Monday, November 12, 2012

No one asked me!!! Secession petitions filed in 20 states

Secession petitions filed in 20 states  - how pathetic.  I see Florida is one of the states filing. Ironic since they missed the entire election.  Except for the internal politics no one missed Florida in the big election to pick a president - the presidential election 2012.  My family and I live temporarily in Florida.  I've never lived in a state where I felt my vote did not count.  I voted early only to have the vote counted days after the election was decided.  I felt like I missed the party, because I showed up on the wrong day. Regardless for whom one votes,  they want to be part of the process.  Florida will forever be gray in the 2012 election.

Freedom of speech -  the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas. Here's mine. No one asked me if I agree with the secession, and I'm not willing to follow like a mindless sheep.  America is so fortunate to have this freedom.  Those people who petition to secede from the United States of America are thankless for those who gave their life to hold the Union together.  Instead of working to perfect the wrong, the cowards are running for the hills.

Golden Gate National Cemetery 
Lincoln wrote, " "Four score and seven years ago," referring to the Declaration of Independence during the American Revolution in 1776.  The Declaration clarified the justifications for separation from the British crown.  The Declaration of Independence is considered to be the founding document of the United States of America.  Lincoln scrutinized the founding philosophies of the United States in the context of the Civil War, and memorialized the martyrs who gave their lives at Gettysburg. Lincoln's goal was to ensure the survival of America's representative democracy, that the "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

Well to all the people - white, black, brown, and anything in between - who fought, defended, and gave  their lives in all the wars, I salute you.  I hope those who wish to secede are willing to lay down their lives for their convictions.  Secession is not a flippant action. I agree with your right to protest, but I don't agree with the protest.

Gettysburg National Cemetery.

Gettysburg Address (Lincoln Memorial)



FOUR SCORE AND SEVEN YEARS AGO OUR FATHERS BROUGHT FORTH ON THIS CONTINENT A NEW NATION CONCEIVED IN LIBERTY AND DEDICATED TO THE PROPOSITION THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL •
NOW WE ARE ENGAGED IN A GREAT CIVIL WAR TESTING WHETHER THAT NATION OR ANY NATION SO CONCEIVED AND SO DEDICATED CAN LONG ENDURE • WE ARE MET ON A GREAT BATTLEFIELD OF THAT WAR • WE HAVE COME TO DEDICATE A PORTION OF THAT FIELD AS A FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR THOSE WHO HERE GAVE THEIR LIVES THAT THAT NATION MIGHT LIVE • IT IS ALTOGETHER FITTING AND PROPER THAT WE SHOULD DO THIS • BUT IN A LARGER SENSE WE CAN NOT DEDICATE~WE CAN NOT CONSECRATE~WE CAN NOT HALLOW~THIS GROUND • THE BRAVE MEN LIVING AND DEAD WHO STRUGGLED HERE HAVE CONSECRATED IT FAR ABOVE OUR POOR POWER TO ADD OR DETRACT • THE WORLD WILL LITTLE NOTE NOR LONG REMEMBER WHAT WE SAY HERE BUT IT CAN NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID HERE • IT IS FOR US THE LIVING RATHER TO BE DEDICATED HERE TO THE UNFINISHED WORK WHICH THEY WHO FOUGHT HERE HAVE THUS FAR SO NOBLY ADVANCED • IT IS RATHER FOR US TO BE HERE DEDICATED TO THE GREAT TASK REMAINING BEFORE US~THAT FROM THESE HONORED DEAD WE TAKE INCREASED DEVOTION TO THAT CAUSE FOR WHICH THEY GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION~THAT WE HERE HIGHLY RESOLVE THAT THESE DEAD SHALL NOT HAVE DIED IN VAIN~THAT THIS NATION UNDER GOD SHALL HAVE A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM~AND THAT GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH •

Protesters Around the World are not so lucky

Rage erupts in Guatemala after 6 protesters shot

http://news.yahoo.com/rage-erupts-guatem...
 South African miners massacred