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I am one of the people who will not, sadly, be able to go to 8.28. I just cannot see myself doing it. It is sad for me. But yet in some ways I cannot see myself doing it. (Sorry Glenn).

Now a couple of weeks ago Beck covered this and he said if you cannot make it you should fast and you should pray.

Now first on a tangent, what is the deal with fasting? I have never understood it, and since I am a big fatty fat fatty. But I just do not understand why that is important to show…I mean what does it show spiritually. I just do not understand it.

The praying I can see doing.

But what shall we do if we cannot do it? What are good ideas?

The best I can come up with…honestly I have asked in a thread…no answers…seem to not be getting answers from a lot of people lately…but I just came up with all we can do is reflect.

Reflect and pray about how best we can restore honor.

How we best can restore honor in our own lives and in our own country. How best we can help each other with our faith and our charity.

And to ask for guidance.

Because this is a very important day. Which I now understand the relevance of.

It is a day that Martin Luther King gave his dream, gave us his dream that we have been striving for ever since.

It is a day that, well I am not sure what Glenn is going to be doing. But its going to be big.

This is a day that we pledge each day to restore ourselves, our honor, and reflect, how close are we to living the dream?

That is the only thing I can think of.

A date where we gather, where we spend time with one another, share ideas on love and liberty, and to reflect, and comment. That is what I think we need to do.

We need to see if we, ourselves, are being the best friends for liberty and our doing our best to restore our country.

And what we can do better.

Meh. I kinda like this idea actually.

Time for me to weigh in on this issue. Two things happened to me over this last week that led to this blog.

One was I listened to an interview on the Sean Hannity show between him and three other women about Islam and Sharia law. It was a forum, two against, and one more or less for. In relation to the Imam and his opinions and the Mosque.

The second thing was this video on the Libertarian Facebook page:

Now I want to cover the video first because it was interesting…especially since I just found out the identity of the person who made that video.

Now first off I disagree with many of his assertions and think he did an unfair portrayal of the debate.

In fact I believe he committed the same crime that he accused the ‘Conservative Leaders’ of doing.

Bigotry.

He assumed that the only reason that anyone can be against this Mosque was because those persons are bigots, that they hate Muslims and anyone with brown skin. Even daring to suggest and compare this as being akin to a brown free zone and suggesting that is what the big beef is.

Sure there might be a few people who believe that rushing to condemn this Mosque, but how can he assume this of the entire group and anyone who is against this Mosque?

How can he even go into the hearts and minds of the leader and draw the conclusion that they want a white only zone, when they have not made the assertion themselves. Please show me if I am wrong.

That is bigotry, the same exact thing that he accuses them of doing.

And it is disgusting.

Apparently no one can have legitimate concerns about this Mosque, this cultural center, this whatever.

No one can raise concerns over the rhetoric of the Imam, of the Muslims who are building this, of the funding, of whatever, regardless of their opinion on whether it should be built or not or whether or not they have the right to their property.

But this is especially shocking when Sarah Palin, Newt, and a lot of the ‘leaders’ here are taking the Libertarian way of doing things. Especially in the case of Glenn Beck.

Well mostly. I mean some of the protesters here want the Government to take action and stop this, declare imminent domain, make up a new law prohibiting it, or declare a store a historic site.

But the person making this video is quick to point out that there are many Mosques in New York, in the general area, and there is a Pussy Cat Lounge or whatever also in the vicinity. Why are they even any better to put in an area then a Mosque? He declares.

People are looking at this wrong.

Again shocking because I thought these were Libertarians I was dealing with and not Collectivists.

They (the ‘leaders’ in question) are dealing with this as the individual.

They are dealing with this Imam, with this, Mosque, with this funding base, and with this group of followers.

As an individual. Protesting and trying to apply their own pressure and declaring that they will not help in the building of this Mosque.

No one asks why they are doing it, all they ask, because I guess they assume that they are bigots, is that why are they not protesting the other 100? Now why is that?

Could it be they have concerns about that specific Mosque? About the rhetoric and the funding and all that?

