Last night President Obama gave his State of the Union address to the Nation. One of the goals the 44th President said he wants is to Invest in Schools across America. What that means is the President will want to bail out the school union pension funds across America. Will students in the United States ever see the money in the class room? Probably not. The misplaced spending and corruption from school teacher unions across the country have added to the billions of dollars these school unions have waisted. Instead of the rank and file school union members blaming vocally/publicly their union officials and the political machines these union officials support during elections, these union members supported the same people who have stolen their money. It was their responsibility to watch, verify and secure their union money. It's the school union members who turned the other eye while their money was/is being stolen from their pension funds. It was their responsibility to demand from their own union officials not to use their money for political gain. They did not act responsible. It's like having your spouse support the agenda of their former spouse's agenda, the past. By not supporting and working 100% toward current spouse's agenda the marriage will be weakened or doomed for failure. This applies to teachers and tax payers. We are married to the thought that their is no other agenda but supporting the schools so that our children get educated. That is the task at hand all the time. The tax payers did not steal their Pension Fund Money. We pay these teachers to teach our children. That's their job. PERIOD! The true moral contract between teachers and parents is to teach our children in school every day when school is in session. That contract supercedes the teachers union contract. Teachers do not have the moral right to come back to tax payers again and again to bail out their unions because their union as a whole did not watch out for school union member agenda/funds. LEAVE THE TAX PAYER ALONE! WE HAVE ALREADY PAID INTO YOUR UNION FUND BY PAYING TEACHER SALARIES. It is the Teacher's Union that waisted Teacher Union Member Funds, Not the Tax Payer! Students that have grades that reflect A's, B's, or C's will be good/successful students. Students that have D grades need a lot of help but these students are not lost yet. Students with F grades will need the most attention to pull them out of failure situations or else all is lost. New strategies need to be implemented to save the F student. Well, the grade we Tax Payers give to the Teacher's Unions across America is an F. Tax Payers must now give all of our personal attention to fix the problem. Tax Payers must implement new strategies if the Teacher's Union is to be saved. The student with the F grade can't help himself without intervention. Just like that F student, the Teacher's Unions across America need intervention from their Parents, the Tax Payer. It's not more tax payer money the Teacher's Unions need, it's a Good Old Fashion Tax Payer Spanking. Shame on you teacher union members! Mr. James Liceaga 01/26/11
11/27/08. FINAL THOUGHT HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2008! Much to Celebrate this Year. We at "YYESYOUCAN" wish you and your family a terrific, wonderful day. It's family day today, giving thanks to our family and friends that have helped us through the tough times. Like the Indigineous people of our land assisting the new European people/colony to our land by helping and sharing their bounty with the less fortunate so that they would survive the harsh winters in America. That is Thanksgiving. We all can bend our heads forward to reflect the importance of thanking our creator by giving thanks to the ones that made our lives a little easier. Reflecting the importance of appreciating the people that are important in your lives, that have made a difference in assisting your well being through out 2008 and past years. So, we give thanks. Today reminds us all the importance of that theme, that event, that day in history that occured between two types of peoples so different and yet in the big scale of life, so much the same. Humanity. The Human side of goodness. We Give Thanks Today so that we pass on the tradition of being human, of sharing, and of giving to the past and next generation that look up to us. Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving. James Liceaga.
