"I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson (appears in the Jefferson Memorial)

Tipping point for revolt

With all the many problems at the Port of Seattle, you wonder what bit of information it might be that would prove the tipping point for revolt – the point at which voters tell the elected board, “Off with all your heads.”

Maybe the reports that the private attorneys hired by the Port (which is to say, the people of the district) to defend it against criminal investigators at the U.S. Department of Justice, have so far been paid more than a quarter million dollars. Something about that factoid just seems as though it might do the trick.

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