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March 10, 2017

The Killing Fields – Trump Style!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

I remember again and again the phrase “the horror, the horror” in Joseph Conrad’s book The Heart of Darkness … Is that heart or should it be plural – hearts – what now leads this nation … Is that who President Trump is and what the current GOP is all about? Evidence seems to indicate the answer is a definitive YES!

One might think the title I decided on for this essay – The Killing Fields – is a bit of hyperbole however there has now been Executive Orders by President Trump as well as Republican Congressional Bills and attempted rescission of other laws that in fact will destroy lives – possibly leading to death in more then a few cases. Not much better than actual ending of a life are those decisions that will so affect health, education, housing, environmental factors and employment protection that life quality and viable years will be destroyed for a great many citizens of the United States – even having international dire consequences in certain circumstances.

 

Women, the LGBT community, seniors, children, people suffering from both physical and mental health issues, those disenfranchised by poverty and disabilities, immigrants and anyone else with serious life challenges are all at risk from the ideas and plans that President Trump has begun to put into place since his January 2017 Inauguration. I find it difficult to create a hierarchy for concern – the troubling daily life situations along with the growing Constitutional crisis the Trump Administration has presented are mind boggling … None the less nothing can be set aside when contemplating the importance and real damage this Presidency and the GOP majority lead Congress brings to our nation. Are not the evisceration of the EPA, school lunch programs, educational initiatives, women’s reproductive rights, laws protecting minorities and members of the LGBT community all equally a matter of concern that there is a turning back of progress? Isn’t immigration policy based on religion, pretense that racism no longer necessitates civil rights laws reason to fear the lessening of that which differentiates our country from those where ideology rules? Obviously the answer to these questions is yes – now what to do about the Trump/GOP agenda becomes the important topic for discussion and issues demanding intelligent and diligent focus by those of us willing to honestly face the difficult task at hand – that being no less then the saving of democracy and the values we in 2017 who want decency and equality for all people hold dear!

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August 30, 2015

Bullies Kill … Unite Against Them!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

VA_tearsA gun, knife, bomb, nearly illiterate rant or not verified Facebook post – phone call, voicemail, email, etc – ALL attempts to bully – ALL attempts to destroy and ALL made by haters and those in reality powerless. From the very beginning of humanity – written about since humans began to record their stories, referenced in biblical text and made into tutorials by those such as Socrates and all who followed pages upon pages of that which the bullies attempt to accomplish and tragically often do succeed at – wars and destruction of entire nations included.

In January 2015 I wrote an essay Hackers, Bullies, Terrorist and Miscreants which was so widely read and quoted – reprinted on others websites that even I was surprised at the commonality and agreement by so many varied individuals all over the world. Yes flattering as a writer to me but equally troubling that the growing issue of dealing with dangerous bullies – made it seems more prevalent via social media – has become a legal and persuasive societal issue.

All in our life and my readers are aware my husband and I have been dealing with dangerous individuals for over five years now … Some even before who are guilty of criminal vandalism at our previous home in 2003 – all basically bullies who thought they could malign, threaten and worse us in effort to harm and silence us – define our life in some way. Most are also aware that we with our attorneys and the Courts etc have been working toward now near lawsuits and in some cases prosecutions. An interesting addition of having involved many of these individuals employers has made for an expanded legal situation recently … More on this situation can be read in my previous blog essays and even more details soon. One striking example is an itinerate Michigan wine sales man who never met either myself or my husband but who is friends with two of our most active cyberstalkers [these two individuals also guilty of fraud by claiming to be legally related to others through us] having a few months ago private messaged me via Facebook lies, harassment and threats including coming to Philadelphia where he wrongly assumed we were to “confront” my husband … All because of his own paranoid delusion that my response to his wife’s slander about us and my very kind response to her when she had the audacity to also private message me via Facebook was his route to allowance that he emotionally and physically attack us. Fortunately the fact that this horrible man does not know us and actually made contact with us equals in Michigan a felony charge – why fortunate you ask? Well it easily allows us to use the case against him as entry into the others we are are suing. Those have taken time but are nearing Court dates and where no criminal charges able to be brought the lawsuits we are determined to win will not only help protect us but change laws and the atmosphere to help so many others who do not have our resources, support system and such. This war on bullies is REAL and my husband, I and attorneys – our legal and other supporters – even law enforcement have rallied to our efforts because it is an epidemic that must be stopped.

