The Power of an Individual
"A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it . . . I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government which is the slave's government also."—Henry David Thoreau Lone individuals have the power to accomplish good for humanity, and the power to resist evil. Two individuals known personally to the author of this chapter illustrate the power to accomplish good. Dr. John McDonald brought paramedics and medical air transport service to Santa Rosa, California and a wider area that had not been served previously by paramedics or medical air transport. Betty Kwan Chinn has helped thousands of homeless people in the Eureka, California area by alleviating the harshness and deprivation of their existence. She has succeeded in helping many of the homeless to find homes and employment, and return to productive life in society. She did it with no involvement of local or national government. She never