no-skin-in-the-game, Americans might be reluctant to put boots on the ground.


Chuck Klein


Subject: WW3 or EOT?
Date Sent: 10 Oct 2023
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine evolved into a global conflict when the Neo-Allies began sanctioning Russia while supplying arms to Ukraine. These sanctions created a Neo-Axis of Iran, Russia and China as they developed their own banking system to get around the monetary sanctions. Meanwhile, multiple African nations are at war with each other and NKo spoils for a war with anyone. As food/oil/munitions shortages loom; China may well see this as the prefect storm for an invasion of Taiwan and/or the Philippines. 
Timing is everything. The Iranian backed attack on Israel (by their proxy, Hamus) may be their hoped-for beginning of the Biblical Final Battle. This assault is not about two-states or Palestinian rights or physical territory, but the opening salvo to not just kill Jews, per se, but to draw all Judeo-Christians into a confrontation of Good vs. Evil. Historically, the entire Islamic world believes Judeo-Christians are the enemy and must be converted to Islam or be killed. 
Humas, Hezbollah - armies not identifiable by military uniforms, planes and ships - cannot be defeated by conventional means. Their peoples’ desire to conquer must be destroyed – their will broken - as was done to the Germans and Japanese during WW2. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Outrage
Date Sent: 3 Oct 2023
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently said: "Normalization - any of the efforts that are going on to improve relations between Israel and its neighbors - are not, cannot be a substitute for Israel and the Palestinians resolving their differences. And in our judgement, of course, that must…needs to involve a two-state solution." He is saying that America should decide whether two separate nations can normalize relations - a reiteration of Biden and Obama. Outrage!
I watched the recent TV Docu-Drama, Chappaquiddick, and was reminded again of the political skullduggery Democrat empowered, callous, illegal and political supremacy that was wielded by the Kennedy clan, their star-struck hanger-oners and MA Democrat voters at the lack of prosecution of Edward Kennedy's conduct over the death of Mary Jo Kopechne (1969). This outrageous usurpation of our legal system continues to this day as evidenced by the persecution of DJT beginning before he was even sworn into office in 2017. Outrage!
DJT for his behavior prior to and just after the 2020 election (need I say more?). Outrage!
General Milley, in his retirement speech, alluded to Trump with the comment "dictator wannbe". It's the Democrat party that's dictatorial.  Outrage!
Chuck Klein
Subject: Internet Service
Date Sent: 26 Sep 2023
In 2022, I entered into a 2-year contract with HughesNet for satellite internet service. Though not high-speed, it worked until February of this year when internet and email service ceased. In chats with them, they denied the problem was with their system causing me to expend time and money to determine it was NOT my laptop, my internet host or my Outlook email account. When confronted with this evidence, they continued to deny and then refused to stop the monthly credit card charges and terminate the contract unless I agreed to pay them additional money. I paid the money and invoiced them for the extra charges plus $200 for removal of their dish. They ignored this demand for reimbursement. I then signed up for a AT&T HotSpot that works better.
Inasmuch as HughesNet may have violated Ohio Consumer Laws, I filed a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. They have taken the case. If you have had similar experiences with HughesNet for failure to provide contracted services, please contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office (Anne Davis Consumer Complaint Specialist Anne.Davis@OhioAGO.gov) with reference to case # 1038174.
Chuck Klein
Subject: EVs vs ICE
Date Sent: 19 Sep 2023
The trend of some state governments is to ban the sale of new motor vehicles powered by the internal combustion engines (ICE). 
Operators of electric vehicles (EVs) won't be purchasing gasoline or diesel fuel whence the tax per gallon that funds the road building and repair drops. This decreasing loss of revenue could be made up by incrementally increasing the gas tax, but that wouldn't be fair to those who still have ICE powered vehicles as they would be financing EVs driving over roads they don't help maintain. 
A second option: States could enact yearly road-use taxes for EV license plate renewals, but that's unfair to low-milage drivers and a free-pass to visitors registered out of state. 
A third option (think 1984): Tax owners based on mileage obtained by vehicle miles traveled (VMT). A computer chip added to EV's on-board computers would transmit to the licensing state the miles (and location, date and time) traveled by a vehicle. The owner would have to pay up to keep registration active or the state would issue arrest warrants or even cause the vehicle not to start if the tax is not paid.  My solution: Buy Duke Energy stock. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: 9/11 Lessons
Date Sent: 12 Sep 2023
In making the case to avenge 9/11, G.W. Bush said: We can fight them over here or we can fight them over there, but fight them we will. His successors, Obama and Trump, followed this foreign policy. Insofar as the "them" have not conducted additional mass terrorist attacks in America this foreign policy has worked. Mr. Biden started down a new path when he thought sanctions would stop Putin. Obviously, they didn't. Congress and our military leaders have created a de facto new foreign policy: War by proxy, e.g., supplying an ally (Ukraine) with weapons and materiel to fight our common enemy (Russia). 