We have feared for our life – our family’s safety – met with police departments where living and made more concerned as a few of our most determined cyberbullies have friends who are vulgar in their affections for using guns on Facebook. Neither my husband or I are against gun ownership but these individuals as are our cyberstalkers are antisemitic [I am a Jew], racist and more that leads us and others to feel they could very well be capable of actions dangerous to us. You see these types of individuals a Court psychologist advised us often justify their actions as no more than their right – they delude themselves into believing they are the victims when REAL documentation and timelines proof of the opposite. I write about this now because last week a Virginia TV reporter and cameraman were murdered by a man from a good family, with a college degree and talent – which many of our nemesis have or what is frequently thought of as an average life – plotted and planned and then carried out the gun execution of two of his former news station colleagues. All because he erroneously despite investigations on his behalf that disproved such believed he had been wronged. Same as what my husband and my documented nemesis profess. Our nemesis have done many, many REAL and tangible things in attempt to destroy us in one or another fashion … To say the least the very extreme opposite has happened as even unexpected individuals have rallied to our side – we have begun a movement of sorts and my book publisher was gracious in allowing postponement of my life story as we felt needed to address these legal matters first – that now has become a bigger project and our family and business have grown – we are blessed with ability to persevere and stamina unique and most of all colleagues and friends and others who gave it their all in pursuit of justice feeling this would be world changing as so many are now as we have been doing dealing with bullies!

In reference to the horrible tragic murders of  reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward last week in Virginia I will along with so many others include them in my dedication when writing the follow up book I have been contracted for after legal cases my husband and I are pursuing completed.

May 16, 2015

Amtrak Train Crash – America’s Broken Contract!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

ContractBrokenSo many – especially on the right side of the U.S. political spectrum reference our Founders in an effort to justify this or that action … Even the legal, including a few Supreme Court Justices, experts call themselves “originalists” as they believe they know our amazing Founders original intent in totality. This essay is not about that in the broadest sense but I am convinced that which is very clear in the Founders writings and our U.S. Constitution applies to all aspects of American life … Protect and defend. Simple surely you agree and I believe is the major and primary promise the Founders wanted for this great nation and for ALL Americans.

Think of the Constitution as a contract and one where the Founders wanting to differentiate this nation from those past would guarantee ALL no matter status equal protection from harm. Not only from the foreign or other but within – the ability to live safely and thrive. As time went on more and more legislation and structure was created to assure each citizen could consider life without needing to attend personally to every task in order to exist without fear. We developed health oversights, employment safety rules, product standards and such. Well guess what – for the last thirty or so years we the people by ignoring and politicians by persuasion of special interest and inappropriate/misguided posturing about what our national budget can afford have slowly but steadily eviscerated these much needed controls on those things which basically are a matter of life and death … The contract is broken my dear readers.

This past week #Amtrak188 derailed killing eight and severely injuring others in Philadelphia while traveling the most important national corridor for business, politics, etc between New York and Washington D.C.. The “contract” between the passengers and Amtrak and our government was a matter of safety and oversight – including funding. According to the National Transport Safety Board this accident no matter cause would have been prevented by a Train Control System which although mandated by Congress Amtrak has asked to not install until 2020 and Congress itself the same week as Amtrak 188 incident further cut funding for our national infrastructure budget. What is at play here? Business concerns … Finance, ethics, even morality? Remember all sorts of people travel by train …. Is this the new great American equalizer in that our Unites States infrastructure is so dilapidated and neglected that no matter your income or ability all are indeed equally exposed to danger on railroads, bridges, highways, etc.? Obviously I believe the answer is a unequivocal YES and therefore my fellow Americans we all should pay very close attention to what our elected representatives are doing and likewise our citizen corporations. This is NOT a we versus them or one of my all time [NOT] favorites “those people” that the middle types seem so fond of using in a pejorative fashion. No but instead this is a “US” my friends because remember we ALL use trains, planes and automobiles … we ALL consume food and water – so to conclude and one of my favorite law school classes taught the Founders REALLY thought “contracts” in our great unique nation were paramount to a healthy and vital democracy!

