Thursday, January 28, 2010

Did you watch the President's report to us on TV last night?

I didn't see it live, but I've watched in online and read through the transcript on the Denver Post.

Working with groups is frustrating, most of us have a difficult time getting even our own family to agree on simple things.

In our system of government the real power is vested with we the people, the common people, the grassroots.

What the President said last night, the formal Republican response, and then all of the discussion that follows consumes the attention of the country right now.

But a far more important event happens for us here in Colorado March 16 when there will be over 6,000 neighborhood gatherings where citizens will elect representatives and vote on resolutions.

It's a hard story for the media to cover, so it lacks the high profile of last night's talk.

We can't sit home and turn on the TV or computer and watch it live or recorded. It won't make the headlines the next morning. But it can be argued it will have far more of a lasting effect.

So thanks to the thousands of people in both major parties who are working hard right now to once more bring it about. If you want to help, call the local county office for your political party. And I hope you'll share what you experience with us here. If you create a blog or website for that purpose, I will link to it here.

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