Thursday, February 21, 2008
Let us dare to read, think, speak and write
"Let us dare to read, think, speak and write." Yes, words a Knight of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale would embrace in our quest. Words written and lived by the man we call the 2nd President of the United States, John Adams. Being a history "nut", HBO subscriber and frequent visitor to the local post office, I have been bombarded with this iconic message. A testament to my profession, marketing, I am anxious to watch this mini-series bring to life a true hero of our country. John Adams was a man who personified "Unity through Diversity". More than just words in his time, it was a philosophy that built a great nation. John Adams was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, yet successfully defended five British soldiers from the Boston Massacre, hardly politically correct in colonial days. He fought Alexander Hamilton's policy of creating a huge standing army that almost brought us to an unwanted and unneeded war with the French, and which also polarized our country politically. Sound Familiar?! His strength of character and integrity brought our nation and its people together at a very venerable and violent time. Not to mention that his cousin was Samuel Adams, namesake of some mighty fine beers! It's times like his, and now ours, where Knights of Moleskine, Spirit and Ale are needed the most. Yes, we'll face a lot of opposition; however, the fruits of our labors will be sweet in the end. LET US DARE TO READ, THINK, SPEAK AND WRITE!
Sir Hook of Warrick
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