The Essence of Politics

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Troops

We are sons and daughters!
We are mothers and fathers!
We are brothers and sisters!

All bonded to serve our nation!

We are courageous!
We are strong!
We are selfless!

All bonded with a mission to protect our country from harms way!

We work 24 hours a day!
We work 7 days a week!
We work 12 months out the year!

All bonded 365 days to build a better America!

We fight on land!
We fight through the sea!
We fight in the air!

All bonded on Earth to fight for the great old USofA!

We are America's troops!
We are our nation's line of defense!
We are patriots and heroes to some!

All bonded by our faith to service and  loyalty to country!

We are the Army!
We are the Air Force!
We are the Marines!
We are the Navy!

All bounded to form America's Armed Forces!

We sacrifice our lives!
We miss out on birthdays!
We sometimes miss child births and funerals!

All bounded as troops that become a battle family to lean on forever!

We are the troops so honor us don't forget about us!
We are the troops so love us don't hurt us!
We are the troops so support us don't dismiss us!
We are the troops so take care of us as we protect everyone's rights and freedoms both abroad & at home.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stop the Politics

The American people don't want to hear that the $2 billion we have spent to liberate the Libyan people is less than what the previous administration spent to liberate the Afghanistan and Iraqi people. Clearly stop the politics because we need to jobs in America and that $2 billion that was spent liberating Libya could have went toward improving our schools, our infrastructure, etc. Thus stop the political games and acting like over the last 3 years we aren't still spending billions of dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan because we are.

It's time out to politics and its time to restore America back to the people who are the one's suffering.

Vote No to Detroit Charter Revision on November

Citizens of Detroit, vote no to the Detroit Charter Revision on November 8, it is taking rights from us the citizens while empowering elected officials. So let's vote no and revise this revision to restore rights to the citizens.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MSNBC misleading Public

Once again the national news media particularly MSNBC puts out false and misleading information in order to make Detroit, Michigan look back. Brownstown Township is not Detroit, Michigan so why would MSNBC begin a news cast by saying in Detroit, a 9 year old girl is seen driving her drunk father. This type of media misleading attacks has to stop.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44932952/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/
http://www.newsytype.com/12869-9-year-old-girl-appointed-designated-driver-by-drunk-father/

Herman Cain

Hermain Cain's Presidential campaign is rewriting Presidential campaign history books similar to how President Barack Obama rewrote the whole political landscape in 2008. I'm not saying that Hermain Cain will win the GOP Presidential nomination but am I am saying that for a person who has never ran for a political office before yet alone held one to be in the top tier of any of the two major political parties Presidential nomination, is impressive.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Always Respect & Remember our Veterans

America we need to always respect and remember our veterans regardless if we agree with the wars they are fighting, we shouldn't never dishonor them or disown them for simply falling orders and protecting many of the rights & privileges that our nation has today.

Occupy Wallstreet Movement

The Occupy Wallstreet Movement is in month number 1 and it has spread to cities all across America, even right here in my hometown of Detroit. The movement is not simply a liberal movement just like the Tea Party movement isn't a conservative movement. They both are American movements built on up on the frustration of an ineffective government structure that has failed mainstreet America while rewarding Wall Street and the bank barons.

Both movements are built out of frustration of our nation's government being ineffective and while both conservative & liberal groups have high jacked or at least are trying to highjack both movements, it is clear that the Occupy Wall Street movement is the last hope for us as ordinary Americans to finally demand that Democrats do what they said they did when they controlled both houses of Congress from January 2009-December 2010 and that's regulate Wall Street once and for all. In fact it is time to demand that Republicans do the same.

Both the Democratic and Republican Parties need to regulate Wall Street and give this nation back to ordinary Americans.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mitt Romney--Flip Flopper, GOP version of John Kerry

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney just picked up two big endorsements from former Florida Governor Charlie Crist and current New Jersey Chris Christie. Now while the endorsements virtually give the GOP Presidential nomination to Mitt Romney in 2012, let me be the first to tell you that if Romney is the challenger to President Barack Obama, than Obama wins reelection hands down. Its not even an question mark. In fact, Obama can possibly win southern states or all 50 states that all weak Romney is and how much Romney is the GOP version of John Kerry, flip-flopper.

