Friday, August 26, 2011

Congressional field trip part 1

To the National Mall.... 

"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors."

~Thomas Jefferson

Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial. (emphasis mine)

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