Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Campaign 2008: Finding your voice

You know, I don't often think of long-time politicos as having a problem with voice just like the rest of us, but there it is. Clinton's summary of the last week for her on the campaign trail expresses that same effort we all have to make in coming into our own.

I hope, too, that everyone will remember that voting and getting involved with the political process are ways of expressing your own voice. Not everyone has to get out there and knock on doors, but speaking up in support of what you believe is essential to the aggregate result.

I've often heard, we get the government we deserve. Apathy and inaction contribute to the government as much as action and passion do. Although I think you all know toward which party I swing, I'd still rather see a government, no matter what party, that is the result of an informed citizenry voting in record numbers than one that happens to be the party I like but is the result of poor turnout or voting the way everyone else does.

Each one of us is a unique expression of the Divine that takes specific form here, alongside each other. The unique-ness is perfect—the expressions have to strive to get along. We move toward harmony when we listen to each other, respect each other, and then voice our honest, informed point of view with conviction and graciousness.

If we were to do that, to behave that way toward each other in the choosing process, then I think it would be easier to support what the aggregate determines even if it doesn't go our way. And that, too, is important—to be able to support our government whether it's red or blue—or purple, or green.

In 2008, we all will have the chance to stand and be counted. Be sure it's your voice, informed, individual and inspired, that we all get to hear.


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1 Comments:

At 1/09/2008 11:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I've often heard, we get the government we deserve. Apathy and inaction contribute to the government as much as action and passion do. "

this is the beauty & genius of Jeffersonian democracy it is also the bane of the involved and impatient

-Marc

 

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