11. I deeply admire this man, but this is scarey stuff to millions who are election-weary.
It's not that they think that once they've voted, that the rest of governing will take care of itself. It's that this is tough citizenship stuff to hear for people who want to get on with the happy distractions of the holidays. My sense lately is that, as winter approaches, people need a break from engaging with power.
I'm called 'negative' and tedious because I also want the voters to press on. Besides pressing leaders to get some change in climate and renewable energy legislation, we've got to press forward to rescind major parts of the NDAA and Patriot Act that enable state and local officials to sic their police state on all kinds of public assembly in the forms of city hall sitins, Occupy, WalMart or Goldman Sachs protests. We've got to put a massive public stop to state violence against American citizens.