Monday, July 4, 2022

Trouble With the Trouble ~ Monday Mimisms

     I don't know where the "cracked flag" idea came from (and claim no allegiance to whatever that may be) but the image does seem apropros in these times. I supposed we've lived through similar political turmoil before (ie: Watergate comes to mind) but none of it, to date, seemed as volatile or dire. Our country is more than just divided red and blue factions. I think we might be on the verge of breaking - hence, cracks are definitely showing.

My trouble with the whole trouble is that one side wants to dictate MY words MY beliefs MY choices MY philosophy MY religion. For example: If you are a Christian and want prayer in public schools, then be ready for Muslim, Buddhist, and Satanic prayers. You asked for it. I don't want to hear any complaints. I am a Christian. I can believe in prayer and the separation of church and state at the same time.  **stepping off soapbox...for now**

Here's the bottom line: Whatever beliefs you hold concerning abortion, women's reproductive rights, gun laws, funding wars, the price of oil, the banning of books, Black Lives Matter or even the federal legalization of marijuana - GET OUT AND VOTE your conscience. That's how we do it in America. 
Write your representatives. Peacefully protest. Run for office. Speak UP.
But please....put down your guns in the streets. You're making it really hard for people who believe in the 2nd Amendment (and I do) to defend responsible gun ownership when you're being flagrantly irresponsible! **stepping off soapbox...again**

Good trouble. Said John Lewis. Let's get into some good trouble.
John Lewis 4th from left 1963 March on Washington

Good trouble...

Marching on

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Finding Pam said...

Very well said, Mimi. Like you I am sick of all the killing. It is epidemic all across our country. Every day multiple shootings. I don't like the direction our country is headed. Vote to make changes.

Vanessa Victoria Kilmer said...

I'm all for Good Trouble. There's so much that can and should be done peacefully.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - It IS an epidemic and it must stop. Thanks for visiting me today. Love you, Pam.

Mimi Lenox said...

Vanessa - Let's get into some good trouble!!! I'm in LOL

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