America will never be a monarchy!

America will never be a monarchy!

The reasons we fought, to gain freedom from monarchies across the ocean, have been explained throughout history.

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Monarchies are kaputt! There are history books, schoolbooks, movies, and television shows, greatly depicting the times of our Revolution, and Independence.
“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to James Madison, Jan. 30, 1787
Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s originators, and the writer of our Declaration of Independence, spoke clearly of the rights of the people in America to rebel when things are amiss, or awry in the political world.
To further his comment, in no way did he, or anyone else from that time, state that we must adhere to a song, or a flag, or one belief pushed upon society, as often occurred during the monarchies from which they had escaped, in England.

Freedom of Speech

Just how important was the freedom of speech, the right to say what you want about our government or nation, and the right to express that opinion in any non-harmful physical manner, to our Founding Fathers?
They spent hours to decide it must be made the first amendment, if you have forgotten. It’s not the second amendment or the third, but the first, and most important amendment, that is truthfully the basis of all other amendments.
When we tell athletes, children, parents, or anyone in society what they must and must not do in reference to their feelings about our government, we are becoming a monarchy and begin to represent the demagoguery of a royal ruler, from which we escaped, over 300 years ago.
Aren’t we then, stomping upon the whole reason for which we fought to preserve the American way?
Whether you like it or not, America is a free country. Yes, that also means it is free for you to voice your opinion, in opposition of those that kneel for a song, or a flag, that for most of us represents the very freedom we have.

American Hypocrites

However, a free opinion, may hypocritically protect material items and instilled-hatred and racism, instead of standing for the rights of American citizens to voice their feelings and opinions, through words and actions.
Sure, you have the freedom to hate these people for what they are doing, but it sure doesn’t mean you are right, or even respectable yourself, for doing so.
What is more important to you? Defending a song, a flag, or defending your own right to your own opinion?
Ah, that slippery slope of our first amendment, which is constantly battled over, in America’s court system..

What do the Founding Fathers say?

I hardly find it possible, that our Founding Fathers wrote the first amendment only to be applicable to some situations, and not to others. That would make the amendment implausible, and contradictory.

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You may consider our flag and our national anthem to be symbols of our great nation. However, you must look deeper than their just being symbols of the nation you live in.
They are much more than that! They are symbols of our rights and freedoms as the Constitution clearly lies out for all citizens of America!
The very fact that a man, a team, or a whole group such as the entire NFL can kneel during America’s anthem, because they want to bring attention to the clear and still present danger of racism, and judging of others, is a great and perfect example of why America is so incredible.
They’re allowed to do what they are doing, because they’re given the American right to do so!
By being the person who says that these players can “F — off”, or go to another country, or quit, or “die” as I’ve seen some truly disturbed people write, you are becoming the very dictatorship we escaped hundreds of years ago, and wiped out in WWII.
Do I, and many others like me, who do support the players rights to kneel, love our country, our flag, and our anthem? Absolutely, without a doubt!
I recently have come to love America even more, after living abroad for a short term, for the second time in my life. America is truly the land of the free, and the home of the brave, and warriors fight for our right to freedom every day.

Spreading freedom around the world

When you fight and war against your fellow citizens for voicing or showing their concerns, you are really warring against our nation’s soldiers and what they fight for.
In fact, you are insulting our nation’s Constitution and what our military fights for, all over the world!

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One might suggest to those who think their Americanism, or their patriotism is more important than the United States Constitution, to go try and live in another country, for just 3 months.
I’d like to see how quickly you rush back on a plane to America, kiss the ground you walk on, and wish good luck to those that want to kneel during a song, to prove a more important point — the fact that racism has never stopped or died in our society, as of yet.
There are those, who call people like me, troublemakers — just looking to stir up controversy, that isn’t there.
I say to those manipulating fascists, that your apparent blindness to reality, helps facilitate the great challenge in respecting all citizens’ right to freedom, and the chance to be successful…across all cultures, races, religions, and beliefs, in America.
That is why people who speak out like me, must do so!

This is everyone’s problem

Although, this is mainly a white-man’s issue across the globe, racism is an interracial problem, as well. All races in America have some racist tendencies toward one another.
My concerns, beliefs, and articles are not directed at one population of society or another, but at all of society. There are racists in every facet of human identity, and this way of thinking on all parts has got to stop!

