Saturday, January 21, 2017

January 21 Thoughts- Inspired and Empowered

I was inspired and empowered today. I watched the Facebook posts of friends and family who were at some of the marches around the country. I was excited that so many people were standing up for their rights and the rights of others.

I watched the news and saw more people on the Mall in Washington today than there were yesterday. I watched a little of the feed on Facebook from back home in St. Paul, MN. A crowd of 60,000, three times the expected turnout, was exciting.

I saw several posts about people feeling empowered by the activities they participated in. They know they are not alone in their feelings and reactions.

THESE are the people that the press should be covering, in depth, and not the few who "riot" and are nothing more than destroyers of hope. But a peaceful protest, even of this size, is not "news." Or more to the point, it's not big news. It does not grab attention.

Even though it should. It is BIG news. THESE are the people who can- and will- be able to make a difference in the next four years. THESE are the people who will stand up for what is right. THESE are the people who have already made America great.

Let us learn to work together to maintain our dignity and wonder as a nation. Let us learn to work together as "we the people." In the end it has to be us, or we will never make it.

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