...the good people who have had children taken by CPS without due process...to DSHS (David and others who spend state time reading my blog and trying to get even with me through threats to the family)...to the press who monitor my blog (including the liberal Seattle bloggers)...to Lisa's extended family that has been needlessly going through hell...to my grown children who see this blog...and to Little Lisa who I have never met but love...
One of my greatest causes for thanksgiving is the liberty we have here in America. I have traveled the world and I love my country. I love the people. I love the rule of law.
This year I sat down with a despot in the Philippines. I reported my whereabouts to the Communist Chinese police. I gave school supplies and medicine to children in Honduras. I voted on the Senate floor. I had my picture taken with Ron Paul, worked for Mitt Romney, and voted for John McCain. I have hugged each one of my ten grandchildren and write this blog, in part, so they will have a remembrance of me.
But, life becomes really full... when you fight for something good. Isn't that what gives the living of life meaning?
I want a responsive government that is open to scrutiny by the people. I want government to be better than it is. I want simply to help people. And, for me, the best way to do that is to go after what is right and good. Fighting for the rights of others is a passion that, for me, is also a duty.
In our turning to God in giving thanks this holiday, let's pledge to keep moving forward. And, for you at the top of CPS...you need to get a soul.