From Molech to Soylent Green

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The tacit endorsement of infanticide by the Democratic governor Northam of Virginia originally reaped intense criticism, though not from most of his party. Political damage control kicked in the next day with the ‘discovery’ of photos in his medical college gallery of Northam supposedly in blackface, or maybe in a Klan hood, … it’s complicated.

So now there are multiple calls from prominent Democrats for Northam to resign. Not for promoting infanticide, but for being a “racist.”

This has the twin effect of c.y.a. with the pro-abort Left and deflecting the conversation away from trying to justify infanticide to the public. The politicians and pundits bought by Planned Parenthood and the like don’t want that conversation.

They know they lose the moral argument in a free society, at least for the present. They also know they can’t afford too much attention on the morality question so it is couched in the well-worn fictions of ‘women have a right to their own bodies,’ and that abortion is somehow ‘women’s reproductive health.’

The Leftist death machine has another target which is squarely in its sights. Another human target consisting of the elderly, the infirm, and the disabled.

Euthanasia and the Devaluing of Life

euthanasiaEuthanasia comes from the Greek word euthanos, meaning a “good” or “easy” death. Today we find it most commonly mentioned in connection with assisted suicide, which is now legal in several states.

The perceived need for such a deadly practice comes from the person’s belief that there is no purpose in continuing their own life. They can see no value in continuing to exist in their present state.

The inflicted may be suffering physically or mentally with agonizing pain and foreseeing more in the future. If it is a terminal condition, they might reason, why not just hasten the inevitable, despite the fact that pain relief is almost certainly available.

One doesn’t have to be terminally ill to have the euthanasia effect applied to them. Neither have the Jack Kevorkians or Hemlock Societies of the world cornered the market on the practice.

Euthanasia is also not necessarily a voluntary action. In the recent notorious cases of Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans, it has been carried out on children by the state against the wishes of the parents.

Euthanasia is ultimately not about the individual or their needs. Ultimately, euthanasia is about the utility of life versus the sanctity of life.

The sanctity of life ethic teaches that life is a sacred gift from God Almighty. It pleads that every life has inestimable value, even a life lived in suffering that seems unfathomable.

The Old Testament patriarch Job lost almost everything to calamity, even his own health. His response to his tremendous loss was unexpected and instructive about the meaning of the sanctity of human life.

Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, and said, “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:20-21 [KJV]

euthanasiaJob understood his life is a sacred gift from the LORD. Moreover, Job recognized the LORD as sovereign over his life including whether or not it should continue.

God places a divine value on human life because it comes from His loving and creative heart. In other words, human life has inherent divine value in the sanctity of life ethic.

Conversely, in a utility of life ethic (aka ‘utilitarianism’) life is valued based on its usefulness to the individual and others. Of course, usefulness can be determined in many ways and by many authorities.

If the individual follows such an ethic, the value of his or her life ultimately is decided by how useful or how burdensome they believe they are to others. If the government embraces utility of life, then they get to determine its usefulness and thus its value.

In this case, the individual or the government rejects God’s claim of sovereignty over human life and the inherent value of it. Whenever that happens life becomes increasingly devalued and the results are demonic.

Life Devalued Becomes Life Devoured

The science-fiction film “Soylent Green” was released in 1973. It starred the late Charleton Heston, just a few years after his role in the iconic original sci-fi film “Planet of the Apes.”

“Soylent Green,” is also set in a dystopian future, but with a far different story to tell then the wildly popular “Apes” series. In the “Soylent” world, an overpopulated and polluted future results in worldwide hunger and an unthinkable response to it.

All of the planet’s resources are gone, and there is not enough food to feed the masses. The only source of food widely available is the green wafer from the Soylent Corporation known as ‘soylent green.’

euthanasiaThe wafer was reported to be made of a special type of high-protein ocean plankton processed by Soylent. Heston’s character discovers that the actual ingredients for the wafer are actually dead human bodies picked up in waste trucks and processed into the wafers.

As horrifying as that is, today this fiction is coming closer to reality in America. The great state of Washington is now,

…considering a bill …to compost the dead into fertilizer. The idea is being billed as a great boon to the environment (of course) and as a cheaper alternative than burial or cremation, which they hope will be especially appealing to blacks, Hispanics and poor people overall. The idea is being pushed by an environmentalist pagan architect in Seattle, the ironically-named Katrina Spade. …Ms. Spade says she anticipates that a lot of good environmentalist pagans will want to take their loved one’s remains home and plant them in the back yard, or that they will donate them to “nourish conservation lands.” Although she never comes right out and says it honestly, her intentions are perfectly clear: The dead will ultimately be consumed after they’re turned into fertilizer for the soil. One of the Democrats sponsoring the legislation claims that she’s received letters from environmentalists all over Washington state who are excited about the prospect of “coming back as a tree.”

