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Pondering Democracy

We learn in school that pure democracy is founded in the theory of the basic human right to be heard. Democracies are based upon the concept of human equality. It is the cornerstone of the governance of such nations as … Continue reading

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Remembering The Holocaust

In the presence of oppression and tyranny, by not speaking out, we lose our innocence and morality. At no time in history was this statement more true than during the nightmare of the Holocaust. “The sad and horrible conclusion is … Continue reading

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“If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.”–Aristotle I deliberately chose the Aristotle quote to begin today’s … Continue reading

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Everyone who has been paying even scant attention to current events is witness to discord, and strife seemingly all around us. This disharmony is nothing new, but has been ramped up during the multiplicity of crises currently facing humanity. As … Continue reading

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Thinking About Democracy

My dayplanner notes that today is the “International Day of Democracy”. I wonder if it will be celebrated by the people in power. If it is mentioned by them, what will they say and do? People who love the democratic … Continue reading

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“You’re Free To Go” I heard the old song on the radio while standing in a queue to pay for a few items at the Dollar General store. One of those weekend country music countdown shows had featured the Jim … Continue reading

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Freedom Is Under Attack

My community is among others under serious attack by the current Administration. It’s painful to witness that the very hard-won freedoms our community has struggled piece by piece to achieve are at grave risk. Whether by executive order, aided by … Continue reading

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