Vive la Révolution!

I saw the first woman president today! I’ll back up…

What if everyone had good jobs? What if we as a people all cared for and about each other? Were accepting of one another. Didn’t try to impose belief systems upon one another. I watched my 10 year old girl perform at her elementary school play as George Washington (first woman president!) and it was insightful. Raise your hand if you know why there was a revolution. Welp, I’ll give you a hint. It wasn’t freedom. It was freedom of religion. Specifically freedom of the religion imposed upon subjects of the king of England, the only religion allowed. I know there was lots of other “stuff” the taxation without representation and, and, and — but it was really that specific thing. I didn’t know that until I learned it in 5th gragde, today. The blue coats, the rebels, your round pegs in square holes wanted to practice whatever religion they wanted. Lots were Christian but many were not and they were all blue coats, rebels, round pegs, together. On April 18 1775 “the short heard around the world” started the beginning of the American Revolution.

I’m not a very religious person, I don’t go to church unless someone is being celebrated. Hell, I’m not even an American citizen but I care a lot because I live here and my kids live here. In today’s climate I think this is important. People are being tortured and killed in the name of religion. Wars around the world are being fought about religion. As men of questionable character are poised to take over the leadership of these United States lets all remember that we DID fight a war in the USA over religion so we’d never have to do it again. A war that protects your freedom of religion no matter how you pray or worship. So keep your eyes and ears open. If you see something, say something. Be kind to each other and go see your kids when they are in a play at school. It’ll make you smarter and more kind, you’ll raise kids who are kind and who in turn, will make better the generations to come.

Vive la Révolution!