We’ll Only Keep Our Democracy If We Protect All Our RIGHTS!

After, having worked on many political campaigns, in the past four decades, as well as having written hundreds of articles, regarding current events, and common sense, it concerns me, how often, many people, pay so – little attention, and are attracted to politicians, who seem to, merely, tell them, what it seems, at the moment, they want to hear (even, if that individual’s actions and behaviors, have not done so), rather than what they need to know! While most, would, probably agree, we are currently, experience, more polarization, and partisan politics/ lack of cooperation, than ever – before, in recent memory, they seem, unable, or unwilling to realize, the attempt, to limit some RIGHTS, for short – term, personal/ political agendas, and/ or, self – interests, risks this nation’s actual democracy, into the future! With, that in mind, this article will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, using the mnemonic approach, what this means and represents, and why it matters.

1. Relevant; religion (or not); right thing; responsible: Unless/ until, we protect all our rights, instead of, selective ones, and realize, for example, freedom – of – religion, means, everyone has the right to observe their chosen one (or to decide to not observe any), and this nation, by – design, does not have a national religion (We are not a “Christian State”), we risk our future democratic principles! RIghts must be relevant, and, doing the right thing, at a specific point, in time, means taking responsible actions, with common sense! For example, public health and public safety, must take priority, over, so – called, unlimited, Second Amendment Rights, and/ or, so – called, personal freedoms, as an excuse, for harming the health and/ or, safety, of the greater good!

2. Integrity; inspire: Our national leaders must be held to the highest standards of personal, genuine, consistent integrity, so they can, better, inspire others, to do the right thing!

3. Generate goodwill; greater good: We must begin to prioritize the greater good, and generating goodwill, by being open – minded, and inclusive, so, we grow the significance, and devotion to all our freedoms and rights!

4. Humane; head/ heart; healing: Wouldn’t we benefit, as a nation, if we elected humane leaders, who prioritized healing, and bringing – us, together, rather than polarization? It takes leaders, willing to use the finest components of their emotional, and logical potentials, in a head/ heart balance, to truly, keep America, as great, as it should be!

5. Together; trustworthy: If those, we elected, were perceived, as being, far – more, trustworthy, wouldn’t it make sense, they might, better, bring – us, together, for the greater good?

6. System; solutions (all, not selective); stronger; service: How should America’s systems, encourage solutions, which protect all our rights, instead of, merely, selective, self – serving ones? We must seek to make our democratic ways, stronger, and more sustainable, if we hope, to make our Constitutional guarantees, be, of, more service, and value, to all!

If America is to continue, to be, the voice for freedoms, human rights, and democratic ideas, throughout the world, we must begin, to lead, by example! Wake up, America, before, it’s too late!

The Most Important Rights And Responsibilities Of Landlords And Tenants

The renting of homes is a mutually beneficial undertaking for both homeowners as well as tenants. However, like every successful working relationship, this one also entails a set of rights and responsibilities that the two parties need to be aware of. This can help prevent a range of major and minor legal disputes and common misunderstandings that can take place in the absence of this information.
Here are some of the most important rights and responsibilities that landlords and tenants must know about.
1. The basic amenities and provisions that the landlord must arrange for
As per the Leave and License Agreement between the landlord and tenant, the landlord must provide the tenant with the following rights and privileges.
· The precise details of the licensed premises (the property being leased), including the floor and carpet area, access to common areas and residential amenities and information regarding the parking facility.
· The landlord must cooperate in the process of having the lease agreement legally stamped and registered at the sub-registrar’s office.
Once the agreement has been signed, the landlord must allow the tenant uninterrupted use and
occupation of the property for as long as the lease is valid (except in the case of extenuating
circumstances).
· The landlord should assure the tenant of safety and privacy on the property, and should not inhibit the
use of the residential amenities.
· Above all, the lease agreement must entitle the tenant to rightfully enjoy the use of the property and
the associated amenities.
At the same time, it is incumbent upon the tenant to thoroughly inspect the property before moving in,
in order to point out any existing damage, leakage or missing essentials to the landlord. The landlord
must, then, have these things attended to. As a tenant, it is also within your right to request for the
walls to be repainted before you move in.
2. The details of the security deposit and when it should be handed over
The security deposit is typically an amount equal to one to three months’ rent (inclusive of
administrative fee), and should be handed over to the landlord by the tenant before he/she moves into
the property. The security deposit safeguards the rights of the landlord while the tenant occupies the
accommodation, and is duly returned to the tenant upon vacating the property.
3. Who is to bear the cost of repairs in the rental home?
In most cases, it is the landlord who bears the cost of repairs required in the home-especially in the
case of structural damage and repair. However, in the instances of smaller damage caused by wear and
tear, it is usually the tenant who pays for the repair required. However, it is recommended the two
parties come to a clear understanding of the various instances where repair will be required and who
will bear the cost for the same.