The Essence of Politics

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Being Thankful for Politics!

Many of us have just celebrated another joyous Thanksgiving Day and I want to say that we are truly thankful for a lot. If you look around the world, we have countries at civil war with another, wars being silently fought and waged underneath the media's scope, and government's being ruthless toward its people. Yes we are thankful for a lot people. I mean, look around you, everything that I have just told are a result of politics. We are thankful for politics, regardless of what type of political system exists, we must understand that within every political system there's a cause and a purpose. Politics make the decisions of who gets what, when, and how. No matter how you look at it, politics is rooted in every type of decision we make as individuals and that is something that we must all be thankful for. So I hope we all realize just how thankful we are for politics, no matter if you view it as good or bad.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Political Blogging

The new trend in politics are political blogs and many people are starting to get into the act of blogging in order to find out what's going on in the political arena. Therefore political parties and politicians are starting to realize now more than ever that they need each other in order to survive. Midterm elections showed that online activists and the party need each other and that is something that could signal the direction of how the 2008 Presidential elections might trend. So if you are not hype to political blogging than I highly encourage everyone to start checking out the political blog circuit now and become acclimated before 2008 gets into full trend.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Military Draft

Will Americans go for a military draft? Well the discussion of implementing a military draft has resurfaced and all I can say is that if it takes place that things are sure to change dramatically and drastically. So I ask will the youth of America allow a military draft to be implemented? Can we afford to see a military draft installed in 2006 or even in 2007? Is the War in Iraq so bad that now they need a military draft in order to meet troop supplies in terms of soldiers? I don't know but I am just posing the questions that one needs to consider.

GOD BLESS OUR SOLDIERS

Friday, November 17, 2006

Whose running in 2008?

Let me know who you would like to see run in 2008? In the meantime, here a couple of pictures of several potential people who might run in 2008 such as Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (Democrat), Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (Republican), former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani (Republican), U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona & former 2000 Republican Presidential Candidate, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina & 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee John Edwards , U.S. Senator from New York & former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democrat), U.S. Senator from Massachusetts & 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry, U.S. Senator from Indiana Evan Bayh (Democrat), Senate Majority Leader Bill First of Tennesse (Republican), and U.S. Senator from Illinois Barack Obama (Democrat).











Thursday, November 16, 2006

South Africa Approves Gay Marriages


If South Africa can allow Gay Marriages, why can't America? Several countries such as Canada, Spain, Belgium, and the Netherlands allow gay marriages to take place and now South Africa has joined the few countries that allow gay marriages to take place. However South Africa lawmakers included in their Civil Union Bill that marriage officers can refuse to perform a same-sex ceremony on religious grounds. This recent bill was created because South Africa's highest court ruled last year that denying gay people the right to marry was unconstitutional and gave the legislature to Dec. 1, 2006 to change the law. Now with law being changed, the bill only needs the approval of the National Council of Provinces before being signed by President Thabo Mbeki.


So if South Africa's highest court could see that a Gay Marriage Ban is unconstitutional than will that mean the U.S. Supreme Court will see it the same way and rule that Gay Marriage bans is unconstitutional. Time will tell and I know for many in Tennessee that they hope such a ruling comes soon with the people of Tennessee voting to ban Gay Marriages for religious reasons.

Welcome back Mr. Lott?


Regardless of what many people may think about Trent Lott, including myself, I have come to realize that a few years ago Mr. Lott's comments were taken out of context. Mr. Lott was simply trying to make an old man happy on his 100th birthday when Mr. Lott said America would be better off if they voted for Mr. Strom Thurmond in 1948 as President, when Thurmond ran as a segregationist "Dixiecrat." Now many individuals including myself quickly called Mr. Lott, a racist and unfit to be the Senate Majority Leader because of those comments. So now I am here today to tell Mr. Lott, I'm sorry and to encourage others to stand up and clap for Mr. Lott because he is back as his parties Minority Whip (Number 2 Guy for the Republicans in the Senate). I am pleased to say that like Mr. John Kerry's comments a week or two ago, Mr. Lott's comments years ago were taken out of context and the media and individuals like myself quickly ran with it and didn't really understand the setting of the occasion where Mr. Lott was at. Mr. Lott said he was just trying to make Mr. Thurmond feel good on his 100th birthday and that is what was truly overlooked in Mr. Lott's comments, the setting and place where his comments were made. All of us have tried to make someone feel good for their birthday and most of us would go to great lengths to do that.

