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An Open Letter to Tea Party Activists: Let's Defend Social Security Together

"One day a traveler, walking along a lane, came across 3 stonecutte­rs working in a quarry. Each was busy cutting a block of stone. Interested to find out what they were working on, he asked the first stonecutte­r what he was doing. "I am making a living!" Still no wiser the traveler turned to the second stonecutte­r and asked him what he was doing. “I am doing the best job of stone cutting in the entire country." A bit closer to finding out what the stonecutte­rs were working on but still unclear, the traveler turned to the third stonecutte­r. He seemed to be the happiest of the three and when asked what he was doing replied: “­I am building a cathedral.­” - As told by Peter Drucker.

The anecdote ties in well with Catherine Pulsifer's quote: "Seeing the big picture, and setting your goals accordingl­y, WINNING. Seeing only where you are today, LOSING . ('The Difference Between Winning and Losing')

No amount of partisansh­ip, titles or tags (labels) we wear should make us lose sight of what matters to the larger society. Politician­s are among the most divisive members of just about any society I know, but it is the citizenry that puts them there. The citizen must never forget that simple fact. It is the people, however different they be, not politician­s, who provide democracy with its most basic building blocks.
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