The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Sep 2, 2009

Texas Harris County Jail System For The Mentally ILL Target Of Documentary

Radio talk show host Dan Patrick, Houston, Tx. 700 am KSEV, received a call on his personal cell phone from a reporter Josh Rushing. Dan wondered how did this guy get his cell number. After the caller explained who he was and the reason he called, lead to on air interview. Subsequently more calls came into his personal cell phone, from all the local alphabet affiliate TV news stations. They were all complaining that this Josh Rushing had an exclusive interview with the Harris County Sheriff's Jail system for the mentally ILL, with the inmates as well.
Spokesperson for Harris County Sheriff, Alan Bernstein told them all tuff stuff- they were not going to be allowed to report on the reporter for the documentary.
This all led to a big brew ha.
Dan asked Alan Bernstein to call in also.
Josh Rushing said in the on air interview that the way these media things worked was--Dan interrupted, said that he was a 30 year Broadcaster for TV and Radio. Set this Josh guy in his place. Asked, did he have an exclusive or not. Josh replied with a yes.
Dan then began to ask if his documentary was a hit piece on the Harris County facility for the mentally ill jail system. Josh said that it was not. He is a former US Marine, and had no intentions to do so.
The story goes this way. Texas has the largest Jail system for the mentally ill, especially after the Liberals demanded all the Ill folks be released from all the institutions across the country.
Remember 10 years or so ago, they (the ill) were let out on the streets.
Harris County has the largest facility.
And then there are the returning Vets, Vet Nam and Desert Storm, to today's Iraqi war Vets, suffering from post disorders. Getting into trouble with the Law.
Why was this reporter doing a documentary? Josh Rushing is the Al Jazeera English Network Reporter in the US.
Alan Bernstein called in for the interview. Dan asked, did the Sheriff approve the documentary? There was a little back and forth speak Public Relations type. Dan ask did the Sheriff disapprove? Alan Bernstein said the Sheriff did not. So Dan established the Sheriff will let the documentary proceed. Alan Bernstein began to explain why he would not let the alphabets in to report on the reporter on the same day. They were welcome to do their own the day after. But is not this a big story- Al Jazeera doing a doc. in the alphabets home town?
Why is this a big deal?
As it turns out there are rumors that the Sheriff Adrian Garcia has his eye on the House of Rep. seat of the now setting D-Gene Green, US Congress Dist. 10. Who says he will not seek another term. Maybe does not want to face the Sheriff in the Primaries.
Why is this a big deal? Well you see there was a Town Hall Meeting by Rep. Gene Green, who demanded that any one who wanted to attend show voter ID, that they were in his District.
Rep. Green voted against the Bill For Voter ID!
So, Dan suggested that the Sheriffs Department Video the Reporter doing the Documentary.
Alan Bernstein said that that was a good idea. We will have to find out at a later date if the Sheriff had their tape running.
Dan, after the interviews, played a Utube piece, where Josh Rushing reported that the Christens and the Jews were as hateful as the Al Quada Terrorist.
Dan Asked the Sheriff not to allow the Documentary to proceed, On the Air, He Asked the Sheriff to reconsider. We will see later. If the Documentary is to happen- It Will be Broadcast On Utube September 17, 2009.
Why was Dan drawn into the center of this brew ha, a radio talk show host from a independent radio station? Houston has big Corp. Radio stations.
R-Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator. Dist 7.
When Dan ask a question, he to be respected with a clear and truthful answer. If they will play fair. And when he ask some one to call in from local Government to State Government- there is usually a response.
Dan, also is the Owner/General Manager of 2 Radio Stations. KSEV 700 am Houston, KVCE 1140 am Dallas-Fort Worth.

You can listen to Dan Mon-Fri. 4:00-6:00 pm. Central Time. From any where on the internet-click here>

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