Yesterday was the 225th birthday of our Constitution, and what better place to celebrate it than in Philadelphia, the city where it was written and signed. Last week we stayed in the historic district, and I walked across the street from the hotel and into Independence Hall. I was in awe of the place. Imagine sitting in the same room as George Washington and the other delegates sat as they argued, debated, philosophized and compromised about this document that would determine the success of this new nation. It made me think about our leaders now who can’t agree on anything, and yet these men 225 years ago were able to put their differences aside (and there were many) to do what was best for our nation. Their final product was nothing short of a miracle. Now, just having the Democrats and Republicans listen to each other long enough to compromise and get something accomplished would be a miracle. We need more miracles in government.
Here are some pictures from our wonderful Philadelphia trip.