Note: To the families and friends of those who died in Amtrak 188 crash my deepest and sincere condolences. To those injured my prayers for a full and speedy recovery. To our wonderful Philadelphia Mayor Nutter – as always Sir job well done and to the Philadelphia Police, Fireman, EMTs – may G-d bless you for your heroic work.

June 12, 2014

Update: Why I Hope Eric Cantor Converts!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Eric-CantorOy Veh  … Dear G-d” is admittedly my more than not usual dismayed reaction when [as of today former] Republican Virginia Congressman and House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor gets to pontificating. He, like myself, is Jewish and when he speaks I cringe – for Cantor is so not of the standard ilk that defines our Liberal progressive tribes. This past week has presented Cantor and company, especially Speaker of the House John Boehner with plenty of opportunity to bellow their faux concerns about issues of press freedom, IRS over reach and foreign relations. Yes indeed,  here we go – puffery and preening abound as the GOP protest the Obama Administration handling of various crisis situations, as well as, day to day governance issues. For me, Cantor, is a personal issue – when he proposes programs that are antithetical to Judaism tenets I feel REAL concern. Of course, we Jews have every right to be members of either or no political party – however, the REAL fact is that as a whole being Democrats suits our philosophy the best. Discuss I will on the whys and the hows my people. despite being so successful, still feel more kin to those struggling than others in our nation. A little guilt perhaps or as I frequently suggest, a REAL sense of remembering where we have been or could be again … you know, them today, us tomorrow scenario at play.

Surely the situations most recently causing Cantor and the other GOP operatives to go nearly mad are to be examined and reviewed. The oddity is that IRS intrusion into people and organizations is a Liberal preoccupation, so are issues like AP reporters having phone logs subpoenas and most definitely is the idea that an administration delineated facts on subject of national security like the Benghazi attack that resulted in our U.S. Ambassador and other Americans deaths. Think about it – the controversial news stories we are currently discussing are nearly identical to those the left side of the political isle fretted over during the eight year Bush Administration. When I read or hear a Jewish man like Eric Cantor attempt analytic compensatory explanations condemning President Obama, there is much hand wringing for me as I feel his insincerity defining the moment. No REAL logic or scholarship is presented to support why anyone, especially a person who studied Talmudic justice, could profess ideas of so little realistic consequences. See why I am embarrassed that me and Eric share a faith? I worry that when an American Jewish politician joins in with the extremist either left or right side, they take the risk of alienating the entire nation from support of our minority and more importantly of Israel. We  Jews have been scapegoats before in many countries and we could very well be again here if things go badly on the suggestive policies of Eric Cantor’s current extremist GOP Tea Party group.

So now that Mr. Cantor has been defeated by a frighteningly extremist Tea Party candidate, I will no longer need to think “How could you say such a thing or vote that way when you are Jewish?” Obviously I wish him well and do find him a decent man in many ways. Here I must add that no I do not think all my people are perfect but I do want them to carry the banner of our glorious faith – our singular and original template of REAL justice for all the world. In the book, Why Jews Are Liberal? much is made of the REAL fact that we being so financially accomplished oft times vote against our own best interest – true in even our championing groups that are not our natural allies has come to not REAL benefit for we Jews. Still we proceed in a manner befitting our uniqueness in this world and for that I remain proud. I have and will continue to proudly share many REAL facts on my own background and family involvement in politics and social causes that defined us as Liberal – maybe Eric Cantor will read it and come back to the fold or maybe he will convert – nu?

May 29, 2014

Update Opinion: Snowden Does PR Tour!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

snowdenSilly me to think a high school drop out, narcissistic and brazen interloper would never REALLY have access to our important government’s information. Well of course, we all now know that is exactly the case due to Edward Snowden having absconded with USA National Security secrets. Now this misanthrope somehow thought it his duty and right to “out” the United States for its wrong doings and overreaches concerning our nations data keeping. While yes, there seems much to be concerned about considering the post 9/11 Patriot Act and such that allows entire seizing without warrants of our phone records and emails, trust me, Snowden is not the one to guide and protect we the citizens of this Democracy toward an open and free society. Nope – not nearly the person who without self interest would give voice to the immediate concern of a “big brother” government where our privacy and rights might be decimated.

