Thursday, January 04, 2007
The Consequences of Change
In November, America voted for change. Today, the 110th U.S. Congress convenes to begin that process of change. I for one, embrace and welcome the consequences of change. Many in the right wing media have been falling over themselves since the election, speculating and criticizing the Democratic "agenda" long before the 110th Congress enters the Capitol building. They vilify and demonize the new leadership, and speak of concepts of oversight, hearings, and the return of Checks and Balances with fear and disdain. These right wing apologist sheep hate change, they don't care about the will of the American people. They continue to promote the politics of hate and fear, all the while cowering like frightened children, well aware that change is coming and there will be consequences that are inevitable. And necessary. Iraq, Afghanistan, a thorough 9/11 investigation, the Downing Street Memo, the economy, voting and election reform, National security, the truth behind The Energy Task Force, education, ethics, government spending, and health care are all on the table.
If change leads to hearings which leads to investigations which leads to the truth, I welcome it. If revealing the truth requires leaders, representaives, and other elected and/or appointed officials to be held accoubtable so be it. Regardless of their political stripe and party affilation. All members of Congress take an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This oath needs to again taken seriously. I feel that all members of the House and Senate, should also take an oath to tell the truth whenever they are in session.
As the Democratic Majority begins the process of change, be mindful that this path can be molded by us, the American people. It doesn't end on election day. Continue to call write and demand results from your elected officials. Keep informed, speak out, speak up, and encourage others to do the same.