Ted’s essays

our lives, fortunes, sacred honor

Paul Harvey produced a fine video on the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

It is useful perspective for us facing a similar situation today.

Paul Harvey

The Declaration of Independence signers

Sometimes, in speaking to fellow travelers on this path of understanding and struggle, I say with honesty and without bravado, that we are in a way fortunate. We are at that rare point in history where men’s spirits will be tested. We are at a turning point in the evolution of man and his societies. We stand on the threshold of a reniassance in liberty against a formidable foe. (Oh, I write better than I speak, but I try to say that, anyway.)

Other times I look fondly, lovingly at my wife, our home, my shop, my studio and all the humble little joys we have accumulated. I don’t want to change this. I don’t want change thrust upon me. I want to grow old puttering around here.

Why can’t they just leave us alone? What is that horrid greed or other evil that lurks in these beings that has to destroy what little bit we have?

I truly understand what Paul Harvey describes in those signers. I thnk I know how they felt. It is certainly no joy in Mudville.