"Any clear resolution of the slavery question one way or the other rendered ratification of the Constitution virtually impossible."
Joseph Ellison, FOUNDING BROTHERS, Chapter Three: The Silence

Dear Friends,

I'm giving thanks for The Constitution; and I'm giving thanks to those who paid for it most dearly.

Happy July 4th;  Happy Independence Day to all of us.


July 4th, 2020

Who paid for this?
Bones of this nation,
Words, bought with Black Ancestors.
A love letter: tossed.