Tuesday, July 10, 2012

JULY 10. 2012

The Washington Post has a poll today which says President Obama and his presumed Republican rival for the presidency this fall, Governor Mitt Romney, are about even. This puzzles me;  I'm having a hard time believing that we're having an election at all.

     To be sure, the president makes speeches, mostly about how well things are going, and the ex-governor makes them, mostly about how badly. The economy is so-so, I can remember when it was better and when it was worse.  If you're old enough to vote, so can you. We're at war;  that's the bad news. The good news is that we used to be at two. One war is better than two.  Neither man, that I've noticed, has really offered a persuasive path to peace--no wars at all,

     I got a new copy of the Constitution this past week; the old one vanished somewhere.  In the front are some wise words from Alexander Hamilton, spoken back in 1775, "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."

    Okay, Mr. President, Governor.  It's election time.  Start writing, please. 

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