• Bob Dickerson

Do Your Part

Two days before 2020 ends, here’s what’s on my mind. I’m praying for better, planning for better, positioning myself and mine for better but, I’m also buttressing myself for worse.


Why? The reasons are evident. Lines at food banks, antics in congress, the virus continues, and the people are confused.


To see so many people in lines receiving food is certainly disheartening. We’ve always known some people who were “food insecure,” but that number has grown exponentially. People need help! If you are able, please do your part to help.


But our charge, beginning day after tomorrow, is to make sure that next year, the year after next, and the one after that is better, not worse. Let’s think, plan, act, and work to make that happen.

These antics of the folks we elected are ridiculous. Playing with American’s lives and livelihoods for political purposes is simply wrong. No matter what party you identify with, you must see this for what it is and, what it is, is dangerous, sinister, and Un-American. Unless the voting public, average everyday citizens, start to think for themselves, increase their knowledge and awareness and stop just following parties or individuals, we’ll continue to accept and, in many ways, condone this behavior. Voters must know what and who is good for them. Voters must understand policy and philosophy and, more importantly, understand when promises were kept or broken by those elected to office.


While we’re consumed by congressional ineptitude, or worse, an intentional smokescreen, we obviously don’t have the right focus on our blindside. Russia, and perhaps other enemies and competitors, hacked us. Espionage is the way you get secrets, plans, and information. We should all be concerned that these enemies are among us. The truth is we don’t know, and our divisive partisanship makes it easier for our enemies to infiltrate our institutions, our government, and our defense apparatuses.


Many would say that 2020 was the worst year ever. I certainly wouldn’t argue against that suggestion. But our charge, beginning day after tomorrow, is to make sure that next year, the year after next, and the one after that is better, not worse. Let’s think, plan, act, and work to make that happen.



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