- Parker J. Palmer
"Letâ€™s not forget that American democracy started with â€˜We the Peopleâ€™ agreeing to work hard to create â€˜a more perfect union.â€™ Weâ€™ve lost the idea that politics begins at home with what happens in families, in neighborhoods, in classrooms, in congregations. We called this democracy into being â€“ and if we want to call this democracy back to its highest values, itâ€™s got to be the us doing that calling. Thatâ€™s not going to happen if â€˜We the Peopleâ€™ donâ€™t know how to talk to one another with civility and hold our differences in a creative, life-giving way."
-- Parker J. Palmer