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Why Government Isn't Hearing Us

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Message Philip Greene
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We can trace it back to ancient times, but, for our purposes, we need go back only about a century.

In the latter part of the 19th Century, out of Ohio a shrill, demanding voice. It complained that alcohol was the Demon Spirit and was responsible for poverty, broken homes, spousal abuse, and many other societal ills the nation was suffering at the time.

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Little was done.

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The voice of women like Carrie Nation continued, and, after a while, others joined her. The cry became a rumble, and then a chorus.

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For 12 years, as a professional journalist, I covered education, environmental legislation, criminal courts, and politics. Throughout my career, I described myself as from the "Dragnet School of journalism -- Just the facts, ma'am, just the (more...)
 
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