Henry Ford said, “Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.“
If only our government could understand that concept and quit giving away the tax dollars that we keep giving them.
Time spent in teaching and helping man become independent in providing for his family gives him more than money ever could…something even that money can’t buy and something that will bring him out of poverty. Self-esteem and Self-confidence!
What matters most is how you see yourself!
Roger Wicker, United States Senator from Mississippi and a member of the Republican Party said, “Illegal immigration is not just a matter of interest in states along our border with Mexico. It is having an effect on local economies, schools, health care delivery, and public safety all across the country.“
Okay, I Know this is a controversial subject…but read again what he said. Forget he is a Republican, forget he is a Senator…he is a man who is a citizen of this country, born and bred. He isn’t talking about immigrants who come to this country legally, he is talking about the illegal immigrants who sneak into this country over our borders. Border that are there to protect us and our country.
While I can understand and sympathize with people wanting to come to America for a better life, I cannot sympathize with people doing it illegally.
Let me see if this makes sense to you….a man breaks into your house, takes part of your food, some of your furniture, one of your cars, some of your health care, half of your money you have saved for your future, takes part of the education for your children. Part of your Social Security, and part of your children’s college fund. Now this man is caught…but instead of him being sent to jail…he is allowed to not only have freedom to live in your town, but the law says he can keep everything he took from you. And that if he should need more, you have to pay the extra.
Well, there you have it…disagree? Think about it before you do…let that sit in your head awhile before you make a decision to agree or disagree.
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W. Somerset Maugham, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era said, “ If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.“
When we look around the world and all the circumstances that exist, maybe we should remember what the value of freedom is. Sometimes when you have grown up having you take for granite what you have. Maybe we should all ask ourselves, are we taking our freedoms for granite. If we find the answer is yes…then it is time to open our dictionary and look at the definition of the word. Then we should get a pad and pencil and write down what our freedoms are. Next, take that list and see which of those freedoms we want to do without. I dare say, we will find we do not want to give up one, not one of our freedoms. If that be the case, then we need to make sure we take our responsibilities seriously and protect those freedoms at all cost.
What he says…isn’t that how we feel? The political parties are constantly bickering, degrading and blaming one another. It certainly doesn’t feel like they are trying to work together to do what is right for the country. It seems they are working for their own party.
Like Ricardo Maltalban, I am wondering where their patriotism lies. Is it with their party or with this country. I wonder where their love for the country is and I wonder why they aren’t doing what is right for this country, protecting it, helping the people of the country and helping our country grow and prosper. I also wonder why they are allowing our country to be torn apart.
I have no answers, but I know when right is right, and wrong is wrong. I was listening to a politician on a TV commercial Monday night. And it occurred to me, he stands there and makes all of these promises about what he is going to do when he is elected, there is no way he could keep one of them let alone all of them. He will be new in the Senate if elected. There will be nothing if anything a newly elected official can do his first term unless he has a magic wand.
Maybe it’s time we look at the people in congress and decide like all personnel directors of companies do, see whether our employees in congress have held up their end and performed a good job. We need to check and see how many days they have missed work, if they work well with others and if they work as a team toward a common goal…and toward solving problems and what is good for the country. Then take our stand at the voting polls and hire better employees for congress. I’m just saying, if we aren’t happy with our employees, it is time to fire them and hire better ones.
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In a time of struggle and war in this country, General Robert E Lee said, “I tremble for my country when I hear of confidence expressed in me. I know too well my weakness, that our only hope is in God.“
We all know the carnage in the Civil War, yet even in that, men knew there only hope was in God.
There are wars raging today, some are out-and-out battles with guns and tanks and bombs…some are the wars of disease and famine, some are battles of prejudice and hatred.
Like Robert E Lee, I tremble for my country, and for the world that people all over are putting their fate in their own hands and not God’s hands.
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Andrews Jackson said, “The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer… form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws.“
They are still the great body of the people of the United States, but sometimes Congress forgets that important fact.
Equal rights and equal laws…equal rights, but we have to learn to work for them and equal laws …but these laws should not be enacted and pushed down our throats.
Congress listens to a few who are outspoken…not the majority because we are quiet. We haven’t learned to speak up yet. Perhaps we will eventually get around to it…buy who we vote for.
It’s only October have some thoughts about politics and government, after all they soon will be bombarding the televisions with political ads…where they say what every they think will get them elected.
The problem with that, is that after they are elected…they forget what they said. Wonder if this is why politics has a dirty name?
Laughing truly is one of the best medicines in the world. Don’t you remember how good you feel when you are laughing?
Truly pink is a happy color…it’s makes you feel like you are floating on a cloud.
Today I hope you laugh a lot, get with friends, be strong, look for your miracle and go forward.
Nelson Mandela said, “No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated.”
There was a time when parents and authorities were adamant about children being in school…and truant officers roamed around looking for children who were playing hooky.
Perhaps we need to take stock of our cities, the ones with all the trouble.
Should we make it mandatory that children be in school and for those who aren’t, institute a penalty for the parents and the children? Would children stay out of trouble if they were staying in school and being educated? Maybe…
Children need structure growing up and they need boundaries along with love. Parents start out using these tools teaching their children, then the schools join in after…notice the word after…the child is in the first grade…perhaps they begin in kindergarten, if it is an educational institution and not a glorified babysitter. For twelve to thirteen years this process continues then the child is ready for college, or a technical school or to join the service. They are supposed to be responsible adults at this point. If they aren’t what is the problem…where did it break down?
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.”
That was a bold statement then. It is a bold statement if it were made today.
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The thing is, English, I am told, is a hard language to learn…I grew up with it so I wouldn’t know. I do remember however in school trying to learn punctuation, spelling, similes, metaphors and other things. Some I found easy, some were harder.
What Theodore Roosevelt could have added to his statement was how difficult it is for an immigrant in this country to have the advantages he came here for if he doesn’t speak English.
To be in a country where you do not speak the language puts you at a disadvantage always. When I have visited countries I felt like a fish out of water because I did not speak their language. I was always trying to figure out where to go, what I could eat…all the things that would be beneficial for my trip while there. Fortunately you can hire guides when you visit other countries.
So it is important for immigrants to learn to speak English…it’s for their benefit. It helps them with opportunities to achieve the “American Dream” , it helps protect and keep them secure.
Mark Twain said, “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence to practice either of them.”
He knew it even back then…by the goodness of God…the question is do we or do we just take it for granite.