Thursday, March 12, 2009

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

You know, it's our fault the country is in the shape it's in. Ouch...I know. But it's true.

Remember when a handshake sealed a deal? Now we have prenuptuals and 600 page contracts.

Remember when we used to borrow a cup of sugar from our neighbor, not sue him?

Remember when we got a good wage for a hard day's work, instead of wanting more for working less?

Remember when your mom or dad would give you a good whooping if you were disrepectful or disobedient? Now it's child abuse.

Remember when our elders were treated with respect, and dignity? When we took care of them in their final years, instead of neglecting them and making them "someone else's problem?"

Remember when gay meant happy and marriage could NEVER have been considered outside the one man one woman thing?

Where is our honor?

Remember the concept that government is BY the people FOR the people?

PEOPLE, when did we stop fighting? I know some of you personally have not. But as a whole, we are pathetically inept at perseverence. Why do the radical liberals get their way so often? Apparently they want it more than we do. Apparently it's more important to them, and they fight harder and work longer to see that their agenda gets across. And I'm not talking parties here people, I'm not talking Republican verses Democrat, I'm talking AMERICANS.

We may not have a lot of money to fight City Hall, as it were. We may not feel that we have the "pull" of a celebrity. But almost all of us can write letters. We can send e-mail if we have computer. We can make our voices known. We can get off our high horses and get in the trenches and starting waging the war of the righteous.

I for one, am committing to start making my voice heard. I may be one voice, but I can no longer, in good conscience, sit on my hands and watch the world go to hell in a handbasket. It may be headed there anyway, but it won't be because I did nothing.

I am encouraging you to start making noise. The government works FOR THE PEOPLE. ALL the people. That's us. That's you. That's me! Don't give in or give up the rights that you have to protest, or to make YOUR opinions known.

5 comments:

Leigh@intentslife said...

Is this your announcement that you're going into politics??? If it is, you have my undying support!

Kerri said...

Yah. I'm too honest to be a politician. No one would like me. I call it like I see it, and that's not very popular.

A liberal friend of mine that I went to school with since kindergarten "un" friended me on facebook! I was like, yikes....I thought we were just having some spirited discussions!

Thanks for this morning...another awesome lesson. I ordered those answer books.

Leigh@intentslife said...

Oh girlfriend, you might be surprised at how many people would love some honesty. We could all use a breath of fresh air, that's for sure!

Is this the friend you've told me about? I wonder if you were unfriended because you had a few too many good responses.

It was wonderful seeing you again - 2 weeks in a row, woohoo!

Love ya! :)

Kerri said...

Yup, it was the same friend. I just messaged him to ask what was up, and he said he was getting too obsessed with the conversations because he couldn't read something and NOT comment on it....(Hmmm who else does that sound like : )

I probably won't be there this week, because I've got a lot else going on, and I'm going Saturday, so I don't want to overdo it.
Love ya

Leigh@intentslife said...

Good for you for asking him about it. How interesting, I'm sure you've given him a lot to think about.

We'll miss you Thursday but take it easy for Saturday! Can't wait. :)