Aren’t Colin Kaepernick and “Hollywood” stars just being American?

Kneeling, to make a point there is a divide in our country, and in our policing, is really, just one thing that makes America great! Instead of hating these athletes, we should be thanking them for taking a stance against hatred, and for showing society the strength of our Constitutional rights!

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Photo by Melany Rochester on Unsplash

We must also take a look at the argument that is constantly thrown out there in social media by many; that is the constant turmoil over famous actors, scientists, media, or sports giants giving their personal opinions on a stage for many to hear.
Why is this such a problem for some Americans?
We can simply argue that these famous folks have the same constitutional rights as the rest of us. More importantly, they have the chance to inspire important changes, due to their social statuses.
We should be looking to these people to voice our opinions, because the rest of us sure don’t have the soap box to step up on, and impress our feelings and voices freely, to the world.
But these famous people are no less graced with the right to speak, as any one of us are, within regular society. They just have, the opportunity to do so, and how many of us would jump right up there with them if we had the chance?
Bea social media warrior!
In fact, many of us do, every day on Facebook and Twitter. We do just that. So again, why shouldn’t famous people be able to?
When I hear news people and ordinary citizens online, harping against these famous speakers having an opinion, I continue to think about the hypocrisy, we fled Britain to get away from.
Next time you see that religious guy shouting on the street corner, or that athlete kneeling on the field, or the protester marching in front of their job, you should really smile, and say to yourself, ”thank Heaven, I live in America, where I, also, have the right to voice my opinion, whether it is right or wrong.”
Respect one another. Ease up and try to be more understanding of others. Peace and globalization are the only way humans are going to survive the future.

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As the great leader Martin Luther King Jr stated….
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”.

1st appeared on Medium: by Colin Bruce Munro Wood


Love is the most powerful catalyst of the eternal existence of our Universe!

Love is the most powerful catalyst of the eternal existence of our Universe!

True love, is a universal conscious awareness that is the glue that connects the entire Universe as one great system of eternal existence. 

Every thing that changes in the Universe, simply becomes a different part of the Universe, and eternally evades permanent extinguishing.

When a human being attempts to portray any kind of true and good love (the greatest power and connector of all), as being wrong, in one of their twisted ways of thinking, they are who we should feel very sorry for.

They live an eternal struggle within, to be who they really are, to be in touch with their truth, to correct years or decades of brainwashing that they often hate about themselves, and so choose targets whom truly love each other, out of the unstable existence of jealousy.

Jealousy, is one of the greater opposition forces fighting true love throughout the Universe.

But, what most people have a hard time fathoming, is that Love is much more powerful than anything we are aware of on Earth, and anything out there.

I love that you love each other...and the love we share, as you read this, and share it with your wife, becomes a more powerful energy which we cause to be shot out to the Universe so it may continue to keep its throne and allow the Earth, the Universe, humans, and all other civilizations an eternal existence in an ever-expanding Universe.

It is, small and large moments of true love, that continue to collect around Earth, other civilizations, and the living and breathing Universe, which created us all, and swaddles us forever, in its unbreakable existence and expansion of love.

The day, humans or any other planet's intelligent and emotional beings, allow hate and false judgment to overtake the amount of love we must output daily, even hourly, will light the fuse of complete and utter destruction, and conscious existence will disappear forever, and there will be nothing left.


When people try to judge the power of your beautiful love, push their negative energy right back into their dark or non-existent souls, with the incredible duality of your love for each other doing its part, to maintain the higher ground of existence, and force hate, and the end days of all, to fade further into an inescapable vacuum, forever!

Live and love and love and live, for nothing is real without them!


Your top 3 investments for 2020

Your top 3 investments for 2020

Invest in these 3 options today
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My market prediction and top 3 investment choices for 2020. No matter your financial level!

Some may not know this. I had my own Insurance business for 8 years. I sold Life and Health Insurance, Indexed Annuities and helped clients plan their final expenses and Estates.

In 2012, I sold many S&P Indexed Annuities, by convincing people to invest all their investments into this 10 year annuity with a built in guaranteed protection to never lose any of their money if the S&P dropped.

