The Louisiana Social Pledge

We pledge our allegiance to Louisiana. We will embrace what makes us and our state unique. Louisiana will be recognized as a leader and innovator of the New South. Many great leaders of the future will come from this state. And we will show both the media and politicians that we are smarter than them. We will no longer have our resources exhausted and our people used and left behind. We will work hard and play hard. We will protect each other. We will support each other. We pledge that we will do whatever we can to get these things in motion right now. We will no longer wait for a path to be cleared for us. We will clear the path ourselves. And we ain’t giving up easily. We will socialize in the real world just as well as we do on the internet…in hopes to organize ourselves effectively.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

To Those Who Raised Themselves (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)


"To Those Who Raised Themselves"
To those who learned
Their values
From watching their TV screens,
To those who learned
What beauty was
By flipping through magazines,
To those who learned
What love is
Through the lyrics musicians sing,
And to those who learned
What life's all about
Though whatever it is they could cling. . .
To all of those who raised themselves,
What does the above really mean?
It means that you were observant.
You could choose your own role models, too.
It means that you were empathetic.
And you found stability within you.
You are insightful,
Resourceful,
And many more good things are true.
Just because both parents didn't
Raise you,
Others aren't better than you.

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