I visited our nation's capital for the first time this week. I toured our Capitol, visited several Smithsonian Museums, the Supreme Court, the Monuments and more. As a tourist, and personally, the Library of Congress was far and away the most enjoyable building. However, the most moving moment for me was visiting the National Archives and viewing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I was reminded and moved by the struggles our founding fathers went through in forming this Nation of ours. These days, we spend so much of our time in our political discussion evoking their "will" or their "intentions". The irony of this occurs to me, as they themselves were often unable to come to a single "will". I think the spirit that is embodied in those documents though is that of cooperation and negotiation, for the good of our United States. This is what we should be focusing on today.
I can't wait to go back to DC. I think it won't be long before I'm drawn back.