This past week marked the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin when Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes. Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of Floyd.
On Friday, Senate Republicans, urged on by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, put a knee on truth and decency in America when they used the filibuster to kill a bipartisan effort to investigate the January 6th Capitol insurrection, one of the worst things to happen in our country. These are the same Republicans who gave a standing ovation for Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman after the attack and who claim to be pro law and order. By their actions, however, they sent a clear message that they do not back the Blue! Only six Republicans voted for the bipartisan commission while the majority of Republicans stood in opposition, using the excuse that such a commission would be partisan!
It’s clear Republicans don’t want the truth of January 6th to come out. If, as they claim, it was really just a bunch of “normal tourists” at the Capitol that day, then the commission would prove their claim. So far, though, the Justice Department has charged 400 of their so-called “tourists” in connection with the insurrection.
Five people died as a result of the insurrection on January 6th, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Yet these Republicans, who held no less than 33 hearings on Benghazi, stood against this one investigation into the insurrection.
Investigating an insurrection should not be a partisan or disputed matter! Remember the 9/11 commission? What happened at the Capitol on January 6th was a terrorist act with the intent of overthrowing our government. Without a commission and without the truth, our democracy is in grave danger!
On this Memorial Day weekend as we honor all the brave men and women who died serving our country, the Republican Senators who voted against a January 6th commission and who then attend a Memorial Day event should be called out for what they are–total hypocrites! These Republican cowards wouldn’t even defend our democracy!
The voters did their part in 2020, placing the Democrats in power in the White House and Senate, sending a clear message that the majority of Americans want the truth and want our democracy defended. Democrats now need to stand up and do their part…end the filibuster and with it, end a major part of the darkness we need to rid ourselves of in this country once and for all!
JOIN Barb and John as they discuss Putting a Knee on Truth.
Are you feeling inner happiness and success? Do you seek fulfillment from outside sources, but nothing ever seems truly satisfying? Author, co-host, coach and speaker Lily Sanders says “Inner happiness is within your reach. When you focus your lens inward, happiness and success see no boundaries.”
Today, Lily Sanders can point to extraordinary successes of being named one of the top 15 coaching experts in New York City, years as a soap opera regular and TV/movie dancer and actress, multiple-franchise owner, devoted mother and even a year as a featured Barnum & Bailey Circus show dancer!
But it was the lowlights, not the highlights, that have defined and refined her.
Looking at it objectively, Lily’s life sounds like a sad country song. Its refrain began early when she was very young, living with a depressed frightened mother, three siblings and an abusive father, who made life a living hell for the children and wife who helplessly watched. Lily endured until relief came when he departed, but that left her to be the adult to her childlike mother. It was through dance that she first found her footing. Passionately engaged, she could forget about everything else and just dance!
And that was her ticket away from home for the first time, going on the road with the circus, learning tough lessons and standing on her own. Eventually, she pursued the life of a professional dancer, auditioning and getting TV, movie and theater opportunities that blossomed ultimately into success as an actress. And then further success in business.
But it was her private life that proved to be her real crucible. Repeatedly aligning herself with damaged men, she found herself once again emotionally and physically abused. And then in a life-long custody wrangle with her ex-husband over her beloved son. But she knew she had to break the pattern. So she started with herself.
Truth to Triumph: A Spiritual Guide to Finding Your Truth is the story of how she found her truth, how she forged a new relationship with her higher self and the Divine to be a beacon of love for those to follow. Her book is far more than a chronicle of her life and her transformation…it is filled with guidance, wisdom and advice for any woman who is struggling to find her way, to find peace, love, contentment and prosperity.
It is steeped in insights, hard truths, gentle encouragement, inspiration, spiritual doorways, darkness-defeating honesty and authenticity. Lily wants to lift up her sisters so they may never have to just endure – they can thrive!
Today, having a highly successful coaching practice in New York, and being a sought after TV and radio guest and workshop leader, Lily Sanders is transforming the lives and hearts of women across the nation. Lily will discuss:
- What to do when you’re willing to face the truth about your life, or the abusers around you
- The keys to love yourself unconditionally
- How to let go of self-blame
- The way to release the past and create new generational blessings
- How to begin forging a new relationship with yourself and the spiritual force that empowers you
Lily Sanders’ life experiences, adversity, talent, sense of humor, and intense compassion has gifted her a purpose that guides her as an expert in coaching, writing, and now co-hosting. She is a certified professional coach, a monthly columnist for E the Magazine for Today’s Female Executive, and author of a riveting and inspiring new book, “Truth to Triumph” that launched October 2017. She recently co-hosted five episodes for a new internet TV show called “The Total Woman Show” on Transformation for Success TV and can be heard in an insightful interview on Voice America Talk Radio.
For more information, visit https://lilysanders.live.
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