Wednesday, April 20, 2011

No Chains !

This post begins with the news that my daughter's efforts
have succeeded in having the law of the small community in which she
lives to be changed so that
DOGS CAN NO LONGER BE CHAINED.



In thinking of her success...& I am SO proud of her perseverence...
I have been wondering how a society which views even
the suggestion of "torture" for interned terrrorists, who would
shoot any of us on sight, with hideous disdain could possibly allow
for the cruelty to animals.  Conumdrum?  Or lack of caring?


The photos of these dogs running free speaks volumes
(or is it volumns?) 
don't they?
All of nature's animals are born to be free. 
They are free of all worry or care, except of survival. 
Everything they need, really need, is provided by Mother Earth.

Unlike us.  We worry about everything. 
Does this mean we aren't free?


Someone recently wrote a post on "needing freedom."
I commented that along with freedom came responsibility.
Not even sure she wanted to get this serious.

But, I've been thinking about this quite a lot.
Real freedom for us humanoids requires a huge responsibility.
If we are not responsible, we must be apathetic.
And, who wants to be apathetic?

 Freedom is responsibility.
When you're free, you're automatically responsible for your own future.

It was difficult for my daughter, Vanessa, to step up to the plate on the
anti-chaining of dogs, not because she didn't truly believe in it, she did,
but because she is not a confident public speaker...in fact, she hates
speaking in public.  But she saw this as a responsibility, therefore, she did it. 

She did it...and she won!

This simplistic example can be extrapolated infinitely.

I see our President already beginning his campaign to be re-elected.
Why? Because he likes being President.
And, he has been a completely ineffective President.
Does he deserve to be re-elected?
Not in my view.

And, do we really have the luxury to allow our incumbent
"President" to quit being President so that he can
"campaign" to be re-elected?

We have our military, our press and our national interests
in danger every single day in wars which should have been
won years ago.  We sat & watched Jimmy Carter let the
Shah of Iran fall, which has led to the instability of the entire region
and the advent of terrorists.

Will people who agree with me take on this critical fight
and get out there and voice their opinions, speak to everyone they know,
campaign for someone else, believe the future of America is important
enough to get out of our easy chairs, believe that each one of us
can truly make a difference?

What do you think?