Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A New Patriotism

Following up the President's signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, here's a great commentary I came across, by Alan Khazei, addressing our need for "Big Citizenship" rather than "Big Government."

In developing a new approach to addressing our 21st Century challenges, we need to look to what has always been America's greatest natural resource - We the People. From our revolutionary citizen soldiers, to the numerous voluntary associations that so impressed De Tocqueville, to the abolitionists, the suffragists, trade unionists and the civil rights marchers, it has always been citizens that have led great change in America.
The whole article can be read here.

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