Something to think about

January 30, 2010 at 1:33 am | Posted in Miscellany | Leave a comment
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Home Sweet Home, East Hampton, Long Island, New York. c1913 (Library of Congress)

George Lakoff at Common Dreams has a post titled “Where’s the Movement?” in which he talks about our role as active participants in our political system that I think you all should read.

Movements also transcend particular policies. The framing of moral principles comes first and the policies elaborate on the principles. The way to unite a movement is to form policies that carry out the principles in ways that everyone can understand.

As a citizen, what moral principles, values or characteristics do you believe are important for a happy and well-functioning society?

Compassion, cooperativeness, fairness, generosity, honesty, industriousness, loyalty, moderation and tolerance are important to me.

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