Welcoming New Colorado JIC, Victoria Bard
- Welcoming Our New ColoradoJIC, Victoria BardI have appointed Victoria Bard as our new JAILer-In-Chie of Colorado. Below is her acceptance letter. Please write and welcome her to the fold, and give her encouragement in the duties that await her. My thanks to her, and to all of you who have chosen to remain faithful in the objective of J.A.I.L. Colorado is a good initiative state awaiting to be gleaned in the advancement of truth for our country as a whole. God bless you, Victoria.-Ron BransonNat'l J.A.I.L. Commander-In-Chief----- Original Message -----From: cojail@...To: VictoryUSA@...Sent: Wednesday, March 08, 2006 11:13 PMSubject: Acceptance letter
March 8, 2006
Dear Ron and Barbie:
Thank you for your confidence in appointing me as Jailer-in-Chief of Colorado. I am excited to begin this new phase of life. I look forward to helping raise the consciousness of the citizens of our fine country by helping people realize they have the power to reclaim their political freedoms.
I have not been drawn to J.A.I.L. for Judges because of any personal messy legal issues. My only involvement with the courts was my divorce (which, now that I think about it, included at least one ruling that did not seem to be based on the law as I understand it). However, when I hear about the injustices that others have faced it really makes me mad. The stories just don’t stop.
I have this to share with JAILers everywhere:
This country is going nowhere good and it’s going there fast. We, you and me, are the only ones that can change that. So few people pay attention to what’s going on in this country and the result is that justice is green, corporate welfare is rampant, and our media is becoming a monopoly. Ordinary people have very little recourse at times when our legal system fails to function objectively. Ordinary people can’t afford it. 1% of the population of this country controls 32.7% of the wealth (10% of the people control 70% of the wealth)*. Is that the intention of democracy? Of free trade? Of capitalism? No, I say. That’s the result of rich people and corporations wanting more than their fair share of control. They will continue to succeed - if no one stops them. They’ve gained power by buying the judgements, oh, wait, the judges…yes, our judges are bought…
*Wealth Inequality Charts from FairEconomy.org, 2001 data
Stay informed. If you think you are getting unbiased information from any of the mainstream newspapers or television stations then you’re still asleep. Wake Up! Check out your community radio stations and read your alternative local newspapers. Turn off Fox news, for God’s sake.
Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
Let’s GO. Let’s be that group of committed citizens. Let’s create some change.
Victoria Bard, Colorado JIC
² P.S. Here’s a few more interesting quotes to mull over:
Aesop:We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.
Noam Chomsky: If you go to one demonstration and then go home, that's something, but the people in power can live with that. What they can't live with is sustained pressure that keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next time.
Thomas Jefferson: The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
(attributed to) Edmund Burke : The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Martin Luther King, Jr.: An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
Plato: An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Albert Einstein: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Victoria Bard grew up in Lisbon Falls, Maine, and graduated from Lisbon High School as Salutatorian of her class in 1984. After attending one year at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, she took a year off to travel with Up With People as a trumpet player in the band of Cast A ‘85-’86. During her year of travel, she lived with 90 host families throughout the United States, she spent 3 weeks in China, and she performed in the Superbowl XX Half-Time Show in New Orleans. She returned to Bates College to complete her studies and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1989. In 1990 she moved to Denver, Colorado, where she worked as secretary for the Head of the Gastroenterology Division of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1992 she moved to Boulder, Colorado, to attend a 1000-hour training program at the Boulder School of Massage Therapy. She has worked on and off for the past 13 years as a Certified Massage Therapist in Boulder. She is currently developing a process workshop called createYES which is designed to help people understand and own their personal power.
Victoria is a single mother of two young children. Her son Anthony, age 7, is attending 1st Grade at Whittier Elementary International Baccalaureate School, and her daughter Phoenix, age 5, is in Kindergarten at Boulder Country Day. Victoria is a long-time volunteer and DJ at KGNU Community Radio Station, which can be heard at http://www.kgnu.org/. She enjoys reading, meditation, music, art, sudoku puzzles, dancing, and long walks in the foothills. She has been a member of Toastmasters International and the Denver Jaycees. She recently served as President of the Homeowners’ Association where she lives and was a board member of KGNU Community Radio Station in the 1990s.