They could be wrong, they could be wrong in their methods (getting the Government to enforce their will), they could be wrong in their opinions about this guy, he could be an angel.

But it is their right and they are dealing with this properly.

Individuals coming together in a group and protesting something that they consider to be a threat.

And also wondering why a Greek Orthodox Church will not be built in the area and why the Government of NY is steam rolling them but so hell bent on extending the rights to these Muslims.

Which brings up that it seems in cases like this that Libertarians are so hell bent on rushing into a situation to ‘save’ people from the evil Conservatives and the evil religious bigots, and rushing into a situation without thinking about that they could be bigots themselves. Such a rush to judgment without thinking or looking at the actual facts of the case or the reasons, just assuming anyone other then them are state-ist, fascist, bigots.

And while they are doing what we should be doing, what any of them should be doing.

You see we have a right to ask questions and form opinions. It is the right and the responsibility of any responsible Journalist, opinion maker, or truth seeker to ask the questions.

Because in the Sean Hannity interview I think he missed the point.

You see he was asking the women about Sharia law, their opinions on what it was.

And over the week two different versions of the Imam have come out.

Either he is a man who believes America is evil and is trying to slap us in the face and make us Sharia Compliant with this Mosque and preach radical views of Islam.

Or he is an agent of our Government, speaking at the FBI about Islam to try to be a force for good, and an agent of our Government going abroad to preach tolerance and bridge building.

Either Sharia law is a radical sect of Islam that preaches the molestation, the rape, and the stoning of women and children who step out of line.

Or it is the Islamic version of Christian Law, the faith, the peace, the tolerance, the building of bridges.

You see Hanity missed the boat. Big time.

You see instead of worrying about the opinion of the three women, instead of worrying about a general consensus of what Islam believes Sharia law to be, we should be worrying about the opinions of the Imam. Ask him the questions, and then form the opinions from those answers.

Are you good? Are you evil? Are you an agent of darkness or an agent of bridge building?

Are you trying to build this Mosque as a symbol to preach faith, to build bridges, or are you doing it as a slap in the face of the American people?

Never mind your opinion about the Jews, or about the United States or their role in ‘creating’ terrorism, never mind any of this, will you join us in condemning Hamas, and any other terrorist network? Will you stand with us in condemning evil or are you going to stand by and be silent? Or worse are you complicate?

We deserve answers to these opinions and these questions, and if you waffle we just might take your silence…well whatever way we want.

We need to find this out, whether they have the right to that piece of property or not. Whether they have a right to build that Mosque is in the end irrelevant.

Because we can still form an opinion and know what we are up against.

And on a sort of btw unrelated note, but not really, I was given a link to an article by a friend of mine called ‘Foxworthy Authoritarians’

Now I disagreed with most of the opinions and the points, good article but one thing gave me a great chuckle.

In his article he made asked the question:

If your world view allows you to make endless exceptions for Israel’s national police to bash heads, erect walls, and turn the Gaza Strip into a concentration camp, you might be an authoritarian.

Now you would think that since the Israelis have been the most conspicuous victims of ‘Concentration Camps’ you think they would know how to build them better.

Because its funny I did not know that the Germans could not control the area or let weapons and missiles through.

It’s funny that I did not also realize know that the Jews could have launched rockets out of their concentration camps and kill thousands of German Civilians.

Or that they pledged to wipe Germany off the map.

Its funny, I know. (not really, tragic comes to mind)

A while back I read a comment in the Libertarian Facebook group where a person basically said ‘I call myself a Libertarian because I would rather, and it is easier, to be for Liberty then to call myself an Anarchist which is against Government.’

Now this did not get me thinking at the time but in thinking about this blog, I realized that it is all apart of a point.

A little later a quote had suddenly shot into my head, it was for one of my Novel projects, but it was about two types of people.

Now for a pseudo sort-of good guy but maybe not a nice dude with a really dark background, the quote in question makes sense. But for the purpose of a blog trying to make a point, oh well I do not want to get into trouble now do I? *shivers*

But I still realized, with the basic point raised in the initial statement in the blog, that you can still make the blog work. Just take out any generalizations and just roll with it.

