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My Turn: E Pluribus Unum

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I hope you're familiar with the term "E Pluribus Unum."  It's one of our country's unofficial mottos and is included on the Great Seal of the United States. 

The words "E Pluribus Unum" are displayed prominently in the United States Senate Chamber as part of that body's seal.  It's a Latin phrase meaning "out of many, one." 

I recently heard a former U.S. Senator remark that the problems we are experiencing with our leaders in Washington are being caused by a whole lot of Pluribus…and not much Unum.  In other words, these folks can't get together and even get close to being on the same page.

But, he went on to say some things that gave me hope.  As a student of history, he recalled a few times where things have been much worse.  Can you imagine how bad it got prior to the Civil War?  We made it through those tough times and eventually came together and got better.

But it was a quote he shared by Winston Churchill that gave me the most hope.  I think Churchill was a brilliant man and a great student of governments.  He said, "Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other opportunities."

I'm hopeful we're pretty close to that point.

That's my turn.  Now it's your turn.  To comment on this segment, or anything else, email me at yourturn@wect.com.   

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