Liberty is ‘national.’ Its presence relaxes the mind. The person is enough being human. Nothing more is required. Safety and peace rises like a sun within the people of the land. They go about their day doing good, being happy.
A rightly educated, independent sharp mind, and an empathic heart that cares for the wellbeing of others; that cares about our community; the two wings upon which liberty soars.
The gentle balance of strong mind, and gentle heart; these are the eyes of liberty; an eagle in mid flight, a disinterested, altruist defender; a champion unlike any other.
In speaking directly to the American people, in admonishing members of our Supreme Court, in supporting a congressional Pro Life coalition of Republicans & Democrats; in rooting out the unnatural springs of acrimony and division, the cause of liberty and justice has continued its relentless movement to reach our hearts & minds. Its disinterested defenders clearly identify the construction of the self-serving abortion industry upon our government. True liberty; and the defense of it, namely our natural rights as laid before us in our constitutional documents, offers no new vision before us; no new radical additional construction. That would be…
Think not that the promise of liberty was only purchased in our American Revolution with the triumph of physical battle. It was born in the heart and mind; in the resolve to not return to being second-class citizens without representation in a government that was not of and for the people, but to go onward with a clear understanding that we have these natural rights. …
Staying ‘national’ breathes fresh air into the Declaration of Independence,
in that it creates an incredible space for all the citizens of our national community
to agree on the fundamental ideas that first established American independence:
that we are all created equal in value, that we have a natural right to life, liberty,
and to be happy, and that to secure these inalienable rights,
a government of the people is formed for the protection of the people.
Adherence to the promise of an integrated community as set forth in that declaratory founding document is easy if we lay our self-interest…
Abraham Lincoln understood that the institution of slavery was a direct challenge to the words of our Declaration of Independence, and seeing them being hollowed, he, of the champion intellectuals of his age, next to John Quincy Adams and Frederick Douglass, understood the call in his heart and mind to be selfless in the cause of liberty; being unspotted in his good work to lay claim upon that first promissory note that became the initial document for the defense of individual liberty; his completed works rendering proof of justice to the spirit of 1776; placing the citizens as co-sovereigns and…
The process of critical thinking logically demands a fair, open-mind that gathers information and ultimately renders a disinterested opinion. Not a cold, heartless opinion, but one bonded to a warm, human sympathy for people. A true critical thinker, in continuity then, is anchored to a moral foundation that serves as a gravitational ballast giving selfless allegiance, without prejudice, to a naturally good set of moral principles.
“…my fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”
President John F. Kennedy,
Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961
“The blessings of society depend entirely on the constitutions of government..”
John Adams, 1776
Civilians within the United States, Israel, Palestine, and Iran, must be advocating citizens who do what they can from their individual positions to weave the necessary civility to prepare the way for a future of peace. In our American neighborhoods, we must exemplify what is that promise of liberty within our Declaration of Independence — that in Iran, Israel, and in Palestine it may be said that we have weaved together as one people under the banner of liberty and justice for all. From the Atlantic…
How I love those who bring peace.
In the Nuremberg Trials after the second world war, Germans were tried in a court of law for crimes against their own people. At the time of their actions, their maneuvers, ploys, and reasoning as to their motives was legitimized as necessary means to a final end wherein a supreme human race would get the advantage as the highest echelon of human civilization. To do so, more than 6 million German Jewish families were persecuted and murdered. Woman, grandpas, children and grandmas. There was no mercy. Any German thought to not be in…
“But now it is to be transformed into a “sacred right.” Nebraska brings it forth, places it on the high road to extension and perpetuity; and, with a pat on its back, says to it, “Go and God speed you.” Henceforth it is to be the chief jewel of the nation, the very figure-head of the ship of State. Little by little, but steadily as man’s march to the grave, we have been giving up the OLD for the NEW faith.. Near eighty years ago we began by declaring that all men are created equal; but now from that beginning…
To the heart of John Adams goes grace for his selfless sacrifice of a personal life,
that he may readily apply his intellect and passion
in good service for the American people his time,
and the practical, useful legacy of his work forward unto all generations.
Unto him who was the lion for liberty and justice in the Continental Congress,
who held steadfast to being and doing good for his country,
goes the gift of a peaceful mind.
John Adams; emphatic in his determination
to establish a government that would withstand the test of time,
political change, and worldly pressures;
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