Please think about this…The Declaration of Independence was the start of ending slavery on many levels.
First, the colonies needed to recognize that they could live their lives without a king as overseer. They were beginning to live this reality and then with this declaration they made it so.
Next, the Constitution began a system whereby no more slaves would be imported by England. Education for everyone would help inform citizens so that they could vote and govern themselvesproperly…This education would end the tolerance of slavery in the southern states along with a bloody civil war, ultimately to unite the nation and recognizing that “All Men Are Created Equal”. African American men could now be educated, vote and hold elected office.
Then, even though some women could already vote depending on their status and locality, all women were guaranteed the right. Persistence was the key.
And finally, we all look to these two documents to inform and develop increased opportunities to recognize oppression and bring about liberties for all citizens. This process will never be easy, but it is a process…deeper understanding is gained through listening to one another because united we stand, divided we fall.
Are you a slave to divisiveness? Only you can change this if so.
The USA is not and can never be the United States of Utopia.
Individuals in a free society enjoy their liberty based on laws that reflect their personal right to prosper and be generous. The US Constitution guarantees this!
Under a Democrat controlled administration the IRS will become the Imperial Reckoning Source with the special privilege of controlling all tax dollars imposed broadly by an elitist class who claim moral superiority. You, the individual in this system, must come to enjoy these privileges bestowed on you with all thanks given to your provider…the Government.
If you know history, Western Civilization has been there before and it wasn’t a bed of roses!!
RA house divided against itself cannot stand – Abraham Lincoln
Who are we kidding? Neither the liberal left nor the conservative right have all the answers to our country’s problems at this point in time. Have they ever? Let’s be honest…The best answers come in the form of a small community working together in a non partisan manner. And, if someone is not connected to and working against the community then we should consider that it may be by choice. Families, neighborhoods, churches, schools, Rotaries and even sports offer opportunities to connect in a variety of healthy ways. The only skill you need at first is curiosity. Defined as a strong desire to know or learn something, curiosity can open doors to a stronger sense of belonging. The best part about this is that you can belong to many different circles of community thereby finding your niche to make a positive impact.
I have a feeling that anyone who picks up a weapon to inflict harm on a community really knows down deep that they are not solving anything. Like being totally on the left or totally on the right the answer to their problem leaves a literal hole that oozes pain, guilt, horror and disgust, all of which are the antithesis of curiousity and clearly the mask of evil.
Isn’t this evil what the extreme left wing Democrats see in President Trump? And by the same measure isn’t this evil what the extreme right wing Republicans see in the extreme left wing Democrates? When did Congress stop being a community for the people? Elected leaders must have the skill of curiosity to belong to their peer community no matter which side of the isle they are on. The President is putting forward his ideas, but it seems as though Congress has no strong desire to learn or know how to debate and offer a compromise on the ideas. And what is worse, Congress has been modeling this behavior for far longer than I can remember. Unfortunately our leaders of the next generation are not witnessing the intended function of Congress.
I think we have reached a tipping point in this country. Evil is showing its ugly face in unimaginable ways. We must acknowledge its ability to reside amoung us and be curious enough to ask why it exists. Only then can we learn together the path of the humble messenger that we all can become. God help us…
Female energy at it’s core is Chaos. Male energy at its core is Order. These are opposing emotional energies, and no matter where you are on the LGBTQ or cis-gender spectrum, you can exhibit these energies in a variety of unhealthy ways.
What humanity needs is a balance which can only be found through centering energy…Christ knew this, Ghandi knew this and MLK knew this as have many others who understood the human need for freedom.
Government is not our friend in the quest for freedom because government is control inspired by men and women who are imperfect. To expect that a government authority could administer an efficient program for all with equal results is impossible. This is why government must be limited in its scope and why the individual must have maximum freedom to explore their unique potential.
The Enlightment ideas based on reason, individualism and skepticism did not occur overnight. Influenced by 17th century philosophers such as Descartes, Locke, and Newton with prominent promoters like Goethe, Voltaire and Adam Smith, the further development of these ideas formed the basis of our U.S. Constitution. We could conclude that the Enlightment is the centering energy for our government.
Are our law makers on Capitol Hill using centering energy? I think many are not! They take an oath to uphold the Constitution and yet all I see are the energies of order and chaos at work:
Chaos demonstrated by:
Identity groups causing disruptions
Women literally crying as a force to be reckoned with
A porous southern boarder
Out of control deficits and spending
Order demonstrated by:
Emigration that helps parties and not people
Equality of outcomes as a means to an end
People forming separate group identities
Media platforms pushing compliance of liberal platitudes
We must be very careful not to live enmeshed in these opposing energies. Our binary form of government leadership only adds to this push-pull hysteria. To balance these energies leadership must become more “enlightened” and model best practices of reason through understanding, skepticism within context and legislation honoring our inalienable rights. And we the people must become more “enlightened” and model good works while loving our neighbor as we love ourselves.