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"He that will have his son have a respect for him and his orders, must himself have a great reverence for his son."

— John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education, 1693

Respect is based on acceptance, not on assumption.

Who are we" How do we define ourselves as a people"

One way we define our society is through our shared rituals, our festivals. Another is through our common identity — the name we give ourselves.

. Sometimes, government moves forward on the energy and wisdom that comes from clashing views.

The right to petition government for a redress of grievances is guaranteed by our First Amendment and we commend knowledgeable citizens for using that right. Petitioning can be an effective means of bringing about needed change.

Joe Fremante is not someone you feel sorry for. He’s too self-possessed to be pitied.