Yesterday I visited with Laura. It was a great time with us just talking and spending time together. I really needed to unwind and have conversation. Even when we don’t agree we do it in a good way. She is mad at me because today the plan was for me to go see One for the Money – which I did. Laura – take your honey and go see the movie. It is worth the tickets price – captured all the good things in the book.
Laura asked me a question yesterday that had been on my mind for a while. She asked if I get tired of all the political stuff. The answer is easy. Absolutely. Here are a few of the things I’m tired of.
I’m tired of having to fight for rights that women should already have. I’m tired of fighting for the people who have nothing but can’t be heard because they can’t pay for the $5000 a plate dinner. I’m tired of having to read and research and analyze all sorts of information in order to see what mayhem the politicians are up to yet again. I’m tired of feeling betrayed by my elected officials – like the governor, senators, representatives – almost all of them. I’m tired of signing petitions to stop things that have no affect on my elected officials. I’m damn tired of my elected officials not representing me or my beliefs but following their own agenda and pocketbook.
Yeah – I’m tired but what do I stop doing? Who do I stop trying to stand up for? Women? Children? The poor? It would be nice if the politicians (doesn’t matter what party) would listen to me and all their other constituents.
As a parent, I’ve always been told to pick my battles. I guess I’m picking my battles now but to be honest there are so many right now that it is exhausting. What the hell… I don’t need to sleep but women need birth control and the right to make decisions about their own bodies. Children need education, protection from being forced to work, food, and so much more. The poor need education and a helping hand. Someone has to speak up for them and fight to protect them.
If my voice can be heard through a phone message, email, letter, petition, or any other way, then I’ll take being tired. Will you?