It is better to fight for something, then to fight against it.

And oh have I realized how I have been trying to live my life this way.

You see fighting against something is a path to hate and anger. You are fighting against the forces of X or the group of Y.

You are fighting against a specific thing and that unites you.

But its sort of meaningless.

Like the Whig Party of old. They were against Andrew Jackson.

Sure they may have had their platforms, their ideals, and their principles. But the one unifying feature of the party was a want to fight against Jackson, that was the only thing holding them together. And oh I probably would have been one.

But no wonder the party did not last long. This is just a microcosim of the point actually. In this case once the enemy vanished, they quickly dissolved.

Which of course leads us to today, and to me.

I am not the enemy of anyone. Heck I do not want to hate, I do not want to exclude someone from my circle because they are of one ideology or another, I do not want to be against anyone and fight against them, I want to be friends with all and judge you based on your own personal character.

Heck I have even had an…uh…crushes on liberals. Well probably more than one.

It does not matter to me.

People make a big deal about a defensive war, about just waiting around and waiting for your enemy to act. And in life and death wars that can be a point, sometimes to prevent being nuked you want to strike first. (oh I wish I could blog about that.)

But the point is for liberty, and standing on principle that is exactly what you must do.

Because you often do not have to act to defend your Government, your principles, and your freedoms until after they try and take them.

After all I would not be ‘woken up’ if they did not try to take our rights, if the last two administrations were not messing with us so much, if we did not need to get the Government off of our backs in so many cases, then this blog probably would not exist and I could watch me some Doctor Who and worry about my date. (I find as I edit this that is exactly what I am doing.)

I would not want to, have the desire to be, a radio host, or be a political writer or write novels with such political and social points about our times in Galaxies far far away.

At the best I would be a Conservative and at the worse I would have been a progressive to get along. I would most certainly not be a Libertarian.

And I would not care so much, or be so concerned about others and my liberal…uh…crushes.

If they did not come after us. After all I hold sacred and dear.

Even the founders said it, Thomas Jefferson himself said this about the second amendment.

“The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.”

It is better to know where you stand, to know what you stand for.

What principles and morals, what documents and foundations, your sense of honor and sticking to your guns in the best of your ability. To know where you stand, for your God, your Government, your Liberties.

To know where the line is so that they must never cross it.

Because fighting for something, whether it is a woman, a country, or an ideology is a statement of love. Because that is so sacred for it that you are willing to live, to die for, that you are willing to sacrifice your life, your time, your wealth, your what ever in its defense.

And if you are fighting against something that is a statement of hate about it. Whether it is a woman, a country, or a political ideology. That you hate it enough where you want to tear it down, transform it, control it, and then enforce your will on others.

I mean we see it all the time even in our movies and throughout human history.

You have people fighting against the dirty huns, the ragheads, but is it not better that you are fighting for something?

For freedom, to set other people’s lives free and give them a better life.

I do think restoring this principle is one of the most important of them.

After all in the quote above we are the defendersof our own freedom when Governments and people get out of control.

We are not the attackers, we are not the enforcers we are the people who needs to say, ‘hold on, time out, what? What do you want to do to me?’.

And it is one of the fundamental ways when you can tell if someone is a friend of liberty and principle and morality, and if someone is hateful and mistrustful of groups and people.

That is one of the most fundamental ways to tell the good, from the bad.

I want to make quite an…ambitious statement for me, an ambitious statement for our times, and an ambitious statement given the state of affairs in current American Politics.

In one of my last blogs I pointed out there is a big difference between the two main types of Libertarians. Those that, basically, believe in a moral code… and those that believe that Morality is a purely human construct.

And that Governments shall not enforce moral standards.

While that is a debate for another time I do want to say that there is such a thing as morality. Of universal truth.

There is such a thing as God.

Now it is kind of hard for a Libertarian to say it, isn’t it? We all have our own rights and perspectives to believe everything you want to, right?