Romney vs. Obama is the best match up that the Democratic Party and Obama supporters could ask for because Romney can't energize the GOP establishment yet alone the tea party movement that helped the GOP in 2010. 

Game Over! Obama wins in 2012, so get ready for a second term President Barack Obama!

     Recovery Act: Mitt Romney flip-flops on the Recovery Act - WhichMitt.com 



Economy: Mitt Romney flip-flops on the Economy - WhichMitt.com   


Roe v. Wade: Mitt Romney flip-flops on Roe v. Wade - WhichMitt.com 


Health Care: Mitt Romney flip-flops on Health Care - WhichMitt.com   


Automobile Industry: Mitt Romney flip-flops on the Automobile Industry - WhichMitt.com


Ronald Reagan: Mitt Romney flip-flops on how he feels about Ronald Reagan - WhichMitt.com 



Friday, October 07, 2011

10 year Anniversary of Operation Enduring Freedom

On October 7, 2001, the United States of America started Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. However now we are 10 years within and we need to take this time out to stand up for the men and women who sacrifice their lives so that we can have peace and freedom in this nation. So we need to make sure Congress and this nation is taking care of troops who give so much but ask for so little in return from those they serve and protect.

Wall Street Takeover

The Wall Street Takeover is in week 3 and the Occupy Wall Street movement is growing. However the movement can't be taken over by any of the unions or by political parties. This movement is growing and the reality is the frustration shouldn't just be toward Wall Street but it should be toward the White House and the Capitol who have failed to regulate Wall Street. Both Democrats and Republicans have failed to do their job in protecting the average American while allowing Wall Street greed to reign supreme.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Questions?

There are tons of questions and problems we are dealing with in America. However the solutions seem to be nonexistent. Still I believe that the solutions to our problems starts with us the American people holding our nation's politicians accountable to us rather than corporations.

Respect the Oval Office

President Obama isn't the first President to be compared to Hitler or Stalin. Bush was compared to Hitler too and Clinton to Stalin so let's not think no President has been compared to bad figures. I'm against all the disrespect toward the oval office regardless who is in it. I hope more Americans would feel the same way because while it's okay to disagree with policies and the actions of others, it's not okay to call people names. Just shameful!

Respect the Oval Office regardless of who holds the office!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Take Back America

Economist Jeffrey Sachs was recently on MSNBC TV speaking the truth about how Democrats & Republicans are both in pockets of corporations. Sachs said that the stimulus, tax cuts and bailouts were misguided and ineffective. Sachs even went on to say look at who is paying for the fundraising dinners to see President Barack Obama, it's the elites cause who can afford a $3,500 plate meal. Surely not the average Joe or Jane especially not in this economic climate.

So if we are to take back America, we must start by standing up and being American. We must stop being Democrats & Republicans and start being Americans first and foremost. With 94% of all politicians who win elections winning because they had the most money, its time for us as Americans to wake up and take back our country from the elite, from corporations and our bought two major party political system. Stand up America and take back our country once and for all.

Monday, October 03, 2011

We Americans

We have people looking for work, our educational system declining and the poverty level in America at an all time high but we got people who want to talk about which political party is better than the other. The reality is that, it shouldn't matter what political party you belong too because we are all Americans. If America is to be great again we must be united and we must stop this nonsense about Democrats being for the poor and Republicans being for the rich. We must unite behind the flag and the notion that together we stand and divided we fall. That's the only way, America will reign supreme now and forever. We must stop being divided by our politics and political affiliations.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

I Got Your Back

It's funny how people are quick to say they got political candidate's back or they are ready for a election but what about people get ready to help their community by having their communities back. What about people have each others back first before they have a political candidate or political parties back. What about people have their communities back by getting involved in their community to make real change happen. An election won't change that status of one's community especially if that person isn't involved in helping to ensure change takes place. So I got my community back! I got my country back! I got America's back first and always!

