Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day

This week we in the United States commemorate July 4, 1776-- our Independence Day.  On that date, our Founding Fathers served notice to monarchs and theocrats that there was no place for them in our experiment in government.  In the place of despotic autocrats would be a democratic republic where mankind used reason and carefully crafted compromise to promote individual liberty and the common good.  As with any noble ideal, we often fail in our pursuit of perfection.  But we have not abandoned our faith that we shall be the nation that our ideals say we can be.  Nor shall we...

Louis Nugent: View on Beauregard Street

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