Sunday, November 2, 2008

Inspiried to act

As the latest presidential election comes to the finish line, i reflect back on my own apathy and disillusionment with the US government and my place in it. There was a time when i was very politically active. I was involved and felt like my voice counted. Over the last 8 years i have felt lied to, helpless and as if my one little voice didn't mean a thing. I was essentially told by my government that i didn't matter and they didn't care that i knew it.

This latest election i see people inspired to act. People who have very little giving anything extra, forgoing groceries and basics to help change the country they love for the better. Its brought tears to my eyes on a daily basis to see people pull together for the common good. To see people get out there and volunteer their time, to rally those around them to act and to be as inspiring as they are inspired. It chokes me up and makes me proud.

I'm an patriot, i always have been. I vote, even when i don't want to get out of bed, i feel its an obligation as much as a right. I registered to vote on my 18th birthday because it was important to me. I've been involved in local politics and school politics. I served on my first school committee when i was only 9 years old. (yeah i went to one of those schools) and I've begun to feel again like i need to be involved and that my voice again could matter.

So i would like to say a personal thank you to Barack Obama for giving me back my hope and for helping me once again find my voice which has had a terrible case of laryngitis for 8 long ass years.

9 comments:

Lorelai said...

Barack loves us hookers too.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone else see the irony in a person who works for cash, and doesn't pay taxes, is on the "Take money from the other guy to pay for stuff for me" Obama bandwagon?

Anonymous said...

Oh, of course you won;t approve the comment. Thanks for voting to steal from me and my family while you remain a parasite on society by not paying taxes.

Jenny DeMilo said...

Lorelai: I think he just loves everyone ;)

Anonymous: if you think i dont pay taxes you'd be 100% wrong. Your assumptions about me are just as wrong as your facts about the Obama Tax Plan. If you are making a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS a year then you will get a 4% tax increase. so i hardly thats taking food off anyones table.

This post was about hope and feeling involved again as an American in my own political process but thanks for degenerating the conversation... people like you are one of the many reasons im voting Obama.

The next time you wanna call me names please do it under your real name you fucking coward or I wont approve it.Disagreements with my point of view are allowed, you are even allowed to be an uninformed dumbass but you have to be polite.

have a nice day :)

Sabina said...

Anonymous is probably like one of those people who think undocumented immigrants are stealing from them, too. Sigh.

Alexa said...

So i would like to say a personal thank you to Barack Obama for giving me back my hope and for helping me once again find my voice which has had a terrible case of laryngitis for 8 long ass years.

Word. <3

And anonymous, I pay my taxes, too, fuckwit to the tune of about 40% of what I make. Take your generalizing ass somewhere else, troll.

LiveFreeOrDie08 said...

I'm glad to have shared in this adventure with you, Jen, and I'm looking forward to our next challenge. After all, this is just the beginning. We've got lots 'o work to do! ;)

Lorelai said...

hey I pay taxes and do volunteer work which is more than I can say for a lot of other people.

Manchild said...

Hello Jenny,

President Barack Obama gives me hope that better days are coming for all Americans. Matters not the colour of our skin or our choice of occupation.

I applaud you for standing up for yourself and for what you believe. "Anonymous" reminds me of the cowardly people who still refuse to "face their fears and embrace Change."

American voters have taken a giant step towards forming "A More Perfect Union." Yes, we do have a lot of work to do and a lot to learn from one another.

I'm excited about the possibilities that await us all.

Manchild