I’ve phoned my senators until their staff all know my voice and say “good morning Mrs. H, what can we do for you now?”…I’ve written letters to the editor, to the senate (yes, ALL of them), I’ve sat in offices waiting to speak to the idiot that was elected…..I’ve been escorted out of those very same offices by police officers ashamed to be doing their job……..I’ve sent blog post after blog post, made call after call, registered people to vote, walked door to door stating the case for voting until I am blue….
So what is left?
What else can we do when all those people we’ve elected refuse to do the right thing? When they make “talking points” but then hide behind their “party affiliation” to do whatever the hell they want?
I’m just one person……….how can I possibly change the outcome?
It is so easy to become depressed over the way the government is headed, no longer of the people or even FOR the people…but seemingly just for the enrichment of the vainglorious elected.
It’s so easy to think nothing will change and JUST GIVE UP.
Mr. K. will be sworn into the highest court in the land, and will systematically go about destroying the gains we have made over the last fifty years.
Roe Vs. Wade will be overturned.
Mueller’s investigation will finish without being completed, and NO ONE else will receive an indictment.
The President will not be allowed to be indicted.
The EPA, dept of education, department of the interior, et al will continue to be whittled away till they are a toothless tiger.
Our parks will be sold off for the mineral rights, the timber, the hunting…….
Medicare and social security will be dissolved and a ‘tax credit” given so people can buy their own…nevermind the millions whose only source of income is SS or Disability. Tough beans for them. Mr. K. will find that it is “unconstitutional” for the government to “provide” a livelihood to seniors….nevermind that we seniors gave OUR EARNINGS to pay for it.
It will once again be illegal for same sex marriage.
It will once again be LEGAL to discriminate against those Non-Christian, Non-white, Non-MALES that dare to demand equality.
It is JUST SO EASY TO GIVE UP…..NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE.
That’s not me though.
Like Don Quixote, I will keep tilting windmills in my drive to change the status quo. I will keep making those calls. I will keep going door to door with voter registration cards…I will keep offering rides to those with no means of going to the polls. I will keep invading those senators offices and keep being escorted none too gently out of them. I will keep hoping that I will connect with “just one person” who will help to make a difference.