Table of Contents
- 01 FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE
- 02 REPUBLICANISM AND NOT DEMOCRACY
- 03 VOTE LIBERTY! VOTE CHOICE!
- 04 LIBERTY IS WORTH DYING FOR
- 05 LIBERTY SHOULD BE CHAMPIONED BY ALL MANKIND FOR ALL MANKIND
- 06 SECULARISM AND NOT SECTARIANISM
- 07 SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
- 08 OUR LIFE! OUR AGRICULTURAL LIFE!
- 09 A FEW COCKFIGHTING HISTORICAL FACTS
- 10 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION IS GAMECOCK BREEDING
- 11 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE
- 12 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOR HUMANITY
- 13 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS CHOICE IS FREEDOM
- 14 COCKFIGHTING IS EQUALITY
- 15 COCKFIGHTING IS BOTH RURAL AND URBAN
- 16 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOR BETTER CHICKEN GENETICS
- 17 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK FARMING
- 18 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK PASSION
- 19 SYMBIOSIS OF COCKFIGHTERS AND GAMECOCKS
- 20 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK CARE SELF-REGULATION
- 21 COCKFIGHTING FREEDOM IN USA
- 22 LEGAL AND USEFUL ANIMAL PRODUCTS
- 23 STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
- 24 COCKFIGHTING BAN IS THE CRIME
- 25 UNITED NATIONS OF COCKFIGHTING: First Thirteen Principles of Cockfighting From All Over The World
- 26 FROM THE EDITOR: Gameness til the End: Cockfighting From All Over The World
The draft of this article was written in the middle of 2016. And it was published here as is. No changes. No additions. No deletions.
Each of the 26 points might be an article by itself in the near future. Hopefully with more creative writing.
01 FREEDOM-LOVING PEOPLE
WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are fighting for our life, passion, and freedom.
02 REPUBLICANISM AND NOT DEMOCRACY
“Republicanism is a political values system that has been a major part of American civic thought since the American Revolution. It stresses liberty and “unalienable” rights as central values, makes the people as a whole sovereign, rejects aristocracy and inherited political power, expects citizens to be independent in their performance of civic duties, and vilifies corruption. American republicanism was founded and first practiced by the Founding Fathers in the 18th century. This system was based on Ancient Greco-Roman, Renaissance, and English models and ideas. It formed the basis for the American Revolution and the consequential Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787), as well as the Gettysburg Address (1863).
Republicanism may be distinguished from other forms of democracy as it asserts that people have unalienable rights that cannot be voted away by a majority of voters. Alexis de Tocqueville warned about the “tyranny of the majority” in a democracy, and advocates of the rights of minorities have warned that the courts needed to protect those rights by reversing efforts by voters to terminate the rights of an unpopular minority.
The commitment of most Americans to republican values and to their property rights helped bring about the American Revolution. Britain was increasingly being seen as corrupt and hostile and that of a threat to the very idea of democracy; a threat to the established liberties that Americans enjoyed and to American property rights. The greatest threat to liberty was thought by many to be corruption—not just in London but at home as well. The colonists associated it with luxury and, especially, inherited aristocracy, which they condemned.
The “Founding Fathers” were strong advocates of republican values, especially Samuel Adams, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton.
In United States history, the Democratic-Republican Party (or the Jeffersonian Republicans) was a political party organized by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1791-93, which opposed the Federalist Party and controlled the Presidency and Congress, and most states, from 1801 to 1825, during the First Party System. The Democratic-Republican Party was strongest in the South and weakest in the Northeast. It favored states’ rights and the primacy of the yeoman farmers. Jeffersonian Republicans were deeply committed to the principles of republicanism, which they feared were threatened by the supposed monarchical tendencies of the Hamiltonians/Federalists.
The Democratic-Republican Party split after the 1824 presidential election into two parties: the Democratic Party and the short-lived National Republican Party (later succeeded by the Whig Party, some of whose members in 1854 helped to found the modern Republican Party).
The Federalist Party was the first American political party, from the early 1790s to 1816, the era of the First Party System, with remnants lasting into the 1820s. The Federalists controlled the federal government until 1801. The party was formed by Alexander Hamilton, between 1789–1797 it was built mainly with the support of bankers and businessmen, to support his fiscal policies. These supporters grew into the Federalist Party committed to a fiscally sound and nationalistic government. The United States’ only Federalist president was John Adams; although George Washington was broadly sympathetic to the Federalist program, he remained an independent during his entire presidency.”
