Responsibility to our Community
is my ‘civic duty’; your ‘civic duty’. It is each person’s responsibility to understand the social, economic, cultural and environmental issues which face their community; and be involved at some level to meet those responsibilities. Casting a vote, is one single act of this responsibility…however, it must not end there! Government creates a foundation for our communities; people build the rest.
In the words of Anna Lord, 2008 candidate for Colorado State Representative.
“Colorado’s children need a first class higher education system. For many years, Colorado’s higher education system has been strip-mined of resources, leading to higher tuition rates and decreased financial aid. I will support the investment in our higher education system not only to protect the future of our children, but also to ensure the future prosperity of our economy.”
Unfortunately, Anna did not win the election. I hope she will run again. She is an individual who will work towards putting Education in it’s proper priority! And I promise to participate on some level to make sure I do my share in this enormous responsibility to our community.
I like the direction Anna wants to take Colorado. Putting education at the forefront shows she understands the proper priority for our community and society as a whole. All governments’ need to invest in the highest level of education for every individual. We need to shift our priorities; placing education at the top! Continue reading