When my children were younger, I used to read them books for children about American history. I took them to Lexington, Concord, Boston, Gettysburg, and other historical areas. I wanted them to appreciate some of the great things our country had done and the sacrifices made for democracy and equality.
But it’s been too many Fourth of July’s since I have felt any pride in America. What would I teach my children now? What do you teach your children now?
And how will you answer your young children when they grow up and ask, “Why didn’t you do something to stop the government from turning this country into a surveillance state? Why didn’t you do something to stop the government from taking away women’s rights to control their bodies? What kind of country did you leave me?”
It would be too simplistic – and ineffective – to simply say “Oust the Republicans from Congress,” because there are too many Democrats who agree with them.
We need a more fundamental shift in our country to get us back on course. Will you be part of it?
#Restorethe4th is not a total solution, but it’s an important part. Get behind it and take action.