We all know something is wrong. I don't know anyone who thinks things don't need to change. A lot.
What bothers me most is the polictal retoric, the finger pointing, the unwillingness to agree we disagree, that we all have different priorities and perspectives.
I spent my life in indecision, avoiding conflict until I had kids. I can't say I changed overnight, and i most definitely don't have all the answers. In fact I have very very few and any I do have are specific to me. Kids made me think. My profession gave me logic. My environment gave me perspective. My friends gave me challenge. All helped me form my opinions and learn to defend them. I've learned that I had beliefs and it was REALLY hard to accept that. Now that I know where I stand I can listen, weigh the logic of the best choices I could make but I can't change what I believe.
So what is all this about? Most who know me know I'm a big fan of Glenn Beck. Yes he's just a TAD doomsday and at times a bit pushy about God BUT in general what he says really speaks to me.
It's not about politics, it's about us. Political correctness is out of hand. Politicians are out of control. I believe in capitalism. I believe in America, misguided teenagers though we seem to be. There is hope for us to do far more good in the world if we put ourselves straight. Take accountability. Be responsible. Take care of your neighbor on your own free will and good conscious
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
I believe in these things. Then I heard Glenn Beck begin to say these things without fear.
So to do my part to help America be as great as it can be I am asking everyone to check out the 9.12 project, the 9 principles to believe in, and the 12 values.The 9.12 Project
(already down b/c of load. It says something. The fox News servers also went down because of the popularity of this idea - 5 times.)
Remember how 9.11 affected us? Remember that, even if you thought we *might* deserve the hate, you still stood united with your neightbors, your friends, your co-workers with passion and patriotism? Remember how wrong it felt for innocent people to die and how we all promised to never forget that bond, that unity, the sheer goodness of everyone as they came together in that moment of tragedy?
Glenn created the 9.12 project to remember who we were that day. But he speaks to it far more eloquently than I ever could:
The Nine Principles and 12 values (We surround them and You are not alone)
Again, I can't do it justice :)
And of course the totally awesome mosaic: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/program/we-the-people
He may fear the worst, but he's doing something to create the best.
Read it! Watch it! It doesn't matter if you are Democrat or Republican, it applies to all of us!