This was a question that popped up on the Spells-for-Democracy list recently. Here, edited for wider relevance, is my response…
”Looking at the key question, “What can we do?”… it
seems to me that the best thing we can do is to call on those who
have lived for, and died for, democracy in the United States.
We can call on our Spirits and Ancestors. We can call on the
Founding Fathers to aid in breathing inspiration into our elected
officials. We can call on the Honored Dead of our Nation to guard
and guide our soldiers acknowledging that while we Honor the Fallen
of our Nation in our hearts we do not wish to see their ranks
We can invoke Liberty and Columbia and Uncle Sam in our rites.
We can in sacred space read from the Constitution, and the Bill of
Rights, and work that our words might reach every ear and heart in
I would suggest going to Pagan Religious Rights (dot) Org and
clicking on the Ritual link, and read the essay Celebrating Religous
Freedom by Diana Paxson…
I can also reccomend signing onto and reading some of the essays in
the links at the Religio Americana list….
just a few thoughts,
Beyond the Magick of spells and ritual, I believe that any responsible pagan citizen owes it to themselves to educate themselves about what is going on here in the U.S., to that end here are some useful and educational links….
Charters of Freedom ~ a website from the U.S. National Archives
Our Documents ~ a U.S. Historical Documents Website
Thocracy Watch ~ TheocracyWatch is a partner project of the
CRESP Center for Transformative Action at Cornell University
First Freedom First ~ First Freedom First is a joint project of The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and Americans United for Separation of Church and State to raise public awareness and promote education about religious liberty and the separation of church and state.
Free Speech Radio News ~ An independant news organization
Independant Media Center ~ Indymedia is a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.