Friday, January 31, 2014

Jesse "The Mind" State of the Union

From "The Mind" Jesse Ventura: Why I vetoed the bill, “This case went on to state that words uttered under coercion (the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats) are proof of loyalty to nothing but self-interest. Love of country must spring from willing hearts and free minds, inspired by a fair administration of wise laws enacted by the people's elected representatives within the bounds of express constitutional prohibitions. In other words, a government wisely acting within its bounds will earn loyalty and respect from its citizens.  A government dares not demand the same.

“There is much more to being a patriot and a citizen than reciting the pledge or raising a flag. Patriots serve.  Patriots vote.  Patriots attend meetings in their community. Patriots pay attention to the actions of government and speak out when needed.  Patriots teach their children about our history, our precious democracy and about citizenship. Being an active, engaged citizen means being a patriotic American every day.  No law will make a citizen a patriot.

"I am very disappointed that the governor ... saw fit to veto a Pledge of Allegiance bill which gave opt-outs at every opportunity," said Reiter, R-Shoreview.  Half the states now require the pledge as part of the school day, and half a dozen more recommend it, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.  This year, legislatures in several states were considering making the oath mandatory.  It wasn't immediately clear how many had passed such requirements.

At the time 5/22/02, Gov. Jesse Ventura vetoed the bill that would have required public school students to say the Pledge of Allegiance at least once a week.  When I was a kid in the 60s we recited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning before class but Ventura makes a valid point here in today's culture of America.  Ever changing, are we headed in the right direction?

Like a Census taker, what's your reaction to the State of the Union?

"Off the Grid" Jesse Ventura gives his own State of the Union.  How can you be a Vigilant Citizen?

Jesse Ventura

Ron Paul Goes OffTheGrid

Good to see Ron Paul, former Texas Congressman and host of RonPaulChannel, joins Jesse Ventura OffTheGrid to discuss if Obama did anything right in his State of the Union, if Congress will actually do anything in 2014, and what to cut from the National Budget.

Jesse Ventura

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