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The Twelfth Amendment and Electoral College | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in U.S. Constitution, U.S. Constitution Amendment XII (Twelve) by James Pat Guerréro on 11/13/2016

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Here is the twelfth amendment to the U. S. Constitution with regard to the electoral college.  Popular voters do not elect the president and the vice-president of the United States directly.  The Electors of each state vote for the president and vice-president of the United States.  At first, the popular voters elect the Electors of each state.  However, the popular vote for the president and vice-president must be held.  It is possible that the loser candidates could have the majority of popular votes, however the electors of each state must vote according to the popular vote of that state.  Each state has a certain amount of electors based on the population of each state.  The electors’ votes for each state are signed and certified and sent the the President of the U.S. Senate, who counts the electoral votes.  There has to be a majority of 270 electoral votes for the presidential candidate and for the vice-presidential candidate.  There are a total of 538 electors in the United States.  All of the electoral college procedures are lawful and specified in the 12th Amendment to the United States Constitution as follows:

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct ballots the person voted for as Vice-President, and they shall make distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and all persons voted for as Vice-President and of the number of votes for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate.

The President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted.

The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. And if the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth day of March next following, then the Vice-President shall act as President, as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of the President.[Note 1]

The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.[1]

 

HE GUARANTEES IT! | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in Short Story by James Pat Guerréro on 11/12/2016

20161112_021420.jpg“I guarantee that I look this way today.”

 

“I cannot guarantee that I will look this way tomorrow.”

 

 

 

Preface

A curled world of space and time, this man is strange and guarantees the matter. Where a far-flung orbiting body of great luminescent mass stays its pattern, this man rides inside, fast like a light year.  His unutterable and stuttering speech of a language known to himself and those simple beings and beasts in gravitational pull.

Early morning in the not-a-wig hair style and kiky black shirt, the camera shoots this living object.  Preparing for the 4th day time travel, he moves like the circle behind him in an endless loop.  For he is homeless for a home and he is needy for spare change plus peace and love and have a great day!

The smile is in harmony with his natural feeling – that of a guaranteed smile, living and saving for a recycling moment with the 5th dimension of people, who are tired and spent.  And smiling to the beyond the living: to the physical intellectual occupying the places in space of imaginable hearts and acts of kindness while scattering the sorcery.  Yea, this man is strange and guarantees it.

Ready for his daydream beheading he laughs with his executioner a tale of dead armadillos with yellow stripes.  But the executioner does laugh at his weak shoulders and fatty neckline. “Let us save the curly hair from a cutting,” he says, “and expose the clean fatty neck, please, for I enjoy my swift and nasty task.”

The axe falls and the head is still attached.  The blood still beats the pulse of flashing light and ringing sound.  He entered the vast space where a signpost swooped down from the sky and spoke his distant name and being.  The signpost read Thursday Man.

Epilogue

He guarantees it.

 

 

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Leadership and the Presidency | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in 2016 Presidential Election by James Pat Guerréro on 11/10/2016

trump-familyOn the heels of this 2016 Presidential election and the decision of the American people on the new president-elect, Donald Trump, everyone speaks a different opinion about the outcome and whether anyone can live or die with it. One asked oneself whether one should “quit life” – that  being a drastic question.  Another asked, “let us obstruct the president-elect with all the power as possible.”  And yet another asked, “prayer and hope may be given to bless the new leader.”

A truly extraordinary set of political events have occurred. An outsider with absolutely no political experience came to the forefront in a presidential political election. From any individual that takes a certain amount of panache.  This individual not only weighed the likelihood of defeating the Clinton political machine, but also stood squarely against the Republican political establishment.  Every primary Republican candidate was taken out one by one: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, et al.  As it turned out, they were not as strong.  More likely is that they would not be as strong as Mrs. Clinton.  She might have made them appear as little leaders, and she might have won the election.  Also, as it turns out, president-elect Donald Trump purposely stood against the Republican establishment in the primary and up to the last-minute of the election day.  He strategized that the American people did not like them either.  Not even the Bush family voted for him, and they are considered firmly Republican establishment.

