Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Being the Change

Change in Washington is a good thing, for leadership has been sorely lacking in various branches of the federal government. But while leadership is so very important, it is the people who will make the difference.

What are you going to do to make a difference? We must not sit around waiting for leadership to emerge at the local, state or federal levels. We must as a community arise to the challenge and make something happen in our very own communities.

Yesterday on NPR I heard a story about young people in Detroit taking large area within Detroit to grow vegetables in communities where there are more liquor stores than groceries stores. Acres where burnt out houses once stood have been transformed to acreage of life-sustaining good.

I was incredibly heartened by this NPR story and believe that only actions like this, where people take back their communities, will matter most. It has been the only thing that has made the difference and it will hence forever be.

Government is very important for setting national and international policy, but without the enactment of people government makes a welfare state out of the many. We are a government by and of the people and this require continuous action of the same.

Be the change you wish to see.

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