This country's in a pretty parlous state right now, with an administration that ignores the law and lawmakers too busy scoring political points off one another to care about doing something about that.
Under the circumstances, it's up to us as individuals, as well as groups of like-minded people, to "do what we can, with what we have, where we are", to paraphrase President Theodore Roosevelt. To emphasize that reality, here are some very pertinent thoughts from other bloggers over the past week or so. I very strongly recommend that you read each article carefully, and perhaps re-read it frequently.
- From Ace of Spades in late April: The Morning Report identifies major issues that require (but are not getting) serious attention.
- From Linda Fox, drawing on that Ace of Spades article: Death By A Thousand Cuts.
- From Divemedic at Area Ocho, three very relevant articles:
- And from Aesop at Raconteur Report, inspired by one of Divemedic's articles:
When our government can't, or won't, do its job, it's up to us to protect ourselves against their neglect as best we can, and to safeguard our families and communities against the consequences of their malfeasance in office. Nobody else is going to do that for us . . . so what are we going to do about it?