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Fri Apr 28, 2023, 04:53 PM Apr 2023

In our democracy every citizen holds an office with responsibility... [View all]

At least according to John F Kennedy:

"For in a democracy, every citizen, regardless of his interest in politics, 'holds office'; every one of us is in a position of responsibility; and, in the final analysis, the kind of government we get depends upon how we fulfill those responsibilities. We, the people, are the boss, and we will get the kind of political leadership, be it good or bad, that we demand and deserve."

And he reminded us that the goal of that responsibility is to create a nation that seeks to advance the condition of every citizen:

"For one true measure of a nation is its success in fulfilling the promise of a better life for each of its members. Let this be the measure of our nation." --"Special message to the Congress on National Health Needs," February 27, 1962


Today we are forced to watch news that reports the Republicans are taking away opportunities to move every person ahead. This really is not the end off our nation. But it most certainly is the point at which we all must ask our selves "What Have I Done To Fulfill The Expectations Of Our Country?"

The Republicans are out to destroy the Federal Government. Their approach is to strip the Federal Government of resources necessary to fulfill our goals, and to leave citizens frustrated, and disappointed by it's failures to address the needs of our fellow citizens. This they believe will make America Red, although that may be in tooth and claw in our social relations.

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