It was quite surprising to me that the “lame duck” congress was able to pass such landmark legislation in the past week or so, including the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for the branches of the military, and the Senate’s approval of the START Treaty for both Missile Reduction and renewed and reinforced mutual verification.
Neither of those pieces of legislation directly affect our economic system which needs reform so badly, but even so, those are in my opinion very helpful legislative acts! Congratulations to President Obama and Congress for their good work.
Merry Christmas to All – And let us all seek further constructive, pro-people and pro-environment changes in public policy and practice in 2011 and thereafter. And let’s be thankful for the good things which are accomplished, both great and small, which benefit the created order, including the stage upon which we live out our lives together – the Earth and its biosphere.