Never allow your wanton desires to interfere with the basic needs and interests of others and live simply so others may simply live
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Thanks Mr. President
many of us have not taken the time to remember and consider what this
man took on when he came to office and have given him no credit for what
he has done and tried to do since he has been in office.
Thanks Mr. President FOR. . .the "room-lighting" smile: FOR The mind that always thinks. Forpreventing a second Great Depression: Forthe humor: Forbringing the number of women in the Supreme Court to 3 Formaking the White House the "people's" house: For1.1 million jobs created in 2010 alone, more than the entire 8 years of George W. Bush: Forthe love of people:
Forthe love of family:
ForAmerica's First Lady:
ForHealth Care reform: Forleaving the past behind:
Forthe world having respect for America , again:
Forquietly and calmly dealing with crisis after crisis, after crisis, after crisis, even if not being responsible for any of them: Forbeing so "cool":
Forbeing fierce - when need be:
Forhaving the intellect to be curious: Forthe capacity to know that you are, as we are, imperfect.. Forhaving the sense to not let it destroy you. Forthe capacity to be compassionate:
Forbeing an inspiration to so many:
Forsaving the auto industry and at least 1.4 million jobs: Forloving the troops:
Forunderstanding the horrible price of war:
*Forbringing 100,000 men and women back from Iraq :* Forfacing the most difficult and loneliest job in the world with grace, dignity, honesty and guts in spite of so many "Haters":
in spite of all the hate, pettiness, racism, corruption and immaturity
around, the most progressive and 'for the people' president in decades:*And simply for this:
The progress of social justice is slow and measured. Its growth depends on an increasing number of us becoming aware of the truth and consequences of our actions.
I believe that it is morally wrong to allow our wanton desires to interfere with the basic needs and interests of other sentient beings.
I believe the physical and psychological abuse – confinement, social deprivation, mutilation, genetic and reproductive manipulation, and profit exploitation – imposed by us on other animals is morally wrong.
I believe the suggestion that the exploitation of other sentient beings by humans can be achieved without cruelty, violence, or injustice is false and misleading.
As an advocate for all life, committed to compassion and justice, I refuse to take part in the exploitation of other sentient beings or to collaborate with those caught up in such injustice.
I pledge to do my best to live a life that conveys a clear, sincere and uncompromised message that is free of resentment, fear, exploitation, anger, cynicism, and manipulation.
Furthermore, I pledge to continue to support a broad range of nonviolent initiatives and programs that will hopefully one day eliminate the needless pain and suffering we inflict upon all the many wonderful creatures with whom we share this planet.