Affirmations for the Resistance #6

As an American, I support a secular government that frees people of all faiths to worship as they please.

25,000 people gave their lives in the American Revolution to give birth to this freedom.

A photo of a copy of a painting that depicts the Battle of Yorktown
The Battle of Yorktown

Over four hundred and five thousand Americans gave their lives in World War 2; one of the reasons they fought was to protect Freedom of Religion.

Our principles make us great; but only when we strive to practice them

Everyone who seeks freedom has place in the United States


Avinu Malkeinu

Hear our prayer
We have sinned before Thee
Have compassion upon us and upon our children
Help us bring an end to pestilence, war, and famine
Cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth
Inscribe us for blessing in the Book Of Life
Let the new year be a good year for us

Avinu malkeinu sh’ma kolenu
Avinu malkeinu chatanu l’faneycha
Avinu malkeinu alkenu chamol aleynu
V’al olaleynu v’tapenu

Avinu malkeinu
Kaleh dever v’cherev v’raav mealeynu
Avinu malkeinu kalehchol tsar
Umastin mealeynu

Avinu malkeinu
Avinu malkeinu
Kotvenu b’sefer chayim tovim
Avinu malkeinu chadesh aleynu
Chadesh a leynu shanah tovah

Sh’ma kolenu
Sh’ma kolenu
Sh’ma kolenu

Avinu malkeinu

Avinu malkeinu
Chadesh a leynu

Shanah tovah

Avinu malkeinu
Sh’ma kolenu
Sh’ma kolenu
Sh’ma kolenu
Sh’ma kolenu




These Kids Need Your Attention

from Tammy Mezera ~ Poetry

Tammy Mezera

I cannot seem to wrap my mind around how more than 70 children went missing from the Kansas foster care system. Not one person seems to know where they’ve gone. Lawmakers have no idea what has happened and when Kansas State Senator Laura Kelly asked the Department of Children & Families, they knew nothing of…

via Over 70 Children Missing From Kansas Foster Homes — FinFlam

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Affirmations for the Resistance #5

I’m an American; my country is built by every race from every nation in the World

Detail of the Mural on the San Francisco Women's Building depicting a father cradling an infant

As of 2015, 14% of the United States’ population is foreign born, compared to just 5% in 1965. Nearly 39 million immigrants have come to the US since 1965, with most coming from Asia and Latin America.

World Population Review


Chilina Kennedy who plays Carole King in ‘Beautiful’, the musical, introduces Aretha Franklin who sings  (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.

Affirmations for the Resistance #4

I’m an American; heir to the American Enlightenment

A painting that depicts the signing of the Constitution of the United States
Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy

By abandoning English constitutionalism and creating a new republic based on the rights of the individual, the North Americans introduced a new force in the world. Ideas spread most rapidly when they have found adequate concrete expression. Thus republicanism entered our Romanic/Germanic world… Up to this point, the conviction had prevailed in Europe that monarchy best served the interests of the nation. Now the idea spread that the nation should govern itself. But only after a state had actually been formed on the basis of the theory of representation did the full significance of this idea become clear. All later revolutionary movements have this same goal… This was the complete reversal of a principle. Until then, a king who ruled by the grace of God had been the center around which everything turned. Now the idea emerged that power should come from below... These two principles are like two opposite poles, and it is the conflict between them that determines the course of the modern world.

Leopold von Ranke 1854