Getting Back To Political Roots

Getting Back To Political Roots

Now, in my empty nest years, I’ve arrived at a time in my life where I know myself more and how to express my beliefs in a concise way.

I love to read and research and talk to people and have good conversations–about the things I believe and about thinks I am against.

I am finding, though, that many intelligent people are confused about many topics and especially about government.

Who’s to blame? Well I blame the education system which has been steadily deteriorating over the last 40 years!

And I can say that with confidence since I spent the last 16 years in the classroom, fighting the system and trying to teach my students the most I could.

So most people don’t understand how our government works, what the political parties are, stand for, or represent.

Regardless of your political leanings everyone should know why they stand for what they stand for and not be swayed by titles, lies and popular beliefs. Or heaven forbid by one news channel!

So I am going to attempt to educate a bit in my blog. My aim is to provide information and let you make the best decision you can make with the information.

We need to get back to our roots as a nation because while we have come a long way, we are on a path to destroying everything this nation promises.

The whole idea behind the American Revolution was we wanted to rule ourselves, by the people, without the tyranny of England. We wanted to run our own economic system without the mercantilist ideals of England…

The patriots pledged their lives and fortunes to the cause. And we won…and so a new way of life began. Let’s not destroy it!

In my next post I’ll talk about the Federalist and Anti-Federalists and their support of the U.S. Constitution.

On this 4th of July

On this 4th of July

I am the first American born person in my family. That is a badge of honor I carry with me as part of my identity.

These days it is also a reminder, in the current political climate that I am a child of immigrants.

Why did my family chose to come to this country? For the same reason everyone comes–America is the best country in the world!

It does not matter what country my parents are from but it is important to note that the United States did not have to accept them and it did.

The United States took in my family because my family did it right.

They applied properly for asylum, my family worked hard and sacrificed to save the money needed for the fees and my family followed all the steps required of them to be accepted as citizens of this great country.

Even before their citizenship was granted they began to assimilate. They learned the language, they learned the laws, they filed and paid their taxes.

My family did not lose their culture or their traditions–we still follow them as part of the melting pot that is this great nation.

As a family we embraced the new culture of being American–which means to embrace other cultures together under one vision of freedom under the one flag that unites us all.

My family did not come here to recreate the old country. They came here to start a new chapter.

And each family member that chose to come here, accepted the rights gratefully and share in the responsibilities that make this country so strong.

We vote, we serve on juries without complaining, several members of my family have served in the armed forces defending our rights, including my dad.

Those first brave family members, my parents, that came here were not sure they would be granted citizenship but they went through the process in hopes that it would be so.

They did not come to this country expecting to be taken care of, and demanding rights they did not have as non citizens in order to coerce the government to accept them.

They also have never supported politicians that were offering the handout in exchange for their vote–they knew these were the people that can ruin a country.

In this heated climate over immigration today we should remember that if things are done right–by the people seeking citizenship–not the politicians, there would not be a debate raging.

On this 4th of July I am thankful for this country, its strength and its values! I am thankful that we can help others but that we are intelligent enough to help ourselves first.

On this 4th of July I acknowledge that without our strength, our stability and our moral compass, we would not be able to help the rest of the world.

On this 4th of July I want to share with you that we are looking at things the wrong way–immigration is not a problem–it is an opportunity!

God Bless America!!!