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Welcome

Hello and Welcome:

Over the summer of 2010 I began to ask myself, "what do you do if two of our Rights, as citizens of these United States, are diametrically opposed?" I came to the only viable conclusion: you compromise. Our great Nation works when there is compromise.

Right now most of you will agree with me that our political system is broken. What we currently have is: the politics of destruction; special interest groups who have the power and money to dictate policy; politicians who must spend their time raising money for the next election instead of doing the People's business; and, there are those who are so concerned about getting re-elected they cede their responsibilities to the citizenry to those groups making the loudest noises and the greatest threats.


The attacks that we were inundated with during the this election cycle belittled the democratic process. Shame on everyone involved. And, shame on the political obstructionists who are more interested in gaining and maintaining power than doing the people’s business. During these very difficult times all of us should be supporting our President. The challenge for all of us is, how do we improve upon this imperfect union that we call the United States of America? One thing I know for certain...it is not by dividing us.

I can remember when I was sixteen years old there was a day when my father called out to me, "Jackie, come quickly. You have to hear this. It's Winston Churchill. Come listen." I raced to the radio and for the first time heard a recording of Churchill's speech to a Nation standing alone against the greatest evil the world has ever known: "...we shall defend our island no matter what the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; and we shall not surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until in God's good time, the New World, with all it's power and might, steps forth to the rescue and liberation of The Old."


That day my hero was born. Where are our heroes today? jkt

The Dark Side



                                                


(to be continued)

                                 Into the Abyss


"To everything there is a season…and a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born…a time to die…”

There are those who have returned from the brink of that physical extinction called Death, which leaves them with a renewed appreciation of the simplest day to day happenings. No longer is life a drudgery, but is instead, a blessing for each moment of living.

Death is predictable. To dust we shall all return. But who among us knows of the slow fading of the human spirit that precedes one’s fall into the abyss of madness and despair? Who among us have walked along our own life’s line, one step over then draw ing back? Walking a tightrope throughout the years, stumble here, live with the fear.  Surrendering at last, descending into nothingness. 

To return from the edge of darkness is a victory over the Devil's persuasion. But it is a lonesome victory, for no one knew your spirit was dying.