10/18/08. Final Thought The Chicago Tribune newspaper has endorsed Illinois U.S. Junior Senator, Barack Hussein Obama for President of the United States. Lets be honest. The Tribune has a new owner. That is Sam Zigler, a billionaire and a big player in Chicago. Doing business with Chicago building department. He has to play ball with the Democrats who run Chicago and Illinois. Mr. Zigler made his fortune from Real Estate. And God Bless him. He earned it, worked for it. That is an American way to get ahead. But, don't endorse a candidate that will raise our taxes. Look at what Barack Obama's political party done in Chicago and Illinois. The crime rate in Chicago is super high! Chicago's Real Estate taxes are so expensive that it blows the roof off anyone trying to stay on a middle income budget. Increases of up to 800%! Chicago's Mayor Daley who backs Barack Obama is leasing out City Assets for 99 years. You, Your Kids will be dead by the time this so called lease ends. There will be no accountability for this type of policy. We will be gone/dead, two generations, maybe three. Cook County Illinois has 10.25% sales tax, the highest in the nation. This hits middle income, poor people and Hurts Cook County small business owners along with big business stock holders. Fees in the State of Illinois and Chicago are very high/expensive. Also, lets not forget Barack Obama's stand on killing babies. Pro Choice or Pro Abortion is plan wrong. It has been estimated that 14 million African American babies have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. Barack Obama is a U.S. Senator representing Illinois. Where is he on these very important issues. Lets be honest, the Tribune Corporation who owns Newspapers, Cable Television Stations, and the Chicago Cubs, all owned by Sam Zigler have to play ball with the Democrats to get things done in Chicago and Illinois. Lets be even more honest, on this level, Zigler is no McCormick! Zigler is true Blue, or in this case, very Green, his bank account and his business depends on it. Us middle income folks just buy his paper or should we? Seems like he has endorsed a candidate against our interests. Barack Hussein Obama has very important, powerful machine behind him. Did you hear! The Chicago Tribune Endorsed Barack Obama. Are you surprised? James Liceaga
10/14/08. FINAL THOUGHT Happy 19th Wedding Anniversary Lyn and Jim! : ) God Bless this Marriage of Love created by the flames that melt and create steel. A Love that will last till death we part. Lyn and Jim, building a Home, created out of their Love for over two decades, 23 years. Bound by God's Blessings, a true commitment to each other for 23 years and 19 years of Marriage! James Liceaga
04/18/08. FINAL THOUGHT Today my baby brother, Andrew Joshua Liceaga will be laid to rest this morning. He past away at the early age of 41 years old. I was looking forward to conneting with him again. It has been at least a decade since I saw him. Time went by fast. This summer, I was told he was to visit us and meet my kids again who are both graduating this May. They really don't remember him very well. Lyn, boys and I were looking forward to his visit. Well he is gone. I will remember you when we were kids. I did love you Josh. JIMMYand ARTHUR dedicated a song they wrote with another friend, Zack to my brother JOSH last night at a gig. The song, "Concert of a Lifetime" is a beautiful song. I had taers in my eyes for the first time since I heard of his untimely death. Josh was a good hearted person who loved life and his pets. A Great worker, talented dancer in his early years. A computer and internet professional. A man who knew good food and what good wine went with that good food. Great entertainer! You felt like you were Royalty when you dine with Josh. He also cooked really good. He loved my mother. They had great times. He enjoyed being with dad. He loved my older brothers Ruben and David. He was liked at his job. They knew who could close a deal with tough customers. Send Josh in to close that deal. Josh loved to travel and liked the good life. He was the Gentlemen I could never be. A great guy people were drawn too. A magnet that always drawn very talented people. He really was creative and could always think before he reacted. A very smart, refined, cultured, educated, tough when needed, talanted, capable, loving, respectful, person. A Godly man. God will Remember him. A good soul with alot of life and laughter. He had lots of friends. Your in the ultimate hands now Josh. Sleep in Peace my little brother, your in God's hands now. I love you and will remember the good times we shared. My memories and stories we shared will keep your spirit alive on earth my brother. My boys, Lyn and I will be the keeper of that promise. LOVE YOU JOSHUA! We all Love You Joshua! Your BROTHER, JIM LICEAGA
04/12/08. I have bad news. A friend, a mentor, and a great network contact of mine past away on Thursday. His name, Arnie Bryant. We knew each other for a few years. Both on the radio. Radio Hosts in the Chicagoland Area. His show was called View Points from the Otherside. And yes it was about Politics and the world around us. He also shared great music that he liked with listeners. He had wonderful taste in music. Arnie interviewed lots of politicians that were elected and that ran for office. Big Names in that world. He also interviewed community leaders around the Chicagoland area. He was a big man, a man that was full of compassion. A man with wonderful children, he was always talking about his kids. A great wife who supported him and that Arnie loved so much. They are great parents with wonderful children. Respectful, loving children who adored their father. Arnie was a big man, a great father, a loving husband a radioman, talented to bring aggressive, interesting interviews to the public. Arnie Bryant and I had great debates on Air. It was heated up at times but we always stayed friends. He promoted me and I promoted him at all tmes. It was great. He never demanded or threatened. We just knew how to do it. Vert Easy. The last time we talked, he viewed my television show and Arnie called me. On that show, Arnie and I had a debate about Super Tuesday. It was a great show. Also I had my boys, Jimmy and Arthur perform three of their original songs they wrote. Their band is Tomorrow's Alliance. Well, Arnie called me to tell us how much he loved Jimmy and Arthur's music. He wanted to promote them. Arnie also told me how to manage the boys. His mother was a Professional Singer. Arnie knew the business. He wanted to go on the road with them to guide them and to introduce them to big name talents. He didn't speak about himself on television, he spoke about my boys. He was a true friend. A great guy. I will miss him. As Arnie would say, "All We Really Want to Know is What is Going On". God Bless your Family Arnie. I will miss you My Friend. Jim Liceaga
02/29/08. Recently, I recieved an email regarding my view on Farrakhans endorsement for Barack Huessien Obama's run for President. I respect all comments and honor all who email me. I welcome your comments, good or bad. I don't mind being chalenged, critizied, and yes approvals are welcomed as well. And thankyou for taking the time to respond. The reason that Farrakhan is a great man is because he is a positive leader for African Americans. He does not only talk about change, he delivers positive change. For a people that have over one million men in jail, a high drop out rate, high drug use, high unempolyment, and never been reimbursed for building this nation, Louis Farrakhan transform peoples lifes in a very positive way. He doesn't only give them the fish, he teaches folks to fish. Self impowerment. That's a beautiful thing, an American thing. His followers are positive, successful, family oriented and happy. They make better citizens for our nation. They know how to question authority and seek justice without violence. Yes Farrakhan has said things in his public carreer that have been controversial. In my opinion it is an opportunity for the opposition/otherside to engage in dialogue that will bring a better understanding of each others concerns and dislikes. This could bring fourth a better America. That is why we honor the First Amendment. Through disagreement people can come together to find a common theme to transform hatred to acceptance. Remember, Islam believes in Abraham the father of their religion, and Jesus Christ a prophet. We should realize that Farrakhan is not a young man and grew up in America that was racist, that segregated his race from the rest of America. He knows what he speakes. He understands his peoples history. American History. We would be foolish not to respect his past and experiences. The slum lords of New York, and Chicago. The bankers that Red Lined. The mass Education and Job Discrimination in America, trapping African Americans in failure. And please, using Hitler to describe Farrakhan is rediculous. Hitler was never discriminated. He was born white in a white world. Hitler was a failure in life. Hitler was a slave holder for his empire to advance. Let us not forget, Black and Brown Americans fought the Germans and Italians that murdered people they disliked. We, Americans freed ALL the people of Europe, including non Christians. The blood of Afro and Latino American soldiers, secured the freedoms of Religious Groups in Europe to build again. We sacrificed our loved ones so that Europe can build again for a better Europe. Imagine, after freeing the world from Hitler, you as a black or brown man came back to racist America where you can't be a full partner in the country you built and as a black or brown man you saved America's European family members back in Europe. Let us be real. One should not compare Hitler to Farrakhan. Hitler was a monster, a false leader and Anti God. Please read what Farrakhan said. Farrakhan response to anti-Semitism allegation
Farrakhan has rejected the allegation that he is anti-Semitic and in a June 18 1997 letter to a former Wallstreet Journal editor, Jude Wanniski stated:
"Countless times over the years I have explained that I never referred to Judaism as a dirty religion, but, clearly referred to the machinations of those who hide behind the shield of Judaism while using unjust political means to achieve their objectives. This was distilled in the New York tabloids and other media saying, "Farrakhan calls Judaism a gutter religion." As a Muslim, I revere Abraham, Moses, and all the Prophets who Allah (God) sent to the children of Israel. I believe in the scriptures brought by these Prophets and the Laws of Allah (God) as expressed in the Torah. I would never refer to the Revealed Word of Allah (God) -- the basis of Jewish Faith -- as "dirty" or "gutter." You know, Jude, as well as I, that the Revealed Word of Allah (God) comes as a Message from Allah (God) to purify us from our evil that has divided us and caused us to fall into the gutter. Over the centuries, the evils of Christians, Jews and Muslims have dirtied their respective religions. True Faith in the laws and Teaching of Abraham, Jesus and Muhammad is not dirty, but, practices in the name of these religions can be unclean and can cause people to look upon the misrepresented religion as being unclean." Louis Farrakhan.