Today, many naive, isolationist-bent officials, including Presidential candidate, Ramasamy, don't see the big picture as they clamor to stop sending guns and ammo to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan and other allied nations. Do they think the Easter Bunny is coming? 
Getting someone else to conduct the physical fighting while we supply the weaponry and materials is good for our economy, plus we learn - by battle-field conditions - if our weapons are effective. American civilian lives are saved when our soldiers engage the enemy. American civilian AND military lives are saved when our allies fight the common enemy.  
Chuck Klein
Subject: Post Holiday
Date Sent: 5 Sep 2023
Memorial, Labor and Independence
Are American reflection days
When we honor our heroes
Past and present.
We are so blessed
To have such patriotic citizens
Who have unselfishly aided 
This country - so many times.
Everyday our first line of defense,
Our police officers labor to 
Unflinchingly face risks
That cost some their livelihood, and lives.
May God bless America and 
Every American police officer  
Wherever he or she may be and in whatever 
Capacity they may or may have served.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Punishment
Date Sent: 29 Aug 2023
Included in the 10-Commandments are the personal "shall nots" such as: "Thou Shall not steal, murder, bear false witness…." Violating these Hebrew foundations is in direct conflict with G-d’s commands. What's missing is enforcement - the wherewithal to enforce or punish perpetrators. The assumption has been that G-d will punish the wrongdoers. Even though some of G_d's children periodically atone or have accepted a proxy atoning, violation of these malum in se rules continue. 
Insofar as there has been no verifiable proof that violators were being punished by G-d, we humans defined and ordained punishments by codifying the “Shall Nots”.  In other words, man, per se, took it upon himself to decide what, how and who was to be punished. In still other words, man doesn't have faith that evil doers will receive just punishment, therefore man proscribed his own forms of justice. 
Is creating our own eye-for-an-eye legitimacy a prima facie violation of G-d's right of vengeance? Are we setting ourselves up for another Sodom & Gomorrah by condoning wars, sex w/o commitment, abortion on demand, political deceivers…? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: 1st Debate
Date Sent: 24 Aug 2023
They all failed the leader test by over-using the term "we" rather than emphasizing this is what "I" will do. None had a bold plan. The "we" worked very well for JFK by making everyone feel they were part of the solution. Times change. In 2016 Trump won touting: "I" will build the wall, confront China, make a trade deal with Canada and Mexico, move the embassy to Jerusalem, et al. 
HALEY: Front runner. Articulate, strong on border, crime - strongest on foreign policy. I'd like a Haley/Pence ticket.
PENCE: Surprisingly impressive and aggressive - "did the right thing". I'd like a Pence/Haley ticket.
DeSANTIS: Not aggressive enough. Backed away from the question: "Did Pence do the right thing?" - dumb. Would send troops into Mexico - really dumb.
RAMASAMY: Naïve - doesn't support arms and weapons to our allies such as Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan. Laughs when attacked - a sign of insecurity, al la, Camela Harris.
HUTCHERSON: Sounds like the bureaucrat he has been all his life.
CHRISTY: Supports Pence, failed to attack Trump as promised, but did a nice assault on Ramasamy.
SCOTT: Too many numbers and known facts. Can't win with anti-union rhetoric. 
BURGUM: Also ran.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Scenarios
Date Sent: 22 Aug 2023
   The 7-year persecution of Trump has led to four indictments. The significance of which is not prosecution of a former President, but the possible incarceration of a Presidential candidate - or even a sitting President if he wins in 2024. 
   Scenario 1: Trump is convicted prior to the 2024 election and is ordered to prison for violating bail or while his appeals bounce between the courts. In prison, he would have no media opportunities to campaign - an interesting legal dilemma. 
   Scenario 2: Upon conviction and sentencing, Trump holes up in Mar-a-Largo fighting (literally) being taken into custody. If he's armed, are the arresting LEOs going to shoot him? 
Scenario 3: Trump is convicted and incarcerated but wins the 2024 election and is sworn in - in his cell. 
      Scenario 4: To show his true American patriotism, Trump sacrifices his life. Of course, this suicide would have to be done in public lest endless conspiracy investigations. The upside: For Republicans, Trump goes out a hero and the Democrats get the political blame. For Dems: They get credit for ending what they believed was a threat to America. The Downside for all scenarios: USA gets the shame of 3rd world status. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: War
Date Sent: 15 Aug 2023
Throughout history many have prayed, wished and labored to promote peace - a war-less society. It hasn't worked out very well as deaths caused by insurrections, politics, religion, race and territorial claims have continued since the beginning, in every nation on earth. Even a cursory exam of other species will show all animals and even plants are continuously battling each other not just to feed themselves, but for dominance and/or territorial rights. Birds fight over nesting and feeding locations, lions even kill their own offspring; trees and weeds compete for sunlight. 
