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Fernando Paulo Baptista

I applaud this very important and humanist initiative of Presidente Obama, with all my heart Lusiad. Fernando Paulo Baptista. Viseu (center of Portugal).

David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
  • Fernando Paulo Baptista

Everyone foreigner applauds this president for he is pulling it down be like their country.

Fernando Paulo Baptista
Fernando Paulo Baptista
  • Fernando Paulo Baptista

My humanist education forces me to respect different perspectives like yours, Mr. David Gilchrist. When, freely, I decided to express my applause and appreciation for President Obama concerning a “pledge to listen on behalf of children and families during the State of Union address,” I did not offend anyone, nor Mr. David Gilchrist, whom I do not know from anywhere.
On the other hand, I think that President Obama should not be blamed for the high national debt that has been accumulated over...

My humanist education forces me to respect different perspectives like yours, Mr. David Gilchrist. When, freely, I decided to express my applause and appreciation for President Obama concerning a “pledge to listen on behalf of children and families during the State of Union address,” I did not offend anyone, nor Mr. David Gilchrist, whom I do not know from anywhere.
On the other hand, I think that President Obama should not be blamed for the high national debt that has been accumulated over several decades. I also believe that it was not President Obama who triggered the great financial crisis that has spread to the whole World. Still, the respectful gratitude that I owe to my Family and to my University requires me to respect everyone, including Mr. David Gilchrist. So, I will not use expressions that offend the dignity of other human beings, whoever they are: all are my fellow citizens in the same Planetary Country, Demeter—our Mother Earth. In that America of dreams, there have been, for several decades now, working people of my Family and Country (Portugal), who are contributing with their creativity and hard, honest labor at all levels of the American society and life (from agriculture, industry, trade, and policy to the University) to the development of this great Nation that I also consider my Nation, that I admire, and to which I desire the best, in the same way that I desire the best for you, Mr. David Gilchrist. My respectful greetings.

Please do not forget that the existence of the actual «mapa-mundi», with its five geographical continents (with «The New World» — America), is due to my small country, Portugal, with its navigators and discoverers (including the famous Christopher Columbus who, as it is known, attended Naval School in Portugal and married a Portuguese woman named Filipa Moniz). Moreover, a very recent and well-argued research carried out by an accredited academic of IST Lisbon, Dr. Fernando Branco (Cf. Fernando Branco: Christopher Columbus - Noble Portuguese, Lisbon, Chiado Editora, 2012), argues that Christopher Columbus lived in Viseu, my hometown, where he undertook his basic education, including learning of Latin.
In conclusion: regarding my political sympathy for Barack Obama, I only can reaffirm ardently this sympathy for a Politician of the stature Obama, because he is indeed a very intelligent, very sensible and very clairvoyant Protagonist of a truly Humanist and Universalist Politics; so, my wish is that he were also the President of my small country, but also one of the oldest nations in Europe with a so unique and so rich history, and with a so wonderful People.

Pardon my mistakes in English.

Fernando Paulo Baptista, Viseu — Portugal.

Regina Duarte
Regina Duarte
  • Fernando Paulo Baptista

Fernando Paulo Baptista ..well said and well done.

Fernando Paulo Baptista
Fernando Paulo Baptista
  • Fernando Paulo Baptista

Thanks, Dear Regina.

Judy Janney
Judy Janney

I know we need someone very badly to help these children lets hope we get it.

Anton Strub
Anton Strub

Protect parents and their children.

David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
  • Anton Strub

How true, from bad people and bad role models.

Sharma Finley
Sharma Finley

my great grand daughter, Ameera's future is all about this! she was molested twice, once by her dad and then his brother. still has visitation rights?

David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
  • Sharma Finley

That is wrong period, liberal or consertive. Children need to be protected, but taught respect for authority and elders. Not a government day care. They need to be shown by parents to care for others and not only themselves and shown that work and self supporitive is the only way.

Bea-bijou Bolotra
Bea-bijou Bolotra

please help children.

David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
  • Bea-bijou Bolotra

I agree, but not to encourage their parents to be showing them how to live a good life {and not on government expense}.

Pamela Brown
Pamela Brown

Obama is trying to fix issues in the world but between Congress and the wealthy that worry about their pockets Obama can't get things done.

Helen Finelt
Helen Finelt
  • Pamela Brown

Obama is not fixing anything. He is only out to destroy U.S. OF AMERICA. He is trying to make America like Russia used to be.YOU ARE ALL BRAINWASHED. He is no good. Communism. On the Internet Obama Communist Ties. Read it.

Helen Garrick Starnes
Helen Garrick Starnes

Lori Simpson. Amazing --so many people want a free handout from our government system! Have your heard about getting a job and helping yourself. I know a woman or should I say quite a few women that have dead beat men out of jail and not either one of them work. Between the both of them they have four to five kids, three different dads and not either one of them works one day out of seven. That's what is wrong with our Great America System. One man can not make or break a country. BUT lets...

Lori Simpson. Amazing --so many people want a free handout from our government system! Have your heard about getting a job and helping yourself. I know a woman or should I say quite a few women that have dead beat men out of jail and not either one of them work. Between the both of them they have four to five kids, three different dads and not either one of them works one day out of seven. That's what is wrong with our Great America System. One man can not make or break a country. BUT lets blame Mr. Obama because we are to lazy to take care of our own home. My husband lost his job last Sept. 2012 and I am a 68 year old woman cleaning homes during the day, working 4:30pm to 8:30pm Monday thru Friday and working at Big Lots on week-ends. But I am taking care of my family. Try to do that it may work our better for you than depending on the system to receive everything free.

David Gilchrist
David Gilchrist
  • Helen Garrick Starnes

The bad thing about working (which I am glad and admire that You do) is the government would reward You if You did not work and {if younger} kept having kids. How ashame of the government.

Adrienne McGlone
Adrienne McGlone

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Candace Jurine
Candace Jurine

No one will ever know what the agenda unless you walked in all those shoes your perception is yours and mines. Learn to get the full facts not he say she say rumors. ive seen improvements but a lot sibling rilvary when it comes to politics. There is one man who leadss but it is many voices that determine outcome.

Libreria Imprenta Villavicencio

Deseo leer la noticia en Español o Ingles! :)

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