For example, if you happen upon your trusted fiancé embracing another, for an instant you may rationalize that the other person must be a relative, a friend, i.e., a non-threat to your relationship. It's too uncomfortable to consider the obvious.
All it takes is one individual with passion and drive to spark change. Just imagine the potential impact of one great idea supported by the community and their ability to breathe life and energy into that idea. We can't wait to see what happens next.
As a society we seem to no longer place high value in scientific knowledge, intellectual excellence or, for that matter, artistic creativity -- three elements that have heretofore contributed to the greatness of our society. Can we get back on track?
Activities which were once considered a major component of democratic life in America are now being criminalized. Bubble zones and free speech zones, in essence, destroy the very purpose of the First Amendment.
Clearly, the government has no interest in hearing what "we the people" have to say. Yet if Americans are not able to peacefully assemble outside of the halls of government for expressive activity, the First Amendment has lost all meaning.
These days, self-government is under assault. Unfortunately, a minority faction is overtaking town halls around the nation and suppressing any discussion at all. In the Bay Area the problem is particularly acute.