Our Human suggested that a quote about it taking a common enemy to unite us might be apropos for our blog today, but when we came upon this one from one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, we knew it was the right quote for us. And that it was right about a whole lot more than "us" and our "sitiuation" with our visiting neighbors:
A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.
-- Samuel Adams
Here's to principles and manners and to liberty and freedom.
Happy Fourth of July!
Alberta, Sky, Blackie and Charlie