Archive for July, 2012

Call to Action For Our Independence

July 3, 2012 1 comment

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On this holiday, most of our focus is on family, friends, barbecues and fireworks, but today on the eve of our national holiday my request is two-fold: a “call to read” the very document we celebrate: The Declaration of Independence, and a call to action to ensure our country knows the needs of our citizenry.

The Declaration of Independence is a quick read filled with contradiction, bias and hypocrisy, yet these words also reflect our rebellious nature which fills many citizens with pride. We are the United States of America; we are Americans. We understand that all men are created equal even if at the time of this document’s inception – or even now – we do not include everyone, nor are are they all treated in such a manner. Over the years, many people understood this document to be a starting off point not an end, and to those who fight for the America we endeavor to be, I salute you.

To those who shed light on the injustices of this world and request a call to action, thank you for your efforts in agitation.

To those of you who invest in our country, thank you for making the difference in our livelihoods and our future.

To those who fight “stop and frisk” procedures, thank you for your efforts in ensuring freedom for all.

To those who fight to stop fracking, thank you for your efforts to protect our environment and specifically our water.

To those who fought for a healthcare law because you understood the need, thank you for caring.

This list falls short; there are so many people who need to be appreciated for their efforts in working towards a positive evolution of our nation. So, I ask you to seize the opportunity to thank them, help them and if not already – become them. We can do better; we are Americans.

“When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.”

Eleanor Roosevelt