Speak up...


Most would agree that our political system isn’t working: partisanship and extreme views seem to get in the way of rational discourse and action. With all the really pressing needs that are being ignored in this stalemated environment, I was amazed to see the news out of New York State that their legislators came together and decided to ban cat declawing! You can’t make this stuff up.  Infrastructure, immigration, healthcare, and so many other issues need addressing, and legislators everywhere seem to be more interested in politics than progress. None of these are easy issues, but that’s why we elect supposedly smart people to address them. If they can’t, they should be put on notice: we shouldn’t be content to wait and see what will happen, but should be determined to make the right things happen. That’s our responsibility in a democracy.  Take ownership of stalemates in your world (political or otherwise) today.

Horace Mann (1796 – 1859): American educational reformer inspired by the work of the Whig dedication to promoting public education