Friday, July 18, 2008

Two hundred thirty three years

I started watching the HBO mini series John Adams
last night. ( I rented the first two episodes from netflix.)
The show has received excellent reviews and so far I'm in
total agreement. If you have any interest in American history
I highly recommend you check it out.
In the second episode there is a scene depicting
John Adams leaving his family behind in Massachusetts
to attend the continental congress in Philadelphia. As he
is riding away on his horse a young John Quincy Adams
watching his father leave proclaims " I hate the congress!"
I rose half way out of my chair and shouted at the television
" I hate the congress too, two hundred and thirty three years
later I hate congress!"

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