Observations About Our World
#1 Blog About Common Sense and Conservative Living
Common sense and conservative living go hand in hand. Add a pinch of civics and a lot of persistence, and you have a life worth living. Welcome to my Blog; I’ll share my observations and opinions about the world around us and the events that shape and change our lives.
What Is Common Sense?
Common sense means having good sense and sound judgment in practical matters. Have you ever listened to someone describe something, and all you can think is, “WHAT? that makes no sense to me!” Sometimes ideas are not founded in experience and knowledge but outrageous thinking. People often do things without much thought because they don’t have much common sense. Common sense can make the difference between success and failure.
Civics is the study of the rights and obligations of the people in a society. As you read through my reflections on life, you will see that I believe we have obligations to ourselves and society to make this world a better place. Sometimes it is the way we act, the way we speak, or the things we do, such as voting.
Persistence is the ability to stick with something, complete what you start and keep pursuing until you are satisfied. Persistence is the common denominator that takes a dream and makes it a reality. Examine winners and losers, and you will frequently find that winners are persistent while losers accept what they have been given.
What Is Conservative Living?
God-fearing, Patriotic, and Conventional Wisdom best describe conservative living. I believe all people should be treated with respect and dignity. Conventional wisdom is the baseline for living a good life because it reflects the “normal” condition or belief of most people.
Is Conventional Wisdom The Last Word?
No! Conventional wisdom is a starting point, the beginning of the thought process and the path to fair and equal treatment. A progressive society needs to consider current wisdom and advancements to plot a course that is still fair and equal but up to date with modern thinking and knowledge. That doesn’t mean that the conventional thought is twisted to fit a narrative. It’s still truth, fairness, and common sense, just modified.
I love my country and believe that the freedoms the citizens of The United States of America enjoy are envied by people worldwide. If a person wants to live in America, they should become legal citizens and pledge their allegiance to America. Our freedoms should not be used against us by Congress and Courts to impose restrictions on us while allowing noncitizens the same or more rights than citizens. The definition of patriotism is the love of your country, not hatred.
God-fearing means having a reverent and loving feeling towards God. It is a way of life that also commands respect for your fellow citizens. Treat people as you would like to be treated. Matthew 7:12NIV states this point clearly, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Most importantly, it means following and living The 10 Commandments.
What To Look Forward To
I will be writing about things that affect our everyday lives as American citizens. Keep in mind this is a personal blog and will reflect my personal opinions. My purpose is to bring you unfiltered thoughts about life, death, and everything in between. The political discourse of today will likely affect my choices. To be sure, there will be articles about the current trend to take away our rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Common sense and civics will help you navigate these murky waters.
The U.S. Constitution And Our Obligations
When it seems like America is going off the deep end, it helps to remember what the framers of the U.S. Constitution said in the Preamble of the Constitution “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” We must know and understand our rights and the rights of others. Knowledge will guide us in our obligation to respect others and participate in running our country.
We need to use our voting power to guarantee these rights to our children and future generations. I urge you to take the obligation seriously to vote in all elections and be persistent in letting elected officials know what you expect from them. I encourage you to listen carefully to politicians. Both words and elections have consequences.