The societal conditions are a bit different than those of “Soylent Green,” and it should be noted the proposal doesn’t call for processing of human remains directly into food. However, it is both creepy and hints at a reincarnation fetish among its adherents.

Yet if one believes that human life is valuable because it is useful, this proposal makes eminent sense. Under that rubric, why should the immediate conversion of dead bodies into food not be allowed or even advocated?

Thankfully God has granted us life with divine value because we are made in His image. Moreover, He loves us with a divine love beyond our comprehension and in spite of our weakness and sin.

There is a choice to be made here. Accept the love and infinite value bestowed by God upon human life, or continue the road toward demonic Molech and pagan worship of the earth and death.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live … Deuteronomy 30:19 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, King James Version, Public Domain

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Originally published in TIL Journal

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Defending the First Unalienable Right [Video]

March for Life

Friday, January 18, 2019, marked the 46th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. It is the largest annual gathering of pro-life advocates in the world with crowds regularly in the hundreds of thousands.

The massive crowds braved the cold of a D.C. January to help defend the first unalienable human right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life.

Defending Life from the White House

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence made a surprise appearance at the March. He spoke briefly and introduced President Trump who spoke live remotely from the White House.

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President Trump reiterated his support for the right to life.

When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty of the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation, we know that every life has meaning and every life is worth protecting. I will always protect the first right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life.

Trump has so far proved to be the most pro-life president since Ronald Reagan. He has stood solidly for life in both speech and action.

One prominent example is Trump’s expansion of an important Reagan administration creation, the Mexico City Policy.

This policy came into being in 1984. It then blocked federal funding for international non-profit NGOs, or Non-Governmental Organizations if they provide abortion services, counseling, referrals, or advocated for legal abortion or expanded abortion services.

Originally the policy covered U.S. funding just for family planning programs overseas. In 2017 President Trump expanded this to include restrictions on funding for all health-related programs.

That act took all federal funding away from Planned Parenthood International wherever it operated outside the United States.

Defending Life with Science

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The theme of the March was “Unique.” It stressed the uniqueness of each human being from the point of conception onward.

When Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, the justices appealed to a lack of knowledge about the beginnings of life to help explain the decision.

We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. [410 U.S. 113, 160]

The phrase “at this point in the development of man’s knowledge,” concedes that at some future point, greater knowledge will be able to resolve the question of when life does begin.

Four and a half decades later, science has resolved the question of when human life begins. Each person is a unique human being at the point of conception and develops as a unique person until death whether that occurs inside or outside of the womb.

Science has long told us that once the chromosomes from the male sperm and female egg unite, a new human being comes into being. The advances in sonogram technology give us a high definition 3D rendition of the unborn child in the womb.

Science has taught us what we have all naturally known since humanity has existed. Our very language has betrayed our knowledge.

After all, when a woman is pregnant, we do not ask her when the ‘fetus’ will arrive. We don’t ask if the “blob of tissue” (as Planned Parenthood says) is a boy or girl.

Defending Life with Compassion for Women

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One fruit of this era in the Pro-Life movement has been the emergence and advocacy for women who are victims of abortion. Groups such as “Silent No More,” stress the devastation abortion inflicts on the mothers.

It is truly said that there are two victims of every abortion, one dead and one wounded. Georgette Forney was one who wrote about why she chooses to attend the March each year as a part of the “Silent No More” campaign.

I march for the 56 million babies who have died by abortion, including my baby. …I also march for all the women who should be marching with us but cannot do so. Some women won’t ever march with us because they have died from abortion or suicide afterwards.  In the US, 31% of women suffer from health complications after their abortions.[i]  Additionally, suicide rates among women who have had abortions are six times higher that women who have given birth.[ii]  Some women can’t march with us because they are dealing with physical complications, while others struggle from emotional complications. …[iii]  Finally, there are many still locked in silence, afraid of judgment, bearing shame and guilt, feeling alone, and unsure if anyone cares. I march because I want these women to know I care, and there is an organized group of us who care. We carry signs that bear the truth “I Regret My Abortion,” and we share testimonies that explain the reality of abortion and the hope and healing we have found.

Defending Life on the Street

The National March for Life is not the only such annual gathering in America. Each state has their own version of the March at state capitols around the country.

The Nebraska version is the state Walk for Life at the state Capitol building in Lincoln. This year it takes place Saturday, January 26th. The thousands in Lincoln stand in solidarity with the other 49 states and those estimated 100,000 that attended the national March.

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All of the public demonstrations represent real grassroots efforts across America to implement the pro-life ministry for those who need it. One of those efforts includes the organization Care Net.

Care Net is one of the largest networks of pregnancy care centers in North America. They support centers that supply pregnant women in crisis with counseling, supplies, and pre-natal care free of cost, as an alternative to abortion.

Mission – Acknowledging that every human life begins at conception and is worthy of protection, Care Net offers compassion, hope, and help to anyone considering abortion by presenting them with realistic alternatives and Christ-centered support through our life-affirming network of pregnancy centers, churches, organizations, and individuals.

This is an effort on the ground with real families and saving children by giving hope to women. This author has been privileged to serve as a Board member and volunteer at our local Care Net affiliate in past years.

Defending Life with Prayer

Another grassroots pro-life effort is the 40 Days for Life campaign held twice a year around the globe. 40 Days for Life has been enormously successful in saving children and mothers from abortion through changing minds.

Since 2007, over 15,000 documented cases of babies alive because of this campaign are evidence of the power of prayer. Hundreds of abortion centers all over the world have been closed because of staunch believers petitioning the LORD for life.

Prayer is more essential than ever to defend life against the extreme efforts of pro-abortion zealots. Those efforts came to horrible success in State of New York where it is now legal to abort a child at any time and for any reason until the moment of birth.

This grotesque law is an affront to God and an expression of Leftist’s diabolic desires for death. Buck Sexton put it well on his January 24th podcast.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this is satanic, and that this is the greatest moral stain on this country since slavery. I think that is a moral and ethical fact.

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Sexton is correct in assessing the demonic nature of the pro-death Left. Which makes it all the more imperative to engage in prayer as a prime weapon against them.

The 40 Days campaigns are bolstered by other prayer actions such as the National Life Chain held each October. This peaceful, silent, prayerful hour-long protest happens in cities large and small around the country.

Sexton went on to note that the present situation in New York City is horrible,

Where one in three babies overall are being aborted and more babies from the African-American community are aborted than born.

It is time for the prayer warriors of the Christian community to join the battle in earnest today. Moreover, let that prayer empower us to act for life and against the pro-death goals of the Left.

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Pray…when calm and not when in trouble !!

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There is a story of about a sea Captain who in his retirement skippered a boat taking day-trippers to  Islands.
On one trip, the boat was full of young people. They laughed at the old captain when they saw him say a prayer before sailing out, because the day was fine and the sea was calm.
However they weren’t long at sea when a storm suddenly blew up and the boat began to roll & pitch violently. The terrified passengers came to the captain and asked him to join them in prayer.
But he replied, “I say my prayers when it’s calm. When it’s rough I attend to my ship.”
Here is a lesson for us……
If we cannot seek God in quiet moments of our lives; we are not likely to find him when trouble strikes. We are more likely to panic. ..
But if we have learnt to seek him and trust him in quiet moments, then most certainly we will find him when the going gets rough …….

Why I’m A Change Enthusiast

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I didn’t always like changes. As a matter of fact, I was afraid of it and I hated it. For the longest time, change has been this word that leaves an ominous aftertaste and I couldn’t figure out why. And I’m not the only one. We seem to be living in a world where the majority is scared by change.

Often, we pretended to embrace change even as our heart sank, because we knew it was going to end badly and we already felt the inevitable loss. “I hate this relationship but I’m afraid of being alone, or I’m tired of being a teacher but I don’t know how to do anything else.” The twisted thing about change is that we want it as much as we fear it, and we need it as much as we need safety.

 

Change Comes With Loss

I realised that every change comes with a loss of something. Usually, it is the comfort, predictability, and safety. Change always means giving something up, and that is difficult for many people, even in inevitable situations. This is why change is so hard for so many people. They don’t fear change itself, they fear the loss it brings.

For example, you’re leading a meeting and somewhere down the meeting you say, “We’re going to try something new” or “We’re taking a new direction”. With a bit of empathy, you know this puts people on edge at the end of your sentence. This makes most of the people all nervous about what’s coming, and for a small group, it might be exciting. But when you follow up with a reason, it will put people more at ease.

As Simon Sinek famously wrote, we need to start with the why – the purpose.

“People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek

 

Change Is A Means To Progress, Not An Aim

Change is something that is required to keep ourselves and the world progressing forward. Refusal to change is inaction and leads to deteriorating of self or an organisation. Change is a by-product when a decision is made, or a vision is pursued. If we reach a place where change is a decision or a vision, then we become purposeless. It would mean that we toy with things that don’t need to be toyed with. We become bored and discard perfectly good ways of doing things. We fix what is not broken and in doing so, we break it.

For change to be meaningful, either personally or in an organisation, it must have a target, a goal. It is a change in direction to reach a different destination, and the destination must be better than the one on the previous route. Therefore, change cannot be our aim, it must be our means.

 

Time Changes

Change comes in different sizes and in different momentums. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a change that affects our entire life, family, friends, education, and every other aspect. But sometimes, even changing something as simple as our thoughts can have a huge impact on our lives.

That is why I’m a change enthusiast. Regardless of how big or small change may be, it affects our mindset, workflow, and can serve as a huge boost in our overall day enthusiasm. Also, it allows me to see myself, and even the world, from a different perspective. It gives me the chance to clear my mind and move forward. Time changes, and when we as a person stay motionless in life, we won’t get nearly the experience we would be getting if we were opened and accepting to change.

“When time changes, so must we.” – Barack Obama

 

In The End, There Will Be Good News

It doesn’t matter whether we embrace change or hide away from it in a corner because change is constant. Change is happening all the time, with and without your participation, from “they stopped making my favourite sandwich” to “I’m expecting a baby”.

Even if you make no changes in your second-rate marriage, your boring job, or your painful relationship with your brother, all those things will change anyway. You can either choose to take steps toward change or to wait and see what surprises life has for you as you cling to what you thought was safety.

Mostly, change is as inevitable as the leaves falling in autumn. Some of us choose to stay home, some of us choose to go outside and experience the scenery, a few admirable of us go rolling in the leaves and make photos. No matter what, the leaf falls. It falls to give valuable nutrition to the soil and make preparations to blossom once again next spring.

Originally published at ye-chen.com.

  • What are your thoughts on change?
  • What has been your biggest change in life?
  • What has been your most unexpected change?

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withdrawal phase in life

From time to time, I just go into my shell. I get into a phase in which I just withdraw from people. I stop messaging. I avoid calls. And I just make an excuse when people want to meet me. I don’t do that because I don’t like them anymore. I do that because I just don’t want to talk to anyone for some time. And it’s not depression or something doomsday. It’s just that I want to be left alone. And this time teaches me a lot, a hell lot. I realize that people whom I thought of as someone important were just a passing pleasant breeze in my life. And they do perfectly fine without me when I stop talking to them. There is nothing like concern or their world becomes empty without me. Barring very few people, nobody really cares. And that shakes me up, you know. That makes me realize that I was just wasting so much of my emotions and time on people who didn’t deserve that much from me. I feel a little bad, hurt, yes. But then, I feel happy that now I know who I have and who was just someone pretending to be there.

Solitude brings a lot of calmness into my chaos. I realize what things are important for me and need my attention. I shut out all those temporary distractions who were just energy suckers. Look, the problem with me is that I put so much heart into things that I end up losing almost all of me in others, while others don’t even give a part of themselves to me. And I get so happy and involved, and so soon, that I don’t even realize that people are just using me. So, this alone time acts as a detox for me. I can really visualize what wrong things were done to me by people. It’s empoewring, yes. But, it also makes me feel very lonely, at times. There are times when I feel that I have no one. I fall weak. I get negative thoughts. I spend sleepless nights, wondering why people are so bad. But, somehow, all these scars make my soul strong. I soak in so much hurt in my heart that my heart becomes more cold and practical. I feel like I don’t need them anymore to live my life and be happy.

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I know many of you will be feeling that I go through the same things, exactly. And yes, we all go through this “to stay or to leave” phase. And, it sucks, yes. But, it makes us better, you know. You and I, we all start building a home for ourselves within us. We realize that people come and leave like guests. So, we need to find our peace and joy in our home, alone. And you know, when I come out of this phase, I delete a few people from my life. And with few people, I start to give so much less of me. And yes, sometimes, you feel so angry because people tend to blame you. They say “you have changed”. But, they don’t realize that they deserve this only. They can’t see that they were always bad to me. They always treated me as an option. And just because I was available always, without any complaints, they got used to getting the best of me even when they were at their worst. So, things do get a bit messy after this phase. But, I let go, then. I don’t think too much. I am like, go, you too, just leave. I am done with you. Goodbye..

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wise mind

I keep on losing people, you know. Because I keep on realizing that I deserve much better. I don’t get desperate for the love and respect that I really deserve. I wait for the right time and the right people. My life is precious. My time is precious. My emotions are precious. I am not going to let someone walk over them just because I was feeling lonely. No, that’s lame. And I am not a loser. I rather put all that time and emotions into going after my goals and dreams. I would rather cry at night than just waste that night, begging someone to make me feel loved. I would rather hug a pillow at night that doesn’t leave me than hold on to a person that threatens to walk away. I would rather talk to myself than talk to someone who won’t even care what I am talking about. And I would rather have no one than to have someone who is only half there. I know it was a lot of bullshit, deep stuff, you know. But, I am done with all the meaningless laughter and lame social media bullshit happy life. I want it real, man. I just want to live the rest of my life with as much truth and reality as possible. I am done with sweet snakes.

Equal-Partnership Concept In The Marriage Is The New Age Romance…

Relationship dynamics are much more vital than these traditional pre-defined norms. As I said every couple knows their expectations, strengths and weaknesses and accordingly they find out what works best for them. I think, for couples today, the key is establishing an equal partnership which includes everything being shared, be it chores, emotional support or finances. To read more please click here

Looking Young And Ageing

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I am in the fortunate position of looking considerably younger than I am.  It is lovely, and I do what I can to keep it this way; face yoga, meditation, seeds in my porridge.  Daily smoothies packed with ground seeds and powders.  I also take about 14 different supplements every day.

Stepping into the business world as a young-looking person, however, is a different story.  People struggle to support a young person, emotionally.  It is a primal urge.  I hold no judgement.  Ageing is hard – hence the aforementioned daily routine.

I think compassion is the only way through it, for the young and old.  We all have our struggles.  Remember young people do not have the experience to understand their emotions yet.  Growing up is a rough time.  Likewise society persecutes us for ageing, despite all the experience and understanding and philosophising we offer.

Have compassion, support.  Be the best you.

 

By www.upwardjourneys.com

Senior Citizen

Very encouraging & scientific message from a Senior Citizen:

Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe. Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full, so, too, do humans take longer to access information when their brains are full.

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Researchers say this slowing down process is not the same as cognitive decline. The human brain works slower in old age, said Dr. Michael Ramscar, but only because we have stored more information over time. The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.

Also, older people often go to another room to get something and when they get there, they stand there wondering what they came for. It is NOT a memory problem, it is nature’s way of making older people do more exercise.

Henceforth…

Now when I reach for a word or a name , I won’t excuse myself by saying “I’m having a senior moment”. Now, I’ll say, “My disk is full !”

YOUR STAE OF MIND

Pain…

Even if we have to live with pain, we don’t have to live in pain

To live with pain means that pain is present within our consciousness; to live in pain means that pain dominates our consciousness, infecting our whole life with emotional negativity.

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Suppose we have chronic back-pain that oscillates between acute and mild. While it is mild, if we still dwell on it, resenting its past occurrences or dreading its future recurrences, we end up living in pain. How can we avoid dwelling on the pain? By focusing on a purpose bigger than the pain.

If our life’s purpose is bodily enjoyment, bodily pain becomes unbearable. But if we have a higher purpose, that purpose makes the pain bearable. While lifting weights during a workout, we may feel some pain, but we persevere through it. How? By focusing on the purpose of improving our health.

The Pain Is Broken 2

The Religious Books indicates that the world’s cause-effect mechanisms determine external events; but how we experience those events – joyful or painful or in between – is determined by where our consciousness is focused. And that focus is determined by our purpose.

The Religious books’ wisdom reveals life’s highest purpose based on our deepest identity. It explains that at our core, we are souls. We are eternal parts of the supreme spiritual reality, the Lord. Our highest purpose is to love and serve him, and to therein relish unending joy. Our body is a tool for his service – even if it limits us in some ways, we can still serve him through our intention expressed within those limitations. When we make his service our life’s defining and driving purpose, then that service attitude itself becomes our steady connection with him.

When we thus center our consciousness on the Lord, it becomes bigger than any pains we may face, thereby enabling us to live with pain without living in pain.

Think it over:

What is the difference between living with pain and living in pain?

How does the Reglious wisdom help us to live with pain instead of living in pain?

Can you think of some area of life where you can rise from living in pain to living with pain?

It Takes More than Flying a Flag (My 4th of July Poem)

There is a different between boundaries

And not respecting someone

The balance isn’t always easily done

 

Our country is now so divided

With the 4th upon us

But unity has me excited

 

I honor you

But not always your choices

There is a difference

 

This 4th let’s celebrate

A new age dawning

We decide the future, not fate

 

Other countries can have intense discussions

Why can we?

Start a chain reaction of American liberty!

 

I know it isn’t always easy

This cost of freedom

It takes more than flying a flag!

 

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018