It occurs to me that I recently argued that we should focus on our own positive action instead our anger about what others are doing, then I went on a lengthy rant -felt good to vent, but hypocritical as I’ve described. So, here’s my positive for MLK Day – let’s speak up, demand from our government representatives the following:
– Substantive action,
– At least the minimal level of cooperation any democracy requires to function as such,
– The level of responsibility and civility we except from most all adults in America.
Let’s vote! and let’s voice our opinions to make our votes count for something. E-mails are both convenient and useless: they’re just too easy to copy and spam and such to carry any weight beyond folks in a Press Conference showing off how many they got. Snail mail is the way, at least in this case – its cost and inconvenience give it suasion, and I’ve read that U.S. Legislators have traditionally banked on two THOUSAND voters in their district having the same opinion as that in any one letter. How’s that for amplifying your voice?
Don’t give up!!!