Anyone else tired of the daily feeling that the damn world is on fire? It’s hard to keep up with everything going on…it can be mentally and physically exhausting even trying. But now, more than ever, is not a time to close our eyes to the chaos.
So…maybe just pick one cause close to your heart, two if you can handle it; pay careful attention; join a group in your community as a reminder that you are not alone; and participate in community action when you can.
It’s also important to remember that the purpose of the federal government, as stated in the preamble of the Constitution, is to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Is your government living up to that directive?
While government can’t fix everything, it does serve a purpose and I think it’s time that it is put to work serving The People rather than the politicians, their wealthy donors and corporations.
Call or write those who represent you in Congress — tell them what you expect and hold them accountable:
If you want to focus on issues closer to home:
Be sure that you are registered to VOTE and keep your info up-to-date:
And show up for EVERY SINGLE ELECTION:
“When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government.”
―Thomas Paine, Rights of Man