By Joy A. Kennelly
My sister turned me on to this one and I'm not going to tell you who it is because I want you to read it objectively. I've bolded my answers - would love to hear what you answered.
Here's a bit of the transcript from a recent show:
"So I'm going to just ask you right now just to think of these things and just answer out loud. Just say to yourself yes or no. Yes or no. Is this who I am? Is this what I believe? Because I believe you and I agree on most of these.
1) Yes or no: Do you believe America is a good place, that
we've lost our way over the years, that we have done bad things but
generally speaking we tried hard. We try to make amends. We have tried
to do the right thing. Just like everybody else, we fail from time to
time and we have truly lost our way in the last 20 years. But gosh, if
you look at America, she's good and our founders were good and our
founding documents are good. We've just strayed too far away from them.
Yes or no.
2) Yes or no: I believe in God. I may not go to the same
church or synagogue or mosque as the majority of people in America, but
I believe in God and he is the center of my life, and God does not tell
people to behead others or to persecute others that see God in a
different way. As long as that god is not telling them to persecute
others. Yes or no.
3) Yes or no: It is my responsibility to try to be better and
a more honest person than I was yesterday. Sometimes I fail, I'll make
mistakes, but it's my main mission to be better than I was personally
than I was yesterday.
4) Yes or no: The family is sacred. I and my spouse are the
ultimate authority under God when it comes to my family. I raise my
family, and that comes with a grave responsibility. If I fail, I answer
5) Yes or no: If you break the law, you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6) Yes or no: I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but that is not a guarantee of equal results.
7) Yes or no: I work hard for what I have, and I will share
it with others that I choose when I choose, should I choose. Government
cannot force me to be charitable.
8) It is not un-American for anyone to disagree with my
opinion, but my opinion or others' opinions may be anti-American.
Anti-American rhetoric would be anything that is destructive to the
Constitution and our country as our founders understood it. Yes or No - not sure how I feel about the latter half, but do believe in the first part.
9) And the last one is the government works for me. The government answers to me. I do not answer to the government.
Yes or No (I think. This one feels like a trick question.)
How many are there? One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
nine. There are nine of them. Do you agree with seven of them?
Here's what I want you to do. Step one: No matter where you are right now, I want you to take a picture of yourself. I want you to take a picture, and I ask you and you'll understand as we go in the next couple of weeks, I want you to ask as many people as you know, do you believe in these things?
Just seven out of nine.
Do you believe in them? Then will you
please take a picture of yourself. If you ask your family and you ask
your children tonight, do you believe in these things. Take a picture
of your spouse. Not as a family. Take them one at a time and send them
to me, e-mail them to me email@example.com This is how much I believe that you are not alone."
Okay, that's all for now on that one. I hope you do consider sending in a picture because I think this is going to be an amazing project even though I don't know what it is just yet. Here's who put this together: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/21018/
Surprised? I like it. What do you think?
Curious about what is really in the Government Spending Plan Obama is pushing? You can read it here. I bet this is one of the first pieces of legislation that will ever actually be read all the way through for once: www.Readthestimulus.org
I'm tired, but just felt like sharing. Had another nice day. Will share later.