Friday, October 23, 2009

Let's Celebrate the U.S. Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution

Once again Congress has pushed an agenda that reaffirms the values of this great nation. Primary to our Bill of Rights and to our Constitution is that an individual has the right to decide one's life and activities for oneself--as long as those decisions do not threaten the rights of others.

Thank you, Congress for passing the Gay Rights bill. Now let us give to the gay military heroes the recognition that so justly deserve.

Thank goodness we as Americans do not see ourselves as thought police. Thank goodness that we do not insist that everyone shares the same religious convictions. Thank goodness we are free.

What values do we all share? Probably the same humanistic values shared by the Founding Fathers.

Hey, guys, look to Star Trek and Star Trek the Next Generation for morality plays that demonstrate how these values guide behaviour. Look to Star Trek Deep Space Nine for a demonstration of how the humanistic values can blend with religious convictions. With these and other stories shaping the thoughts of the current generations, no one can say that Americans are not exposed to values education.

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