"In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men -- yes, black men as well as white men -- would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check that has come back marked "insufficient funds." From the 'I Have A Dream Speech' : by Martin Luther King
Friends, our unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are slowly eroding away! That promissory note has been bankrupted by our own so called leaders!
So how do we survive this kerfuffle? How do we reinvest in America?
When Walt Kelly said: "We have met the enemy and he is us" on a poster for Earth Day in 1970, little did we know how right he was.
The men who wrote and signed the US Constitution endured unbelievable hardships, for the future of this great country.
The greatest document ever written the 'US Constitution' has taken America to greatness. We have saved the world threw war, and with our donations, while wasting billions and hundreds of thousands of lives, for what we call peace. It's time to take a stand on the blatant throwing away of (our) hard earned tax dollars! The sad effect of paying people to not work; as ethics, honesty and hard work, have been left on the ash heap of history, bring shame to this great country . Sadly, politics is only about power, money and votes! "That Shinning City on the Hill" an early example of American exceptionalism, spoken by Ronald Reagan, " when John F. Kennedy said " Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country."; the thought that Martin Luther King's 'Dream' is buried on that City on the Hill. With the grave stone reading " I Had a Dream !"
What do we do?
Teach our children to read about men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. teach them how important the words of Morrie are: “So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”