On The Bounds of Freedom

My loyalties will not be bound by national borders, or confined in time by one nation's history, or limited in the spiritual dimension by one language and culture. I pledge my allegiance to the damned human race, and my everlasting love to the green hills of Earth, and my intimations of glory to the singing stars, to the very end of space and time.

Edward Paul Abbey (January 29, 1927 – March 14, 1989) was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. (source: Wikipedia)

Commentary: In light of all we’ve learned the last couple days about spill after spill, a quote from this guy seemed appropriate.

Originally published on The Minot Voice: January 23, 2015