Stories from My Campaign for Jon Ossoff

I promised a few stories from my personal campaign efforts in behalf of Jon Ossoff to some friends on this blog (Jay Bookman’s blog, posted on June 21, 2017):

(1) Two huge “Vote for Jon Ossoff” signs have been positioned in my car’s back side windows. One day last week, as I was stopped at a red light, I kept staring at a young man with tattoos all over his upper torso except for his face in order to get his attention. Finally he looked at me, and I pointed to the right rear sign on my car. He motioned for me to roll down my window. I did so. He told me a brief testimony before the light changed to green and we went our separate ways. He said he was 30 years old and had never voted before in his life, but that Jon Ossoff had so motivated him to cast his vote that he voted in some kind of sheltered area in the past week of early voting. I told him that that was an amazing story and thanked him for sharing it with me. This young man with all those tattoos smiled like a school boy back at me, totally lit up! I am so very glad I learned in my adolescent never to judge a book by its cover and never to see anyone in caricature.

More true stories to follow about this election, in time.
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Campaign Story #2: (Especially for Paul42)

I met some really wonderful people during this campaign. Over the weekend, I was at the Rally for Handel at the Peachtree Airport, carrying my Jon Ossoff sign. There I met a Catholic priest and a young married mother from N. J. originally who was probably in her late 30s, talking with the priest. They were both Ossoff supporters at that rally. Now, they are both my Facebook friends.

As the priest and I were walking back to our separate cars, I asked him how long he had been a priest. He was originally from Columbia, but he has been in the U. S. for decades. “40 years,” he told me. I quickly responded, “Well, you are going to get into Heaven after 40 years of being a priest if for no other reason than effort, alone.” We both enjoyed the laugh. Earlier our N. J. friend had said that she was going to “kill them (the Republicans) with kindness.” I said back to her, “I don’t want to kill them. I just want to change them. Your intent leaves something to be desired.” The priest and I laughed. I’m not sure the 30+ mother from N. J. knew what we were laughing about. 😉

I went with the priest to his flock in a Spanish area of DeKalb County. It was a space for Ossoff supporters. The priest asked me to say a few words to the group. I said in closing, “I have always believed that all people are equal – all people – in God’s eyes, and that is why we need to elect Jon Ossoff.” They immediately applauded those words.

People here know my story of standing apart from the group in high school because I supported integration of the races in the 1950s, among other things variant, like who women can be. I realized early that if I were true to my own thoughts, then I would have to accept being somewhat of a social pariah. I made the choice to be true to my own thinking then, and have never looked back. That is why even here, on this blog, at times I have been the pariah to both liberals and conservatives. I will always stand alone. That is the part of me that is most connected to God.

Now, for Paul42. Most people cannot stand alone, in isolation, especially not people earning a living for their families. That is why Jim Crow lasted for so long in the South. THAT is why the Republicans of the 6th District voted for Karen Handel over Jon Ossoff. It was nothing that Ossoff did that was wrong in his campaign, which was pretty near perfect. The monied Republicans will support their way of life, regardless, because they will not stand apart and alone and so their moral senses have become numb over the decades and years. They have made themselves blind to the humanness of the “other,” like me.

I think of the Spanish and black people with whom I interacted with the priest last Saturday who were so hopeful for inclusion through Jon Ossoff. I wonder how they are feeling today. I love them, all. That is why I will forever be alone, a true blue Democrat in Republican Georgia, who was born a WASP.

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Campaign Story #3 (Especially for InTheMiddle)

(to be written later)
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Reflections, in general, as a result of my efforts in this campaign:

A poster earlier, on Jay Bookman’s blog on June 22, 2017, had written that the ‘Silent Majority’ continues to speak and win elections.

Actually, that is an old phrase going back to Nixon’s presidency years, as I recall, but it remains as true today almost as much as then, although I see that Silent Majority from a different perspective than does that poster.

