Monday, November 3, 2008

Hope in action

I have been afraid to hope for the last two years. Afraid to hope that maybe, just maybe the American people might vote for real, substantive change. After the presidential elections in 2004 I felt so deeply disillusioned by the voting and non-voting populace that I lost hope.

But now... I am finally feeling hope leak out through my pores. I am finally thinking that there might be a reason to believe in the better angels of our nature.

I don't know what will happen tomorrow. I do know that each and every one of us has the chance to have our say.

Get out and hope. Vote.

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1 comment:

  1. It is possible that the act of voting could be viewed as an expression of one's hope. It is my guess, however, that for the vast majority of the electorate, in most places at most times, this connection is far from a prominent feature of the act of voting. Perhaps in this country at this time, the rare may become the common.


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