Archive for April 2012
I think Pete Souza has to be one of the most brilliant White House photographers in recent memory. This photo that he took of President Obama sitting in the Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan a couple of days ago really touched me; so much so that I wanted to share it with everyone.
The Supreme Court will be ruling on the constitutionality of Affordable Health Care Act soon. Many Republicans believe that the mandate to require all Americans to purchase health insurance is an overstep by the federal government. They consider health insurance a luxury that should be available only to those who can afford it. Mitt Romney has pledged to repeal the act as soon as he is elected. Many Americans, though,have already benefited from the the preliminary application of this legislation; the following infographic clearly illustrates those benefits.
My last two posts on this blog have been a departure from the regular format. They are based on the suggested activities for my social media class which include providing posts that consist of original photo content. To be honest, I didn’t relish the idea of trudging around the city in order to gather the material to fulfill this requirement. Surprisingly, though, I truly enjoyed my outing.
Philadelphia is a city that is so very rich in historical significance. We are considered the birthplace of this nation. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were conceived, written and signed right here, over 200 years ago. Even if you are not a history enthusiast, you cannot walk through the cobblestone streets and not feel yourself transported back in time.
In this election year, it is especially important to remember the courage and sacrifice of our Founding Fathers. Their unrelenting quest for freedom laid the foundation for the experiment in democracy that changed the world.