Seems Mr. Snowden deliberately sought employment at our National Security Agency for the express purpose of being some sort of freedom information crusader – that alone must give pause for his REAL motivation, not to mention psychological stability. My main concern is how the hell this non degree, no formal education and probably psychopath got hired in the first place – other than that I worry that the REAL problem at hand of too much government seized information about we the citizens will now not be addressed with the seriousness and formality required. Dear G-d, almost seems conspiratorial … now if any of my readers tend toward that constant “they are plotting against us” attitude, I do not REALLY think the government conspired to have idiot Snowden look the fool so as to have partisan politics busied with him and not review the REAL problem evolving. The pejorative problem to act on is that modern technology has made it far too easy for person and institution alike to have purview over others sensitive documents  – this must not be tolerated by any of us – that must be issue for openness and juris prudence now.

Final analysis is that I do believe Snowden must be prosecuted, just as I am personally determined to successfully sue and have prosecuted the individuals who have attempted access to my/my husband’s information and thought it their right to share often bogus facts on social media. I also want a learned and studied review and if needed legislation, that REALLY protects us all – the people and the nation. In that sense, maybe the dialogue Snowden created can and will be the only positive legacy this less than stellar United States rogue citizen can hope for in the tomes of history!

 

October 20, 2013

Your State is Revolting!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about our young nation, in his Democracy in America:

To instruct democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its mores, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day.           

EyeUSASo here we are in 2013 with a suggestion of a REAL tone that defines revolt by the States. Well maybe not all fifty but it seems there are indeed States that apparently are hell bent on revolting, usurping national laws and most definitely denying the duly two term elected President Obama his place in history. Has it ever REALLY been the UNITED States of America? Quite possibly only during extreme tragedies or times of unprecedented strife  – WWII,  JFK assassination, 9/11 but not on a daily visceral level. Sad or actually what makes us unique in that despite so many differences and even dangerous separation of intentions these disparate regions function [for the most part] in a joined continuum of purpose. Until recently that is ,,,

Tocqueville was enamored with our nation and while impressed returned to France all too aware of the fragility of a mass and varied democratic structure. By writing that a government needs watchfulness over inexperience and blind instincts, this scholar was almost clairvoyant in his description considering the current national dialogue – the extremist on both sides of the political spectrum and this past month’s nearly catastrophic government shut down and debt ceiling crisis, The thought that some on the extremist right would entertain an Armageddon scenario to elevate their status and promote their own narrow agenda is nothing less than to contemplate the end of this country as we know it – where does it stop and how long will a minority of extortion prone legislatures like we saw this past month be permitted to function in guise of legitimacy? The  recent fiscal crisis has seen insurgent conservatives groups plotting – yes some clandestine and others brazenly in full press coverage that they will never participate in the tried and true democratic process of this country. Zealots of every spectrum are dangerous in that they believe that the righteous stance of whatever beliefs they maintain must be furthered at all and every cost. Destroy it all  if need be but get their way is the plan. Sound scary – well it is and must be fought against by all rational citizens of this great nation.

When a Senator or Congress person states firmly that the nation as a whole matters to them little if at all but they are singularly concerned with the small and insulated – no matter how small in numbers – hometown folks that elected them, then we as a united people are doomed. States are suggesting revolt – opting out of national programs and as such not participating through vote nor contribution to the joined efforts that has kept America great and productive. Regionalism has now become a pathological effort to remove and deter a State from the Federal government purview and in doing so the REAL possibility of permanent fracturing exist. This growing separation of goals might indeed be the result of citizens feeling marginalized but no matter the etymology, no further attitude or suggestion of revolt must be allowed to overwhelm the common good for should we divide in ways irreparable, we will cease to be anymore than fifty individual and defeated land masses – mourning the loss of what once was the greatest nation on Earth!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and recently decided more complete Life Journey of Heiress Mommy aĺl the REAL and full details of why this nation has always matter so much and even more so now to me will be explained … My most recent blessîngs giving me even more impetus to safe guard that which I hold so dear !!!

