Source: False Report
-by Bill Watkins 7/29/2017
I am Christian Scientist regarding health. A prayer healer. And it works. And it saves me money. “Religion” plays into my definition of Health. What about you? If you would deny God, or a divine involvement in our health, could you at least concede that there are millions of Americans who associate religion and faith with healthy living?
Then government should not dip its hands in non-emergency healthcare.
From the First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…
The First Amendment not only allows citizens the freedom to practice any religion of their choice, but also prevents the government from officially recognizing or favoring any religion.
Our national and congressional obsession with WESTERN MEDICINE’S VERSION OF HEALTH CARE is an overwhelming example of our government’s officially recognizing or favoring the religion some cling to of Western Science and “medical practice.”
I am against it. I do not want it. I do not believe in the White Coats; believe instead in prayer, meditation. I will use a modern bandage, and keep wounds clean—common sense practice.
I will ice a swollen or sore muscle, harkening back to my college volleyball days and awareness of certain therapeutic techniques.
I do not need your western “health care.” I do not want it. And it is wrong to use public tax money to fund such a controversial and religion-related matter.
Let’s get back to Roads, Bridges, and National Security. (Not covert aggression and missiles, but Defense.)
To the City Commission
-by Bill Watkins 7/20/2017
A revolution must start somewhere.
Cars have gone nuts. Are overrated, and so-so if not totally bad for the soul.
Stop investing so much into them. Into burning earth and going fast.
Slow down, walk.
Task your police to WALK. Establish friendly foot patrols. Note the number of Counts of Littering Code violation.
Budget the end of littering in your town, then broadcast to other American towns how you did it.
5000 bucks is a poor figure for sidewalks, James—and Michael, the “businesses are responsible for their sidewalks” thing is NOT WORKING.
Sidewalks are crumbling, weeds are collecting cigarette butts and other trash.
I’m not for big government, but let’s have SOME government to step in when Care and Example is needed.
Come out of the bars, rethink any imbibing of flammable liquids, inhaling smoke on purpose, WALK the sidewalks with a notepad and camera and add “Clean City” to Livingston’s repertoire of fun facts.
-by Bill Watkins 7/16/2017
I graduated a full-blown alcoholic from Polytechnic School in Pasadena, California in 1990.
A law-breaking, underaged drinker of alcohol, middle fingers in the air, a part of a gang of dudes called The Assholes.
I got good grades, was heading to a University of California school to play Division One volleyball, a sport in which I had also excelled at Poly.
But I had not learned how to live life in a legal, productive, honest and honorable way.
I was a liar—mostly about how much a I drank.
We had all been caught on a ninth grade ski trip, one of the kids puking all over a couch in the lodge lobby, outing all of us for “partying” with flammable liquids that night.
Alcoholics, be they fifteen or forty years old, are clever with admissions, and find ways to skate by certain hassles.
We got by that situation with a slap on the wrist, but no one thought to call the police or to get the kids to Alcoholics Anonymous ASAP.
My dream for Poly and all schools is that they put LAW into their Credo’s and/or mission statements. DO NOT GRADUATE KIDS OR YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE NOT COMMITTED TO THE LAW.
I believe it more important to prepare children for LIFE than for overrated college.
In fact, when I was coming up, college was a False god—
“If you just get into the right college….”
The great solve-everything plan. #Hogwash.
There’s a lot more to LIFE than college, and as long as children must by law go to school, WE NEED LAW INSTRUCTION AND DEDICATION IN SCHOOL.
“But they are supposed to get that in the home!”
But they are not. So schools:
Put law into the curriculum today; I am available to teach it, as Law has become a passion in my sober life.
Yes, I am now fifteen years sober, in love with the law, and dedicated to telling the truth.
Freedom awaits, and a real God, oh yeah and Heaven—
Which may just be John Wooden’s peace of mind.