Therefore I am happy to see Mr. Lott back at the top of his Party and I am sure that when he talks everyone will be listening but will be listening to see will Mr. Lott continue to criticize the Bush administration like he has done for the last 2 years since Bush's reelection. Mr. Lott has perhaps been one of the administrations biggest Republican critics and that is surely something that many experts are looking forward to seeing which Mr. Lott will emerge and which Mr. Lott will the public be watching for. Well for me I am looking forward to seeing the outspoken Bush administration critic Mr. Lott and I hope everyone else is too.

Are you Ready for 2008?

I hope all of you are ready for 2008? I know it is too early to be thinking about it but 2008 will be here before you know it. I don't who is running for President but I want everyone to get excited about it because for the first time in several years, we won't be having an incumbent running for the Presidency and won't be having a Vice President running to be President. So I want everyone to get registered to vote like now. Get ready and get pumped for 2008. I know 2007 has not come in yet but we need to start moblizing for 2008 now and not just let 2007 go by without getting as many people registered to vote and excited about the 2008 Presidential election. So I encourage everyone to take time out and tell people to get registered to vote and not wait until 2008 but start doing it now so we can have the largest number of people resistered to vote ever in the United States. Then after getting everyone registered, let's make sure we turnout even larger numbers in the 2008 Presidential election.

So I ask you, are you ready for 2008, I have been ready every since Wednesday, November 8, 2006. So I hope all of you are ready?

Where the Youth At?

While much talk about the 2006 Election has been about the Democrats taking over the House and Senate. I am still ashamed at the fact that it seems that Congress continues to get older and older every year. When will the youth get a chance to emerge in the political racks. We can go fight wars but we can't be political representatives for our country at the highest level of government which is Federal Government. For example, a 36 year old Congressman running for U.S. Senate in Tennessee was constantly considered immature by his opponent and his opponents party but I ask you, if he's considered immature than ain't a lot of the individuals who go fight for this country still immature.

Also isn't President Bush immature at times when he speaks. When will the youth get there chance. When will the people in Congress be truly representative of all the ages. So we as youth need to start our own political party and start creating our own politicians that are good enough to win elections. We need to be our own political party. So everyone between the age of 18-35 and those even younger who can't vote, we should start the Youth Party and emerge to pronounce as a force to wreaking with. The YOUTH PARTY, right here, right now.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Affirmative Action in Jeopardy?

While many people are talking about the Democrats taking over the House and possibly taking over the Senate, there was a major amendment that passed in Michigan that could affect the future of America as we know. Hundreds of televisions screens were tuned in to the 2006 Midterm Election results, over night in a blink of an eye, Affirmative Action was dealt a major blow across American because of Michigan's Proposal 2 passing. The Civil Rights Movement was set back once again as the voters in Michigan decided to pass an amendment that states no affirmative action programs will be used throughout the state. Therefore, minorities in the state of Michigan have to literally fight for everything they want. Minorities probably already had it rough or thought they had it rough but clearly with the passing of Proposal 2 in Michigan, which was labeled Michigan's Civil Rights Initiative. This initiative passed with 58 percent of the vote and clearly the wording in this proposal confused many voters and as a result of that, Michigan no longer has Affirmative Action.

It's a sad day in the political world and it should be a sad day for all college students because while many of our minority leaders went to school off affirmative action, as of today, the passing of Proposal 2 in Michigan could pave the way for other states getting rid of Affirmative Action.