Unlike others of G-d's creation, man's (not necessarily women's) intelligence (leaving that word undefined) has allowed him to not only kill indiscriminately, but to create means of killing en masse. Perhaps, "wars" were designed into G-d's creations as the method of controlling over-population and/or weaker species or pitting good virus evil?  In other words, if peace, being the absence of intentional killings, prevails, our planet would be….
If we are destined to slaughter each other, perhaps the USA should conduct massive preemptive nuclear attacks on our enemies. Thus, establishing our dominance and survival - at least for the next century. If not preordained, are we smart enough to change?
Chuck Klein
Subject: They're Watching
Date Sent: 8 Aug 2023
The Atlanta Police Department's Operation Shield pulls video streams from city- and privately owned - cameras into a single Video Integration Center where it is viewed by LEOs. Camera locations include the downtown area and other municipal departments such as MARTA (Atlanta’s rapid transit authority), Public Works, Watershed Management, Aviation, Parks and Recreation, and the Atlanta Public School System. 
APD also reached out to local businesses, shopping malls, multi-housing properties and homeowners asking them to join the program. While some choose to integrate their cameras into the police network, others registered their cameras to provide recordings upon request. Today, Atlanta has one of the largest public-private surveillance networks in the country with more than 15,000 community-owned cameras plus 16,500 business and homeowner cameras. Other cities are working to copy Atlanta. 
This invasive technology is augmented with automobile data recording, cell phone activity/location, license plate readers, stop-light/speed cameras and AI-enhanced face recognitions systems. All this snooping doesn't appear to be very effective inasmuch as Atlanta's crime rate is 50/1000 residents - higher than the national average for large cities. Though Orwellian surveillance seems to enhance crime solving - wouldn't it be better to focus on crime prevention? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Silence
Date Sent: 1 Aug 2023
I recently purchased a sound suppressor (aka silencer) for my .22 pistol. When shooting on my inside range and into a metal bullet trap, the sound of the bullet striking the steel backstop was louder than the discharge of the suppressed shot - thus hearing protection is not necessary. Outside, the sound was more like a pffft - very quiet and very cool - just like in the movies. 
My first experience with sound suppressed guns was for an article I was writing for a police magazine. Here, my audio engineer son measured the sound levels of suppressed and non-suppressed H&K MP5, 9mm full-auto submachine guns. The decibel drop was impressive, but nowhere near the pffft of my Ruger .22 handgun.
Sound suppressors are still regulated by the BATF and require a serial number of both the silencer and the firearm to which it will be attached. All permit applications are handled by the suppressor manufacturer. The process includes fingerprinting, on-line digitally signed forms, ID copies and live internet interview/photos. Processing was quick - except the BATF - the wait for them to do the background check for this Class 3 firearm is 4-6 months. Cost: $500 + $200 tax! 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Majority Rules?
Date Sent: 25 Jul 2023
Voters of Ohio are set August 8 on changing their Constitution. Today, if they wish to change their Constitution all they need is a simple majority. If the amendment passes, a change to the Ohio Constitution will require a 60% majority vote - much like the requirements to change the U.S. Constitution. 
If the amendment fails, a single vote can amend the Ohio Constitution to say, for example: Schools must teach Spanish as the primary language, or gender bias pronouns will be banned from the classroom or all persons with green eyes must walk in the gutter. Since none of these conditions are protected under the U.S. Constitution and you have green eyes … guess where you'll be walking. 
Ohioans, like all Americans, do not live in a democracy  - where majority rules. We live in a republic where laws, rules, edicts must adhere to a constitution. If a constitution can be changed by a single vote, it has no more standing than any ordinary law that can be changed by a single vote. If you vote in Ohio, vote Yes on Issue 1.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Logic
Date Sent: 18 Jul 2023
Today, many young persons believe (or want to believe) they were born with the body of the opposite sex. To correct this issue, some cross-dress while others seek drug, medical and/or surgical changes to their body/mind. Problems occur when competing in sports, using gender specific restrooms or demanding that officials (teachers) refer to them with their preferred pronoun. When those who aspirate a gender change demand tax money be spent to accommodate them and/or they publicly flaunt their anti-biblical yearnings, it becomes objectionable to others. 
To carry this to a logical conclusion: Suppose a person who is born white wishes to become black by merely stating they are Black (to take advantage of minority opportunities). Or a person born Black wanting to be white.… A Jew might be successful in converting to Islam or Christianity, but to his/her enemies he/she will always be a Jew. 
A leopard can't change its spots anymore than humans can change their DNA, fingerprints or eye color. Therefore, wouldn't it be better for persons afflicted with gender/race/religious confusion to honor, accept and promote their own birth identity - at least publicly? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Observations
Date Sent: 11 Jul 2023
Best sports news : ESPN is laying off 20 on-air Commentators. I've come to watch TV sports on mute due to egocentric, expounders of trivia, aka commentators, who won't shut up. I recall watching a televised MLB game where the runner on third breaks for home as the pitcher begins his pitch. The color man talked right through the play before the play-by-play announcer said, "The runner is safe on this squeeze play." No, it was a suicide squeeze. He didn't know the difference.
