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I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to separate myself from the government, and in this placing myself as a powerless follower of my nation's leadership. If I want to see and make change this belief has to go.
I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to think that I will effect change within the system of our government with my perspective. I forgive myself that I have allowed myself to believe that my beliefs alone can help produce a better world governmental system.
I forgive myself for accepting and allowing myself to neglect participation within my country's leadership. I forgive myself that I have allowed myself to believe that the government is too large or too much more than I.
I forgive myself for talking smack and slandering the government, as if to effect change this way.
I commit myself to standing one and equal with my government.
I commit myself to realizing my potential within the leadership of the people.
I commit myself to hard work.
I commit myself to understanding how I can produce lasting systemic changes within governmental and bureaucratic agencies, and move the focus within from power/greed to actually serving the people, best for all.
Whether or not I choose to take this path with Code for America, I commit myself to learning as much as I can to empower as many people as possible to realize and actualize their participatory power in the context of government.