- Posted October 16, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
Shutdown: Personal Impact
Now, I see a few ripping the very fabric this country was built on. The single thing that makes America a beacon to the world. Our democracy. I've watched as people I know have sold their souls for greed and power in the private sector. This is different. Our democracy is being sold for greed and power. It is being subverted by a small yet well funded minority. Speech seems to be no longer potent unless it is purchased.
My son asked me last night why I had not been overly concerned until the last few days. I told him I had believed that someone would Stand Up. That surely there was someone in the House of Representatives that would make a stand for the country rather than their own re-election.
I wonder what I can do. It is scary to have to wait until the next elections. I can only hope that the people who still truly care about this country keep these last few weeks alive and keep reminding the many about these few.