Balance is hard. Balance is especially hard when the balance beam seems to be getting more narrow by the day. Sometimes balance is easier to find in the bright light of day after a bit of sleep, a good dose of sunshine and several cups of strong cofffee.
I allowed the article I posted a few days ago (see below) to tip me off balance. I didn't fall off the beam completely, I teetered and tottered (new words?) and my thanks to a very nice man who reached through the darkness last night to nudge me back on track.
I am still deeply concerned about this bill in committee, however. I think very many of our governmental agencies and programs which were originally created with the most noble of intentions have now been perverted to serve NOT the people of this country, but to serve and assist the government against the people--as we saw with the recent flap about the Dept of Homeland Security memo. Even though that memo was eventually withdrawn, I have a strong suspicion it will reappear, just with different wording. The same people who produced it are still there, including Napolitano.
I worry about things like that. Sometimes my worry pushes me a bit off balance, but, I have so very much to lose if everything falls apart in this country. I'm willing to be a "wacky right winger" if I have to be sometimes, but most of the time I think I do alright on the balance beam.