We should always step back and understand what one is actually saying before we as Americans believe that the 1st Amendment is to extreme. This is why our Nation is Great. Let us share our thoughts and challenge our convictions to make a better America for You and Me. That is why Barack Hussein Obama should have embraced his friend, Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan has been and is a true supporter of Barack Obama. THANKYOU FOR YOUR EMAIL. I appreciate all responses and please feel free to respond. Keep on checking in. Also let me know how I can make this web site beter and again thankyou for your emails. Sincerely, James Liceaga : )
02/27/08. My Final Thought/opinion is that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be nominated to the Supreme Court. Barack Hussein Obama's people, I believe, told Hillary Rodham Clinton that she will be his pick for Supreme Court Justice if she drops out of the Presidential race if he becomes President. This would unite the women vote who will feel sold out if Hillary Rodham Clinton drops out. Obama's people, advance staff most likely told Hillary Rodham Clinton's people that they will pay her campaighn debts off. If I were John McCain, I would have my people talk to Hillary Rodham Clinton and promise the same position to her. For all the same reasons. This would split the women vote leaving Obama to scramble and probably dropping the ball. Most Republicans would continue to vote for McCain. Remember, Clinton has more conservative ideas than Obama. Jim Liceaga : )
02/21/08. Final Thought. Know History or Keep Quiet! The possible future first Lady, Mrs. Obama told the public at a political get out the Vote rally, "This is the first time she is Proud of her Country". She was refering that her Husband, Barack Hussein Obama could be the Hope for America. In other words what America needs now. Unfortunately, she is not Proud of the Hundreds of thousands of men and women who fought in the Civil War, the Union Soldiers and a President, the 16th President that did the Right thing to stop Slavary by laying down their lives in pursuit of keeping the States together. By doing so, creating the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendment of the Constitution, Creating a Country that can elect a Senior Citizen, A Women or an African American to the highest seat of the land, "THE PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES! She does not know history or else she does not repect the Courage of the 16th President and all that died to keep this country together. How could she say such a terrible thing about America. We fought for those rights on the Battle Fields and in the Streets of the United States. All that so that we can elect a person on merit, not on age, skin color or gender. Yes, we have had tough times and racism in this country. Chalenges, but please Mrs. Obama, think before you speak. You are now sounding like the 42nd President, William Jefferson Clinton. God Bless America. Jim Liceaga
Final Thought 06/05/07 Carry on Graduates Congratulations 2007 Graduates! America Honors you all. You are the Future of the United States. Carry on our traditions of Hard work, Inventions, Production, and Capitalism. Always keeping in mind fairness for those who work so hard and that want and seek the American Dream. Reject the intimidations from generations before you that embrace racism, and hatred. The generations before you that conducted the practice of discrimination. The same generations that believe in securing America by bashing the people that make America America. Working people, making the whole system go round and round. The U.S. is a melting pot where people develop in becoming Americans. In the next 18 years, America's 157 million baby boomers will be retired. YOU ARE THE FUTURE WORKERS OF AMERICA. So go to work and be the best worker in your industry. Future America will reward you in a big way. Job Security. Congratulations 2007 Graduates! Jim Liceaga :) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
My FINAL THOUGHT! PRO ACTIVE! 09/10/06
The buildings fell. Fell down, for the whole world to see.
Men and women, office workers jumping into a beautiful blue sky. Jumping from the hell on earth, a hell created when two planes flew into two towers in a city that never sleeps. It's ironic because we as a nation will never sleep tight or peaceful again. The people in those two buildings were there to work, to do business, contributing to the economy of the world. The World Trade Center was a symbol of commerce and trade, not only in this country but the entire world. So you see, those terrorists were targeting Business as we know it. Buildings that were part of the landscape of New York. Hit by third world fighters piloting commercial planes with passengers on board. Third world fighters, who believe that their way of life is under attack or threatened. Not necessarily directly from the U.S.A., but from partnerships we have with countries these terrorists are in conflict with. September 11th, 2001 was the wake up call that threw our great nation into a War that had no boundaries, flags, or uniforms. Our country is fighting an idea, and that is tough to beat. Not that it's impossible to beat, but tough to beat. To identify the threat that looms over our land and our interests. We shall never forget September 11th, 2001. We as a free people must remind the generation that are born today, five years ago, born 15 years ago, and the generation that will be born in the future of this Great Land of ours, that The United States of America is and will be forever the Beacon Shining High on a Hill. The force for freedom, the leader in commerce and trade. The hope for all man kind to strive for. Democracy! A Republic of ideas, strenghts, courage, and History. Let us never to forget September 11th, 2001, for we are on the hill that all nations or people not interested in freedom want to knock off, destroy. We will fight, defend and honor those before us that laid down their lives in the act of defending this Nation. and those that died who were innocent, yet in the path of terrorist actions. Let us never forget this day and let us add the date of September 11th,2001 to those dates that made the U.S.A. GREATER than the day before any great Act! Acts that distinguish our Country as a leader in the world. To the people persuing terrorist acts against us, BEWARE of your deeds. BEWARE of the misrepresentation of the truth. It will haunt you. We will seek justice. For we will always be part of the overall good in the world. Meet us at the table of Peace, not on the Battle Ground of Death. Let us join in dialouge so to promote each others common interests. In the end, we are born on this earth to enjoy the fruit of one's labor, not to promote death and distruction. We as a nation will honor the victims on 9/11 by smashing the terrorist groups before they can become more potent and lethal. The Twin Towers, Flight 93, and the Pentagon all in the Continental United States were hit on 9/11. We must remember that we as a nation are the target for those evil doers, hoping that they can create, repeat another hell on earth. After five years, Ground Zero is a reminder that the THREAT is here and the War on Terrorism is not over! We must be PRO-ACTIVE on the fight on terrorism. This administration gets it and has been right on it. Let's give credit to our President for doing the job in fighting terrorism. LET US NEVER FORGET! copyright 2006 by Jim Liceaga
What is America? Well, America means the United States ofAmerica. But It also means all of the Americas. Not only the U.S.A.. It's the landmasses and islands of NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AMERICA, and SOUTH AMERICA.
What is an American? It is relating to the United States of America or its people, language, or culture of NORTH AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND the WEST INDIES. ITS THE ENTIRE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. This includes the Native American People to North and South America. Indigenous to America. Inhabitants of America. America is English speaking and Spanish speaking, which are known in our Western Hemisphere as American English and American Spanish.
