Ye Olde Green Dragon: Politics
Items of a Political Nature
"Mine will be the most ethical administration in the history of the republic!" President-Elect Bill Clinton, November 1992.
[the United States] can't be so fixed on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans... President Clinton, March 1, 1993: Boston Globe, 3/2/93, page 3
"I think it's plain that the president should resign and spare the country the agony of this impeachment and removal proceeding," Clinton said. "I think the country could be spared a lot of agony and the government could worry about inflation and a lot of other problems if he'd go on and resign." Clinton, a law professor at the University of Arkansas, said there was "no question that an admission of making false statements to government officials and interfering with the FBI and the CIA is an impeachable offense."Arkansas Democrat, 8/6/74
This is the area which generated most of the requests for me to set up a non-career web page. The items referenced from here are derived from official records. The beauty of the Internet lies in its placing in the hands of We The People the raw data and the tools to become our own authorities. Check everything for yourself. As to the Green Dragon used to decorate this page, allow me to explain.
There is a well known pub in Boston, which goes all the way back to Colonial times. As most colonists did not read, the pub was marked by a copper sculpture of a dragon above the door. It did not take very long for the Boston climate to corrode the dragon a bright shade of green, so quickly that the pub's owners did not waste the effort to keep the dragon sculpture polished. The pub came to be popularly known as the "Green Dragon". During the birth of our country, many of the founding fathers would gather at the Green Dragon to hoist a tankard of ale and invent a new nation, along with deciding if this was the week they got to dump some tea into yon harbor. Along with Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere and the rest of the patriots was one physician, a Dr. Josiah Bartlett (my ancestor), down from New Hampshire to represent the interests of the Granite State. A distinguished medical practitioner, family tradition portrays Dr. Bartlett as a curmudgeon who suggested that the Declaration of Independence be written on hemp paper such that if the British succeeded in putting down the rebellion, the signers could smoke the evidence of treason! Being the senior delegate from New Hampshire, then the northernmost of the colonies, Dr. Bartlett was the first man to cast a vote for the Declaration of Independence. Along with the other delegates, he signed the Declaration of Independence on August 2, 1776, and his signature is seen in the upper right corner of the block of signatures on that document. Dr. Bartlett's career in public life included the delegation to ratify the Constitution, a brief stint in Congress and the governorship, retiring only when his health began to fail. Were Dr. Bartlett still alive, I would hope he would look on this web page with a proud eye and approve of what his descendent hath wrought. There's no alcohol here, alas. There's a state license required for such things, and the Founding fathers neglected to include a pint of ale among the inalienable rights of man. A glaring omission to be sure, but on the whole, a minor one. Not surprisingly, there is another website called the Green Dragon Tavern which has included me as a member.
A "Green Dragon Tavern" Site.
| Many years ago, men of
strong mind, strong will and strong character used to meet in The
Green Dragon Tavern. Coming together secretly, and often late at night,
they met upstairs in the Long Room. Here . . . they planned the destiny of our
country, and plotted the course of freedom which we now
This meeting site is owned by What Really Happened