Check out Power Line’s blog today. They have been following the Minnesota Senate Race between incumbent Norm Coleman and Al Franken. It was pretty close on November 4th and it keeps getting closer as ballots keep turning up in odd places. I’m an election judge. It’s pretty weird that this is happening.
They also quote Calvin Coolidge from a speech he gave on July 5, 1926 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. I found it worth pondering.
“We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren sceptre in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.”