Two Day and probably not to be good. Today is a Yankee Government Holy Day, the anniversary of the day that the congress finally “screwed up its courage” and admitted to the “mob” that they had declared independence from the British tyrant. Of course it would be some months before the hollow crown and strutting parliament would learn of this since the fastest transportation was wind powered.
I started the morning on my stationary bicycle since the gym is closed on the excuse of holy day; any excuse is good enough for them to deny service. Speaks mightily about the management of their proprietors, Scant City Memorial Hospital.
While on bicycle I read a bit of Jeremy Black’s “Eighteenth Century England” and reflected on the nature of liberty. As I later walked outside, a gentle rain trying to fall, I further mused on this. How did Black’s discussion of the deep differences within the population of England and their acceptance of these differences help to make a stronger nation and a better people apply to us?
It seems to me that our problem today is not so much the wide differences among the people of the Yankee Republic, but the intractability of the partisan politicians. Their attitude of forcing their own prejudices and self-service on the general population, instead of a freedom of tolerance, seems at root the problem.
The question seems to be how can we dissolve this atmosphere of totalitarian restriction and elimination of freedom being built by politicians of both parties and re-establish a healthy electorate who can build strength through the fostering of tolerance for behaviors that may be different but not pathological, at least compared to the tyrannies espoused and enforced by organization.
What should count is the people and the nation and not partisan priesthoods.