Change we can decieve in

I think a lot of people put their faith in the Man to change the course of their lives.   And, promises were made.  There were reassurances that their Day had Come.  Yes, hidden in all that smooth talking their Day had Come.  Had come to this:  disappointment, disillusion, and now, disgust.  Too many broken promises lead to..  a broken People.   Where do a broken People turn their anger?   They turn their anger on each other.   [It is why that Light, in the person of Jesus, came to us with these wise words Do not put your trust in Man.  Man will always disappoint when it comes to making promises.  There is only One who keeps His promises.]

Some wonder why our president has fallen out of favor with so many of his followers.  I wonder why so  many more have not.   His broken promises have caused a world of hurt.   A great man, such as the president believes he is, would have put those who stole our money, pensions and property, in prison.  Who has gone to prison? Where is the accountability for such irresponsibility with the People’s money?  Are these privileged men worthy of the public trust?  A great man, such as our president believes he is, would have kept his promise to close Gitmo, to immediately stop the torture and cruel treatment of those incarcerated.  Decent Americans do not sanction torture. How can a self-proclaimed decent man, as the president professes to be, sanction such cruelty to a human being – however cruel and devoid of civility the enemy?   Because such men are not decent.  Both the tortured enemy and the torturer share the same lack of decency.

I think when enough indecent men have a foothold on every aspect of everyone’s lives, they set into motion dishonesty, distrust and suspicion of intent in otherwise decent men.  The indecent man seems without concern for the under-dog or the not-so-privileged fellowman, thinking only of them as his own personal, disposable commodity.   What kind of Man, as a nation, are we as a whole?

I think any president of these United States does not know everything that is done in his name.   The president delegates so many responsibilities to his aides and legal advisors who may not share the president’s stand on some issues and they proceed to act towards a different end, regardless.  In any administration there is what is called a “rogue element” that works against the best interests of the president, his administration and the People’s will.  It’s a fact of life.  It’s We the People who are responsible for demanding accountability for wrongdoing; we all know how quickly the hand of law would come down on the common man for the same infraction.  I think it’s time for Americans to start a dialogue on the need for ethical, honest, noble men to hold high office.  To serve as models of civility and morality for all its people to strive toward.  In other words, put rather crudely, and only to make a point: It’s the Unethical among us, Stupid!

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Original 08.00.12

 

Do you know your State’s Preamble?

Alabama 1901, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Alabama , invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution…

Alaska 1956, Preamble — We, the people of Alaska , grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land…

Arizona 1911, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Arizona , grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Arkansas , grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble — We, the People of the State of California , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…

Colorado 1876, Preamble — We, the people of Colorado , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of Universe…

Connecticut 1818, Preamble — The People of Connecticut, acknowledging with gratitude the good Providence of God in permitting them to enjoy…

Delaware 1897, Preamble — Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences…

Florida 1885, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Florida , grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…

Georgia 1777, Preamble — We, the people of Georgia , relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this
Constitution…

Hawaii 1959, Preamble — We, the people of Hawaii , Grateful for Divine Guidance … Establish this Constitution…

Idaho 1889, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Idaho , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings…

Illinois 1870, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…

Indiana 1851, Preamble — We, the People of the State of Indiana , grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government…

Iowa 1857, Preamble — We, the People of the State of Iowa , grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution…

Kansas 1859, Preamble — We, the people of Kansas , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution…

Kentucky 1891, Preamble — We, the people of the Commonwealth are grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties…

Louisiana 1921, Preamble — We, the people of theState of Louisiana , grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political and religious liberties we enjoy…

Maine 1820, Preamble — We, the People of Maine, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity, and imploring His aid and direction…

Maryland 1776, Preamble — We, the people of the state of Maryland , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble — We, the people of Massachusetts , acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction…

Michigan 1908, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Michigan , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom, establish this Constitution…

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:

Mississippi 1890, Preamble — We, the people of Mississippi in convention assembled, grateful to Almighty God, and invoking His blessing on our work…

Missouri 1845, Preamble — We, the people of Missouri , with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness, Establish this Constitution…

Montana 1889, Preamble — We, the people of Montana , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty establish this Constitution…

Nebraska 1875, Preamble — We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.

