Monday, September 27, 2010

Goolie time for Christopher

Christopher for President!!!!

christopher had to wright declaration for Ap Goverment Class and here is what he came up with.

Chris Burrows
Mr. Carnahan
AP Government
27 September 2010

In Response to the Decay of American Society, September 27, 2010
A Declaration by Chris Burrows, assembled in firm consciousness of mind. When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one person to dissolve the political bands which connect him to an ignorant and stupid society, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth his separate station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle him, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that I should declare the causes which impel me to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident that all Men are becoming idiots, that they have ignored and blasphemed their Creator, and that they believe that they are endowed to certain rights to be freely given them by their government, that among these are Healthcare, Gay Marriage, and Abortion. That to secure these Rights, they attack those who are opposed to them, harass them, and defile their places of worship. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce what small number of thinking people remain in this nation under absolute Despotism by a group of so called Americans who are neither enlightened nor Despots, it is their right it is their duty to Wake Up the World to this conflict of Justice and of Basic Morality to defend both before they are completely crushed beneath the heels of those who profess to defend the same, such is the necessity which constrains me to this act of separation. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a supposedly candid World.
Whatever divine providence that was bestowed upon this nation in its inception is in danger of being revoked completely, for the people of this nation have forgotten all respect or reverence to that Supreme Being which grants them the breath to utter their accusations against Him.
The “Americans” of modern times are lead away into dead-end paths, pursuing immorality, profanity, blasphemy, and intoxication. The future of this nation, rests in their hands which are already full with a cell phone in one hand and whatever intoxicating substance in the other.
They have taken up their pursuit of being “individuals” by behaving and dressing exactly like all the other stupid, ignorant, “individuals” around them.
Their moral compass has been ripped apart, smashed, disregarded, and thrown away.
The society in which we live is quite frankly becoming an embarrassment to our founding fathers’ ideals, on which this country was supposed to be functioning on.
The churches of this nation who still hold to the Pure Word of God have been ridiculed, attacked, and insulted by society and by Other Churches in a manner that is neither Christian nor brotherly.
Other Churches have bent and twisted their doctrine so as to become accepted by this degenerated and ignorant nation, losing all divine power or spiritual truth in the process.
The proclaimed “opened minded” liberals of this country have proven to be some of the most closed-minded, illogical, and un-progressive people this nation has ever seen.
The education of this population is frankly pathetic, and throwing more money at this problem will do nothing to fix it.
More Government Programs are instituted for the purpose of wasting money and driving society backwards.
We must therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold the rest of the population of this nation as ignorant, whose only “progress” is backwards.
I therefore, appeal to the Supreme Judge of the World for Rectitude of my Intentions, and do so in the Name, and by the authority of the Principles upon which this nation, The United States of America was founded. And for support of this declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, I pledge my Life, my Fortitude, and My sacred Honor.


Dear Family,
Another summer seems to have come and gone so quickly. Here in Oregon we have to take maximum advantage since we get quite a bit of rain the rest of the year. This year it seems as if summer ended from one day to the next. One day it was sunny and since it has been cloudy to partly cloudy with rain. Well, whatever the weather is we enjoy our home and just hanging out.
At the beginning of the summer we had the opportunity to take a trip to Brazil to spend time with Ingrid’s family. We spent the last part of June and the first part of July in Brazil, mainly in Sao Paul, except for 5 days that we spent at the beach in Caraguatatuba. All in all, we had a great time watching world cup soccer on Brazilian television, eating awesome food and visiting with family. In August we visited the Highland Burrows as well as the New Harmony Burrows clans. In Highland we got to do some hiking and also see the retaining wall that McKay built for his Eagle project. That was quite a project and we enjoyed that memory of him. We were also able to help a little with the landscaping. Christopher and Alexandro helped Ashton dig some of the holes around the house for the plants to go in. The yard was looking quite nice. Later in August Leon and Alexandro visited Mother and Dad and had a great time. Alexandro particulary enjoyed the new above ground pool. Most of the days we were there, except Sunday, he spent in the pool just playing and having a great time. We were also able to participate in a Family Home Evening with Mother and Dad and their friends. It was a fun group.
Alexandro had just started 7th grade and is attending the same middle school that he went to last year, but he has decided that being a 7th grader is much better than being a 6th grader. He is enjoying his classes and really likes his teachers. He continues to take piano lessons and also practices his electric guitar. One of his favorite activities this summer was a going to a weeklong summer camp on how to make stop-action movies at a local TV station.
Christopher is now in 10th grade and continues to enjoy high school. He has some tough classes, but still has a fun time learning the material. He enjoys his release-time seminary class and I enjoy it too since he doesn’t need to go to early morning seminary. He is also on the soccer team and is the starting varsity goalie. As a parent it is a little nerve-racking, but he does a great job and makes some excellent saves during the games.
Ingrid stays quite busy teaching fitness classes at a local gym. Her main focus is Zumba, which is a fitness class based on latin dance moves. She had a great time attending a International Zumba conference in Florida in August. There were instructors there from all over the world.
Leon continues to work at Salem Radiology with this being his 10th year with the group. Time has sure gone by fast. His church calling also keeps him busy. He was recently called to be the Gospel Doctrine teacher in the ward, so this usually requires several hours of preparation during the week, so that the Sunday lesson goes smoothly.
We look forward to reading your letters and feel free to come visit us anytime.
Alexandro, Christopher, Ingrid and Leon