Saturday, January 1, 2011

How Strange Is This New Year?



After reading the below text I had to ask, how strange is this new year?

On this day 148 years ago the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect and yet as a nation we do nothing to mark the occasion. How strange in a nation that celebrates a narrative of the gradual embrace and expansion of freedom.

How Will We Imagine Slavery in 2015?
http://cwmemory.com/2011/01/01/how-will-we-imagine-slavery-in-2015/

Maybe its the gradual erosion of our freedoms that somehow make presidential proclamations seem as insignificant footnotes in history?

Have you stocked up on those incandescent light bulbs yet? Soon they will be considered contraband but not this kind of contraband.

Take a moment to review or read the Emancipation Proclamation to mark this occasion.
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/emancipation_proclamation/

Happy New Year and remember Freedom is Not Free and it is not Forgotten!

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