Now I must serious shade a tear for Affirmative Action being banned in Michigan....so sad....oh how the mighty have truly fallen.

Why Get an Absentee Ballot?

An Absentee Ballot is defined as a ballot marked and mailed in advance by a voter away from the place where he or she is registered. Therefore the purpose of an absentee ballot is to ensure that people have the chance to vote a primary or general election although they are not in the place where he or she is registered to vote. For example, let's say you are a college student and you attend college in another state or you attend college in the same state where you are registered but you won't be home to vote on election day. Therefore it would be important for you to request an absentee ballot in advance because you will be outside your voting district on election day.

Now you might ask, how would you go about doing that and the answer is pretty simple, you would contact your local or state election commission i.e. secretary of state office and ask for an absentee ballot application so that you can request for an absentee ballot for any election you know you will not be home to vote in. The early you do this, the better, don't wait until election day to do it when you can do it one or two in advance so that way your absentee ballot is mailed to you in advance and you can quickly fill it out and mail it back in to the election commission just as quickly as you got it. Therefore your ballot can count in the election.

By asking for an absentee ballot that means you can't vote in person on election day even if you are at home in the area where you are registered. Also if you just registered to vote, it is important that you know that you can't vote via absentee the first go round because it is required that all newly registered voters vote in person for their first election.

Anyone besides newly registered voters can request an absentee ballot no matter if you are going to be out of state on election day or out of the country. The sooner you request it, the quicker your absentee ballot application can be processed and the absentee ballot can be sent off to you. So I highly encourage everyone to start considering absentee ballots especially college students because if you are not going to register in the state where you attend college than it make sure you are registered at home and that you get an absentee ballot.

How To Apply For An Absentee Ballot?

How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

I can't get to the polls on election day. Can I vote?
Yes. You may vote by absentee ballot if you:
will be absent from your city or town on election day, and/or
have a physical disability that prevents your voting at the polling place, and/or
cannot vote at the polls due to religious beliefs.

How can I apply for an absentee ballot?
Apply in writing to your city or town clerk or election commission and include your:
name,
address as registered,
ward and precinct (if you know them),
address where you wish the absentee ballot sent,
in a primary, the party ballot you want, and
your signature.

Can anyone else apply for an absentee ballot for me?
Yes. A family member may apply for you.

When should I submit my application for an absentee ballot?
If you wish to vote by absentee ballot for more than one election in a year you may make one application and request that ballots for all elections during that calendar year be sent to you.
If you vote by mail, make certain the application arrives at your local election office early. Remember, the ballot will be mailed to you. You may mail or hand-deliver it back to the election office but must arrive before the close of the polls on election day.

How do I vote by absentee ballot?
You may vote at the clerk's office or request that the ballot be mailed to you. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot is noon of the day before the election.

Can a family member apply for my absentee ballot?
Yes.

Must I be a registered voter in order to vote by absentee ballot?
Yes, unless you are a "specially qualified voter". A specially qualified voter is a person:
who is otherwise eligible to register as a voter and
whose present domicile is outside the United States and whose last domicile in the United States was Massachusetts or whose present domicile is Massachusetts and who is:(a) absent from the city or town or residence and in the active service of the armed forces or in the merchant marine of the United States or a spouse or dependent of such person; (b) absent from the commonwealth; or (c) confined in a correctional facility or a jail, except if by reason of felony conviction.

Must my ballot be witnessed?
No.

What if I'm not able to mark my absentee ballot?
You may ask any person to help you. The helper must print his or her name and your name on the brown envelope, write the reason you needed help and then sign his or her name as the assisting person.

