There Are Still Some democrats

In the distant past, there were democrats. In the recent past, there were democtats. There are still some democrats. A democrat might be thought of as a person believes in the people's ability to learn and to do. I know little about what those who call themselves democrats now are doing.  I do have a sharp emory of that which democrats have done in my lifetime. 

I hope you understand that I am not using "democrat" to refer to a member of a political party, but rather as one who holds a certain philosophical position. A Republican may be a democrat.

Democrats have tended to promote certain doings. Many of those doings tended to be definitive of their beliefs.

Democrats have promoted:

enhancement and protection of democracy among us.

the study of legislation affecting democracy.

vigorous ongoing education about the use and doing of democracy.

  • improved communication among political organizations and within them.
  • development of widespread leadership rather than of super-leaders.
  • enhanced education for participation in governance.
  • cooperative self-governance.
  • willingness to thoughtfully and promptly change a bad law for the better.
  • strong respect for law.
  • inclusivity and diversity in public life.
  • cooperation within and among groups.
  • knowledge of the history of democracy including its limitations and advantages.
  • respect for the varieties of democracy around the world.
  • our Constitution and its Bill of Rights.
  • loving care for each and every child.
  • respect and honor for the individual, the family, and the neighborhood.
  • more nearly equal opportunity for access to healthcare for each person. 
  • strong support for public health.
  • respect and support for the positions of minorities.
  • wide, ongoing educational opportunities for all. 

 

This list can be greatly increased.

However, there is already enough here to suggest planks for the platform of a present political party or candidate; or, for a new party or candidate.

 

by Richard Sheehan

for Mago Bill 

 

 

 

 


James Hoban knew the White House Well

He was born in Ireland in 1758 and died in Washington, DC in 1831.

He did important architectural work in the Mid Atlantic and Southern states.  

He was the designer and architect of the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Mr. Hoban also supervised the restoration of the White House after it was destroyed in the War of 1812. 

 

by Richard Sheehan

for Mago  Bill