… are surely one of the most diverse group of people on this planet. As a result we are also highly innovative and creative due to the rich blending of ideologies, cultural heritages, ancestry, history, language, and so on.
Democracy Isn’t Easy, but it’s worth the Fight!
Of course, this diversity does come with it’s own set of parameters (and problems) regarding our perception of how we view things. Such as the governing of our mighty country and our people (all of us).
The tenets of our country (Declaration of Independence) proclaim loud and clear the very substance of our land that moves our democracy forward (‘lo these many years of alternating strife and prosperity) is the proclaiming and achieving of individual freedoms.
It hasn’t stopped or diminished. Just changed. We have freedom of speech in this country. This means we are a people accustomed to sharing our opinions, of airing our grievances – we aren’t afraid to say them. This in turn, generates (on any given time period) outrage, anger, distention and conversely hope, potential and ultimately, through discourse, resolution.
It is quite the amazing thing, if you think about it. The freedom to express our thoughts on any subject reins supreme. Chaotic, highly uncomfortable, and rife for potentially strong emotions to give rein.
There is never a smoothness to democracy. Being “fair” for everyone just doesn’t happen. But it’s a never ending goal with many balances and counter balances as we work our way to greater understanding and acceptance of changes in our lives.
Fundamentally what drives, (moves) us and our country forward is this exchange of opinions, ideas, concerns and desires. This is what makes our country the greatest on the planet. A heritage that all Americans share in.
And that means we are going to get it wrong, sometimes a lot, but we don’t stop working on getting it right.
Because we all have a “voice” democracy stays permutable, that is to say, a constant work in progress. No easy or permanent “fixing” of the whole.
Democracy isn’t easy. You better want it bad and you better be prepared to weather the storms of differing opinions that may not be your own. Just remember, It’s these differences that lead to change and further growth.
Right now we Americans and the entire planet are watching our democracy in action, perhaps at it’s worse but perhaps also at it’s best. As for us, we the people … be concerned – it’s important. Voice your opinion – it’s important, be engaged – it’s important, but never, ever stop being proud of being an American, of your Country, your home, your people. It’s yours and mine.
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Very sad times but I remain hopeful that we can overcome this insanity if we remain engaged, active participants.
Again, so true!
I’m all for freedom of speech. But – it’s sad when hate & prejudice makes it’s way through it.
Right now – with current happenings – it seems like childish bickering.
I thought everything was done by the law of the land – approved & all that official stuff. I don’t get it?
Happy Friday – Happy Weekend!
xx 🙂 🙂 xx
Yes, I’ve figured it out, they didn’t read my blog about playing nice in the sandbox. Of course if they were in a sandbox they’d be throwing sand at each other, well one of them would be! Sigh! Happy Friday to you too my bestest neighbor! 🙂 xo
This was an interesting post, Penny, thanks! 🙂
You’re welcome. Just a few words on the subject. Normal protocol (with the various pendulum stages that swing back and forth in government, except for the actual “closing” of the government)! They didn’t read my post about playing nice in the sandbox I guess! 🙂
hahaha… no, I bet they don’t read anything except the Washington Post, and then, only the funny papers. 😀
Or other peoples stuff! 🙂
oh yes, how could I have forgotten THAT !!! 😀
A very nice post Penny, in many ways – couple of points grabbed my attention though – but a bit of a spin to say it is democracy in action!…And..um…the whole world is watching but….um….that one really is a mystical comment there…..I think some might be surprised about how many are not watching around the world, both at media level and individually. I hope I don’t sound unpleasant there, not wanting to, but just wanted to make my statement! I AM watching though!
Hello Pirate, no, not at all, everyone everywhere should always have the right to voice their statement and opinions, this was my point too. In some countries this is not possible. My motive for this piece was to remind people of their own individual rights and the need to speak out, for the love of their home and their country. Thanks again for stopping by and commenting Pirate, xx
Thanks Penny! I did not want to be obnoxious, but I always do have that rebel grain in me. Your excellent post had points I have been looking at in a current draft, which pushed me to comment!
I am a proud American and I deeply love my country. My heart aches each and everyday seeing what is happening to our beloved country. Our individual liberties and freedoms are under attack. Pay attention, get involved, voice your opinion, understand what is going on and be prepared to fight for what you believe.
Yes, so well spoken Sheila, thank you! xx
I’ll always be proud of being an American, but I’m ashamed and disgusted by our elected officials.
Me too, my friend! 🙂
Innovative and creative. People can have opinions here, but most things go uncensored. That speaks volumes for liberty, and a writer’s rights..
Hi, and thank you, yes, yes it does!
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I’m concerned, I’m watching, I’m researching … I’m educating myself to that I know …. I’m part of that diversity in several ways. I am an American & I live in America.
Let’s get this done!! Yes, the entire planet IS watching!!!
“Right now we Americans and the entire planet are watching our democracy in action, perhaps at it’s worse but perhaps also at it’s best.”
………… at least we have a Democracy…. even at its worst, it is better than no Democracy at all. xxx
Absolutely true Roxi. Totally agree with you! xo
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