Wednesday, July 04, 2012


Mixed feelings today about this day.

Reminding myself of the biases of my age and character and hoping that my gloomier assessments are wrong.

Thinking of that old story of the woman who met Ben Franklin outside the State House in Philadelphia after they had cobbled together a Constitution, more than a decade after the Declaration of Independence.
So, Mr Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?
A republic, madam, if you can keep it.

This stuff still makes my hair stand on end and brings tears to my eyes.



PNWReader said...


OreamnosAmericanus said...

Gratias tibi, PNWLector.
Mea culpa. Lapsum meum corrigi.

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