You Are Now in Bedford Falls
After digging through my video collection (which honestly isn’t all that huge) last night, I finally found my copy of It’s a Wonderful Life and had a chance to have my traditional viewing prior to Christmas. This year was the first year I’ve watched it since I’ve started law school. This year, different items caught my eye.
The biggest thing I noticed this time around was the stark contrast between Bedford Falls and Pottersville, the “alternative reality” to the city that could have been without just one person. If George Bailey had not lived, Pottersville, rather than Bedford Falls would have been. Hmm.
Fresh out of Constitutional law, I’m starting to wonder more about just how important it is to elect fantastic local, city, regional, state, and national leaders. What if George Washington had not been our first President? And, what makes a city great?
Well, DUH! It’s the people! That’s my favorite thing about It’s a Wonderful Life this Christmas–that just one person can make a difference, a HUGE, cantankerous, in your face, awesome difference!
I just sincerely hope that we will be in Bedford Falls later this morning when the Senate votes on the 2,000 page healthcare bill that no one has read, rather than Pottersville.