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What a Great 4th of July! Take us out of here, Ray. Take us out of here, Allen.

Best 4th in years on all counts. More ahead. For the first time in ten years I am not ashamed of my country. At the same time my sense of imminent hazard increases. I wonder how long this luck can last.

There is no plan. All is hazard. And the only thing that will preserve us is ourselves. – – John Fowles

“Most astonishingly the world turns in this uncertain hour to a rock built on the mysterious notion of the Declaration. To something built on a bet. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

“What can such a wager mean? If it is any consolation the men who wrote them in 1776 weren’t sure what it signified either. Fortunately they proved willing to make it up as they went along. Admiration grants in retrospect what only faith and love can grant beforehand.”

RTWT at: Risk

Oh, we come on the ship they call the Mayflower
We come on the ship that sailed the moon
We come in the age’s most uncertain hour
And sing an American tune
Oh, it’s all right, it’s all right
It’s all right, it’s all right
You can’t be forever blessed
Still, tomorrow’s going to be another working day
And I’m trying to get some rest
That’s all I’m trying to get some rest

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  • Leslie July 5, 2017, 8:50 AM