Monday, July 26, 2004

Guest Post From Tim in Sacramento, CA

Tim in Sacramento, CA shared the following submission to the Sacramento Bee:

During the tenure of the present Bush administration, much has been loss to us. It has been loss to us in specific as Americans and in general to the world.  Certainly, our personal freedoms, our personal liberty, have been assailed to a frightening degree.  One effect of this, is the degree to which the fears of the voting public have been translated into a, what could be called, “apathy of acceptance”.  

This apathy, it seems, has only aided in magnifying our fears.  Because of it Americans as a whole have given control of their liberty, their country, over to an administration whose personal agenda and ethics are at the very best questionable.  At worst, they are globally destructive.

It could be said that our lack of confidence has been fostered because of, “a wrongness", with the system as a whole.  A, "wrongness", with America, a "wrongness" wherein the Dream of America has become a nightmare of fear, injustice and the erosion of liberty.  A "wrongness" that is leading our country down the path of being one of the world's bullies instead of its champion.

While it is true that the current administration has carried this "wrongness" to new heights, it must be remembered that it is more than just one party's fault, more than one individual or group of individuals' faults. It is a "wrongness" that has come about because of the complacencies of the general public and the avarice of those that would enslave them.

In the end, “We The People”, along with past and present administrations are all just puppets of a system gone very wrong.

Many people now feel a sense of powerlessness.  It has immobilized them. Leaving them disenfranchised and confused.

And thus, we find ourselves at a crossroads.  The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between.

But there is still time to seize that one last fragile moment. Time to choose something better. Time to make a difference.  Time to stand up to our fears and begin taking our Democracy, our nation, back from the “wrongness” which would pervert it, has perverted it.  A first step towards this change is the creation of and passing of, the No Confidence Resolution.  Indeed, the creation of a No Confidence Movement.

If we don't act, we will continue to suffer greater and greater consequences.



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