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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 12:52 PM

Restoring the Integrity of Our Democracy

**Remarks as presented to the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, Boston College School of Law on January 24, 2017**

Not so many years ago, Robert F. Kennedy said:

“Democracy is no easy form of government. Few nations have been able to sustain it. For it requires that we take the chances of freedom; that the liberating play of reason be brought to bear on events filled with passion; that dissent be allowed to make its appeal for acceptance; that men [and women] chance error in their search for the truth.”

American democracy is a topic on which many incumbent politicians love to wax poetic.

We have all heard long sermons on the beauty of our democracy, the brilliance of our Constitution.
This is not one of those talks.

Our democracy is in trouble.

We have become bored with our politics.
So bored, in fact, that most of us would rather be entertained by it than read about it.
We’d sooner protest its shortcomings than take part in its healing.
I want to speak with you today about the immediate challenges facing our Nation;
The common good we share as a people.
The human institutions we have created — over time — to preserve, protect and defend our liberties.
The dignity of every individual person.

The State of Our Democracy'>>>

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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:09 PM

1. Can he reduce that 20 page essay to a bumper sticker?

Great advise and vision.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:12 PM

2. Probably not,

which may be a reason so few 'liked' him; TOO MANY thoughts.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:16 PM

3. The site doesn't help out either. All links to the story and the story's images are neutered.

* & @ symbols to prevent easily linking the pages and content elsewhere.

Counter productive in getting the message out, in my estimation.

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Response to ffr (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 01:18 PM

4. You're right.

Too bad.

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