Four things you can't recover:
The stone........after the throw. The word........after it's said.
The occasion........after it's missed. The time.........after it's gone.
Don't sit on the sidelines folks, get involved!
Here we sit. The Senate has just voted 14-9 to pass the Baucus Health Care Bill and send it along to the next step of the process. Many of us have written - time and time and time again - to our Congressmen telling them exactly what we want, and what we don't want, from our government. From health care to taxes to the size of government, to spending, to the debt, to the deficit our communications to our representatives has been abundant. We have voluntarily attended Tea Parties, town hall meetings, and a march on the Mall in Washington. We have signed petitions, we have blogged, we have sent emails to our contacts. We have created signs and placed bumper stickers for the first time. And yet, the "power" in Washington has defied our wishes. They slowed their pace, but they have not altered their course. How do we fight a government that will not listen?
So what will it take? We may not have until 2010, and even if we do, will we be able to vote enough of these faux-constitutionalists out of office? How much damage can the country endure over the next 14 months? The next 38 months? Or, God forbid the next 86 months?
I know at least one of my Senators is gung-ho for the government option in the health care bill - despite repeated communications from me. He isn't up for reelection for 5 more years. He has no incentive at this point to abide the wishes of his constituency. So how do we fight his disdain for us? How do we fight the hidden taxes coming our way through the programs Washington is rolling out, and wants to roll out in the months and years to come? What would our Founders do?
How can so many Americans embrace the Obama vision for America? Transforming America will transform the world as well. Are you prepared for what that will mean? Can you even imagine what that will mean? Are you prepared to accept an America that no longer leads the world? And can you accept a President who is intent on bringing about that change? Yep Hope and Change - the Obama mantra. WWOFD?
Wake Up America!