Friday, October 31, 2008

Seize the Day!

Yesterday while I folded laundry, I watched Newsies. I love that movie! And man, it makes me want to do something important. There's one song on there that I was singing all day yesterday, (poor Morgan) which I learned in a private school that I attended briefly.

Here are some of the lyrics.
Open the gates and seize the day,
Don't be afraid and don't delay
Nothing can break us, no one can make us
give our rights away.
Arise and seize the day!

Now is the time to seize the day!
Send out the call and join the fray!
Wrongs will be righted
If we're united.
Let us seize the day.

Friends of the friendless seize the day!
Raise up the torch and light the way!
Proud and defiant, we'll slay that giant
Let us seize the day!

Sheesh, it's like, inspiring! I want to shout to all the world, and be like, hey world, fight for your freedom! Don't wait until all of it's gone, do it now! Wrongs will be righted if we're united! And then I would break out in song and dance and everyone would join in and we would push the government off our backs and reclaim all those liberties which we have lost and neither Obama or McCain would become president because now nobody would vote for them because they would see that both are bad choices for our country and would send it spiraling downward in a giant fireball of doom.
Then I would whip out the constitution and show everybody what our country is supposed to be like, and all the things we have given up and things that have been taken away, and the nation, as a whole, would skip down the streets with great flair up to the doors of the White House to demand that our freedoms be restored. We would insist that we follow the constitution, which isn't outdated, because it was created, at the direction of God, to last through all ages.
Then, with brotherly and sisterly love we would hold hands and sing the chorus,

Neighbor to neighbor
Father to son
One for all, and all for one!

And thus we see that with a little bit of Newsies courage and a lot of wishful thinking, (mixed in with some musical talent) we could put our nation back where it should be. And with our liberties restored and our hearts musically uplifted we would find that morality would find its way back into the country. The family would cease to be attacked, marriage would once again be considered sacred, to more than just God, selfish ambition would be replaced with charity and long-suffering, the IRS would be disbanded since federal taxes are illegal and unconstitutional, we wouldn't need a rating system for movies because no one would stand for the filth that is put in them, people would know and care about their neighbors and life would be simple and happy.
The government may have closed the gates on many of our rights, but if there were enough people who recognized that and cared, and above all, ACTED we might actually be able to halt the downward progression our country is/has taking/taken.
And now I will jump down from my soap box and admit my hypocrisy. Have I acted? Well, I wrote and posted on the internet a silly fantasy and called out the government and people in general, on some of their scary actions, but I don't even think I can vote in the presidential election because I moved to a different state and apparently you have to re-register and the deadlines have passed for that.

6 comments:

Dean & Candice said...

Wow! I'm inspired! I watched it in my mind as I read it...I think you've got a screenplay on your hands!

Dean & Candice said...

...and wow, you must have a LOT of laundry!

Sara said...

I love that movie and know what you mean about the song. Loved your fantasy. If only it would happen.

Anonymous said...

I say, forget Hilary Clinton and Sarah Palin, "Melanie for President". And for the inauguration b all we could just forget about the 7 fancy balls around D.C. t he costs hundreds of thousands of dollars, we'd all just dance in the street and create our own music.

I'm ready.

Love, Dad Nelson

Treasa said...

If only life were a musical.

Christopher said...

Melanie, figure out a way to spread that love of freedom. What are we to do? There must be something, and now is the time. Seize the day, today!