At the debates framing the Constitution, the end of one government and the birth of a new republic, Ben Franklin is said to have looked at Washington's chair.
"I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I... know that it is a rising...sun."
A glance at this blog's archives shows that as principled argument fell out of fashion in 2009, the victim of majoritarian power politics, we slipped into a prudent hibernation. There is little point whispering into a howling wind.
Some 5 years later, as the end of that era approaches, the prospect of a new dawn, a rising sun, obliges prudent people to arise from their slumber and to recall their dreams. If and when that dawn breaks, it will be a time of both restoration and reform. Principles will be back in style.
The classic typing exercise--so laughable in these sophisticated times--comes to my fingers. How did it go again? Ah.
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.
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