October 5, 2013

Ted Cruz, Tea Party and Miscreants

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Shutdown2013I woke during the budget debate to hear Senator Ted Cruz reciting from Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham  book … his voice obviously strained after hours of his non stop talking filibuster repeated, “Sam I am …”. Oh my I thought, now this dreadful and self serving politician was sullying the good name of a prolific and philosophical children’s author. More important of course was senator Cruz attempt to derail the already decided by the Supreme Court as constitutional Obamacare program or as the law is titled, Affordable Care Act. Well fortunately the GOP and extremist Tea Party diatribe did not work – as of October 1st, 2013 Obamacare was open for business but tragically they did manage to shut down the United States government,

At midnight on 1 October 2013 the Federal Government of the United States of America shut down for the first time in over two decades and the ramifications are REAL and tangible, Citizens furloughed from their government jobs – bills unpaid and businesses without those customers will begin to erode Main Street’s recovery. Financial markets both national and international becoming reticent to invest can stop growth and stability of economic structures throughout the world. All this and more so that extremist politicians can give “red meat” speeches to their radical base – soothing the imaginary fears that some in our nation have concerning President Obama or can one say the deep seated hateful prejudicial hyperbole some demonstrate? No matter the impetus – there is no REAL scholarship to the current reasoning that caused this 2013 government shut down. The action was no more than a pedantic attempt at political posturing and this is almost treasonous considering the REAL damage caused.

So now I come to The Miscreants™ comparison. My regular readers and personal circles know only too well that these nemesis have delusional protestations concerning  their own REAL harassment, threats, etc. to myself, my husband and even our babies. Simple timelines and documentation REAL legal proof of their actions against us and now they even deny the legitimacy of my attorneys letters to them.  Mentally ill perhaps? Still the current extremist GOP and Tea Party are similar in that they insist on falsifying the reality of the situation and hence make impossible any than other forceful and determinant push back to merely make safe the status quo. Neither the continually at  times criminal behavior, others times disturbing pathological construct of my and my husband’s enemies or the political factions disrupting our government are to be taken with other than serious consideration. All seek destruction even in light of it causing their own public ridicule and in my case also their possible incarceration and loss of material means through lawsuits we are seeking against them. Why one ask would any persons create deliberately a scenario where they are thwarted at every turn – to be eventually even more marginalized than they already are? Many answers exist but the REAL truth is for my enemies and the enemies of this nation, the final result will surely be their demise through their own actions. It seems apparent that even the most staunch supporter of the GOP has now turned away as the REAL truth of motivation is exposed – so too for The Miscreants™ as they are shown through Court cases and accompanying news articles, my books, blog, etc. to be the loathsome creatures they REALLY are. In fact, ironically it is mostly their nearly illiterate and manic words and actions that have reasoned persons seeing the REAL truth of their damaged and evil character. So you see the personal is indeed the general here – the goal is to expose, defeat and defend against the enemies at your or America’s gate.

For my own story it was that others wanted control and determination of my and my husband’s life – that which was none of their business and certainly a envy of almost insane levels they had toward our life and achievements. They choose lies, deceit, harassment, slander, defamation and more as vehicle to defeat us … when we responded and used REAL legal means to protect ourselves, that too caused them more denial of reality. All this so akin to how the GOP extremist respond to the reality of what is REAL law. The subterfuge demands attention – for us it is these ridiculous persons stating we began the attack, when indeed it was our home criminally vandalized in 2003, my husband wished dead on the phone, threatening voicemails and emails, Facebook threats and lurking/staking, our names being slandered on social media, my husband and I being lied about concerning other issues, etc, etc, etc, As with the GOP, the pretense in light of REAL evidence as to the reality of who and what is to blame makes our enemies and the administration’s opposition look quite guilty of no less than extreme personality disorders and illegal criminal behavior.  All denying reality – our nemesis insisting babies, attorneys, book deals and more not REAL and the GOP insisting Obamacare not the REAL law makes any logically reproach impossible.  The comparisons are stunning in reference to how we and the Administration legitimatized the situation  – my dear husband legally took my last name, legally disowned and disinherited all the referenced enemies, sent a multiple page letter to his ex-wife’s attorney describing his disdain for her, her children and so called friends, plus he addressed all the REAL facts being denied  – add to this my own attorney having sent a detailed warning letter and the denial of these individuals is frightening.  Recently these people actually traveled to vacation – admitted on Facebook by one singularly in response to my and my husband’s defense of ourselves; they spent the entire weekend posting troublesome and even legally actionable photos and remarks. The GOP today is no different – they deny ACA is legitimate, they refuse to adhere to REAL standards concerning conduct and they too lie to profess as REAL their own disjuncture. My husband and I remain vigilant and will never retreat – likewise, those of us no matter political affiliation who care deeply for decency and the REAL worth of America must stand valiantly and with strength against the usurpers of truth !

