Remember the Mayflower

We've had a lot of "bring down Columbus" and other symbols lately. More than that, we just spent $500,000 to remove a Robert E. Lee statue in Dallas at the same time that the police pension is short of cash and the suburbs like Plano are getting all of the relocations from other states. History is ugly, but it is also beautiful.  The Mayflower is one of those beautiful chapters. This week, we remember one of the most important dates in the history of the New World, the future U.S., and religious freedom. I'm especially fond of the story because my Uncle Joaquin, my father's uncle and a successful judge, attorney, and law professor in pre-Castro Cuba, used to share it with us when were kids.  He felt that it was one of the most significant moments in world history, or the day that a group of people decided to go west and find religious freedom. It started when a group of people boarded...(Read Full Post)