We will, I think, be best served in our ongoing struggle to be truly and honestly represented, to be safe, to have long life, and to secure long life for those who come after if we could only, every single one of us, come back to the earth.
On this July 4th, I will get down on my knees in the dirt, and tip my well-worn sunhat to Thomas Jefferson:
"[C]ultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. they are the most vigorous, the most independant, the most virtuous, & they are tied to their country & wedded to its liberty & interests by the most lasting bands." ~ Paris Aug. 23. 1785