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Thursday; May 2

When George H. W. Bush accepted his party’s nomination for the presidential campaign of 1988 he reflected on his concept of the American community, then after listing several examples of service organizations observed, “... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.”Shortly after his election he underscored his inauguration by noting, “The old ideas are new again because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice, commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”.While I personally like President Bush, I think his challenge transcends political agendas and can serve to inspire us to do more for our nation and our fellow man.At the risk of sounding like an old fogy, the concept of service to community and our fellow man is in danger of being overshadowed by the pursuit of self-serving fulfillment.Taking care our neighbors has been shouted down by those demanding that “We take care…