All day I have been reading dejected, throw-my-hands-up-in-the-air, what’s-a-poor-Democrat-to-do-now sort of essay that I am compelled to pull out my trusty contrary pose. Really, folks? That’s your first reaction? Didn’t you watch the Rally to Restore Sanity? None of us live our lives on one end of the spectrum. I have both conservative and liberal sensibilities. I don’t like paying taxes. (see previous post) Also, like Republicans, I donate a good-sized percentage of my income – that way I specifically choose where to put my money. On the other hand, I love libraries, National Parks and all those Recovery Act infrastructure improvements and the transparency that accompanies them. I think we all have good intentions – yes, they may pave the road straight to, well you know where, but I like to sneak out into the streets occasionally and be a bit guerrilla with the cobblestones. Remember, change may happen in Washington, but also on the ground, in town halls and NGOs and at kitchen tables and inside grassroots organizations. Don’t give away all your power to some perceived relay race where one party grabs the baton from the other. Maintain a positive stance and act on it. Sometimes the leanest times, the toughest times are when the greatest strides and innovations are made. They always have been for me.
You Don’t Have To Be A Pendulum Just Because Our Government Is
Posted by Kellie on 3 November 2010