(Republicanism source: wikipedia)
03 VOTE LIBERTY! VOTE CHOICE!
The modern Two Party System is a choice between Democratic Party and Republican Party.
It is loosely similar to early years of choosing between Democratic-Republican Party of Jefferson and Federalist Party of Hamilton, respectively.
Vote wisely. Vote liberty. Vote choice. Vote for the US Constitution.
04 LIBERTY IS WORTH DYING FOR
In 1760s, American Patriots objected to the new tax program and argued that it was a violation of the British Constitution.
- Colonial protests resulted in the 1766 Repeal of Stamp Act of 1765
- Colonial protests resulted in the 1770 Repeal of most taxes, except the tea duty, of Townshend Revenue Act of 1767
- The 1773 Destruction of the Tea in Boston (Boston Tea Party) by Sons of Liberty was a protest against the Tea Act 1773 which in the long run resulted in the American Revolution.
05 LIBERTY SHOULD BE CHAMPIONED BY ALL MANKIND FOR ALL MANKIND
The 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment.
Liberty is now being gained back by the Marijuana industry. The Marijuana ban is only good for crime organizations.
- Hemp is a very useful organic material grown by our founding fathers.
- Marijuana is legal in 2 states.
- Medical Marijuana and Decriminalize Marijuana is allowed in 24 states.
The honest simple folks are discriminated, oppressed, and put in jail by such unconstitutional anti-liberty oppressive laws.
06 SECULARISM AND NOT SECTARIANISM
“Secularism is the principle of separation of government institutions, and the persons mandated to represent the State, from religious institutions and religious dignitaries. In one sense, secularism may assert the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, and the right to freedom from governmental imposition of religion upon the people within a state that is neutral on matters of belief.
Sectarianism, according to one definition, is bigotry, discrimination, or hatred arising from attaching importance to perceived differences between subdivisions within a group, such as between different denominations of a religion, etc.”
(Secularism source: Wikipedia)
07 SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
The separation of church and state through the 1st Amendment must be respected and defended.
- Same-sex marriage ban is good for nobody. LGBT movement only fights for marriage equality. Same-sex marriage equality now. Same-sex marriage is legal in 17 states and Civil Union/Domestic Partnership is allowed in 4 more states.
- Cousin marriage ban is both unconstitutional and oppressive to couples in love who happened to be first cousins. Cousin marriage equality now. Cousin marriage is legal in 26 states and all countries except China and the Philippines.
- Polygamy ban is good for nobody. Polygamists only fight for marriage equality. Polygamous marriage equality now.
- Prostitution ban is only good for human trafficking crime organization. Prostitution ban is both unconstitutional and oppressive to honest individuals who choose to provide honest service to someone who choose to acquire the service. Honest profession equality now.
08 OUR LIFE! OUR AGRICULTURAL LIFE!
Our life is illegal in 50 states since the last legal cockfighting season in the year of 2008 (August).
- Cockfighting is an individual liberty.
- Cockfighting is animal farming and sports.
- Cockfighting is agriculture industry and recreation industry.
- Cockfighting is a 365 days a year sports – breeding, caring, training, punctuated by 10 seconds, 10 minutes, or 2 hours of cockfight in the cockpit. All these activities are exercising your mind and body every second of the day. I will say that it is a healthy sports to play.
- Cockfighting is a personal decision, not a legal debate.
- Legalize Liberty! Legalize Cockfighting! Repeal Cockfighting Ban!
09 A FEW COCKFIGHTING HISTORICAL FACTS
Naresuan the Great (1555-1605) once shown the whole world how cockfighting can help mankind. Instead of his Ayutthaya (Thai) warriors fighting the Burmese warriors, Naresuan and the Prince of Burma agreed to settle their impending bloody battle through cockfighting sports competition. Historical monuments of this cockfighting story can be seen across Thailand.
Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) says “people have the right to enjoy cockfighting”.
The “Rooster Bridge” (1919) over Tombigbee River at Moscow Ferry, Demopolis, Alabama was funded in part by gamecock auction. President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) gamecock rooster auction winning bid was $44,000 according to its highway marker plaque.
