Part 2: No Man Is An Island

As Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer once penned, NO MAN IS AN ISLAND.

I would like to paraphrase their song to say: “NO COUNTRY IS AN ISLAND (in the context of it’s laws).  No country stands alone. We all live on this same terrestrial ball. We can not make laws just for our country. That is why our forefathers knew we needed the United Nations and other  groups of countries that combine themselves.

Each country’s joy is joy to me. Each country’s  grief is my own. We need one another. So I will defend, Each man (woman )  as my brother/sister, each man ( woman )  as my friend.

As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said when he came to Birmingham, Alabama in 1944, when most Blacks were kept from voting.  Let those who are free citizens vote. Regardless of the color of their skin, let them vote! Regardless of the color of one’s skin, when he/she is seeking a better way of life, let them pursue it.

Regardless of who we are and what country we hail from,   our Constitution sates: :” All men (woman)  are created equal.”

The preamble

We the people of the United States  of America in order to form a more perfect Union, establish  justice , insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

The Constitution of the United States with its’ 27 Amendments is our supreme law. The Constitution, originally comprised of only seven articles. Times and events changed. Our forefathers were  wise enough to recognize that fact. That is why they wrote in the preamble ” secure the Blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity  ( future generations )”

Those who are coming and those who were born here, we want all of you to know,  it makes no difference, if you are Black, Yellow, Red or White, we as a race of people have struggled too long to have to  start over again. Some rich Jews thought they were safe until it was too late. Don’t let your wealth fool you. A hint to the wise is sufficient.

We, as a country must live up to our own Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

When I taught music, I taught the children to sing “This is my country,  land of my birth. This is my country,  grandest on earth.  I pledge thee my allegiance,  America- THE bold, this is my country,  to have and to hold.   This is my country, land of my  CHOICE  This is my country, hear my  PROUD VOICE.  I pledge thee my allegiance, America- THE BOLD.  For  THIS IS MY COUNTRY,  TO HAVE AND TO HOLD!!!

See you next week

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