Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Marvel and Mystery of the World

But we can all remind ourselves that the richness of this country was not born in the resources of the earth, though they be plentiful, but in the men that took its measure. For that reminder is everywhere—in the cities, towns, farms, roads, factories, homes, hospitals, schools that spread everywhere over that wilderness.

We can remind ourselves that for all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators. Being so, we are the marvel and the mystery of the world, for that enduring liberty is no less a blessing than the abundance of the earth.


~Annual
Wall Street Editorial on the day before Thanksgiving

2 Comments:

At 11/26/2009 11:28 PM, Anonymous Lyle said...

Thanks for posting uplifting articles. To much we only hear the sky is falling due to short term thinking. We need to step back and look at where we have come from and it is a long long way. The postings about the costs of things do the same thing.

 
At 11/27/2009 8:05 AM, Blogger Dredd said...

Yep, it is hard to figure out why so many people are worrying because the presses are working overtime.

You want wealth you got wealth sayeth the Treasurer.

 

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