If you do not know who your
Representative and Senators are, the House and Senate
web sites feature an easy "look up" tool
using your home state and/or postal zip code.
Public cynicism and apathy may be
fashionable, but they're a cop-out. Get
informed, and get involved! These people work
for us, but they need to be reminded of that fact
regularly in the course of dealing with our rights,
our money, and our future. Don't let the
crazies and the greedies run the show.
Write. Call. Vote. Perhaps you feel
that you alone cannot make a difference. But
together, we can!
Freedom is never free. Our
forefathers didn't buy our liberty with their
words and their blood; the best they could do
was to make the down-payment on it. It
is up to each succeeding generation to keep
up the payments through vigilant and informed
participation. If we fail in this, we
will show ourselves foolishly unworthy of
liberty, and we will most certainly lose it,
whether little by little or all at once.
There are a great many
things other than politics with which I would prefer to
occupy my time. My interest in the field is solely one
of survival as a free human being. Conscientious
public protest, not only against the misuse of government by
a powerful few, but also against the abuse of it by a
largely ignorant and easily manipulated multitude, is not
only a right but a responsibility, and the two are
inseparably joined. Neglect of the responsibility must
eventually result in abolition of the right.
"There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free
Lunch" Robert A. Heinlein