Tuesday, July 26, 2016

When we forge it takes fire (#2734)

     A coming together is what we are accomplishing. Like anything that has a chance to last it must be bonded through whatever process intertwines us the most. When we each become a part of each other in as many ways possible while still being our own unique selves we find that our strengths and weaknesses are shared and valued, not abused or dismissed. We are a society, there is no doubt about that. What kind of society are we to be? One that is always looking over it's shoulder waiting for the fear to arrive upon our heads? Or are we to be a society that celebrates our differences and welcomes new ideas and inspiration?
     It is a question that is all too real today. We are in an election battle for the soul of democracy. Republicans want our democracy to be limited to those who can afford it. Democrats want our democracy to be free and open to everyone. Think about that! You do get that don't you? So if you are one of those folks who see themselves as more privileged or advantaged by birthright then go ahead and vote your best interests. If however you are one of those folks who see themselves as just another human being among many other human beings who are struggling to find happiness in our great country then you are primed to vote for all of our interests, not just your own.
     It is not easy keeping our democracy and right now we are in jeopardy of losing it. Yes, losing the democracy our fore-parents fought so hard to attain for us. Are we to be the generation that cowered when the bullies of the world came to claim our national heritage? Are we the generation that ends up buying the carnival barkers lies? We will soon know come November 8th, 2016. That is the day the votes will be cast and counted and we will know if we are still going to be a democracy or if we are going to be an oligarchy.

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