|Good grief, I'm sorry I asked|
This year, (not unlike other years) I gave my time and energy to patriotism, in the spirit of what I believe, and that which has crumbled and deteriorated. Its all about our rights as Citizens of the United States, founded through something called the Constitution.
It doesn't matter wether you are on the left, or the right, somewhere in the middle, or off the radar completely. If you are working hard to achieve your goal, for what you believe in, then you are a genuine gift to society.
My shock and disappointment in so many local citizens manifested because I had the gall to ask people to sign a petition. Throughout my signature gathering endeavors, I was cursed at, flipped off, scoffed at, followed on foot, and subjected to tantrum throwing people (in public), who happened to support a different view point, or no viewpoint. World hate and local hate seems to be a disease without a cure.
On the flip side, (which is just as disgraceful) some democrats have faced similar dealings and horror stories, when doing same, for their party, and their beliefs. Some actually apologized for the actions of others. The anger that is displayed on both the left and the right, unfortunately, is repeated, time and again, by the citizens (through their own admission) that aren't even registered voters.
Throughout my lifetime, when solicited to sign something, listen to a Jehovah Witness at the door, handed a leaflet by a person trying to effectuate a cause, asked if I want a spritz of perfume, put change in a plastic cup held by a homeless person, etc.....I either politely accept, decline, or keep walking.
Something I don't do, is turn into a vicious, hateful thug, right out in plain public view, to berate, harass, and scold any person with whom I do not agree. The acts of name calling, hissing, and shouting were plentiful this year, falling off the lips of the "Republicans have destroyed the world" leftists, who are so consumed with anger and hate, they forget to actually vote. They "won't vote" "don't vote", "aren't registered" yet have the most hysterical outbursts of all.
While I certainly support the First Amendment , and am a staunch advocate of those who dare to question government, and don't believe any of these outbursts rise to criminal intent, I remain perplexed at the outrage in society, which is directed at those very people who are trying to change it, for the good of all people.
Dear Lord, please cleanse the souls of these unfortunate people, whose spirits have been infected by hatred and blame. During this time of lent, I pray that at least one of these haters, will have one less outburst , directed at an American Patriot, who is trying to be part of the solution. Amen.