RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
I think that citizenship may be the most important managable factor in our effort to facilitate humane sustainablility. This creative $1million contribution might well be spent in explicit effort to promote understanding of the meaning and practical use of the comcept, "THE COMMON GOOD." This insight would empower people with confidence of being authentic in their thought, valuing and action in being a citizen. The effort would need to identify the channels and processes most likely to bring about societal education on the concept and furnish the initial effort on those channels and processes which appear most likely to be successful.
As to content and topics which can make the concept workable in the citizen's practical thinking and action:
THE COMMON GOOD, as defined as broadly as the word 'common' means, and 'good' defined as an individual thoughtfully chooses can function as the value matrix against which options and issues are measured for relative desirability.
COMMON GOOD in increasing wide circle: family, neighborhood, city, state, nation,............planet
the useful merits of a FREE MARKET system
individual and minority HUMAN RIGHTS
GLOBAL WARMING, or more broadly, ECOLOGIC SURVIVAL OF LIFE
workable structures and processes for SOCIETAL DECISION MAKING
worthy purposes for TAXES
fairness and practical collection of TAXES
nature and importance of community support of CHILDHOOD
Concluding, we need lists, to understand them accurately , and to place in priority.
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
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