Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 22:58

Thinking Out-loud: Sorry folks, but the spirit of the civil rights movement is dead; and if not dead, it has definitely been contaminated by people with greed in their pockets --- and not the continued vision and dream of Dr. King..... All I hear is the perpetuation of the "victim game" with no articulation of personal responsibility, character building, and critical thinking. Alberto O. Cappas, President, The Educational Pledge.

The Educational Pledge

By Alberto O. Cappas & Miguel A. Montes


I pledge to maintain a
Healthy Mind and Body
Staying away from the Evil of drugs
I pledge always to try my best to understand
The importance of Knowledge and Education
I pledge to paint a positive picture of where
I plan to be tomorrow
Not allowing obstacles to stop the growth of my Plans
I pledge to seek Answers to Questions,
With the Understanding that they
Will lead to other discoveries
I pledge to work diligently
With the Awareness and Confidence
That hard work today will serve
As the seeds for my strong Tree tomorrow,
A Tree that no one will be able to tear down
I pledge to learn proper languages,
Beginning with my Mother's
Always prepared to appreciate others
I pledge to gain a better understanding of who I am
By understanding my Cultural roots,
To fully accept who
I am as a Spiritual and Human being,
A Rainbow of many Cultures and Colors
I pledge to overcome any personal misfortunes
Becoming Stronger from such misfortunes
Always striving to become
A compassionate and
wise person.