Carol of No Sheeples Here asked me if I would like to promote the launch of a new Web site today called the 9/12 Mom’s Network. She has a lovely video entitled, “America Is Me,” to inspire people about this venture. The link there goes to a squeeze page where you have to sign up to be on their e-mail list before proceeding — if there’s anything past that page; I don’t know because I didn’t want to sign up without getting more info first. I hope they have analytics installed to see if a lot of people bail at that point.
It certainly looks like a worthy cause that is being carried out by people who are fighting to preserve the ideals on which America was founded.
I have to admit, though, I’m not sure that they include me in their idea of America, solely because I am a lesbian. What is it like to feel included automatically in things like this? It looks like it would be all kinds of encouraging and joyful and that feeling connected with so many like-minded people would be a very happy, purposeful feeling. What does it feel like to feel certain when you walk in a door like this that everyone will welcome you?
I do not have as many civil rights in America as illegal aliens do. Yet I am descended from colonists who built this country, including one who stayed with Washington at Valley Forge that fateful winter when the future of America hung in the balance.