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


phoenixwoman said...

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


John (Juan) Donaghy said...

I noted it - alas!