posted on Nov, 17 2004 @ 12:34 AM
.....Liberty is fun. Being able to JOIN IN restores the spirit. What must endure are points-of-view--not privileges.
.....What prosperity means is the ability to take Initiatives.
.....Let us make sure government acts fairly and justly to compete in the world, so everybody gets to take some initiatives and gains skills.
.....Inspiration leads understanding, as Invention leads Technology, as Craft leads Art.
.....As a nation we must agree on what is to be forbidden due to being unsafe, dangerous or unhealthful.
.....And whereas it's okay to celebrate one's senses, what is not okay is living by being stupefied and dulled down to senselessness.
.....It's good to put Wisdom to the test by trying to restore relationships and move toward Peace. Why are our leaders only fomenting WARS?
.....God is active in the world, not just in the pages of old books.
.....The fact each of our many cultures obeys its own point-of-view doesn't MEAN anybody is "wrong."
.....Being ruled by Progress doesn't need to mean that we have to live like bees in a beehive, does it?
....."Perfecting ourselves" shouldn't mean we all have to choke down all the same doctrines and belief systems.
.....Beliefs have effects. So, let us let them stand or fall by the effects they create in Time, and stop worrying about which thoughts rattle around
in whose heads.
......May we stop making excuses for the stupid acts and wrong-headed movements of the hyper-religious and hyper-cynical among us.
.....Justice is a personal outcome in which good acts begets good outcomes. Does anybody have a problem with this concept?
.....People who question what is going on today are patriots who pay a high price. And this has always been so. Harassment and attack come from all
sides to those who dissent.
.....But we "can't get there from here" if there aren't leaders of integrity among us who visualize what we want our lives to look like.
.....What we permit ourselves to visualize and acquire becomes what we must master and control--but not lives, futures, or options we hope will pan
out for people.
......The gift of true leadership cannot be bought at any price, and this is why those who receive that gift are so vulnerable to corruption.
......But do they have to abuse it to the extent the rest of the world hates and is terrified of us?
......Of course not. Let's not go there anymore. Write your Senators and Representatives, and tell them "Enough War and Killing," for God's