Sunday, July 03, 2011

My John Adams Moment

Today, Alexander Heffner poses a question in the Washington Post: “Why doesn't John Adams have a memorial in Washington?” Over at, there's an intelligent discussion about the man and his legacy. Among the comments is this account of a visit by "FreedomLover" to John Adams' home.

While walking up the stairs a U.S. Park Ranger pointed to the picture in front of my wife and I. It was an ordinary, weathered and cracked 17th century picture frame with the “Declaration of Independence” framed inside with all of the signatures at the bottom of the document. I said to the park ranger, “This is obviously a copy of the document ...”

It gets better.


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