Here is why being quiet about politics will never work; it is up to us, the public, and not the news agencies to denounce the actions, behaviors, beliefs and policies of people in power and influence. We, the people are responsible for that, not the news.
If we remain quite, if we remain silent, our view, our voice can not be considered in the greater conversation that takes place. Yes, it is uncomfortable to voice your convictions. I assure you, now it is necessary more than ever to speak out.
Yet, do consider your principles and what they are based on. We as a people, as a country have a diverse background and set of principles. It is fool hardy to believe that everyone believes as you do. It is equally fool hardy to believe that everyone values the same principles as you.
This Thanksgiving, I hope families gather around the table to share a meal and conversation. I hope strangers come together, share a meal and ideas. I hope this country comes together and finds at least one thing to hold on to of value. I implore you that it be holding to the principals outlined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
We, as Americans, of all creeds, beliefs, religions or not are held together by this common thread. It is our country and our Constitution that makes us unique. It is our Constitution that unifies us. It is not political affiliations or religion that accomplishes unity.
Let our love of Freedom unite us!