Being the “United” States still means something.

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If we ask ourselves why our country is so polarized & passionate about our political and social beliefs we can find some positive in the answers. The last few years were certainly not the first time we have seen this kind of national divide in our political tone. From the American Revolution to the Civil War, to the Vietnam Era and the Civil Rights Movement, America, at times, has seen its fair share of strong voices for one side or another. In 2018 we are still the envy of the world, still the country that more people want to visit, want to live, and a country that most others would prefer to be our ally than our enemy. We produce the most goods and services and are the biggest supplier of humanitarian need around the globe. Americans are a passionate people. We were founded on a belief that each individual in our country matters and everyone is entitled to the same unalienable rights. Our Life, Our Liberty and Our Pursuit of Happiness means something different to each one of us but that is the Blessing of Being an American. We each have our own dreams and each have the opportunity to strive for whatever our own goals are without being told where to live, how to work, and what to think. With less than two weeks before our next Election Day it is important to remember that it is only because we are Blessed to Live in America that we can be open about our passions and feelings. However, we must do so with respect for our fellow citizens and understand that they have a right to their opinion just as we do our own. The current environment is stressful not because we need to all agree but rather not forget that we are all Americans, under One Flag, trying to live a life we were given.  God Bless America.

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A letter to our Nation’s Founding Fathers

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To our Founding Fathers and all those who fought for the Independence of America.

As we are about to Vote as a nation for local and national elections it seems that many have forgotten what principles our nation was founded upon and why over 240 years ago citizens of The British Colonies put their individual differences aside to work together to form a New Nation, one that would transform the history of the world.  Today, we see people call each other despicable names because they support one politician over another. Many of our current US Citizens no longer look at their fellow Americans as a “Brother/Sister” under the Stars and Stripes but rather an enemy and one that is not even worth having a conversation with. In our past we would discuss our disagreements such as how our tax dollars should be spent or what is the appropriate amount of taxes to even be collected. We forget that many lost their lives to even give us the ability to make those decisions in our own governing body and not by someone across an ocean. We see people attacking one another both verbally and physically because they have different viewpoints. We even see some Americans wanting to give more power and control to the Government and turn our nation into a socialist country where the government tells its citizens what to do, what to buy, how much money you should have and will gladly take from those who have to give to those who don’t. Please know, as a Nation, we have always been a giving people, as many have given their lives to not only fight for our freedom but for the freedom of other nations as well. We have also been the biggest giver of humanitarian need to those around the globe. Your efforts and sacrifice will not be in vain as we go through this turbulent time in our history. We will, as a nation, eventually put away the hate, put away the feelings of entitlement and remember that we are Blessed to live in the United States of America and that only together can we survive what the future may hold. Thank You and God Bless this Great Nation.

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The Media, In Spite Of Themselves, Continues to Actually Help Trump.

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Once again, just like two years ago, we should thank the Media, Left Wing Protesters, and even most of the Democratic Politicians. For those of us who have supported Donald Trump we did so because we knew he was a fighter for what he believed in. He was a fighter for what he feels is for the good of the country and strives on “counter punching” attacks from whatever direction they may come. We saw Republican politicians finally stand up to the media circus, the violent and vulgar protests, and the smear campaign against a good man in Judge Kavanaugh. President Trump seems to do the most when he is attacked, when he is criticized, and when he is threatened. He has succeeded beyond expectations these past two years because he’s had no choice. Our Country is in good shape and getting better and the Democratic platform is still “No Trump” without any substance. Republican Politicians win when they take the example from the Country’s Leader and get the work done in spite of those that try to stop it. So thank you CNN, Thank You MSNBC, Thank You Pelosi, Schumer, Booker and the whole lot of you for inciting your followers to show the dark side of our country. We will continue to be a United Nation, will continue to be strong, and continue to improve because most Americans don’t want what the media circus promotes and believes in civility and respect for one another regardless of political/social opinions. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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The Silence & Hypocrisy of Kaepernick and Other Flag Kneelers during the Supreme Court Hearings.

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For two years we have seen people kneel during our National Anthem for what they claim is to bring attention to improper justice in the Judicial/Legal System. They want to bring attention to those that may be stopped, arrested, and even convicted without proper evidence. They want to bring attention to those that may be harassed based on skin color without proper cause. Yet, we have seen studies that show anywhere from 2%-10% of all Sexual Abuse Accusations prove to be false. So for every 100 Accusations 2-10 men have their lives torn apart only to be falsely jailed or at best lose their reputation and watch their name and family be dragged through the mud. While all accusations should be taken seriously and investigated it is surprising the Silence from the likes of Kaepernick who have been preaching Equal Justice For All and the idea of Innocence Until Proven Guilty with Facts to Prove It. Judge Kavanaugh was accused of a serious incident and there has been no proof that it has occurred except the word of one individual. Other accusations have even less credibility. The folks that want to have a conversation of Equal Justice and the idea of Innocent Until Proven Guilty should take a look at their silence and ask themselves do they really care about improving our judicial system or has it all been for show and a shoe contract?

