New Orleans – Conflicting Pictures

I stood across the street and took a photo of the expansive courthouse in front of me.  Across the entire top of the building is an inscription “The impartial administration of justice is the foundation of liberty.”  I arrived at the courthouse early and had a few minutes to reflect on this statement.  I liked it.  I related to it.  I am dedicating my life to make it true.

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As I stood staring at this building I began to think, as I have a lot lately, about how much longer I can do this work in this way – with all of this travel.  Delayed flights, sleepless hotel nights, more bad food than good, and just plain exhaustion.  Pondering my options, I looked to the left of where I was standing, where I took the picture above, and I saw this.

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And then I knew.  I must keep going until “The impartial administration of justice is the foundation of liberty” is much more of a true statement in this country than it is today.  And so, the journey continues.