Still Doing Democracy! Finding Common Ground and Acting for the Common Good

Our premise is that American democracy depends on the engagement of the people acting on shared values for the common good. In these posts we will be offering insights and practical tools to understand the underlying myths that influence our perceptions, respond to important issues that need our attention, and develop strategies to participate effectively as Engaged Citizens. We look forward to your contribution to the conversation.

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Seventh Installment

By Jim Smith | June 7, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Seventh Installment   “This is the permanent tension that lies at…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Sixth Installment

By Jim Smith | May 30, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Sixth Installment   This week we will continue to evaluate the…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Fifth Installment

By Jim Smith | May 21, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Fifth Installment “To deny people their human rights is to challenge…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Installment 4

By Jim Smith | May 15, 2019

  Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Fourth Installment “The few own the many because they possess…

To Do Democracy: 1) People Need to Participate

By JoAnn McAllister | May 14, 2019

Democracy in the United States and around the world is under attack directly and indirectly by domestic and international entities,…

Democracy and the future of the Quest for Freedom, Installment 3

By Jim Smith | May 12, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Third Installment If we desire a society of peace, then we…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Second Installment

By Jim Smith | May 9, 2019

  Democracy: The Institutionalization of Freedom Trust is contingent on the evidence which one party provides the others of his…

Beginning a Dialogue: Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom

By Jim Smith | May 4, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom  “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have…

DEMOCRACY: The Institutionalization of Liberty

By Jim Smith | March 9, 2019

Trust is contingent on the evidence which one party provides the others of his true, concrete intentions; it cannot exist…

Still Doing Democracy!

By Jim Smith | February 24, 2019

Still Doing Democracy! Finding Common Ground and Acting for the Common Good JoAnn McAllister and Jim Smith The human heart…