• July 4, 2018

Leading up to July 4, 1776, “the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America” (now better known as the Declaration of Independence) complained that the George III, then King of England, “sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.” And, unsurprisingly,  King George III did not want  his rebellious colonists adjudicating right and wrong so he “obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.”

Storm Over St. Paul Minnesota

Now, 252 years later, we have a President of the United States obstructing the administration of justice and his lawyers argue that, like a King, the President of our country is the law so he cannot be found to violate the law. These are ominous and potentially momentous times. Maybe that should give more substance to what we generally treat as little more than an excuse for an annual summer party.

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