Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Perhaps everyone needs to go to this site and read our constitution and the amendments that go with it. People have the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. It says so right here in the first amendment.
There have been a lot of stories on Facebook and in the news about how the police are treating the protestors for Occupy Wall Street (and wherever else they are). I listened to Sheryl on the Talk today defending the actions of the police and defending police procedures.
If we weren’t allowed to peaceably assemble and protest then Women’s Rights and the Civil Rights Movements would never have occurred. Occupy Wall Street is saying enough with Corporate America running our elections and our government. Our government is for living breathing human beings not for corporate entities.
However, that doesn’t matter or it shouldn’t matter what they are protesting. The KKK is allowed to protest and has walked into places that were highly offensive to people. So long as they are peaceably assembling it is allowed according to the first amendment.
The students at UC Davis today were assaulted on the order of a chancellor, someone who should have had the best interest of these young adults in mind, and carried out by police who didn’t stop to think whether their “orders” were right or not.
One of the hardest things in life to do is what is right particularly to do it in the face of someone in authority saying do it or else. I realize that in the military and in the police orders have to be followed but so do moral and ethical codes.
If you don’t like what they are protesting, go out with signs and counter what they are doing. Here in the US though, you can’t stop them from protesting and if you continue to try then you might as well throw the constitution out the window and put the US up for sale.
I’ve been getting a lot of rejections and mostly I can take them but occasionally I feel like I’m just not getting it. There is a tinge of discouragement. Then something will happen – someone will say something or I’ll get a piece accepted – and I feel like I am getting it. I watched the Talk when Kathy Ireland was on. She made a statement that really touched home with me. She said, “If you’re not being rejected regularly, maybe you’re not trying hard enough.”
In writing rejection happens more often than acceptance. This statement made me realize that I’m not getting rejected daily and I get a handful of rejection at a time. Maybe I’m just not putting enough of my work out there for consideration. Maybe I just need to remember everything I’ve said about writing and rejections and keep moving forward.
Every rejection is a new opportunity. It gives me a chance to submit that work somewhere else. It offers me an insight into whether I want to submit work to the publisher again or not. Instead of whining about being rejected, I need to dig in my heels deeper and submit to even more places.
I’ve read it, heard it from others, and now with this statement of Kathy Ireland’s it just drove the point home for me. Rejection isn’t the end of the process; it is just the next step in the process.
On the Talk yesterday, they were discussing financial fidelity. This means that you are open and honest with your partner about your spending, savings, finances. You don’t hide purchases. Leah Remini stated that the men in their lives make them lie by being critical of their purchases.
No one makes us lie. We lie because we don’t want to deal with the fallout from our actions. If you are going to lie about what you are purchasing, what else will you lie about?
Here’s the thing in my mind, if the hubby doesn’t like that you are buying too many of something then look at your purchases. Are you? Have you got excess that you don’t need? Was the latest purchase an impulse? If you do then maybe it is time to modify your actions.
On the other hand, if it is just him saying don’t spend money, it needs to become a discussion about why he thinks he gets to say what you can and cannot do for small purchases.
Ken and I have always made a point of buying large things together. Neither of us spends large sums of money without the other being aware of it. The small purchases aren’t as important. Yes Ken will grumble a bit about the number of books I have but he knows better than too much. We both work. We both bring in the money. You know what though; if only one of us worked it wouldn’t matter. It has always been OUR money. We are a partnership and as such our money goes to pay the family bills and meet the family needs.
Your partner is the one closest to you and if you can’t be honest and straight forward with him, then you need to reassess your partnership. Also this behavior begs the question – again – if she truly feels this way, why is she not taking personal responsibility for her own actions? If you are spending money on shoes or books or whatever, and your husband objects then you need to own it. Yes I went shopping and yes I bought more shoes. I like them and I’m planning to continue. He will either deal with it or the two of you will have an issue. But face the fact that your actions may be causing that issue.