Typical American family.
According to Webster: “fam·i·ly,” n., A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of a man and woman and their offspring.
Although Webster rarely fails to please me when I reference his publication, he has definitely disappointed me today.
In their critique of the word “family,” (in my humble opinion), they, or them, Webster and Merriam, whether on purpose, or by oversight, “omitted” some of the world’s longest standing residence…
…God’s other Children.
While defining everything from slang for an organized crime unit such as the Cosa Nostra, ..to an array of elements with similar chemical properties…
..both Merriam and Webster failed to mention our brothers and sisters in the animal kingdom.
According to Webster: “or·i·ent·ed,” (in context) To become familiar with and adjust to life.
If these folks can find common ground to huddle and cuddle, (in my considered opinion), there isn’t a Homo sapien on this planet that doesn’t have the capacity to do the same.
According to Webster: “ef·fort,” (In context). Using physical and mental energy to accomplish a task.
There were no unemployment lines in 1776.
Moving forward to the 1830s, the lines became thousands of wagons driven West by American families, (immigrants) from around the globe determined to build nation.
Then entered the Dragon, and/or, politics and politicians.
Question: Can you imagine any of the people above driving a wagon a thousand miles to build a house of logs and sod?
Families focus on building homes.
Politicians focus on building agendas.
America needs more continuity, …
..and less selfishness!
A tidbit to ponder, and/or, the “effrontery” of the millennium; The Obama administration has deemed that it’s acceptable to purchase marijuana with welfare money.
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow