"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. ”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Friday, December 29, 2006
Lots of terrific posts about the city and its future
First, Brassmask comes inwith a post about WHAT a new mayor should stand for, and what the city needs in addition to a new mayor.
Next, Polar Donkey comes in with TWOposts (maps included, natch!) that illustrate the great divide in Big Shelby between white and black, and Republican & Democrat.
Then, Desi Franklin at WTLgives us a shout-out and also links to a Smart City postabout what great city mayors can do. Inadvertently, it reveals that we have never had one, IMO.