We hear a lot of talk about government as if it is some foreign corporation.  Truth is, any government (municipal, county, state, federal) in a democratic republic like the U.S. is only an extension of ourselves, staffed not by strangers but by neighbors.  In the end we get the kind of government we deserve.  If we take our share of responsibility for the way things are, we vote, contact our representatives, and serve as volunteers in the community.  When we are proactive citizens rather than reactive consumers we find government to be more responsive, more responsible . . . and more like us.

How do we help more of our neighbors to reclaim their rightful place – helping to shape a better future?