I heard something yesterday that stopped me cold.
You all know me. I’m not one who likes to dwell on negativity. I’d far prefer to find the silver lining, or the action we can take to turn things around.
But sometimes, the gravity of our situation hits me like a ton of bricks.
I was listening to the MSNBC broadcast in my car yesterday, and the panel was discussing what a problem it was that people who support Trump don’t seem to care that he’s obstructing Congress, or care that he used the power of his office for personal gain.
It was then that a panelist (sorry, don’t know who it was) said this:
“There is such a thing as a republic that is not earned by its citizens.”
I muted the radio and pulled over. I did. I had to write that down. A republic… not earned… by its citizens…
We have too many people who are happy to allow our Constitution to be corrupted because their party is in power right now. Too many people have tuned out politics altogether. That’s a lot of our country who isn’t fighting to keep our democracy.
That’s a lot to put on the shoulders of those of us who ARE fighting. Those of us who see the dangers of continuing down this path. We know what can happen.
But if we’re outnumbered by those who don’t (or won’t) see it, we might lose our democracy anyway. And that’s the thought that made me stop.
I refuse to stop fighting because that would mean crossing over the line into their camp. I will do everything I can to send a strong message in November of this year.
But folks, I’ll admit it. I’m kind of scared right now.