You have received the call but have not answered it! The message is right in front of you but you are always looking the other way instead. For maybe the truth is harder to receive then what “appears on the ground”. So you shut off all the signals and let life pull you to a sleep that continues to become darker and darker. Pick up the call and listen instead, for life is brighter then you can see but you have to 1st take the call.
I figuratively and millions and millions of my fellow citizen from this country and around the world do this (picture above and below) as we “invest in a political campaign”. While we buy material objects we enjoy and services that help us function we burn our $$’s in our political system. Yes, if our candidate wins there might be a payoff in terms of our taxes, infrastructure we’re on and/or general life conditions but let’s face it this occurs usually years later if we’re lucky. Years that could get us a return on our investment a whole lot quicker and with a better return if it went into a real market instead. Yet we continue to make this poor investment because in the end the money might get burned or thrown down a sink yet many of us are not investing in our good but the country’s we love. We hope and pray this investment pays off not just for us but for those who live here with us as well. This is quite ironic because those same people we invest for can often use their own $’s to invest in the opposite direction. Ow well I guess that is the marketplace…of ideas. Not a great return in profits but hopefully wealth and love for others.
Happiness for humans last the longest when shared with others. For one can be happy listening to some entertainment by themselves but when one is in the company of others those shared feelings last a whole lot longer. Achieving a goal for oneself lifts you up but lifting the weights together or with a loved one watching keeps them a float and flying high. We as humans need to have that bond with another to achieve a happiness that holds over-time. That is why we go to concerts, sporting events, groups that share with our common interest and love. Happiness can occur alone but when together it adds a flavor that tastes so much better.
Why do we exist at this time in this place is a question many have pondered which I provide one reason I believe you can take to heart, mind and soul. Each individual has their own unique DNA and experiences that set them apart from all other individuals. Therefore the reason G-D brought you to this existence at this time is to utilize your individual abilities to make this place a better in only the way you can. Some might create a unique invention while others might motivate those to create in the 1st place. One might help someone see the sun in the midst of clouds while another might help see the darkness they can bring light to. Every moment everyday our individual mission is right in front of us whether we take the steps to get there or walk in a different direction will determine how long we stay.
FOOTNOTE– Do you see a different reason? If so please share your thoughts.
I’d like to explore a philosophical discussion with you that suggest maybe money, fame, fortune isn’t the prime motivation in today’s world but movement. For the ability to someone to suddenly pack up and go whether it’s a new position or just to get out of their routine might be the motivation for many especially as the years weigh on. Now don’t get me wrong, this could be the exotic travels to a far away that motivate some to get to work but it also can be a trip to that special restaurant down the street, that nobody else in your “tribe” has visited yet. Movement could also be that extra step up a mountain or one swimming across the lake. Movement motivation is this the real reason you work past 9 to 5 ?
The problem we face in the Pro-Life community is that we are fighting against a profitable business with no alternative in the marketplace. For us abortion is a morale issues concerning life but for many of those who work in the industry it’s about their own personal life and the bacon it provides on their tables. Therefore if we want to win their hearts we also have to win many a pocketbook as well. Here are a few steps (below) which will lesson the blood money.
(1) We locate or provide paying positions that would offer better benefits and/or pay then those in the abortion industry.
(2) Where Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers offer positions (job fairs in colleges, health care fairs) we openly offer counter positions.
(3) Information is also provided to those who currently work at such clinics with contact numbers and trainers who could help them find other positions free of charge.
(4) Centers for Unplanned Pregnancy open up to help those individuals deal with keeping their child to term and provide the resources for child and mother to be successful every step of the way. These places pay equal or better wages and/or benefits then those who work at abortion clinics.
The “Transparency Law” would guarantee that any business conducted by public servants be open to those citizens within a pre-arranged time unless publicly classified as a secret by an executive authority. Furthermore after a new administration is in charge that “secret information” will have to still be deemed as such for it to continue to have said classification and this must be a public acknowledgement. Citizens could then seek a court order after a pre-arranged time to have said material declassified and released to the public. The “Transparency Law” would make sure that the government is run for the good of the people not those they might look to protect.
China is a threat but as long as we breed freedom and a bit of rebellion we should continue to win! Of course we have to protect our basic infrastructure industries such as steel and chips (micro) against the cheap labor and dictatorial power of China but our basic structure will continue to win. For dictators build “group think” which causes creativity to shrivel and die while freedom allows reBellion which causes innovation and brilliance to shine brighter. Therefore we need to protect and build this wall to insure we can continue to break through no matter what China throws our way.
1858- I think it’s personally wrong to own another person but what another does with their property well that’s there decision. Many of my friends say they aren’t really fully functional humans anyway so why should I stick my neck out for them. I’m especially kind to the animals on our farm so that should count right? It’s my neighbors right to choose and the government has no right to tell them what they can and can’t do with their own property.
2018- I’m personally opposed to abortion but what a person does with their own property/body is their own decision. Many claim what is growing in their body isn’t human anyway … even if it they do have a separate heartbeat and there are so many other things to worry about. For I’m a member of PETA and a vegetarian so I really do care about life.? It’s a women’s right to choose and the government has no right to tell them what they can or can’t do with their personal property/body … right?
FOOTNOTE- If you’re like me opposed to slavery in all forms shouldn’t you equally be opposed to abortion as well?
It is despicable that an American citizen in Turkey appears to have been killed in a Saudi Arabian embassy yet sometimes it pays to look with only one eye. For Saudi Arabia does much of the dirty work for us whether it is confronting our enemies directly such as ISIS and Iran or being a new buffer for our ally Israel. They also are a great trading partner with us which helps thousands of our citizens. It’s also worth noting Saudi Arabia has given us some stability in a part of the world that is full of chaos. Yes, Saudi Arabia should receive some type of punishment if what they are accused actually occured but let us give them a bit more leeway in their version of the “facts” because it’s often best to deal with the devil we know then one that we don’t.