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...by the words “yes”...or “no.” I blame us...we the people, for not holding any of these politicians accountable for the words, or lack of words, that come out of their mouths. We allow the politicians to dazzle us with slogans, sound bites, and applause seeking monologues by constantly voting them into office without ever having answered the questions...or committed to a specific point of view when framed in an unpopular light.
We further shoulder the blame for our own demise when we let ourselves get so polarized by ideology...over issues, that we simply “tow the party... (more)
...have been blown to bits, too. One small retirement plan was cannibalized for our survival during a zero income period.
How does one learn to have faith again and believe in the impossible? We’ve picked up the shattered pieces of our broken lives as best we could and now live each day still hoping and waiting for that miracle of miracles. Our story is the reason why, after not voting in 24-years, we are now registered and heading to the polls this November 7, 2012. We hope our vote can make a difference somehow.
We dream a life to be; we live to dream that life! (vka)(more)
With the 2012 primary season all said and done save for the nominations at both the Republican and Democratic conventions, we in the U.S. are now faced with having to choose between President Barak Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for the highest office in the land. So much is at stake in this election, that a careful review of both men, and what they stand for, should be considered by all voters with the utmost gravity. Starting with Romney, let's have a look at the record, their past history, and where they will most likely lead us.
The Apple That Fell Far From The... (more)
...war south, people of African descent could vote only if their grandfathers had been able to vote. Because most of their grandfathers were former slaves and lacked birth certificates, grandfather clauses effectively limited if they did not eliminate the Black vote. The interference with the voting rights of America’s Black citizens is a vile and perennial way of impeding full equality of civil liberties and civil rights. Especially in the states of the former Confederacy and the civil war era, “Border States” voter suppression has been a scar on the body politic for almost the... (more)
Are we sitting on the sidelines, or
Are we really in the fight -
Helping people raise their voices altogether Black and White?
Are we teaching civil rights
Doing more and more
Like Mississippi in the summer of 64?
Can we learn from Mississippi
When hatred burns today
Can we keep that dream of Martin's from ever fading away?
Are we stepping up and speaking out, or
Do we turn the other way
Are we living truth or living lies when hatred burns today?
Are we standing firm for justice, and
Doing all we can... (more)
When our would be leaders play tricks with the truth,
What will become of the idealism of youth?
If facts are not honored but subject to choice,
How will we ever speak with one voice?
If those appointed to know raise an alarm in response to the test
While elected rivals dismiss their concerns as a jest,
What will become of our country, our children and all of the rest?
Any of us with a smidgen of sense see the peril that looms,
However, partisans prevaricate in crowded speech rooms.
As economic catastrophe hurtles our way,
I have to confess that it feels odd to be quoting Nancy Reagan. Certainly, I never felt her much-quoted solution to the issue of drug abuse was very useful or helpful. But when it comes to the plethora of issues which Washington voters are now faced with on their general election ballots, "just say no", is actually spot on advice. When I moved from Massachusetts to Washington I was at first very impressed by the citizen initiative process. I loved the idea that ordinary citizens who felt something should be changed have the power to write proposed new laws, collect signatures on petitions... (more)
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