Quarantine has not been too terrible at all. After all, when we don’t have control of what’s going on in the world, it’s best to try to do something that takes the mind away from the issues
My husband and I decided to give a new look to our home, so we painted the inside. It was a longggg project because our painter’s helper didn’t show up to help. The poor guy was on his own for 1 1/2 weeks. But again, I feel good, no need to rush and somehow we helped each other. We took time to go through so much stuff and I found beautiful memories from childhood, with my family, friends and more. Pictures with my high school students (my kids, as I call them) and those wonderful challenging days. Many of my kids are in my FB, today with their own families.
I also took time to go over a painting I did. It’s an oil on a 14 x 16 canvas from my mother. That picture has so much memories of my beloved mom who in July 29 will be 4 years in heaven. The picture was taken on Christmas days 2015, while she was at the hospital recovering from a small fracture in her lumbar area. On that day, she was in so much pain. I invited her to take the challenge on the wheelchair and go outside the hospital room to watch the Christmas decorations. She reluctantly accepted it. Ouch, that was painful! To my surprise, she paid no attention to the lights but to a little baby girl. I could see that she wanted to be close that cute baby. Her mother also noted it but hey, it’s a hospital and who knows what’s the problem with this elderly woman, I think crossed by her mind. The baby’s mother asked me what’s wrong with my mom and when I told her, then, she brought the baby to my mom. It was like a miracle healing. The pain was gone and my mom was so happy. I painted her like and angel, because that’s what she was to my mom at that moment. My painting is now getting framed and my house clean and neat. I’m here sharing my story with you to tell you that quarantine has not been what I would have chosen, but so far, I have made the best of it. Have you?
With this post, I intend to debate the reasoning of belonging to a political party until dead do us part. In other words, I’m democrat, Republican or Independent no matter what roach decided for whatever reason that he or she could be the president of a nation.
A political party is an organized group of people who have the same ideology, or who otherwise have the same political positions, and who field candidates for elections, in an attempt to get them elected and thereby implement the party’s agenda. In this posting I will attempt to show how the most powerful parties have departed from the Original ideology. This article is only intended to show how people who are married to a political party, have departed from the original base of it.
While there is some international commonality in the way political parties are recognized and in how they operate, there are often many differences, and some are significant. Most of political parties have an ideological core, but some do not, and many represent ideologies very different from their ideology at the time the party was founded. As individuals, we usually identify with the ideology of a party and almost everyone have a common believe that their party has the best option for the nation we all love.
The problem when we believe that the party is the solution, is that we blindly also accept whoever is the candidate as the person that is going to defend the ideology of the party, my party, the one I believe is the best option. Big mistake!
Can you tell your child with pride
“I pray you become like him/her one day.”
Electing a Candidate
When a pool of candidates presents their names to represent a specific political party, people immediately assume or discriminate against the candidate representing the opposition. This is a very risky way to elect a person specially if the position is not for president of a nation. Why? for the same reason we love our nation and defend the constitution. As smart individuals that we are, WE KNOW that while there are multiple reasons that can lead a person to go through hell campaigning, fighting, betraying, arguing, trashing others character, there is also a slim possibility some may do it for a genuine love to preserve the root of the party, the nation and institutions. For most, it’s all about a position of power to feed their egos, greed and opportunism.
The Republican Party, also known as GOP (Grand Old Party)was founded in 1854. It allowed for the potential expansion of slavery into certain U.S. territories. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. What was its base?
Slavery: People, mainly African Americans, were treated as the chattel (personal property) of the owner. They were bought and sold as commodities, forced to labor and marriage.
US Slave Free 1789-1861
Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Act 1965: It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin when hiring, promoting or firing. It also enforces the constitutional right to vote, to confer jurisdiction upon the district courts of the United States to provide relief against discrimination in public accommodations, to authorize the attorney General to institute suits to protect constitutional rights in public facilities and public education, to extend the Commission on Civil Rights, to prevent discrimination in federally assisted programs, to establish a Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity, and for other purposes.
Gun Violence in the USA
The modern GOP supports lower taxes, free market capitalism, restrictions on immigration, increased military spending, gun rights, restrictions on abortion, deregulation and restrictions on labor unions.
