Thursday, April 19, 2012

The scene remains the same

This photo was taken at Federal Hall in October 2008, when people gathered outside the Stock Exchange in anticipation of the final bell.  It was a nightmarish week when the economy seemed to tank overnight and no one knew if it would ever end.

Staking out the Stock Exchange

Fast-forward three and a half years and we have protesters sleeping on these same steps.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.  - George Washington

On this site, Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States.  What would he think of it today?