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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day 2008

Commenter Phelps in reply to Knox the Younger's bleat:

"What I want to know is, where are the Washingtons, Jeffersons, Adamses and Hancocks? Who do these Bozos think is going to lead the new America out of the ashes and back to its Constitutional glory, and why aren't these giants running for public office and leading the political revolution?"


The new Washington is doing the same thing the old Washington was doing -- running his business after an honorable but otherwise undistinguished military stint.

The new Jefferson is doing the same as the old Jefferson -- running a business, and taking up an epistolary hobby, only writing a blog this time.

The new Adams is doing the same as the old Adams -- pursuing a law career, with some part of it dealing with issues of state and freedom.

The new Hancock is doing the same thing as the old Hancock -- smuggling contraband (then, molasses for drugs, now probably the drugs themselves) and evading taxes and laundering money.

The new Franklin is blogging and publishing columns, the new Sam Adams is getting pressured by the local authorities about how to run his bar, and the new Paul Revere is reading this comment, and reminding himself to buy some more ammunition this weekend, just in case.

Let's roll.


Blogger Armed Citizen said...

I loved this post! I may just be that Paul Revere! Where are the political giants indeed? It is you and I and the millions like us who must stand up and fight. I just hope that fight can still happen without bloodshed!

November 4, 2008 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Jay21 said...

Quite possibly the best response yet. Well said.

November 4, 2008 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Well put. III.

November 4, 2008 at 1:32 PM  
Blogger markofafreeman said...

Awesome. And thanks for the reminder.





Especially for the new 50 cal I just ordered. Ouch. Will aspirin help the ache in my wallet?

November 4, 2008 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Extremely well put comment.

Fact is that no one is a born leader - and our the leaders in the Founding Generation were made by circumstances. It is similar to being born a genius - it takes the right education, the right opportunities, to see that genius flower into something of worth.

Our modern-day Washingtons, Adams', Jeffersons, Hancocks, Reveres & Franklins - even our Sam Whittemores http://indeliblemark.blogspot.com/2008/09/samuel-whittemore-from-1775.html are out there, perhaps even reading this blog and this thread. Circumstances haven't yet brought them to the fore - and hopefully they won't need to do so. A lot depends on whether the people of like mind to us go to bed tonight with a smile or don't sleep, due to great unhappiness and fear about the future.

November 4, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

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