Well yeah, sure.

But that is the thing.

There is such a thing as Universal truth, as God, as the mind of God, or the great continuum, or the Force, or what have you, whether it is the universe itself.

It is our perceptions and understanding that is flawed.

Because how can someone who has a confined perception of the universe ever understand an infinite?

How can something whose nature is not perfect, or not perfectible, ever see the whole picture.

We are trying to understand an infinite and complex universe and the mind of universe in all of its complexity.

Whether you are a truth seeker, a blogger, a political commentator, a Scientist, a holy man, or just a priest.

We are all trying to, with our own perceptions and our own individuality, trying to find our own way in the universe and tap into this universal truth. We are all looking at the Divine and the Universe through our own limited glasses and magnifying glasses.

And with all of these we have, in our own belief systems, these guide stones and these guide markers that we feel are trying to understand the universe and is the best guide-book for getting there.

The Bible, the Torah, Einstein’s theory of Relativity, I suppose, and the Koran.

Keys of trying to lead your life that will let you tap into the infinite. That is what we are trying to do. We are constantly trying to understand what is a scary universe, and at times mystical and gorgeous.

And that is what is flawed, that is what is weak, that is what is imperfect, and that is why our Government must be small.

Because even though there is universal truth, do not commit murder, do not have sex before marriage, any other moral goals, the more we try to restrict it, the more we try to outlaw this, or force that behavior on group X, the more we deny our own search.

The more we people from trying to take away their own ability to search for their own version of the truth.

They could be wrong, they could be right. But they will come down to the truth in the end if we trust them.

If we be there for them.

If we do our best to share our own perceptions and morality and be willing to say we are wrong when we are.

And then, after all,

Faith Manages.

A while ago, a long while ago, I was on my favorite fan site for my favorite actress looking at pictures. Yes I do that.

But in the background was an ad for one of her favorite charities. And it said basically, if I remember correctly, petition your Government to spend money to give food to X.

Now this put a bur under my saddle a little bit. But I did not know how to express it at first so I decided to wait for it. And in thinking about this blog I realized that it would be the perfect time, to make the point.

Now I have had yet another conversation recently with someone who thinks that only Government can do things for you, can be moral for you, and provide for your health care, your education, and to be a good and descent force.

Our founders, (Washington) Believed that Government was a Necessary Evil.

But yet an evil.

Government is meant to be small, to be limited, and to provide you the things that you cannot provide for yourselves or to protect your life.

The most basic and simple mandate for Government is to protect people. From the evils and vagaries and insanity of people, or of the natural disasters and fire department.

That is the only moral function of Government.

Because every time they take another morality from us and say, well you cannot make it unless we provide this moral purpose for you, well that is one less thing that we are obligated to do for yourself.

And this is a Government that often cannot give you and do for you the things it is supposed to. The Post Office, and protecting you…how good is the Government at protecting us? Or the Police?

Good at times but often not perfect.

Can Government paid bureaucrats educate you properly?

I do not think so.

You cannot go through the Government for Morality.

I mean look at it like this, does it not feel better, is it not better when you can do something on your own initiative?

That if you give charity on your own volition is a lot better than if it mandated by your school to graduate? Is that not even charity in the first place?

When is it ever better for you to be forced into doing something?

And that is what we must restore. That we do not need Government. Sure Government can occasionally be there but it is not the end all and be all.

It cannot be there for you, it cannot give you anything, it cannot legislate prosperity or morality.

We MUST restore personal responsibility. We must restore that we can do it through our own volition, and if we see someone suffering then we can help them.

Because that is the right thing to do, that is the best thing to do for each other.

And the more that we do to for ourselves and our neighbors, the less our Government feels it has to do.

It is the right thing to do and it is the honorable thing to do.

Due to the Glenn Beck program this has come to my attention.

About two weeks or so ago Barrack Obama refused to go to the one hundredth anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America. This caused an uproar so about a week later he sent a video of himself instead.

This was booed by the Boy Scouts at the celebration and there was wild disapproval of the President’s actions. Maybe even disrespect.

