Monday, July 5, 2010
Motivational Monday - "Rights and Obligations"
AMERICA is a unique land of many rights - and obligations.
AMERICANS have the right to go to a church, synagogue or temple - or not go.
----and an obligation to respect this right in others.
AMERICANS have the right to say what they think - individually, or collectively.
--- and an obligation to hold their tongues when it will hurt their country.
AMERICANS have the right to select those in public office.
----and those in public office have an obligation to serve with honesty, integrity, wisdom and selflessness.
AMERICANS have the right of protection for their lives, homes and property.
--and an obligation to respect the laws of the nation.
AMERICANS have the right to enjoy the greatest progress made by any nation on earth.
---and the obligation to do an honest day's work to contribute to that progress.
AMERICANS have the right to enjoy the abundance of this nation.
---and an obligation to share this abundance with those less fortunate.
Americans have many rights -- but also many obligations.