Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Need for a New Vision

I took the day off yesterday to re-work my blogspot and it was fun and kept me up until almost midnight! I must be losing it all together, but I can always blame it on old age, that’s become a great excuse for almost everything. But then I got up this morning determined to pay some attention to what is happening in the “other” world out there. That, however, may have been a mistake. The first article that caught my eye is how our faltering, sagging economy is particularly hard on seniors. Then, the 2008 deficit will set a new record – why am I not surprised at that??? Then the shootout in the Tennessee church! and this because of their liberal views? These types of shootings seem to have become a common headline in the past eight to ten years and that is truly disturbing. Then the latest report that there have been 22,000 veterans who have called the suicide crisis lines. This is heartbreaking and also very disturbing and says a lot about this war that this administration and John McCain continue to support.

I believe that we are desperately in need of a serious change in course and I also believe that John McCain is no where near the person we need to bring about that change. I do believe that Obama has the best chance to do just that. I think most of the country feels the same way. There will always be those who are terrified of anything new or different and who would rather stick with something they think they know – but probably don’t, in place of reaching for something, someone that offers a new vision, a new plan, a new dream for our country. It was those types of men that founded this country in the first place. So, if we really believe in the American dream, lets have the courage to be willing to try a different course when it is so frightfully obvious that this one is not working!

6 comments:

Rain said...

I feel the same way. We have to look for new ways to do so many things. It can be changed but it will take people caring and not being afraid of trying new ideas

Judy said...

Your blog looks wonderful and I love the music. I listened to all your songs and they were so soothing. I agree we definitely need change and I am sick of war. When I was working, people would fight change to the end. It always amazed me that they did that. We had a lady in our office that cried for 3 days one time because the supervisor changed our mailboxes and put our names on them and we had numbers before. I will never forget that.

patsy said...

yes!

Velvet Sacks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Sylvia. I don't know what your blog looked like before, but the results of your "reworking" it look really nice.

I agree with you completely about the need to elect a president with a bold new vision for our country. Judging by McCain's new (and untrue) campaign ads, he seems to share the Bush/Cheney mindset that American citizens are gullible enough to sit by and swallow all the self-serving pablum they want to feed us. It's time to prove them wrong.

Sister--Three said...

I am with you on Nov. vote! Count me in for making a change.

clairz said...

Nice new look--no more Seattle gray! Good music, too.