Unfortunately, all too often, what comes across as hard to believe is, in fact, true. But after I take a deep breath, I remind myself of a couple of things. One, we the people elected these folks. They ran, campaigned, and won and are now serving as our representatives. I’m sure years ago there were folks who thought I and my peers were questionable as well. So, for this moment, I accept the reality we have.
But that does not mean in any way, shape, or form that we the people have to silence ourselves and not speak up for what we believe is right, even if it's very different than what is prevailing at the moment. Bottom line, in the end: real change is often driven from the ground up. So enjoy your day however you decide to observe it, and let your elected officials know on a serious note how you really feel. Though it may not be the last "Fools' Day" of the year, here's hoping that we can shift the trend back towards seriousness and sanity in the days, weeks, and months to come. Happy April Fools’ Day to you all.