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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:52 AM

We'd all like to think that ..........

our government exists for the “common good”, and or for the “will of the people.” In our hearts, we believe that while taking our tax dollars, the government will assure safe water and air, safe air travel, safe working conditions, and on and on. But, the reality has proven itself to be quite different.

This belief is much like religion, and I apologize to all of my fellow DUers who have steadfast faith. Many of us want to believe that a form of diety is going to allow us to attain some altered form of everlasting life, whatever that may be, just as we want to believe that our government is looking out for our best interests. We put our heartfelt faith in an unknown entity trusting that we will get the benefit.

But reality is often uncomfortable. In modern society, one could make the assumption that money and all that it can buy, both materially and personally, is the supreme ruler. Money is the faith of many, and has become the downfall of the “common good.”

We are at a crossroad in America. Prayer, to quote George Carlin (not that he was the absolute authority) is at best a 50/50 chance. Action is needed lest we become a satellite of Russia. Pray for our democracy if you wish, or stand up and take action. The country we love demands it.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” JFK

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