Absence of Outrage

Posted by Terri McCormick On August - 26 - 2013

There is only one way to change things: we the people need to vote for leaders who will represent us. And I do mean vote. 

Without citizen leaders who are elected to serve the people back home, we will continue as a pseudo-democracy resembling monkeys playing in circus tents. What we the people need to remember is how to restore the great experiment of democracy that was once placed in that shining city on the hill.

None of this may surprise you. You may be thinking this is just one more story of politics gone badly. You’ve heard it all before, and it’s getting to be a bit boring.

Have we all forgotten how to blush? Have we forgotten what it is to be American, or have we forgotten how to be courageous?

Do we understand what we have?

Do we, as a nation of individuals bound by the U.S. Constitution, too often forget that the document enumerates the freedoms of all men and women in this great nation under God? Or are we all too comfortable sitting in our armchairs, letting someone else make decisions, vote, and lull us into giving away our freedoms one at a time?

Terri McCormick bookCourage is not found in just those who ride out into battle or face down mortal enemies. Living each day well takes courage. Before I began writing this book, I was afraid—it is important that I admit that to you and to myself. I was afraid that speaking out would deliver problems to my door, problems that I could easily avoid by being quiet.

The larger problem, though, is that I was raised to face down my fears. In fact, it is now more important than ever that we all come together, to change the politics of the schoolyard bullies into what the courageous fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence gave their lives and sacred honor to create.

We need the press become the truth-seekers they can be, shining candles in the corners of dark rooms. We the people need to take our place as citizen leaders who vote, support integrity candidates or run for office ourselves.

Who knows? One day we just may get the government we deserve.

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About the Author:

Terri McCormick is an author, policy expert, educator, and former state representative to the Wisconsin State Legislature. Today, she offers her expertise in public and government relations through McCormick Dawson CPG Ltd., a trusted consultancy of independent contractors.

Ms. McCormick serves as president and CEO of the company, drawing from more than two decades of professional experience, a strong educational foundation, a host of industry-related publications, and a multitude of accolades, awards and formal recognitions. Holding a Master of Arts in administrative leadership from Marian University, and a Bachelor of Science in political science and public administration from the University of Wisconsin, Ms. McCormick received both degrees with high honors.

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