Cops tend to follow the rule of threes whereas stopping a vehicle for a minor violation was "one". If the driver had an expired license/registration, sassed the LEO or they had a vehicle defect that would be two and/or three. Usually, one was a warning, two was a maybe, but three was "you ain't talking your way out of a citation".
Harassment of the populace is NOT prosecuting criminals.
America is becoming 51% non-white. When the whites become 49% - a minority - shouldn't they receive the same monetary and free-bees of other minorities? 
Law enforcement's problem is the result of PC/woke recruitment: You can't teach common sense any more than you can fix stupid.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Pendulum Swings
Date Sent: 4 Jul 2023
Beginning with FDR and his New Deal, the conservative SCOTUS began swinging to the left. This resulted in agencies gaining broad powers to incorporate rules and regulations that could only be contested via their own review procedures. In addition, the liberal transitioning produced laws and precedent in contrast to the Constitution. 
Recent SCOTUS decisions correct some of these unconstitutional precedents:
    1) Race: Though it could be considered individually, it could not be used as a requirement for student admission. 
    2) Student Loan Forgiveness: POTUS does not have this right. If loan forgiveness is allowed for college loans and not for mortgage, auto, credit card loans, etc. that's an equal rights violation. 
    3) It is an artist's 1st Amendment right to refuse to create a website for same-sex weddings when he religiously opposes such unions. 
    4) Negating Roe v. Wade: The original case was based on granting women the Constitutional right to abortion where no such right exists. 
What's most disturbing, but not surprising, is the liberal response by vowing to find ways to re-instate decades-old unconstitutional precedents with new legislation, edicts and court challenges - just as they have done with attempts to usurp the centuries-long "precedent" of the Second Amendment. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Equal?
Date Sent: 27 Jun 2023
The U.S. Declaration of Independence, on which our Constitution is based, declares "All men/[women] are created equal" This proclamation is the least understood and most overlooked of all the decrees that form the very foundation of this country. Because of oppressive treatment at the hands of the English, the new nation wanted it to be clear and certain that all men are created equal which was contrary to English society where having royal blood or being born into a higher social, economic class or station in life gives birth-right advantage or confers power over persons born of more common parentage.
This Declaration never meant that all men/women ARE equal - just that they begin life equally and have equal standing in all dealings under the law. However, as George Orwell wrote in his mocking novel, Animal Farm: "Some animals are more equal than other animals". In other words, what he was saying is self-evident - some people are inherently more skilled and/or intellectually adept than other people. Not everyone is an Albert Einstein, a Tom Brady or a Michael Jackson. Our government, which is made up of equally-born people, struggles with this reality. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Solar Part 2
Date Sent: 20 Jun 2023
Thanks for the input:
The tax credit is 30% of the cost of the solar unit - not 30% of one's taxes. Example: If one's federal tax obligation is $40k and the Solar unit cost $60k - 30% of $60k is an $18k income tax credit making one's total tax obligation only $22k. 
Solar panels are now made in the USA but are more expensive than ones made in Korea and China. 
One person, who has had solar for 5-years reported it functions well, but Duke Energy credits over-generation at a reduced rate. 
Solar power works without batteries, but not when the grid fails. Solar batteries are required to be able to function when the grid fails. Batteries almost double initial costs and require maintenance. In other words, if the grid goes down so does a sans-battery solar unit. Thus, long-term grid failure (sabotage/war) renders battery-less-solar power of no use. I'm checking on the ability to insert a manual switch to allow solar power to by-pass the grid. 
The political goal is to shift reliance to solar and wind power for home, industry and vehicles. Unlike expensive batteries, fossil fuel/propane is cheaply stored in tanks. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Solar Power
Date Sent: 13 Jun 2023
I'm considering solar power for the farm. The major drawback is up-front costs - early estimates range from $25K to $75K.  Other downsides include unsightliness and aside from cloudy sky, dust/dirt/snow restricts output. My panels would be installed in an adjacent field - not on the roof - thus I could have more panels and they can be pointed to the most advantageous angle to the sun. Roof mounts might be problematic due to shingle damage and having to remove and re-install panels if the shingles need to be replaced.
On the plus side, switching to electric heat and using propane as a back-up should also reduce my monthly bill from Duke Energy. Additionally, there are possible federal income tax credits available and excess solar power is credited back to electric supplier. One option for solar power is batteries to store energy while the sun isn't shining. Batteries, however, can double the initial cost and add maintenance factors. 
I'm not convinced present-day home-solar technology is eco-friendly when considering the raw materials, manufacturing process and disposal issues. 
If you have any experience with solar energy, I'd be much obliged to learn from you. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: LEO Creed
Date Sent: 6 Jun 2023
Police officers are in the business of bravery, honesty and integrity. This is their stock-in-trade, forte', signature, persona, identification and what differentiates them from all other professions. 
