Getting Involved — 30 Comments

  1. Thanks for linking to my post! I felt Tuesday and yesterday exactly what you felt. In awe of the strength of the people who stand up to defend freedom, and proud to be living in this country at this moment. Also, I’m so glad you discovered The West Wing, my absolute favorite show of all time.
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  2. This is beautifully written. I’m exactly the same way – ignored politics in my 20’s and now heavily opinionated in my 30’s. I guess I just thought that our country had things pretty much together, and then looked up and there were so many inequalities around. Really eye opening. Anyway, loved the post. (Oh, and I only just discovered Lost as well. Love it!)
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  3. I’m right there with you. I do not know enough to speak intelligently about politics but I do know what I believe and that was confirmed with the great news. I, too, am proud to be an American. And I need to become more informed!
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  4. I love that you went ahead and shared your opinion while respectfully declining to engage in political nastiness. I’ve started voicing my opinion more on my own blog, and living less fearfully about posting about faith and politics, but it’s hard to find a graceful way to say, “this is where I stand, and no, I don’t really want to discuss it.” You did so very nicely!

    • Thanks you! Personally, I hate the political nastiness & refuse to engage when people aren’t respectful. I’ve found it so hard to say what I said yesterday, but finally couldn’t keep it in anymore and decided, well, better now than never. Good for you for beginning to find a voice for yourself! It’s hard in a sea of so many conflicting opinions.

  5. I too spent my early young adult years avoiding the news and politics.And because of that,I am,at 42 starting to actually pay attention to what is going on in the news and political world.
    And to see such a strong example of someone standing up for what is right…it’s makes this old mama sit up a little taller.
    I am sharing your blog,as well as the one that was linked in your post,with my friends and even people that I don’t know.
    Thank you.
    (and if y’all are ever in Huntsville,TX,stop by..I am at the very least giving you a cheesecake)

    • Thank you so much, for reading, for sharing, and for sharing your thoughts. I think it’s important to talk about things, but to do so respectfully and intelligently – glad you are forwarding the conversation.
      And I’ll take that cheesecake! 😉 Mmm…

  6. I was saying the day after this happened that despite where you stood on the issue it was an incredible moment in history. To see so many people come together…amazing.

  7. I’m proud to be an American this week too! Yay for getting equal rights back in our state. 🙂 And yay to you for being brave and putting your opinions out there no matter the reaction. I think people will love you even more for being honest and true to yourself.
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  8. Even though I’m not American I guess I can be proud on your behalf?

    It’s great to see the world slowly moving in the direction of what can be loosely summed up by “everyone having the same rights and choices in life”.

    Great post!
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  9. Great post, Natalie! It has definitely been an incredible week.

    I love NPR too. Do you ever listen to “The Story” with Dick Gorden, or “On Being”? Both are awesome.

    P.S.Your comment on my post came through on my email,but for some reason it isn’t showing up on my blog – just wanted you to know that I got it, and I’m excited for you to try the cupcakes.
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  10. It was the same for me. I was so preoccupied with life that I really didn’t pay much attention to politics even though my husband is a political junkie and now I am too. I started really paying attention during George W.’s abysmal administration and my interest only intensified with the 2008 elections. Now I watch MSNBC and CNN obsessively. lol I watch my girl Rachel Maddow every night. Politics is kind of like really pertinent gossip and the best sports imho. Some fascinating and historic things have been going on in the news recently and I agree – the government should stay out of our personal decision making and it’s up to the individual to choose for themselves.
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  11. I think I need to pay more attention to issues overall both here at home and worldwide.

    I’ve tried to console myself by saying I’m too busy for politics or I have too much on my plate to worry about what’s happening halfway across the world but somehow its not working. Technology reminds me everyday that we are more connected than ever before and that what affects someone here has an effect elsewhere.

    Information moves quickly nowadays so its hard to not be “in the know” yet there are so many things that still comes as a surprise to me.

    Now is a good time for me to try catch up I think.
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