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Know
by Edwin Larson
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
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It amazes me how dumbed down the electorate seems to be. Spoon-fed with a broad tabloid vision of sound bytes from a virulent biased media. In this age, it might seem bizzare that when things are tight, folks respond with an illogical knee-jerk reaction, but throughout history it has happened over and over and each time the result has been grave. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to study the issues in this online age.

Know the difference between what is right and what is wrong

for a proud nation of independent achievers

Know the difference between a free democracy

and a government-controlled regime

Know the promise of America, its achievements,

and the strength of its patriots

Know the difference between emphatic,

hollow promises of undefined change

to frustrated folks and underachievers

and a firm message that instills faith in each individual

with true experience, sacrifice, conquest,

and the spirit that has made us

the strongest nation in the world.


Know the difference between citing problems

and finding solutions,

complaining and rejoicing,

order and imposed order


Know that we are Americans

as so many have forgotten what that means

or are just too lazy to live that role


Know that this is a place where anyone can rise

from the humblest of backgrounds

to achieve the loftiest of goals and dreams


Know that there is bitterness, envy, and greed

in any philosophy that would take those dreams away

or penalize those who have achieved them.


Know the facts, the records, the votes

and moreover the clear character of our elected officials,

lest we forget, they are not our leaders but our servants.


Take control of your lives, your finances,

careers, and your families,

as it is simply pathetic that anyone

should rely on a bureaucracy
to assume those responsibilities.


Know that there is a huge well-financed movement

that wants to reshape and destroy

our great independent republic.


Don’t vote with your hearts

Vote with logic, knowledge, pragmatism,

and use (or quickly develop some) street smarts

‘cause being a subject of beauracracy is not the answer,

never has been,

and Chicago’s smelling real fishy.

Sad but oh so true .

(shouldn't all voters be required to pass a test?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Chanti Niven 7/5/2008
A passionate write by a passionate man. You'd make a great politician ;-)...and I mean this in the noblest sense. I can relate to so many of the sentiments expressed here even though I'm not an American. You have good reason to be proud.
A great write Cuddles!
Snuggs
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 7/3/2008
Where to begin? So many fine and worthy points of what being American stans for. Your mix of passion and intellect are expressed well and yes, do away with the sound bites or at the least know where they are coming from. Each doing their own fact finding, rather that listening to empty words of promise, as politicians do. "Tell the people what they want to hear to get elected", yet far too many fall for the same routine over and over. Thomas Paine wrote "Common Sense" a long time ago. In today's times, Philip K. Howard wrote, most appropriately, "The Death of Common Sense". Very well expressed....

Be always safe,
Karen

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/3/2008
Certainly a lot to think about and ponder on in this one Edwin but some definately good advice.

Fee
Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 7/3/2008
Take control of your lives, your finances,
careers, and your families,
as it is simply pathetic that anyone
should rely on a bureaucracy
to assume those responsibilities........

This nation is like "sheep being led to slaughter" -- common sense, lack of personal responsibility, and perceived "entitlement" will be the ball and chain that sinks this great nation. Thanks for sharing this rare voice of reason. Well Done! Deborah
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/3/2008
How true these words.
Especially today as the G-8 Summit begins.
What are these people thinking?
Pray for America, she faces one of her most trying and potentialy
disasterous times.
Best to you and Chants.

Walt
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 7/3/2008
This is a very good poem that has a lot of truths in it.take care of yourself and happy 4th of July



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