November 2008 Archives

Change that Makes Our World A Better Place [In 2008]

Did NOT Happen!!


Dear Ones,

To have to express how deeply I misread President Obama's intentions is painful.  He did not turn out to be the leader that would draw our country together, be more transparent, bring our debt under control, reduce unemployment, solve the immigration issues, improve our home energy resources do it clear this was a big miss... The miss was easy because of John McCain. The Republican Party did not have the right team running for office... The blue comments that follow were written the day after President Obama was elected to office.  The red comments were written several days for the 2012 election...

Before discussing changes in America I would like to congratulate President elect Barack Obama for winning the presidential race.  I pray that President Elect Obama will be the best President America has had.  Please!  G-d Keep our President Elect safe!

AS IT TURNS OUT PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS MISREPRESENTED HIS INTENTIONS FROM THE BEGINNING.  B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC does not support lies and dishonesty as represented in this current administration....


Political Change

We are at the threshold of CHANGE! We are facing change here at home and in the world, we share with others.  At home, we voted for political change. Yesterday that change began. Today that change continues.  Part of the change we need is patching things up with the other political parties.  We need each other.  We need each other's cooperation.  Our government needs to function.


6 Trillion more national debt

23 Million Americans not employed

Loss of income for the poor and seniors

No budget for four years

Tiny if not non existent cooperation between parties

Race issues

Loss of respect in world


Attitude Change

Americans need a change in attitude. We need a change in attitude with each other and with our world neighbors. With each other has to do with our relationships.  I strongly dislike the lying and smearing during the presidential campaign. Many positions were misrepresented.  That is not good.  There are many ways to look at a picture but adding items [opinions] to a picture that do not exist is wrong! I frequently spoke out against many falsehoods and smears. I presented and referenced facts that told more than one side to a story if I found what some call partial truths. A partial truth misses facts which can results in a lie.  So it is important how we tell the story... how we represent the issues...


In his second run for office President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and their pacs have been at the forefront of filth and misrepresenting truth. We at B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC strongly dislike lying and these types of assaults on others. 


Consumption Change

Americans need a change in consumption. Everyone knows that world resources have limits yet Americans carelessly waste valuable resources.  Here are a few examples:


1.) Those that can afford larger autos, homes etc should be cautious.  Honestly, displays of affluence should be replaced with practicality.  Big homes and autos consume more than is practical or necessary.  Our common goal should be to reduce energy consumption.  All of us should set a goal to reduce our energy consumption by 10% - 15%.


2.) Cloths, household items etc are important BUT they use world resources.  We have allowed ourselves to slip into a throw away society.  Demands for quality have slipped.  We purchase cheaper goods.  This results in an increase in consumption.   We need to return to the idea and practices of making goods last.  We need to be frugal.  We need to be practical.  We need to allow ourselves to be inconvenienced.  We can get by without many household appliances, tools etc.  Frankly, how many pairs of shoes, slacks, skirts, etc do we need?  How many unnecessary doubles do we own?


3.) Throwing away items increases prices and consumption.  Today we use plastic milk bottles.  We used to use glass bottles that were reused hundreds of times. Paper tissues replaced handkerchiefs. Paper towels replaced kitchen towels.

Consumption has Changed in our country.  It is down! Consumption changes were brought by a lack of spendable income for the poor and elderly.


Stabilization Change

Change is necessary for the continuity of humankind and the stability of the earth! We are a part of a much larger picture.  Issues we face in our country are part of the world's issues.  We are part of a worldwide economy!  We are part of a world that is suffering from global warming.  IT IS VERY SERIOUS!  We need greater global awareness than we receive from our daily news!  We can voluntarily begin reducing our consumption or else the costs of goods will pressure us too.  We need to restructure our thoughts the same as we have learned to do recycling.


Part of change has to do with changing our consumption products. I hope that the new administration will make auto conversions from gas to propane easy to obtain and affordable.  Natural gas is a common and plentiful resource in America.  Homes and businesses should be moved from heating oil to natural gas, wind powered electricity and solar ASAP.  Solar and wind are two of our greatest natural resources.


World Relationship Change

We need to change how we interact with nations of the world.  We must shed our bully image!  Americans must heighten our respect for other nations of the world.  This must begin at home with ourselves.


I remember something Dad would say to his sons upon there leaving elementary school, upon going to middle school, upon graduation from high school, upon going to college or upon entering the military , etc. Dad would say, 'Son you're closing a chapter in the Book of Life and opening another.' Yesterday Americans began closing a chapter in American history / world history and opening another, John McCain said in his concession speech, My friends, we have -- we have come to the end of a long journey.  The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clear.

President Obama has contributed to making our world a frightening and unstable place.  He has ignored threats to our country and our people.  He stood by while Americans were killed.

Leadership Change

The part of the chapter that must close, the part of the journey that MUST COME TO AN END is the bickering, the lying, the smearing, the false representation , etc., of each other.  We need a large dose of appreciation and regard for people who think differently in our own country and in our world.  We MUST COME TOGETHER and work together for the common good of all humankind.  Regardless of whom we supported for President of the United States or Congress we must seek common ground.  We must find ways under our new leadership to make our country and our world a better place for all people... Senator McCain continued, A little while ago, I had the honor of calling Sen. Barack Obama to congratulate him. To congratulate him on being elected the next president of the country that we both love.

These are difficult times for our country. And I pledge to him tonight to do all in my power to help him lead us through the many challenges we face.

I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited.

Whatever our differences, we are fellow Americans...


We MUST carry Senator McCain's attitude and of coming together further. A little later President Elect Obama said after an overwhelming victory in his acceptance speech,  And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote tonight, but I hear your voices. I need your help. And I will be your president, too.


There are many leaks in the dam holding back worldwide depression, starvation, poverty, war and global destruction IN ADDITION to our own problems at home.  I believe President Elect Obama's temperament is especially prepared for times like these. Lets surround and support our new President elect with prayer, cooperation and encouragement.

President Obama has not been the type of leader America cried out for.  We continue to cry for quality leadership.  I believe Former Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan will be a huge improvement if elected.

Well, reading what my political thoughts were four years ago shows how I misread Barack Obama.  Now it's clear he was not the leader our country needed. Honestly, I still think John McCain would have been a mistake also.  Mitt Romney was the man that should have been elected in 2008... In four years will see...

Blessings, Love and peace,

Dr. Akiva Gamliel


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