Despite the inherent American distaste for social class distinction, Mills points out that this has not dampened our affection for homegrown aristocrats, such as Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hyde Park may not exactly be an American Downton Abbey, but Roosevelt’s second inaugural address captures the essence of the nature of the social contract between the haves and have-nots, when he said, “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
Diane and I hope that we will be able to start watching season three this week, so that we can hold our heads up when other people start talking about the new season.
— Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D., resides in Georgeton Abbey, aka Georgetown, and is the CEO of LifeSpring, the local community mental health center in Jeffersonville. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checkout his Welcome to Planet-Terry blog and podcast at www.planetterry.wordpress.com