“I was raised to know that I should never …

By |2018-08-30T07:11:29+00:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: community, politics, social, trumpwatch, uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

sacrifice a principle for personal ambition." Who said it? (7 minute read) Oh, okay, that's an easy question to answer. But inherent in the answer is a much larger question and a much more revealing answer. In death, John McCain's belief in putting principle before personal will not only be amplified but may well write one of his most Read more...

The foxes will never fix the hen house of democracy …

By |2017-03-16T10:38:15+00:00March 15th, 2017|Categories: community, communitywatch, politics, social|Tags: , , , , , |

and the hens will never stop being a bunch of chickens Three things you might not know Why did the turkey cross the road? To prove he wasn't a chicken. But being a bunch of turkeys doesn't get us anywhere either, except over to the other side of the same road, which, as Plato established 2,400 years ago, is Read more...

One small step for democracy, one giant leap for Port Hope

By |2016-12-10T00:40:56+00:00April 6th, 2014|Categories: communitywatch|Tags: , , |

Is there hope for democracy in small towns? The metaphor of the moon landing is overused but it seems appropriate for a local historic event that happened just one week after the forty-fifth anniversary of the moon landing (July 20, 1969). That first step was on July 21, 1969 and on July 29, 2014, one small town with a lot Read more...

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