Franklin D. Roosevelt Progressive Flag Day Address
The Spirit of man has awakened The Soul of man has gone forth
Grant us the wisdom and the vision to comprehend the greatness of man’s Spirit that suffers and endures so hugely for a goal beyond his own brief span
We are all of us children of Earth Grant us that simple knowledge
If our brothers are oppressed, then we are oppressed
If they hunger, we hunger
If their freedom is taken away, our freedom is not secure
Grant us a common faith, that man shall know bread and peace That he shall know justice and righteousness, Freedom and security, an equal opportunity, and an equal chance to do his best, not only in our own lands, but throughout the world.
And in that faith, let us march, march toward the clean world, our hands can make. Amen
-Franklin D. Roosevelt, June 14, 1942 – Some things just keep coming back around!
And a shot of our present Progressive President… when he thought nobody was watching…
I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!!
"The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy";
"Do something that scares you every day!";
"The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place".
At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it.
After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare.
But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds,
as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country.
And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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