Friday, March 7, 2008

Living la vita bella

Yes, the good life, in any language,contains the same elements: security, beautiful surroundings, supportive family and friends, and a resonable infrastructure. Most of these elements are products of life style, of choices made daily.

But providing appropriate infrastructure is a decision made collectively, by looking at ourselves in the present and in the future, taking responsibility for our communities' health and welfare.

Elections should bring us together to talk about how best to share responsibility. Instead, elections bring out the most deceptive and conniving skills. The aim is to win, not to communicate a collective vision of what it means to live a good life in this century, in this country, among these challenges.

The most pressing issue in America today? The answer is simple: Government should be about providing the means for people to live a good life together.

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