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Find the Cost of Freedom Buried In the Ground

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by omgb, May 4, 2010.

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  1. omgb

    omgb Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Santa Clarita, CA
    Today May 4th is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State Massacre. Much sadness accompanies that anniversary.

    It's odd too that it came almost 200 years and 2 months after the Boston Massacre (March 5, 1770).

    No matter which side of the war you were on, this was a national tragedy and an example of what can happen when fear and passion govern rather than reason. It was Franklin who opined that "When passion governs, she never governs wisely". I just finished teaching about Watergate to my AP students. In that case, the separation of powers saved us. Gerald Ford summed up the whole Watergate debacle by saying "Our Constitution works. We are a republic of laws, not of men." I only hope that remains true.
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