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Watcher’s Council Nominations – America’s Birthday Edition

Submitted by on July 4, 2012 – 1:46 pm ESTNo Comment

The Watcher’s Council

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday.

As we approach a moment of decision in four months’ time, it’s well worth reflecting on our past, our present and our future. The next election and even more important how the men elected to office behave and the choices they make are going to be crucial in determining what kind of country we become.

It wasn’t so very long ago that Benjamin Franklin, coming out of the Constitutional convention in Philadelphia, was asked by a fellow citizen what kind of country our Founders had given us.

“A Republic” Franklin replied, “If you can keep it.”

Can we? Amidst the festivities of celebrating the birth of our beloved Republic, we had best ponder the answer to that question. As another great American famously said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Ultimately, it’s up to us, just like Ben Franklin said back at the creation.

I and my fellow Council members wish you and yours a wonderful Fourth of July.

Council News:

This week, Ask Marion, Liberty’s Spirit and The Pirate’s Cove took advantage of my generous offer of link whorage and earned honorable mention status with some great pieces.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

Simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (which won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then just return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members, while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

Well then, let’s see what we have this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy!

Remember to tune in next Monday for the Watcher’s Forum question, where the Council and invited guests provide pithy short takes as a roundtable on a major issue… don’t you DARE MISS IT!

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