To fight the unbeatable foe,
To run where the brave dare not go,
To right the unrightable wrong;
And I know, if I remain true
To this glorious quest,
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest (1)
A police officer who doesn't believe that cowardice is a destiny worse than death, is in the wrong business.
"I do not know what fate awaits me,
I only know I must be brave,
for I must face the man who hates me,
or lie a coward, a craven coward,
or lie a coward in my grave" (2).
(1) The Impossible dream (The Quest). Lyrics excerpt from the Broadway show and film: The Man of La Mancha, 1965, Joe Darion.
(2) Excerpt from theme song to High Noon. The movie version had slightly different wording that included the character’s name, Frank Miller. Not to offend persons of that name, the wording was changed for the recorded version, made popular by singer Frankie Lane. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Memorial Day Not Forgotten
Date Sent: 30 May 2023
Memorial Day Not Forgotten
And our troops, law officers and all of Her guardians.
Those who know this love are truly the Blessed People.
As God stands to safeguard us, we align ourselves shoulder to shoulder
while bowing our heads in thanks for His protection and guidance.
Dusk to dawn and sunrise to sunset, we are humbled
by His radiant supremacy and power.
Forging straight up from the great prairies of gilded grain,
like a church spire paying homage to the heavens,
to symbolize our faith in Him.
Seas of Blessed People of all colors, each seeking
the purity only He can bestow.
May God continue to bless the Blessed People
as this is their homeland forevermore.
Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Annotation by Chuck Klein, © 2012
Chuck Klein
Subject: Greatest Fear
Date Sent: 23 May 2023
What's your greatest fear: Jack-booted thugs coming for you in the middle of the night … or that you won't be able to voice your worry that jack-booted thugs are coming?
Those on the Left fear Republicans will generate fascism where neo-Nazi ultra-conservatives will banish all others. History is full of tyrants whose over-zealous minions physically attack, destroy and/or incarcerate anyone who opposes their ways. Their fears are not without merit.
The Right tends to believe Democrats will utilize their powers of the press, government office, unions and control of the schools for more subtle methods such as: indoctrination of wokeness, stifling abilities to physically protect oneself and promoting mob rule where riots are encouraged to force change while shouting down all opposition. Their fears are not without merit. 
Most likely, change will be back & forth, ebb & flow, yin-yang with neither the right nor left taking complete control. However, a powerful and dramatic Crash of '29/Pearl Harbor type triggering event could rapidly alter everything.
Chuck Klein
Subject: Cats
Date Sent: 16 May 2023
There has been a spate of recent articles in various publications claiming to interpret - to know - what a cat is saying when it meows. As a long time cat lover, I thought it might help to hear the truth, directly (so to speak), from the cat's mouth: 
"Other than to signify mealtime, only kittens message vocally. When mature sophisticated cats wish to communicate, we do so with our tail, eyes and body language. Sans intelligence on our level, dogs wag their tail when happy … when we move ours it means we are displeased, and you should be paying attention. A dog can be mistreated, ignored and/or not fed and it will immediately come for a petting upon being called - tail wagging and smiling. So much as look at a cat in an unfavorable way and we will turn our back to you, give you the evil eye and hold a grudge for at least a day. Dogs have masters … cats have staff. Therefore, and at the risk of being highly presumptuous, I have transmitted this missive to my Chief of Staff for dissemination."  
Chuck Klein, Kitty's Chief of Staff
Subject: Perpetual Motion
Date Sent: 9 May 2023
  Many of the Me/Boomer Generation pursued liberal arts diplomas because they considered business, engineering, science degrees... to be for the bourgeois. This life choice produced liberalism that beget Democrat voters that led to careers centered on teaching, politics and government bureaucracy. As they gained political power and control of teachers' unions, they were able to indoctrinate a socialist mindset into the next generation of malleable minds - a tax-payer funded, union supported perpetual motion. The conservatives didn’t see it coming. 
  Talk for the past two years has been a recession is looming … but it doesn’t happen if people have money even if these funds come from the government. Democrats have figured out that they have a giant credit card they insert into a government ATM that spews out an endless stream of dollars and get-out-of-debt-free cards. The beauty of this system is never having to pay - just keep raising the "debt ceiling". This "free" money is dispensed to the unemployed, under-employed, homeless, business bailouts… creating a virtual perpetual motion of a never-ending progressing economy. The monetary crash might still be years away if a balance of interest rates to inflation to employment to free money is maintained. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Yes or No
Date Sent: 2 May 2023
These are black or white, yes or no questions. 
Do you believe it is justifiable:
* To leak secret government information because it goes against your beliefs?
* To publish leaked secret government information without identifying the source?
* For members of a legislative branch to disrupt an in-session meeting because the majority won’t vote for their agenda? 
* To trash/burn/loot private businesses as protest of social or government issues you are against?
* To release persons charged with a felony, sans bail?
* To riot because you believe an election was stolen? 
