Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Trying to get into the mindset of the members of the constitutional convention can be, well kind of hard. When some of them spoke of My Country they weren't talking about the United States. Especially the US as we understand it now. 

When some of the delegates invoked country they were talking about Virginia or Carolina or Massachusetts. Thirteen former colonies founded at different times, under different rules by settlers with radically different ideas about what made a perfect society, what defined liberty. 

I live in Oregon, probably wouldn't want to live anywhere else. But, I am an American. And this country with all its flaws is what I am. 

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