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Good Manners, Politics & Loving America

Updated on April 8, 2014

Prudence and the Patriotic Spirit

"I wisdom dwell with prudence and find out knowledge of witty inventions"

Proverbs 8:12

Prudent defined: An adjective, meaning: acting with or showing care and thought for the future.

The FUTURE

Prudence, it is a needed perspective in what is growing to be an irrational world at times. Speaking out is essential, but for many reasons has become untempered and oft times without true knowledge of the issues at hand. A little prudence should be taken and I think knowledge would then be better defined.

"It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms."

Jean Racine

What is going on? Do YOU wonder? Cause I sure do.

"Life has no blessing like a prudent friend."

Euripides

Ever had an argument about politics with a "friend"? How did it turn out? Are you still friends? Will it ever be the same?

"Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought."

Thucydides

Do you respect others rights to have their own viewpoint and personal understanding of political issues? Can you? Do your views fly out of your mouth without care? Do you think you know it all?

I confess that at times I have thought I knew it all. I've felt that the other person did not know the "real" truth.

"Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable."

Jean de La Fontaine

I confess that at times I have thought I knew it all. I've felt that the other person did not know the "real" truth.

"All government, indeed every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue, and every prudent act, is founded on compromise and barter."

Edmund Burke

Take PAUSE I tell myself now.. at this moment, and I hope that I remember that, that I hold that close to my heart, and listen to what witty inventions there are for me to find in respecting the rights of others to have their views as well.

"The prudent course is to make an investment in learning, testing and understanding, determine how the new concepts compare to how you now operate and thoughtfully determine how they apply to what you want to achieve in the future."

Dee Hock

AMEN

Amen defined: a noun, meaning. an exclamation uttered at the end of a prayer or hymn, meaning 'so be it.

So be it.

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TURN ON THE MUSIC YouTube below.. as you enjoy my lens!

I Wish You Love

I Wish You Love lyrics

(feat. Chris Botti)

I wish you bluebirds in the spring

To give your heart a song to sing

And then a kiss

But more than this

I wish you love

And in July a lemonade

To cool you in some leafy glade

I wish you health

And more than wealth

I wish you love

My breaking heart and I agree

That you and I could never be

So with my best, my very best

I set you free

I wish you shelter from the storm

A cozy fire to keep you warm

But most of all

When snowflakes fall

I wish you love

I wish you shelter from the storm

A cozy fire to keep you warm

But most of all

When snowflakes fall

I wish you love

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

John Adams

Manners

Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners) (Laugh & Learn®)
Dude, That's Rude!: (Get Some Manners) (Laugh & Learn®)

Kids today need manners more than ever, and Dude, Thats Rude! makes it fun and easy to get some. Full-color cartoons and kid-friendly text teach the basics of polite behavior in all kinds of situationsat home, at school, in the bathroom, on the phone, at the mall, and more. Kids learn Power Words to use and P.U. Words to avoid, why their family deserves their best manners, and the essentials of e-tiquette (politeness online). It seems like light reading, but its serious stuff: Manners are major social skills, and this book gives kids a great start.

 
Social Life - or, The Manners and Customs of Polite Society
Social Life - or, The Manners and Customs of Polite Society

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeares finesse to Oscar Wildes wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrims Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

 
Manners
Manners

"Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics....Her lively primer sparkles with examples....There's plenty to learn, plenty to look at, and plenty to share in a cleverbook that demonstrates the importance of manners while it makes learning them fun."--Booklist.

 
Manners Can Be Fun
Manners Can Be Fun

If we want somethingwesayPLEASEWe say THANK YOUif you help us or give us something or do things for us.Before we leave the tablewe ask if we maybeexcused.And say THANK YOUif we are told we may.Continuing the success of How to Behave and Why-with hundreds of thousands of copies sold, 50,000 in the last year and a half alone!-comes another gem from the trove of Munro Leaf.Considered his second most popular book, Manners Can Be Fun was first published in 1936 and is among Munro Leaf's acclaimed "Fun" series, which includes Grammar, Reading, and History. In his signature style of stick-figure illustrations and wholesome text, this charming guide, in which courtesy does not have to be a chore or a response to scolding, makes manners a delight to learn. With such characters as the Mefirsts and the Whineys, children can laugh while absorbing the elementary rules of thoughtfulness and etiquette. To listen, cooperate, act graciously, and share, among others, are invaluable lessons that should never be underestimated, and that help make happy, well-adjusted, and secure children who will one day grow up to be happy, well-adjusted, and secure adults.

 

Politics

Politics: A Treatise on Government
Politics: A Treatise on Government

This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare s finesse to Oscar Wilde s wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim s Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library.

 
Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think
Moral Politics : How Liberals and Conservatives Think

In this classic text, the first full-scale application of cognitive science to politics, George Lakoff analyzes the unconscious and rhetorical worldviews of liberals and conservatives, discovering radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. For this new edition, Lakoff adds a preface and an afterword extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the impeachment of Bill Clinton to the 2000 presidential election and its aftermath.

