The light in the Old North Church is lit again, it is one lantern, and only one, because the problems we face today came by land, not by sea. The Liberty Bell is ringing, calling all who would hear...Civil Liberty’s Call!
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Civil Liberty’s Call is about change:During 2014, in the midst of adding to my graduate level education, I discovered that my history degrees had an outlet; I had a skill for writing and producing educational videos. Pursuit of this career led me to invest (that is run up credit debt) in a recording studio/library/ office that I designed and built myself in the basement of our home. As a centrist politically I had developed the ability to remain unbiased and I believed that when combined with my research abilities I could create a product that was cutting edge 21st century. I was ready to begin my new job as an entrepreneur and digital educator.Things changed for me:With the entry of Donald Trump into the political race I realized that my centrist position was no longer something I could maintain. I soon joined with historians like David McCullough, Ken Burns, and others in speaking out vehemently against his candidacy for President of the United States. From the fall of 2015 my political efforts increased dramatically as the threat of a Trump presidency increased. I saw telltale signs in his words, his public actions, and his associates, that I was able to compare directly to leaders of the past…these were not quality leaders either.Things changed in America:As I had predicted in 2015, hate began to emerge under Trump’s campaign approach. Never truly removed during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s, a resurgence of white supremacists began to respond to his siren call. Violence and intolerance became daily watchwords in the media and our social networks. When the election ended we saw that all three branches of the republic were under the control of the conservative rightwing, but also one with a heavy lean towards bigotry and racism. The GOP, the same party that would have, mere decades ago, been outraged at the interference of the Russian military in a U.S. election, now seemed not to care in the least. Since the election “Pay to Play” and corruption has poured into Washington D.C. as never before…and so have those who rule by fear. My reversal of fortune:Due to that election and with Trump’s subsequent appointment of billionaire and anti-public school advocate Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, my plans for a new career were indefinitely halted—I went from having a truly huge potential customer list (nearly every educator in America) to virtually none. As U.S. public schools prepared for the worst under Besty DeVos’ dangerous and unqualified leadership, my investors all shook their heads for 2017. TemporSirius Media, LLC, The future of education, today™ now had no future for at least four years. Out of this truckload of lemons that life had delivered, I created Civil Liberty’s Call.Facing the changes that threaten us:My goals with CLC are simple:•Provide a hate free news source with balanced, accurate reporting concerning threats to our civil rights and civil liberties and other key issues•Research fake news, satire sites, and legitimate sources and provide up to date lists of each•Share my editorial opinions separate from the news section—using my history skills to place current events into a context with the pastIn the you have access to my Blog, Pod Casts, and Video Casts as well as opportunities to interact, sharing your thoughts. CLC maintains a presence on social media too; Facebook™, Twitter™, and YouTube™ are available for you to follow as well.While I am not where I planned to be, I am where I need to be, doing what I believe needs to be done. One of my heroes from the past is the CBS news reporter Walter Cronkite. As a journalist who was honest and ethical, when he spoke, we believed what he said. My goal is to emulate the man I trusted for my news, to not provide you my truth, but to provide only the facts, even if they are inconvenient. Lies, hate, and deceit were used to get us into the disaster we are now in…only the opposite can get us back out.