Juneteenth, A Celebration of Emancipation or a Disdain of We The People?

Having a national holiday that salutes the emancipation of all American people once held captive is not only needed but should be revered as one more step toward a truly “United” States of America. The transition and acknowledgment of this freedom took quite some time to enforce, that is why a premier focus is June 19th of 1865 when cavalry troops led by General Gordon Granger were sent to Houston Texas to read this order. One year later “Jubilee Day” (Juneteeth) was born. And it was Texas in 1979 that was the first to make this a holiday. A special hat tip and a smile to Abraham Lincoln, a true civil rights martyr, who was assassinated for this specific leadership in making the emancipation proclamation of 1863 all possible and should be honored within this new holiday, As well as to all the northern troops and all alliances that bled, sacrificed and died to make this transition of liberation from bondage a reality. Taking steps closer yet to a unified people, one people of one nation under God Almighty. A holiday that reflects on a time in our history that our government and its people fought for a rededication to our founder’s vision of We The People. A vision that started not from the landing of Christopher Columbus but the landing of the Mayflower and the words of its compact before stepping off the ship. To the development of the Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Franklin’s study of the Iroquois Nation that led to the foundational threads of the Constitution of the United States. A holiday to reflect on great civil rights leaders like Frederick Douglas, born a slave, then once free became an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. Or the great Harriet Tubman was born a slave and then after her escape became an abolitionist and social activist. Then there is John Brown who believed his abolition efforts were an instrument of God. He too was assassinated trying to work with the slaves to rebel and fight for freedom at Harpers Valley before the civil war. A holiday that reemphasizes the need for all people to become one people no matter their skin color, age, gender, or wealth. To honor the efforts and mentality of Martin Luther King Jr. and his attention on the character and turn away from any judgment or focus on skin color, no matter what that color of the skin is. A holiday that gives tribute to the university of American Citizenship and not the diversity (division) of it. One that gives homage to terms like “great melting pot”, or “E Pluribus Unum” (from the many one), or We The People, as we remember the sentiment that poet Langston Hughes wrote when he said, “America, the land that never has been yet, but yet, must be.” If Juneteenth means we remember emancipation, promote synergy and unity of ALL people, and show accomplishments of ALL races living in harmony in the United States as prime examples of what America means, if this mentality is what is 100% behind Juneteenth, then yes, this would go down as one of the best unifying fabrics of future American togetherness and synchronization.
But if the purpose of Juneteenth, and what hides in its agenda is to further divide America by focusing on skin color, intimidation, and erasing history, then we have a mockery of everything equality calls for. If Juneteenth is meant to further racial divisions in our country by falsely demonizing the color of one’s skin as evil in itself or excluding a whole race of people to even be a part of Juneteenth’s focus then it becomes a derision of anything unifying and peaceful. If this holiday is to honor a criminal who made bad choices and became a victim of a single criminal officer who made some bad choices then Juneteenth is an anecdote of division and vengeance. It becomes a war cry of “us vs them” and to turn away from unity and embrace separatism and divisiveness. If Juneteenth is meant to destroy the patriotism of our country by politically targeting proud Americans that care for the foundational ideals set forth by We The People escaping tyranny, then it becomes hypocritical in nature. If Juneteenth supports domestic terrorism by hate groups that burn down neighborhoods and attack authorities and stands behind the divisive symbol of a power fist like the Nazis, and Communist Russia did, then it is an embarrassment to humanity and absolutely detrimental to human equality at any level.
So which is it? The former? Or the latter? It cannot be both. For me, it will be about the former leading towards a more perfect union and I will always condemn the latter as it always leads to more hatred and division.
Till next time,

“Charlie Mike” Continue the Mission.

