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We The People Are Not The Government

In President Biden’s real first address to the nation, one clip that stood out to me was when he said “It’s time to remember that We The People are the Government.” That quote should be disturbing to anyone who loves their Independence and quite frankly enjoys the Independence Day fireworks displays.

I am convinced if President Biden was tasked with leading the Continental Army , he would have said that all of the colonies had to remember Britain was the government. Thank God George Washington believed in Self-governance!

God did help us break away from Britain in 1776, and I also say this country was also founded on the idea of self-governance. We did not want Britain to tell us what the hell to do! If you love America, you cannot let the POTUS tell us the government is the people. That includes raising heck when our taxes continually increase once again.

Beyond economics, it seemed President Biden was telling Americans to become bureaucratic! After all, the government is bureaucracy in the sickest form. America’s neighborhoods are not meant to be bureaucratic but caring for one another. Americans don’t generally believe in ratting each other out to the State, yet I believe that is a part of what Biden was saying in that quote!

I shiver when I consider this country ‘s government the State. Many fled Russia when the communist accountability to the State ruled the day. We aren’t built to be conforming to what the FEDERAL level says all the time. We have States’ Rights for a reason! That’s in the CONSTITUTION!

Many tout the idea of self-love , but not many preach self-governance. Self-governance is the way we will sustain in these times. Being responsible for ourselves and not totally getting comfortable with stimulus after stimulus is what will put America ‘on the move again’.

I get the feeling more will sue this administration and bank on the Justice System to help maintain self-governance. The lawsuit was utilized to force Gov. Cuomo to cave to businesses thirsting for some hope amidst the iron fist of Andrew Cuomo’s executive powers. Those business owners showed they could govern themselves and their businesses better than any Governor on a power trip can!

It should alarm many that this mindset of We The People being the government probably means a radical shift into allowing the government to take MORE control . To give the government more excuses to limit churchgoing activities or limit basically any right we have in this country . The commentary by Joe Biden was a far cry from President Reagan who famously said, “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

Let’s govern ourselves by standing up for ourselves, neighbors, family and friends. Let’s not fall into the hands of the State, or we will lose America forever! I love this country and would like to keep. With this blog, I’m hoping to speak self-governance into existence even more!

I went into more details on a recent podcast including the lawsuit by South Dakota Governor Noem against the Biden administration when it comes to a fireworks ban over Mt. Rushmore!

I’m Vaccinated, But I Won’t Bully Those Who Aren’t Vaccinated !

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This was a joyous moment! The whole process of being vaccinated was in a sense magical. Two weeks ago, I completed the final dose of Pfizer thanks to NYC Health and Hospitals+ ! Hence I am fully vaccinated! Or so I thought , I’ll get to that in a bit.

However, the walk-in process felt special and right now, walk-in appointments are available if you so desire to become vaccinated! (http://on.nyc.gov/walkupvax)

I utilize this platform to simply encourage , not judge you if you don’t want to get a vaccine due to health concerns and the news surrounding after-effects. Trust me, I was nervous of side-effects of vaccine two as well. I also don’t believe in threats against resuming society if not every person is vaccinated.

Not every person gets the flu vaccine, and they have that right , why not the right in this instance as well as COVID cases decline?

My journey of what I believed is considered fully vaccinated feels exciting moving forward. Will we really need a third shot? Will I get that third shot if so? Time will tell. For now, I’m excited to just get back to the ballyard for baseball this summer . Excited to roll around the city a little more carefree than before and just enjoy a BETTER normal in our city, NEW YORK CITY. Let’s bring it back baby!

I just hope that America is not held hostage by the idea of the vaccine. We have freedoms in this country and thank GOD we haven’t mandated legislatively this vaccine. Yet, the pressures told to us that we can’t get back to normal unless we all get vaccinated is such a pressure campaign, it disheartens me.

The Oscars had everyone vaccinated, but why aren’t these stars doing ANYTHING to ease the distrust some of America still has? The President and the VP got the vaccine on CAMERA, yet they too don’t encourage us to get the vaccine , only threatening us if we don’t get that shot in the arm!

So if pressuring and bullying is what our leaders will resort to, I say just let us live! Heck, let us be vaxxed if so desired and enjoy those benefits. But, most importantly let us be adults in the room, Americans CAN handle themselves!

One of the 100 million arms vaccinated in America

UPDATE: A day after my piece on the vaccine numbers rising, I myself got the first dose of Pfizer thanks to NYC Health and Hospitals!

Thanks be to God for shaping the scientists that continually create these treatments !!!

Let’s start showing the rising vaccinated numbers on our TV screens!

100 Million Vaccines, Now What America?

You wouldn’t know there were 100 million vaccines have been administered in America. Yet, President Biden said just that yesterday , but the urgency to open this country certainly is lacking .

In fact, the incredible insanity is the discussion of another lockdown ! What? Aren’t these vaccinations around to prevent another lockdown? To build an immune American again?

