Afternoon, folks! Hope y’all are doing well. Take a moment today if you have not already to remember Pearl Harbor Day. Remember the sacrifice that so many men and women made on that day. Remember how hard our country had to fight afterwards and for how long. Remember the animosity that was focused on us by others. Remember the qualities that allowed us to survive and thrive through this day and the war that followed. And then, translate all those thoughts to today, folks. Look around, see what is going on internal to our country. Just like we say with 9/11, never forget, be grateful for all they have given us, and make sure we make their sacrifice not in vain.
We may be outnumbered folks. We may not have the most experience or the most talent. As long as we draw near to God and focus on Him though, who can possibly be against us? Trust Him to work out the plans He has for you and for others through your life.
Congress and some of our fellow citizens want people to be treated based upon superficial traits such as skin color, race, or even gender. In order for this country to function, to flourish, and even to just survive, this cannot remain. Each citizen must be treated exactly the same under the law. If you are going to tax one man thirty cents out of every dollar he earns, then you must do the same for all. If you are going to have a certain standard for a woman to get into college, then it must be the same standard for all. In addition to the quantitative there must be an affirmative answer to the question of whether the individual is adding value to the institution or country. If the answer is not yes without reservation then there must be some rethinking done of the standards and what the overall goal is for those standards. Having the pretense that the standards are the same when they are not does nothing but insult the intelligence and dignity of those paying attention, and dilute the honor of those who meet the standard.
Talk. Share information. Work between states. There is much to do. Hopefully it will avoid conflict.
If you’re looking for a book your kids or grandkids can enjoy without you worrying about it, give Countryside a try. It’s a fun place to visit.
Y’all have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back to talk again tomorrow. Let us know what you think about the daily posts, or just drop us a line to chat. Enjoy the weather if you can, spend time with your family, and stop and stare at the Christmas lights. God Bless you and yours and America!
— JT Cope IV