The Democratic Party: The Party of The People. It traces its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. It was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world’s oldest active political party. In its early years, the Party supported limited government, where the government’s power is restricted by law which is written in its constitution. The limited government of the United States is split into a system of checks and balances so that the branches within the government have shared responsibilities and one division does not become more important than the other.
Democrats tend to take a more liberal stand on important issues. They believe that the federal government should take a more active role in people’s lives, particularly those who are in need.
One example is Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency (1933–1945). To pull the U.S. out of an economic depression, Roosevelt started a slew of government programs to create jobs.
The modern Democratic party emphasizes egalitarianism, social equality, protecting the environment, and strengthening the social safety net through liberalism. They support voting rights and minority rights, including LGBT rights, multiculturalism, and religious secularism.
RATE YOUR PARTY: How would you rate your party? Does it work hard to end discrimination? harassment? Does it care for the low income class? Does it defend EEO? Right to vote? Does it believe that the AG must protect the constitution? Does the party represent the founders’ ideology in an unquestionable way? Does it protect the nation from international threats? Does if fight humanitarian challenges? Does it condemn abortion but silently destroy people mentally, physically and even death by not establishing an affordable healthcare system for all? How about mass murders? Does it care more for the lobbyists and their money than the cry of the people? How about $24 trillion Debt? How do you rate it? It’s time for courage and determination.
It’s time stop belonging to a political party until dead do us part. Divorce!
The Liberal Ideology:The definition of liberalism has changed over time, but modern-day liberals tend to believe that government should intervene in the economy and provide a broad range of social services to ensure well-being and equality across society. Liberals usually believe that the government should not regulate, religion, private sexual or social behaviors.
The Progressive Ideology: ‘Progressive’ is used interchangeably with ‘liberal’ by many today; others argue that the two terms are distinct. Those who consider the terms separate may say that liberals believe in protecting previously disadvantaged groups from discrimination, while progressives believe it’s the government’s job to address past wrongs and reform the systemic issues that caused those disadvantages in the first place.
Candidates and political parties always present to the people their “made up good intentions” to deceive people and win followers. That’s not enough to elect a candidate to any position of leadership in government. History has taught / showed us time after time that self interest, power and ego are the main reason many run for a federal/governmental position.
When electing a candidate, we must scrutinize the heart, the mind and the real intentions behind the candidate. We must select the best from both parties to make sure we always have a government with check and balances to protect our institutions. We must defend the party from self-serving individuals and “remove all the damaged kernels” from all parties. We can’t take chances. Our democracy is in peril and the world is hungry for unlimited power, we must clean house.
A total of 470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 3, 2020, including two special elections for U.S. Senate. Your Vote is the most important duty as a citizen of the USA. Vote! (See link of candidates below.)
Vote With Reverence.
Vote With Pride.
All You need to know about November 3, 2020 election, here. Check your candidates now.
It has been a while since I wrote anything. I got caught in life stuff, burned out or just trying to figure out the best way to retire. It doesn’t really matter. All of the sudden life has changed for all of us and so, the priorities. We are back to the beginning. Just like that child on a school vacation day that used to enjoy the pigeons in the roof of the house and the birds serenades from the fruit trees in the back yard.
Every day was a beautiful day filled with the joy of playing with my sisters and brother. It was time for Hopscotch , Catch, Marble, Tug of War, Hide and Go Seek, Tag, Jumping the Rope, Tic-Tac-Toe. It was all at once! Never tired.
The afternoons were kind of romantics. We used to sing together as duo, trio, quartet, quintet, or more. There was always room for more singers. Some of my siblings had a great voice and I can see them singing with the sentiment of an adult. How romantic the afternoons were for those little kids.
We used to have meals together and to do our homework around the dinner table. Life was simple. We used to watch TV with our neighbors, to walk around the block. Boy,we were happy kids! We could do anything, really, anything to have that close contact with our friends, family and parents. We were also mischievous and got in trouble numerous times. We also have no negotiable duties at home.
Today, Covid-19 brought us back to the beginnings: To relationships,to care for the ones at home, to enjoy togetherness, to call a friend, to care for a neighbor, to spend time sharing, fooling around, enjoying doing nothing, to play, to discover new talents and yes, to stick on the cellphone as well.
