Requires each of us to find a way to share our voice.
Each of us is holding a key to the context of this nation we need to address right now. If you are reading this, then you know what I mean because you are not watching reruns of Dukes of Hazard or playing a video game that does little than occupy your mind for a time.
To be governed requires a lot of work by those of us who know what we want in our nation for our children. The future we want for them, and the future we DO NOT WANT for them. I think the latter is, right now, the most important thing we need to communicate to our government.
Our government creates ways to govern us, more and more ways to “fix” the areas where there are conflicts and problems, mostly through new laws or another new program that will address the area that is not “right.” We are doing too much of that now without really thinking and researching the development of circumstances and not bothering or managing to find the roots of that which led the government to even want to address it with a new law or ordinance, regulation or policy.
Be sure to go to your next City Council, County Commissioner or State Legislative meeting where you can give them some information — what you think they should do, and be sure to tell them in explicit terms what you will and will not consent to in their actions.
Stop the overreaching of our governments wherever you find a need, and do it with a smile because remember, they are our neighbors and, sometimes, friends. Be kind, but direct, matter-of-fact and succinct, clear and concise and consent that is not given is one they are not allowed to take, even though that is the modus operendi. Remind them so they know without a doubt exactly what you do and do not consent for them to do.