Wow. Thanks. I mean that in the most sincere of tones. I just hope that all of the folks standing in the shadows can find a political voice and speak out against what politicians are doing to our country. Every day I try to teach my students about why our nation is so great, even as I am forced to push, push, push them and teach to a test so that I can hopefully keep my tenure, benefits, and even my self respect. What makes this nation so great is that someone with nothing when they are young, someone who is born into poverty but has hope and a good mind can get a good education and bring themselves up in the world. THAT is what makes our nation so great...and that is what current politics are attacking. I say this a citizen and as a public school teacher. (And I am a good teacher, too. I have been teacher of the year, and my students KNOW that I care about them, even on our not so great days.)
I fear for our country, for as our country is headed...so went Rome.