Imagine a welfare program without legions of bureaucrats making rules and ordering people’s lives. Imagine a program that draws on citizens’ voluntary generosity and the opportunity to do well by doing good. No imagination necessary. It happened in 1781, and it’s the subject of my new post over at WWTFT.com. Thanks to WWTFT for the intro.
Battle flag (cropped) of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie against the British, Sep. 10, 1813.
South Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial is on Facebook!