Jay-Z - History



(Jay-Z - History)Jay-Z - History with Lyrics

LYRICS : [Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighter)
And the battle's finally won
(Gimme a lighter)
Victory (Lighters up) is finally ours
(Lighters up)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 1: Jay-Z]
In search of victory, she keeps eluding me
If only we could be together momentarily
We can make love and make history
Why won't you visit me? until she visit me
I'll be stuck with her sister, her name is defeat
She gives me agony, so much agony
She brings me so much pain, so much misery
Like missing your last shot and falling to your knees
As the crowd screams for the other team
I practice so hard for this moment, victory don't leave
I know what this means, I'm stuck in this routine
Whole new different day, same old thing
All I got is dreams, nobody else can see
Nobody else believes, nobody else but me
Where are you victory? I need you desperately
Not just for the moment, to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighters)
Victory is finally ours
(Yeah)
History (yeah), so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 2: Jay-Z]
So now I'm flirting with death, hustling like a G
While victory wasn't watching took chances repeatedly
As a teenage boy before acne, before I got proactiv I couldn't face she
I just threw on my hoodie and headed to the street
That's where I met success, we'd live together shortly
Now success is like lust, she's good to the touch
She's good for the moment but she's never enough
Everybody's had her, she's nothing like V
But success is all I got unfortunately
But I'm burning down the block hoppin' in and out of V
But something tells me that there's much more to see
Before I get killed because I can't get robbed
So before me success and death ménage
I gotta get lost, I gotta find V
We gotta be together to make history

[Chorus: Cee-lo]
Now that all the smoke is gone
(Lighters. Up.)
And the battle's finally won
(Lighter. Up.)
Victory is finally ours
(Lighters. Up.)
History, so long, so long
So long, so long

[Verse 3: Jay-Z]
Now victory is mine, it tastes so sweet
She's my trophy wife, you're coming with me
We'll have a baby who stutters repeatedly
We'll name him history, he'll repeat after me
He's my legacy, son of my hard work
Future of my past, he'll explain who I be
Rank me amongst the greats, either 1, 2, or 3
If I ain't number one then I failed you victory
Ain't in it for the fame that dies within weeks
Ain't in it for the money, can't take it when you leave
I wanna be remembered long after you grieve
Long after I'm gone, long after I breathe
I leave all I am in the hands of history
That's my last will and testimony
This is much more than a song, it's a baby shower
I've been waiting for this hour, history you ours


[Chorus: Cee-lo (2x)]
Now that all the smoke is gone
And the battle's finally won
Victory is finally ours
History, so long, so long
So long, so long



Man in the Mirror--By Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

I'm gonna make a change,
for once im my life
It's gonna feel real good,
gonna make a diference
Gonna make it right...

As I, turn up the collar on
my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets,
with not enought to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs

A summer disregard,a broken bottle top
And a one man soul
They follow each other on the wind ya' know
'Cause they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)
(Na na na, na na na, na na, na nah)

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me, pretending that they're not alone?

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
(Washed-out dream)
They follow the pattern of the wind ya' see
'Cause they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me
(Starting with me!)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change
(Take a look at yourself, and then make a change)

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Ooh!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Change his ways - ooh!)
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that..
(Take a look at yourself and then make that..)
CHANGE!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror - Oh yeah!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
(If you wanna make the world a better place)


Michael Jackson - Man in the mirror

A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cook






It's been a long time coming but a change is surely going to come in America and the World! I am the Future of America and the World and that is the message that each of us must carry with us each and every day that we wake up on Earth! I am the Future! You are the Future! We are the Future of America and the World! That is way every election is important--primaries, special elections and general! So vote every year and hold our politicians accountable. Hold our political officials accountable by writing them, calling them and making sure they attend meetings that we the people have. "The Time for Change is not Now but Right Now!"

"EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary" should be our anthem and should be our creed as we make the positive differences in America and the world that so many people beg for and hungry for year after year! A Change is Gonna Come, A Change is Gonna Come, that's what we must say as we say "God grants us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, Courge to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference" each morning before we go about the task of making a positive change in America and the world a reality.