If the S&P grew, so would their money, and each growth would be like a step that would maintain its level until the S&P might recover and surpass the gains it may have already made. So, they really couldnt lose with this thing. However, if the S&P never grew over 10 years, they would still see an automatic growth of 2% a year anyway. Absolutely, no chance to lose even a penny of their annuity.

Of course, folks pondered whether they would do better growth with their current stocks. Yet, everyone was losing some sort of money in their portfolios.

I told everyone I sold this to, that the market would see incredible growth the next ten years, and that the S&P would double, causing their annuity to make huge gains over the ten years, and well, if I was wrong, theyd at least get the auto 2% growth built in, and never see a loss below any gains they made, large or small.

Fastforward 8 years. Those who looked me deep in my eyes and trusted something about me and my prediction for the future market, took every penny they had and entrusted me to put it all into this special Annuity that would only be available for a limited time.

5K, 25K, 75K, 95K were the amounts people were entrusting. Now, they are probably bouncing off the walls to get through the next two years to have free access to the gigantic gains they have all made. I can't even begin to imagine the assets this Annuity has blessed them and their descendants with.

So, what's my point?

2020 is going to be huge!!!

The markets will see continuing large growths.

I encourage you to add Tesla, Bitcoin and a marijuana stock to your portfortlios immediately!!!

Bitcoin is on the verge of its largest and longest running gain ever this year, with some predicting surpassing $100,000 in value. Recently, it has gained 30%.

Tesla hovered between 325 and 350 for quite a few months last year. In the past month, it has soared to over $600 and isn't stopping. Two days ago it surpassed the highest trading stock in the market with its highest volume in one day, ever.

I am promising you today, without being in the business anymore, so to no advantage of my own, that you must put those three things in your portfolio, asap.

You will be blown away by next December at the size of your gains across all three.

Marijuana is poised to make its largest gains, by far, this year. Especially, with a probable approval in NYS for the full legal use and sale and taxation at 20 to 30% for adult consumption of marijuana. This will cause NYS to erase its budget deficit in one year and to make gains on top of it.

If you've never invested...this year is the year to start. Big or small. Anyone can invest now wirh apps like Stockpile for as little as $5 in stock. So, there's no excuse for even those slightly struggling or living month to month to start securing their future with even small monthly investments in these 3 options.

Take advantage of my 2020 prediction!!


Is it time to be “woke”?

The Earth is 4.5 billion years old, according to Alexa. Will 2020 be the year the world is “woke”?Photo by NASA on Unsplash

Is it time to be “woke”?

4.5 billion years. Throughout that time, the Universe has expanded, created new galaxies, new stars, and new planets. Mankind has arrived in its 2020th “Christian” year of existence. Where do we go from here?

