Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Fourth

A happy Fourth of July to all!

Here's my annual reflection:

"You see, my kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to institutions or its officeholders. The country is the real thing; it is the thing to watch over and care for and be loyal to; institutions extraneous, they are its mere clothing, and clothing can wear out, become ragged, cease to be comfortable, cease to protect the body from winter, disease, and death. To be loyal to rags, to shout for rags, to worship rags, to die for rags--that is a loyalty of unreason ...."

--Mark Twain

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Um, yeah, what he said.