Tuesday, November 07, 2006

My country

I want my country back.

I want to be proud of my President and my government, instead of feeling ashamed at the narrow-minded, ill-informed, and arrogant man who currently fills that office.

I want to see America’s reputation in the world rise again, so that we’re viewed as a truth seeking, truth speaking, and honorably acting country.

I want to see our government acting to protect the lives of children and minorities and underprivileged people.

I want my government to place real value on education, by making sure that every child in this country gets an excellent one.

I want to see our elected officials not only talking about what is right, but doing what is right.

I want my country to be a leader in the world that other countries will want to follow, not be a bully nation.

I want my representatives to be smart, not devious.

And maybe today is a start.

9 comments:

Jane Ann said...

Amen! This stunning column from The New York Times made its way to our (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper today, in case you didn't see it: http://select.nytimes.com/2006/11/06/opinion/06krugman.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists%2fPaul%20Krugman

I wrote a piece in my blog tonight, and as I watch the election results (nearly midnight here), I saw your post and just wanted to say thank you for articulating what so many of us feel.

KCQuilter said...

Yes, yes, yes! I am feeling encouraged.

Mary Beth said...

Hurray! I agree 100%! My heart is light this morning. Indeed today is a new beginning . . .

Anonymous said...

Really well said-I'm writing on Wed. morning and I believe the people have spoken and they sound like you...

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Jane Ann for the NYT link.

Debra said...

Amen, Sistah!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you got your wish!

Elle said...

I am so happy about the changeover in our gov't right now that I don't know what to do!

Gerrie said...

Yeah for regime change!!