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By Tavis Smiley

Accountable presents real-life examples of ways an important matters -- together with well-being care, schooling, the economic system, unequal justice, and the surroundings -- show up themselves in our groups. The ebook demonstrates the pressing have to carry politicians and ourselves accountable, as the stakes have by no means been better. Accountable examines present-day stipulations and the implications for the US. At its center, this e-book is a device with which the neighborhood can assessment the successes or disasters of its political leaders and of itself. This insightful ebook recognizes the errors of the prior whereas supplying desire and concept for a greater destiny.

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Goodwin notes that Joseph Rauh, a young lawyer assigned to work on the executive order, once quipped, “Who is this guy Randolph? ” Executive Order 8802 was signed into law on June 25, 1941. ” Despite his own socialist leanings, Randolph understood the concept of an active democracy. No matter how sensitive or charitable the president was personally, he was a public official who had to be held accountable. As the primary representative of a government “of the people, by the people, for the people,” Roosevelt was obliged to account to the masses of citizens and taxpayers over whom he presided.

Because of barriers to timely health care, the boy developed a toxic abscess that ultimately led to an infection in his brain. Tens of thousands of dollars and a hospital stay later, the boy died from the infection. His death was both preventable and unacceptable in a country as wealthy as America. While his story is heart-wrenching, talking about it, alone, is not enough. ACCOUNTABLE, consequently, is prescriptive. Each chapter has an “Assessment Checklist” that evaluates whether government and individuals are doing all they can to realize the goals in The Covenant.

Tens of thousands of dollars and a hospital stay later, the boy died from the infection. His death was both preventable and unacceptable in a country as wealthy as America. While his story is heart-wrenching, talking about it, alone, is not enough. ACCOUNTABLE, consequently, is prescriptive. Each chapter has an “Assessment Checklist” that evaluates whether government and individuals are doing all they can to realize the goals in The Covenant. ACCOUNTABLE equips everyday citizens with tools and enough information to evaluate their public servants.

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