This video is provided courtesy of documentary filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson. It's part of his "Song Of Citizen" project -- a series of innovative Video Op-Eds for the internet exploring what it really means to be a fully engaged and effective citizen in modern times -- how we're measuring up -- how we can do better -- and why we must. For more information about the series, please visit http://www.songofacitizen.com -- or Jeffrey's blog at http://www.songofacitizen.org
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