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Citizens Union Repeats Need for Public Input on Term Limits – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog

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Inside City Hall Park, once ceremonially fired upon by Boston residents who erroneously received a great number of computer-generated traffic summonses, are monuments of importance that require we reconsider the cost of democracy. I know many have not been inside the park, once the grounds partially of the “First Almshouse” the cemetery (and other bodies) found in the fortified upgrades to the park back in 1999 where I worked on some the skeletal remains of our “ancestors” beneath the statue of Horace Greeley and the monument to Joseph Pulitzer. In 1999 they moved the statue of a young Connecticut patriot in the American Revolution, Nathan Hale, incarcerated in Huntington and Manhattan who was hung for spying by the British Army, whose barracks remains are still under the park. He said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” his statue moved in the security upgrades to the front of City Hall. Nearby, on the edge of what was once a swamp, another patriot, Jacob Leisler was hung for allowing a supposed “rebellion” that allowed the Dutch to retake the city under their second “term” which he was later exonerated for, dug up and reburied with honors and a parade under the succeeding king and queen, “William and Mary”. There was no water in the well in the fort and few against a fleet!

So I call on the City Council, on behalf of those who have perished in our city’s defense, to defend its people’s decision, to create and continue as a model of democracy, started here in the Nation’s first capital, the D.C. Capitol Dome, made in its borough of the Bronx under Abraham Lincoln, and continue to be a model to the world by keeping term limits.

Benjamin Franklin’s statue, as a printer, is across the street from City Hall and now faces Nathan Hale today. The world watches for wisdom.

— Posted by George Myers Citizens Union Repeats Need for Public Input on Term Limits – City Room – Metro – New York Times Blog

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Written by georgejmyersjr

09/08/2008 at 1:30 am

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