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There are many things that hurt us in life. People are flawed by their
very nature. We’ve all been hurt, it starts early in life. A best
friend who decided to be someone else’s best friend in kindergarten. A sibling who did not share
with us. A parent who spoke harshly and hurt our feelings. As we
grow, we discover that someone in our school has stolen from us. Or
someone told a lie about us. We discover that some people cheat on tests.
One especially awful scenario, you discover that the significant other
who promised you good things lied to you. You are left with a broken
heart. The list continues to grow throughout life. People that we
thought we could trust turn out to be untrustworthy. Jealousy, greed,
pride, lies, cheating—all these things can hurt us. I think the worst
of the hurtful things we can experience is betrayal.
Betrayal seems worse because someone who knows and understands what
they are doing and who knows and understands the negative impact it will
have…intentionally does evil toward us anyway. A President who says
one thing and yet constantly does another. A President and Congress who
flagrantly show their disdain for the Constitution and the laws
of the country we love. The missing people in Wisconsin have betrayed
the trust of the people of Wisconsin. The missing teachers in Wisconsin
have betrayed the students and the parents who pay their salaries.
There is another kind of betrayal, the “Lazy Betrayal.” I was part of
the “Silent Majority.” I didn’t care for politics. I voted, and I
tried to do some research and decide on the best person for the job…but I
did not put a LOT of time into it. I did not watch debates, and most
of the time, I refused to watch the ads and commercials of people who were running for office. I shouldn’t have.
I betrayed my daddy who fought in World War
II for freedom and liberty for all Americans. I could not be bothered
with dirty, nasty politics. I betrayed my stepfather who served in
WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. I betrayed my husband who served in Vietnam.
I have betrayed all the troops who served because I did not do my part
here at home. I have betrayed my country and my children and my children’s children.
I have not put forth the effort to be sure that the votes of our troops
are counted. I have not been informed enough or active enough to
ensure that those who serve and risk their lives do so only because the
politicians we have serving here are the very best we have to offer.
This was a “Lazy Betrayal” done through my own ignorance and my laziness
to get involved and informed.
I was a part of the “Silent Majority,” and I was lazy. I was secure
in the life that so many fought for me to have. Everything was great
here—in America. Nothing bad could happen here. I was ignorant, lazy
and silent. I will be silent no more.
I realize now that I have a responsibility to be an American.
I have a responsibility to my country and my countrymen. I have a
responsibility to my neighbors, my family, and society. I have a
responsibility to all the children of this great country and indeed to
all the generations to come after. I have a sacred responsibility to my
children and grand children. As God is my witness... I will do my best
to guard the sacred trust of this great country from this day forward.
It’s bad to betray your country. It’s worse to betray your God. Bad
to betray your parents and ancestors who fought for this country. Bad
to betray ourselves. Bad to betray our neighbors. Unforgivable to
betray our children and grand children. Totally and completely,
unforgivable. God help me, I won’t betray them anymore. This blog is
original to me.
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