Quote of the Week

“When our nation was founded, there was a Holy Roman Emperor, Venice was a Republic, France was ruled by a King, China and Japan by an Emperor, Russia by a Czar, and Great Britain had only the barest beginnings of a democracy.  All of these proud regimes and scores of others have long passed into history and among the world’s powers, the only government that stands essentially unchanged is the Federal Union put together in the 1780s by 13 states on the east coast of North America.” – Walter Mondale