Origins of intelligent life

The world is full of debates about how we were created, why suddenly an “intelligent” species appeared on our glorious planet, and who is in control of whatever the planet we named Earth, is floating around in.
Without getting into the religious views of aspects about what I will discuss in this essay, I hope to put forth a strong opinion about not just the only or necessarily most important, but major factors in why mankind is heading in the same direction as the Roman Empire.
However, my focus will not be on that existential part of history. After 50 years of life, and almost insurmountable mistakes and bad choices in my own rollercoaster of major successes and major failures that were results of a childhood that is not what we are discussing here, I have become truly “woke”.
Religion, for centuries, has believed in multiple explanations for the existence of man. Beliefs range between multiple Gods, faiths, and understandings of how mankind came to be and how we came to be intelligent enough to live beyond the “survival of the fittest” that allowed us to exist as long as we have.
Herbert Spencer, born in Derby, England in 1820 coined the phrase “survival of the fittest”, based upon the studies of Charles Darwin.
The concept of that term doesn’t start with intelligent life. Certainly, since the beginning of life on Earth, multiple species have survived, adapted to life on Earth, and survived by being the strongest species of their kind. We are in a time that science has now proven that to be a fact.
Different religions have different beliefs, and one even includes the devoted belief, that the Earth has only been around six thousand to ten thousand years. Please note the difference in the timeline of existence this religion tends to support.
These are strict believers I’m speaking of. Not the modern folks who mix science with religion, but the ones who take their faith and its written history and follow it to the utmost, regardless of anything else that might show their faith to be unsupported by theory, logic, and science.
Some might say we don’t actually know the real origins of “intelligent” life.
That sentence is left on its own for a purpose. I really hope that anyone who has gotten this far, follows where I’m about to go, and I’m very sorry, but you can not come up with an argument to this little theory of mine.
Let us start with the very real fact that everything on Earth is named by humans, and the beliefs and “facts” we have formed around life on our planet have also been developed by…humans.
The three major forms of studies that mankind has come to know as the most concentrated studies of our existence and mindful interpret of life, as we’ve understood it to be to this date, are philosophy, science, and theology.
History is a result of our existence. Math is a form of existence. Social Studies is a look at how we took our newly established intelligence and used it to form communities. Language is what we created to further our existence.
However, it is philosophy, science, and religion that have been the most studied theories of our existence, throughout our period of intelligent life, as Homosapiens.
What’s my point, as far as this section of the article goes? I now ask you to please, please…think deeply outside the box.
Is it possible, that despite Earthlings' ability over time to create forms of communication, understanding, and the ability to work with our level of intelligence are only reflections of how far we’ve come, and that maybe, just maybe, our ideas, and thinking, as highly as we like to think of our species’ abilities, are mightily lower than they could be, or more realistically, lower than more intelligent life in the Universe that has lived and survived for billions of years longer than we?
Maybe, just maybe, their planets allow for higher levels of intelligence that we can’t even comprehend as humans. Whoa…what?
Yeah, I’m plenty “woke” enough to accept that there is a high mathematical probability that intelligent life thrives throughout the Universe, and if so, based on common sense of probabilities, that the number of millenniums more they may have lived have allowed them to not only advance exponentially, intelligently and technologically but to think and feel in unfathomable ways that, so far, humans have been incapable of, or might be incapable of, forever?
Surely, we have no possible way to know what other intelligent beings might be capable of, right? We’ve all seen movies, and read books. Thankfully, some in human history have been advanced enough to understand that there is some sort of mathematical probability for this, and have helped us to understand that, through their “woke” visions and foreseeing.
Therefore, half of Americans and everyone on Earth now believes there are Aliens, and just as many believe they have visited our little blue, amazing planet. Earthlings are “awaking” finally, after as long as 400,000 years.
Being scientifically logical, I have to go with that scientific assessment. Some will have you read books by advanced religious microbiologists who challenge many aspects of science, such as carbon dating, to be false and a mistaken interpretation of how long both the Earth, and modern intelligent humans have existed. They want their written theories to be taken to wrote because they are of the most “important” and “true” religion of all.
I once fell under the spell of these master magicians who dismiss science. I allowed myself to believe as a newly established Christian and reader of the Bible, that their words rang true, and that, based on how they broke down micro and molecular biology, that their understanding of a God had to be correct.
Ahhhhh…humans. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive!” — Walter Scott.
Yeah, I just quoted that! However, let me take it further. “How surprising of the gluttony of man to stir up untruths, so to fill thine pockets with gold!” — Colin B M Wood.
I’ve studied theology through a Christian University, and I have a degree in scientific studies. My personal and collegiate studies, readings, and understandings of religion and science have brought me to a most auspicious decision.
My once devout faith as a Born-Again Christian starting in 2004, slowly dismantled by sermons over 9 years, was once and for all thrown to the wolves at the age of 43 when my theological studies of every chapter in the Bible fully reinforced what I had once believed to be the real truth about intelligent mankind on Earth.
I started believing….no wait…knowing that aliens existed when I was six. No one in my life had ever discussed anything about existence outside of Earth up to that age, and I had never seen anything on film or television, quite yet.
I know, it was 1975…but I have no memory of a T.V. set in our home until around 7 years old. I was taking voice lessons from my dad at five and six years old, and there was no television near the piano. However, I do remember feeling and naturally knowing that I was connected to something else. Something not of this planet.
We would take what seemed like long rides at that time to my Nana’s. She actually only lived about 20 minutes away as a far as today’s speed limit’s go, but in the mid-70s, It was 55 all the way, without breaking the limit for my Eagle Scout father, every time we visited Nana for the holidays.
Often, on the way home, I would stare at the stars for the entire trip laying down in the back of our Dodge Station Wagon and wonder “they” were. I never said anything to my parents until decades later about those days, but something often stirred in me that something was off and that the answer to my most vibrant query at six years old was “up there”.
I would stare out the back window at the vastness of space and feel very alone on Earth at those moments, and that something else was constantly reaching out to me. It’s been 46 years since those thoughts first entered my mind.
Nothing or anyone on Earth has ever convinced me I may be wrong about what I knew as a young child. We are not alone, but only a choice few of humans that live have a mysterious connection to our origins.
Therefore, to sum my theory of this first section after 50 years of being “woke”, and knowing (you might like to term it as “thinking” or “believing”) that we are not alone in the Universe, and to briefly explain in this lengthy essay my purpose for starting this way, is that science, UFO definitives (that have come to fruition through our military in 2019), and modern philosophy (if I may be the Socrates of modern times), together have pleaded with modern humans to see the proverbial “icing on the cake”.
We are not, and have never been alone in our 13.5 billion old Universe, and that all the disturbing moments and words in history we are humanly aware of that have sent our species on a path of demise much sooner than we realize (due to most of mankind’s inability to fully understand our position and length of existence in the University) are like a form of the highly ridiculous concept of something like the “Matrix” that will spell the final end of humans on this gorgeous blue planet, as seen from the Moon.


