..to American gardeners.
Amid the parades and barbecues and sales, let's take a minute to remember h
ow lucky we are to live in this country.
Each year I re-read George Washington's 1970 address...
..and determine to continue working, despite setbacks, to fulfill his visio
"The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud thems
elves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a p
olicy worthy of imitation. All possess alike liberty of conscience and immu
nities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as i
f it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the
exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of th
e United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assi
stance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demea
n themselves as good citizens."
Parents, teach your children!