Born In The U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen


“When will people realize that we are Americans first and foremost, not Democrats or Liberals, not Republicans or Conservatives, not Independents or moderates. We are Americans. Stop putting a political party above America and stop putting any politican above America. America succeeds because of us the people holding our government responsible no matter the political party because the main two political parties are to blame for the condition America is in."—Hodari P.T. Brown

America with its flaws and all is a country I am proud to have been born in. America is not perfect but my love for it is perfect. That’s why all Americans must realize that we are all Americans. In fact we are Americans first and foremost. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are Americans.

We are not Muslims, Christians or Jews. We are Americans. Too many times we recognize our differences with others rather than appreciating our similarities which are, we are Americans. We are Americans first and foremost, no matter if we were born here or moved here legally. We are all Americans, here in this country to make not only our lives better but the lives of other Americans better so future Americans can enjoy the rights and freedoms that make us all Americans.

We are all Americans. We are one party united under God. We are Americans and this is the only political party that matters. We are Americans and this is our country so let’s make sure that we make America better than how we found it so future Americans can live prosperous and joyous lives. We are Americans and must not ever forget that.

America will prosper as long we make sure we are doing our part to make it prosper and that means we can’t put any political party or politician above America. Long live America forever and long live America’s service to the world. Together, America and the world will prosper for future generations to enjoy America and the world we live in.


Lift Every Voice and Sing


This video of the ' Negro National Anthem' was originally screened at the historic African-American Church Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC on January 18th, 2009. Many of the esteemed individuals featured in this video in attendance and we presented with the ' Keepers of the Flame' award for the monumental contributions to social justice.

This version of the song was performed by the Grace Baptist Church Cathedral Choir, conducted by Derrick James. The video was produced and donated by Ascender Communications, LLC (www.ascender-c.com) at the request of The Balm In Gilead, Inc.

If I Was President--Wyclef Jean




If I was President that is the people's anthem. We all have ideas of what we can do as President and through this website, we will fulfill our deam as a people!

Somethings Gotta Give--Big Boi ft Mary J Blige



Somethings Gotta Give people and it begins today for all us to make sure that something is us. We the people are sick and tired of suffering. Where is our piece of the Dream that so many people dead for so that we all could see today. This is our time people to change America and the world so that the Next Generation has a better future than the past we inherited.

This is our call to service. This isn't about one political candidate or one political figure. This is about us as people coming together to finally leave up to our potential and achieving the great feats that those before us have achieved. This is our moment to lead our nation and our world to greater heights.

Somethings gotta give people and it starts with us the people making it happen. We have to improve our education system in America. We have to rid the world of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We have to go to the streets and lift a hand to another in order to decrease poverty in this world. We have to take a stand today and make sure that the future of America and the world is brighter than it has ever been.

Somethings Gotta Give and that is why we must "Remember Each One, Reach One and Teach One so America's future and the World's future continues to prosper."

John Legend - "If You're Out There"


If you're out there than you need to get started in helping to change America and the world. The world and America won't change until you get involved in making the changes you want to see in this world. If you're out there, than you must know that tomorrow started now and today started yesterday so you are behind in helping to the change. If you are tired of hatred, racism, poverty, war, and violence than the time to change it is now. If you want universal health care, world peace, democracy for every nation, equal rights, and happiness for all than you must get involved now to help the save world.

You must believe in the change that you want to see and you must act on making that change a reality. If you're out there than say it aloud and show the rest of America and the world that you're out here to make a real positive change in the communities we stay in. If you're out there than get involved now. I'm calling every women and men to join me as we take back our country right here, right now. If you're out there than the future started yersterday and we are already late so we have lots of work to do but I know we can do it together as one.

YES WE CAN



Yes We Can accomplish anything that we set out to do! We don't need charismatic or inspirational leaders to believe in ourselves and to take responsiblity for our own faith, we just need each other. Yes We Can build a new America and a new world if each of us would take action now to make the changes that we want to see in the world. Yes We Can control government by holding our political officials accountable for their actions by calling them out when they don't pass legislation that supports the common good of all man and by voting in every election to ensure that we have people representing the people locally, state wide, nationally and in the world.

