Sunday, November 9, 2008

Ode to Democracy -- Jennie

Is America a great country, or what?

Whenever I get a ration of crap for supporting gay rights (like I did yesterday), I celebrate. Really.

When a friend of mine received an email, warning her that if she voted for Obama, she’d be answering to Christ Himself, I rejoiced.

Conservatives. Liberals. Freedom of speech is alive and well.

America may be young, but she’s not without an opinion, or without an opinion to contradict that.

Where else in the world can you vent openly—vehemently, even—with your mail carrier about the Wall Street Bailout?

Where else are motormouths like John Stewart and Bill O’Reilly not only tolerated, but idolized?

Where else is a (hilarious) blockbuster made about the president—while he’s still in office?

Where the third runner up contender for Miss Teen USA botches her interview so badly, she nets 31 million views on YouTube?

It’s November, the season of gratitude, perfect for counting our abundant freedoms. In America, we get to think what we want, and say what we want without getting our fingernails ripped off.

Gay rights?

Bring it on.


Christy Raedeke said...

What a difference a week can make - when I go back and read last week's post vs. this week's post I can tell that the weight of Nov 4th has lifted from your shoulders. It is a great country!

Anonymous said...

Inspiring words Jennie!