Sunday, May 16, 2010

As the oil churns

Well if you've been under a rock for the past couple of weeks I'll fill you in. There was an oil rig explosion a couple of weeks ago and it's been gushing oil into the gulf of Mexico ever since. If this isn't a reason for some energy reform I don't know what is. On top of that, the finger pointing going on by the oil execs is truly child-like. As a people we need to go ahead and make our voices heard that we don't think this is ok....but I forgot. We no longer speak up for things that we are for or against. We leave it to other people to do. We don't want to be seen as the rabble-rouser regardless of the blatant infractions we witness. Our nation has become that complacent that we don't march for things anymore. We don't vote people out of office anymore. We don't stand for things anymore. As said in the past, "If we're not willing to stand for something, we'll be willing to fall for anything." and we are falling. We're falling for shoddy politics, poor policies, bad judgments and slanted information. Come on people. We can't let the country go by the wayside. Turn off the TV, talk to each other, organize and get things done. Sadly enough the only people really coming together are the ones on the fringe. Middle America needs to come together and let the "leaders" know what we want and expect and then let them know if they can't do it then we'll vote them out and put someone in place who can. So, while we're cleaning up the oil let's clean up our country also.
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