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Corporations would no longer be able to control Congress with campaign donations to a mere 218 members. And, corporate lobbyists would not be able to purchase the opportu- nity to write legislation favoring their companies over the competition. Best of all, the President would go back to being a figurehead. If you are tired of dictatorial Presidents, then it is time to demand Congress take back their power of legislation and refuse to allow POTUS (President Of The United States) to write illegal laws. EOs are unconstitutional and do not carry the weight of a just law. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” If Congress won’t take back their power, then it is up to the individual citizen to do it. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Civil dis- obedience becomes a sacred duty when the state becomes lawless or corrupt.” Civil disobedience means ignoring EOs, which may mean getting arrested, but then there’s the opportunity of getting the courts to enforce the Constitution over the illegal decree. In the meantime, the people’s voice will gain more gravitas, if the citizenry clamors for Congress to uncap the House of Representatives. Robert Robert is an innovation/change speaker, author, and consultant. He works with companies that want to be more competitive through innovation and with people who want to think more creatively. Contact him via e-mail to michele@worldwidedrillingresource.com Wilson cont’d from page 34. In Memoriam Randle Floyd “Randy” Patterson (1943~2021) The Florida Ground Water Association (FGWA) was saddened to announce Randle Floyd “Randy” Patterson succumbed to the effects of Lewy Body Dementia on January 18, 2021. Born in Dalton, Georgia, Randy gradu- ated from Edgewater High School in 1963, and joined the Orlando (Florida) Fire Department. He later spent time in the Caribbean working for PanAmAirlines. Returning to the states, he became a member of theArmy Reserves and married his high school sweetheart, Nannette. Randy and Nan opened Patterson Well Drilling in 1969, and it continues to thrive under the direction of Dan Loucks, Randy’s longtime friend and foreman of 40 years. Avalued member of the Orlando community and long-standing member of the FGWA, Randy was also successful in the real estate market as a builder and investor. Always telling jokes and great stories, he was especially gifted at turning a negative into a positive, bringing smiles and laughter to every gathering. Randy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Nan; daughters Marla and Tonya (Jeff); grandchildren Tyler, Tommy, Zach, Kendall, Brooke, and Dalton; and siblings JoAnn, Jackie, and Calvin. Robert Earl Ratliff, Sr. (1949~2021) Owner of Ratliff Water Well Service in Holcomb, Mississippi, Robert Earl Ratliff, Sr. left this life on February 2, 2021. He served the country in the Mississippi National Guard. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Holcomb Baptist Church. Robert Earl enjoyed many things in life - traveling was one of his favorites. Survivors include his wife Carolyn; daughters Cindy (Bob), Shannon (John), and Felicia (Greg); sons Bob and Dan (Laura); grandchildren Ethan, Jack, Davis, Spencer, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Kaitlyn, Justin, Claire, Samantha, Maddox, and Rye; four sisters; and a host of nieces and nephews. Lest we forget . . . 36 APRIL 2021

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