Bearing Drift: Christmas in Williamsburg

Jim Hoeft muses

on modernity, liberty, and it’s untimely (and perhaps exaggerated?) demise:

Long after Merchant’s Square had turned their last deadbolt, we sojourned after dinner into the colonial city. Each little house and each little window had a candle. In front of the governor’s mansion burned cauldrons welcoming guests for an evening of dancing and dining. And, the streets were as silent as the crunch of our footsteps on pea-gravel.

This got me to thinking (uh-oh, here it comes).

In this beautiful city of liberty, where a man (and woman’s) virtue is tied to self-sufficiency, individual ingenuity, and personal accountability, why (and where) have we strayed so far?

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