Following are six simple exercises to help you begin to shed the barriers that stand between you and this special part of yourself so that you can begin to release and realize its extraordinary power in your life:
- Stop looking for other people's approval to determine your own self worth.
- Stop feeling responsible for the happiness or unhappiness of others.
- Stop thinking you can change what happened yesterday by reliving it today.
- Stop spending time with people who have agreed to live with negative states.
- Stop believing you can only be as successful as you are willing to push yourself through life.
- Stop explaining or justifying your actions to yourself or others.
I still think the best idea would be to declare a year without income tax. It would have been less than the bailouts and would have worked immediately. Imagine if everyone had their full income for one year. In addition, folks would realize just how much more income they would have. It would be hard to restart the income tax.
Alas, no current politician has the intestinal fortitude to even suggest it. --
"Obama Denigrates Human Rights" featuring Roger Pilon
"If a juror accepts as the law that which the judge states then that juror has accepted the exercise of absolute authority of a government employee and has surrendered a power and right that once was the citizen's safeguard of liberty, -- For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in the memory of a vanished liberty is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while yet there was time."
-- George Sutherland (1862-1942) U. S. Supreme Court Justice
Source: 2 ELLIOT’S DEBATES, 94, BANCROFT, HISTORY OF THE CONSTITUTION, p.267, 1788.
"If the jurors feels that the statute (law) involved in any criminal offence is unfair, all that it infringes upon the defendant's natural God-given unalienable or Constitutional Rights, then it is his duty to affirm that the offending statute is really no law at all and that the violation of it is no crime at all - for no-one is found to obey an unjust law".
-- Harlan F. Stone 12th Chief Justice U.S. Supreme Court
"We must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, Trial by Jury, and the English common law, find their most famous expression in the American Declaration of Independence."
-- Winston Churchill
(1874-1965) Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Source: To Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1946