"Freedom, freedom is a hard won thing and every generation has to win it again." This is a refrain from a civil rights song from the ’60s. My generation marched, staged sit-ins, spoke out and some even died to achieve rights for minorities, women and future generations of Americans.
Today we are old folks. We who fought so hard are tired, and what do we see happening? Young people are sitting on the sidelines while the voting rights, civil rights and women rights we fought and sacrificed for seem to be slipping away. Many of us are putting on our orthopedic shoes and marching again. We look around and see very few youthful faces.