“Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.” — Dwight Eisenhower

The angst and anger emanating from those controlling the current political debate is creating a civic polarization that threatens our Republic. As citizens in a democracy we are ultimately responsible for the quality of our national debate and the government that derives from it. If we want to influence the direction and tone of the discussion, we can and we must. That is our right and responsibility as concerned citizens.

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of a society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion.” — Thomas Jefferson

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