I am sure that many of you were in attendance at a Tea Party this past week. I am equally sure that anyone present, at any of the many locations nationwide, would willingly testify to the power of being in a large crowd of like minded citizens. It was amazing! It was not, however, an isolated day of celebrating being an American and exercising our first amendment rights. It was a beginning. The beginning of a movement, the beginning of an awakening of the American people. As citizens of this great nation, it is not only our right, but our responsibility, to make our voices heard. We owe it to ourselves, to each other, and to future generations to ensure that this country returns to the path which has guided us to where we are.
It is critical that we all take the momentum and energy we experienced last Wednesday and let it inspire us to continue fighting for our country. As citizens, we have to stand up for what we believe, and let those who we have given positions of power know how we feel and what we want. We cannot afford to allow the displeasure expressed on tax day to be the end of our statement. With that in mind, I would like to offer a few suggestions as to how we, as individual citizens, can continue to progress the cause.
- write a letter to the editor
- write to your congressional representatives (state and federal)
- start a blog
- talk with friends and family
- educate yourselves
- educate your children
There are many, many ways beyond these to get involved and stay involved, including finding groups or organizations that share you views to support and become active in. These suggestions are merely simple things that we can do on a regular basis as citizens to help make our voices heard. As I said earlier, it is not only our right as citizens to get involved in the process, it is our responsibility... and one every citizen should take seriously. Now, go forth and make your voices heard!