P.S. In my soon book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and recently decided more full and detailed 2nd book, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy all the REAL details, documentation of my life and the actions of our enemies – shall we say their REAL life story will be shared. Recently one bragged that she learned from me to save all my responses on social media about her, her family and so called friends. Great I say because all I write is 100% true, non threatening and the timeline legal proof I only respond. Additionally, as my husband’s ex-wife already knows I and my attorneys write perfect subpoenas, I research everything, call and receive REAL data and background information to defend myself and my husband … and I ONLY do it as taught in law school – that is ONLY in response but never for that which is none of my business. Sound interesting my dear readers? Trust me that it is and more importantly my books will include things you will want to learn to protect yourself and your family in this age of internet stalkers and the from time began envious and dangerous enemies among us !!!

July 26, 2013

National Security or Dude Has Our Stuff ???

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

snowdenSilly me to think a high school drop out, narcissistic and brazen interloper would never REALLY have access to important government information. Well of course, we all now know that is exactly the case due to Edward Snowden having absconded with USA National Security secrets. Now this misanthrope somehow thought it his duty and right to “out” the United States for its wrong doings and overreaches concerning our nations data keeping. While yes, there seems much to be concerned about considering the post 9/11 Patriot Act and such that allows entire seizing without warrants of our phone records and emails, trust me, Snowden is not the one to guide and protect we the citizens of this Democracy toward an open and free society. Nope – not nearly the person who without self interest would give voice to the immediate concern of a “big brother” government where our privacy and rights might be decimated.

Seems Mr. Snowden deliberately sought employment at our National Security Agency for the express purpose of being some sort of freedom information crusader – that alone must give pause for his REAL motivation, not to mention psychological stability. My main concern is how the hell this non degree, no formal education and probably psychopath got hired in the first place – other than that I worry that the REAL problem at hand of too much government seized information about we the citizens will now not be addressed with the seriousness and formality required. Dear G-d, almost seems conspiratorial … now if any of my readers tend toward that constant “they are plotting against us” attitude, I do not REALLY think the government conspired to have idiot Snowden look the fool so as to have partisan politics busied with him and not review the REAL problem evolving. The pejorative problem to act on is that modern technology has made it far too easy for person and institution alike to have purview over others sensitive documents  – this must not be tolerated by any of us – that must be issue for openness and juris prudence now.

Final analysis is that I do believe Snowden must be prosecuted, just as I am personally determined to successfully sue and have prosecuted the individuals who have attempted access to my/my husband’s information and thought it their right to share often bogus facts on social media. I also want a learned and studied review and if needed legislation, that REALLY protects us all – the people and the nation. In that sense, maybe the dialogue Snowden created can and will be the only positive legacy this less than stellar United States rogue citizen can hope for in the tomes of history!

P.S. In my now REALLY soon memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and publisher decided follow-up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy many of the REAL personal reasons [often discussed in my blog essays] of why those who seem to erroneously believe one’s information is their right to share or even make-up, etc. will be part of my life’s work -yes, I and my husband are determined to use our education and some of our resources to create dialogue and even laws that will deny and prosecute The Miscreants™ among us !

July 1, 2013

The Year of SCOTUS

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

DC_IMG_0825-IMG_0853_Supreme_Court_at_NightThere is a 1960’s song “I’m Your Puppet“- a romantic song of the ups and downs of a relationship. Last week I felt like that about The Supreme Court of the United States of America. They pulled my strings and played with my emotions. First tears and frustration as the Court announced the tearing down of the Voters Rights Act of 1965 – something near and dear to me as my late Father had worked for and been made triumphant in its passing. This law prohibited states that historically had been found to impose ” … to deny or abridge the right of [any] citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color.”. What world are the five justices living in who found this no longer  problem is beyond me – in fact during the last two election cycles proof positive of this still being a problem was documented. People died for this right to vote as equal citizens and now I saw that being once again possibly denied – tears I shed and felt my own dedicated civil rights activist Father dishonored. So it was that I mourned this 2013 case Shelby County v. Holder decision.