I'm An American

I'm not a Democrat or a Republican, I'm an America. Therefore I'm not here to defend one political party over the other, I'm here to defend America. I'm here to stand up for Americans not the Democratic Party or Republican Party. I'm an American and I'm proud of it. I will never pledge loyalty to a political party because I'm for country first and foremost not for political parties. If you can't get with that than move out the way.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Educational Ideas

It is time to start coming up with educational ideas that will lead the way to better preparing our youth to meet the challenges of today as well as the future. We need all hands on deck to help in better preparing our youth so that we can stimulate our youth mindsets like never before in nation's history.

Education in America

If we are to improve America's educational system than we have to start by changing the way we do teach our youth. We need to get rid of No Child Left Behind and come up with a plan that is more in line with the 21st century thinking that we need to meet the needs of our future. We can't just teach our youth to pass a test unless it is the ACT & SAT, which are the only two tests that should matter. We have to prepare our youth to be college ready and prepared to meet the challenges of today & the future.

Monday, September 26, 2011

President Obama is in campaign mode

President Barack Obama is in campaign mode as he explains to the American people why the Jobs Act should be passed.

Politics 1-on-1

Everyone should know about politics which is why one of the first things you learn in introduction to political science is that you are either a liberal, conservative or moderate. You are either a Democrat, Republican or Independent but you can't be a Democrat Republican or a liberal conservative because those are different political parties and orthodoxies. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Congress & White House Taking a Paycut

Our United States Congress meaning the House of Representatives & Senate and the President of the United States of America needs to take a 10% paycut. We need for our nation's politicians to take a paycut so that we can pay on our national debt or better yet pay for some of the President's Job's Plan. Our nation's leaders should tighten their budget like we the American people are doing by taking a paycut.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Raising Taxes

Yes we need to raise the taxes of the rich in America but let's not be fooled that Warren Buffet & others can't give more. In fact, they can donate the Federal Government by going to: http://www.fms.treas.gov/faq/moretopics_gifts.html . Its like they are donating to a charity or non-profit, thus Warren Buffet can show he wants to give more by doing this.

Improving Education

We are in this together if we are to improve the educational system in America. We are one village in the United States of America so we must all take responsibility to improve the educational woes that ail us as a nation.

Dealing with Poverty

46,200,000 Americans today are living in poverty, the highest number since 1993. Thus we must help one another to get out of poverty. We must lend a help to our neighbors, to our families and to our friends if we have it to give. We can't ignore each other because we must serve one another to make this country better.

Monday, September 12, 2011

The American Jobs Act

President Barack Obama shares plan to create jobs with joint session of Congress. August 8, 2011.



The American Jobs Act sounds similar to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act because it is. However the things in the American Jobs Act are the best things that were in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that actually worked. So let's hope this Jobs Act is paid for and gets fixed.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Remember 9-11

10 years since 9-11-01. Never Forget that we are the United States of America each and everyday.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Jon Huntsman Job's Plan


Iowa GOP Debate: Jon Huntsman Says His Economic Plan "Is Coming"   



Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is released an economic plan last week that included a call for lowering the top federal tax rate on income to 23% and eliminating all taxes on capital gains and dividends.

Huntsman, who trails the rest of the GOP field, is attempted to grab attention by getting a jump on other 2012 candidates who will be announcing their own plans such as Mitt Romney who delivered his job's plan yesterday in a Las Vegas area speech. Huntsman also put his plan out there ahead of President Obama, who will announce his latest jobs and economic stimulus plan Thursday.

"Meeting our challenges will require serious solutions, but above all, it will require serious leadership – a quality in high demand in our nation's capital, and among my opponents on the campaign trail," said Huntsman. That line, part of Huntsman's effort to portray himself as "a serious leader," was a swipe at his GOP rivals, a tactic the former China ambassador has been aggressively pursuing in hopes of sparking interest in his candidacy. He has fallen to one percent in several recent national opinion surveys, including one released last week by Quinnipiac University.

Huntsman's economic plan calls for reducing the federal tax rate on corporations to 25% and removing "all loopholes, deductions and tax expenditures." That would mean doing away with tax breaks for home mortgages and for charitable giving. However, he said his plan would be revenue-neutral, with the increases in taxes that would come from closing loopholes plowed back into the system to lower tax rates.

Huntsman delivered his address at a manufacturing plant in New Hampshire, the first primary state, where he is focusing his long shot bid. "It's time for America to start working again; it's time for America to start building things again; it's time for America to compete again. I believe with a new administration we can do just that," Huntsman said.

