Tao Te Ching – Chapter Eleven
We join spokes together in a wheel,
but it is the center hole
that makes the wagon move.
We shape clay into a pot,
but it is the emptiness inside
that holds whatever we want.
We hammer wood for a house,
but it is the inner space
that makes it livable.
We work with being,
but non-being is what we use.
States of the Unions
Seven Days in January
Theresa May is a new voice on the stage for most of us. Her speech in Philadelphia yesterday is important.
Mikhail Gorbachev is a voice we haven’t heard from in some time now. His forewarnings yesterday are important.
Enrique Peña Nieto on Thursday canceled a meeting with Donald Trump that had been set for next week after renewed tensions erupted over Trump’s plan to build a wall on the border.
Jim Cooper reintroduced two bills yesterday that would stop the private practice of gerrymandering and unmask the secretive congressional redistricting process so all Americans can participate.
David Mills posted an article on Wednesday titled Marches, Movements, Manifestations.
So many questions arise. In writing Workplace Hidden Opportunities ten books have provided inspiration and insights. They resonate on these topics.
Not in any order of priority here are a few.
Why can’t the congressional districts be aligned with the state’s counties?
What if commissions were established with an equal combination of the bipartisan leadership of both houses and an equal number of leading authorities in the private sector to study the major issues under question to be reformed?
Is the Electoral College an antiquated mechanism that is no longer relevant?
With programs like Planned Parenthood, why not work to privatize them and move them into the not-for-profit operating arena?
Obviously, the list goes on . . . and on.
We the People can do these things and more.
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