I Want MY Country Back

I have been watching the Tea Party political phenomenon lately. I am glad people are standing up for what they believe. We are a better nation when we do that.

So, I want to start a counter-movement. Because I don’t agree with much of what I am hearing.

I do agree on one point: politicians have become too chummy with special interests, and money is greasing the system for the big boys and girls.

But I don’t agree that taxes are inherently bad, or that a plan to provide health care for 30 million Americans without it is bad, or that legislation to protect the environment and begin to reverse global warming is a plot to turn us into Europe, or that global warming is a hoax.

And frankly, I am tired of people who seem to be winning the political battles–they have stymied majority Democrats in Washington–claiming they are victims.

I want MY country back, the one that cares about the sick, the elderly, the children; the one that dares to struggle to grant equal rights to oppressed people; the one where all religions (and none) are welcome; the one where owning a gun and being able to carry it into a bar is not the most burning civil rights question of the moment. 

I’d be glad to hear from you–if you disagree or agree. Or if you have a name to suggest for this movement.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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