Walk the Walk

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As we approach another critical election, I thought I would look at some of the phrases we consider in the history of our government.

    Let’s start with the phrase “We the People.” When I was taught in school the declaration of Independence, and the Preamble of the Constitution was like a gospel song. Voices boom used width pride. But when I was growing up, we were still enjoying the fruits of the Allied victory in Japan and Europe. As a person who shared this countries birthday, I had to memorize them. The reality is that the founding fathers meant them as introductory remarks. I always thought our representatives came from the people themselves via the electoral process. But that is not the case for the most part they are white rich men and women who have made a name for themselves. They are not first responders, farmers, factory workers. This November we have a wide diversity of people wanting to serve their constituents. And so they don’t fall into the trap that their predecessors did, we must campaign for term limits and the removal of Citizen United.

    Our politicians love to talk the talk regarding “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” including “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are not meant to be taken or given away. The only people that can give these rights away is us. We are the only ones that can allow them to be taken away. So, it is very important that we stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Be sure to go vote on November 6th. I don’t care if you walk, drive, ride or fly but vote.

What is at stake health care, Social Security, Medicare, and immigration.

    

Another Black Friday

There could be any number of Black Fridays. For me, there are currently two. The first when Jesus Christ was crucified, the second October 1929, but a third is on its way. Tomorrow our Senate will vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. According to reports, the confirmation is going to happen. Which is a shame because in the process we have destroyed the credibility of a woman by the entitlement.

What has been proven is that Dr. Ford is an incredibly strong and brave woman. Secondly, what lengths the privileged and white supremacists will go to. White supremacy is not just hatred of nonwhites and the Jewish faith. It is a fear of anything that will take aware of their power whether it be in the bedroom, in the workplace, or in the government.

There was a time that the majority of the citizens of this country at a relationship with God. As that relationship declines so did our values. The values such as equality, decency, compassion and many more are almost extinct. What upsets me most is how hypocritical we as a nation have become. We pledge allegiance to one nation Under God. The word Under God means a whole lot to me. It established a link to the first commandment. I am speaking. about the prologue “I am the Lord, thy God…” Powerful word at least a commitment to hope and faith and protection. The final section “you shall have no other Gods before me.” This is where the hypocrisy comes in – we do have other gods; sex, drugs, money, possessions, and idols (flags, anthems, athletes, and entertainers.)

Tomorrow a potential drunk, accused sexual predator, liar, and entitled man will be confirmed to the Supreme Court. I require more out of the judiciary than that. In that, there is no hope, faith or protection. I require more out of the judiciary than that.

This November I am not hoping for a blue wave. I pray that it will be a blue cyclone. At least that is what I am praying for.