We see America reaching 100 million vaccines yet still being compared to places like Italy where cases are climbing again? What is the point of celebrating 100 million vaccines then? Just to say it?

As I said on my recent podcast, people will start asking why we still are at under 100% capacity if 100 million are now immune a year later? Where is the sense in that?

Our small businesses don’t have time to waste President Biden and NY Gov. Cuomo/ CA Gov. Newsom! They don’t! Americans cannot afford to wait for your decision of when to let us out from under your thumb . By waiting until June or July to ramp up to 100%, you effectively continue the death of America as we know it while celebrating 100 million vaccines given to Americans.

The CDC is continually shifting its guidelines, but the most I’ve seen is social distanced school openings and people who are vaccinated can congregate without wearing a mask. I haven’t seen anything else major they have done to move this country forward. I used to celebrate when the CDC relaxed guidelines, but now I say big whoop!

For nearly a year, I’ve also heard how much the science is telling us these measures have been necessary every step of the way, even the gradual reopenings. Vaccinations are the most progress made in this battle against COVID thanks to scientists working with Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca to develop these vaccines in rapid speed. Of course, the rapid speed is thanks to Operation Warpspeed, an initiative of former President Trump.

Yet, with all this progress , it appears we will continue to sit on our hands as a country and as a state even as the numbers of vaccinated rise. Should that pattern continue, I’ll really start asking ‘Now What, America?’

America Under Reconstruction After Trump De-Platformed

President Trump’s social media de-platforming is God putting all of us under reconstruction as the health of the soul of the country hangs in the balance. I’m hangin tough and thinking before I speak, we’ve got to reconstruct before we destruct! For the Good of The Country!

Manhattan Transfer of Power

How Adapting With Alex Began: Part 2

Somewhere out there the saying exists that “90% of life is showing up.” Spending nearly 100% of my time rolling up daily, there is this constant reminder that yes rolling up or showing up MATTERS, it moves YOUR life’s ball forward.

In 2000, as our family’s adaptation to rollerblading continued, so too did the blessings come of numerous opportunities. As I was starting to roll my wheels, my family and I would have the opportunity to roll to Variety the Children’s Charity’s special telethons AND radio-thons as a junior spokesperson for the organization. These wheels, after Cousin Bruce Morrow took me under his wing, went to support Variety at Trump Tower, at different golf outings and the wish well dinners that got the movie theater chains involved in helping kids in the tri-state area! Brucie encouraged us to go wherever Variety was, including in Queens. From age 8–18, Variety had asked us to join their Christmas party. Without fail, every December included a trip to Variety Boys and Girls club in Queens. I loved rolling on that stage to address the kids who may not have seen someone differently-abled, and I even loved their questions afterwards!

When I thought about this chapter, I was thinking of where exactly have these wheels been put to positive, foundation-building use. One place that I honestly love rolling to every December is HVS. While going to school there was exciting, getting to do the wheelchair basketball sportsmanship tournament every year as an announcer is always special. Especially when you get to see the K-12 kids‘ smiles after they make baskets to win and then wheel up the court with that smile as they get set to play defense. As a student, I couldn’t ride a roller-blade or public transportation to school due to safety risks, but to do it in adulthood for a cause even bigger than a grade is always special!

Competing in the Games for the Physically Challenge was great and fun and yes character-building until age 21. Being aged out competitively hasn’t stopped my passion to be around these athletes and around the Games family. To be able to roll to Mitchel Field each and every June as a volunteer is just as enriching. It’s a weekend where adapting looks EFFORTLESS a chance for kids to be kids, feeling loved and accepted in their own skin!

For me it’s one thing to say how fun it is rollerblading, but it’s even more exciting to share that these wheels haven’t been just for fun. They are my lifeline and help me help those around us give back! I’m very honored and feel blessed that those around us have been there whether at HVS, The Games, Variety and the other organizations giving back to the community!

STATEMENT FROM ADAPTIVE WITH ALEX GARRETT On Election of Joe Biden

As the streets are celebratory , I’m feeling reflective and cautious. I pray that there was no interference at all. If there was all the celebrations will be like a false start. Litigation is a big role in this , and once that is completed, I pray a peaceful transition of power does happen. America over politics every day and I think the most American thing to do every four years is accept the results and know that God has us on a path that is on the up and up. I did vote my conscience this year and am proud of that! But you will not see me celebrate just yet until I see America on the right course and it starts in the White House, if the results for President- elect Biden stands. Or if by some wild way, President Trump gets a chance at fixing this !

Saying Hi After Election Day

As you take in the final Presidential Debate of 2020, a bigger thought ALL week long has crossed my mind. I figured, releasing this thought during the debate might bring a ground-level approach amidst a big-stage event that has seemed much more, yes Presidential.

