We have called by various names brothers and sisters of a single principle.I still want investigations of Bush administration officials for torture, though.
If a republican cherishes free government under law, we are all republicans.
If a democrat believes that the voices of all the people should count, we are all democrats.
If it is conservative to defend the Constitution, we are all conservatives.
If it is liberal to to live for liberty - and die for it, if need be - we are all liberals.
If a progressive dreams that tomorrow will be better than yesterday, we are all progressives.
January 20, 2009
This more or less sums up my feelings about the beginning of Barack Obama's presidency: