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The Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Station / Firefighters Union --Click Here

Photography by: Jamila Malluf -photos of The Ballingtons come from Public Domain

  The old Railroad Station was also once the headquarters of a national organization called"
 Volunteers of America Founded by: Ballington and Maud Booth  March 8, 1896


Ballington Booth was the son of General William Booth founder of The Salvation Army


Volunteers of America was started at this building. The husband and wife team who started Volunteers of America

Ballington Booth and his wife Maud Booth in Cooper Union's Great Hall Ballington Booth was the son of General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, and the couple served as officers with the Army in Great Britain.”  




Speaking of Union, this building has quite a Socialist background. Please remember that the Socialism we find in America today is in the form of programs and safety nets such as:


  • 40-hour work weeks,
  • 8-hour work days,
  • Holidays Off
  • Child Labor Laws, 
  • Unemployment Insurance,
  • Social Security Insurance,
  • Welfare for the poor,
  • Food Stamps for the poor and to help the farmers,
  • Medicaid, Medi-Cal and Medicare and the new idea of
  • Healthcare for all
  • Affordable Housing and-


 If you listen carefully when these funds are mentioned by our officials they use terms like “entitlements”

Which translates to- we the people are somehow leaching off the government when in fact these programs are funded by the people. Not only that we are made to feel that Socialism is a bad word by the wealthy capitalist and the government officials they pay for.

I am neither a capitalist or a socialist I am somewhere in the middle. I believe the systems I listed above and more should remain in place and be made better. I also believe the we the people should help the needy via our tax dollars to the government. Though I think the way we assist the poor and needy should change. Attention on helping all to be strong, healthy and educated is in urgent need thus creating a healthy wellrounded society.

Video By Traveling Around Ohio -YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4cDJrz6L2Q

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