Monday, June 7, 2010

Faithful Citizenship - June 6, 2010

Pericles said in 430 B.C., “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” Like it or not, everything that happens in Washington D.C. or here at our own Capitol affects us—It may be directly in our pocketbook; it may be our social mores. Right now we are fighting for the very basic foundation of our society. Can we keep the traditional family intact? Governor Lingle will be gone for two weeks. Her office will continue to take phone calls and other commentary from us. Please do not let up with your messages expressing concern over HB 444. Again, the governor’s phone number is: 586-0034; her e-mail address is:

Election time will soon be here. We will be bombarded with fancy brochures that will look nice but say little. It will be up to us to find out how our chosen leaders will vote on various issues. These are not legendary mythic creatures. These are flesh and blood men and women, our neighbors, who have stepped forward to lead us. We have not only a right, but an obligation, to follow their performance.

Let’s resolve to know not only who our congressmen, senators and representatives are but how they have voted in the past. As journalist Charlie Reese says, “Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.”

Gotta go boot up my hard drive!

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