There is Hope in Hope


Tuesday was a big day for Maine voters. We told the Republican-dominated legislature to back the hell off and stop trying to impose their democracy restricting agenda on the voting public of Maine.  The Republicans don’t like the idea of people who register and vote the same day.  Why?  Because these voters tend are young and more progressive than the Republicrats who rule the world and who want to keep it that way.  Heaven forfend that we should have any real progress.  Which leads me to ask:  if pro is the opposite of con then what does that make Congress?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             So a resounding NO to trashing 40 yeas of being able to register and vote the same day.   The law that allowed me to actually register and vote on my 18th birthday!!!!  Maybe that is what  has lead to my lifelong political geekiness.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh and another YES to local control.  The folks in Hope passed the local food control ordinance.   This makes town number 6 in Maine to pass this landmark ordinance.  Sedgwick, Brooksville, Penobscot, Blue Hill, Trenton, and now Hope!!!  And I do have hope. A lot of hope that this taking back of local control will spread and that the “just walk away” mentality will thrive.  More about my “just walk away” philosophy soon.  I do believe it is the only way to go in trying to change how life is evolving in this disposable culture.         


4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by willieparker on November 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM

    Tell them brother, hup!


  2. Posted by savingseeds on November 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM

    Great news for Hope! But the Local Food & Community Self Governance Ordinance is being challenged through a suit filed by the State of Maine and Walter Whitcomb, Agricultural Commissioner against Dan Brown in Blue Hill. Learn more at and


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