I remember those hateful and angry expressions of white Southerners, men and women, toward black people and toward whites who supported black inclusion into white society. I am sure most of you have seen those old photographs of that hate and anger even if you didn’t live through those Jim Crow transition days as I did.

I saw the same anger and hate on the expressions of the Silent Majority (which included then the area of the U. S. between the two coasts) toward protesters of the Vietnam War.

That same Silent Majority hated the election of the first black president and they have hated his signature legislation that proved him effective, Obamacare. That same Silent Majority kept the first female from becoming President of the United States, because she did not live out their submissive role assigned to women in her day.

Now, the Silent Majority has elected the crude and corrupted Donald Trump as their President. I saw their anger and hatred directed at me when I, as an older woman, broke a norm and stood on the streets with my Ossoff sign, directing passing cars as to where to vote. What an uppity female I must be. So much hate and anger from this Silent Majority for so many decades. Why?

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Abusiveness, Cyber-bullying, and Suicide

I wrote the following on Maureen Downey’s “Get Schooled” blog, this evening, June 17, 2017, and on Jay Bookman’s blog. Both journalists are writers for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Regarding the case of the teenager who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the case in which she cyber-bullied her boyfriend into suicide, as presented on the “Get Schooled” blog this evening, here was my response. My words apply equally well on this blog, imho.

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‘This editorial was emotionally jarring. I cannot answer the question posed regarding as to what the judge should have considered or not. I am not an attorney, nor am I a judge.

However, as an educator, I will offer this. Abusiveness has become a way of life in our nation. Whether it is self-abuse, as in suicide, or abuse of others, as in bullying, the problem which must be addressed is WHY this phenomenon of abusiveness is occurring today?

I am convinced that the primary way out of this negativity that too many Americans are now engulfed within is through education that will raise the consciousness of America’s citizens.

This begins by all citizens’ recognizing that the liberal arts are probably more important to the survival of our species and the planet than any other curriculum area, including math and science. Unless we place sufficient emphasis on raising the consciousness of our citizens through understanding human nature in depth via literature, art, music, history, and psychology, we will continue to see others and ourselves only in shallow and stereotypical ways, which, as I have stated many times on this and other blogs, are dangerous ways of perceiving.’ ”

Link to the editorial on the Get Schooled blog: http://getschooled.blog.myajc.com/2017/06/16/an-involuntary-manslaughter-conviction-turns-cyberbullying-from-tragic-to-criminal/

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Quotes from Jefferson’s Letters

To be edited:

First set of Thomas Jefferson’s quotes which I shared from his letters:

How could I have omitted this one by Jefferson?

“The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties.”

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MaryElizabethSings 2 days ago
Pertinent words of Thomas Jefferson:

“Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.”

“I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.”

“Difference in opinion is helpful in religion.”

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These are the 2nd set of quotes, which I have shared, from Jefferson from his letters to others. (Many of these quotes apply to our present governmental crisis via Trump, imho.)

“I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.”

“No government can continue good, but under the control of the people.”

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive. It will often be exercised with wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.”

“The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and impartial justice to all its citizens.”

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And, just because I like this one:

From Jefferson’s pen: “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there is one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded faith.”

cubaSteve, from the last thread: (which I just answered):

“It’s simply amazing that you think WE are the ones missing the real Jefferson.”

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MES to Scuba Steve – “I do believe I am better read on the words and biography of Jefferson than are you from the quality of your thinking about Jefferson.”

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Moreover, to all, including ScubaSteve, I never think in terms of “WE” can accurately represent all of the thinking on this blog regarding any subject, including thoughts of Jefferson. Every person is unique in experience both literary and life, and will have unique perspectives. All, meaning each, should be shared in a democratic society.

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McGarnagle 3 hours ago
@MaryElizabethSings

Was Jefferson an atheist?

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gotalife 3 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings Most smart folks do not believe in religion’s fairy tales.

