Thursday, May 26, 2005
"That didn't sound like a retraction to me. It sounds more of an affirmation of his 'self-realization' citing a greater power directing him. Crossing the river between Quebec and Ontario, two Canadian provinces (once almost two countries, on the northern New York border) from the capital city Ottawa into Hull, one sees the emphasis and protection of the French language carried into the advertisements by 'American' businesses, going so far as to place the 'Big Mac' in the middle of a billboard of the 'Arch de Triumph' (ca. 1985). America owes quite a debt of gratitude to France for the support of our young republic. If 6000 of their troops hadn't marched from Rhode Island to New York and perhaps, convince Gen. Washington, to fight with them in Virginia against Gen. Cornwallis (instead of Admiral Cornwallis in NYC) we may have lost our cause, a declaration first signed in New York by William Floyd, on Long Island, where we also lost the first battle. Posted by: George Myers, Jr. at May 26, 2005 10:38 AM"