I have read a lot of blog posts this morning mostly about people being sad or scared at the election results in the US.
Last night before the polls closed, Chris and I watched a short documentary on the Declaration of Independence by Danielle S. Allen. She reported that the calligrapher the Declaration of Independence, Timothy Matlack (May 28, 1736 – April 14, 1826) added some enhancements as he scribed the document. He capitalized the “W” in “We the people” at the end of the listed grievances against the King, and that really set off the “We” of the Declaration of Independence.
I, too, am saddened by the election results. In fact I was awake most of the night, feeling ashamed of myself for not speaking my heart during this campaign. I am not political in any sense of the word. I was born an American and will always be an American.
“We the people” can change our country. Our government founders gave us all a voice and the freedom to speak. We the people might have to start at the grass roots like Martin Luther King did for our country. He walked and marched in peace and brought about huge changes. Danielle S. Allen, who did the Declaration of Independence documentary, was born a citizen of the USA in 1971, a woman, highly educated and has black South African ancestry.
The world has had many heroes who made a lot of changes which tells us that We the people of the world can make a difference. Look at Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela.
If they can make a change the world, so can We. It is time We step up and start leading ourselves. It’s possible. The peaceful revolutionists have always been around and I’m sure number more than I could count or list.
In the US, We the people, are lucky to have a government that was so well planned out that a dictator is unlikely to ever come to power. The three branches of government help with that. Plus in four years, we get to vote again and start all over with a new understanding of ourselves. We the people number in the hundreds of million, We should not leave all governing to just a few.
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