I have put this in "Other Current Events" though I am not going to include the "current events" because the point will be made in retrospect.
There was a time when America was the envy of the world. I love my Country and I yearn for days that we are that again! Times have changed and I
believe they are systematically changing.
We were once the Beacon for the end of tyranny and oppression. I know The United States has had some very dark moments, and we are once again in one
of those, so I will include some of the errors in this thread but overall, we ALL seek Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness!
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Many of our ancestors saw this:
Before we became this:
We all know what happened there, so don't!
In our years we have made mistakes!
But who does not make mistakes? For if we do not make mistakes, first, that would not be human, second, we could not learn from them. I'm not sure
what is to be learned from "Current Events" yet. Only time will tell!
We have had our "glory days":
And we have taken plunges:
But you know what? We can, as peoples of The World, Peoples of ALL Lands, as a people UNITED. We can seek a beacon of hope once again!
Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The
wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
And if anyone tells you otherwise, let em have a good ole taste of American Know How!
edit on 29-1-2013 by timewalker because: Grammar
edit on 29-1-2013 by timewalker because: These Colors Never