Civic Engagment on the Brain

“The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens” -Alexis de Tocqueville

Tocqueville you know best when it comes to civic engagement. You saw the barn risings. You felt the spirit of camaraderie and enjoyed America.

I felt it. This weekend was jam packed with engagement. It couldn’t have been anymore unless of course if it were election weekend. I saw others participating in service and civic duties like it was their job.

Perhaps the Wii has made it easier to attach a controller to our wrists, but slap on some bowling shoes and get out there. I mean if we leave it up to Puttman we’ll all be bowling alone and some one needs to participate in some kind of engagement around these parts.


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