"Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity, and hardihood—the virtues that made America."
- January 10, 1917
(See second half of quote below)
-Image: NASA: Chris Schur
American Flag Day June 14th...
A true American is stead-fast and loyal; and this shall never be set aside... A true American is not afraid of words, votes, or religion... Or to be disliked, or ridiculed for their effort to retain the right for (you or I) to express freely...
It was heroes like the one (June 14, 1811 - July 1, 1896)
Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery... Reaching millions with her novel and play; she highlighted the need to address such injustices... And this led to its abolishment.
She became influential, the world over... Yes, she was criticised, and blamed... And it was likely that she was not fully appreciated... But she stood for the promise that Mankind need not settle upon cowering to find their way...
And even today, in this very moment; America's greatest treasure is promise...
Image: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Video: 1: "Heroes in the Dark"; 2: Céline Dion!
"We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names -liberty and tyranny."-Abraham Lincoln
-Rep. Energy 2005: Largest Energy Program US in History: Video
-Second half of quote below: "The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life."
January 10, 1917
-Keep strong and positive... This too shall pass.
Flag day Political Video Links:
-Please do not forget the Heroes who Responded...God Bless Them.
-The plan to disarm America and Cut-out America's Defenses.
-President of the Free World? Step Back to 1852 (or 1960) Audio
-Disrespect and refusal to salute the American flag.
-Where have Millions of People Gone? Join Cristi and all.
-NOTE: Will try to post when I can... Leave for Italy again!
Think good thoughts! Will return on Saturday...