"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)

First take: Insleeisms


INSLEEISMS The Seattle Times has pulled together (and did it really try to trademark the term?) a collected quotes of Governor Jay Inslee, who threatens to become a highly quotable governor. Some are a little odd, like this little-noted line from 2011: ““A transportation package is going to be difficult because there is a tooth fairy but there is no transportation fairy.” One that may seem odd but isn’t necessarily: “I’m pretty sensitive to small businesses. I was one.” (If he was a sole proprietor, then he was precisely accurate.) The Times suggested #Insleeisms as a has tag.

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