The Prince William Coffee Party Chapter has been formed and we will have our first coffee talk on March 13th, click here for details. We will be serving coffee, donuts, and free Coffee Party buttons to the first 50 people! Now Slowpoke, the buttons are to wear, not to throw! Seriously though, I really am hoping that people will take this opportunity to start having a civil dialogue. This is one of my favorite quotes that was posted on the Coffee Party Page:
“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone…, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again …touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Lincoln, March 4, 1861
Al Alborn is being interviewed, via phone, by CNN/KSRO Radio, at 10:48 this morning. Al and I don’t agree on everything, but we can disagree and still honor our different points of view. Vigorous debate has been at the very birth of our nation and there is no reason to stop now. But vigorous debate is not accusing the other person of not being a true American because they don’t agree with you. It isn’t about yelling the loudest so others are too afraid to participate. I believe we all love our country, we just don’t necessarily agree on how to solve our problems. I believe THOSE differences, and our ability to express them, is what makes us a Democracy.