July 04, 2003

Independence Day I was working

Independence Day

I was working over here in London but Happy Fourth to all. Check out this dispatch from New Freedom, Pennsylvania. And take a peek at this poll.

It appears that despite it all, the lingering effects on the American psyche of 9/11, the "jobless recovery," the myriad corporate scandals, continued coalition deaths in Iraq--the American people appear, by and large, to feel in pretty good stead. Here's one person's take in New Freedom:

"For Marge Goodfellow, who has been watching over New Freedom since moving here in 1947, change simply presents new challenges to be met. Worried that kids watch too much TV, she's been running a day camp for local children each summer. She also has planted gardens downtown around the old rail tracks, trying to beautify the town's public spaces. In recognition, the town named its park, where the carnival is held, after her.

"Life will never be like we lived it," she says. But like many here, she's intensely proud of the efforts of this community - and the nation as a whole - to adapt to new circumstances. "On the whole, I do believe this country's right on target," she says. "I think we're doing a pretty good job."

You know, she's probably got it about right. Happy Fourth of July. (And stay tuned for reaction to Newt Gingrich's broadside against State later today).

Posted by Gregory at July 4, 2003 09:29 PM
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