* The Melting pots of the Americas include Mexico, United States, Canada, and all of the Americas. The American Dream is an ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire, prosper, perform, protect, have potential, and live life to it's maximum if desired. That's Liberty! Jim Liceaga :)jl
A human rights advocate, a fighter for the poor, an organizer for field labor rights and equality in the work place, a friend and protector of ASIANS, BLACKS, ANGLOS, and yes HISPANICS working in the Agricultural Industry. Some U.S. Farmers and U.S. Unions would take complete advantage of the field help, no matter what color they were. Ceasar Chavez saw first hand what was going on and decided to make a difference in assisting, or helping the agricultural workers. Some farmers would hire agricultural workers for a day, week or months, season of work and then call immigration or the local anglo sheriff to deport them without pay, or would lower the amount of the agreed payment made to the field workers. It was wild back then. A carrot, (promise of work) waived in these peoples faces, come and get it, (work that is)! And then after the FIELD or Work was picked, finished, bringing prosperity to the farmer or Union, out they went with a swift KICK in their BEHIND or Asccccc! No Pay, No Representation, No Thankyou, No Graditude, NOTHING! But then that was the 20th Century. (Sounds like the 18th or 19th Century). Remember, YOU REMEMBER. Actually sounds like our current 21st Century and the Minute Men of today. Your Not Equal to Us. Your not educated, or refined. You people will bring disease to our country. You can't assimulate with our culture. All these ugly hateful slogans, banners, thoughts, and actions from those so called self respecting people called the Minute Men and Women. These kinds of thoughts are not new, but only a continuance of racism. As a Hispanic, born in the U.S.A., I'm used to those slogans, and actions thrown at me and my people. We grew up with redlining, financial racism, and hateful neighbors when we moved into Anglo neighborhoods in the 1960's and 1970's. By the way, there would not be THE MINUTE MEN from our Revolutionary Period if it wasn't for Mexico, ruled by Spain, and in Cuba, Spain kept the British ships from sending fresh British troops, weapons, supplies, and food to the colonies. The Spanish kept British busy so the New country caled the U.S.A. COULD WIN THE WAR. Spain/Mexico also gave the U.S.A. a loan to buy weapons and food to assist with our struggle for freedom against the British. The Spanish/Mexican alliance goes back to our beginning! There's a strong history there! But I'm sure the Minute Men don't even know about that history. History foregotten and not taught. Remember the War of 1812 where Canada, (Britain) actually attacked the U.S.A., ransacked, and did burn the White House. The efforts of Pres. Madison and Dolly Madison to keep our Republic alive were great. The U.S.A. was actually invaded by thugs from the North. True History folks! Did the Minute Men learn about 1846 - 1848 in History? The war that the United States won and occupied a country that didn't have slavery. The U.S.A. knew better than to keep Mexico because of the issue of slavery. The question of Slavery is on the table now, in 1846, directly in the Congress. Better leave Mexico alone, retreat and just keep Slavery alive in the U.S.A. Remember that! By the way, Senator LINCOLN opposed the war of 1846. I can imagine what the Minute Men would say! They probably would have been opposed to Lincoln. Yes, Mexico did throw slavery into the ash heaps of history, before the Great U.S.A.. Hey, Remember 1861? THE CIVIL WAR. It took the lives of over 500,000 thousand United State soldiers, on both sides, NORTH AND SOUTH, tore a Nation in half and caused countless civilian deaths to make slavery in the United States of America be outlawed. Mexico opposed the Confederate political ideas and assisted Pres. Lincoln when the South asked for Mexico's help. All this grief AND FOR WHAT? Because of the color of ones skin, to own and treat humans like livestock. Slaves! Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and of course off white. We're a Rainbow of History is what we are! An AMERICAN HISTORY! Jim Liceaga MORE TO COME, Stay Tuned!
