Well, technically it was yesterday, but who cares! It has finally come. When Mr. Bush was voted into office for a second time, I was still pregnant with my daughter. I looked to my husband and said, "Do you realize that our child will be nearly 4 when this guy is out of office?!"
The day has finally come, and our daughter will turn 4 next month. We don't have cable, or an antenna, so for all intents and purposes, we don't have TV. It was the first time in a l-o-n-g time that I missed it. Of course I listened on NPR, and as always their coverage was wonderful. Mostly I loved the "man on the street" interviews. Everyone there had an interesting story to tell. Although they didn't interview them, for me one of the most poignant moments came when they were talking about the Tuskeegee Airmen. One of the commentators noted that although they loved their country and served it with distinction, they didn't always feel that it loved them back. Yesterday, they did. It literally brought tears to my eyes.
So, I guess it is with renewed hope that I plug away at my calls to Congress, my letters to the media, and my written comments to the CPSC. I know that Congress did not intend for this law to cast as wide a net as it has. But unfortunately that is where we are, and if our government is truly "of the people, by the people, and for the people", then I have to trust that this unreasonable law known as the CPSIA will be amended or outright repealed. Let's keep the pressure on!