Life almost always change after a calamity. In fact, there are people whose illness led them to a successful career change. Covid-19 has the potential to change the entire humanity, to dig in the heart and to re-discover the goodness hidden we all enjoy when we put others first. That’s why thousands of selfless doctors, nurses, scientists and experts work hard to try to find a cure to this illness while risking their own lives. There are also other essential workers, volunteers and even children who are working trying to alleviate the pain and sacrifice the healers and the ill’s families endure. In the end, there is not difference. We need each other as people with soul and heart. Goodness has no distinction.
The lesson was taught. We can’t fail it again. We must pray for each other. We must seek forgiveness and always have a grateful heart; but overall, we must go back to God. He will give us the strength we need in the mist of the pain, sorrow and frustration. Our eyes are tired of mourning friends and people we don’t even know but we feel so close to us. Our hearts wept…
Fear no. God is with us through this valley of the shadow of death.
We took a break today to enjoy God’s perfect nature at the Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, FL. The weather was perfect. The butterflies, exotic birds and the relaxing music in the garden, made of this day a special one.
In a world that seems spinning faster than ever before; a world filled with so much controversial arguments, thoughts, feelings and decisions, woman has shown that she can put to work in amazing ways her God-given maternal protection gift. The controlled and undermined category women have been submitted to, is now a subject of the past. The fight for equality, the access to higher education and to work in homogeneous industries, has brought her to positions that were solely for men, whether they were educated, ignorant, opportunistic or just “powerful.”
Each struggle for dignity and respect have come to a point where the roles are now shifted. Men are now in a constant stay of awareness that with her unbreakable determination, women have earned social, economical and ethical respect. The fight is not over. Men now knows that she will no surrender to belittle considerations and that she will continue protecting her loved ones with all that is in her.
It seems like on the best day of Trump’s life, he got a call from Putin that fattened his ego like never before. My imagination goes like this:
Putin: You are the smarter guy I’ve even known. You can even become #POTUS if you wish.
Trump: I know that. I’m actually dreaming of it for a long time.
Putin: OK. I can help you with that. I know how to put you in the #WH. Guarantee.
Trump: Let’s talk.
… Putin portrayed the plan, the conditions and the key cards to play in the administration to work as smooth as possible. They got the complete organization chart for the campaign and for the administration as President of the United States of America. Something like this but with names on each box.
But their plan was more complete. Their chart included a name from President to the cook and everything in between. It also included the replacement cards in order for the plan to work perfectly. The betrayal, the pitch, the slogan, actions and reactions, and of course… Money and sanctions!
Was it worthy dragging the businessman reputation for the catastrophic administration? Was it right jeopardizing the integrity of the entire family ties for the sake of greed and an unsatisfied ego? Was it honorable and rewarding showing the world his most intimate weaknesses and incompetent point?
Charges, indictment, justice, consequences and shame.
Honesty is a moral positive value of human life. It’s intended to inspire, to bring confidence, to offer trust through a clear and transparent conscience. It is what make us authentic and pushes us to always place trust first before any self interest. Base on honesty is how we expect justice to work. Honesty doesn’t require of personal interpretation of the law. It takes a person to a higher level of conduct and moral principles. Honesty doesn’t trick or hide. It shines by itself just like the sun shines on the entire earth day in and day out. Honesty seek peace, love, help, kindness and respect for others. Honesty is what WE, the people of the USA, expect from our leaders.
El valor de “Honestidad”
La honestidad es un valor moral positivo de la vida humana. Su intención es inspirar, brindar confianza, ofrecer confianza a través de una conciencia clara y transparente. Es lo que nos hace auténticos y nos empuja a confiar siempre primero ante cualquier interés propio. La base de la honestidad es cómo esperamos que funcione la justicia. La honestidad no requiere una interpretación personal de la ley. Lleva a una persona a un nivel superior de conducta y principios morales. La honestidad no engaña ni se esconde. Brilla por sí solo al igual que el sol brilla en toda la tierra día tras día. La honestidad busca la paz, el amor, la ayuda, la pequeñez y el respeto por los demás.
Honestidad es lo que la gente de los Estados Unidos esperan de sus líderes.