I Did It

Okay, I just went and voted this morning. Fortunately, it was quick and easy.

Have you voted yet? If not, today’s the day!

Remember, in the U.S.A., we have a say in how our country is to be governed. That is our privilege, it is our right, and our responsibility.

I’m sure you’ve already heard and read enough about what’s at stake this year, so I won’t rehash it all here. You know.

So go, if you haven’t already, and help us determine our future.

And here’s a reminder from TokyoSand at politicalcharge.org:

And remember, if you run into any problems casting your ballot, (or know of anyone who has issues), call (866) OUR-VOTE immediately. The trained volunteers at the Election Protection Hotline will be able to help you.

Have a good day, and thanks for voting! 😊🇺🇸

The Party of “No More”

Our friend Jill at Filosofa’s Word is, like most of us, quite fed up with the continued indifference of the United States Congress toward the issues that matter to us ordinary citizens.

Many in Congress are now concerned with only one thing: Power. How to get it, how to keep it, and how to wield it as forcefully as possible.

Meanwhile, Jill suggests a few things that concern us their time would be better spent addressing, such as:

“Addressing climate change in the most aggressive way possible, which would include phasing out all fossil fuels and replacing them with renewable energy sources ASAP…

“Passing voting rights legislation prior to the November mid-term elections to ensure that every person age 18 and over has not only the right, but the wherewithal to cast his/her vote…

“Passing legislation to protect women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and other civil rights in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ultra-dereliction of duty in their latest session and their threats of more to come going forward…

“Raising the minimum wage to a livable wage…

“Passing gun regulations that actually do something, that ban military-style weapons, that enforce strict background checks, and that incarcerate those who violate these regulations…

“Passing legislation to ensure that corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes…

“Addressing education in such a way that ensures our children are learning the facts about such things as the history of this nation, about other cultures, about life.”

All good suggestions, Jill, thank you. I think most of us who call ourselves Americans can get solidly behind every one of them.

And it’s high time we all made ourselves heard. I’m sick of these noisy fools who get all the attention; let’s show what power really looks like.

Let’s show the Party of No, as Republicans have come to be known, that we are the Party of No More.

You in?