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Sunday, November 09, 2008

Where to from here?

It's been about a week since the election. Just about everyone has recovered from their hangover. Some were out celebrating, others medicating; either way, we've woken up and our next president is determined.
If you agree with his views and are enthusiastic about him implementing his policies and keeping his campaign promises, great. You may just want to stop reading here.

I, for one, do not agree and am not enthusiastic.
I allowed myself a few days of wallowing in self-pity--that and four out of six residents here had the pukes. Laundry, careful menu plans, and TLC were the immediate orders of the day.

Now what do we do? We act. Not as in Sarah Bernhardt, but as in Dorothy Day. Sitting around navel-gazing wishing things had turned out differently is not constructive. Neither are "1.20.13" or "Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers" bumperstickers, no matter how tempting.
I started preparing my To-Do list on Tuesday while walking in the park. How can I be pro-active? Start with choosing what's important to you and get involved.
For one, we're going to finally join HSLDA. Homeschooling is very important to me and I don't want that right messed with. These folks have been around for years, they've got the lay of the land and the networks already established. I don't need to re-invent the wheel--they have people for that. The newsletter will keep me informed on what's in the hopper legislatively so I can keep ahead of the game.
The other is more personal. I'm going to get more involved in the pro-life movement. Will I be bombing abortion clinics? Not hardly, not even softly; neither will I get involved with an organization that does. Will I be praying in front of clinics? Quite likely. (If you want to know where and when, I've got info on one this Saturday.) Will I continue donating to National Right to Life? Of course. Will I give more, including my time? Probably.

Do I need to start from scratch to make a difference? No. If you're worried about Obama and guns, join an organization that advocates for your Second Amendment rights. I've heart tell of one. If you're worried about other issues, that's what internet searches are for. Look it up, get informed, get involved.

Mind you, this is all stuff we should have been doing already. It's just giving a focus to our energy, motivation to put our money where our mouth is. Stay informed, stay active.
After all, another election is coming in two years. We don't want to be caught slacking.

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At 6:05 PM, Blogger Amy said...

"Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers"

Wrong as it may be, that's still pretty darn clever.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger Milehimama said...

Yeah. We're now contemplating using our Christmas money to buy a gun.

Although when Hurrican Ike blew through I did wish we had one.

At 8:14 PM, Blogger Heather said...

I wish I could take credit. I saw it over at Ace of Spades.

You're in Texas now, right? Don't they issue a gun when you change your driver's license? :)


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