Sunday, July 04, 2010

"He Has Plundered Our Seas"

In commemoration of Independence Day, I thought I'd quote what seems the most currently relevant line from the Declaration of Independence.  Needless to say, when T Jefferson et al accused George III of plundering our seas, they did not have in mind the reckless exploitation of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  But still, it makes you think . . . .

Runner-up: "For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences."  This one only comes in second because it's more something we do to others, rather than having done to us by the Brits.  (Yes, I realize that many of the offenses these days are real, but with no charges . . . .")

Happy Independence Day.