Category Archives: law

We Are All In This Together: A New View of Citizenship

“Ask not, what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country…” President John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961 The New Citizenship In everyday life, every single person has the power to change the world.  This … Continue reading

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No Security Without Community

Today elections are about the acquisition of government power to enable the victors to establish their view of the best social order.  Often the opposing views breakdown to security versus community.  But is this a real choice?  In my view … Continue reading

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The Need For True Service

Introduction  Since graduating from law school I have been a public servant for most of my career life: a prosecuting attorney, a city attorney and a trial judge.  I am a deep believer in public service.  In my private life … Continue reading

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The Practice of Law as a Public Service

By Eric Z. Lucas[i] “A lawyer, at minimum, must stand for truth and not falsehood…Too long have we been known by our fellow citizens as agents of deception.  The era of deception in legal practice must be brought to a … Continue reading

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No Pay, No Spray: Isn’t Firefighting A Public Service?

By Eric Z. Lucas A Failure of Law Negates A Public Service             On September 29, 2010, Gene Cranick of Obion County, Tennessee and his family lost all of their possessions when their house burned down. As it burned, firefighters … Continue reading

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Motherhood As a Public Service

….if a woman takes a child into her care and she truly acts as a mother should, then she must act to meet the needs of her child and not act merely to meet her own needs. And this is the essential nature of public service: acting to meet the needs of others.

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Wall Street, Morality and the Fiduciary Ideal (An excerpt from Chapter 4, The Tao of Public Service)

“I assert this because of one essential moral point: each and every individual must make the moral decision in their life whether to act for their own narrow self interests or act for the interests of all others.” Continue reading

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