It gives me hope, it really does.........We have to put all this energy with which we blog ALSO into writing letters, making phone calls, going to Tea Parties, starting NEW groups (stay tuned..?), seeing to it that good Americans with traditional values get GOOD, CONSTITUTIONAL, SUCCESSFUL AMERICA back.
Maybe we can start helping America by welcoming the Democrats who don't want socialism (see Matt's story below) to our blogs for open discussion, trying to understand their viewpoints on other issues, really explaining our viewpoints better, with less bravado (that would include me, I KNOW)........
I wish Liberals would understand that Conservatives don't deserve the 'all or nothing' label so many in the media and so many of our liberal teachers and writers and pundits accuse us of. Because we're against illegal immigration does NOT mean we hate Mexicans! Because we are totally against the new health care overhaul does not mean we LIKE it that some Americans don't have any health care! Because we support the Second Amendment does NOT mean we want the Wild West back! Because one anti-abortion nut killed an abortion doctor does not mean we who support life condone that! You see where I'm going with this? I hope all our blogs will welcome both sides and that both sides keep it civil. It's TOUGH these days, I know, but a divided America isn't going to cut it. Conservatives should understand that Liberals do love America, they just see it differently than we do. We need to know most Liberals do support the constitution. I long for the days of the O'Neils and Moynihans who we knew and loved America and put her FIRST but only argued in the implementation.
Lincoln said this: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearth-stone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Amen.