Liberty and Prosperity for February 18

Liberty Quote 02-18 Coolidge

Happy President’s Day. On this Presidents’ Day holiday, it’s been traditional to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. But this year, I’d like to take a quote from one of my favorite presidents, Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States. President Coolidge, also known as Silent Cal, was a conservative in the mode of Thomas Jefferson. Coolidge believed that in a free country that business and industry should be left alone as much as possible and allowed the free market to take its course with little oversight from the federal government. However, when President Coolidge did speak, he always said something very profound. On this Presidents’ Day let’s all adopt the motto of President Coolidge and “PRESS ON” until we achieve success in life that each of us deserves. #LibertyQuotes #SuccessQuotes #YouEconomy #BelieveInYourself #MicroBusiness #EntrepreneurLife #PersonalGrowth #MAGA #MakeCaliforniaGreatAgain #MondayMotivation

Liberty and Prosperity for February 17

Liberty Quote 02-17 Roosevelt

President’s Weekend. How are your relationships with others? Especially those outside of your family? Are your friendly with those who agree with you, while being unfriendly or even hostile to those you disagree with? One of our great strengths in the United States is our diversity. Not just ethnic, cultural, or racial diversity, but the diversity of ideas, information, talent, and ability. Because no successful person ever reached great heights without the help of others, we should all work on finding common ground and being agreeable, even with those we have a disagreement. #LibertyQuotes #SuccessQuotes #YouEconomy #BelieveInYourself #MicroBusiness #EntrepreneurLife #MAGA #MakeCaliforniaGreatAgain #SundayInspiration

Liberty and Prosperity for February 16

Liberty Quote 02-16 Kennedy

President’s Weekend. We all have opinions. We all have our likes and dislikes; our biases pro or against; our ideas of what makes us happy or sad. Our Founders and Framers knew this and wanted to separate personal opinion from objective debate and thoughtful decision-making. So many of our political leaders have forgotten the words from the Declaration of Independence that state: “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.” The Founders knew that the future Government of the United States should not attempt to legislate that which is determined by individual passions and desires. You should be allowed to live your LIFE, enjoy your LIBERTY, and pursue those things that bring HAPPINESS to you and your family, provided that such pursuits do not infringe on the Life, Liberty, and Happiness of others. Yet, today, we engage in public debate and displays of support for programs and policies that limit life, liberty, and happiness. We do this because our debate on social issues is now dominated by passionate OPINION, rather than RATIONAL DISCOURSE. Of course, the vast majority of us want to do what we feel is right for our communities, but when it comes to Government funded programs that claim to solve our problems, maybe we should take a step back from our personal opinions, do a little research, and provide a THOUGHTFUL response. #LibertyQuotes #SuccessQuotes #YouEconomy #BelieveInYourself #MicroBusiness #EntrepreneurLife #MAGA #MakeCaliforniaGreatAgain #SaturdayInspiration

Leaving a Leadership Legacy

As I get older, I am reminded that my “legacy” is that which I leave behind for others to share, to build upon, and to enjoy.  For your heirs, the need to leave behind something goes far beyond a financial legacy.  You want to leave the story, the roadmap of how you got here, what decisions you made, and most importantly, what worked, and what didn’t.

I recently re-read a blog post by Jim Rohn from 2017.  In this post, Jim reminds us that it is the tangible things that have the most value and the most benefit to others. Photographs (including descriptions), your personal library, and most importantly, your personal journal.  As I was reading the post, I was reminded why we know so much about the founding of our great nation.  The founders and the framers, especially John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, were incredible writers.  Their writings in the form of letters, newspaper articles, and personal journals tell a wondrous story of the founding of the United States, and left a legacy of Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Responsibility for all of us to share.  How sad it would be if we could not study the history of our nation without being able to refer to the original writings of the men and women who were there.

A word of caution to those who believe that keeping a journal is just too “old fashioned.”  After all, we now have Facebook, Twitter, Google+, WordPress, and a whole host of digital media to share our thoughts, ideas, and to leave a legacy.  While I agree that social media and other electronic forms are a good way to disseminate information, understand that you do not own, or control anything you post on these platforms.  Should Twitter (or any of the others) go out of business, or suffer a serious outage, all of your information may be lost.  Even if you keep electronic copies on your local hard drive, you are only one power surge or fried hard-drive away from losing everything.  Only paper and ink have withstood the test of time.  Not just for centuries, but for millennia.

Democrat Leadership calls for a new civil war in America

Excuse me for being a little late to the party, but this weekend’s events were so disturbing that I had to take a couple of days to consider the far-reaching consequences of everything that transpired.

First, Sarah Sanders, the current White House Press Secretary, was unceremoniously thrown out of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA by a manager who made an on-site determination that the restaurant would no longer serve conservatives, Republicans, or anyone affiliated with the Trump administration.  The fact that there was no outrage from the Democrat party, and no one speaking out (other than conservative republicans), is tantamount to a call for reinstatement of Jim Crow laws from the south, and “separate but equal” dining rooms.  One set for conservative, the other for liberals.

If that wasn’t bad enough, Liberal California Congresswoman Maxine Waters didn’t just double-down on the Red Hen moment, she made a VERY public statement calling for what amounts to an all-out war against anyone who supports President Trump.  Waters stated: “Already, you have members of your Cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants … who have protesters taking up at their house, who say, ‘No peace, no sleep! No peace, no sleep!’” You can watch the video here.  When you consider that Maxine Waters is the de-facto leader of the Radical Left in the Democrat Party, how long does anyone think it will take until the leftist extremist in our nation feel free to attack anyone wearing a MAGA hat, or Trump t-shirt.

The leadership of the Democrat party is so desperate to regain control, that they are all willing to create a Mob Mentality within the electorate to push the Anti-Trump agenda.  This Mob Mentality will be supported by anyone who doesn’t take just a moment to think about the consequences or who truly wants a 2nd Civil War in the United States.  But this time, the war won’t be about slavery, or states’ rights, or self-determination, it’s going to be about political ideology.

So to my Democrat friends, Do you REALLY support this agenda?  Do you REALLY want a new civil war based upon ideology? Do you REALLY believe that violence against Conservatives, Republicans, and Trump supporters is the way to resolve our differences?  As a lifelong resident of California, I cannot and will not support ANYONE who support this current agenda of hate, divisiveness, and violence being espoused by Democrat leadership.  California was, at one time, the Golden State. A state where opportunity was around every corner, where personal liberty and tolerance for other beliefs was considered part of the landscape, a place where new ideas and inventions were welcomed, and where freedom of thought, and speech, was the beginning of the discussion, not the end.  What has happened to my California, and when did Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Chuck Schumer, become the voices for everything disgusting about the Democrat party?