* To trash-talk another behind their back? 
* To harass government officials in public places or at their home?
* To refuse to take arms against your King who you considered unjust? 
* To refuse to take arms against states that were seditious? 
* For college students to shout down invited guest speakers whose political views they don’t accept? 
* To refuse to apologize for commission of a social error? 
My guess is half will say yes and half will say no; and therein lies the problem. The solution: Teach the Constitution and the Ten Commandments in schools. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Time
Date Sent: 25 Apr 2023
Though we might destroy ourselves and our planet with pollution, over-population and wars, the possibility of escaping Earth by moving to another planet is dependent upon conquering time. In other words, due to the great distances involved, we would need to stop time or advance/retard it while we make the move. 
Even if we could travel at the fastest speed known to us – the speed of light (186,000 miles/second) - we couldn’t reach the nearest stars in a human lifetime. Some stars are a hundred plus lightyears away (a lightyear is the distance light travels in a year – 186,000x60x60x24x365). Current technology produces rocket speeds of only about 8,000 miles/second. 
G_d may not have provided us, mere mortals, with the ability to conquer the 4th dimension, as thus empowered, we might be tempted to alter His future plans and designs or revise the past. Imagine life today if we could go back in time and halt the birth of Hitler, stop the Crucifixion or have Adam kill the serpent …. or go forward and change…. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Impartial?
Date Sent: 18 Apr 2023
The 6th Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury….” 
Are there 12 people anywhere – especially in the democratic stronghold NYC - who do not hold an opinion on Trump? For the thrill, bragging rights and excitement just to be part of this historic event, would you believe someone who claims they have no bias for or against DJT? If you were Trump, would you believe any voter who says they have no opinion about you? 
Of course, jurors just like witnesses, are expected to swear to tell the truth about their impartiality. However, the judge – who testifies each time he/she rules on objections or motions – is not sworn to tell the truth about his/her impartiality. In other words, the judge – who votes just like everyone else – would surely have an opinion as to the creditability of Trump, the evidence and/or his witnesses. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Law
Date Sent: 11 Apr 2023
LEOs in TN discover a car believed to be stolen with a driver asleep at the wheel and the engine running. Two officers enter the vehicle an awaken the driver who then speeds away causing one officer to fall from the vehicle and the second LEO to shoot and kill the driver. Who hires and trains cops to NOT merely tap in the window to awaken the driver AFTER blocking the stolen vehicle with their patrol car?
Also in TN, members of the Tennessee General Assembly House voted by a 2/3s majority to expel two Black members for disrupting the lawful meeting of this legislative branch. They did not expel a third White member because she did not use a bullhorn to disrupt the meeting. This sends the message that if you disrupt a legitimate and official meeting – but don’t use a bullhorn - you won’t be punished, but will get a pat on the back from Biden and Harris. Is this about racism, gun control or … the end of the rule of law? 
Chicago, a city overrun with crime, has elected a progressive rather than a tough-on-crime candidate for mayor. Both are Democrats. Think criminals are in fear? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Probable Cause
Date Sent: 4 Apr 2023
Trump was indicted by a “Grand Jury”. The 5th Amendment to the Constitution states: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury….” However, GJ is not defined. 
The “Grand Jury” has come to mean: A state or federal, secret jury impaneled to inquire into the commission of crimes … a group of people (9-24) selected to sit on a jury for the sole purpose of deciding if there is probable cause to bring formal charges (indictment). Probable cause means: Is it most likely that the person under investigation violated a certain law. 
A GJ, as opposed to a petit (trial) jury, is where only the prosecutor puts forth testimony and evidence - without any input from the accused or his/her attorney. Similar to a preliminary hearing, this is a safe-guard/check against political persecution by the executive branch. Politics, of course can play into all matters including the judicial branch, to wit: the NYC prosecutor is a Democrat as are the over-whelming number of NYC voters/jurors. In other words, there is probable cause to believe the Trump indictment is politically motivated. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Elements
Date Sent 28 Mar 2023
Three elements for successful prosecution of an offense:
1)  Motive: What was the reason the offender committed the alleged offense? Though not necessarily a factor in all crimes, it is most significant if a motive can be established. 
2) Means: Did the alleged offender have the ability to commit the alleged offense? A mute can’t yell fire in a theater.
3) Opportunity: Was the alleged offender present at the scene? Alibis as to who was where and when is paramount. 
The three elements are contingent upon two types of evidence: forensic and eye/ear witnesses: Eye/ear testimony is the least reliable of all evidence. Whether the witness is the victim, the accused or uninvolved third-party, a human’s comprehension and memories of events can be influenced by many factors such as: alcohol/drugs, ambient noise/lighting, confusion due to stress, evil intent and what could be called rigid-faith - believing what one wants to believe while ignoring the possibility that they could be wrong. The trustworthiness of any eye/ear testimony can be based on the witnesses’ past acts or utterances. In other words - creditability - does the witness have a history of truthfulness or untruthfulness?  