“Like” we’ve all hopefully heard of the Millenial term “Woke”, right? Whoa, man…slow down…not so fast… “What? What is that?” was the response I got from a very old friend of mine, who is 46, and had actually not yet heard the term.
Whaaaat??? She has one adult child nearing 27, and two in their late teens. “Like” how did she not know of this new hip word? Okay, that sounds like I’m judging…oh, wait…so far, this whole article sounds like I’m judging. At least, that’s what most would believe.
For anyone who has made it this far…maybe you wonder my point now. Sure, I sound incohesive and maybe insane. I get those of you who think that way.
As a matter of fact, somehow at only 50 years old, and with just an Associate’s Degree (Due to several changes in my majors over 27 years that sadly ended in just an Associates, due to running my student loan and grant support to $0, prior to realization I was doing such because no one warns you that you have a limit of help when you aren’t making — billions per month), I should have absolutely no right to be writing this insanely long, and intricate in-depth look at the human psyche of those that “see” more than the average viewer.
Who am I to make such protestations about our species?
I really hate sharing this, but…I was born a seer, and that’s a different story…but I kid you not. It has taken 50 years for me to finally realize MY purpose of living on this planet, and why I’ve suffered and endured through an unheard-of amount of early life trauma, false self-retrospection for nearly 5 decades, horrible choices in life, and downright idiotic choices when I always knew my idiocy was being driven by a childhood reaped with sadness and so much that I score a 9 out of 10 on an A.C.E. Score.
May I please toss in here, only to argue for my questionable sanity at this point, that in general, this test can be used to partially support an educated and professional theory of other signs of psychopathy. In fact, serial killers are known to score the highest on A.C.E. scores.
Guess what? Something even scarier? Serial Killers who score high on this test also score high on IQ tests. Yet, if you are that intelligent and possibly jaded from your childhood environment, you probably would not score as well on an aptitude test.
A huge sign something is wrong with you! Ordinarily, a high IQ score will agree with a high aptitude score, but not in the case of demented killers. They can be highly intelligent and so they get away with multiple murders for long periods of time in some cases, but when you look at the definition of the word aptitude, you get a concept of “wokeness” from the typical three explanations, and I’m definite that killers are not “awake to reality”.
There’s that darn Millenial word again…sigh…when am I going to get to my point that it IS time to be “woke”? A solid point is only as good as how it is supported by proof and theory!

