Reflection by Mary E. Latela, Independence Day, 2017
I was ready to enter a cave for the weekend, feeling rather down about how the current D.C. situation is trying to erode what makes America great.
People hold meetings; the Secy. of State blows up; someone in the room slips the story to a hungry writer, and I mark down yet another violation of privacy, and reneging of a sacred promise to serve this country, to keep confidences, to work for the greater (not personal) glory.
The Prez alleges voter fraud, so he wants to collect my personal/sacred heart data to look for what? This morning I feel that I would never vote again if this civil liberty were taken from me. No one has asked the people. The Republicans are speaking for their constituents, and the Democrats have been dismissed as “not really interested.”
Then Joy Reid came on and talked about what it means to live in a democracy -people coming here because they were starving, others brought here against their will and now free, etc. Democracy is alive. We cannot allow paranoia or power-mongering to interfere.
Isn’t that why our Founding Fathers came together to put all this together?
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