We the people…

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” ~ Harry S. Truman

I don’t know about the rest of America, but I am ready for my government leaders to stop bickering long enough to come up with well-informed, thoughtful decisions to help keep our country strong.  I worry about the state of our union and about the trajectory our country is on if we don’t make some changes.

Discourse and debate are healthy in a democracy – indeed they are encouraged and necessary.  The point is to arrive through said discourse and debate at those well-informed, thoughtful decisions that I mentioned above.  This isn’t an option – it is a necessity given our form of government.

We aren’t at our best as a country right now.  Our debt is out of control and too many of our citizens are suffering.  Those that are suffering are our countrymen – their America is part of our America – and our America is hurting.

It is time for us to tell our political representatives in no uncertain terms that we expect their interaction to be productive, their criticisms of each others’ ideas to be constructive and their end results to be sustainable measures that not only protect the American people today, but that also protect the American ideal that so many have defended with their lives.

It has always been America’s people that has made her great – we are the strength of this nation – this is our country.  Remind your representatives that they work for the people and the people want solutions not rhetoric.  And remind yourself that our country has always been a place where the collective heart and soul of our people has served as a steady rudder – don’t let our ship run aground…recognize the power of your voice and use it to do more than to complain about the status quo of politics.

Day five hundred and sixty-eight of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to We the people…

  1. Katherine says:

    Well said — thank you.

  2. PrairieWoman says:

    Amen, Sister! They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but the Vote in America can make or break a politician. The citizens of America need to start taking responsibility for knowing what is going on in Washington — ALL the time and make educated, informed decisions at the polls.

    P.S. I don’t think Rick Berg gives a flying damn what the people of North Dakota want or don’t want. Not real sure about Hoeven yet.

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