Archive for March, 2012

Declaration of Independence

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 24, 2012 by patriot70

Here is a little video on the Declaration of Independence. It speaks for itself.

Pelosi Said What!?! Really?

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2012 by patriot70

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in reference to Obama Care, had the audacity to quote the Declaration of Independence to validate its approval. I am assuming she completely stopped after happiness and did not read the rest of it. “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” This means, Mrs. Pelosi, YOU are supposed to listen to the people. The majority of Americans, the governed, did not want the bill passed. BUT, since you had multiple investments in health care companies, you, and the other inside traders, had a lot to lose and passed it without reading it.
A few other words were also mentioned further into reading; despotism and tyranny. If the government mandates the people to purchase a service, is that state control? Besides, you quoted the wrong document, the Constitution is what authorizes laws, and the Declaration is exactly what it says it is. Our Republic is slowly turning into the type of government from which we, THE PEOPLE, declared our independence. One last question, have you finished reading the 960 pages yet?

Racism and America

Posted in Politics, Racism with tags , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by patriot70

Racism continues to be a society issue in the United States. It not only occurs in our daily life, it is continually reported on in the news headlines. American history is not perfect, nor is the current society in which we live today. Slavery was abolished during the Civil War. Laws were passed allowing women to vote. The Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s supposedly ended segregation. Why is racial discrimination still a problem today?

When someone holds on to the faults of the past and keeps it in the present, it does not end the problem; it contributes to it and passes that attitude on to future generations. We should be taking measures to end it, not feed it and let it grow. I will agree that racism occurs today and is still the attitude of many, but I also think it’s unacceptable and damaging to society. Segregation is also wrong and is occurring today.

America is considered the Melting Pot of the world. You can find anyone from any country, heritage or otherwise, throughout the world. America is a place where anything is possible, which is why so many are trying to come here. Why is being just an American not enough? Why do some Americans feel the need to separate themselves into smaller groups of Americans, the dash-Americans? Doesn’t this contribute to racism and segregation? I think it does. I do embrace my heritage, but which do I choose my heritage or my nationality? In my family, we have over ten different heritages and ethnic backgrounds (I have five), but we can all agree on one thing, we are all just Americans. I think if we are proud of our country and need to see an end to racism, we all need to embrace what our country stands for and be just Americans.