The word prestige is a noun connotating respect and admiration for achievements and quality of life. Now some of the occupations that are considered prestigious are presidents of corporations, businessmen and women, politicians and the rich. That was a long time ago. Because greed and corruption have overshadowed prestige. Sad to say. Now it is more about how outlandish and spectacular are than what a person does for community or world. Let’s look at our government especially the last two years our government has provided more money for the upper crust than taking care of the lower class and less fortunate of this world. Because of our sitting President and his administration, we have lost world prestige and replaced it arrogance and deceit.
The question remains how we restart our status. A successful restart may never happen because I doubt humanity is not going back to the basics. By that I mean a faith-based society.
As my sixty-sixth birthday approached I found myself remembering a scene from one of my favorite movies. “Citizen is hard! You have to want it bad!” These are excerpts from the movie American President in which the fictional President Andrew Shepard(Michael Douglas) interrupts a press conference. For me, citizenship means jury duty, military service (if you are capable), voting and participating in rallies or demonstrations. It is part of everyday living.
Last year was the greatest opportunity to vote for the office of President, with such issues as health care, immigration, and client change. In exchange, we lost the ability to be civil to one another. It didn’t, take much effort when for decades we’ve accepted political campaigns which are solely about personal attacks rather than campaigning about issues.
We have forgotten what America is all about. It’s not about being first, the previous generations worked together, had a core belief in a higher power, and lived by values. None of that is present. We need to go back to the basics if we want to survive. But leave the bigotry and fear behind. Don’t you think that the great generation was afraid after Pearl Harbor? Sure they were, but they didn’t wallow in their fear.
I can honestly say that I always knew Obama Care and the Affordable Care Act are the same. But I recently saw a report that some people actually belief they are different things. So sad, but considering what happened or could happen to thirty million people, it is believable.
Our law makers in Washington, D. C. violate the inalienable rights of thirty million people. In my opinion the repeal would deny all people the liberty to seek affordable health care. It would deny them the right to life since they could not get affordable health care they do not have life and without life they would be able to pursue happiness. Of course I am just a lay man my interpretation of these rights doesn’t amount to much. But let me refer to another source on the subject. Matthe
When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”
Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”