When it shall be said in any country in the world, my people are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive..., when these things can be said, then may that country boast of its constitution and its government.
-- Thomas Paine
Sunday, July 04, 2010
A Founding Father speaks
Let us think about this with all due seriousness: