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Norman Rockwell's Spirit of '76

Norman Rockwell’s Spirit of ’76

“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.”  ~United States Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Norman Rockwell (1894–1978), was one of America’s most prolific illustrators of the 20th Century. His calendar illustration of the Spirit of ’76 is his last commission for the Boy Scouts of America, completed when Rockwell was eighty-two years of age.

For me, the leading figures with fife and drum oft-depicted in most Spirit of ’76 images, best illustrate the three driving needs upon which our great country was found. These being: Life, Liberty and Happiness, great spiritual needs that drives us all.

Time to Think About Karma: Universal Law of Cause and Effect

Yet, in pursuit of our own basic needs, least we not forget the Universal law of Cause and Effect (Karma). In other words, what we create for others we’re certain to realize in our own lives eventually, unless we change drastically. Thus, it’s always best to treat others as we would like to be treated.

Sadly, many of our lawmakers have not only forgotten this basic spiritual law of Cause and Effect but seem to believe that they are above the law. That they can do as they please to further their own needs without giving thought to how their actions will affect others. Which, of course, is their sacred responsibility to first consider the needs of We-the-people.

Perhaps this is what is meant by this famous quote from one of our nation’s founders: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  ~President John Adams, c. 1798

As our nation moves towards electing our next U.S. president in November, let us remember to prayerfully vote for the candidate who best reflects the righteous intent, sanity, and morality to uphold the quality of life for all of us, as best reflected in our founding documents.

Vote for Good not Evil

To vote for the right one, we may even have to go beyond the chosen nominees of our major political parties, if that is still the case. Now known as the “lesser of two evils” which is a dangerous game being played by the establishment, we are also free to write in the presidential candidate who has shown the moral courage and political will to do the right thing.

Fellow Americans, we are so much better than having to vote for the so-called “lesser of two evils” chosen by the establishment. Thus with a little faith and the necessary research to balance our thinking, we are destined to do so much better than that.

Happy 240th Birthday America, so glad you were born. We’ll get it right eventually.

Meanwhile fellow Americans, let’s recall our sacred duty to others as well as to our self. Keep the faith. Vote for Good not evil. And let the church say, Amen!

© 2016 by Delores L Adams and The Aunt Jemimah Post. All rights reserved.

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