Saturday, July 04, 2009
America First Day 1924: We've come a long way
The people who made this poster back in 1924 had a certain vision for an ideal American society. Many of the ideals are still viable, and many simply cannot be attained. Abolition of caste and class? Not likely. And religious liberty, to be reinforced by "patriotic religious services" in West Virginia? And what's this about "womanhood" as something to "regard" like childhood and old age?
Perhaps this July 4, 2009, we can consider how far we've come, and how far we have to go as a nation and as a society.