Friday, August 29, 2008

singular moment in history

From Hillary's run for the White House to the Obama speech last night and now McCain's Vice Presidential pick of Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska for his running mate, we are observing a singular moment in history. Equality, dignity, humanity, patience, long suffering, forbearance, persistence, and courage are playing out on a global stage and Americans are invited to participate.

Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best: "It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men (and women!), to put trust in ideas, and not in circumstances." For every woman who could not vote before 1920, for the toil of civil rights, for glass ceilings, and brave faces--please, please, register to vote if you are not already--and stand up on November 4th and show us what ideas you stand behind. The circumstances, barriers, and blockades are slowly and doggedly being removed. Now is the call to action.

Election resources and info here:

Faithful Citizenship

Rock the Vote

New York State Catholic Conference

League of Women Voters