I have selected a number of common nouns along with particular definitions. While I could elaborate beyond the meanings of the words for each, a Latin phrase ipse loquitor (“it speaks for itself’) seems more appropriate. However, I will still preface my selections with a question for those of you who might vote for a “fundamental change” in the way government is run: “Do you understand where the man Obama, an Alinsky styled Marxist will take you?” With that…
A few Words to ponder as we approach this election. A few selected meanings for these words to allow a better understanding and put our own selves in context.
Self respect n. – proper esteem or regard for the dignity of one’s character.
Victim n. – a person who is deceived or cheated, as by his or her own emotions or ignorance, by the dishonesty of others, or by some impersonal agency: a victim of misplaced confidence; the victim of a swindler; a victim of an optical illusion.
Welfare n. – financial or other assistance to an individual or family from a city, state, or national government.
Trust n. – the obligation or responsibility imposed on a person in whom confidence or authority is placed: a position of trust.
Authority n. – the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine.
Dignity n. – nobility or elevation of character; worthiness; bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation.
These words should bring to mind where we are at. This is a chance to draw a line in the sand. The point we cannot pass, for to do so is to invite the bustling civilization one would find in Russia, Venezuela and Cuba. Our dignity, our self respect, rely on our own means. To offer the responsibility of our means, our welfare, to an unaccountable government is surely to sell off a part of our self worth.