Nevada 1864, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Nevada , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution..

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V — Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience…

New Jersey 1844, Preamble — We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors…

New Mexico 1911, Preamble — We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty…

New York 1846, Preamble We, the people of the State of New York , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings…

North Carolina 1868, Preamble — We, the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota 1889, Preamble — We, the people of North Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain…

Ohio 1852, Preamble — We, the people of the state of Ohio , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common…

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble — Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this….

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2 — All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their
consciences…

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble — We, the people of Pennsylvania , grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance…

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble — We, the People of the State of Rhode Island, grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing….

South Carolina , 1778, Preamble — We, the people of the State of South Carolina , grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble — We, the people of South Dakota , grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties.

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI..III. — That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…

Texas 1845, Preamble — We, the people of the republic of Texas, acknowledging with gratitude the grace and beneficence of God, in permitting us to make a choice of our form of government, do, in accordance with the provisions of the joint resolution for annexing Texas to the United States, approved March first, one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, ordain and establish this constitution.

Utah 1896, Preamble — Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution…

Vermont 1777, Preamble — Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man…

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI — Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other…

Washington 1889, Preamble — We, the People of the State of Washington , grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

West Virginia 1872, Preamble — Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God…

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble — We, the people of Wisconsin , grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility….

Wyoming 1890, Preamble — We, the people of the State of Wyoming , grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution…

After reviewing acknowledgments of God from all 50 state constitutions, one is faced with the prospect that maybe, the ACLU and the out-of-control federal courts are wrong! If you found this to be ‘Food for thought’ send to as many as you think will be enlightened as I hope you were.

(Please note that at no time is anyone told that they MUST worship God.)  Let us bring God back into America!

GOD BLESS AMERICA !

IN GOD WE HAVE ALWAYS TRUSTED

Easter OBITUARY

Today is a Long Day Coming..

I’ve been gone from my blog for sometime now due to illness in the family which has claimed my time and energy for more than several years.  Nothing has changed much except now my better-half  has terminal cancer undergoing treatment, my loyal, devoted furkid has not much more time either and I don’t know what my future will bring my way, everyday.  What has changed greatly is my reliance on the Lord for strength, greater faith and irrepressible hope.  I’m praying for a miracle.

And I’m praying that my country finds the will to turn itself around and become better, civility-minded individuals who can help the whole of our existence in these troubled times.  Everywhere we look, there is hurt, sorrow, destruction and hopelessness.  Everywhere I look, I see good people dealing with Life’s unexpected adversities. I see frightened people who are living without the basic needs for survival.  I ‘see’ unlimited peoples of goodwill looking for outstretched hands in need.  Remember, there will always be good people doing good for other people.  Be one of them.

I see people dismayed by the civil unrest we are experiencing around the world and now – right here at home.  We can surmise some of this civil unrest is due to people feeling a lack of satisfaction by the very people who, by definition, are meant to represent us and our vision of how we wish to live our lives!  Our right to be left alone.  Who might these people be? Those in public service, corporate heads, and industry who do not have our best interests in mind.

When we’re frustrated by unmet promises made by our pubic servants, we take it out on others. Unfortunately, it might be our own loved ones, neighbors, teachers, grocery store clerk, or our employers or workmates.  This situation makes for argumentative and confrontational discourse among peoples who would otherwise, under peaceful and secure circumstances, treat each other with respect and civil decency.

Our culture is under attack.   We are forced to tolerate the intolerable, accept the unacceptable and ‘love’ those who are despicable.  All without taking into consideration the differences between peoples in their likes and dislikes.  To disagree is to be human.  For everyone to  agree on everything and be just like everyone else is to be robot.  Talk about stressors.  And why not throw in political-correctness to boot!

We all need to take some deep breaths.

I’ll go first.   *smile*

Take care of each other.  Show kindness.  Give thanks in every thing.

She writes “Faith is My Superpower” – ’tis mine as well!

