What have I been doing these past few months since school started? I took public issues, relationships marriages & the family, and first year experience. But my favorite class was public issues. (to all of my hometown friends who are reading this, TAKE THAT CLASS, YOU WON’T REGRET IT!)
Anyways, onto my point. In public issues we spoke about a lot of problems going on in our community (obviously, hence the name).
The very first day of class our professor told us that by the end of the class he’s going to have us wanting to create a revolution. And, to say the least he was right. That’s why I’m writing this. Now, I can’t teach you 16 weeks worth of information in this post, but I can hopefully inspire you to become a more educated, and informed citizen of your community. That’s what the whole class was about anyways.
I can’t remember the name of the person my professor spoke of, but he stated that we need a revolution around every 19 years. Why? Because that’s when the new generation emerges. Each generation needs to set their own rules so they can make the world how they want it to be. A revolution doesn’t have to be that of what we saw in the american revolution we so often hear about in our history classes. No, not at all. But what we need to do is stand up for what we believe in. Take charge and take action. Most importantly, at least to me that is, do it peacefully. We need to voice our opinion and show our congress, and our politicians that we mean business.
So what can YOU do?
- But before you vote, get educated thoroughly on what you’re voting for
- Write letters to your congressman/politicians/representatives
- picket outside the capital
- Before you picket, call the local news stations and tell them when/where you’re going to picket
- Tell all of your friends what you’re doing, maybe they’ll jump on board
- Go to local city meetings and voice your thoughts/opinions
Go ahead, get out there and do something!
You don’t even have to leave your computer. Use social media to spread the word on what you’re doing. Use the ever so lovely e-mail that you’ve been neglecting.
Just do it!
You want your freedom? It’s not a right, it’s a privilege, so make sure you can keep it!
the future of this country is in our hands, don’t ruin it because you ‘don’t feel like doing it’