But change is certain, I hope. (Thank you to Dawn for the use of her blog title and tagline).
Midterm elections are coming up very soon. I must confess it will be a relief when they are over, and I hope the conclusion of this election will reduce the amount of mail that appears in my inbox on a regular basis. That being said, I think it is important that everyone get out and vote – vote with your brain or your instinct, or whatever works best for you, but vote! Find that candiidate that you feel will best represent you and your district – true representation, instead of a search for power.
These past months have convinced me – if I was not convinced before – that we need term limits on our Congress. We need change. It will be hard to effect, but it’s necessary if we are going to survive as a country, as a society. I believe there are far too many members of Congress who have been there far too long and are far too beholden to someone, some entity/entities, other than their constituents. They are from another era, a time when women were meant to be kept barefoot in the kitchen, or at least silent. No one person should have as much power as the leaders of each party in the Senate and in the House. That one person can determine what is voted on and what is set aside, and when these things happen, is not democratic. It is not the way a Republic should be governed. Perhaps our guidelines, our Constitution, should be reviewed. Perhaps it could use some updating. I don’t know – I do not claim to be an expert or particularly knowledgeable on the topic. But I do know this nation is more divided now than it has been in my lifetime and I do know that “together we stand, divided we fall”.
I believe we are at risk of falling. Please, please, stand up and be counted. Whether your beliefs coincide with mine or not. Read, study, think, with eyes, ears and heart wide open. And vote. Just vote.