I’ve come across a really good blog entitled “Faith is My Superpower” written in a voice of authority and wisdom; a blog written by Sharon Light, I believe.  Light takes me in with her voice of authority and wisdom; touches my heart with her love of the Lord as she writes about the Days we’re in and how faith will see us through.  Anything.  Her wish to inform and bring more preople into the family of Christ is inspiring.  I hope you’ll visit with her on her Faith is my Superpower blog.

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How-to on Civility by P. M. Forni

Some of you may recall I’m a fan of P. M. Forni, professor at John Hopkins University, who co-founded the John Hopkins Civility Project in 1997, an aggregation of academic and community outreach activities, to assess the significance of civility, manners, and politeness.   He’s the author of Civility: The Twenty-five Rules of Considerate Conduct [how we ought to treat each other] listed below.

  • Pay Attention
  • Acknowledge Others
  • Think the Best
  • Listen
  • Be Inclusive
  • Speak Kindly
  • Don’t Speak Ill
  • Accept and Give Praise
  • Respect Even a Subtle “No”
  • Respect Others’ Opinions
  • Mind your Body
  • Be Agreeable
  • Keep It Down (and Rediscover Silence)
  • Respect Other People’s Time
  • Respect Other People’s Space
  • Apologize Earnestly
  • Assert Yourself
  • Avoid Personal Questions
  • Care for Your Guests
  • Be a Considerate Guest
  • Think Twice Before Asking Favors
  • Refrain from Idle Complaints
  • Accept and Give Constructive Criticism
  • Respect the Environment and Be Gentle to Animals.
  • Don’t Shift Responsibility and Blame

Peggy M. Parks, AICI CIP, writes her opinions on The Civility Solution here.
You can hear excerpts of The Civility Solution on WNIC here.

Broadway stars toast Susan Boyle at Tony Awards

World famous Susan Boyle is toasted at the 2009 Tony Awards; Dolly Parton opined, “Oh, she’s fantastic!  She’d be great on Broadway.  I want to meet her, too.” Liza Minnelli was in agreement, but added, “If she could stand the pressure. You know.”   Allison Janney, who stars in the Tony-nominated “9 to 5,” said Susan Boyle “will shine” once the media hoopla settles down.  “She just needs to get all the heat off her from this craziness and settle down and get into her life again.”  Susan Boyle was also toasted by Constantine Maroulis of “Rock of Ages,” and actress Gina Gerson said  from the start that Ms. Boyle is Broadway material. Constantine Maroulis, if you will remember, was American Idol 4’s 6th placer.  Constantine went on to perform in Rent and The Wedding Singer on stage.  He’s currently nominated for Leading Actor in a Musical Tony due to his work  on Rock of Ages.

Way to gooooo, Susan Boyle!!


Hope springs eternal in the human breast;

Man never Is, but always To be blest:

The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

--Alexander Pope, 1733

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A place for me to appeal to others to claim the power of personal responsibility & principles to change ourselves for the better. If we do this, we can assure a friendlier, more prosperous, and free form of living to our children and our children's children. We alone can bring about peace, freedom, and prosperity to our world. We don't need a band of robber barons to help us lead our lives. We can help each other restore our country to its former respected place in the eyes of the world according to what's fair and just. Let us pass on, by word of mouth, the need for civility, respect, and reverence for all living things.

Things That Matter

"This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown.. re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency." --Walt Whitman

Think on this

Today’s real heroes are the truth tellers, truth seekers, the truthful.
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God Sees us as we Can Be, but Loves us as We Are.
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"A keen sense of humor helps us to overlook the unbecoming, understand the unconventional, tolerate the unpleasant, overcome the unexpected, and outlast the unbearable." --Billy Graham

10 Rules 4 Being Civil

1. Pay attention to what's going on. (e.g. Steve Jobs)
2. Practice compassion. (e.g. Dalai Lama)
3. Act. (Angelina Jolie)
4. Hold individuals accountable for what they do. (e.g. Beverly McLachlin)
5. Be clear in stating your case. (e.g. Martin Luther King)
6. Listen. (e.g. Oprah Winfrey)
7. Be prepared to change. (e.g. Barack Obama)
8. Avoid violence, physical and emotional. (e.g. Gandhi)
9. Remain genuine. (e.g. Keith Richards)
10. Treat others with the respect with which you'd like to be treated. (e.g. Jesus)
--Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun

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