Sunday, July 04, 2010

Fourth of July

“It seems to me that there are very dangerous ambiguities about our democracy in its actual present condition. I wonder to what extent our ideals are now a front for organized selfishness and systematic irresponsibility. If our affluent society ever breaks down and the facade is taken away, what are we going to have left?”
Thomas Merton

2 comments:

phoenixwoman said...

I have presented a contemporary edit of the US Bill of Rights. It answers Merton's question.

--Charles

John (Juan) Donaghy said...

I noted it - alas!