Sunday, February 18, 2024

I Make a Joke About the Chair Being Green and Today It's Colored Magenta

March 19, 1989
Brutus has moved on with his life. Maybe Gladys is still mad because of her posture. Who sits on the couch like that?

I wonder if that chair is green, like in the current comic strips.

So we're not actually talking about memorizing the whole speech, just the opening lines--which is all anyone ever remembers anyway? I think Wilberforce can remember "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." I mean, the Kennedy one is good as well. I'm partial to more obscure quotes. Everyone is going to be quoting Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy, all the big prezzies. My choice would be "I cannot ask for heaven success, even for my country, in a cause where she should be in the wrong. May our country always be successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right." This is from John Quincy Adams in response to Stephan Decatur's statement "Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right, but our country, right or wrong."

I'm glad that even Wilberforce knows that quote isn't from Lincoln, but he should be more concerned about the weird indoctrination, which is why I'm more partial to quotes from presidents that point out the United States' many, many, many flaws.

Steven Kraan

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