But as politics goes in this presidential election year, the Republicans gained ground in the Senate, House, state governor and local races throughout the country.  The agent for that change was president-elect Donald Trump.  And he had known that would occur.  He knew that most Republican candidates would not endorse him, at least not publicly, because of their perceived notion that they would not be elected because of him. It must be clear that not having most endorsements from his own political party was not absolutely needed – not in this campaign.

President-elect Donald Trump understood the media, the results of the media, the purpose of the media, and the microscopic view of reality of the media.  Therefore, he strategized the media to his own advantage and spotlighted Mrs. Clinton with high-level media coverage on her own past and present legal problems. He exposed Mrs. Clinton who showed that leadership was not the strongest of her qualities.  Also, he exposed Mrs. Clinton who did not perform well under pressure because of a lack of good judgment.  By Mrs. Clinton’s own design, president-elect Donald Trump saw through her own view of the electorate make-up.  Her view of the electorate make-up was different from what the American people really are.  A good leader would not miss that important element in service.  As it turns out, Mrs. Clinton’s constant reference to the “inclusive” word means something entirely different than truly every single American citizen and resident foreign nationals.

It is clear as all of the American people have declared that president-elect Donald Trump is the better leader for the presidency.

Prediction: Donald Trump Will Win | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in 2016 Presidential Election by James Pat Guerréro on 11/08/2016

trump-victory-photoThe odd makers have been steadily predicting toward odds that Mrs. Clinton will win the 2016 U. S. Presidential Election with generally odds-making  for Mrs. Clinton as the favorite and Donald Trump the underdog.  The latest odds as of today, election day at 2:00 A.M. November 8, 2016, are -550 for Mrs. Clinton and +375 for Donald Trump.

But these odds do not take into account many other relevant factors that are pertinent to the Trump campaign: such as, religious fervor, overwhelming rally support, new Republican voters, conservative right groups, campaign energy, American focus on terrorism, strong leadership, government debt, high taxation, and weak American military.

I would have to recompile the odds. My odds are -150 for Mrs. Clinton, and +125 for Donald Trump.  Therefore, Trump now has a 44.44% probability of winning while Mrs. Clinton has a 60% probability of winning.

The reason that supports my prediction is that of the odds makers’ predictions. They will lean toward predicting better odds for Mrs. Clinton because if she lost the election, the odds makers would stand to gain more income, which is financially appealing to them. In other words, if Mrs. Clinton lost, they would stand to gain more with a Donald Trump win.

I predict that Donald Trump will win the election because of his steady increase on the underdog odds lately. It will be a surprise victory.

 

 

 

Wikileaks DNC Emails

Posted in Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 11/01/2016

Here is the link to the captured DNC emails which further expose communications among Mrs. Clinton, Mrs. Abedin, and DNC staff. Wikileaks exposed these emails lately.

https://wikileaks.org/dnc-emails/#menu

Huma & Anthony with Hillary & Bill | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in Clinton Foundation by James Pat Guerréro on 11/01/2016

disgraced-former-congressman-anthony-weiner-and-his-wife-long-time-hillary-clinton-aide-huma-abedin-300x192There are not a few FBI investigations that have been ongoing, stymied, creating and recreating recently. Not only against Hillary and Bill Clinton, but also against Huma Abedin and her estranged husband Anthony Weiner.  Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are shown in the photograph while they announce a separation. Mrs. Abedin is Hillary Clinton’s personal attaché.

There are at least three coincident FBI investigations at this time: (1) the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play network and alleged influence peddling, (2) the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and alleged mishandling of Top Secret information, and (3) the Anthony Weiner’s sexting issues and alleged discovery of recent new sexting to an underage girl in North Carolina.

The Clinton Foundation’s influence peddling is really the most under-published allegation, referring to selling political influence for money to foreign and domiciliary interests. The source-protection group, Wikileaks, exposed more Abedin emails lately on Anthony Weiner’s laptop computer referring to some Clinton Foundation and related charity organization’s practices. Of course, Bill and Hillary Clinton are suspects, but as well is Huma Abedin, who allegedly worked for the Clinton Foundation.

According to James Kallstrom, the former Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s New York Division, these investigations have been hampered in some way and prevented to continue by the Loretta Lynch’s U. S. Department of Justice.

