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About Ethos76

Having lectured on the topic of ethics, some of these commentaries come out of that work.  They are posted here out of encouragement from students and peers.  Young people of all stripes are looking for direction in life.  They recognize the selfishness of the "Me" philosophy and yearn to be part of something bigger, something better.  The American vision articulated by our founders provides an alternative. 

They are simple questions.  Why am I here?  What does it mean to be an American? What shared principles bind us together?   I know my rights, but what are my responsibilities?    Our founding citizens forged our Declaration, our Constitution, and our Bill of Rights in a way that provided direction in answering these questions.   

After the American Revolution, a fervor embodied these ideals into a "Spirit of 76."  

​Ethos 76 is intended to rekindle this spirit by recognizing the wisdom and good in the philosophy of our founding citizens.  To rethink the negative narratives, we see today in terms of the common good.  This is not a blog in the traditional sense, but commentaries or a stream of consciousness to serve as a conversation starter in recognizing the value of the American Experiment. 

        - Gentes

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