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Freedom Quote of the Day #10

thomas-jefferson“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”

~Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

Freedom Quote of the Day #10-December 20, 2016

Mindful Rebellion

This weekend gave a glimmer of hope to those of us who recognize the problems that face our Nation.  We are not whiners or denying our Government their due.  We are those who stand up for equality, the rights of our brothers and sisters, we recognize the civil liberties that we face to lose under this upcoming administration. We understand how many other rights our citizens will forfeit – jobs, medical care, and social security, just to name a few. We see and cannot fathom how others can normalize white supremacy or the denial of a woman’s right to her body or her respect and intelligence. We cannot understand how others can tolerate lies and falsehoods or collusion with foreign powers to undermine our Democracy.

However, slim the hope, if we had stayed silent we too would have “normalized and tolerated” such despicable behavior and attitudes toward our fellow human beings. We at least took some action, we spoke our convictions and we shall continue to speak our convictions in future times.

We will NOT submit to bigotry, submit to misogyny, submit to prejudice, or submit to intolerance.It is not in our hearts or souls.  We will not “submit”, we will stand proudly with conviction and in love with our brothers and sisters for truth and dignity.

 

A Mindful Rebellion
CLStauber

Freedom Quote of the Day #9

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“We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”

~Founding Father, John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

 

 

Freedom Quote of the Day #9-Dec 19, 2016

Betrayal

20161218_171645My body betrayed me this weekend.  I guess I should not be surprised.  I’ve been fighting this illness for many years and this year I have tried even harder to suppress the pain that fibromyalgia presents to me.  I just never know when it’s going to spring up and bite me in the butt. I know cold and winter is my enemy.  Yesterday, it literally bit me in the butt when I fell on the driveway while clearing 6 inches of snow.  Ouch!

I had my heart set on going to the Hamilton Electors Vigil tonight and stressed over ways to go and chance more problems or not.  Ultimately, I decided my body just wouldn’t handle the cold at night, let alone having to deal with transportation and waiting in the cold for Lyft or Uber, since I can’t drive at night.  Yes, fibro has affected my vision at night somewhat as well.

I cannot stand to be one who talks and not act, so dear friends who are standing out in the cold, I empathize with you and am there in spirit.  I support you and wish with all my heart I was standing with you for this cause I believe in.

Peace

Freedom Quote of the Day #7

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“We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.”
~Founding Father John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785

A Dilemna of Spirit

fibromyalgiacoldI have been looking forward to the march and vigil on the Colorado capital today so much. I don’t want to be one of those that talk but don’t act. I truly believe that we must take action and I must be amongst those that are there.  Then it snowed and got down to below zero here at home. My body with fibromyalgia is complaining so much about the cold. I try to keep up with things and I’ve never asked anyone for help. So what did I do yesterday? I shoveled my driveway that was covered in 6 inches of snow.  On the last strip of the drive, I fell (fibro also affects your equilibrium) hard on the icy cement and now I am moving very slowly.

So I sit here contemplating how I can act and not sit (uneasily) without feeling inadequate about not doing what I believe in my heart I should be doing. I don’t like to admit the limitations of my disease or my age, but days like today are aggravating and disappointing.

Freedom Quote of the Day #6

george-washington-make-sure-you-are-doing-what-god“We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this Land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition… In this enlightened Age and in this Land of equal liberty it is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest Offices that are known in the United States.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the members of the New Church in Baltimore, January 27, 1793

Freedom Quote of the Day #5

george-washington-make-sure-you-are-doing-what-god“Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought to be deprecated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”

~Founding Father George Washington, letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

Freedom Quote of the Day #4

thomaspaine“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”

― Thomas Paine, Rights of Man