Fourteen score and several years ago, our fore-parents brought forth on this continent a new enterprise, conceived in progress, dedicated to the possibility that all citizens might together form unto themselves a unique way to make abundance, and to produce progress and to make hay while the sun shines and to make a living.

By ’n by, and moving right along, as the national impulse manifested it itself. . . a new wind of liberty and opportunity blew mightily in the land, across the land, from sea to shining sea. . .

For thee and for me.

In the midst of it all, and on the edge of it all, beneath the tall, tall, tall . . .we are moved to recall:

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for the people to upgrade and improve the industrial technologies by which they, together, have prospered, and to justify the extractions by which nature and nature’s God have enriched them . . .

a decent respect for the people of the Earth, and the Earth itself, requires that we should declare our intentions to clean up our act(ions).

And so Therefore and Henceforth and from Now on:

*We ought not to trash anything except trash itself.

*Ask not what the earth can provide for you, but what you can provide for the earth.

*Ask not what the fat of the land can add unto thee, but what together we can do for the good health of us all.

And yet, and yet, as we take census and do inventory of who and what is all around us, and in what ridiculous social media we do now live and move and have our being, we discern, to whit:

All the Americans and Consumers herein have spent our time in nothing else, but to twit or fakebook some new thing.

So then we stood in the midst of Capitol Hill and said ye people of America we perceive that in all things we are too contentious.

And so therefore and henceforth and

In spite of all that, We the People, in order to retain a more healthy Union, establish Justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the the common welfare, and to assure the blessings of our own responsibility to ourselves and to our posterity, do establish E Pluribus Unum and What’s it To Ya.

And hey, yeah even In God We Trust, if you can bear it.

Even so, by ’n by and in the midst of it all. . .

Human has got to do what Human has got to do and so therefore and henceforth . . .

Forasmuch then as we are all citizens, we ought not to insist that the Citizen Ideal is like unto a Democrat, or a Republican, or a Socialist or a Libertarian, or any such fool, but rather . . .

Ask not what our country can do for you, but what together we can do for the betterment of humankind. And so, for starters, check it out:

This is the forest retrieval. Let the future begin.

Glass half-Full

Author and Publisher of 4 novels and 900 blogs, 40-year husband and father, Christian, radical centrist