Chuck Klein
Subject: AI &DF
Date Sent: 21 Mar 2023
AI (artificial intelligence) is becoming more powerful to the extent that it is being used to write H.S. term papers, magazine articles even books. But the problem is in its use for producing Deepfakes – especially DFs utilized by governments. A Deepfake is the modern version of WW2 era Black Propaganda where false printed material included military orders and lies circulated by flyers and newspapers. Created by the British and American espionage agencies they caused much confusion among the Nazis. Deepfake is an alternate reality. In other words, not only does one accept what was tendered as factual and real but also believes the source is real. 
Today’s Deepfake misinformation is being deployed against commercial institutions, news/social media and military either via hacking or various broadcasting publications. How do you know if the report you’re hearing/reading is true? Ofttimes, you don’t … and might never know for sure. Good DFs are subtle and accumulating. GIGO (garbage in – garbage out) doesn’t apply anymore inasmuch as the AI’s definition of garbage could be a Deepfake. 
Solution: Out Government might consider beginning its own DFs on social media indoctrination programs … oh wait isn’t that what the CIA and the FBI have been doing?  
Chuck Klein
Subject: Email Editorials
Date Sent: 14 Mar 2023
My Tuesday editorial email has been absent due to system malfunctions that are still on-going.  
The problems began around 20 Feb with the inability to send or receive emails via Outlook using HughesNet as my satellite service. I can send/receive only by logging in directly to outlook.office.com.   
If you are having problems with OUTLOOK or Hughes.Net, please let me know.  
Chuck Klein 
Subject: Explanations
Date Sent: 21 Feb 2023
Quid pro Quo: Something for something: I give you $10 and you give me $10 worth of goods – no goods/no money and vice-versa. We give the government tax money in return for managing the nation. However, failure to pay taxes means prison while the government officials who fail to manage our nation ... sure they can be voted out, but they still receive a handsome pension.  See Revolution below.
Lies: Personal lies we tell ourselves: I have no prejudice; my child would never do that; I’m not addicted, I can quit anytime…. Lies our government tells us: We know they are lying; they know we know they are lying, but they keep lying to us, and we keep pretending to believe them. The Russians have a word for this: Vranyo – the collective participation of deception. See Revolution below.
Revolution: A revolution occurs when a limited number of people convince a significant number of others to revolt, such as, against: An unjust King (1776) or an unjust Union (1861). So far, an insufficient number of people have not generated enough indignation to cause a full-scale revolution due to: Crime, media bias, election results, politically motivated investigations, government corruption/incompetence…. 
Chuck Klein, author
Subject: One Vote
Date Sent: 14 Feb 2023
Though the Constitution does not say “one vote, one person,” SCOTUS has ruled to the effect that each person is allowed to vote for the election of his/her representatives in government. The problem is, there are only minimal standards as to which persons are vote-empowered. Perhaps, the criteria should be based on those who receive (on the government dole) and those who contribute (pay taxes). 
Therefore, it is tendered that only those who have proof they are current with their federal income taxes should be allowed to vote in federal elections. The IRS (to give the 76K new hires something to do) would issue ID cards certifying the voter/payer is tax compliant. In other words, if you’re paying taxes that are spent to take care of others, you get to vote. If, however, you don’t pay taxes OR decide not to disclose your tax return, you will not be permitted to cast a vote in federal elections. 
In still other words, why should those who are not contributing to the national well fare  – paying their fair share - but taking from it, be allowed to decide how much they should receive? 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Black History
Date Sent: 7 Feb 2023
UNCLE TOM: A pious and subservient slave character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851). The term has come to mean anyone who is overeager to win the approval of masters/employers. It has become a symbol how other peoples have had to behave in order to survive. 
JIM CROW (Not a real person): A song-and-dance routine (ca. 1830) - performed by a black-faced white man who danced a ridiculous and degrading jig that depicted Blacks as inferior. Thus, any law segregating Blacks from Whites became known as "Jim Crow Laws." 
DRED SCOTT: Mr. Scott sued to establish that he was free because he had lived in a free state. SCOTUS, in the political-correctness of the era, ruled (1857): “Negroes were not citizens and therefore could not sue in federal courts....” The case influenced passage of the 13th and 14th Amendments. 
REPARATIONS: If not for the slave-traders, the ancestors of the slaves would have remained in African … and African-Americans wouldn’t be experiencing the high-standard of living they have today. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Systemic
Date Sent: 31 Jan 2023
How did we get to the point that 5 Black LEOs beat a Black traffic violator to death? It surely isn’t racism as the media and progressives have championed when white cops were involved. Is the problem systemic? Of course … systemic liberalism - the failure to educate parents to teach their children not to violate the law. This unintentional and unacknowledged mindset begot a systemic conspiracy of media and the education systems that created today’s generation of criminal attitudes. 