------------------------------------------------------------ Alan Greenspan. Fed Chairman from 1987, STOCK MARKET CRASH two months after he was confirmed and sworn in office. U.S. growth was behind Europe and Japan for several years. 1998 hedgefund collapse of LTCM. Biggest stock market bubble in late 1990's. Remember when he allowed Margins to increase by 50 to 100%. Biggest Housing Bubble. Largest negative household savings rate in America. Record current account deficet. Share prices stumped, with a mild recession in 2001. Rapid credit growth = alarm bells. Bankruptcy laws change for Americans. Asset priced inflation v. Conventional Inflation. The size of our output gap are huge in the world economy. He has not done better than any of the foreign central banks. Inflation has been no greater than the average for all the industrialized countries in the Organized for Economic Co- Operational Development nations. Global disinflationary pressures have made fighting inflation easier for all central banks. It was leadership fom the U.S. Executive Branch advaning the fight on inflation and negative growth, while fighting a war. Don't forget he was Knighted by Queen Elizabeth. More to Come! Stay tuned!
February is the month of love. Valentines Day is February 14th, 2006. It's everywhere! From billboards, print, radio spots, and television commercials. Love is not just in the air, but in your face. Don't get me wrong, Valentines Day is a good reminder to appreciate your better half. And it's a big money maker to. Not that I need a special day to celebrate my Love for my wife of 20 years. It's natural for me to love my wife, just as it's natural for me to breath air, eat, sleep, or appreciate our great nation and it's history. Talking about our nations history and appreciation, let us never forget the contributions of African Americans. One of the original people of this nation, and their African ancestors that built this great nation. We owe much graditude to Africa and it's people. Those African people captured and brought to America, as chattle. Do you remember, or want to remember. Do you care? A fact that can't be denied. So I have decided to give a Valentines Day card not only to my wonderful wife, but also to all the African Americans in our Great Nation. It goes like this; I APPRECIATE THE EFFORTS AND HARD WORK YOU AND YOUR PEOPLE HAVE DONE FOR THIS NATION. YOUR EFFORTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE EVERY WHERE THE U.S. FLAG IS AND HAS FLOWN! THAT ALL EUROPEANS THAT ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA WITH YOU, AND AFTER YOU HAVE BENEFITTED FROM YOUR HARD WORK. YOU AS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN CREDITED OR BENEFITTED BY YOUR PAST WORKS DONE BY YOUR ANCESTORS THAT BUILT THIS NATION. YOU HAVE BEEN UNDER APPRECIATED YEAR AFTER YEAR, FOR GENERATIONS AND MADE THE SCAPE GOAT FOR UNITED STATES SHORT COMMINGS. BUT THIS YEAR, IT SHOULD BE REMINDED TO ALL AMERICANS, YOUR PAST COUNTS! THAT YOUR PAST EFFORTS AND HARD WORK IN THIS GREAT LAND IS WHAT BUILT AMERICA WE KNOW TODAY. A SUPER POWER! A WORLD POWER! Gosh, chattel, no respect, no recognition, no appreciation, no rights, and today over a million African Americans in jail in tha U.S.A.. You, as a people, an AFRICAN AMERICAN people truely, truely, LOVE this country. And that is why, I LOVE YOU AS A PEOPLE. As AFRICAN AMERICANS. THE BUILDERS OF THIS GREAT COUNTRY! You haven't given up on us as a NATION! God Bless You for that. This country owes you lots of love. Happy Valentines Day ! JIM LICEAGA copyright 2006 by Jim Liceage ======================================================================
My Final Thought. Primary Vote! (originally written 2004)
Our future depends on you, the individual voter. The Right to VOTE, Yes Vote ! It's your chance to change not only the past, but tomorrow, and the future. What a responsibility, priviledge, chance, choice, and your right. Your vote means freedom of decent or support. Our past, present, and future rolled up in one day. Election Day, our Primary. March 21st is the day of change in our state. Not only the candidate's day, but your day. THE VOTER! Your determining who will be on November's ballot. So roll up your sleeves, get organized, informed, and make a statement. VOTE! Join our past citizens by casting your right to vote. You are securing our future. July 4th, 2006, our country will be only 230 years old. Make our forefathers proud by voting. Remember, by voting, your building our nation for tomorrow. Know where your polling place is located and have FUN casting your Vote. YOUR THE CEMENT and BRICK that makes this COUNTRY STRONGER and GREAT! VOTE! Jim Liceaga, Copyright 2006.
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