Thursday, July 5, 2018


The first European settlers were Dutch and English, the English arriving from Massachusetts.   In 1639 they established the FUNDAMENTAL ORDERS OF CONNECTICUT.  I encourage you to take a look at this document.  Some say it was a precursor of the Constitution.  What I get from reading it is a new respect for those brave, intelligent men who wrote the Constitution, because as you can see by a short look at this earlier document language can be so convoluted and laden with references to God's power that it is almost undecipherable.  Of course the Constitution was written 137 later but that does not entirely account for the lucidity and brilliance found there.  One would hope that clarity of language would improve over time and in this case it certainly did.  Language reflects the mind of the writer and the mind of the writer is reflected in the language he or she uses.  What do Tweets say about our present state of lucidity?

Here is a recent tweet by our President.

  1. After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pore over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!