“America Goes to Washington”
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then.
It is like a storm in the atmosphere.
For Americans who came to Washington, D.C., yesterday, the events of our founding as a nation are not vague historical dates. These events still live and we feel kinship with the Founders of our nation and thankfulness for their courage; the mind of liberty that propelled their actions is a part of us as well. They have been our teachers, our mentors and our examples in freedom.
My family came to America when we were a colony. I had ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and on both sides of the Civil War. Others who later came to this country know kinship of spirit, if not kinship of blood.
This is our country.