For two years we’ve endured the wacky world of an unhinged president and cringed as sycophants in Congress, like our own Congressman Tom Garrett, supported his self-serving agenda.
Now we’re on the brink of admitting to our highest judicial office a man who says he’s a victim of “revenge on behalf of the Clintons” in addition to other divisive, unsubstantiated, claims. Really? The current administration and his political lackies are chipping away the integrity of our country’s core institutions including, sadly, the Supreme Court.
I, like many among us, am infuriated with the wayward direction of our country. I, like many among us, feel helpless as I watch attacks on our nation’s rule of law, system of checks and balances, and simple common decency. I, like many among us, recoil as our “representatives” kowtow to this administration then dismiss, and sometimes vilify, constituents.
As Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said, “The Constitution does not say ‘We the party.’ It says ‘We the people.’ And if the people of this country want a check and balance, if we want a fair process, we need to speak out.” I’m speaking out by channeling my anger into action. For the first time in my life I will be an activist. I will vigorously support candidates for elective office who value country over politics. Candidates such as Leslie Cockburn.
I will Act Locally. I will volunteer. I will knock on doors. I will talk with my neighbors. I will donate money.
And I will vote November 6.
C. A. Zimmerman