May God Bless America

May God Bless America

 

As I sit here on my deck looking out at the beautiful scenery in a foreign country I share this with a passionate belief in America and the way the system has appeared to keep working for almost 300 years. Think about it for a moment. Any of you history buffs would certainly have to admit that there hasn't been too may free societies that have survived more than a couple of hundred years;  Right?

 

So here we are America. Still the most free capitalistic form of government in modern history. Now that's not to say we're by any means free from fault or failure. On the contrary. We have lots of faults no doubt and we've made many mistakes and had our share of failure along the way. 

 

Our leaders over the years on both sides of the isle have blundered and blundered big on many if not most issues that have and will continue to impact our lives one way or another. This is a fact of life and won't go away anytime soon if ever. In fact we're living in the most complex, multi-cultural, multi-philosophical, mult-faith and multi-racial environment in recordable history yet we seem to continue living in relative peace compared to most of the World.

 

So as an Independent & leaning Libertarian who believes in fiscal restraint, prudence and responsibility but believes that government has no right prying into our personal lives or the choices that we make as long as it's not directly negatively impacting the peace and space of others it's now time to step up and come together as a strong and productive body and move forward into a very challenging and complex future.

 

It's time to move from the past, albeit not totally forget all of it, and move forward together in a responsible, sensible and peaceful way. We need to unite, rise up and become the Country we once were. We need to be strong. We need to be employed, We need to be productive. We need to provide a comfortable environment for everyone to live in. We must rebuild our military to protect ourselves yet not encroach on others who don't share our beliefs. But most importantly we need to come together as a strong, powerful and united nation and move forward into a very challenging and complex future.

 

It won't be an easy path and it's ridiculous and unproductive to think that we will solve every problem and challenge and provide a comfortable home for every person in the World all the time. But we need to keep trying. As long as we give more than we take there will there will always be enough to go around.

 

So now ask me what else I'll be doing for the next week whence sitting idle with nothing to do but rest, think, reflect, be thankful and thank God for the blessings and opportunities he's given my wonderful family and me to be born, participate and contribute to this magnificent Nation.

 

May God Bless America

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Comment balloon 16 commentsJohn DL Arendsen • November 10 2016 04:12PM

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Great post...I hope you enjoy your weekend ahead too!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) almost 2 years ago

Wonderfully said...thanks for sharing!

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) almost 2 years ago

I have nothing to add to your post but your own words:

think, reflect, be thankful and thank God for the blessings and opportunities he's given my wonderful family and me to be born, participate and contribute to this magnificent Nation.

 

May God Bless America

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC) almost 2 years ago

John,

What a beautifully written post.  We agree with what you said.  We do live in a wonderful country and we should focus on what is right instead of what is wrong.  That is the road to improvement.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) almost 2 years ago

I am with Nina Hollander - I sure to channel her a lot! Nothing more be said. Thank you. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 2 years ago

What John DL Arendsen You are off again? California has a lot to offer. Why go to some foreign country that doesn't need or deserve our money. Spend it here.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) almost 2 years ago

A very well written post, John!

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 2 years ago

Thanks Kristin Johnston, Waukesha County Realtor 414-254-6647 So far I'm having a blast doing absolutely N O T H I N G!

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

Comes from the heart and the belly of my soul Norma J. Elkins 

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

Your words are heart felt Nina Hollander Thanks mucho.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

Really appreciate your kind words Ron and Alexandra Seigel Muy grande gracias!

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

We just need to keep paying this forward Kathleen Daniels The more we do the more other folks will feel it. Thanks!

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

Ha Bill Roberts ! I haven't had much of a problem spending most of it here my friend. But every once in awhile it's good for a weary and worn out soul. Must replenish. Lot's of new and exciting thing to embark on in '17 and beyond God willing.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

Myrl Jeffcoat You're so sweet to do that. I've really grown to like you a lot during the past couple of years. So glad I joined your group. Especially since I R 1

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) almost 2 years ago

How elequently written!  In total agreement with your post.  Let's move on to 2017 with a quick step and lighter hearts. God Bless America

Posted by Ingrid Pierson, DRE 00560598 - 800-530-9421 (Pierson Real Estate and Investments) almost 2 years ago

Love the "quick step and lighter hearts". I'll have to steal this from you Ingrid Pierson . BTW, I love Auburn.

Posted by John DL Arendsen, Crest Backyard Homes "ADU" dealer & Contractor (CREST BACKYARD HOMES, ON THE LEVEL GENERAL & FACTORY BUILT HOME CONTRACTOR, TAG REAL ESTATE SALES & INVESTMENTS) over 1 year ago

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