Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Husband Wants to Move to Alaska....

I haven't been much fun lately. Now I realize that I have been fighting off a terrible cold, because I finally came down with it today. My mind has been lethargic and I haven't had the energy to even have a meaningful conversation. So, last night as I was ambling around the house in my pre-cold fog my husband springs on me, "I want to move to Alaska."

Putting aside the fact that I would literally die of cold in Alaska, something about it seemed appealing. Now, I am not a highly political person, and I certainly am a more hopeful than fearful person - but some of the headlines lately have made me want to run. Run away from a system where our tax dollars may be used to fund the taking of human life at it's most vulnerable. Run away from "Representatives" who unapologetically indicate that children pose a challenge to repairing our precious economy and therefore must be controlled.

My husband's sentiment reminds me of how the early pioneers of this country must have felt. How they were so compelled to leave the tyranny of a government that spoke for them that they gave up everything that was comfortable, everything that they had previously known... to be free.

So knowing that we cannot give in to the flight response - our only other option is to fight. To fight physically with our bodies (in the way of letter writing and protests) and to fight with our words. To use whatever public outlets are available to us to vocalize our opposition to these tragic policies. It has always been my feeling that we could eliminate abortion on a grass roots level by changing minds - usurping the government processes completely. So let's start the dialogue. There has to be common ground. If not, perhaps we would be happier in Alaska.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not that deep of a thinker. I just want to make make beaver hats and fish.

Sharon Kieffer Steele said...

It seems wildly ironic to say that you are not a deep thinker - and that I am. Hahahaha!

This day is killing me. :( blaaah!

Betty Duffy said...

You guys are both deep thinkers and I hope you'll reserve the igloo next door for the Duffys

Sharon Kieffer Steele said...

Sister, your post regarding community speaks to a great desire in my heart for the family farm. I just don't want it to be in Alaska where it is dark all the time and the temperature never peaks above freezing. Grant's idea about hunting, trapping and mushing can just be ported over to read growing, harvesting and communing - and I am THERE.

Especially since we have spent 2 days sick and in front of the tv. I feel dirty.

Anonymous said...

you gotta have ear flaps your on beaver hats. deep thinking is optimal when your ears are covered and your dome is warm.

btw, almost half of Americans want to live somewhere else... click here

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