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Very Well Said

Posted by Zach Maurin on November 21, 2008

We are facing rising unemployment rates, social service cuts, rising costs of college, and so much more.  Particularly troubling is that there is not a clear solution.  But there is one thing that is becoming increasingly necessary.  

To move out of these tough times we need to engage the American people to be a part of the solution and reinvigorate a new era of service in America.  

Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post made this case extremely well.  She writes, “These holes in the social safety net make a commitment to service even more urgent. This is a moment where it isn’t enough to look to the government; it’s a moment where we need to look to each other — and to ourselves.”

As Huffington points out, many of those in need can improve their position and the positions of others through service.  This double benefit is why a call to service is so necessary and so powerful.

You can read the rest of her article here

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