Today, we thought about the last week; a holiday week for most. Beautiful weather, a really wonderful week.
On the 4th, while we watched Seattle's fireworks, we thought about this democratic experiment.
234 years ago, a small band of people, patriots all, took the greatest risk; they risked their lives "and their sacred honor" for a better life. For their children, for their grandchildren, and for us.
The gift and result of their sacrifice was our nation. And our nation, now, needs us. She needs you.
The ranting continues; Glen Beck, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, even the wannabe Speaker, John Boehner. They all think that by being obstructionists, and trying to deflect that obstructionism on us, that they will be elected back into control of the House.
They don't get it. The same old policies they promoted for 8 years, the very ones they promote now, is exactly how we got into this mess. And slowly, we are working our way out of them with the dedicated leadership of President Barack Obama and House and Senate that have the good of our nation first in mind. We are trying to move forward, not move backwards, which is exactly what our opponents would have us do.
That's not what America wants. America wants, we believe, to continue the mission of healing our nation in so many ways. Americans are hurting, we know this. The way out is to move forward.
And, to continue this mission, we need one thing.
Without you, the experiment cannot continue. Without you, the work cannot be finished. So, as we face the heat of summer, more ranting, and the fall election cycle, we ask you to rededicate yourselves.
When you approach the fall and the opportunities to help are many, think about what needs to be done, knowing one thing.
Without you, none of this works.
Without you, the experiment will not survive.
With you, we will continue the business of remaking America and preserving all the values we hold dear.
See you next week.
We Stand, With You, For Hope and Change
Lou & Carol Frillman