People watch TV as freedoms taken

I sit here today and write this because I realize now I am defeated. Not because of who was elected — after all, the people spoke loud and clear. Not because our current governor and president are waging a campaign against the people of this state and country to strip away our freedoms. Not even because both elected leaders are carrying out agendas that are designed to destroy this state and this country.

No, I sit here defeated because I now see the light. As long as the masses have their little pieces of plastic to fill their lives with what the capitalists say they need to buy they’ll never speak up. I am defeated because the majority of Americans and Washingtonians are content to sit in front of their TVs and watch the latest show while this country is taken away from them. I am defeated because freedom is being traded for governmental control.

But then I see the glimmer of hope. Yes, I was defeated. Yet, I refuse to quit. I live on to fight another day, to question these leaders. To ask and demand our courts not be made a mockery of. To support candidates and leaders who believe basic morals are not negotiable. To donate to people willing to lead this country back to greatness, Yes, I live to see America become a great country again.

I realize now I am not defeated, no, not me. Instead I have fours years to fight the good fight for freedom to again be restored.

Keith Becker

Lake Stevens

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