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“The People -- Yes!” This sums up my trust in the collective wisdom and resourcefulness of the people. “Together, We Are Strong!” This embodies my faith that--though they struggle to do so--they’ll triumph over outside forces wanting to divide them, dominate their workplaces and wrest power from communities seeking to democratically control their own affairs. I recognize their hard work and promote their continuing education. Like Jefferson, I feel that common people are “the most honest and safe... depository of the public interests”  I value and admire those who wish to serve others, either out of a sense of civic duty, a desire to give something back to the community, or simply because they care about people suffering and struggling and want to help.  While not all of us can run for public office, work for a non profit community service organization, or volunteer to help the sick, deprived, uneducated, etc--we can show our support for dedicated public servants and groups that do.  At times I have felt good about giving my own time and energy or charitable contribution to aid such efforts.  

WV Theme #21A: Populism

WV Theme #21B: Service to Others

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

--Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

values participatory democracy often engages in volunteering
values labor, workers over management, capital values public or civil service
possesses right wing populist perspective involved in community service
values "bottom up" community based organizations practices charitable giving, values Philanthropy

summary Wikipedia article: Populism  

summary Wikipedia article: Prosocial Behavior

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2331 Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2332
Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 108 Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 216

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #21A: Populism

Representative Democracy (from online encyclopedia)
Grass Roots Democracy (from online encyclopedia)
Labor Union   (from online encyclopedia)
Political Representation  (from online encyclopedia)
Progressive Populist (twice monthly journal) and its online version
Worldview Watch #40, posted 9/28/2014 "Scotland, the UK and Independence Referendums"
Worldview Watch #38, posted 5/16/2014 "Connecting September 11, 2001 to Worldview Themes"
Worldview Watch #34: Inequality in America
Worldview Watch #30: Women's Rights, Hierarchical Rigidity, Egalitarian Progressivism
Worldview Watch #3: Populism vs. Elitism
Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred  by John Lukacs (review of book from Yale University Press)
Twenty First Century Populism, ed. D. Albertazzi and D. McDonnell (2007 book offers European perspective)
Recent American Literature on Populism
Why Democrats Must Be Populists

Community Organizing: People Power from the Grassroots by D. Beckwith, C. Lopez (online pamphlet)

Criticism of Conspiracism, by Chip Berlet  (subtitled Conspiracism and Right Wing Populism)
"Jim Hightower--America's #1 Populist"
Common Cause (the organization)
Center for the Study of Democracy
Democracy and Trust, ed. Mark Warren
“Nativism and Economic Anxiety Fuel Trump’s Populist Appeal” (opinion of  Michael Lind as reported on NPR Sep 4 2015)
"Will Phony Populists Hijack the Fight Against Inequality?" by Zoe Carpenter (excerpt from article in The Nation April 21 2014)
"Time for a Populist Revival" by Jim Hightower (article in The Nation Mar 24 2014)
"Plutocrats vs. Populists" by Chrystia Freeland (November 1 2013 opinion piece in The NY Times)
"The New Insurgents" by Robert Borosage (article about left wing populism from The Nation October 21 2013)
"Trade Unions: New Labour, alt-Labour" (article in The Economist Sep 14 2013)
We The People Amendment (Move to Amend's Proposed 28th Amendment to US Constitution)
"Demagogy Isn't Populism" (Oct 15 2010 editorial from The Progressive Populist)
"How to Fight the Tea Party's Faux Populism by Sherrod Brown" (Oct 2010 USA Today opinion piece) 
"What's Behind the New Populism?" by Liz Halloran  (Feb 2010  story posted on NPR )
Democracy in the Workplace, by Traci Fenton (Aug 2006 article from CSM)
"Why a Right Winger Can't be a Populist" by Max Sawicky (Apr 15 2003 article from The Progressive Populist)
The Thunder of Populist Democracy, by Alexis Maislen
The Populist Moment and The Populist Persuasion (reviews of these two books on www.populist.com site)
The Populism Project (from Norway)
The Wizard of Oz as a parable on populism
The Populist Poems of Carl Sandburg (NPR program link)
The Human Condition, by Kenneth Collier (2007 essay from UU perspective) 
quotes related to populism
quotes related to trust
quotes related to solidarity

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #21B: Service to Others

Volunteerism   (from online encyclopedia)
Helping Behavior (from online encyclopedia)
Civic Duty   (from online dictionary)
Officials, Bureaucratic  (from online encyclopedia)
Servant Leadership (from online encyclopedia)
Points of Light Foundation and Volunteer Center National Network
Volunteers of America
The Giving Pledge ("a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families")
"Philanthropy: China's Carnegie" (article from The Economist May 3 2014)
"Bill Gates wants China to encourage wealthy Chinese to be more giving" by Rachel Armstrong and Andrew Toh (Apr 6 2014 Reuters news item)
"America's Most Generous: Zuckerbergs Donate $970 Million" (Feb 2014 report from The Irish Times)
"Spending Money on Others Promotes Happiness" by Elizabeth Dunn, etal (research paper in 21 March 2008 issue of  Science)
"A New Era of Service" by Barack Obama (essay in Time March 30 2009)
Corporation for National and Community Service (supports "the American culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility")
"What is Servant Leadership? (from the Greenleaf Center for Service Leadership)
Charity Village (Canadian non-profit resources supersite)
Volunteerism--Resources in the United Nations System
Volunteerism in the U.S. (State Dept. info on  public service)
Volunteering and Civic Life in America 2012 (USA gov site provides "the most comprehensive look at volunteering and civic life in the 50 states")
"Can Service Save Us?" by Joe Klein ( Time cover story about therapeutic value of public service, July1 2013)
"Public Service is Cool Again" by Taylor Barnes (August 18 2009 article in Christian Science Monitor)
"Micro Volunteers Phone It In" by Amy Farnsworth, (article in Christian Science Monitor, August 2, 2009)
Making a Difference at Home, by Caroline Kennedy (2007 Time article about volunteerism, public service)
Advice for Volunteers
Volunteer Match (organization devoted to pairing volunteers with non-profit organizations)
Voices for National Service (organization devoted to promoting Americorps)
Youth Service America
How to Become a Volunteer Firefighter
Volunteers in Politics
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change The World, by Bill Clinton (about the book--Clinton Foundation website)
The Do-Gooder Option, by Dan Kadlec  (November 12, 2007 Time magazine article)
Yahoo News Coverage of Philanthropy and Volunteerism
Network for Good
Council on Foundations (promoting knowledge, growth, and action in philanthropy)
A Tradition of Public Service (Harvard University Guide) 
Partnership for Public Service: Work for USA
A Public Service Career in Teaching (on Teach for America website)
USA Freedom Corps (government organization devoted to "We want to be a nation that serves goals larger than self")
Civilian Response Corps ("ready to deploy civilian professionals to support overseas reconstruction & stabilization") 
Project Health (dedicated to "breaking the link between poverty and poor health," employs undergrad volunteers)
quotes related to volunteerism  (from Energize, Inc. a website for leaders of volunteers)
quotes related to generosity

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