Good morning. I am starting day five of my cross country journey and do not even have Internet this morning. Instead, I am dictating this quick post using my iPhone. Please forgive mistakes. It is very hard to proofread.
I spent most of July 4 driving through Oklahoma and New Mexico. It’s not my favorite kind of landscape – I prefer a more verdant terrain – but what was delightful was the fact that every small town through which I traveled, and I traveled through many, was festooned with red white and blue. No matter what’s going on in the big cities, lots of ordinary Americans were clearly celebrating the birth of our great national experiment in individual liberty.
One of the things I have to do is give a shout out to America as truckers. It is exhausting to drive for long stretches at a time. You must be constantly vigilant, lest something bad happen on the road. In other words, it’s a hard job.
I have seen hundreds of trucks during this trip, all of them obeying the rules of the road, all of them driving courteously, and all of them spreading throughout America the bounty of America and the world. These truckers are an impressive bunch and I think we should all be grateful for their willingness to live their life on the road. [Read more…]