Stepping Out of Character

Posted: September 11, 2012 in Writing/Publishing
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I don’t normally comment on politics because both sides do little more than regurgitate their own party’s talking points. And all too often they take the opposition’s words out of context, or even worse, they blatantly lie.

But I’m breaking my silence today.

September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 (Photo credit: wallyg)

I find it interesting that On September 11, 2001, after our nation had been attacked, the members of Congress spoke to the country in one unified voice. A few moments after they concluded, they stood and again, as one voice, sang “God Bless America” then hugged each other.

For one brief shining moment our legislators remembered that we are one nation. And they represent every one of us…not just the important, the special interest groups, and their individual constituents.

Is it going to take another plane killing thousands to remind them again? Is it going to take another tragedy like September 11, 2001 or a mass shooting in a movie theater for our elected leaders to remember what is truly important?

We Expect More…We Deserve Better

To our legislators: Will you please, for the love of all that is sacred, stop being politicians and start governing this country. Look beyond your own selfish interests. Look beyond the money and power, and represent us as one cohesive group. Stop the back door deals and adding pet projects to important bills, and simply do the thing you were elected to do. Put partisanship behind you and take an honest look at what is best for this country.

We don’t mind dealing with the aftermath of unpopular or tough decisions if they are arrived at honestly. we will make whatever sacrifices are necessary for the good of the whole. We could not care less about your petty squabbling and power grabs. In fact, we are tired of them. And we are sick to death of the constant us-vs-them attitude.

We expect better out of the people we have given the privilege of governing this land.

On this anniversary of one of the most horrendous acts ever perpetrated on this country, we are calling on you to step up to theIn Memory of a Victim of September 11, 2001 te...

challenge. We are a nation haunted by the sound of a single voice calling out, “United 93…United 93…” and receiving no answer.  So today we are calling on every elected leader to remember that these things matter.

Don’t let the death of those 246 passengers on the four planes, 2,606 in the towers and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon have been in vain.

 

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