Come Together

July 10, 2016

Upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin famously said: "[W]e must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately."


That was a great line for the time and accurately if pithily reflected the dangerous course to which the signers had just committed themselves.


But if Franklin were alive today, I think he might modify that admonition just a bit.


I think, looking at the events of the last two days and reflecting upon the increasing sense of polarization, division, mistrust, and fear in this country, he might say: "We must all come together or most assuredly we will come apart."

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