Yes We Can be great! Yes We Can be what we want to be! Yes We Can be glorious in not only America but the world! Yes We can put action behind our worlds and change the world starting right here, right now! Yes We Can as Republicans, Democrats and Independents become one as we freely think about our fellow men and women and make decisions that will be in the best interest of all people and not one single group.

Yes We Can be the change that we want to see in the world! Yes We Can show the world that the youth are ready to lead! Yes We Can put our egos, our social economic statuses, our religions, our educational statuses and our skin color to the side for the better good of the world! Yes We Can be Greater than we have ever been and help others be Greater than they have ever be!

YES WE CAN and YES WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS IN ALL THAT WE DO! YES WE CAN, no matter what others may say, we will be glorious! YES WE WILL and YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN!

YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN! YES WE CAN is what will be sung from every mountaintop, every riverbank, every household, every school yard, every factory, every sporting event, every college campus and even every place you can imagine in the world is where YES WE CAN, will be said and heard!

YES WE CAN!

Keep On Pushing - Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions


Wake Up People! No matter who is elected to any public office, we have to “Keep On Pushing” as a people to make sure they don’t leave us in a worst state than what they inherited. We as a people have to “Keep On Pushing” to make a difference in the lives of others. We have to have an “EmPOWERment By Any Means Necessary” attitude as we continue to push our agenda that we the people deserve and want better. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change in a positive way that will benefit all Americans no matter their age, their religion or skin color. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will improve our education system, improve our military, improve our national security, improve our healthcare system and improve our economy. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to bring about change that will leave America’s future in a better than how we found it and that will leave the world’s future in a better state than we imagined we could live it. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to make life better for our neighborhoods, our families and even our quote on quote enemies. We have to “Keep On Pushing” to inspire, to uplift and to guide those who need help spiritually, physically and mentally. We have to “Keep On Pushing ” so that our lives, our future generation’s lives and the lives of those who came before us does not die in vein.

“Keep on Pushing”

A War For Your Soul

A War For Your Soul-regular version from Erisai Films on Vimeo.


The moment has come for us as a nation of people to finally wake up and realize that our destiny and fate in society has rests on our shoulders. We cannot allow the forces of evil and darkness to drain us out. We have to continue to overcome all odds in order to make the future of our nation better and the future of future generations of Americans better. We have to continue to pray to our Lord and we have to continue to uplift each other in prayer as well as take action against those things that are trying to destroy us. We have to stand up once and for all and be the future that we want to be. Now is our time and we shall do together by any means necessary.

This video was created to inspire young African-Americans not to fall prey to some of the problems they face in society. The use of the voice "Master of Darkness" represents evil, which is where the blame of all problems should be placed, and not on any one group of people. This video should not to be used to divide people (Black & White), there are images of heroes that are white in this video, and there are images of Black & White coming together with the words of Dr. King in the background. Some of the images from the past can be unsettling, but they are used to show all Americans how far we have come, and how far we still have to go. This film is being strategically placed in school systems, churches and youth orgs around the country, in hope of helping a lost generation of kids that we as Americans have forgotten. As fellow Americans we must continue to love each other, and take that love and spread it to the rest of the world. **THIS VIDEO IS NOT FOR SALE & I AM NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE FILM, I ONLY WANT THE MESSAGE TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANY HIDDEN POLITICAL OR FINANCIAL AGENDA.
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Sitting On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding



"The time for sitting is over! The time for action is now! The time for hope without action is hopeless! The time for change without a positive attitude is a change that we can't believe in! We need change that is positive of helping all people! Our time for action is now, our time for hope is now, our time for change is now and our time to believe that we can do whatever we set our minds to is not now but right now!"

STAR SPANGLED BANNER


The Star-Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming;
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?


