Time Present, Time Past

H. C. Covington at I CAN America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Sat, 5 Jun 1999 12:14:06 -0500

"American civilization is like a three legged stool, with government and the
private sector being two legs and the third being civil society, the place where
we live , educate our kids, worship our God, and associate with our neighbors.
... But the ethos of civil society is giving something to another person without
the expectation of a return.

As de Tocqueville pointed out, American civil society mediates between the
government and the private sector and creates the context for political action
and the forums in which individuals can do great things for their communities
and families."

   - Bill Bradley
   from Time Present, Time Past, 1996

H. C. Covington icanamerica@msn.com