Of plows and politics

A couple thousand years ago, give or take, the Romans turned to retired consul Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus when a war with their neighbors the Aequi turned particularly ugly. Cincinnatus, who was plowing his field when the senators found him, washed off the dirt, put on his toga, and returned to Rome. Once the Aequi had been dispatched, Cincinnatus returned to his farm and once more took up his plow.

Today, another farmer offers his assistance to his fellow Americans on the eve of a difficult election.

Comments 1

  1. Patrick wrote:

    Thank you for putting me in such august company!

    Posted 04 Nov 2008 at 3:10 am

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