11 March, 2013


HANK HOKAMPS' JOURNALISM: My favorite quote comes from Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince," penned in 1532:

"There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent,the second is good, the third is useless."

Tall tales of serpentine involvement over the years dot these degrees of effort that pertain to all of yesterday. And this hoopla will undoubedly repeat itself today and every tomorrow. The adoption of our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, gave us a destiny but politicians and industrialists today, engaging in public and State affairs for personal or partisan aims rather than for reasons of principle, have given us separation.

* Excerpt from my unpublished manuscript, "Never A Toadstool."

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