President George Washington (1732-1799), President Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), and President Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) are cockfighters; just like some of their successors as President of the United States. Honest Abe is President Abraham Lincoln’s nickname from being a cockfighting referee.
The Gamecock was one of the leading choices but lost to Bald Eagle as the Official National Bird when the great seal or national seal was adopted by Continental US Congress on June 20, 1782.
American Revolution General Thomas “The Carolina Gamecock” Sumter (1734-1832) is honored by University of South Carolina “Gamecocks” athletic sports team.
American Revolution Captain John Caldwell (Captain Jonathan Caldwell) and his troops of the Second Company of Delaware Regiment of 1775 is honored by University of Delaware “The Fightin’ Blue Hens” athletic sports team for being patriots and cockfighters who developed the Blue Hen gamecock strain during the American Revolution.
The Blue Hen gamecock strain become the Official State Bird of Delaware on April 14, 1939.
Robert Ruliph Morgan “Bob” Carpenter Jr. (1915-1990), cockfighter and sportsman, had bred the Blue Hen gamecock chickens (of Captain Caldwell) out of near total extinction. Before Bob died, he was honored by University of Delaware with The Bob (The Bob Carpenter Sports / Convocation Center).
Guam instituted the Cockpit License Board and raised money since 1952 for Guam Memorial Hospitals through cockfighting sports events.
Cockfighting and gamecocks are honored and documented in coinage or in postage stamp of various ancient civilizations and of modern countries.
All seven continents (Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Antarctica, Australia) have cockfighting sports culture except the barren frigid Antarctica.
Ferdinand Marcos (1917-1989) recognized the cockfighting industry when he signed the “Cockfighting Law of 1974” which govern the establishment, operation, maintenance and ownership of cockpits.
Cynthia Villar (1950-living), Senator of the Philippines and Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, is the guest of honor for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 1st International Gamefowl Festival (2014), a 3-day cockfighting industry trade show.
10 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOUNDATION IS GAMECOCK BREEDING
Basically, race horses are adored from Arabia, Europe, United States among many countries. Breeding the best race horse bloodlines is part of the horse racing industry.
The gamecock breeding is the same. For generations, bloodlines of gamecocks strains are passed to the next generations and friends and now also to the highest paying customers. Gamecock breeding is art and science. The foundation of the cockfighting industry.
11 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE
Cockfighting sports has been gaining popularity since the beginning of time.
- Fine Arts from different countries
- Books from different countries
- Magazines from different countries
- Movies and Film companies from different countries
- Songs and Recording companies from different countries
- Plays and Theater companies from different countries
- TV Shows from different countries
- Radio Shows from different countries
- Live Streaming companies from different countries
- Video Games from different countries
- Mobile Apps from different countries
- Apparels from different countries
- Feed Companies from different countries
- Pharmaceutical Companies from different countries
- Equipment Companies from different countries
- Industry Trade Shows from different countries
- Million US Dollar Prize Awards in different countries
- National Cockfighting Associations from different countries
Future cockfighting industry worldwide will be unimaginably good for investors and the government. Not to mention the simple folks aka cockfighters who properly cares for the gamecock chickens from eggs.
12 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOR HUMANITY
The good thing about cockfighting industry boom is that the industry can now give back to people who need help even if they are not part of the cockfighting industry.
- Medical missions
- Disaster reliefs
- Educational scholarships
- Sponsored classrooms
- Community centers
- Livelihood training seminars
- Recreational activities
These “programs for humanity” are happening right now in countries and territories where cockfighting is legal with license and regulation from the government.
13 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS CHOICE IS FREEDOM
Some enjoy football. Some enjoy basketball. Some enjoy boxing. Some enjoy ultimate fighting. Some enjoy karate. Some enjoy judo. Some enjoy swimming. Some enjoy golf. Some enjoy chess. Some enjoy computer games. Some enjoy child games. Some enjoy rodeo.
Let mankind enjoy whatever they like without prejudice.
Cockfighting is a personal decision, not a legal debate.
