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Sunday, July 6, 2014

National Pride----A Noble Cause

In American history, we may conclude that national pride sits as the cornerstone of strength and identity to which we are judged by others in the world. It is at times like these that we must choose to respond to ourselves and other nations and exhibit our best and noblest capacities for love, healing, and compassion, and to communicate these efforts to those who are waiting for us to take the lead in the right direction.

However, it is apparent in America today that we as Americans, have chosen not to come together in unity to display our commitment to begin the process of this noble cause. We must make the right choices and begin to let the rest of the world see us as a nation whose gifts create spiritual bounty and peace; not as a marauding nation set on taking what is not rightfully ours from others while seeking to acquire goods and resources. That should not be a requirement to be a great leading nation.

The truth of the matter is that we, who are the body of this great republic, all too often sit and remain "silent" and allow government policy to dictate our credible actions. Policies made in "high places" do not represent the feelings of most Americans, and should not be allowed to shape our vision of what we would like our nation to become in the future. We need to keep these villains in the backseat where they belong, not in the driver's seat,which is where we put them in the first place; allowing them to be steering us in the wrong direction, which is over a cliff. We must begin to put on the brakes, turn ourselves and our country around, away from what awaits us at the abyss. If you think the financial cliff is frightening, we are already teetering on the morality cliff----a little bit more of the likes of Miley Cyrus might be just enough to push us over.

We, as the true patriotic Americans, must return our country in the right direction to re-establish the policies and practices we hold dear in our hearts that also anchor our foundation, that seems to be crumbling. These unfortunate results happen when a nations people fall asleep, unaware what is really happening, or just choose to ignore it. This is what happens when you stop paying attention to the tragedies that may befall us if we keep living in a unconscious state of mind.

It will only be upon waking up from this self induced unconsciousness, will we begin to see how tarnished our ideals have become, and have separated us from the truth's that lie at the foundation of America's heart.

We must put ourselves at the top of the list of "The Good Country Index" (goodcountry.org)

There is not a moment too soon for this awakening to happen.

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