"Insuring that we keep rural America prospering is an important goal for our country...(M)any of the solutions to the challenges we face as a nation can be found in our small towns and rural areas..It's time to create jobs...[and]...renew the promise of rural communities ..."
The Rural Investment to Strengthen our Economy Act (Rural RISE Act) and The School Food Fresh Act promise great actions. While I want to be skepitical saying, "we'll see what happens," this constricting belief coaxes would-be activists into the deadly sleep of apathy; once you are apathetic, you are dead. Easily recongnized those dejected souls, once supporters of these measures, become idle bystanders. Doing so these Acts fail. Then, those souls see the lies they tell themselves become true reality. It truly does not matter if this time around if these acts pass or make an impact. What truly matters is that we do something. The rural US is dying . We hemorrhage towards a slow death through the hearts of our small towns.