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Emphasizes the role of a citizen in a democracy and explains that, before making decisions, all citizens should get the facts, weigh the facts for all possible solutions, and decide on an answer that is for the greatest good of all.
Ken Smith tentatively notes: Martha, Helen, George, and Homer Keith, "a good place to come home to" "a citien of the United States, a working man, a man with a mind of his own" "what he thinks affects the course of democracy" "...has just come to the point of making an important decision" the "Old Sandy" River "over all the land" "aroused" "his duty as a citizen was clear" tries to dig out the "facts" "the main thing is, people have to make up their minds" "making up your mind can be hard work" "it's up to you to help solve it" "it can be hard work" Homer becomes an "informed citizen" "I'm kind of proud of myself, I guess. First time I ever went to work on anything like this. And you know, I believe it's something that would work in anything we do; in our living and in our government." "Gosh, pop, you sure make it sound important." "Well, it is important, son. The decisions a citizen makes are about the most important thing in a democracy." "You know something, pop? I'm proud of you too!"
Man comes home from work. No one is home. He finds note and reads it. He sits down and reads newspaper.
Man at gas pump fills up car.
Man fishing catches fish
Thunderstorm, rain, lots of rain, puddles, people with umbrellas, floods. good flood footage.
Men pile sandbags. Woman serves coffee to flood workers
Woman serves breakfast to men in flannel shirts.
CU various people giving opinions.
Fist pounds on table.
CU man chewing on cigar. Good shot.
Man lectures at community meeting. He gives forceful speech.
Man stands up at meeting and lectures.
Men on street in front of store indicate high water marks from floods. Odd gestures.
Man turns on radio
Old lady librarian helps man with research
Men examine soil
Family picnic. Men play catch with baseball. Picnic table, basket lunch.
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