Why I Fight…

Sometimes I rail against people whose lives revolve around the next big ballgame or the next episode of American Idol. sinead

And sometimes I envy them.

Every morning I wake up knowing I will find myself in some kind of fight. I never know where the attack will come from. Perhaps from a politician. Maybe from an editorial writer. Or maybe from some well-funded political organization.

No, I don’t know where it will come from, but the fight will find me before the day ends.

I’m not going to lie. Sometimes it becomes very wearisome. I mean, who wants to fight all the time? I would much rather watch a hockey game.  Or read a good fiction book. Or just meander through webpages full of sports statistics and celebrity gossip.

But I don’t.

Why?

Because I want Sinead, Brendan and Darian – my children – to live in a peaceful world where they have  some chance of living free to pursue their dreams.

If somebody doesn’t fight for them, they don’t have a chance.

2 Responses to “Why I Fight…”

  1. BR Gross EsqMarch 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Ditto, man. Ditto. I want neither of mine to grow up in Orwellian America or Mad Max America. Just a normal, free to live, love and prosper America.

  2. Ken KillMarch 29, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I paraphrased Your essay.

    Why I go on and on and on~~~~

    If I don’t do it, Who will???
    Sometimes I get irked with people whose lives revolve around the next big ballgame or the next episode of American Idol.
    And sometimes I envy them.
    Every morning I wake up knowing I will find myself in some kind of fight.
    I never know where the attack will come from.
    Sometimes a friend or relative.
    Perhaps from a politician.
    Maybe from an editorial writer.
    Or maybe from some well-funded political organization.
    No, I don’t know where it will come from, but the fight will find me before the day ends.
    I’m not going to lie.
    Sometimes it becomes very wearisome.
    I mean, who wants to fight all the time?
    I would much rather watch a hockey game.
    Or read the Good Book, {Bible}.
    Or just meander through webpages full of sports statistics and celebrity gossip.
    But I don’t.
    Why?
    Because I want my four [4] children, seven [7] grandchildren and five [5] great Grandchildren to live in a peaceful world where they have some chance of living free to pursue their dreams.
    If somebody doesn’t fight for them, they don’t have a chance.
    If I don’t do it, Who will???

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