Kneeling or sitting during the national anthem
I don’t agree with “professional” athletes sitting or kneeling during the national anthem. I also changed my stance and don’t agree that players who protest should be fired or banned from the sport for doing so.
However, I do believe that if I were an owner of one of these so-called “professional” sports franchises, I would force every player on the team to volunteer for one or two hours a week at a Veterans Hospital or a rehabilitation center for those who have lost a limb while in the line of service.
I believe this service to our wounded veterans would help to build a bridge between the over-paid athletes who get paid a lot of money who fight for nothing and the veterans who don’t get paid nearly enough to protect the sovereignty of this great nation and fought for everything.
Consequently, if any player, regardless of talent or contract, refused or did not fulfill the quota of one to two hours of volunteer service at a Veterans Hospital or rehab facility, that player would never see any playing time and might be traded away or released from their contract.
Building a Wall Between Mexico and the USA
(please note that the topic is “building the wall” NOT illegal immigration. That’s another beast of which I choose not to delve at this time.)
I don’t agree with building a wall between Mexico and the USA. I think walls are a bad idea because they create division and make people feel trapped or secluded.
However, I do believe in building bridges and the only way to build bridges between the USA and Mexico is to dig a very large, very deep, very long canal from the gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of California, then from the Gulf of California to the Pacific Ocean.
The canal wouldn’t have to follow the border.
If done correctly, it would begin near South Padre Island, cut through to the Rio Grande, turn North to Nuevo Laredo, Piedras Negras and Ciudad Acuna, then west to the Big Bend National Park, Northwest to El Paso where it would then cut west across the New Mexico and Arizona borders until it reached Nogales, where it would then cut through Mexico to reach the Gulf of California.
A second canal would then be created through Baja California.
Playa Hawaii and Colonet are possible entry and exit points.
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Yes, this is an impossible task…but so was defeating Nazi Germany, getting a plane off the ground, the Panama Canal, going to the moon and returning, Hoover dam, stealth bombers and … dare I say it…computers.
What I’m saying here is that everything is impossible until someone does it. The will and ingenuity of humankind is amazing.
Therefore, consider all the jobs this canal would create. The machinery and manpower it would take to complete such a monumental task. The bridges that could be built. The shipping channels, the resorts, the commerce that could be created if people would just embrace an impossible challenge and work together to make it a reality.
I’m reminded of the words of former U.S. President John F Kennedy who said in his speech to Congress regarding space travel, “These are extraordinary times, and we face an extraordinary challenge. Our strengths as well as our convictions have imposed upon this nation the role of leader in freedom’s cause.”
And I believe that role has never ceased to exist. This is why former U.S. President Ronald Reagan stood firm in his belief that, “We in the West stand ready to cooperate with the East to promote true openness, to break down barriers that separate people, to create a safe, freer world.”
And the very reason that he recited those those unforgettable words: “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
Therefore, if we, The United States of America, truly are the leader in freedom’s cause, then why would we as a nation ever want to build barriers that we so desperately seek to break down for other nations?
My dear followers, similar to the hopes and belief of John F. Kennedy, who desired to send man to outer space and have him return, as well as those hopes and beliefs of former President Ronald Reagan who desired that the former Soviet Union tear down the barriers of oppression; I too hope and believe that jobs can be created, commerce can be improved and bridges can be built with the completion of a canal between two great nations of the world: Mexico and the United States.
I’ll close with these words from Ronald Reagan:
“As I looked out a moment ago from the Reichstag, that embodiment of German unity, I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: “This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.” Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.”
It’s pathetic to think otherwise.
Click >Ronald Reagan’s Speech< to hear.
Click >John F. Kennedy Speech< to hear.