Letters to the Editor

February 14, 2013 4:24 PM

Nation’s Founders would be embarrassed of us

Imagine we can all time-travel back to Boston in the late 1760s, not as invisible observers but actual flesh-and-blood residents. Further, let’s pretend we’re all patriots, not British soldiers, officers, loyalists or public officials. Can we detect any signs of unrest? Are we wary of the redcoats? Are noisy demonstrations upsetting the peace and quiet virtually every day? Alone, do we feel threatened and vulnerable, but in a crowd, emboldened and invigorated? Is there treason in the air? Is that gunpowder we smell?

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