Sep 15

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To honor the Constitution, let’s help schools create savvy citizens



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At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, a woman approached the eldest delegate, Dr. Benjamin Franklin, outside of Independence Hall. She asked whether the framers had created a monarchy or a republic. In reply, he told her that America would be “a republic, if you can keep it.”

Dr. Franklin’s brief response captures a vital, often overlooked aspect of one of the key ingredients in making our democracy work: an educated and engaged citizenry. In a democracy in which the final authority rests with the people, our local, state and federal governments will only be as responsive and great as citizens demand them to be.

Over two centuries after Dr. Franklin’s remark, many believe that the democratic process he helped create is growing incapable of meeting America’s great national challenges. A recent study conducted by the Pew Charitable Trusts reports that only a third of Americans trust the federal government as an institution. This distrust is understandable among generations that grew up in the shadow of political scandals, increasing ideological polarization, and financial crisis.

Knowledge of our system of governance is not passed along through the gene pool.

When this distrust leads to disengagement, cynicism, and a national attention span that fails to see politics as much more than a series of elections and scandals, it distracts from the many challenges that we as a society must face – and can only face together through civic and political engagement. The great national challenges of our time can only be solved by an engaged citizenry knowledgeable about our problems and how best to solve them.

Those who blame our democratic shortfalls on a media failing its responsibilities, the proliferation of money in politics, and politicians serving narrow interests rather than the common good are not wrong – all these are very real threats to American democracy. But all three of these threats, and others, would be ameliorated by a more knowledgeable and engaged citizenry.

Teacher’s corner

In what ways does your school and community prepare all students to become active, engaged citizens? Is your school’s student government an effective avenue to address issues facing students? Use this lesson to analyze the presence of democratic principles in your school.

Knowledge of our system of governance and our rights and responsibilities as citizens is not passed along through the gene pool. Each generation of Americans must be taught these basics. Families and parents have a key role to play, yet our schools remain the one universal experience we all have to gain civic knowledge and skills. That is the civic mission of schools. Only through education – which spans well over a decade of a child’s life and encompasses both that which takes place within the classroom and outside of it – can we ensure that every young person can live up to Dr. Franklin’s challenge.

Sandra Day O’Connor served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1981 to 2006.  Lee Hamilton served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1965 to 1999. They are co-chairs of the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. This post is excerpted from the report “Guardian of Democracy: The Civic Mission of Schools” issued today by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, The Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics, the National Conference on Citizenship and CIRCLE. Electronic copies of the full report are available online at www.civicmissionofschools.org.



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  1. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  2. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  3. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  4. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  5. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  6. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  7. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  8. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  9. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  10. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  11. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  12. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  13. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  14. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  15. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  16. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  17. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  18. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  19. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  20. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  21. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  22. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  23. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  24. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  25. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  26. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  27. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  28. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  29. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  30. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  31. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  32. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  33. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  34. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  35. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  36. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  37. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  38. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  39. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  40. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  41. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  42. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  43. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  44. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  45. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  46. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  47. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  48. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  49. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  50. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  51. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  52. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  53. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  54. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  55. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  56. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  57. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  58. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  59. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  60. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  61. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  62. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  63. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  64. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  65. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  66. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  67. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  68. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  69. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  70. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  71. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  72. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  73. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  74. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  75. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  76. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….

  77. You can’t make people learn. It is not so much any one’s responsibility to teach civic knowledge and involvement, but the wide open desire to know and be involved. This direct route suggested, i.e. that this must be taught, is a familiar bell rung by those in authority down upon others which upsets the appetites, whether its a sweet bell ringing or not. In other words, one can only coax by creating an environment that stimulates the unseasoned appetites. The appetites are fully capable of seeing to themselves when aroused appropriately. When not, they find other outlets such as souring bergamot tea at midnight parties.

    You are not going to increase the desire to be involved while mass unemployment persists, the middle class standard of living continues to decline, and young people particularly become apathetic because the promises of education all too often go unfulfilled…while the national outlook, even the global outlook pales. You at least should be aware of the broken promises of law schools–and that’s the fate of those who drew the better lots. It’s just not worth a Continental….

    It isn’t a matter of knowledge, but of having become disconnected. Even Plato, who was echoed by Jefferson and other oracles, understood the need To reFound from time to time (this is not a new problem). People need real civic activity, real civic involvement, that goes beyond being prodded to become involved in a chicken fight between two candidates or so that leave one wondering after the fact “Why?” since the outcome is distant, abstract, and all to often disappointment…that in recent times has lead too often to morose apathy and radicalism.

    ReFounding rather would give people a new sense of taking part in something great and they have their own blisters to show for it. In that case, no one has to play to the role of teacher. They are capable of learning from each other, reading books, and directing their own thoughts–leaders need to learn to have a little more faith and trust in the little people. Being lectured about this is near oxymoronic–to learn about democracy from authoritarians because they say so….with all due respect, it just ain’t going to work coming from a Supreme Court Justice and Congressman–not that you folks don’t have some role but you can’t direct this directly. It will have to come from the bottom up and you need to know your place.

    Ownership is what is lacking not education. How much education did the citizens have who founded this Nation?–who had the wisdom to select Benjamin Franklin and the others to represent their needs and desires. John Locke was a best seller among the ‘illiterate’ for decades after the Revolution. When people believe deep down that the government is theirs, it is then that they have the authority to be responsible and they do tend, if nothing else, to see to their own property. And whose role has it been to ensure that the masses’ property rights are not violated?

    They gain ownership from having taken part in something great. All too often these days, someone else demands that others be responsible. Rather what the haves should do is insist that others have a share in the authority over their lives necessary to be responsible which means reasonable employment, freedom, fair treatment by the law, and security over ones fundamental property rights–their home and share in THEIR hearth–that is their damned government (it is always damned–that’s our fallen fate and consolation). Town hall meetings just don’t cut the mustard any more…. The town has been foreclosed….

    Force feeding civic responsibility is elitist apologetics for a culture that has lost its promises. All you are going to get is regurgitation. You are talking of passion–this is outside of the law (Aristotle). That the law is reason in the absence of passion does not mean that passion has no place in the rubble of the foundation or up on the Typanum of the highest sitting Court House in the land or the measly county court down the old road (that can’t afford the luxury of the Typanum or a fair prosecutor).

    It is agreed Madam that there is a problem. It is only a little more complex than what a wishy-washy call for more civic education can address. You call upon Apollo but this is the task of Dionysus and that won’t happen until Apollo first realizes her (his) own failures.

    People aren’t ready to reFound yet (some think they are but are confused by their destructive rage encouraged by hacks always on the look out for those suffering looking for easy answers). They will be ready only when it is too late……but the Impossible has been done before. Afraid there is no time to finish my wanderings. Lost in my own hayseeds, have to stumble on over to whitewash an ugly old wobbly fence inbetween things……i have run out of my words….