14 COCKFIGHTING IS EQUALITY
From the poorest of the poor to the richest of the rich. They all enjoy cockfighting. Caring for their chickens 365 days a year. Dhanin Chearavanont, cockfighter and businessman, is placed 58th with a net worth of $14.3 billion according to Forbes 2013 List of World Billionaires; making him the richest person in Thailand and in Southeast Asia. Dhanin and family owns the Charoen Pokhphand Group.
From the illiterate to the highly educated. They all enjoy cockfighting. Caring for their chickens 365 days a year. Doctors, engineers, architects, scientists.
15 COCKFIGHTING IS BOTH RURAL AND URBAN
My observation is that cockfighting sports culture used to be in rural areas of most countries. But now are in the best cities of many countries.
16 COCKFIGHTING INDUSTRY FOR BETTER CHICKEN GENETICS
Cockfighting is animal farming and sports.
Gamecock chickens have secondary dual purpose as egg layer and meat source; beside for its primary purpose to be a battle champion and to be the direct ancestor of future battle champions.
Different strains of gamecock chickens have been used worldwide to develop different layer chicken breeds and meat chicken breeds.
17 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK FARMING
Cockfighting is agriculture industry and recreation industry.
Gamecock chickens as a species will cease to exist if competitive cockfighting sports cease to exist.
18 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK PASSION
Passion is a feeling of intense enthusiasm towards or compelling desire for someone or something. Passion can range from eager interest in or admiration for an idea, proposal, or cause; to enthusiastic enjoyment of an interest or activity; to strong attraction, excitement, or emotion towards a person. It is particularly used in the context of romance or sexual desire, though it generally implies a deeper or more encompassing emotion than that implied by the term lust.
Denis Diderot describes passions as “penchants, inclinations, desires and aversions carried to a certain degree of intensity, combined with an indistinct sensation of pleasure or pain, occasioned or accompanied by some irregular movement of the blood and animal spirits, are what we call passions. They can be so strong as to inhibit all practice of personal freedom, a state in which the soul is in some sense rendered passive; whence the name passions. This inclination or so-called disposition of the soul, is born of the opinion we hold that a great good or a great evil is contained in an object which in and of itself arouses passion”.
He further breaks down pleasure and pain, which are the guiding principles of passion into four major categories:
- Pleasures and pains of the senses
- Pleasures of the mind or of the imagination
- Our perfection or our imperfection of virtues or vices
- Pleasures and pains in the happiness or misfortunes of others
George Bernard Shaw “insists that there are passions far more exciting than the physical ones…’intellectual passion, mathematical passion, passion for discovery and exploration: the mightiest of all passions'”. His contemporary, Sigmund Freud, argued for a continuity (not a contrast) between the two, physical and intellectual, and commended the way “Leonardo had energetically sublimated his sexual passions into the passion for independent scientific research”.
There are different reasons individuals are motivated for an occupation. One of these includes passion for the occupation. When an individual is passionate about their occupation they tend to be less obsessive about their behavior while on their job, resulting in more work being done and more work satisfaction. These same individuals have higher levels of psychological well-being. When people genuinely enjoy their profession and are motivated by their passion, they tend to be more satisfied with their work and more psychologically healthy. When individuals are unsatisfied with their profession they tend to also be dissatisfied with their family relationships and experience psychological distress. Other reasons people are more satisfied when they are motivated by their passion for their occupation include the effects of intrinsic and external motivations. When an individual is doing the job to satisfy others, they tend to have lower levels of satisfaction and psychological health. Also, these same individuals have shown they are motivated by several beliefs and fears concerning other people. Thirdly, though some individuals believe one should not work extreme hours, many prefer it because of how passionate they are about the occupation. On the other hand, this may also put a strain on family relationships and friendships. The balance of the two is something that is hard to achieve and it is always hard to satisfy both parties.
Hobbies require a certain level of passion in order to continue engaging in the hobby. Singers, athletes, dancers, artists, and many others describe their emotion for their hobby as a passion. Although this might be the emotion they’re feeling, passion is serving as a motivation for them to continue their hobby. Recently there has been a model to explain different types of passion that contribute to engaging in an activity.
(Passion source: Wikipedia)
19 SYMBIOSIS OF COCKFIGHTERS AND GAMECOCKS
No one take care of the animals but the farmers.
No one take care of the gamecock chickens but the cockfighters (aka gamecock farmers and sportsmen).