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"Charlie Mike" (Continue the Mission): An Introduction

Hello my Brother and Sister Patriots and War-fighters, my name is Gregg C. Cummings, and I will be sharing with you my strong perspectives on our patriotism, our sovereignty, and our condition of readiness. I developed this website to do just that, to hear from the perspectives of veterans, and well-seasoned patriots on issues of the day, as well as life after active duty, but before we dive into those details, I need to tell you a little more about me. I was born to understand the love for my country, not just because school said we should be proud, but because I grew up feeling “America” physically, and spiritually through nature, from living on campgrounds that my father managed. Experiencing the “Great American Experiment”, which surrounded every aspect of my life. My father, a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veteran, was definitely a personal hero to me as a child. I was camping at a very young age, making homemade bows, arrows, and spears, and running wild in the woods with my brothers before the age ten. We raised horses, hogs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, sheep and working hard alongside my brothers in it all. I joined the boy scouts and became a star scout before it was over. Then because I stuttered as a kid, fighting all the time was a norm for me, so my dad signed me up at a boxing gym to learn how to fight so I would not fall short as often. Watching my very traditional American mother struggle through the years after their divorce gave me a great respect for women in general for the hardships they have faced throughout history and still face today. Joining the military right out of high school I became a small arms specialist, a paratrooper, then became an engineer. During my military career I graduated from numerous combat-oriented trainings, and became a Ranger, Air Assault, Jump Master, and Rappel Master to name a few, and was an Instructor for Air Assault school, and Rappel Master School, as well as a Pre-Ranger Course, and served in real world theaters in Honduras on the Nicaraguan border, in the sands of Iraq and the Island of Haiti. Having duty stations in Ft Benning, GA, Stuttgart Germany, and Ft Bragg N.C. After the military, I finished my schooling with a degree in Sociology. I worked as a family counselor for a little while and a Police Officer for quite some time before jumping right into politics when the Tea Party Movement was triggered throughout the land. I founded We The People Tea Party of Southern Iowa, co-founded the Iowa Grassroots Coalition, and also worked nationally with both Strong America Now and the Tea Party Patriots. More recently, I co-founded and am the Vice President of the US First Defense Coalition, which brings together for the first time many border sheriffs and border citizen rancher coalitions, Angel Moms, as well as voices from the Border Patrol and other law enforcement agencies, into this single communication strength, that gives America a message, a place to go to for real reports, news and statistics, away from the fake and twisted news from the main stream media and congress. You will find this organization under the USFDC tab above. Now, I am consulting for some good companies and political advocacy organizations, such as, Patriot Mission out of Florida, who works with transitioning veterans who want to become entrepreneurs, and also with Vortex Blockchain Technologies out of Des Moines, Iowa, who are developing a one of a kind blockchain voting machines that are so needed and far overdue in our free Republic. So, because I have experience and networks of these focused demographics of Grassroot Americans, Law Enforcement, EMS and Military Veterans, I saw a need to launch this website and in a couple of months, a YouTube channel that will work hand and hand together. The opportunity, need and timing is now, and it is essential for the American society to truly wake up, listen to the voices of those who have sacrificed, so We The People can feed the equal justice needed to achieve our individual pursuit of happiness, as Americans, not as a skin color, not as a class, not as a hyphen, not as a gender, and not divided by sectoring each other away from one another in the name of diversity, but instead to unite each other by melting into one Nation, one People, in the name of university; E Pluribus Unum (from the many, one). Langston Hughes, the famous poet said it best, when he said, “America, the land that never has been, yet, but yet, must be.”He wasn’t trying to dismantle the American dream by those words, but to embrace it by recognizing the importance of what that dream actually is, which later Martin Luther King Jr., gave us a speech to that vision as well. Here is our Mission: To create an absolute, We The People network system, dedicated to Truth, Education, and Products with a seal of approval that everyone can trust.Not out to get rich, but to provide the resources available, so that Americans can prepare themselves before God, country, and family. To make available first-hand information and news straight from the sources themselves. To give resources and “how-to’s”, so the people can educate themselves about our duty to E Pluribus Unum, as citizens of this great Republic. The Columns: I assessed and reached out to key individuals from each of those demographics mentioned above, so they can talk about vital issues within America today from their individual perspectives and expertise, which we all can learn from, and use to debate and grow our Republic back to a healthy standing and beyond. My column will be called “Continue the Mission”, using the same title as this website. This blog is my messages to the world and to all of our great American Citizens, on many topics of discussion. You can expect my opinion, beliefs, and commitments to the oaths I gave on two separate occasions in my life. I will be straight forward, using a whole lot of candor on my positions and strong suggestions that the American people ought to behoove. For the civilian sector, that means your duty, and responsibility to do something. It is incumbent on you to stay engaged and keep our Republic alive and well. 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