Typical of many relationships, SCOTUS yanked my chain during the very same week by striking down DOMA and Prop 8 – issues my husband and I cared deeply about as we are supporters of REAL equal rights for all Americans, including the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) citizens. Justice Kennedy joined the Liberal wing of the Court in deciding that this was a matter of equal protection under our constitution. I told everyone that I was having a party in my heart knowing that under civil law no one could be denied the rights and benefits of marriage. Now do not get upset dear conservative friends – no one is going to force your place of worship to perform same sex marriage ceremonies – no, no, no, but the civil ceremonies are to be made available to any two legally appropriate age Americans. Lets not forget that in Nazi Germany my husband who is Catholic and myself, a Jew could not wed and in this nation neither could individuals of different races until quite recently in many States.

I have been asked why do I care so deeply about either of these issues – after all, I am neither African American or gay. Simple really – all injustice frightens me. Surely the history of my people – the Jews – have taught that the serendipitous and spontaneous decisions by a majority to marginalize a group for factious reasons can become and are dangerous to the society as a whole. No peace would I find if having an insouciance toward my fellow citizens’ plight – fond of saying me/they today and you/yours tomorrow. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life!  and follow up life journey book I pray and am hopeful many will come away with a REAL sense of why justice for all is justice for each of us!

P.S. I dedicate this post to my friend David Shaw and his husband – as he feels about that marriage, I feel about my own. That is for both David and I the emotion that our mates are those people that both of us can not imagine having lived other than married to … we share the feeling of  “Oh my  – what if I had not met you my dear husband?” Now that is REAL love!!!

June 18, 2013

My “Special Relationship” With Justice Scalia

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

scaliaNo – nothing like a romantic relationship involved and not even the REAL closeness that apparently Justice Clarence Thomas has formed with his almost always voting the same compatriot Justice Antonin Scalia. And yet, the conservative jurist and I REALLY do have a bond – the love of law over thuggery. Most Supreme Court findings of recent times find me – a born and bred Liberal in direct opposition to Scalia’s decisions. But what surprise of surprises gladdened my heart when just this week he voted with the more Liberal justices to strike down Arizona’s draconian voter registration law. The prior week all nine SCOTUS members voted against private companies owning DNA – basically saying no private company can patent genes. While nuanced and I as a confirmed capitalist think might be an overreach, considering business should be allowed to profit for their effort and likewise fund research and development that benefit all, this too presents a true and REAL comfort that Justice Scalia [at least at times] cares more for the legal system of this great nation then his right leaning ideologue friends.

If my attempt at clever quip concerning Justice Scalia seems irreverent – trust me that is not the case. I grew up in a family and hope to do the same with my own children where dinner topics included issues involving the highest court in the land, among many other rather erudite and complex matters. My political parents instructed that the most important deciding factor as to who one should vote for to be President [besides, of course, being a Democrat] was who that person would place on the sempiternal defining role in our Supreme Court. Hence even before studying law myself, my conversation often entailed respectful animadversion of jurist on every level. The role of judges is almost unprecedented and unequal in importance and purview – we rise and fall as a civilized nation on their dictates and decisions.

In conclusion, I readily admit to being a bit o a geek – I actually enjoy reading entire SCOTUS Court decisions. REALLY not shocking as I the last of three adored children – the only much prayed for daughter, born on my beloved Father’s March 5th birthday – was told by my civil rights activist Father that besides the year he married my Mother, 1954 was the best year of his life. Why you Ask? It was the year of my birth and just a few months later a Supreme Court case my Father had worked toward and supported was decided correctly. In May 1954 Brown v. Board of Education – this landmark United States Supreme Court case declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students was unconstitutional. Wonderful I am sure you agree that my amazing parents cared so deeply about not just that their children got a good education but all of Americas children as well. Good thing Daddy did not name me Brown in honor of this seminal historic event. Anyway, hoping everyone will read my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! to know all the REAL details of my REALLY interesting journey – with all things legal and more!

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