I know our U.S. Constitution says 'government of the people, by the people, and for the people.' I've come to doubt all three parts of that, truth be told. I don't think -- at the higher levels at least -- we really run the government. And I doubt VERY much that it is for us! We were never a "Christian" nation, although our legal system is built on a foundation of Judeo-Christian ethic -- most of which has been 'legally' eroded through time, however. I note that Christ never worried about the governments. Should we? Can we be good citizens without being active in politics (voting, yes; active in politics is different for the purposes of this thread, OK?)? Must we fight for change at the upper levels before we see it in our own communities? I'm a 'bottom up' influence type of person. But I'd love some comments from others.