Thursday, January 2, 2014

Founding Fathers

When you see "76" do you naturally think of the beginnings of the United States of America and our Founding Fathers? Does your mind drift to that greatest commemoration of the blessings of liberty--the Gettysburg Address? With that reverent, grateful acclamation of sacrifices made to ensure our precious freedoms:
"[...]that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
America's Founding Fathers held in highest regard the importance of self-governance, personal responsibility and individual freedoms.

Dunwoody's Founding Fathers...not so much. While the United States was originally a reaction to a distant disinterested dictatorial government Dunwoody was formed in the likeness of the very government our Patriots rebelled against. In Dunwoody we are certainly not dedicated to a government of, by and for the people. We are not to be listened to or even governed. We are to be managed.

The sooner the complainers amongst us realize this the sooner we can build Dunwoody into the kind of place our masters have planned for us.