“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.” – Thomas Jefferson
Good morning to you all, the wonderful people who spend some of your precious time here, fielding kicks from the Monday Morning Punter. I would like to wish everyone a very safe and very happy 4th of July. And a very happy birthday to the United States of America, as she celebrates 232 years of sovereignty after declaring her independence from Great Britain. Not a day goes by without me taking a pause to appreciate the good fortune we all have to call America our nation and our home. And I also am constantly cognizant of just how remarkable and unlikely the founding of this country really was. Perhaps never in the history of the world was a pen mightier than when it touched the parchment that became The Declaration of Independence.
William Kristol, conservative columnist for the New York Times and founder and editor of The Weekly Standard wrote a fantastic editorial this week about the 4th of July and the Declaration of Independence. I would like to point out that I pretty much am diametrically opposed to everything William Kristol stands for politically. But here at the Monday Morning Punter we recognize that most conservatives have America’s best interests at heart, the same way most liberals do. The two ideologies simply have different perspectives on how to tend to America’s fire of Liberty. And every so often, these two visions converge; as is the case in Kristol’s piece here. This is when America is at her glorious best. Please give it a read if you get a chance.
The Choice They Made by William Kristol
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.