Monday, August 3, 2009

‘It is a relic of the nation’s beginning’ :: The Liberty Bell

August 4th, 2009

Today I visited The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. As I passed through the nicely redesigned viewing center for the bell and looked at the exhibits therein, I could only wonder the following sentiment: Given the current state of much of modern American politics and politicians, the current banking systems, the apparently dysfunctional judicial systems of our nation, and the seemingly never ending encroachment upon our substantive rights, how much time would pass until the American populace surely mandates that the bell ring yet again (such as in the observance of a new beginning)? Given the genius of the original design for the nation, one can only hope that the ‘baby is not thrown out with the bath water’ when, and if, the bell ever again rings anew for its represented purpose.