Patriot Pages ~ May you find, here, patriotic inspiration, refreshers and helpful links ! ~ elle
THE VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a holy thing and Voting Day almost here - November 8th. Many places have extended the registration options, in their desire to make it easier to vote, so if you forgot, there may still be time. Check with your local government registrars or League of Women Voters or - "Voters Page" some basics and links to Voting and Elections IF you already feel fine about your own vote, get busy helping others - we are the family of Man and if we can, we should! -elle
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Love of Country,
Please do not skip these quotes from Great Men & Women
"...its soul, its climate, its equality, liberty laws, people, and manners.
My God! how little do my countrymen know what precious blessing they are in possession of,
and which no other people on earth enjoy!" -Thomas Jefferson
"All I can hope to teach my son is to tell the truth and fear no man.
The only thing that counts is the right to know, to speak, to think...
that ,and the sanctity of the courts.
Otherwise it's not America" -Edward R. Morrow
"...when shall all men's good
Be each man's rule,
And universal peace
Be like a shaft of light
Across the land"
-Alfred Lord Tennyson
"God grant, that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the Rights of Man,
may pervade all the nations of Earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot
anywhere on its surface, and say, "this is my country."
"He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples;
and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.
-William Makepeace Thakeray, and the Bible
"The Constitution was not perfect when it was framed.
It is not perfect today.
Our Constitution, even our Bill of Rights,
Provides no set formula that fits all peoples around the world.
But they do offer an inspiring example of ageless ideals realized and made to work,
with the eternal message that men and women everywhere
were intended to be free to shape their own destinies."
...Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States (1969-1986) at 200th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, from the Bowling Green, Kentucky "Daily News" January 27, 1991
Patriot and the Arts
Grants for the Arts make the news . One headline stated that the President asked for much more than was granted, especially for a Major Project to help America become more familiar with its own Amazing American Artists . I think the project is important to America and the World; the American Arts History. ENJOY MY BLOG ENTRY: "Art in America - a Timeline"