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MaryElizabethSings 3 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

No, Jefferson was not an atheist, but as is true with Jefferson on practically all thought, he thought for himself so that his thinking defies any label regarding religion although some would try to label him as a Deist. See Jefferson’s quote below this which will speak to those who must engage in labeling, to Jefferson’s distaste. (I have to type it first.)

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@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

Here is that quote of Jefferson’s. Please make the connection to his thoughts on both labeling and religion from his words, directly, which follow:

“State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.”

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@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

Jefferson, then, was an unorthodox thinker, and that is why he has been so respected over the years, and I will add he was unorthodox in how he lived his life, personally, also, but he was true to his own brilliant perceptions and conscience, which few understand.

As JFK said of Jefferson when in a room with many Nobel Laureates, all of us together could not measure up to the mind of Jefferson. (paraphrased)

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ScubaSteve 3 hours ago
@MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle “Unorthodox” is a pretty sanitized word here. You starting to get my point?

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@ScubaSteve @MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle

Maybe if someone cues up “Brown Sugar”…

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MaryElizabethSings 2 hours ago
@Visual_Cortex @ScubaSteve @MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle

I always get your points, ScubaSteve. And, my thinking is not limited to racial matters regarding Jefferson, though that is part of it.

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MaryElizabethSings 3 hours ago
ScubaSteve, from the last thread: (which I just answered):

“It’s simply amazing that you think WE are the ones missing the real Jefferson.”

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MES to Scuba Steve – “I do believe I am better read on the words and biography of Jefferson than are you from the quality of your thinking about Jefferson.”

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Moreover, to all, including ScubaSteve, I never think in terms of “WE” can accurately represent all of the thinking on this blog regarding any subject, including thoughts of Jefferson. Every person is unique in experience both literary and life, and will have unique perspectives. All, meaning each, should be shared in a democratic society.

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@MaryElizabethSings

Was Jefferson an atheist?

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gotalife
gotalife 3 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings Most smart folks do not believe in religion’s fairy tales.

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MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings 3 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

No, Jefferson was not an atheist, but as is true with Jefferson on practically all thought, he thought for himself so that his thinking defies any label regarding religion although some would try to label him as a Deist. See Jefferson’s quote below this which will speak to those who must engage in labeling, to Jefferson’s distaste. (I have to type it first.)

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MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings 3 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

Here is that quote of Jefferson’s. Please make the connection to his thoughts on both labeling and religion from his words, directly, which follow:

“State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.”

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MaryElizabethSings 2 hours ago
@McGarnagle @MaryElizabethSings

Jefferson, then, was an unorthodox thinker, and that is why he has been so respected over the years, and I will add he was unorthodox in how he lived his life, personally, also, but he was true to his own brilliant perceptions and conscience, which few understand.

As JFK said of Jefferson when in a room with many Nobel Laureates, all of us together could not measure up to the mind of Jefferson. (paraphrased)

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@MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle “Unorthodox” is a pretty sanitized word here. You starting to get my point?

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@ScubaSteve @MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle

Maybe if someone cues up “Brown Sugar”…

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MaryElizabethSings
MaryElizabethSings 2 hours ago
@Visual_Cortex @ScubaSteve @MaryElizabethSings @McGarnagle

I always get your points, ScubaSteve. And, my thinking is not limited to racial matters regarding Jefferson, though that is part of it.

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ScubaSteve 3 hours ago
@MaryElizabethSings I’m not saying don’t share your perspective, but I am going to attack that particular perspective relentlessly. Because it’s asinine.

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As long as he creates millions of jobs, lowers taxes, secures the borders from the ILLEGAL invasion & keeps us safe, appoints CONS judges to the SCOTUS, repeals OBama Care, etc, we, the average middle class citizen,

So much profoundly sad gullibility in so few words.

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@Visual_Cortex Glad you liked it!

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I like how you put “illegal” in all-caps. It’s comforting in a way, knowing that a minor civil violation (less serious, really, than traffic violations) still resonates so thoroughly among some.

