To all who have posted on this site, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Please understand that this is your site. Your messages are empowering — to each other, to me, and to those who have hesitated to speak out. Let us also hope they serve as a wake-up call for all those in Washington who try so diligently to marginalize and silence us.
Abraham Lincoln portrayed ours as a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” This hardly describes what we have today. The only way to change that is to demand that our elected representatives in Washington, including the President, listen to us.
What can each of us do? Have conversations with others. Learn to be great listeners. Read… and not just material that favors your position. Develop healthy skepticism — make the facts prove themselves. Insist that your elected representatives respond, and support those who really do listen to us, the people. See the links to several November Congressional races to be fought against weak GOP incumbents. Please consider making a contribution.
I truly believe Americans are more alike than different; that we can find common ground that works for everyone; that we can have a genuinely representative government with compassionate leaders. We owe it to ourselves, and more especially to our children and grandchildren, to make this effort.
Know that courage is contagious. Together we do have the ability to win back our government and country.
Thanks again for what you have done…for all of us!