In humble attempt at casting this in the tradition of Socrates, a (slightly altered) quote:

"The unexamined vote is not worth casting."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Progress by Union

Can folks do more when gathered together than they can separately? Might that be more than a gimmicky-sounding idea of "unity" and more a calculation of possibility?

Well, that is the idea I'm left with after hearing our President's speech honoring the attitude and aims of Abraham Lincoln. May the speech be a hearty weekend dose of what's possible in our country, for anyone interested--and one that I would only preface with a quote of Lincoln's that Obama notes in the speech:

"The legitimate object of government is to do for the people what needs to be done but which they cannot, by individual effort, do at all, or do so well, by themselves."

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