The Huntsman campaign also released a new ad, which proclaims that "it's time for a serious leader."  It includes footage of a motorcycle rider in red rock country, produced by Huntsman's former adman Fred Davis. Davis left the campaign in late July to join a new "Super PAC" that is gearing up to supplement the former Utah governor's official campaign organization, according to Our Destiny PAC.


Still in a speech titled “Time to Compete,” the former Utah governor introduced an economic strategy that fuses ideas from the Paul Ryan plan as well as the bipartisan Simpson-Bowles Commission. Huntsman’s speech focused on five distinct areas: debt, tax reform, regulatory reform, energy independence, and free trade.

“My plan may be challenged by the special interests, on the left and the right. But it represents a serious path forward – toward fiscal discipline and economic growth,” Huntsman said to the crowd of 50 to 60 people, according to the campaign. “It also represents a very different vision for our country than the current occupier of the White House. The President believes that we can tax and spend and regulate our way to prosperity. We cannot. We must compete our way to prosperity.”

On controlling the nation’s debt, Huntsman noted that he supports many of the Ryan Plan’s ideals paired with a balanced budget amendment. “Our debt is immoral and it should be unconstitutional as well. But we cannot restore our nation’s economic strength by cuts alone,” he said.

Huntsman then outlined his approach to tax reform, simplifying the system by the removing loopholes and temporary provisions. “Rather than tinker around the edges of a broken system, I’m going to drop a plan on the front steps of the Capitol that says, ‘We need to clean house.’ Get rid of all tax expenditures, all loopholes, all deductions, all subsidies. Use that to lower rates across the board. And do it on a revenue-neutral basis,” he said.

On individual taxpayer rates, Huntsman plans to remove all deductions and credits, lowering rates to 8, 14, and 23 percent. He also plans to rid of the Alternative Minimum Tax, which Huntsman says “is unfairly penalizing a growing number of families and small businesses.” Huntsman suggests that eliminating taxes on capital gains and dividends will jumpstart investment in the economy by lowering the cost of capital.

As for corporate taxes, Huntsman proposes lowering rates from 35 to 25 percent.  He also suggests a tax holiday for corporate profits earned overseas, which he says will he says will make $400 billion and $600 billion available to companies to make capital investments. Huntsman then moved to regulatory reform, where he called attention to the National Labor Relations Board’s attempt to block a new Boeing plant in South Carolina. ” If elected, I will immediately instruct the NLRB to stop pursuing this politically motivated attack on free enterprise, and if they fail to do so I will replace them,” he said.

Huntsman also plans to repeal the extensive set of financial industry regulations that comprise the Dodd-Frank Act.  “Rather than true financial reform, the American people were handed a 1600 page monstrosity that gives unelected bureaucrats unprecedented and unreviewable power over our financial system,” Huntsman said. “Another fundamental problem with Dodd-Frank is it perpetuates ‘too big to fail.’ Taxpayers must be protected from more bailouts. Yet we must reconsider whether increased competition between smaller entities is more efficient than a vast new regulatory apparatus that will almost certainly produce more bailouts.”

Huntsman concluded the regulatory reform portion of his speech by calling for a  repeal of Obamacare,  as well as “the EPA’s serious regulatory overreach” and “the FDA’s ridiculous approval process that increases development costs and unnecessarily delays new products.”

On energy independence, Huntsman plans to utilize domestic energy sources, “by expediting the approval process for safe, environmentally-sound projects – including our oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska and appropriate Federal lands and supporting the Keystone Pipeline Project in cooperation with Canada.” He would also call for the elimination of energy subsidies, making domestic energy sources such as natural gas and biofuels more viable.

On free trade, Huntsman said that previously established agreements with South Korea, Columbia, and Panama would become some of his top priorities as president. He also called for discussions with India to end the United States’ bilateral free trade agreement with the nation, “strengthening our relationship with a friend who will prove to be critical to America’s success in the 21st century.”

Huntsman concluded his speech by emphasizing his made-in-America values. ” It’s time for America to start building things again,” he said. “It’s time for America to start working again. It’s time for America to compete again. I believe with a new administration we can do just that.”

