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 :

  1. 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.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes! I am feeling encouraged.

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  3. Mary Beth4:40 AM

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

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  4. Anonymous6:12 AM

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

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  5. Anonymous6:20 AM

    Thanks to Jane Ann for the NYT link.

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  6. Anonymous9:21 AM

    Looks like you got your wish!

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

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  8. Yeah for regime change!!

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