This is just part of what Obama said yesterday in Ohio.
I believe Obama has his spark back! About time...I've always remained hopeful!
"Although we are proud to be Democrats, we are prouder to be Americans"
"Our families believed in the American values of self-reliance and individual responsibility and they instilled those values in their children.
But they also believed in a country that rewards responsibility, a country that rewards hard work.
A country built upon the promise of opportunity and upward mobility.
They believed in a America that gave my Grandfather the Chance to go to college because of the GI bill"
I think a lot of us could have said that speech.
I am proud to be a American. He expressed gratitude in America.
We should all be grateful that we live in this great country and work together as one America not two.
Our politicians should be working for the people not corporate America.
The Republican Right is working for themselves and the top 2% of the people.
If we want our society to be fair we as Democrats, independents and moderate republicans must get out and vote this midterm so the right wing does not take over the House and Senate. We must get out in numbers as we did when we elected President Obama.
If the right wing takes over we will go back to the Bush/Cheney years when our economy collapsed and the wars in the middle east were unending.
On the crazy story about the burning of the Koran in Florida.
I feel as a Christian it is appalling. If you truly believe in Jesus and read his teaching. We are to be tolerate of other religions and love our brothers. True Islam is a beautiful religion. Speaking of love, peace and tolerance of others. The people that attacked us were Islamic Fundamentalists not Muslims.
Islamophobia is spreading like a wildfire in this country thanks to Right Wing Republicans, Neo-Cons & The Tea Party.
Ron Paul (I'm not a supporter) said this in his blog:
The fact that so much attention has been given the Mosque debate, raises the question of just why and driven by whom? In my opinion it has come from the neo-conservatives who demand continual war in the Middle East and Central Asia and are compelled to constantly justify it. They never miss a chance to use hatred towards Muslims to rally support for the ill conceived preventative wars. They just want everybody to be "sensitive" and force through public pressure cancellation of the Mosque construction. This sentiment seems to confirm that Islam itself is to be made the issue. Radical religious Islamic views were the only reasons for 9/11.
The justification to ban the Mosque is no more rational than banning a soccer field in the same place. Because all the suicide bombers loved to play soccer.
Defending the controversial use of property should be no more difficult than defending the 1st amendment principle of defending controversial speech.
But many conservatives and liberals not want to diminish the hatred for Islam - the driving emotion that keeps us in wars in the Middle East and Central Asia.
I feel Ron Paul got it right on!!
Does God want us to condemn The Muslims?
It is the Muslims constitutional right to build their community center, they are Americans.
There was a time when you could not build a synagogue or Mormon temple in this country. Do we really want to go there again?
If we are a Christan Nation do we really want to condemn the Muslims? Does God want us to condemn the Muslims?
I think not.
My next blog will be a bit lighter...maybe about my beautiful garden and my great dogs!
Take Care. Have a good one. Pray for our Military!