It started 40-50 years ago with the concept that police department staffs should be made up to equal the community they serve. To do this required lowering the standards. Rather than focus on interviews, physical, mental and background tests, recruits were selected based on unofficial quotas to be sure the department had proportional representatives of short, tall, over-weight, young, old, Black, Hispanic LGBT, women…. 
Do we need change? Yes: 1) Accept only recruits who successfully pass common-sense based written exams, subjective oral assessments and rigorous physical agility/strength tests. 2) Disqualification for any drug/criminal history. 3) The elimination of quotas. 4) Require college degrees to include courses on ethics and morals based on the ideals of law & order. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Jury Trials
Date Sent: 24 Jan 2023
Trial by jury is guaranteed by two Amendments to the Constitution, but doesn't cover all contingencies.
AMENDMENT VI: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury....” (Exceptions include cases of impeachment and SCOTUS rulings covering most juvenile matters and petty offenses/infractions).
A crime is any act for which there is a statute prohibiting it AND a punishment for violating it. After being charged with a crime, the accused is entitled to a speedy (without unreasonable delay, as defined by statute) and a public trial (no trial can be held in secret). Without these safeguards, one could be deprived of liberty while being held for extended periods of time and without ever going to trial. 
AMENDMENT VII: “In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved…,”
Though the right to a jury trial for civil suits is guaranteed, it does not include suits in equity, divorce, trust enforcement, suits for injunction, accounting, contract enforcement and other matters. In other words, unless the civil suit is for $20 or more, a jury trial is not guaranteed.  
Chuck Klein
Subject: Nationalism
Date Sent: 17 Jan 2023
In 1948 the voting Arab population of Israel was 0.0%. Progressive/liberal doctrine has led to today’s 20%. At this rate Arabs voters will eventually control the Jewish State of Israel. The times they have ‘a changed. The new head of the Israeli Ministry of Police, Itamar Ben-Gvir, stated he hopes “…to make Israelis safer by deporting people who he believes undermine the Jewish state [Arabs]; executing terrorists and giving immunity to members of Israeli forces who kill Arabs seen holding stones or Molotov cocktails, even before they throw them.” (WSJ 11-25-22)  
In America, the progressive/liberal doctrine has been working to give the vote to felons, illegal immigrants, non-citizens and persons without ID. In addition, they have promoted anti-nationalism by encouraging citizens from enemy states to infiltrate our colleges and businesses. 
Perhaps, we might best follow Israel’s lead in protecting our national identity - our purpose for being and standard of living - by endorsing leaders with a MAGA-style agenda who put America First and subscribe to deporting illegal aliens, executing terrorists and unhandcuffing police. Failure to do so, we could be witnessing the fall of America. 
Chuck Klein
Subject: Greater Threat
Date Sent: 10 Jan 2023
Which is a greater threat to Democracy: 
a) A voter-defeated President who does not condemn rioting, insurrection or lawlessness in any form and tries to circumvent the Constitution? 
b) A call for impeachment of a duly elected president beginning before he takes office and continuing for six years all the while conducting numerous and unrelenting fishing-expeditions under the power of political committees and attorney’s general?
c) A state/city that subjectively decides who is fit/unfit to walk the streets. It sounds good, to get the “mentally unfit” into “treatment centers” … until they begin incarcerating anyone who doesn’t fit their political ideology – tomorrow gun owners, then non-Democrats, then….  NYC: “…ongoing push for involuntary hospitalizations….” CA: “…a law to make it easier to force treatment on people with certain mental illnesses.” (NYT on-line 7:03am 21 Dec 2022)? 
d) An education system perpetuating liberalism that results in main-stream and social media bias? 
e) Executive orders that skirt Congress to forgive college loans, fund union bailouts, ignore illegal immigration?
f) A nation that doesn’t require ID and citizenship as a prerequisite to voting? 
There is no single greater threat … they’re each a greater threat. 
Chuck Klein, author
Subject: Progression?
Date Sent: 3 Jan 2023
We have progressed from 1890 corsets to 1920 flappers to 1940 bikinis to 1950 topless to 1960 full-frontal to 1970 pink. From “No one knows what goes on behind closed doors” to everyone sees what goes on to public schools teaching what goes on. From G-d commanding thou shall not … to anything goes.
Former Cincinnati Enquirer editor, Peter Bronson, makes the convincing case in his recent book, “Not in Our Town,” that America’s progressive direction is the root cause of the proliferation of moral degradation. The outrage of how the media supported pornographic movies, books, magazines and illicit material that negatively impacted adults and children by claiming First Amendment rights is most evident. The heavily-researched and well-written book masterfully uses G-rated language and images to portray XXX-rated material.
Fundamental Traditional Values now means: Fundamental, such as politeness and manners are no longer basic. Traditional, has come to mean modern, what’s okay today will be tomorrow’s custom. Values are subjective. In other words, moral digression has proliferated via the path of liberal print, broadcast and social media creating an America that has lower principles and Judeo-Christian standards than Russia. 
Chuck Klein, author