Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Washington, DC (Happy Fourth of July)

If you ever get the chance to visit our nation's capitol, I do recommend it.  You can stop by the office of your elected representatives and share your good ideas with them.  Participatory democracy is the best, in my opinion, perhaps because of my experience growing up with New England Town Meeting governance.  There is a saying, "If you don't vote, don't gripe."  I take it one step further, "If you don't get involved in the process, don't gripe."

Many of the museums are open for free, such as the Smithsonian and the National Gallery of Art.

The building below is the United States Supreme Court.  I'd like to be a Supreme Court Justice, but that's not going to happen.

Below is the statue of Freedom.  She normally sits atop the capitol dome, but when I was in DC she had been transported to the ground for cleaning.  It was a rare opportunity to see her close up.

If you visit in the spring, you might just have the opportunity to see the cherry blossoms in bloom.  Climate change has made the date less predictable.  They used to always bloom in the spring.

It was recently brought to my attention that due to my socialist leanings I should "move to Russia."  Not gonna happen.  

Have a wonderful Fourth of July.  

Oh, and to restore Democracy, support campaign finance reform.  Money is not speech, and corporations are not people.  America has the best politicians money can buy.  If you love the United States, make an effort to improve upon the foundation.

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