That would be me my friends, enemies, fellow bloggers and followers! I am back after a self imposed sabbatical from blogging. No it wasn't writer's block or anything like that, I just decided to step back and take a deep breath for a little self-evaluation. Got a body scan it was OK. Got a brain scan, they found nothing. So apparently all is well with the ol' bod. No symptoms just a peace of mind thing for me and the family. NOW, on with the news (?).
Two significant things have happened to me in the last couple of weeks. Both, gave me something to think about and it has taken several days to sort it all out. Let me see if I can put you on the same path I have been traveling these last few days.
With all the talk about the health care, horrible happening at Fort Hood, Cap and Trade, and on and on and on. I think I may have gotten depressed. Don't ask why because I don't know but, I picked up my copy of the Declaration of Independence and began to read it. My thoughts were to read it from the beginning to end in one evening. A little self re-education so to speak. Needless to say that didn't happen. I must report I only got to the about the middle of the second paragraph. My question to all of you is: As an adult, have you read the Declaration of Independence? Now if you have, have you really? I mean really? Have you thought about each and every word, what it means and what it says? Let's start with the very beginning.
"When in the Course of Human events". What does that mean? To me it says I am a human. I'm special, we are all humans. We are all special. It says nothing about black humans, white humans, Native American humans, we are are all humans. We are all in the same category. One that thinks, feels, has emotions, like love, anger, sadness and happiness. We are in essence all the same.
"...to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them.." Take up the responsibilities given to this new nation of humans.These responsibilities are given not only by the Laws of Nature" but by those very responsibilities conceded to them by the Almighty God.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights," We believe we are right. We believe in our cause. All men are created equal. There is no difference. That all men are endowed by their Creator. There is something more powerful than man himself. Something more powerful. Something that cannot be seen, heard, touched or felt. We may not know what it is but we know it's there.
"..., Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed," To me this is just as plain as the nose on your face. Governements are granted their powers by the very people they governing. They are not granted their powers by the title before their name, the committee they man chair, or the lobbyist who takes them out to a $500 dinner. They are no smarter, intelligent or intellectually more superior than another. "Deriving their powers from the consent of the governed!"
I would go into the next section about the overthrow of the government, however, the Secret Service all ready has a file on me (just kidding, well maybe not, I don't know) so I will by pass that. My point here is one. We, as Americans, big and small, short and tall, black, white, yellow, red, whatever your ethnicity must put our county first.
I would leave you with this quote from anonymous,
My God, without my God there is no Hope
My Country, without my country, there is no Freedom
My Family, without my family, there is no Reason.