Re: What if you held all the marbles? II
I hear people say all the time that our system is BROKE. and truthfully it is.
WE, allowed it to get BROKE. and just like that car we failed to maintain, that BROKE down just when we needed it most. Its our responsibility to get it fixed.
now some say scrap it and start over. some say just to patch it. well the cold hard fact is this..we have been ignoring this for a long time. we have allowed the minority to "Patch" it all this time. because we the majority we just to involved in doing what ever..I'm as guilty as the next..We spout the proper words and pat our boys on the back when they come home from doing what we one did also. defend the right of others.
problem is we have forgot what made US as a nation GREAT! we have allowed the minority to rule over the majority. now we find the effort required to change our course is so great that we just have a hard time seeing the way to change it.
violence isnt the way. we, thanks to our founding fathers, have a built in system to correct this problem. those who expect a overnite cure..get a life....it took DECADES to get here..and while we dont have decades to fix it we do have the TIME to change the course and get this fixed.
we allowed the minority to take the natioal pride out of our schools. unless we teach them our grandkids no longer learn the PLEDGE OF ALLEGENCE in school. we also allowed them to tell us when we can fly OUR FLAG and WHERE! the minority is so concerened with offending someone here on OUR SOIL we might as well give it to them...UNLESS we the formerly silent majority learn..yes learn to once again STAND UP and SPEAK!! to do this we have to start with 1 or 2 or a hundred or a thousand.. WE have to beging to speak to our neighbors, pastors, friends, whoever is interested in learning how to beging the change..by voting..we as a nation have lost what made us GREAT. we were a nation where a person in a community was known by all in that community. personally....
now as a example..just a month ago I stopped at the farm next to where i live. introduced myself and learned the farmer had been born on that farm and raised there, also raising 4 kids there..did not know any of the people who lived around him!!
I know when i grew up we moved in to a small ranch to care for it for the owner,( dad was the hired hand) and within a month every one for 20 miles had either stopped my or called on the NEW to us PHONE to get to know us!! we stayed there for 5 yrs..and we knew all 300 people who lived in and around ROSE, Nebraska. ans they knew us!!
do you know the people who live next to you? some of us do..most dont. that is what made us great..we knew and TALKED to each other..we dont today..sad state of affairs people. we have to get back to the BASICS.. just like the people before us who made us great.
we talk about the foreign ppl here in their communitys..bet they know who lives in their neighborhood..why do you think they are so organized?? they TALK TO EACH OTHER!!
they know everyone in their community..we dont! they teach their kids what we use to teach, but got lazy and shuffled that responsibilty off to our schools..and now we nont decide what our own schools teach anymore. AND ITS OUR FAULT!
we need to wake up cause the roses quit smelling a long time ago..we are almost in the garbage heap! READ jacks posts, soon we will be under the same gun as he is facing,,maybe worse!
ok im off my pulpit stand now..nuff said..