Hey! Yes, you. Don’t look around. You! It’s time for some straight talk. Right now.
It’s time to listen to the voice of reason. Stop what you are doing. Stop what you are listening to. Take a breath. Listen. You’ll hear it. That voice of reason is calling out to remind you of a few very important truths that you may have forgotten.
Yes, that voice. Do you hear it? Do you remember it? Stop; breathe; listen; feel.
Okay, now that you’ve stopped and taken that breath, read the following with open eyes. Listen to what your mind and your heart tell you. Feel, not the “bern,” but what is inside of you.
Is it quiet now? We will now lower our voice so you can concentrate.
You are not defined by a presidential candidate. You are not defined by a political party. You are not defined by the media, the news outlets, activist organizations, the NAACP, ACLU or the NRA.
You are you! You are your family. It’s that simple. Look no further for the proper definition.
Who will be the next President of the United States? Donald Trump? Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders? Who knows? Who cares? They are all the same. In spite of the “differences” we keep hearing about, they are basically the same. Each seeks to take from you, in the name of creating a better world, what is so very precious and important – your agency to choose for yourself; your self-worth; your independence; your self-reliance; your destiny; your family values; ultimately, everything – and turn it over to the government, the courts and the media to determine, define and ultimately destroy.
Come now, listen to that voice of reason. You know I am speaking truth. Today’s candidates promise you they will solve all the world’s problems, including yours. Today’s media digitally and electronically define morality solely for their own financial gain; they use beautiful people, images, lyrics and rhythms to draw you into their world, requiring of course that you pay them for the “opportunity” to join their world. Today’s courts define and redefine morals, traditions and laws, enforcing by mandate what a few judges have determined to be the law of the land.
Ladies and gentlemen, what is your voice of reason telling you right now? Is it telling you that what you are reading is 100% correct? I hope so. It matters not what your political leanings are or what faith you practice (or do not practice) – what you are reading is true. Our lives have been hijacked by a relatively small group of greedy, power-hungry individuals and we are following their lead as sheep follow a shepherd. To the slaughter.
Now, stop. Listen again. What can you do about it? Are we destined to just follow blindly and be led down a path created by greedy politicians, companies and people solely to line their pockets with gold? Are we past the point of no return? Must we just follow the crowd because there’s nowhere else to go?
My humble, yet bold, opinion is – NO! What does your voice of reason say?
The center of the world lies not in Washington, or Hollywood, or New York. The center of your world should lie in your home.
Remember your God, your faith, your freedom, your peace, your wives, your husbands, your children, your grandchildren, your communities. That’s what your voice of reason should be reminding you of, what is most important and essential to you.
Are you defined by political parties and presidential candidates? No? Then stop acting like it. Vote for whom you choose in November, but under no circumstances should you allow the next president, the next movie star, the next Fox News or CNN report, the next controversial piece of legislation or the next “landmark” court decision to dictate what you believe, how you treat your fellow citizens, where you stand up for your beliefs, or how you raise your family.
Over the next week, we will be sharing with you some ideas on how to spend the remainder of 2016 (and beyond) so that you do not get caught up in the lie that your problems will be solved by the next president. Stay tuned.
In the meantime, sometime today, turn off the radio, shut off the television, put down your phone. Spend some time with your own voice of reason, not someone else’s. You’ll be amazed what you remember and think about. Then, discuss your realizations and enlightenment with your family members.
Please share this with your friends so we can get a large dialogue started.