In New Harmony, there is an open meadow that runs along one of the side streets with an interesting inscription at one end.
This area was once part of a commons with the original Utopian Rappite settlement here. This statement was coined long before the Supreme Court ruled on expressions of this sort on public property. The statement to me adds to the aura of New Harmony and the open freedom of expression promoted in this small out of the way community such as the creative writing workshops and discussion groups held here throughout the summer.
No doubt over the years, there have been discussions in the "Poets' House"centering around a statement such as this both pro and con. But thankfully a discussion like this can still be held. There are many countries where this type of subject would be taboo. Let's hope that freedom still exists for visitors to New Harmony in 2016 or 2030. "Long live" freedom of expression so all sides can be heard and out the discussion path's to the future are laid.
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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