Megmander (fantom07) wrote,
Megmander
fantom07

Hope Is A Thing With Feathers

As I stated a few months back - I am now looking for ways to be a pro-active part of the solution. I do not want to sign up for any party. I do not want to soley fight against one person. Rather, I want to start locally and work on issues closer to me and build my way up, stressing the issues and not a specific person or party.

The problem is that I don't know where to start.

I know what's important to me: Acting locally, the state of the education system, the message of personal responsibility, maintaining my independant political views, promoting equal rights for all Americans.

I'm looking at being a part of my neighborhood association, to be an active part of my community. I would like to be an active member in the local chapter of AAUW. What I really want to drive home is that it's up to us to work for what we want. I will work for what I want. I don't want to just fight against Bush, but build on what others are working for.

As for the election itself:
I am not dissapointed with the innitiated of Americans. They went out and voted in record numbers which is just amazing. They let their voices be heard. However, I am dissapointed with what the majority of Americans had to say. I'm embarrassed too, that this nation would just throw aside how others see us and still act without cause (Why do I have a feeling Scott is going to chime in with WE'RE THE BEST NATION EVER!!! RAAAAAAAAAAAR!!! BRITIANS ARE PANSIES AND THE FRENCH SURRENDER!!!!! WE NEVER SURRENDER! RAAAAAAAAAAAR!!!).

But the process works. I was there yesterday, I saw people make their own choices. We only turned a few people away because they were lacking the right identification, but we told them what they needed in order for them to come back.

I don't know. I really don't know. I woke up this morning and the world had not ended. It's 4 more years of hard work, but if we work together we will not lose any rights, any freedoms, anything that makes this a great country.

Bush does not have that power. WE have that power.
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