Time to coordinate
OK, Occupy, we've made our point.
We are angry about a multitude of things. And, yes, we have changed the conversation and gotten the attention of a good portion of the general public, the media and even a bit of the government.
But now, we have to focus. We must use this momentum to work toward change. I believe this means rallying around a single issue.
Perhaps a good beginning would be to concentrate on the bipartisan concern of getting the money out of politics.
If we, as a movement, were to speak out about this particular issue, I believe the impact would be extremely powerful.
Imagine if all the signs in all the "Occupies" were to say the same thing: "Overturn Citizens United." Think of the impact.
At the same time, at the state level, those attending the occupy meetings could begin the process of creating a ballot initiative that would move to amend the Constitution.
We, the people, must participate in this democratic process that we are so lucky to have or we may lose it.
Bottom line: I don't believe just protesting is enough. It's time to focus, time to coordinate, time to act.
Vote yes on bond
Benzie Central Schools is putting a transportation and technology bond vote before the people Feb. 28.
This bond is to purchase some new school buses and upgrade the current technology.
We, as adults, are responsible to prepare the students of today for the future. In order to do this, we need to strongly support this bond.
Therefore, I ask everyone to vote "yes" on the Benzie Central Schools Transportation and Technology Bond on Feb. 28.
Let's all work together to get the students to school safely and prepare them for the future.