Our Collective Futures…

Snippet Banner   I will be the first to admit that the last eight years have not been America’s best. We were far too entangled in partisan warfare to really accomplish what is needed to keeping America the envy of the world.  And then there was the election of an extreme egocentric narcissist to be our future leader.

As many are saying now the USA seems to always take two steps forward and one step back. We are definitely n the “back” part in the coming years. Attached is a letter from President Obama just two days before he leaves the helm of our country. I especially like these words from the letter:

slice1So our collective future depends on our collective willingness to uphold our duties as citizens:  to vote, to speak out, and to stand up for others knowing that each of us is only here because somebody, somewhere, stood up for us.  And for the rest of my days, I promise I will be right there alongside you, continuing to do my part to build a better, more prosperous, more diverse and inclusive America—an America with a future full of hope.


(click on the image to see a readable version of the letter)

These words were also echoed by a previous president about 55 years ago when he told us don’t ask what the country can do for you but what you can do for it.  The collective willingness to speak out, stand up for others as someone stood up for us in the past. America if it has been anything is that is has always been inclusive but that is now in threat for the immediately coming years where we are told we must build walls to keep this country to ourselves.

I just hope there is enough of us willing to stand up for others in the coming four years.