e CommonSense: These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls

Saturday, August 27, 2005

These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls

Welcome to CommonSense, which is intended to be a forum for discussing Delaware County government, and how it can be improved to the benefit of the taxpayers. We take as our model Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War journalist who pioneered the concept of the uncensored flow of ideas, and developed a new kind of communications in the service of the then-radical proposition that people should control their own lives.

Most of us lead good lives here in Delaware County, but that is not to say it couldn't be better. All too often Delaware County government exists only for the benefit of a handful of persons, and not for the rest of us. All too often this handful resists change and improvement. All too often we sit back and let them control that part of our lives that is impacted by Delaware County.

It is time for us to demand changes in how things are done here. The best way to accomplish change is to inform the electorate. We are not saying that you should vote for or against anyone; that is not the point. Our point is that you should demand better from your elected officials, whoever they are.

We hope you enjoy this blog, and welcome your contributions and reactions.


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