Category: Constitution

As I get older I realize that the older a person gets, the more valuable their life becomes.  We are a summation of all the joys and sorrows of a lifetime and of survival.  There are those that choose to be sour and bitter.  There are those like me that choose the other route, kindness, truth, honor.  I still get insulted and judged, but that is all ok.  I learned forgiveness is better for my soul.  I hope when others get to this point, they will choose the same as I have.  Otherwise, what is the reason for living?  Acquire wealth, abuse and mistreat and insult people? What have you gained in life?  The truth comes out anyway!!! Life is too short.  The one gift from life is “family” and “true” friends.  They make life worth living. If you are lucky enough to have a family and find “TRUE BLUE” friends, hold on tight, lest you lose them!

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I loved President Regan and I know Trump followers do too. I am sharing some of his quotes with you:

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“We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”

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“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

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“You make your own dream. That’s the Beatles’ story, isn’t it? That’s Yoko’s story. That’s what I’m saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It’s quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don’t expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself. That’s what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be. There’s nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can’t wake you up. You can wake you up. I can’t cure you. You can cure you. Quote Right

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“We did not appreciate fully enough the depth of the hatred and complexity of the problems that made the Middle East such a jungle In the weeks immediately after the bombing, I believed the last thing we should do was turn tail and leave yet, the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics forced us to rethink our policy there. “

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“More than 20 years ago, President Kennedy defined an approach that is as valid today as when he announced it. So let us not be blind to our differences,” he said, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved.”Well, those differences are differences in governmental structure and philosophy. The common interests have to do with the things of everyday life for people everywhere. Just suppose with me for a moment that an Ivan and an Anya could find themselves, oh, say, in a waiting room, or sharing a shelter from the rain or a storm with a Jim and Sally, and there was no language barrier to keep them from getting acquainted. Would they then debate the differences between their respective governments? Or would they find themselves comparing notes about their children and what each other did for a living?Before they parted company, they would probably have touched on ambitions and hobbies and what they wanted for their children and problems of making ends meet. And as they went their separate ways, maybe Anya would be saying to Ivan, Wasn’t she nice? She also teaches music.” Or Jim would be telling Sally what Ivan did or didn’t like about his boss. They might even have decided they were all going to get together for dinner some evening soon. Above all, they would have proven that people don’t make wars.People want to raise their children in a world without fear and without war. They want to have some of the good things over and above bare subsistence that make life worth living. They want to work at some craft, trade, or profession that gives them satisfaction and a sense of worth. Their common interests cross all borders.”

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TEACH CIVICS IN SCHOOLS — “We don’t know enough about our Constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of it.” CIVICS is Governance!

LISTEN to this video – U.S. Citizens “DO NOT KNOW CIVICS” 

How can our kids fight for America if they don’t have knowledge of how our Government and our Constitution works.  If we don’t teach them the basic principles of Civics, America as a Nation will cease to exist.

Academy award winner Richard Dreyfuss believes that:

“We were responsible for the greatest revolution in the history of man’s civilization.  We gave to 98% of the human race Freedoms for which they had been lashed for, lost fingers for, or had their heads chopped off for, and we gave it to them for free.  And, we are the most revolutionary nation that has ever been and ever will be.  We don’t know enough about our Constitution or our history to know why we should be proud of it.” Richard Dreyfuss

“THE RULER AND THE RULED ARE ONE THING – CIVICS TEACHES THE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTRY THAT THEY ARE THE FINAL AUTHORITY TO BE ANSWERED TO – IT TEACHES PRACTICAL POLITICAL POWER – NOT EMPTY WORDS BUT WITH THE FULL POWERS OF THE CONSTITUTION AND LEGAL AUTHORITIES THAT STEM FROM IT.”

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The tools that are required to run this representative democracy:

civility, descent, debate, opposing views.  

These tool control the WORST OF MAN’S NATURE and We are choosing to trash our birthright if excellence and intelligence, which is available to all, is turned away from.  

Untaught, it can reek indescribable damage. Our Republican Democracy depends on this principle:  That the people are mature enough emotionally to share space with those whom they disagree.  That’s a high expectation that we have of our citizens.  So high, in fact, that it’s the very first time in history it was ever asked:  We say if we can get here you can rise by merit in your lifetime. No guarantee. But we give you the opportunity to rise and lift your station in life. To start something, fail and start something else. Say what you want, do what you want so long as your fist is not in my face to do it. WE GIVE YOU MOBILITY, FREEDOM and OPPORTUNITY, and we were the first body of people to offer that in 13,000 years of human history.  

We were and still are a political miracle and our kids don’t know what the hell I’m talking about because we don’t teach it to them.  Because the norm of human existence is so dark and so bloody and so unfair compared to the twinkle of light of intelligence we that are.  WE offer fairness.  We offer a legal system that said “no one regardless of station or office is above the law.”  

The last phrase of the Preamble is a promise:  “To secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”  What is posterity? it’s You and your kids.  And that promise is deliberately unfulfilled right now and that is the reason for America’s decay in every sector of society.  Civics untaught is values untaught.  And that means that when we wake up in the morning, we don’t know who we are, we don’t why we are who we are and we don’t know the difference between Right and Wrong.  If we don’t teach how our government works in a realistic fashion, who runs this country in 30 years? Because nature abhors a vacuum.  It will be run by someone who will run it for their own interests and who will be assured that we don’t know enough to stop them.

Richard Dreyfuss