The 2018 midterm elections are behind us (save a few possible run-offs) but our activism should continue. This is my biggest flaw as a citizen. I stay abreast of current affairs. And as elections near I get more deeply engaged. But I have not taken the time to make activism a part of my world. No, everyone will not be on the frontlines. Everyone will not hold a political office. And politicians are not the only ones at fault for the condition of our nation.
Despite their flaws, our founding Fathers placed the onus on the citizen. If we don’t take the time to stay engaged, then we can’t get angry when ineffective and counterproductive policies go forth. The best news of the 2018 election cycle is that voter turnout broke records throughout the country. My prayer is that we all stay engaged in what’s going on. But my deeper prayer is that more of us find ways to stay involved in the process on a more consistent basis. Contact one of the local community leaders you’ve seen on television. Join the party you tend to vote for. Regular people sit on political committees. Why not you? Volunteer at a local school or nursing home. Stay active and involved!