Saturday, August 06, 2011

Government of the people, by the people, for the people

It's Saturday afternoon and I am just sitting here wondering what my husband is doing and how much he is suffering in the Texas heat. Temperatures have been well over 100 degrees for the past 2 months with no end in sight. Add 20 degrees to that and that is the temperature inside a Texas prison. Imagine being trapped in a concrete or metal box with no windows and no way out and being subjected to 100+ heat everyday and imagine knowing that even the simplest things that you try to do to stay cool like lying on a concrete floor or taking your shirt off, could get you written up. Imagine knowing that that second glass of warm water that you just drank is all you are allowed. Imagine knowing that because of the heat tempers are running high and simply winning a game of dominoes might be enough to incite a riot. Imagine knowing that your loved ones know exactly what you are going through and there is no way for you to contact them and let them know you are alright. And imagine knowing that your government whose very foundation is based on being a "government of the people, by the people, for the people" knows all of this and turns a blind eye simply because it can.

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