Benjamin Harrison Once Said…

Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833 and died on March 13, 1901. Benjamin was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd President of the United States from 1889 to 1893.

I am thorough believer in the American test of character. He will not build high who does not build for himself.

I believe that Harrison was talking about doing things on your own. I think it’s an important life lesson to be able to do things for yourself and to be self reliant rather than expect someone else to do things for you. I have found that one feels better when we do things ourselves

Benjamin Harrison was he grandson of former President William Henry Harrison who was our 9th President of the United States. He is the first President whose voice has been preserved, thanks to a 36 second recording preserved on a wax phonograph cylinder in 1889. He is also the first President to have electricity in the White House. Harrison’s wife was afraid of electricity and refused to touch the light switches, thus slept with the lights on in her room.

Benjamin Harrison was he grandson of former President William Henry Harrison who was our 9th President of the United States. His great grandfather was Benjamin Harrison V who was one of the Founding Father’s that signed the Declaration of Independence and served as Governor for Virginia.

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. – Benjamin Harrison

I don’t think this is something that we have quite grasped is we weren’t put on this planet to police the world. The world is a complex place and there are many corners of the world and not all those places do things the same way and we cannot as a world expect everyone to be the same. If you believe that God created us all, then you have to believe he loved us all, and that he created us in his image. It’s not the same. Someone from one part of the world is different and that was done on purpose, the farther away or less sun the less pigment we need and the more sun we have more in order to adjust our bodies to the elements. The human body is an amazing thing and as a human we need to respect one another for our likenesses and our differences. We need to be kinder to one another. We need to stop fighting one another and learn how to get along or leave each other alone. Life is too short to try to eliminate someone because they are different. Learn love, learn respect.

A little history behind the Declaration of Independence from the History Channel.

If you ever wanted to read or reread what is in our Declaration of Independence I’m including the link because I do believe that many of us have forgot what it says and what it meant and what it means for the United States of America. This for me being one of the most important lines in the declaration “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”