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Americans have a right to think for themselves without being labeled.

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The current Supreme Court controversy falls in line with the Democratic stance on Anti-Police, Illegal Immigration and Flag Kneeling. We are seeing protests and speeches that say if Judge Kavanaugh is put on the Supreme Court than Republicans don’t care about abuse towards women. Very similar to the same rhetoric that says if you are trying to stop illegal immigration you are against human rights and if you don’t like people kneeling for the National Anthem you are OK with Police Brutality. What the Democrats want to do is to paint people with a broad stroke. Put people into groups. According to them if you are not convinced with the evidence that has come out regarding this Supreme Court nominee then you don’t care about Abuse. Same kind of rhetoric that if you are African-American you vote Democratic, if you are a woman you vote Democratic, if you work in a labor union you vote Democratic, etc.… The Democratic Party continues to tell people how to think and how to feel. They continue to accuse ½ the country of what Clinton liked to call “Deplorables”. While the Republicans talk about policy, Democrats talk about Republicans. Americans are free to think, free to evaluate, free to pick what is important to them, and most of all, free to vote for who they want. When you blame ½ the country of doing and allowing terrible things you start down a road of “divide and conquer” and history shows us what happens if that kind of philosophy wins. The Jews were blamed for all the ills of Germany and were told by their political leaders to hate them. NOV. 6th is very important for all Americans. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

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Nov. 7th, 2018. The Day After !

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Reminiscent of two years ago, the election on Nov. 6th will have people throughout the country feeling happy and sad. The results will be tallied and whatever the makeup is of Congress and State Legislatures around the Nation there will be calls for recounts, calls of voter fraud and other issues that will try to infringe on the process that our nation uses to elect citizens to political office. The process is not perfect, and there will always be issues that can be improved but it still is the best opportunity for a Free Society to have elected representation. No matter the political outcome we, as a nation, need to always remember that we are Americans First, before political affiliation and before personal agendas. Throughout our history there has been division, anger and protests, but that is also why we are blessed to live in this great nation, as we have the ability to express ourselves. However, we need to always remember that no matter how angry or frustrated we may be, the people we are upset with have the same passion and love for this country as we do, just different thoughts as to what the role of Government is and how certain items in our Constitution should be applied. If we each recognize that ALL AMERICANS make up what is the Greatest Nation on this Earth and that it is our differences and passion that makes us the envy of those around the world, then we can continue to achieve The American Dream. We need less anger and more conversation. America is Great because of all of us but without civility it could lead to a civil war. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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Let’s not forget the other victims, The Falsely Accused.

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Any type of abuse, including verbal, physical, or sexual is bad. I can’t imagine what a victim goes through and will always pray for their healing, peace and justice. However, as a country we have forgotten about a group of other victims. Those that have been falsely accused of various accusations. Sometimes finding the truth is not always easy but there have been and will be more cases of False Accusations. Many cases over the years have been proven to be false..we can go back to Tawana Brawley (Al Sharpton’s claim to fame but both Sharpton and the accuser ended up paying fines when proven it was made up) Let’s not forget the Duke Lacrosse team…there are plenty more. The penalty for false accusations are very weak which does not serve to deter those that want to make up lies that can destroy someone’s reputation, family and career. Many of us average citizens, including myself, have had to defend ourselves from false accusations. It is one thing when a guilty party tries to defend themselves in order to reduce a penalty or find a technicality but to try to defend a False Accusation becomes difficult as we have to prove something did not happen and it becomes one word against the other and in most cases the accuser is given the benefit of the doubt. As human beings we are emotional and we tend to form a belief based on our own thought process and feelings. However, if we truly believe in the American System of Justice and the adage of Innocent Until Proven Guilty we should all take a step back before making judgements. Sometimes we have the opportunity to hear from both the accused and the one making the accusation, sometimes we don’t.   When we serve on a Jury we are asked to look at the evidence without our emotion and feelings. It should be up to the accuser to Prove their accusation not the defendant to prove they are innocent. If we don’t, we are no better than countries like Russia where you are guilty if the government says so even if the evidence does not prove it. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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