The last time I was politically active was in the spring of 1970 when I was arrested with 300 other people in Washington Park, Denver, Colorado, for protesting the Kent State shootings. I've been forced out of "retirement" because of the narcissistic lunatic who has his sites set on making over our country into something I don't recognize.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." --Edmund Burke.
Oh, and P.S. I've been proud of my country for my entire life, adult and otherwise, and I wasn't even handed someone else's seat at Princeton or Harvard.
P.P.S. Unlike Thomas L. Friedman, "brilliant [just ask him], award-winning" NYT's columnist, who believes the internet is "an open sewer," I myself am completely over-the-moon about the internet and its creative possibilities.
Flag of my grandfathers and fathers, uncles, brothers, and sons who fought for this country so that we can all speak our minds, so that no one in this country will be told to "sit down and shut up." And don't give me grief: I know this is the flag of the "mothers" as well. The mothers in my family stayed home and watched and waited and worked and buried their dead when they needed to. God Bless them all.
Flag of my Denton and Campbell Revolutionary War-fighting ancestors. They never sat down, and they never shut up, and they would be ashamed of me if I stood by and watched Obama use his socialist agenda to trample the Constitution.
Flag of my Roorda and Hoekstra Dutch ancestors from the Province of Friesland, the Netherlands. My great-uncle and his wife, and other people in his community, received the Certificate of Honor from Israel for risking their lives during the Holocaust period to save persecuted Jews. Tell them to sit down and shut up? I don't think so.