Cebolla Mesa.Carson National Forest New Mexico, USA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on October 4, 2017 by gerilewis001

Standing on the rim of the Rio Grande gorge inhaling and exhaling the mixture of Sage , Pinion Pine and Juniper as several ravens heckle me, I notice a heard of Big Horn sheep just a stones throw away. Looking into the gorge a few hawks or eagles scout out their prey.

Just a typical early morning out on the Cebolla Mesa. The hike down to Rio Grande is arduous. The trail is slippery with alluvial rocks and debris. The accent is twice the effort as the rise in elevation is quite staggering. Yet the strenuous physical exertion is well worth the effort. The area is majestic!  My assignment for the day was to clean up an abandoned camp site, investigate a stump fire. I was allowed to burn most of the abandoned camp as it was not worth the effort to back out.  The Cebolla Mesa is quite remote and all the safety essentials and precautions are necessary to have a safe outing. The weather changes on the turn of a dime as vicious thunder storms and severe lightning and flash flooding are normal occurences. By the way Cebolla Mesa is onion table in the Spanish language. I have not found and wild onions yet however

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Yakima Indian Cemetary. Yakima, Washington. USA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 4, 2017 by gerilewis001

The Yakima Nation White Swan USA, The Central Washington prairie of the Yakima Nation  is strange and beautiful, morose and wonderful section of America. I took these photos just as the winter thaw in mid March 2017 began. The wild horses starve or die from natural causes or attacks and are buried in ice and snow. As the thaw advances the predators feast on the carcasses of the dead.

Walking along the prairie, I wondered across the Indian cemetary. The inscribed  names grasped my attention. Just as most cemeteries in the USA,  Indians, Asian, Mexicans, Blacks and White are buried here.  I wonder how they arrived to this remote location and settled down. They are immigrants and pioneers, soldiers and housewives. They came to this location, lived, perished and save for the historian, archeologist , or other interested party rest in peace on the lonesome Yakima Washinton prarie as Mt Adams keeps  a silent and majestic vigil. 

Japanese internment & Elimination DACA. A Logical and emotional Fallacy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 18, 2017 by gerilewis001

Nancy Pelosi’s statement as well as to a lesser degree  Michelle Lujan Grisham’s comparing President Trump’s decision to end the DACA executive order to the internment, confiscation of property and deportation of legal residents and citizens is a pathetic affront to the Japanese (Issei) and American citizens who suffered from President Franklin Roosevelt’s executive order 9006 in 1942.

To compare ending an executive order that has benefitted unlawful residents  to one that harmed legal residents and citizens is ludicrous. The only thing the two executive orders share is they are both unconstitutional. 9006 having been declared as such and DACA suspect but none the less unconstitutional in many legal scholars opinion.

Equivocating the two executive orders  is an absurd proposition. As I stated the DACA recipients reside in the USA unlawfully. The Issei were fully documented and immigrated to the U.S legally. The American citizens of Japanese decent were born in the country. These groups of people suffered tremendous loss of real property, civic and constitutional rights and dignity. For example many Issei were deported being subjected to a loyalty oath. Japanese-American citizens were subjected to the same loyalty oath while interned.

The preposterous frothing and postulating of Pelosi and Grishim equivocating the two groups of people is also an example of the ignorance of the politicians, their fear mongering and demonizing of a president and others that demand application of Constitutional rule of law. Eliminating DACA is required to ensure citizens receive their constitutional guarantees of civic participation and government guarantees of civil rights.

Politicians such as Pelosi and Grishim also reveal what they think of you John Q Public. They think you are an idiot. That you do know your U.S history nor care about your Constitutional or civic rights. They believe you will not or are unable to refute, rebut and combat their pandering, unlawful and dangerous support of unlawful immigration.

 

The DACA recipients receive special treatment/privileges  that citizens as well as those applying to immigrate do not receive. The special treatment of unlawful residents has reached such a critical stage that College Park Maryland has begun to allow the unlawful residents the privilege of voting in municipal elections. This precedent is dangerous. It devalues American citizenship by allowing those without citizenship the vote! The vote is the most critical and valuable tool citizens have to self-rule. Self government is a tenant of American liberty and is being usurped by this sort of dilution and devaluing. American Liberty is what Pelosi, Grishim, Ryan, McConnell and Newhouse among many others want to eliminate. They wish to create a subservient socialist worker class dependent on government handouts. The DACA executive order It is a scheme by politicians pandering to the unlawful immigrants to create a voter base beholden to a party or ideology that gave them something. Americans must see through this scheme and demand an end to this type of pandering and coddling of people not legally in the United States.

The DACA executive order must be dissolved. The “Dreamers” can get in line with American citizens and legal residents for benefits of American society. They are unfortunately were brought to the U.S without consent. However this is not an excuse to provide services and advantages American citizens do not receive.  I propose the “Dreamers” pay a fine as well as be required to serve the nation in military or civil service for a minimum of 2 years in exchange  for  conditional legal resident status and an opportunity for citizenship.