Category Archives: politics

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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Real Change: Not Just in the Hands of the Politicans

After a lifetime of public service, I am convinced that real change is not just in the hands of the politicians.  Real change is within the reach of each and every one of us depending on how we do our … 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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Ministering to the Community

By Eric Z. Lucas I would like to see a building with…benches, flowers for every season, beautiful trees, a small lake, a non-sectarian chapel…” Alice Henry, mother of a firefighter lost on 9/11   On September 11, 2001, I was … Continue reading

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