Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Today is Flag Day. June 14.
Did you remember to honor Old Glory today?
It ain’t the scrap of cloth. Fifty million jackasses in Islamabad can burn it, piss on it, and wipe their asses with it...but they can never destroy what it represents.
We live in what is perhaps the grandest Thought Experiment the Western world - hell, the entire world - has ever produced. It may not be perfect, but nothing created by humans ever is. It is, however, the finest example of what humans can do when they are set free to make their way in the world.
“A new Nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” That’s what that scrap of cloth means. Long may it wave.