In the wake of all that is going on, between the killing of human beings and an election that is pitting our united people, one against the other. This year promises to be quite a year. One that will or should make the History books, or the Comic books.

I am not a politician, but my government and this county is in trouble. Being born in 1943 I have seen some great men lead this country through some terrible times. I have lived through WWII, Korea, The Bay of Pigs, Viet Nam, The Gulf War and now the war on Terrorism.

I am an American, born right here on American soil. My Grand Parents on both sides came to this country to live free. They may not have been treated with kid gloves, but it didn’t matter. They were willing to work, pay taxes and were proud to become American Citizens. They learned English, studied to take the citizenship test and loved the American Flag. Their Sons enlisted in the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force, all serving with honor for America. Some were injured but made it home. They served our country with pride and dignity.

What is happening now makes me sad and scared. I used to feel safe but not any more. I often think, am I the only one who feels this way? It seems that the bottom line is all that matters these days. The following is something our decedents took to heart and I hope we still do.

“The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels… his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American.”
Theodore Roosevelt
Address to the Knights of Columbus
New York City- October 12th, 1915

Our government is suppose to be BY the people and For the people. I think some have lost sight of this.

This is America, my America, and your America. Do not let the politicians talk you into a false sense of security. Let us make sure they are honest and hold them to the task.

I HOPE we can accomplish this, and then and only then we will have PEACE.




18 thoughts on “HOPE AND PEACE

  1. Thank you for your words. I, too, fear for future generations. Especially because I’m newly married and we do want to have a child or children someday. However, I’m determined to make their life or lives the best ones possible.

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  2. Life will go on. I also have grandchildren and pray for all of future generations. America is a strong united under our flag. The government needs to listen. Your determination and of other Americans will protect our freedom, just like they have for over 200 years. There is always HOPE.


  3. My sentiments are with you, Patricia, for sure. There is much good in this country still. It just doesn’t scream as loud as the other for attention.

    I agree on what Teddy Roosevelt spoke about many years ago, for the most part. But, I don’t think it’s that simple anymore since the days of immigrants coming in through Ellis Island and to change that and go back would be monumental.

    Certainly, there needs to be a lot of discussion on where we’re at right now and where our country is headed.

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  4. It doesn’t feel safe any longer. Everything you said is right on. It’s either going to get better, or I think this is what my father used to preach about that would happen in the last days. I would’ve never believed back then what I see now. 😥

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  5. I understand your feelings. I felt much the same way with our federal election but even the rest of the world is waiting, holding its breath to see what happens in yours. If only we could be inclusive of all rather than isolating groups on the edges I feel we’d be making headway towards some kind of peace and harmony.

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  6. These are trying times…I, being a misfit of the 1960’s have a similar background. Both sides 2nd and 3rd generations from Italy. My grandparents worked hard and played hard. Their children also enlisted. Times were never easy for those who serve our country. I have family now in the service, more focused on the service of their country than in starting their own families…which may not even happen – they may be career. It is so scary when they aren’t in the country. But returning is not even a guarantee that they will be respected or accepted or safe.

    I agree that I think politics have, like reporters have…lost their way with helping people with the truth. And I can only wonder if our candidates have read the wonderful quote you sited by Theodore Roosevelt.

    Our family imitate family serves in a different way, volunteer and compensated Fire-fighters and teachers and hard workers who struggle to keep up with the whims of political airs .

    May there come a time in the near future when our grandchildren can play in peace. My husband suggests that politicians should actually read our constitution. As well as that we should have a national language, which we do not have. We are so set on political correctness and not being offensive to anyone that we as a country have lost the sight of how and who built it.

    Those who come seeking only handouts should learn from our own grandparents and parents. I believe one can work at something they enjoy, but they need to work to contribute.

    (I’ll get off my soap box now…Thank you for all of your kind visits)

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