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Helen and Margaret’s Pledge to America « Margaret and Helen

Helen and Margaret’s Pledge to America « Margaret and Helen.

This two women are rock stars in my book! They’re two 80-somethings who have been corresponding all their lives. At one point, their web-savvy nephew started transcribing the letters. They are just fine senior citizens. I hope they decide to run for congress.

Here’s there version of a Pledge to America:

I pledge that I will actually read the Constitution before pledging to uphold it.  And I pledge that if I am too stupid to understand its intent,  I won’t become a politician.

I pledge not to start two wars, give tax breaks to millionaires, ruin the economy and then get mad when someone shows me the bill.

I pledge not to be a hypocrite or a Tea Party Republican – whichever comes first.

I pledge to remember that religious freedoms apply to all religions including the lack of a religion.  And I pledge to remember that no matter how much I believe in my religion, I will remember that my neighbor believes in his religion just as much.  And finally, I pledge that if I believe in my religion too much I will keep it to myself.

I pledge to stop calling Sarah Palin a stupid bitch when she finally admits that she is too stupid to run this country.  At that point I will simply call her a bitch and let the stupid speak for itself.

I pledge that I won’t hate gay people in public and then sleep with them in private.

I pledge to accept the fact that John McCain really can’t pull his head out of his ass at this point.  It’s in too deep.

I pledge not to be shocked when Rick Sanchez announces his new show on Fox News.

I pledge to remember that there are 6 billion people in the world and only 300 million of them live in the United States .  And with 300 million Americans to choose from, we can’t do better than John Boehner?  Really?

And Margaret, my dear, I pledge that I will vote on November 2.  I meant it.  Really.

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10 thoughts on “Helen and Margaret’s Pledge to America « Margaret and Helen

    1. I tend to lean to the left, but not in a dogmatic way. I really think we have to learn to talk and to listen. Otherwise, we’re sunk.

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