(Watch it here: )

Now Glenn quickly came out on the side of the President, that the Scouts acted poorly and that once they put on the uniform they are put to a standard of respect and honor.

A big thing for him with his upcoming Restoring Honor rally in just under two weeks. (OMG Blog blog blog)

That it is incumbent on the Scout’s to act with honor, respect, and sacrifice and follow through with that to even people that they do not like, or organizations that they do not like, or groups that they may not even like.

That they wear the uniform they took their various oaths and that they should be a place of leadership, and inspiration for millions of young American….youths. :P.

And with that comes duty and responsibility to not act like a bunch of rubes at a football game.

Now I want to one up this. It is all of our responsibility to act with decency and respect to even our most irretracticable of enemies. Especially for ideology or other things that divide us.

Now we may fight against them, they may mean to take us over, enslave us, or eat us, but we can still fight with respect and honor and decency.

Now I want to get off the bat that this is hard even for me. I think its hard for most people, it clearly was for the boy scouts that saw the video.

(In fact if I ever came to meet Barack Obama, shake his hand, and I would likely be singing…or thinking…this song:
)

Anyways.

If we are to restore honor we must do it in all of our associations.

We must do it with our enemies, with our friends, with our lovers and our wives.

If people who mean something to us deserves respect, if bosses deserve respect, even if some office deserves respect then we all must act with respect.

We all must try.

Even if we feel the other person DOES NOT Deserve it.

For I have a theory on respect. It is earned. It is not given. It does not matter who you are, what your position is, you can still be a scumbag, you can be a saint.

But regardless of that we still must be the better people. We must be a beacon of light for others to follow. Even for our enemies.

Especially for our ideological enemies.

We must pray and talk and come to them with a position of the truth and the strength every time possible. With every ideological weapon at our disposal.

If I am to paraphrase a rather famous quote. Speak passionately and carry a big heart.

I promised way back at the beginning of the year that I would do this, well now I am.

It occurred to me recently that with the push to 8/28 coming up and the time to Restore Honor in this country that this would be the perfect time for this.

Especially since it is also the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I have a dream speech.

I have talked with several people on this subject all year and I have been thinking about this blog, and I realized that I have to do a variation of my previous idea of this blog. Same basic principles and ideas in the blog. But slightly different.

The attitude that seems to be prevalent, at least with the friend that I have talked to most about this subject, is that people get turned off by Racism. That they do not want to participate and how can we assimilate into the American populace when we are all being smeared? Why be loyal to a population that just lumps you in with criminals and hates your guts?

While I understand and sympathize with that position, and it does seem to be the norm (especially for first generation immigrants) there are other ways, better ways.

Especially since when I said as I was younger that I wanted to see all illegal immigrants out of the country, someone said, a friend, does he want us gone?

So part of the problem is perception you see.

I suppose that the best way and the best example to give of the point I am trying to make is in a television show that I watch called the Unit.

One of the main characters in the show related a story about him and his Father, and how they were in the deep south.

His father tried to get him a soda, but it was a Whites Only restaurant. So he had to pay a white woman to do it for him, for his son.

Some white men objected to it, cornered him, had a bus driver close a door on them, and then cornered him with chains and knives.

And as the story goes he gave a good speech to them, about brotherhood and peace and how they are not better than him for what he did, and the whites relented.

But in the end that this was just a story, and the character’s father ended up having to defend him and his son, to the death.

You see you have to provide an example, you have to be better than the people who would perpetrate acts of violence and prejudice of other people if you want to make positive change.

It is only going to escalate the situation, and make you look like the bad guys for any third person viewer, if you get down into the muck with them. But even if you do not and if you are proved right in the end it is still the wrong thing to do. To meet hate with hate and violence with violence.

Given an example of a better future for people. Reclaim the higher ideals of this Republic.

I am not saying to assimilate completely and abandon your entire culture. I am saying that there is a better way.

That even sometimes you have to put up with others racism to be better.

