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CRAFTING A WAY FORWARD FOR MOUNT VERNON

Communities succeed because they never give up on themselves, on their neighbors, on their institutions, or on their common values. When the leaders of Mount Vernon are united, they solve problems as well as any community in the country. When adversity occurs, often times a successful community relies on its foundation, shared strength, and hard work, to overcome adversity. Our community is increasingly divided and now faces a difficult test. The choices we make together and the path we choose in the coming weeks and months will define Mount Vernon for years to come. The fork in the road ahead is an important decision that needs to be made. We can allow excuses to distract us or focus o

A POWERFUL EXAMPLE OF ONE PERSON’S RESISTANCE

It is hard to imagine anything more dangerous than ignorance in action, but when combined with governmental power, history tells us that the results are devastating. Countless wars have been started by men unable to manage or comprehend the great responsibility that comes with their positions of power. As we have heard many times, “power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” For this very reason, our governmental system has put checks and balances in place to protect us all. Sometimes, though, that’s not enough, and it takes the courage of individual citizens to hold up the mirror to injustice and expose it to the world. It seems that chasing power, political or oth

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