Mitt Romney's Job Plan

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Mitt Romney's Job Plan Promises 11.5 Million Jobs in First Term 


Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and one of the favorites to win the GOP Presidential nomination has reveled his jobs plan to the American people.  In fact, Romney's speech on how to create jobs in America doesn't offer many new ideas but it does offer a plan that until now Congress has lacked the fortitude to offer anything and President Obama has been reluctant to offer anything until this week when he plans to give his own job's plan speech.

In fact, Romney's jobs plan can be summed up with having repeal regulations, tax cuts and sanctions to China. Now sanctioning China is the first time any Presidential candidate outside of GOP Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman that tough talk has been directed toward China. Now Romney's plan is heavily lad with paring back tax rates which is some liberals eyes will not solve America's woes.  Still Romney's plan is filled with conservative principles such as limiting government by reducing regulations while slashing taxes which is believed to help spur the American economy.

"The right answer for America is not to grow government or to believe that government can create jobs," Romney said upon releasing his plan. "It is instead to create the conditions that allow the private sector and entrepreneurs to create jobs and to grow our economy. Growth is the answer, not government."

Romney argues that lowering taxes is the swiftest route to job creation, which is why he laid out proposals to cut the top corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent. He also would make permanent the tax cuts enacted under George W. Bush and eliminate taxes on dividends, interest and capital gains for anyone making less than $200,000 a year.

The former Massachusetts governor also outlined trade policies that would be favorable to American businesses, including free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. He also promised to sanction China for keeping its currency artificially low, a move that he said would level a key trade imbalance. "I'll clamp down on the cheaters, and China's the worst example of that," Romney said. "We can't have a trade war. But we can't have a trade surrender, either."

Romney promised to roll back regulations immediately if elected, describing a series of executive orders he would issue. Those would curtail Obama's healthcare overhaul, make it easier to obtain oil-drilling permits, and eliminate other regulations. Also included in the plan were a series of measures to sharply curtail government spending, including a 10% cut in the federal workforce, a promise of no new regulations that add new costs to the economy and a plan to save money on Medicaid by converting the program to block grants.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day 2011


Today is Labor Day and as many people celebrate this day, they did it by having cookouts and spending time with their family & friends. However, Labor Day is more than just an ordinary holiday, it is a day to honor the working class of America. Labor Day is not just for union workers but non union workers. Labor Day is a day to thank the working class of America for all their hard work to make America what it is.

Labor Day is for the host/hostesses in restaurants who help us to be seated. It is for the waiter/waitress who put up with attitudes all day long but still serve with the utmost respect. Labor Day is for the maids who make up our beds in hotels and clean our rooms despite all the messes we make & do it in the most professional way possible. Labor Day is for the valets who park our cars and do it without leaving scratches or marks cause they treat the vehicle like its their own car.

Labor Day is for the worker who works 8-4, 9-5 and even grave yard shifts to bring home an ends meat and put food on the table to feed themselves as well as perhaps their family. Labor Day is not simply about marches, speeches, rallies and cookouts but its about thanking the least of us for their hard work at creating a better America and a better world. Labor Day is not for the factory worker but it is for the hotel worker, restaurant worker, the mall worker, the department store worker, the hotel worker, the casino worker, the cleaning worker, and even the parking attendant worker.

Labor Day is for every worker that gives it their all not just to make a dime but to make the lives of others better. Labor Day is for me and you. Labor Day might just seem like another holiday but it is really America's appreciation to the American worker who gives it their all 24/7 to impact the lives of others in a positive and influential way that benefits the makeup of America.

It is the labor of America that makes America what it is. From the day of our formation as nation, it is the hard working men and women who have paved the way for not just an equal wages for equal work, a minimum wage and a middle class in this nation but it is the working class that produces many of the goods and serves that we use and have today in our homes.

Labor Day is not just today but it is everyday that you patronize a hotel, a store, a restaurant or any place where you get service because it is those people who help create the backbone of what America is about, which hard work.  Thus thank the working class everyday, appreciate those workers who show you respect and generosity despite the attitudes from some from customers. Last but not last, don't think Labor Day is just another holiday because its not a hallmark holiday or just a family gathering affair, its an appreciation of America's hard working class.

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