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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:27 PM

63. Thanks, everyone!

I had a funny phone call/interview with a conservative reporter today. She said, "So, actually, you really didn't accomplish anything, did you?" Ha!

I told her that she needed to read Amendment #1, which provides for citizens to voice their concerns with the government. I noted that this is not only a right, but an absolute responsibility. More, it implies that elected officials have the responsibility to listen to citizens.

Area high school and college students were paying close attention to this little conflict. It was providing an uncivil civics lesson. Had my goal been conflict, rather than dealing with conflict, in hopes of resolution, I could have done damage to this politician's reputation. No politician wants to be called out by high school students, taking courses in the social studies, especially in regard to government.


One more point: I am the same very average, often cranky old man who has posted on DU for 9 years. I'm but a drop in the ocean of humanity. As Gandhi said, a drop in the ocean partakes in the greatness of its parent; it is when a drop wanders off in an attempt to earn an individual reputation that it dries up. What I did was, I think, important. But I'm not.

Thanks.

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