Over the past year, We, the People of the United States of America, have been inundated with buzzwords and sound bites, attempting both to get us involved and to keep us distracted.
Stronger Together. Historic. All of us. Isis. Protest voting. Believe me. Trust me. Spoiler vote. One percent. Freedom. Build a wall. Equality. Racism. Political Correctness. Grab ’em by the pussy. Socialism. Both a Public and Private Position. Liberals. Deplorables. Tone Down For What. Immigrants. Conservatives. Such a nasty woman. Revolution. Emails. Feel The Bern. I’m With Her. Make America Great Again.
Personally, the word that has most impacted me is Democracy.
The challenge to build a better democracy has always been there. This isn’t hearkening back to some better age; this is a new beginning, and your voice is crucial.
-Mark Ruffalo & Annie Leonard, “We Must Rebuild Our Democracy”
I spent the majority of my spring and summer in our nation’s capitol, fighting for a true democracy. Now, I am back in Tennessee, which has been my home for the past five years, and I am planning on doing something that many people think is crazy….