I am a warrior, that my son may be a merchant — and his son, a poet. ~ Thomas Jefferson
The Founding Fathers (and Mothers) risked it all – their property, their status, and their very lives – for the sake of honor, duty, and radical ideas about human dignity and freedom. Jefferson reminds us of his abiding concern for future generations, a sentiment shared by many environmentalists and social justice activists in our time. The term, “seventh generation,” has been adopted by some environmentalists from the Iroquois Confederacy, who came to decisions through careful consideration in context of both ancestors and descendents. Interestingly, we are now the seventh generation after Mr. Jefferson. This week, how can your actions demonstrate concern for future generations?
More: Read John Mohawk’s moving essay about the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) approach to peacemaking.
Bonus #1: Read about seventh generation sustainability and the Great Law.
Bonus #2: Thom Hartmann has written many evocative books, including one called “What Would Jefferson Do?”
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