I have been told that I am too political. Now I do understand that this past year has been incredibly divisive, and not everyone shares my passion for political activism, but I will NOT apologize for wanting to be an informed and engaged citizen. Quite frankly I believe it is my duty as an American citizen to be informed and to participate in our democratic process to the best of my ability.
I do not have young children anymore, but I still care deeply about ensuring adequate funding for schools. I understand that paying my taxes is my duty, but I want to ensure that my tax dollars are going to be used in the best way possible. I am getting older and issues like Social Security and Medicare have a new importance in my life. I want to ensure that environmental protections will be put into place so that my grandson will still be able to enjoy this incredible planet.
I am always willing to listen to people, even those who hold different opinions from my own. I truly believe that these differences of opinion are what make our democracy so great.
I do understand that politics can occasionally make some people uncomfortable, but I absolutely will not apologize for caring about the way our country, MY COUNTRY is run. So to those people who say that I am too political – sorry but I am not sorry. We are all affected by the decisions made at the local, state, and national levels. We have to live with those decisions. I will not apologize if I choose to volunteer my time to circulate petitions. I will not apologize if I post on my Facebook about an issue or a candidate that I feel strongly about. It is not only my right – I believe it is my duty as a citizen to care. I will respect your opinion just as I hope you will respect mine. If you don’t like what I have to say then feel free to scroll on by – but you can bet I will continue to share my views, and quite frankly I hope you will continue to share your opinions too.