That it is their prejudice and not yours. Just go along with it, if you do nothing wrong you will survive and there is nothing they can do to you. The guilty will be punished.

I mean think of it if Jackie Robinson had struck back what would have been the result? If he got down into the muck and said, well I hate you because you hate me, or that I am better than you. That I am better and I am elite. He provided an example for others to follow.

Same thing with Martin Luther King. He preached a message of peace and tolerance for all man kind. Not just for blacks. But messages on the Republic and its ideals, he gave an example for all people’s of all races to follow.

That it was about the content of the character, that he provided the example, that he would follow the better morals of God and of the Republic.

That is what is required to restore honor because if we must restore honor then we must restore honor within ourselves and give ourselves a chance to breathe.

I want to start off on a personal note. I love blogging, it’s what I do and how I spend, too much of my time really. But I love it, love getting my ideas out there and many other reasons.

But I also love it because sometimes I can do this to people. Write a catchy or creative or interesting title that will make people pause and go, has he lost his mind, has he fallen to the dark side? It causes more people to read it. And it also causes more people on the ‘left’ to read it who says, oh someone is saying Michelle Obama is right? Lets go read his wise words of awesome wisdom, to discover just how the pillar of magnificence was right.

Sorry to all of you I am going to have to disappoint you.

Now way back, in a speech in Puerto Rico…interesting…Michelle Obama was talking to a group of people.

Now I am going to post a video clip and the battle in my mind was, shall I listen to the entire clip and make my ears bleed or should I find a more short one that can serve the purpose.

I chose the short one, but just so you know there still exists the much longer version of this on YouTube.

Now what she is talking about is fundamentally changing the way we view our history. What facts are to be presented.

She would be a moron….heh…if she actually believed that you could change our history.

History is History. It is there in the past and you cannot change it, ours, the Latinos, the Germans, it does not matter. It is History, it is there, it is truth and waiting for you to discover it.

What she is suggesting is altering what we learn in history. What our facts are, what the perceptions of it are. That we will have to cut ourselves off from our past by not learning about it, and viewing our silly traditions as outlandish, wild, and antiquated. The last refuse of a bygone age of hate and bigotry.

That we continue a process that has been a long time in the making.

Well she was right, and…well two can play at this game.

But instead of a fundamental transformation, we need a fundamental restoration.

Instead of feeding people what information that they want us to have to score political points and isolate us from the goodness of our past and the founding principles, we need to not be afraid of information.

To share it and channel it. Warts and all.

Instead of hiding from our history and only peaking at the convenient parts, lets look at all of it and then learn the appropriate lessons and make our own interpretation.

Instead of listening to the honeyed words of the people in the ‘know’ lets go back to them, their ideals, their principles, their works.

And then we can read others opinions when we want.

Because our history is far too important to be left in the hands of the elite, the corrupt or the people who are trying to control us.

It is the sacred right of all Americans. Because it is ours, our shared history.

Yes we made mistakes, yes we have done terrible evil as a nation, but lets recognize that and move on instead of having it tie us down or be beholden to it.

We must have a restoration of our history to see where we have come from, where we are, and where maybe we are going. And to avoid our mistakes, hopefully.

So yes Michelle, you were right, we need to wise up again.

And the best way to do that is with original sources, the Constitution, and what our Founders said about the subjects that they faced themselves.

It has come to me recently that there are two base types of Libertarians.

Now this is just simplistic because of course there are a lot more then one or two types of Libertarians. Glenn Beck was quite right when he said that Libertarians are ‘like trying to herd cats’. There are more Conservative Libertarians, Liberal Libertarians, Liberal Conservative Libertarians….:S, Christian Libertarians, Libertarian Socialists, and a whole other plethora, fiscal libertarians and social libertarians.

But there are two basic Libertarians, now for the purposes of this let us call them the Liberal Libertarians and the Conservative Libertarians.

A bit of a misnomer because not one or the other of the group was a liberal or conservative and then became a libertarian, but for the purposes lets put it that way. Oh and it does seem to be that way.

The difference is a view on morality.

