Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Love Democracy

The incivility and polarization that has occurred during this election year has been disheartening and grieves me.  As a nation, we have so much...but most of all...

I Love Democracy - 10/365

We have democracy...

Democracy is messy...and fragile...and not always clean and tidy.

Democracy is based on principle and a constitution which cannot be compromised...at times that can feel inflexible.

Democracy is imperfect.

Democracy allows for dissenting opinion, critical thinking, and diversity of viewpoints.

Democracy is a gift we have that is envied by many who have never known it.

Democracy allows the personal right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

I love democracy and wholeheartedly embrace the word of Benjamin Franklin:
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.


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