Sunday, July 17, 2011
My Country My A**
Benjamin Franklin said, "Where liberty is, there is my country." America is no longer free nor liberal in the way that Franklin would have used the word. Mark Joppa posted this on Facebook. While it is probably advantageous to be considered loyal opposition, I'm not clear that America is now much better than the Hapsburg monarchy that my great-grandparents left in the 1880s. The Hapsburg Empire, like America today, was Progressive. It was a monarchy, not a republic, and the dictatorship was of an emperor, not majority rule. The differences are negligible.