And Justice for all in America – Jon McNaughton

I painted “Justice for All” years ago for the lobby of the State Justice Building in Louisiana. I told the attorney general I didn’t know how long it would hang before someone demanded it be taken down. It’s still there as far as I know. Get the free eBook about my paintings at mcnaughtonfreebook.com/2022
– Jon McNaughton

American Heritage – June 2

My Pondering

My oh my, what’s the President of Harvard saying now?
Probably something like, “Discover your true gender”, “Your skin color is of utmost importance” and “We humans are sub-grade to all evolved life over these quintillion years”…and they say our modern society is enlightened. Rubbish.

We have more data and have conquered some wrongs over time, but many have stayed far off center in so many ways.
This is why we need to keep our nose in the Bible and learn from history.

What say you?

This blogger would definitely like to read from your comments and take on this. If you have a slice of wisdom or something to share, please so.

Freedom according to A. Lincoln

My Pondering

This is truly a great statement.

Lincoln struggled with the timing to emancipate the negro slaves for a long while. It was a precarious situation as we were in a great war and he needed all the support he could muster to win. He was deeply concerned if the Union emancipated the slaves, the border states would defect to the Confederate side. So he was stuck between the stallworth northern abolitionist, border states and the other non-war mentalist. What a trying predicament.

Lincoln was desperately needed a victory so that he could do what was on his heart. Actually what the war was really about; emancipation! So after the Union got a victory in Gettysburg, Lincoln made his historic Emancipation Proclamation. And from that point on, the Union began to win. God was indeed on the side of FREEDOM.

American Heritage – January 22nd – Our firm foundation as a country – Noah Webster

My Pondering

Unfortunately, way too many are taking their civil liberty 🗽 to attack the institutions which made it all possible. It prompts me to think of a couple tried and true sayings to those who are displeased with our society.

1 “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”

Sure, there are imperfections and issues within our government, society, culture, etc and its a noble thing to expect improvement but its not to abandon or attack it core constructs.

2 “Before you tear down a fence, know well why it was built in the first place.”

We have enemies within our country. That’s an inherent flaw in a (semi) free place. Thankfully our founders were well acquainted with strife, heavy handed government and so forth. Bigger often doesn’t mean better, often it’s worse. So let’s be weary of giving too much power to the Feds.Let’s keep State and Local power and money.