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The Guardians of Democracy

The Guardians of Democracy

About The Guardians of Democracy

The Guardians of Democracy work together to not only defend democracy but also work to create new dimensions of democracy, new avenues of autonomy, and new expressions of coexistence in an effort to grow a grassroots movement on the emerging consciousness and enlightened alliance of liberals, libertarians, and greens in the face of right-wing extremism and authoritarianism.

It falls to each of us to be those anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy. Embrace the joyous task we have been given to continually try to improve this great nation of ours because, for all our outward differences, we, in fact, all share the same proud type, the most important office in a democracy, citizen.

Ultimately, that’s what our democracy demands.  It needs you.  Not just when there’s an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.  If you’re tired of arguing with strangers on the Internet, try to talk with one in real life.  If something needs fixing, lace up your shoes and do some organizing.  If you’re disappointed by your elected officials, grab a clipboard, get some signatures, and run for office yourself.  Show up.  Dive in.  Persevere.  Sometimes you’ll win.  Sometimes you’ll lose.  Presuming a reservoir of goodness in others can be a risk, and there will be times when the process disappoints you.  But for those of us fortunate enough to have been a part of this work, to see it up close, let me tell you, it can energize and inspire.  And more often than not, your faith in America – and in Americans – will be confirmed.”

~ President Obama’s farewell speech on Jan. 10, 2017

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