“Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.” ~ Aristotle
Visiting the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield Illinois is an eye opening, heart-wrenching experience. We think of turbulent times, when discourse seems everywhere, but it is not necessarily anything new for our country. Progress towards a true democracy has no doubt been made, but if one is to look at things honestly, it is safe to say we are simply not there yet. Democracy it seems has never really been about the state of a nation…it is more about the state of its citizens hearts and minds…so let’s keep working together on this notion of democracy.