What knocked us so far off balance?!?
Why have we turned our backs on all those fathers who, filled with hope, faithfully brought their families through Ellis Island believing in the Promised Land?
When did we redefine Exceptionalism as reneging on our Statue of Liberty boast, by arresting children crawling out of the mud with no hope of undocumented reform?
How did We Built That become America’s inhumanity to children?
Where is Lincoln found in us this Father’s Day?
What if, all the world’s a stage and We the People merely players, then don’t we need to get our act together and stop cheering extremes, and current obstructionist cast of congressional characters with voting ovations without following the money?
Why are we reelecting a Congress to whom we give only single digit approval?
When do we acknowledge, citizenship is not a spectator sport, and play our leading role before the curtain falls?
How did we become guilty by association with the art of gerrymandering and politically manipulating Benghazi, Bergdahl, and Baghdad, into weapons for flip flopping politicians?
Where is the truth behind the headlines that bury the secrets of strangers and needs of children and, yes, where have all the flowers of The Greatest Generation, The Best and the Brightest and Compassionate Conservatism gone?
What My Truth Is: I love NPR and Terry Gross, and prefer Elizabeth Warren for President over Christie or Hillary, but in primary vote, it was Hillary, not Obama I chose.
Why then, in 2014, do we continue the argument over, that for all his corporatism compromised soul, President end wars, bring them home, healthcare chess player Obama’s reform endeavors surpass those of most administrations since November 22, 1963?
How then can we allow McCain, Boehner & Mitch to continue their blacktracking denial of a Nobel Peace prize almost finally earned, going to the imperfect bi-racial Hawaiian for his acting out our very best American dreams.
Who and where are we when media circles its redundant wagons for self-preservation of myopic gossip, without our protesting?
How is it you, Touré Neblett, and we don’t see the larger issue here is that self-important counterfeit products like you, Chuck Todd, Joe Scarborough, Rand Paul and Eric Cantor seem to regard the newsworthy truth as the enemy…and the media is going to have to learn to pretend that the media doesn’t think that the public is the enemy?
Sacrificing Flag Day 2014 on the altar of, by and for the battles between Black & White, Rich & Poor, Left & Right, LGBT & Narrow, Red & Blue and worst of all, war on women, enables self-destruction of United We Stand, and disables, One Nation Indivisible.
Life, like voting, is neither guaranteed nor a Constitutional right, but a privilege to be cherished before time runs out.
Life is as fleeting as a guided-missile launched from cruiser USS Philippine Sea, constantly course adjusting to the new ISIS threat to corporate oil cash flow.
Life creates in impromptu moments and improvises amidst the best laid plans. Life is not cliff notes, but a banquet from which too many are being starved out of representation.
American life is an incomplete constitution, askew from the sum total of both documented and not. So to recapture our sense of ensemble, fasten your seat-belts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride to give me your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, but we can and must get our act back together!