Always with the all-caps. As in, “what part of ILLEGAL don’t you understand?”

I think Tinkerbell dies if “illegal” isn’t in all-caps.

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@Visual_Cortex @TomGaff ILLEGAL means ILLEGAL to millions and Myself! Quite different from the term immigrants or undocumented Calif likes to use!

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Projecting One’s Own Thoughts Onto the Words of the Writer or Speaker

From the Get Schooled blog, the thread on Betsy DeVos, June 12, 2017. Blend in the following thoughts of mine, here:

“It is becoming more obvious to me that most people will project onto others (living and the dead) their own level of consciousness.

That is how we elected Donald Trump as our president. I am convinced that the primary way out of this cesspool that Americans are now engulfed within is through education that will raise the consciousness of her citizens. When that elevation of consciousness happens, then, at least, citizens will project onto others a higher order of awareness and of reality than exists now. For-profit public schools will never raise consciousness to that level, and even service public school must work, without undue influences, to raise that level of consciousness in students.

It begins by citizens’ recognizing that liberal arts are probably more important to the survival of our species and the planet than even science and math. Unless we place sufficient emphasis on raising the consciousness of our citizens through understanding human nature in depth via literature, art, music, history, and psychology, we will continue to see others only through having our own limited consciousness looking back at us.”

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I posted the following on Jay Bookman’s blog on June 11, 2017:

When I was in grad school, many, many, many, many years ago, I learned that what an individual person brings to a work of literature is as much a part of the outcome of the reading process as what the author brings in writing his or her perceptions.

I have learned so much by being on this blog in very pragmatic ways that I knew academically previously. One of the pragmatic things that I have learned is that whatever I write (or what anyone writes) will be communicated only through the understanding lens of the reader. In other words, people project onto the speaker or writer their own perceptions of what the writer is trying to communicate, often not what the writer had in mind, at all.

Therefore, the more educated one is in depth of thought, or layered thought, without prejudgments ordained by societal norms, the richer is one’s understanding of where a person is coming from who is writing or speaking. That is why I so often remind people to think in depth, not in caricatures. That is why I also so often remind people to study the character of the writer or speaker with great detail because that character will let one know the truth or the lies behind the words. Think of Donald Trump.
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Here are two examples from this blog of how various readers can interpret the writer’s message in differing ways, for any person who may wish to explore this phenomena in more detail, through these two examples:

(1) https://maryelizabethsings.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/the-fiction-that-president-obama-is-an-imperialist-president/

(2) https://maryelizabethsings.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/intellectual-dissection-of-the-forest-vs-the-trees/

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I posted the following remarks on Jay Bookman’s blog on June 22, 2017:

“Something for another poster to ponder:

Do you think that the consciousness of the American society toward gays has become more elevated in the past 30 years? I believe the answer to that question would be ‘Yes.’

Since that is true, then can you not make the connection that raising the consciousness of the society eventually affects the voting public’s choices, such as equality under the law for marriage between people of the same sex? Or, the equality of black people to white people? Or, the right of women to vote as men had done before them?

All those are examples of a change in the consciousness of a society which even affects the members of the U. S. Congress, and even the President of the United States. That consciousness does not happen in a matter of four years or even a decade. Sometimes it takes centuries.”

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My Work for Jon Ossoff for U. S. Representative from my District

Week 1 Report, June 9, 2017, first posted on Jay Bookman’s blog of the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
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“Hello. Here is my weekly report of what I have done, personally, in behalf of Jon Ossoff. I did scout out that place where the new voting venue is and finally found it after almost an hour. It is difficult to get in and out of because it is on a major artery through my neighborhood. I called the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections Office in Atlanta and told them of the situation. I asked for them to have a traffic cop direct people in and out of that venue since there is no red light there, on election day.

