Friday, December 6, 2019

UU priniples can be a help in this time of political turmoil on the United States.


The impeachment of Donald Trump is long overdue. As Unitarian Universalists we convenant together to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. Donald Trump's behavior does not fit the definition of just, equitable, and compassionate. What is a good Unitarian Universalist to do?

Campaign and vote for  elected officials who enact our values and principles. We also covenant together to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person, but often good people do bad things and benefit from being held accountable by the group of which they are a part.

Accountability is an important part of this second principle asking us to affirm and promote justice, equity, and compassion in human relations. How do your elected officials behave when their behavior is evaluated against our UU standards? If it meets with our standards, their behavior warrants acknowledgement and gratitude, if not, then the problem needs to be identified, described, and rectified.

As Unitarian Univerasalists we also covenant together to affirm and promote the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. In this time of political turmoil and discord we have a lot of opporunities to manifest our principles by holding people accountable to the standards set forth in our principles which we covenant together to affirm and promote..

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