American Values

  • Leader
    September 13, 2023 12:44 PM CDT
    This tribute to American Values is actually past due. Our values declined, as happens, but they took a nose-dive with certain far leaning factions who each claim ownership of being "true Americans". Nah, they are anything but. They are destroying our true values - compassion, acceptance, peace, or perhaps: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Here is the transcript of the Declaration of Independence in the National Archives. Read it and grieve for what we've lost recently. Then, once you read down the list of grievances, see if it reminds you of anyone. Maybe, think about whether you really want to go down that road or if perhaps you want something else. Maybe it's time to allow people to be people - however that looks. I remember a time when our country was filled with people that weren't so angry, so entitled, so mad on power. I grieve for the America we lost and fear it will not return. Can we come together again and "live and let live?" Just imagine...
  • Member
    September 13, 2023 9:54 PM CDT
    Soaking this in and I agree....all of this hate needs to stop. When I'm less fuzzy, I'll make a more thoughtful reply. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and beliefs.
  • Member
    September 18, 2023 9:09 AM CDT
    America has been going down a very dangerous path. There is so much anger and hate and no one wants to take the time to listen to someone else's idea or premise on a controversial topic without taking the discussion to belligerent levels. I don't feel safe in public anywhere anymore. I know what's it's like to look into a gun barrel, and frankly, there is too much violence and you can visually see the changes in the cities, on the highways and in the neighborhoods.

    America's problem is not just a heartland problem it also comes from the top and the example people set for others. People easily misunderstand the influencer's as their behavior is quickly accepted as okay, it must be because they are so popular. Then there are people at some of the highest levels of our government that bring shame.

    I'll call out Senator Lauren Boebert (R) for your disgusting sexual behavior in a public venue to which you were kicked out of the theater, claiming you were asked to leave because you were laughing too loud, but then the truth comes out and you were doing a sexual act with your date during the musical. Shame on you and I hope when reelection comes up you are voted out of office, because you brought shame to a distinguished office by your high school behavior. Disgusted! />

    Calling out Governor Kristi Noem (R) for your illicit affair with Corey Lewandowski. Both you and Lewandowski are married. If this news is indeed true, then I'm disgusted by your duplicity in the public eye and your betrayal to your family and your South Dakota constituents that trusted you to represent them as a professional.

    On Ken Paxton (R), the Texas Attorney General, you squeaked by with an acquittal, but the Federal government will be coming for you with an indictment at some point. What I'm most disturbed about is you of all people, presumably Christian and compassionate, prayed with fellow Texans over so many years during tragedies, yet YOU, were having an affair, betrayed your wife, who is also a Senator, betrayed Texans with your hypocrisy. You got a pass in the last election but you won't in the next, that is if you survive your federal indictment.

    Senator Mitch McConnell (R), give it up. I'm sorry you fell, but it's time to pass your crown of control to someone else that will be more effective.

    There's my Monday morning rant.