"1957, Golda Meir, a future prime minister of Israel, spoke at the National Press Club in Washington. She said, unfortunately prophetically, 'Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us'."
We acheive world peace when we choose world peace.
Star's column -- which usually never fails me -- lends insight on a number of things, whether it be from the teachings of a man who recently past away (Art Linkletter) to the long and winding road in a land called Gaza; our life is simply made best when our philosphy comes from a place of peace -- while the gift of something we like to call hindsight usually tells us, "things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
I don't personally know Star -- I wish I did; for she is a powerful voice of community in relation to all things.
She is currently running for congress in the Los Angeles area, Long Beach specifically, and including areas you may have heard of before -- horrendous political, racial and economic areas, like Compton -- otherwise known as the 37th Congressional District -- unfortunately, a district not my own. But do you think that would keep me away? not.
She is actually running unopposed in this primary (wonder why that is, perhaps it's because it is home to one of the scariest districts in the country... or maybe, cuz she's a triple threat to anyone who would dare, just sayin') -- the only one seemingly in her way now is a long term democrat to beat on down the road come November.
Anyone want to help her out? For let me tell you, LA could really use all the help that they can get right now. Go to: http://www.starparkerforcongress.com/
Tomorrow is a big day for California.
As tea party members set out to rock the boat, and vote, tomorrow, as Israel continues to protect it's waters against Hamas, as everyday people venture out to make the best of the way things turn out, let us stop and give thanks that we live in America.
And more than ever, that christens us with the obligation to come together to protect and honor America in every way we can. We must muster the same faith, the same strength, as what culminated in Boston so long ago -- the tea must be thrown overboard, while the lawlessness of intruders in government, threatening our long term peace, must be defeated.
It's a simple as that.
And that's all I got to say about that (say it like Forrest Gump).
Even though I'm just one girl, I've gotta run and go do my part to save California now.
Make it a Good Day, G
and if it ain't so good, make the best of it, whatever way that looks, whatever floats your own boat...do it for Art, do it for Star, do it for Gaza, do it for America, but most important, do it for U.
And thank you, Star, for always inspiring me to be a better girl living in community with others.