The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can’t get and to promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words, government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods. – H. L. Mencken
Happy Independence Day
Light off something that explodes, burn a steak on the BBQ, and hang out where patriotic music is being played.
Enjoy a reflection of our national roots and what made us exceptional. Take a moment to consider where we started and our American journey that led us to where we are – and what we may be as a people fifty years from now.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. – T. E. Lawrence