You tell me…

If you believe we deserve the right to question the decisions of our leaders? And is it offensive to do so? And do you feel there is value to your opinions?

Is that a scooter in the background, that the cop is riding? Far out. This is a photo from Carter’s inauguration. I’m spending the day exploring the Carter museum and discovering how idealistic this President was. In fact, many of his concerns are hot topic now. Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter + Scooter in Background

5 Replies to “You tell me…”

  1. In a government “for the people, by the people,” the decisions of the government should *reflect* the will of the people. When and if those decisions do not, it is not only an option, but it is an OBLIGATION of all people to question and act until the leadership entrusted with their best interests, acts on behalf of its constituents.

    I have had more than one opportunity to have meaningful conversations with my state senator and representative as well as with the press secretary for a congressional representative in my district which have left me with the feeling that when (and only when) people approach the leadership they have elected, they have the ability to affect change in the status quo. It easy to get mired down in the feeling that our votes and our voices are but a drop in an endless sea, it is more difficult to envision that one’s voice could be the drop that collapses the levy.

  2. Of course we deserve the right to question the decisions of our leaders. To say that we don’t would mean we are unworthy. I think it’s better to question so that you can come to an understanding and perhaps agreement (or not)instead of putting your faith in something that you don’t understand. I feel there is value in everyone’s opinion. Even if you don’t agree. If you learn from it, then it has value.

    Shanti Shanti

  3. I think it’s our duty as human beings to question leaders. And also to question ourselves on why we think we think we need leaders.


  4. Any society that feels uncomfortable or offensive questioning their leaders is about to go through some serious change. Oppressive goverments never last. Look what happened in to the Soviet Union, what’s happening in China today.

    Regarding your photo, the Policia Local in Spain use scooters quite a lot. Here I found a photo for you, enjoy 😉
    To scoot and protect

  5. That photo looks like it’s from Carter’s inauguration parade in ’77 and the DC police must have still been using Vespas at that time. I’ve seen other photos of DC police using Vespas at Nixon’s inauguration.

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