"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to
the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all."
Since 2002, every April 15, we at JanPolk.com celebrate our common bonds and how much we are alike rather than our differences. We celebrate our American Heritage which we all have, if a citizen of the United States of America.
To every citizen, military or not, Thank You for being an honorable, civilized, law-abiding citizen.....our country could not exist without you! A honorable person will not lie, cheat, or steal even if the opportunity presents itself.
Each of us makes a personal decision to hold our self to a higher standard. The reason we can feel safe in our own homes is because the majority of us respect self, each other and the rule of law. Thank you.
Every April 15, we encourage all law abiding citizens to display a GAFC image on your computer screen as free wallpaper to show your respect and appreciation for all law abiding citizens and to celebrate our American Heritage. Home of the brave and land of the free. Along with cherished freedoms come civic duties to be honorable, hard working, civilized, law-abiding people. Thank you for being one. L.A.C. DAY - April 15 - LAW ABIDING CITIZENS DAY is a day to celebrate our American Heritage regardless of ancestral roots. United We Stand. Divided We Fall. It is our common bond.....we all want to be treated with respect.
When you receive, you should give back. One way to give something back to your country, your family, your community, your self, is to be an honorable, hard working, civilized, law abiding citizen.
Think about this: Poverty should not have to be mean, violent and uncivilized. There are so many government programs in place to help, yet violence and meanness are worse than ever. The only people who can change this is the people who are living in poverty. They must give themselves permission to willingly hold themselves to a higher standard and behave in an honorable, hard working, civilized, law abiding manner. The amount of money one has or does not have should have no bearing on being a honorable person and working together for the good of fellow citizens.
Remember, we elect our leaders from among ourselves. Instead of crying "Where are our leaders?" we step up and do what is necessary until our leaders show up. Each and every one of us is an important part of the United States of America. We have a civic duty to be honorable, hard working, civilized, law-abiding citizens. We cannot expect more of our leaders than we expect of ourselves.
Good Manners are powerful and empowering! They are not the only tools you need, but they are the first tools one needs to learn. These are the tools which help you develop common sense, good self esteem, and a backbone. There is also a possibility you may become charming and well liked. “If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." unknown
Every April 15, on L.A.C. Day, we invite you celebrate our American Heritage by displaying the following GAFC image on your computer. To display this GAFC image as "wallpaper" on your computer screen, right click on the image, a menu drops down, click on "set as background."
"Blue Iris from the Great American Flower Collection" from Jan Polk's G.A.F.C. "respect series" of fine art watercolor paintings.
This G.A.F.C. "respect series" of paintings is intended to be a patriotic symbol and reminder to each of us to treat ourselves and each other with respect.
Honorable, civilized, law abiding citizens are the backbone of the United States of America. We are there before our government arrives. We elect our government officials from among ourselves. We come in all sizes, shapes, colors, health, wealth, education levels, nationalities, religious and political affiliations.
Our country is only as strong and honorable as its people. Our common bond is we all want to be treated with respect and we are free citizens, by law, able to stand on our own.
An honorable person will not lie, cheat, or steal even when the opportunity presents itself. United We Stand. Divided We Fall.
I,_______Jan Polk_____________, pledge to be an
honorable, civilized, law abiding citizen and ask each of my fellow citizens to do the same.
If each of us would honor this pledge, the illegal drug
market would dry up, spouse abuse would end, child abuse would evaporate and the illegal
aliens would not be able to find work.
No government mandate or higher taxes required. All that we are asking is that each of us behave as honorable, civilized people who respect the laws
of the land. Good Manners are Powerful and Empowering!
Iris flowers are also known as "flags."
We salute all honorable, hard working, civilized, law abiding citizens. Thank you for making our country home of the free!
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