I’m calling this the ‘Say Hi 2020’ campaign ! It is UP TO US, the every day America to make sure whatever forces are trying to continually sew discord and discourse into our culture, do not win! From where I sit, they have been pretty successful as families have been ripped up by politics, friendships no longer exists, even marriages are done if someone seemingly supports a political candidate. That’s why I not only urge you to go vote on 11/3/20, but I also add that you say hi to your family and friends the day after Election Day, 11/4/20. Yes, November 4th is the pivotal day to stand together, no matter who you pulled the lever for.

For many , many, many decades people have been able to co-exist despite the political differences. Yet, even during the Obama years, discourse started to be inserted into our culture that go BEYOND the Red or the Blue identification. Unfortunately, the gap widened and the hate materialized , on both sides. If you go after right-wing and white supremacy, it’s not fair to then ignore the left-wing extremism we have seen in America, the Left extremism DID and CONTINUES to materialize.

My warning in this blog is that extremism WILL widen if sane, every day, hard working Americans on the Republican or Liberal side continue to be feisty among each other. Especially after 11/3/20. WAKE UP! This is what extremists on either side want, people! Not President Trump, not Joe Biden, but extremists separate from them. The dark forces. The darkest forces inside this country that riot and loot out there can’t wait for the day WE THE PEOPLE never talk to each other again. It’s the plot take us over and control us, we must not let it happen.

Our external enemies like Russia and Iran and China also can’t wait for us to be divided even more. We already are hearing that Russia and Iran are trying to meddle in the election. For God’s sake, think about foreign interference within New York City. A Chinese government-run entity has really just trashed the beloved Waldorf-Astoria with ongoing construction. It’s horrible to see, and they bought the Waldorf at a time where Americans didn’t care that China was interfering in our lives. Back then, they took advantage and bought out one of NYC’s landmarks! (https://qz.com/1214009/new-yorks-waldorf-astoria-is-now-controlled-by-the-chinese-government/).

Now, it seems they’d love to see President Trump out of office and hid the COVID numbers purposefully to make him look bad, and our country weaker. The mask debate has also made us weaker. Instead of aligning with each other to find solutions, we continue to let this virus permeate by just arguing all the time! That is helping the enemy win over our country.

So stand strong against the Coronavirus. Stand strong and convicted with how you vote on Election Night 2020. Most importantly , stand strong against our enemies both internal and external by saying ‘Hi’ no matter the political leaning of thy neighbor or family member.

Raising Taxes WON’T Kill the Debt!

In 2016, I was against the 33,000 deleted e-mails because I believe Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal in fact dealt with impact of four American soldiers’ lives and their families killed by terrorists in Benghazi. The e-mail scandal of Hunter Biden isn’t my focus this time around. I am feeling the policy research more-so four years later, maybe a sign of maturity?

We now have PROOF Biden would like to tax the hell out of Americans. According to the Washington Examiner, the Tax Policy Center has concluded that Joe Biden’s tax plan would be added up to two trillion dollars in taxes. (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-plan-would-hike-taxes-2-4-trillion-over-a-decade-socking-it-to-corporations-and-the-wealthy-analysis-finds) Paul Bedard, also of the DC Examiner , notes the James Madison Institute found Biden’s plan to cost $36 TRILLION, 3 trillion alone by eliminating President Trump’s tax cuts! (https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/bidens-agenda-to-cost-36-trillion-up-to-49-000-per-family-study)

While that is a BIG jump, my first question about these proposal studies deal with debt. We have a climbing debt that is between 22 and 23 trillion dollars. Does Joe Biden ‘s plan mean he wants to lower the debt by taxing us or simply use the Office of the President to tax us as much as possible? I don’t believe you can kill the debt by taxing Americans, especially amidst a business-killing pandemic!

I believe paying taxes is essential to the American way, but not collectively paying trillions of dollars to the government if it comes off as the government just wanting our money to fund programs the average American may not want to support. Secondly, to try and impose this plan on hard-working business owners would outright SINK the small businesses barely surviving and kill the entrepreneurial spirit DESPERATELY needed to combat the unemployment, business closures and even depression/suicide rates that are riddling America right now.

I find it incredible the Dems’ always obsess about taxing its own people, but never want to ask allies to pay their fair share. As I am writing this, it hits me. Other countries are so much more important to be allies with than be allies with the American people! I’m also not advocating let’s completely ruin our relationships we need to have across the world. However, that is the way we kill the debt, by not taking on OTHER people’s paychecks just because we are America.

I do find it amazing, the same people that say tax the one percent and take money from wealthy Americans are the ones forgiving fraudulent medicaid, social security, and even welfare transactions. They also applaud giving out stimulus after stimulus, because they also lick their chops ready to take it back through exorbitant taxes. We MUST not let the Government make us independent on them for income the rest of our lives!

Yes we are a gateway for everyone, at home and globally. We must start by asking our politicians to remember the best gateway to keep America strong is through American towns and cities that are the lifeblood of the country, that allow us to hand out money to our allies in need. The minute you ask for more to deplete the lifeblood is the minute we truly are weakened from the inside!