Founding Parents

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The HBO miniseries on John Adams began this evening and I was riveted.
Letting myself immerse into the story I swelled with pride and awe at the courage, tenacity, inspiration and skill of our founding parents. They let themselves rise from the frustration of tyranny to envision and commit to a new standard of rights for all of Humankind. It is so easy to take the American Idea for granted. But it was so unique and is still so fragile because it is the nature of power to seek to minimize the gifts we enjoy. If we don’t protect it, it could easily become an aching memory.

Author: PAUL SILVER

Born 1950, Married, Living in Austin Texas, Semi Retired Small Business owner and investor. My political interest evolved out of his business experience that the best decisions come out of an objective gathering of information and a pragmatic consideration of costs and benefits. I am interested in promoting Centrist candidates and Policies. My posts are mostly about people and policies that I believe are part of the solution rather the problem.

6 Comments

  1. It is so easy to take the American Idea for granted. But it was so unique and is still so fragile because it is the nature of power to seek to minimize the gifts we enjoy. If we don’t protect it, it could easily become an aching memory.

    I hate to add so little, but what more can be said?

    Thanks

  2. Paul and Davebo- I agree with you both. It was a great show and I can't wait to see the next installment next Sunday.

  3. It was a great show, indeed.

    I was most struck by how contentious and difficult it was to get the colonies to unite. How fragile the undertaking of creating a new kind of government was!

    We forget the lesson in that at our own peril..

  4. It was a great show, so great I even stayed up to watch the late night replay. Feeling tired today, but it was well worth the extra caffeine jump start required at 5 AM.
    My only regret is that Paul Giamatti is not one of the top paid actors in Hollywood.
    I think he is worth about four Brad Pitts, maybe more.

  5. The actress looks like a definite improvement on Margaret Warner on PBS. It's trade-in and trade-up time! [grin]

  6. “It was a great show, so great I even stayed up to watch the late night replay.”

    Also… except as a left coaster the second showing started at 8pm and I was a bed at a reasonable hour.

    They are handling the complicated relationship between John and Abigail Adams very, very well. Their love, mutual respect and reliance on one another, while being complete people on their own is, IMO, a very important part of their story.

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