I went by Jon Ossoff’s new office in my neighborhood (his campaign workers informed me that he had outgrown the original one in this area) and told them the first paragraph above. Mine is not the only voting change of venue in the 6th district. They will be looking into how easily other change of venues can be reached and thanked me for the information.

I got two large Ossoff signs. I wrote a reporter at the AJC and informed him by email of all the above. Here is a paragraph from that email, which many of you may enjoy reading if you like human interest stories:

“Anything that you can do to publicize what is happening for voters would be much appreciated. Today, I took a large Ossoff sign into an apartment neighborhood near my home, let the large sign show from above my sun window on my car’s roof, as I held it securely down, and drove slowly around that neighborhood. Some young boys were playing basketball (late middle school to early high school), and they yelled to me, and jumped up and down giving me a thumbs up in support for what I was doing. I asked the kids to ask their parents vote for Ossoff. They loved my Chutzpah, and I loved interacting with kids again (this retired teacher comes alive, once more, with kids!)”

I’m doing my small part to make America better!”

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(1) Find your polling place to vote for Jon OSSOFF. https://iwillvote.com/locate

(2) Scroll down to find your early voting location and time it’s open.
http://tinyurl.com/yddnv2lo

(3) Fair-minded Republicans, Independents, and Democrats MUST get out to vote for Jon OSSOFF by June 20th, if he is to win. See below:
http://www.myajc.com/news/gen-politics/how-the-district-run-off-election-june-might-look/bHzbRfuZIWN8jOUTOSnQmM/

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On Impeaching Donald Trump

Jay Bookman: “That (impeachment) is clearly not going to happen until after the 2018 mid-terms, when the American people get their chance to return to the polls and express their sentiments about all this.” (link:http://jaybookman.blog.myajc.com/2017/06/08/opinion-ten-top-takeaways-from-the-comey-testimony/

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The people of this nation made a terrible mistake in electing Donald Trump as their president, and if they do not insist upon his impeachment from office in 2018, we all will reap what we sow, not only for ourselves but for future generations.

Trump has no sense of history. If ever the ideas of Hamilton and Jefferson were decided as to whose should be dominant, it is now.

Unfortunately, too many of America’s citizens think in personal, not in historical contexts. As Jefferson well knew, and perhaps Hamilton did not so fully understand, education of a high order is essential in the public in order to sustain our American democratic experiment. Imo, Donald Trump is undermining American institutions which have kept our nation free and democratic for over 250 years.

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What is Ahead for the 21st Century?

Video of birds swarming over the sunset:

It is only small-minded arrogance that makes us think we are more powerful or intelligent than those birds. If we were to become the eye of God, we could see that each of the humans on Earth is no larger than a single bird in that flock above. Just as those birds have insight through instinct to know that they must work and flock together to survive, we must learn this yet as human beings. In the eyes of God, we are simply one of many, as are the birds. Only our consciousness allows us to grow closer to the mind of God.

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Spurred on by Jay Bookman’s excellent opinion piece of June 2, 2017, on his AJC blog (Link: http://jaybookman.blog.myajc.com/2017/06/02/opinion-the-second-american-civil-war-really/ ), I have mused over the future of these United States of America and even the nations of the world. Here is where I think humanity is headed in the 21st Century.

Presently, we think only as states and nations, but in the near future we will be forced to think of ourselves on this planet as Earthlings more than smaller divisions.

If we do not raise our consciousness to understand that need for mutual survival, we are bound to destroy one another.

The United States is not a sacred nation that must last forever, any more than the old Soviet Union was a sacred nation that must last forever.

However, the ideals and ideas which created America through the forging of the great American Experiment will last forever because those ideas are eternal in the soul of man, which embraces God.

Thomas Jefferson was not a fundamentalist thinker. He did not think in rigid parameters of thought that are dead to growth. He thought with the force of aliveness into the future and abstracted just enough truth to whittle thought down to its essential.

Thomas Jefferson in 1824, two years before he died, wrote:

“Nothing then is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.”

