I am trying to get a handle on this government thing. WE THE PEOPLE have filled two houses of congress with representatives who purport to have only our best interest at heart. Ahem. Evidently, our elected officials are too busy or incapable of watching out for our community (The United States of America) so I think we should give them a little help (okay a lot of help). My neighborhood had a meeting this month and decided to make up a sort of directory whereby anyone who had a talent e.g. electrician, landscaper, etc. could be contacted if any problem arose in our little community. Now, I do not profess that we roll up our sleeves and fix the lights in the White House, but rather that each American, according to his/her skill be in a "watch mode". If you have knowledge in the financial world, and something is not quite right, let everyone you know in authority from the FBI to talk radio/television hosts (who have confidential email accounts for whistle-blowers) be made aware. If you know a politician is too chummy with lobbyists or cash crosses the palm from special interest groups, ditto. If you are an avid political reader and you are starting to "connect-the-dots" about something sinister...you get the idea. The key here is not to tell one source; two or more should be the rule of thumb. Let's let Big Brother know that Little Sister is watching too...and she is a tattletale.
Zanne Booker 10-05-08
Note: Our children need to know that telling the truth is not always easy, but it is always necessary.