On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner; O long may it wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave,
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave;
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!


O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land,
Praise the power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just.
And this be our motto— "In God is our trust; "
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

Black President



Our Time is not now but Right Now! Our Time has finally come to change the world not now but Right Now! If you don't believe that we can change the world than watch as we do it by changing your mind into believing in us and what we can do! This is OUR TIME RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!

FIGHT THE POWER



We got to FIGHT THE POWER! We can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch injustices take place. We can no longer sit by and allow our right to vote to become unexercised. We must FIGHT THE POWER for our past, present and future! We can no longer allow our rights to be oppressed and our voice to become drained by the powers at be. We must FIGHT THE POWER and show that we have a lot to say that needs to be heard by the mainstream media. We must FIGHT THE POWER and live up to our potential as dynamic, unbelievable and phenomenal people.


We must not believe the hype but we must become the hype. We are not Harriett Tubman, Marcus Garvey, MLK, Malcolm X, Booker T. Washington, Carter G. Woodson, W.E.B. DuBois, the Black Panther Party, SNCC, or any other activists but we are the fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, uncles, aunties, and relatives of those who came before us to pave the way for us to FIGHT THE POWER! We are not next Generation of leaders who will not be honored and praised until they die but that’s the fight we accept. We are not fighting the power for glory or fame but we are fighting the power for just causes that most men and women will not understand until years or decades later.


We are fighting for our sisters and brothers in Darfur, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, China and Mexico. We are speaking for those who are poor and have no food or water. We are fighting for those who are sick and dying. We are fighting for universal healthcare across the world and human rights for all people. We are fighting for rich and poor! We must FIGHT THE POWER no matter how hard and tough the road may be. We must FIGHT THE POWER for a better today and an even greater tomorrow!


FIGHT THE POWER!

PEOPLE GET READY


“People Get Ready” our time is coming! We have come too far to turn back now. Our train is coming and it is coming in waves. “People Get Ready”, we don’t need a ticket but we need faith and the Lord will help guide us as we take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” our moment is now and we are ready to see the change we want in America and the world. All we got to do is have faith, hope and prosperity. “People Get Ready” to face your fears. “People Get Ready” to face your demons and the challenges of yesterday because today and tomorrow we will conquer & be victorious. “People Get Ready” a change is coming and our actions will make sure that change is a real positive change that lasts forever.


“People Get Ready” because we have had enough of just talking but now is our time to show action. “People Get Ready” to take back America and the world. “People Get Ready” to take back our communities and to make our streets safer and schools better. “People Get Ready” to make all our dreams come true. “People Get Ready” to see a better present for everyone and a better future for future generations. “People Get Ready” to live up to your potential and to help others live up to their own potential. “People Get Ready” to move past hatred, bigotry, racism and sexism. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the dreams of those who came before us and those who will come after us.


“People Get Ready” as we make our actions speak louder than our words. “People Get Ready” to make words mean something again as we put action to back up our rhetoric. “People Get Ready” as we embark on a new journey that will re-write America’s history as well as the world’s history. “People Get Ready” as we make the lives of others better and the lives of future generations better. “People Get Ready” because all we need is faith, hope and action to make this world a better place. “People Get Ready” to make a difference. “People Get Ready” to fulfill the American dream. “People Get Ready" to live out the American Dream as our founding fathers wanted us to live it. “People Get Ready” because our time is now, our moment is now and our moment in time to change America & the world is not now but right now. “People Get Ready” because a change is coming!


Alicia]
(Let me tell you now)
People get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord

[Lyfe]
People get ready, for a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most

[Alicia]
There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Who would hurt all man kind just to save his own (believe me now)
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there's no hiding place against the kingdoms throne

[Alicia & Lyfe]
So people get ready there's a train coming
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels humming,
You don't need no ticket, you just thank the lord


“PEOPLE GET READY!”

God Bless the U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood


Lee Greenwood-god bless the U.S.A