Thomas Jefferson did not particularly like the American Constitution except for its Bill of Rights. I do not believe that he saw this nation as holy but that the ideas that it was putting forth in the world for the first time as holy to humankind. We are all equal in the eyes of God. As we, as a nation, let that level consciousness enter our thinking, we will realize that no state in these united states is supreme and also that no nation in this world is supreme. The United States of America will not have another Civil War in the flesh, but we are presently having a Civil War of ideas of what America means. Those ideas and ideals will last forever even if our nation does not.

As we emerge with this new level of consciousness, we will also understand better that all human beings are both angels and devils and, therefore, we will stop judging so much others and ourselves, but simply reach out to others in a spirit of love and work, together, toward the survival of our common home, Earth. We do not need limited demarcations to do this.

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Thomas Jefferson (who could see well into the 21st century and beyond) from Dr. Saul Padover’s book, “Jefferson” :

” ‘Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. . . .I know. . . that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. . . .As. . . new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors. . . .Each generation. . . has. . .a right to choose for itself the form of government it believes most promotive of its own happiness. . . .a solemn opportunity of doing this every nineteen or twenty years should be provided by the constitution.’ ”

“His (Jefferson’s) conclusion in the matter of laws and institutions was that they were perpetually subject to change for the benefit of humanity. ‘Nothing then,’ he told Major John Cartwright in 1824, ‘is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.’ ”

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ADDENDUM:

In the above essay, I mentioned that going forward into the 21st Century, that there may not be a need for states, as in the United States, or national demarcations, as exist now throughout the world.

To elaborate on my thinking on this matter, in more detail, I see that some people, not just in the United States, but throughout the globe, are more evolved in consciousness than are others. I believe that these more evolved human beings will set the agenda for the globe for themselves and for other human beings in order to save our planet and to save humanity, itself.

That does not mean that they will view other human beings as being less than they are in the eyes of God, but only that they will view other human beings as having moved less far along the consciousness continuum toward the Godhead than they have, at that point in time. When that state of consciousness is arrived at by these evolved human beings, then to them all life, including all human life, all animal life, all plant life and even the life of the planet, with all of its soil, water, and minerals, will be viewed as sacred and equal in that all are manifestations of the Mind of God, which is love, and love fosters ongoing life, not death.

We see today that many people throughout the world have higher states of consciousness than others in various nations, such as in England and France as well as in America. That is why the emerging new world of the late 21st Century and beyond will not be run as states and nations but as human beings of more elevated consciousness (love and wisdom) wherever they are found on the Earth. This I believe because the survival of human life, and probably all life as we know it on Earth, means that this process must occur, over time, to save life as we know it for all. There is more I could add, but this is enough for now.

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The last stanza in the last poem my father ever wrote. It was written in the summer of 1999. Dad died in February of 2000 at age 80:

Farewell to thee, O century great!
Long may your ideals reign
And leave “the sunshine” of peace and hope
Through the war clouds of a distant rain!
Thus, open wide a bridge of understanding
As century twenty-one shall begin
Then seek the wisdom of Providence
To guide us to the end!

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Post Script: I had written that the evolved people of this world, in terms of consciousness, would become the leaders of the world toward the end of this century whatever nation or state within a nation, such as ours, these natural leaders reside on our common planet, our mutual home.

Obviously, the consciousness of Donald Trump has evolved no further than that of an adolescent boy, and the fact that he is the President of the United States has to be by the will of God in that what he will accomplish will be not what he intends, but what God has in mind. (As Lincoln said of the Civil War’s fate.) Personally, I believe that Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will knock each other out of power so that the two superpowers presently on our planet will have to become one with the many other nations on Earth, equal whether great or small. We must come into that consciousness, forged by Thomas Jefferson, that all men are created equal and work together on our planet, even without national or state demarcations, to survive together in a higher level of consciousness as we begin to explore not only ourselves in greater depth, but explore our Universe, literally.

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