 
What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues
What You Should Know About Politics...But Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues

The first and only issue-based nonpartisan guide to contemporary American politics. It's a very exciting time in American politics. Voter turnout in primaries and caucuses across the nation have shattered old records. More than ever, in this election year people are paying attention to the issues. But in a world of sound bytes and deliberate misinformation and a political scene that is literally colored by a partisan divide-blue vs. red-how does the average educated American find a reliable source that's free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who stands for what, and why-whether it's the economy, the war in Iraq, health care, oil and renewable energy sources, or climate change. If you're a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between, it's the perfect book to brush up on a single topic or read through to get a deeper understanding of the often-mucky world of American politics. Polls have shown that interest in the presidential campaign traditionally peaks 3-6 weeks before the elections. But this is also a book that transcends the season. It's truly for anyone who wants to know more about the issues, which are perennial issues that will continue to affect our everyday lives.

 
The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics (Idiot's Guides)

The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject, this book is designed to help anyone interested in learning about our government and the origins of its complex inner workings, our political system, and key elements that have affected our growth as a nation? all while serving as the best supplementary reading a student can get. Author is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher Students looking to take AP exams are a ready audience?along with citizenship applicants and CNN junkies Large renewable market Suitable as supplemental reading for coursework

 

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.

Albert Einstein

The essence of statesmanship is not a rigid adherence to the past, but a prudent and probing concern for the future.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Peace .. isn't that what we all want?

there's a place that i know where the sycamores grow

and daffodils have their fun

where the cares of the day seems to slowly fade away

and the glow of the evening sun

peace when the day is done

if i go there real late, let my mind meditate on everything to be done

if i search deep inside, let my conscience be my guide

then the answers are sure to come

don't have to worry none

when you find a piece of mind

leave you worries behind

don't say that it can't be done

with a new point of view

life's true meaning comes to you

and the freedom you seek is one

peace is for everyone

peace is for everyone

peace is for everyone

So what do YOU think?

Write what you will but just remember.. ..

if you are over the top with your comment I will delete it.

Will I use prudence in that decision?

.... Maybe.

Will YOU gain wisdom by being purdent?

It's hard... but I am going to try to hold my tongue and listen more.

It's hard... but I am going to try to hold my tongue and listen more.

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    • Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      Politics are not a great dinner party conversation topic, but when talking politics there's no need for good manners, respect and kindness to disappear, that just weakens any argument.

    • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      what goes in and out of the mouth should be clean. i am talking about food taken in and the words spoken out. whatever you say, you can't take them back anymore. if you hurt someone with your words, it's forgiven but not forgotten. but then, exercise your right of expression (if nobody gets hurt).

    Hell no, I speak my mind and I don't give a #$$^@$ what you or anyone else thinks.. so there.

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      • David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

        Wisdom and politics don't mix well. The brew never works anymore.

      To state the facts frankly is not to despair the future nor indict the past. The prudent heir takes careful inventory of his legacies and gives a faithful accounting to those whom he owes an obligation of trust.

      John F. Kennedy

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      The Most Important Thing? Do unto others you would have them do unto you....

      Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

      Princess Diana

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Heart-warming! :)

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          Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

          Two out of three isn't bad. I was taught good old fashion manners since being a youngster. Being born in the USA, I Love America which makes it two and the third; I was also taught never to discuss politics. However, I am polite when it comes to politics and will listen to the other person's point of view on the subject. I may not agree, but that is what makes us Americans. We all have a voice. Again, kathysart, I really appreciate you visiting my lenses and everything else. Thank You & You Have a Great Day!

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @julieannbrady: Oh yes such a sweet song.

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @goo2eyes lm: dunno ... hummm

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @anonymous: XXOO

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @David Stone1: So true.. so true.

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          kathysart 4 years ago

          @WriterJanis2: <3 thank you XXOO

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          I really enjoyed the quotes. Very thought provoking.

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          WriterJanis2 4 years ago

          I really enjoyed the quotes. Very thought provoking.

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          David Stone 4 years ago from New York City

          I hope this stirs some discussion. Good manners go a long way in life, as Tipi noted, but if we had only good manners, we'd still be British subjects and slavery would have continued much long. Sometimes, the best thing is to SPEAK UP.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Good manners go a long, long ways in life. Its just good wisdom to practice manners in politics.

          You are a deep thinker my dear. - God Bless! :))

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          please check the duel module. you can also take out the word blackbox. we are all in a haste. i wonder where my prediction went so i will write it here. squidangel blessings.

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          julieannbrady 5 years ago

          "Iwish you bluebirds in the spring

          To give your heart a song to sing

          And then a kiss

          But more than this

          I wish you love" ... and so much more! Happy Valentine's Day my dear.