It's a dog life
Over the past few weeks, we've all got a glimpse into the passions of some of our fellow Hernando County neighbors. Residents showed up in mass, 150 strong to raise their voices in protest of the euthanization of a dog names Zeus.
They barked, yelped and whimpered in protest of the accelerated life ending decisions and were determined to make sure the death of Zeus would not be in vain. To their credit, their actions resulted in significant public discourse, and hopefully will prevent future similar outcomes.
Recently, these same Hernando County residents had an opportunity to attend a well publicized public forum to draw attention to a $2.6 trillion theft of our retirement dollars, involving 535 members of congress, and four presidents over the past three decades; 15 Hernando County residents showed up.
Judging by the numbers, Hernando County residents were more passionate about the early termination of one dog's life, than they were about the 2.6 trillion dollar financial water boarding of thousands of working Americans, their families, and the communities they call home.
Now I'm not suggesting the fate of Zeus doesn't deserve attention, but I am suggesting an examination of our priorities may be in order when it comes to drawing attention to issues.
When 10 times more people show up to protest the treatment of a local dog named Zeus, than show up to learn about the $2.6 trillion financial water boarding of their own children and grandchildren; well Hernando County, with all due respect – doggonit, that just don't seem right.
If you want to divert some of your passion to this issue, you may contact the author of this letter at firstname.lastname@example.org.