Properly cared animals will take care of the farmers livelihood.
Properly cared gamecocks will take care of the cockfighters (aka gamecock farmers and sportsmen) livelihood.
20 COCKFIGHTING SPORTS IS GAMECOCK CARE SELF-REGULATION
Any mistake in caring for the chickens will result to a loss in the game. Thus, the sports of cockfighting is self-regulating on its care for the prized gamecock chickens.
Some cockfighters even feed their gamecock chickens with the most expensive feed their can find. The cockfighters buy feed that sometime cost more than the food they eat themselves. Just to give their chickens extra care to be the strongest and fittest for the sports.
21 COCKFIGHTING FREEDOM IN USA
Madison Square Garden has been a cockfighting sports venue in the past. And will be again in the future when freedom is won once and for all.
While Cuba and China celebrate the sports of cockfighting and the human rights of cockfighters, American cockfighters are oppressed by vegan activists who have no skills except asking for donations as their livelihood while pretending to help animals but only euthanize animals of farmers and terrorize farmers of animals especially gamecock farmers and sportsmen.
22 LEGAL AND USEFUL ANIMAL PRODUCTS
Leather lovers. Leather jacket, leather shoe, leather belt, leather bag, leather seats, and other quality long lasting animal products.
Meat lovers. Cooking fresh (live) seafoods. Craving for good eats like wild lobster, wild king crab, wild salmon, wild tuna, wild game, bison, alligator, and ostrich among others.
Chicken lovers. Slaughtering and cooking chickens including gamecock chickens.
23 STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM
Nelson Mandela was branded as Terrorist and was imprisoned for over 27 years under Apartheid rule, system of racial segregation from 1948 to 1994.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was branded as a major enemy of the United States by the FBI after his “I Have a Dream” speech delivered on August 28, 1963. MLK was assassinated on 1968. MLK was an activist and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–68).
Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi fought for civil rights (1893-1915) and for Indian Independence (1915-1947). Gandhi was imprisoned for many years, upon many occasions. Gandhi was assassinated on 1948.
Our life is worth dying for.. Cockfighting is our life.. Cockfighting is worth dying for.. Cockfighting is Freedom.. Cockfighting is Happiness..
24 COCKFIGHTING BAN IS THE CRIME
Under the cockfighting ban, children are growing up to be “lawless cockfighters” and to be bad criminals due to unconstitutional anti-liberty oppressive laws.
When cockfighting ban is repealed, children will be growing up to be “lawful cockfighters” and to be good farmers and sportsmen.
Cockfighting ban is unconstitutional, anti-liberty, and oppressive. Cockfighting ban is a crime against liberty. Cockfighting ban is a crime to humanity.
25 UNITED NATIONS OF COCKFIGHTING: First Thirteen Principles of Cockfighting From All Over The World
- Cockfighting As A Religion
- Cockfighting As A Political Party
- Cockfighting Is An Individual Liberty
- Cockfighting Is The Only Universal Sports
- Cockfighting 8000BC
- Cockfighting Is A Livelihood
- Cockfighting Is An Industry
- Cockfighting Is A Lifestyle
- Our Eggs (aka Gamecocks) Are Our Property
- We Loved Our Gamecocks (aka Eggs) More Than Anything
- Cockfighting is the Only Reason There are Great Breeders and Great Cockfighters
- The Youth is the Hope of Our Future
- There Can Be No Tyrants Where There are No Slaves
26 FROM THE EDITOR: Gameness til the End: Cockfighting From All Over The World
Hello, I am Gameness til the End (aka Byron Pojol). My interest for cockfighting started when I was 2-3 years old. At this young age, I love to handle gamecocks tied at my father’s backyard. My first unforgettable cockfight was when I was 4-5 years old. My father has a black henny of Philippine Game strain which was decoupled early in the fight. Broke both two legs it seems. Down on the ground. But he is very feisty and game, pecking and trying to get up. Wings flopping to move and to stay engaged with the opponent, I think, a red cock of American Game strain. The red cock cannot finish him right there on the ground. Then with all his strength he managed to elevate himself in the air with his strong wings. He then landed a deadly blow for some reason with broke two legs and all. Well, it was a come from behind win for us. These gamecocks have my respects ever since. And I became at least a 4th generation cockfighter.