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Quick Pick – POTUS Vote “YES” for Donald Trump | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in 2016 Presidential Election by James Pat Guerréro on 10/29/2016

If you stick with the issues on Donald Trump, here is how he stands:

  1. Military & Defense – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  2. Economy – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  3. Politician – weaker than Hillary Clinton
  4. Justice – will appoint the Supreme Court and other Federal Courts with more conservative justices
  5. Immigration – jobs for American and resident-alien people first, and new immigrants second
  6. Foreign Policy – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  7. Border Security – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  8. Right to Life (Anti-Abortion) – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  9. Second Amendment Right – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  10. Law and Order – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  11. Trade Agreements – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  12. Inner City Plight – stronger than Hillary Clinton
  13. Obamacare – will work for a national healthcare program that is truly affordable and more patient-oriented

So, why not vote for Donald Trump?

Hillary Clinton’s veep list by Wikileaks Hack

Posted in 2016 Presidential Election by James Pat Guerréro on 10/19/2016

The following is the list of Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential (veep) candidates, as exposed by the Wikileaks  hack .  The veep list falls into various “food groups,” a term cast by her campaign chief, John Podesta, to represent the various demographic groups of her campaign.   The categories are: five Hispanic men, seven white women senators, seven white men, seven black men, three prior high-ranking officers, and nine rich people.  Bernie Sanders made the list at bottom all alone.

Here is the list:

Javier Becerra
Julian Castro
Eric Garcetti
Tom Perez
Ken Salazar

Tammy Baldwin
Kirsten Gillibrand
Amy Klobuchar
Claire McKaskill
Jeanne Shaheen
Debbie Stabenow
Elizabeth Warren

Michael Bennet
Sherrod Brown
Martin Heinreich
Tim Kaine
Terry McAuliffe
Chris Murphy
Tom Vilsack

Steve Benjamin
Corey Booker
Andrew Gillum
Eric Holder
Deval Patrick
Kasim Reed
Anthony Foxx

John Allen
Bill McCraven
Mike Mullen

Mary Barra
Michael Bloomberg
Ursula Burns
Tim Cook
Bill Gates
Melinda Gates
Muhtar Kent
Judith Rodin
Howard Schultz

Bernie Sanders

WikiLeaks breach shows John Podesta’s veep list for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team considered naming Bill Gates or Melinda Gates as her nominee for vice president – two of nearly 40 names on the initial long-list submitted by campaign chief John Podesta, according to hacked emails released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday. Mr. Podesta broke the names down by what he called “food groups” – which… (more…)

Saint Francis Prayer

Posted in Short Story, Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 10/15/2016

st-francisThe Saint Francis prayer was written long ago.

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.

Truly, the part that says dying is mysterious.  Often, I do not agree with that statement.  But I have to admit that it is the only way I can be truly happy.

The part that says “grant that I may not so much seek … to be loved as to love,” applies to  me specifically.  I want to be more loved.  But I do not desire to love.  It is the logical opposite.

I find that when I pray this part of the prayer that I actually become more happy.  In a way I have shed a slavery to my own selfish attitude.  I have taken off something that looks ugly.  I have become more free.  Yet, I find that I am not loved or respected by a certain human.  I find that I might be respected by humans from whom I never expected respect and love.  I feel as if the Lord has sent me on a mission to others of whom I do not know and by whom never knew me.

 

When I’m in October

Posted in Short Story, Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 10/11/2016

autumn-02Every year I cannot wait for October.  I love October soooo much!  I start feeling light and mellow.  I imagine wearing muted fall colors of red, yellow and green with tinges of violet.  When I’m driving I sheepishly glance at the glass window shops of beautifully dressed and autumn colored mannequins. I wish I were one of those mannequins in the store. I would just stare like the rest of them and be so happy.  I sense the odor of fine cuisine more acutely. I start getting really hungry for pumpkin and sugar or acorn squash and butter. I want to eat all the different kinds of Spanish tapas in one sitting. The moon appears to talk to me.  It has funny faces and makes me laugh to myself.  At twilight the sunlight brightens me directly and everywhere I turn, it colors me first.  When I’m in October, I’m in love with all that is there.

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