You Can, and ARE Making a Difference

Posted By on April 21, 2010

This morning I was listening to one of my favorite, okay my favorite, morning talk show program and the host was actually sounding a little discouraged. He mentioned a sense of an encroaching darkness covering our nation, and almost was yielding to a sense of doom. Well, if I could speak to him I would give him a great amount of encouragement, and even use some of his own terminology.

Let’s start with the “light” and “darkness” comparison. Light is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. And that is PERIOD! A simple look at nature reveals that light is ALWAYS more powerful than darkness. Consider this, you can construct a “dark room,” and – yes – it can be totally dark. But light even the smallest candle, turn on even the faintest of lights, and what happens? The “dark room” is no longer dark. PERIOD! Even using “red” light destroys the darkness. I may not be able to see everything clearly, BUT I can see enough to get around.

Remember what we began a mere 13 months ago. A year ago March we began with “We Surround Them” meetings all across this great nation. From these grew the 9/12 Groups which have strengthened and enhanced the Tea Party. In ONE YEAR we have watched “Republican” or conservative candidates WIN in almost every election, EVEN the special election to fill the seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy. Did any of us imagine in March of 2009 we would ever see that happen? Did any of us ever imagine we would see a Republican governor of New Jersey, again? Could any of us have imagined the great floodtide of “retiring Congressmen and Senators? I know I couldn’t have.

We really do surround them! They, the elected officials, are coming to realize they really do have to answer to us. People are actually reading the Constitution, studying American History and speaking out publicly. The American public is arousing from its stupor and casting off the bonds of apathy that have held us captive for too long. The “powers” that be, and the media elites are fighting back with a new fervor and animosity, but most of the viewers and listeners are seeing through their hype, misinformation and outright lies.

At Chanukah we celebrate a renewed dedication to our faith by observing the power of light. On the first day the Chanukah menorah has only 2 lights lit, the shamash and the candle for the first day. Then each day we add a new candle until there are a total of 9 brightly glowing candles. While we don’t use this as a sole source of light, the beauty and intensity of the light grows with each passing day.

The same holds true for us today in America. Just one of us can, and is making a difference, BUT there are thousands and millions of us raising our voices. Each of us in turn should be sharing our “light” with our neighbors, friends, family and those we meet each day. When we do our “light” will become “blinding” to the politicians.

In the RATTLE Pledge the “L” stands for Link you faith to your love of this country. Your faith, whether Christian or Jewish or whatever, will empower you. It will encourage you in the midst of the darkness. I will strengthen your resolve to persevere in the face of adversity. It will feed your “light.” We cannot win this without faith and, in the words of the Founders, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence…” We will succeed, we will take back our country, we will prevail. AND, we MUST “mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

We truly do surround them. Don’t lose hope, and don’t let your light dim.

Click here to read the RATTLE Pledge.

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