Do what you can
Saturday, July 13, 2019
“Today our divisions seem deeper than ever, maybe deeper than those that divided colonists from Britain or North from South. Red-faced anger spits at us daily.” Daily Reflector Editorial July 4, 2019.
“The framers of North Carolina’s constitution understood well that the system isn’t fully self-regulating. Each of us has a role to play in winding, adjusting, and repairing the clockwork of constitutional government. It’s the gift we should all give our country on its birthday.” John Hood op-ed column July 4, 2019.
“It is an unpatriotic lie that we as a nation are based in individualism. The Constitution underscores the fact that we are rooted and raised in a communal society and that we each have a responsibility to build up the whole. The Preamble to the Constitution could not be any clearer: “We the People” are called to “form a more perfect Union.” Simone Campbell in “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change and Community.”
“You must not hate those who do harmful things. The compassionate thing is to do what you can to stop them-for they are harming themselves as well as those who suffer from their actions.” The Dali Lama in “The Book of Joy.”
Let us who dissent from the Trump administration’s policies work together in a spirit of compassion and love. Let us build up and not tear down.