There is no
deus ex machina,
There is only
I hope we all meet this moment with fierce resolve. I hope we find reservoirs of courage and conviction inside ourselves we never knew we had.
I hope we select a few issues we're utterly committed to and hound the hell out of our congressional representatives and senators when they're in danger of being trampled. My priorities are:
1. Health care
2. Climate change
3. Civil rights
My rep is Steve Stivers. My Republican senator is Rob Portman. They're in my iPhone contact list now. If they hold a public forum in my area, you can bet I'll be there, asking questions. Making my opinion heard. Forcing the media to pay attention.
Find your reps here: http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com
So many of my illusions have been shattered in the last year. But I still believe in the kindness and decency of an enlightened people. I still believe that most people will do the right thing if they have access to good information.
I still love my country and think she's worth fighting for.
But this is America now.
Donald Trump is the president.
Who will we become?