The question in the header

Philosophy is asking questions and thinking about the answers, so let’s start with a question. I am interested in government and citizenship.

What is a proper relationship between a free people and their government?

This question is meant to serve as a muse for the blog. I placed this question in the blog header as a reminder.

I am interested primarily in state government at present. (I live in Vermont.) That seems like a manageable place to start. Certainly there are also interesting things going on currently with our national government, with the new administration of President Donald Trump. And there are always interesting things going on in the world. Since the late 1990s I have been the merit badge counselor for the local Boy Scout troop for the Citizenship in the World merit badge. So I won’t be writing exclusively about state government.

Stay tuned for more questions and thoughts about government and citizenship.

UPDATE: I was elected at Town Meeting on March 7, 2017 to the Select Board of the town of Cambridge. I am now much more interested in local government than I was before!

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