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tethered together

In my post yesterday, I wondered what America can be tethered to if there’s no foundation to tether to.  I think maybe the answer is that we can be tethered together.  I guess I’d say this is similar to a version of Locke’s social contract.  It gives us support, stability and strength.  I think of it mentally as the tether going laterally rather than vertically.

Compared to something that connects to a solid foundation, this formulation seems a lot less stable. Americans are moving in a lot of different directions at once, with competing goals and politics.  That makes me think this formulation is as untenable as universals are.

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Written by keithboyea

June 12, 2012 at 10:07 pm

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