Marching Forward from CVS to BVS to EBVS
Message from Darlene Sartore, founder of An Ever Better World Internet Academy
Thank you now former President Bush and now President Obama for making a smooth orderly transition from one Executive Branch administration to another, as a shining example of the goodness within We The People.
On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at noon Eastern Time, when Barack Obama became our 44th President and Commander In Chief, as a descendant of George Washington's family I am sure our nation's First Commander In Chief who became our First President, expressed the same pride as I felt and feel in welcoming another brave trail-breaker expressing the Ever Better Creation Power of ONE and Unity of Diversity… By our well-regulated participation We The People can lighten the heavy load of one person taking on the awesome responsibility of inspiring the goodness and greatness of Americans to surface and perpetually flow forth…
As was done in the beginning of our nation, we continue doing - dreaming and thinking of solutions, then with courage do the actions required to create the solutions.
Eleanor Roosevelt said: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Let's dream beautiful dreams, then believe in our beautiful dreams.
Mark Victor Hansen said: "To realize a dream, you must have a dream to realize."
Our nation's founders dreamed beautiful dreams, then formulated a dream-manifesting process recorded within a Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the united States of America and Bill of Rights… In the process was formed a democratic compound republic whereby an Electorate empowers certain people to function as Individual and Liberty's Protectors… As we continue making the current best ever better, it will serve us well to remember some quotes:
Ralph Waldo Emerson said: "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
It has been said that: "America is great because her people are good; IF Americans ever cease to be good then America will cease to be great." -- And "As our families go, so goes society." - We know that it has been more likely for Sound Families to inspire growth of strong independent thinking/reasoning individuals, whereas seldom can fiercely independent individuals create sound functioning families… It's NOT easy to "herd cats" whereas dogs instinctively function in unified packs and most 'breeds" can also easily bond with a new family… We Human Beings are still collecting and reasoning through all known-to-this-point information data, and then formulate a safe method to BE ever-improvingly independent and still have peaceful co-existing unity of diversity.
Writers of the U.S.A. Bill of Rights identified they had a solution within Local Home Rule and a well-regulated citizenry able to make choices of what is the best care for and to protect our individual selves at the local level; thus this greatly limits BOTH the potential errors within Individual choices and choices made at the federal from doing TOO much damage.
Throughout history can be found many examples of the Creation Power of ONE, and Unity of Diversity... To comprehend the AWESOME Power of ONE Dream that by persistence becomes a Shared Vision, examples such as Martin Luther King and William Lloyd Garrision are helpful... Thanks to the mass media, we all know about Mr. King's dream, but do you know who William Lloyd Garrision was?... Born December 12, 1805 - Died May 24, 1879, William Lloyd Garrision was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the radical abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, and as one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States.
Freedom from many forms of slavery in the United States of America ARE because against overwhelming odds, HE dared to dream and stayed on the course of making correct actions to convert slavery from being legal to being illegal... (NOTE: Anything can be made "legal" by decree of man and acceptance by the people; but such isn't always "lawful" according the Universal Code of Justice.)
As often happens when thinking and acting different from political or religious norms, ADVERSE CONSEQUENCES RESULT... On the wall of his jail cell, Garrison wrote:
Wm. Lloyd Garrison was put into this cell Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 1835, to save him from the violence of a 'respectable and influential' mob, who sought to destroy him for preaching the abominable and dangerous doctrine that "all men (meaning all human beings) are created equal..."
BY staying on the course of correct choices, we each shall also be able to say: "I am unspeakably happy to believe that the great mass of my countrymen are now heartily disposed to admit that I have not acted the part of a madman, fanatic, incediary or traitor."
On January 1, 1831, Garrison published the first issue of The Liberator, the conclusion of his editorial left no doubt as to his intentions:
"I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen - but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest - will not equivocate - I will not excuse - I will not retreat in a single inch - and I will be heard. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead. ....
I am in earnest -- I will not equivocate -- I will not excuse -- I will not retreat a single inch -- AND I WILL BE HEARD."
The nature of William Lloyd Garrison's struggle was moral and apolitical... History attests his actions were correct because they eventually manifested the desired results...
The 1776 Declaration of Independence clearly sets forth ABUSES which throughout history keep being repeated by self-proclaimed Kings, and SOLUTIONS which reduce into A CORECEPT...
The highest form of "government" is Responsible SELF-Government...
SELF-Government requires the HIGHEST DEGREE of Personal Responsibility DISCIPLINE to DO that which DOES NO HARM to self or others... Self-Government and Responsibility for what is created by choices and actions, requires "work" by the self and others. These harmonic value-productive skills don't just magically happen...
Most human beings WILL be only as "responsible" as others hold the individual accountable for the consequences of their personal actions... IF We The People accept Filthy Slum Lifestyles, these conditions will be manifested... IF We The People accept ONLY Clean Paradisiacal Lifestyles, these conditions will be manifested.
"The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." Oliver Wendell Holmes
In WHAT direction am I heading?
Sir Isaac Newton observed..."Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."