In the hard past Americans thought themselves blessed; in the present, Stupid Leftists claim victimhood and attack the modernity that makes life safe and easy.
I love visiting old graveyards. This is not because I’m a morbid, ghoulish type. It is, instead, because graveyards tell stories about times past and I find the past fascinating. Moreover, by teaching us about the past, graveyards can give us insights into the present, whether for better or worse.
Yesterday, I spent a happy hour on a rain-soaked day wandering through a graveyard that dated back to the early years of the 19th century. You can get a sense of the cemetery’s serene beauty through these photographs.
I drew two lessons about the past from this visit. First, that those people who fought and died to help create the United States of America were often very young. I reached this conclusion because the cemetery is the resting place of thirteen veterans of the Revolutionary War. I took pictures of a few of the headstones, along with the accompanying plaques explaining who the men were. [Read more…]