Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Divided States of America

I wish the world could function without politics and, most importantly, politicians, but that's not the case. I wasn't really following the elections, but I knew that things didn't look good. This morning when I turned on the radio and heard just a little bit about the results, I was upset, though. A divided government. Historically divided.


And I immediately called my husband to communicate that I think we'll have to spend that money -- the one I haven't wanted to spend at all -- to become citizens so we can vote in 2016.

Especially considering where we live right now. I think two votes may make a real difference. ;-)

Is spending close to 2K for that reason worth it, I wonder? I don't really know. Probably not, but I want to be engaged in the future of my "adopted" country, and that's one important way to do it.

I'll let you know if we decide to take this next step in becoming part of this country.

(I guess you can tell I've got very mixed feelings about all this)...

1 comment:

Heidi said...

It's interesting to me to hear it when people are worried about a divided government. In many ways, I've always believed, and still believe, that our country was set up to be able to have a divided government precisely as one of the checks and balances that keeps an extreme group from total control.

I'll be interested to hear what you decide about citizenship!