Liberal Libertarians seem to believe that morality is a human construct. That our rights are a construct made up by people on a whim. That there is no such thing as universal truth, universal morality, that everything is completely relative to the individual.

While Conservatives, people from a more moralistic, religious, or those that understand the intent of the founders, understand that there is such a thing as universal truth and morality.

That our Rights are not owned by mankind and cannot be messed by man at great peril.

That they are sacred.

Of course most of these Conservative Libertarians do not recongize they have all of the picture, that they are not the end all and be all of moral figures, and that they know that they are corruptible and fight every day against it.

They know their word is not the word of God.

But some of them do have very real concerns about morality, and the direction of our country. From drug and alchol abuse to gay marriage to abortion.

Or heck not even that but just saying that there is a moral code that men must follow.

And for that the cry from the Libertarians who do not share these views is go home, go find an authoritarian page, so tell me about Adam and Eve and the Dinosaurs. Etc etc.

Of course there are those that feel that the Government should have a role in these things, in drugs, in gay marriage, in abortion, etc etc.

And while I do not always agree, well are any of us going to agree on everything one hundred percent of the time?

I see their point and they are entitled to their opinion every bit as much as you are with all of these things are acceptable.

Of course this is not the point. Most of the people who decry the ‘bigots’ just wind up looking like even bigger bigots themselves. That they are saying, well you cannot be apart of this club… a club that represents freedom of belief, expression, of speech, and of opinion, and does not believe in coercion, simply for having an opinion. An opinion that may be outside of the norm but an opinion none the less.

And an opinion that has only rarely said, well lets force our morals on these people through Government, well lets put our ridgid moral code on the Government.

That is at least how I try and live.

At least that is what I believe.

This is just the start. I will be talking about morality a lot recently, and going to really be delving into it in the next couple of weeks. All leading up to the Restoring Honor Rally on 8/28.

I was even going to be doing a post on morality itself. But decided since I am going to cover morality from almost every single other angle then why do I have to? What more can I possibly say?

Because we cannot rely on Government to be our crutch, we cannot rely on Government or anyone to solve all of our wills. We must rely on each other and do our best. Maybe pray, maybe extol the heavens for guidance if that is our way.

For their is universal truth and a universal way of doing things. But all of us can only glimpse pieces of doing that. And we can never ever fully succeed because we are imperfect.

But yet it is the struggle that will define us as a people. It is the choices that we make.

All in our individual way.

Do we give into the darkness that is out there? Do we just abandon all morality as being frivolous and meaningless?

I chose not to accept that, I chose to be better.

And I hope others will do the same.

For honor and morality are not just meaningless words, in fact there are few words that are more important.

This has been on my mind a lot lately, with 8/28 coming up…with something that I have been thinking about, and Martin Luther King, and how to fight with love.

On these musings I have thought about a blog and then discounted it and changed it to something that is more blogey and to the point (lets see how that goes 😛 )

Over this past week I saw the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. A great movie about love and loyalty, and believing in yourself to achieve a goal.

It got me thinking about what we are up against, what love does to people.

In Star Wars Love is frowned upon, by the Jedi, and causes people to fall to the Darkside. But in other circles it is looked upon with much regard, by other Jedi, as a liberating and worthwhile endeavor. That you are better for it and you know what you are fighting for.

And then in the television Show Farscape one of the characters proudly declares to the other, You can be more. They would end up being in love.

It causes you to believe in yourself, to push yourself, to know what you are fighting for exactly, and to fight it justly.

It is different than unbridled passion or a love of power.

Because you would not want to see the other person come to harm.

Whether it is a love of country, an ideal, or a woman.

You know exactly what you are fighting for. And if they love you they can complete you, they can push you, and then you can be more complete than you can ever be separately.

And I think that is part of the problem. Too few people actually love these days. They are not for anything, only against them.

Of course most people love but that is not why people fight.

We are suspicious, hateful, fighting against things, and this is a sad fact of life for far too many people.

Lets work to change that, lets work to change the equation and restore honor.