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What your BRAND CANNOT DO (with a cell phone)

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I woke up this morning. I guess that was a good thing? I got to work and discovered that I forgot my cell phone at home.
As a commuter I was unarmed with video “gotcha” technology.
More importantly, I was not distracted by incessant texts.
I was able to turn on the car radio and listen to real people — speaking — on the air — to me.

Usually, when I get to work my older friends ask me how I am doing.
Telling them anything other than the truth is betrayal.
So, the confession they hear is, “I got up. So, now I’ve got something to complain about.”
And we laugh.
My younger friends ask me, “How is it going?” Telling them anything other than “It’s all good” is TMI (too much information).
Neither group notices I am off the grid this day.
Has this happened to you?

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There is hope

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The difference between
being on a leash or in a cage
means that either way, this perspective
still makes for a dog’s life.

Under someone’s thumb
causes every effort to seek out freedom
where it can be found
and forget the ties that bind. Continue reading


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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part EIGHT

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The Amendments (19 through 27)
Plus the 28th Amendment – EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT – still not passed

The following are the Amendments to the Constitution.

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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part Seven

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The Amendments (11 through 18)

The following are the Amendments to the US Constitution.

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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part SIX

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The Amendments (1 through 10)

The following are the Amendments to the US Constitution.
The first ten Amendments  collectively are
commonly known as the “Bill of Rights.”

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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part Five

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Article. V. – Amendment (abridged)

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses Continue reading


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Make THE CONSTITUTION great again – Part FOUR

If you don’t know at least some of it, you cannot defend any of it !
by  Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Article. IV. – The States

Section 1 – Each State to Honor all others

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to
the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.

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