The Millenial version of “woke” VS. my theory of “woke”

Hey! “Whaaaaassssuuuuup?” Remember that commercial? It’s young enough, for millennials to possibly be aware of its existence.
Millennials will describe being “woke” as seeing reality for what it is, and not forming any kind of mechanisms, personalities, opinions or lies that distort the truth and haunt relationships. They would also like you to know, obviously, that that goes for parents, siblings, and friends…not just strangers!
I’m sorry. I’m required by Maritime Law that I throw a little “woke” humor your way in this piece.
No! Their version of “woke” is different from the one I’m hoping to ingrain in you today. I’m pretty sure, that is my new path for the next few years I might have left to live.
I would very much like to welcome you to an AWAKENING, of sorts.
Please…really…please follow me here…Being “woke”, and I mean truly AWAKE…will be so much more in the coming decades of this millennium than you might, or might not, fathom at this point.
Yet, incredibly, and only recently to my realization, this word could be the most incredible and highly predictive concept first formed by intelligent species on Earth, prior to its original root word — awake — ever being realized by a human voice.
It has meant different things at different times throughout history to be awake to the realities of the current times, but I must now be our modern Nostradamus and say, that being “woke” is far more than the incredible and extremely important changes to keep the picture of human history alive for billions of years longer in the Universe without being destroyed by judgment.
Being “Woke” is…
Seeing and understanding all reality on Earth, sensing and reading about what must be done to better our tiny blue speck of dust in the Universe, and coming to terms with the most ridiculous assumption that we are the only intelligent life in either a Universe or Multiverse.
This, is not crazy talk, thinking, or a concept by some mad man.
Indeed, there ARE other academics, politicians, and University Professors of science and psychology, who seem to be highly interested in some little ‘ole 50-year-old disabled” man with Parkinson Disease, who speaks to a high percentage of readers who happen upon his writings weekly, and online, who just might be in touch with someone well beyond our capabilities. Yet, we have no solid proof of any of this alien stuff.
So, in order to be more “woke” on a planet, we can not currently escape or takes breaks from, I would very much encourage you to broaden your horizons, understand others to the utmost, when possible, and most of all…
We will not be leaving this planet alone or with anyone, as a species, until we obtain this one incredibly simple salvation to our and our planet’s souls.
It is hate that destroys mankind and that is sending us on a faster path to final destruction and the end of humans. We don’t need religion to figure that out, and we don’t need science to figure out. The majority of humans are born with a true heart and soul, and most of those of would love to see a world where everyone is fully “awake”, leaving them harmless to each other, for eternity!
The Battle
Unfortunately, more and more of humans will have to inform other humans of truth, and love, and start communicating in ways that will help to stop the path of destruction, before it is too late.
Communication is broken between many humans. Not just language, either. I’ve met countless human beings who would BS their ways into whatever they wanted or situations they believed in whole-heartedly to only turn around and ask for help, or succumb to their own downfalls when something goes wrong.
Many humans are incapable of following a simple or intense discussion. This must be the focus of leaders in this world, but it continues to be a blockade to complete peace, understanding and a new world Earth!
If you are “woke”, don’t ever let anyone break that awareness of raw 100% truth and love that is the only way to find peace on this planet, and probably the only way to find peace with others off of it!


The Day New York Stood Still

The Day New York Stood Still

The Day New York Stood Still

Sep 11 · 2 min read
A Poem of Remembrance
Photo by Jesse Mills on Unsplash
Whoa, to the memory of distant screams
Of bodies falling seamlessly
A nation slipping under siege
Long stood towers of impunity
12, they say, had changed our hearts
Desperate for somewhere to start
Tearing down a nation’s part
We marched across oceans apart
Now live peacefully, in Heaven
Did our nation’s military
Respond to hate overbearingly?
18 years, and not a one
Has tried to end so many souls
A nation mourned profusely
And swore we’d never live, so loosely
Muslim men, some hated
Yet, the Taliban we’ve dated
Making deals and pushing peace
Are we in the Devil’s reach?
It’s not religion that we face
But, sordid men in a broken place
Years of war, years of hate
built-up, until it was too late
We did our part
Building it from the start
Who’s really to blame
For these childish war games?
Is it us, is it them?
Maybe, all of us should live again.
Forget the hate, release the past
It is the only way we’ll last
One world, one race
Humans can be a disgrace.
But, if we listen and never hate
We’ll never live an ending-date
So, use this memory to heal your wounds
Kiss your family and count your moons
For life is short, and time moves fast
Let’s stop putting our love last!

Originally appeared on medium.com

America will never be a monarchy!

A merica will never be a monarchy! The reasons we fought, to gain freedom from monarchies across th...