Not taking democracy for granted

Commentary | July 3, 2013 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

We have many steps to go, to insure that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." One hundred fifty years ago today, the soldiers of the Union reclaimed that government. A lot of us take our democracy for granted. We shouldn't. It requires our own contributions along the pathway toward justice. It's our work as Americans to build that democracy, day in and day out. That's a good thing to celebrate on the Fourth of July.

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