Sunday, May 2, 2010
The political air in this country may be at its most polarized as it has been in generations. It saddens me to see women, especially, at odds with each other in expressing their political beliefs.A friend of mine recently lost a very good friend due to the fact she expressed what was in her heart regarding a politically charged post on Face Book. We all need to step back and think a minute. Our country is only 234 years old, the Civil War ended 145 years ago, and we ladies have only had the right to voice our political opinions in the action of the vote for only 90 years! How can we in all good conscious condemn our sisters for voicing their opinions. For 75 years women worked to gain the right to cast their ballot and have a voice in their own government. These women faced incredible sacrifices, and even death to gain the vote. Women are the strength and back bone of any civilization. If you think about it, whether you are Democrat or Republican we really have no voice in our government. However, we can become the voice of sanity in our own reality. Many of my friends, and I dare to say most of them, are on the other side of the political spectrum from my own. I honor them and the fact they are able to voice what is in their hearts and go out and stand up for what they feel is right. Instead of those who sit back and let others fight the battles. We must come together, work together instead of apart. No matter what our beliefs, we all can see the need to reach out and be the change we want to be in this world, and politics really has nothing to do with it, its who we are inside that will either save this country or end it.