Posts Tagged ‘citizenship

01
Apr
20

2020 Census

20
Feb
20

The Antidote Is Citizenship

15
Feb
20

Great Example Of Citizenship

09
Apr
18

Wise Words From Our FLOTUS

31
Dec
17

Finding The Good

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15
Jul
17

A Fitting Welcome

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13
Nov
16

One More Way We Make Our Voices Heard For The Next Four Years

In regards to Twitter, Facebook, etc., I say use all but accompany them with her other suggestions. All forms of communication can help on the road to change

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07
Feb
16

Welcome To The American Family

20
Oct
14

An Open Letter to Democrats

If you have the time to go out to a club on a weekend, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to parse the intricacies of your NFL fantasy football league, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to drink a freshly poured craft beer, you have the time to vote.

If you have the time to play six hours of games on your Xbox One, you have the time to vote AND volunteer.

Voting is both a right and a privilege.

It is a right because those who came before you fought and died to continually expand the franchise. African Americans in the South couldn’t vote before 1964. Women couldn’t vote before 1920. Universal suffrage was gained by long, incremental struggle. It was not handed on a silver platter, fully formed out of the Founders’ heads like Athena from Zeus.

Voting is a privilege because it is a privilege to be a citizen of the world’s last remaining superpower. It is a privilege because as a mere citizen you have the power to decide your fate. If you eschew voting, to paraphrase Plato, you hand that power over to your inferiors, or at the very least to people who don’t see the world in the same way you do.

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20
Aug
14

We Are The Media

[tweet https://twitter.com/Lib_Librarian/statuses/499744254734778368 align = ‘center’]

I haven’t written much about Ferguson since my last post, mostly because I can’t believe that in 2014 we’re reliving the 1960s.

But, this is something I haven’t done in the string of nights of unrest. I haven’t once turned on our vaunted mainstream media. No CNN, no MSNBC, heavens no Fox News. I’ve relied solely on Twitter to get information.

“But LL,” someone will say, “Twitter? People writing from their parents’ basements?”

Here’s a bit of what Twitter has produced.

[tweet https://twitter.com/elonjames/status/501886693994397697 align = ‘center’]

[tweet https://twitter.com/michaelterry337/status/501880608155385856 align = ‘center’]

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