Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

Two thoughts for today, after a long ride where I noted lots of for-sale signs and empty businesses:

Regarding this: "Farmageddon":

"Guns drawn, a SWAT team kicks in the door of a private business. Are the cops there for drug dealers? Mafia mobsters? Terrorists? No, the long arm of the law is out for the real dangerous contraband: raw milk and grass-fed chickens."

Thomas Jefferson: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Thomas Jefferson, a farmer himself, believed that America should be a nation of farmers.  We know what he would have thought of the American of today.