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Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, April 1, 2017
#Food For #Thought
Hey Everyone! :-)
I'm posting a link below to a Washington Post story about some recent legislation that was passed by Congress, though not yet signed by the President, and some of the public reaction to it. I think it's interesting not just on its own merits, but because it illustrates the attitudes and mentality of our lawmakers and the rising resistance to the status quo among the public.
As I've said before, people in the US are angry. And they are finding new and creative ways to express that anger. Frankly, the anger is justified, in my opinion, and I think the ingenuity demonstrated by reactions like the one described in the article is admirable. The phrase, "Hoisted on their own petard," comes to mind.
And I think that's probably a good strategy. Perhaps the main reason our lawmakers are willing to pass such outrageous laws is because they don't think they'll personally suffer the consequences of doing so. If we can show them that their assumption in that regard is in error, it's possible they might think twice about screwing over the American public in the future.
At any rate, I thought it was an interesting article and worth sharing. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter in the comments. Happy reading! :-)